Gender Coordinator – Ukraine (INT9958)

  • Contract
  • Ukraine

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


In March 2022, Oxfam launched its response to the influx of refugees and other people forced to flee from Ukraine in Romania, Moldova and Poland. A Programme Management Unit (PMU) was established to provide leadership, oversee, support and provide technical assistance to the response in the affected countries. The PMU is led by the Organizational Lead and includes dedicated advocacy and influencing capacity; business support functions, and a programme quality team with technical support on gender in emergencies, protection, cash and voucher programming, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL), and safeguarding. Oxfam is supporting a partner-led humanitarian response for the assistance and protection of refugees and other vulnerable people from Ukraine and the communities, organisations and authorities that are hosting and supporting them in neighbouring countries. 


The Role:


TEAM PURPOSE: The purpose is to help define, develop and deliver a strategic and high quality programme management support to the Ukraine Country Programme on gender in emergencies and influencing policies and practices including our own, based on learning from the programme.


JOB PURPOSE: To provide both strategic and operational leadership on gender in emergencies (GiE), utilizing intersectional feminist approaches to ensure that GiE is considered in the partner-led programming and embedded in Oxfam direct programming, including gender targeted actions.


Please see the attached job description for the full responsibilities that the Gender Coordinator will undertake and the required skills and competencies.


Location: Ukraine, Kyiv 

Job Type: Fixed Term, 12 Months


What we are looking for



  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values, mission and work and feminist principles
  • In-depth knowledge of the factors driving gender inequalities in humanitarian contexts with tertiary education in gender/women’s, social science, development or related field of study.
  • Experience and knowledge of the international humanitarian sector and an understanding of humanitarian principles, standards and guidelines including Sphere, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standards, IASC Gender in Humanitarian Action, GBV Guidelines, Oxfam GIE Minimum Standards.
  • Experience in working with, advising and influencing senior managers, programme staff and partners, and well-developed ability to facilitate learning, knowledge management and innovative capacity development schemes.
  • Strong communications, influencing and advocacy skills, and demonstrated ability to communicate core gender justice concepts in humanitarian contexts to a variety of audiences and influence attitude to achieving programme goals.
  • Ability to represent Oxfam. Including strong self-awareness and excellent inter-personal communication, facilitation and partnership building skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, supportively and respectfully with others in multi-cultural teams and strong networking skills with strong commitment to Oxfam and humanitarian values.
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English


Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.


Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.



  • Work experience in Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine will be an asset.



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