Gender Officer (INT9846)

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The Role


The Gender Officer will primarily provide technical assistance and capacity building for the response team to ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance with strong gender mainstreaming. The post will ensure compliance to Oxfam’s GiE Minimum Standards, feminist approach, and relevant sector (inter-agency) standards


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reports to and support Program Manager on gender leadership programmatic, technical, and operational as well as ensuring gender-sensitive workplace.
  • Coordinate and directly work with technical teams (WASH, EFSVL and Protection) in the operation areas to provide technical support on gender mainstreaming and guidance in delivering response
  • programmes in line with Gender in Emergency (GiE) Minimum Standards, feminist approaches, and other Oxfam relevant policies; conduct or follow-up activities that specifically address gender issues in the different technical programmes.
  • Ensure that gender is integrated into MEAL processes; setting of specific indicators for process monitoring and follow-up; advising team in getting gender-specific information through spot monitoring, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and other MEAL processes.
  • Initiate documentation process to capture learning and changes; support team to collect and analyzed sex and gender disaggregated data, utilize gender-sensitive tools and processes of assessments, data collections, and research; initiate regular gender assessments and analysis.
  • Contribute to reporting (e.g., situation report, donor report, project reports, etc.)
  • Staff and partners training, coaching, induction, reflection sessions, field mentoring of Gender in Emergencies to ensure an improved understanding of gender concepts, including feminist principles and their application in humanitarian context taking into consideration the local context. 
  • Proactively contribute to the creation and implementation of gender-targeted actions, and ensure that projects are implemented, and budget utilized as applicable.
  • Coordinate, seek technical guidance, share programmatic and strategic feedback and work with the Country Gender Justice Manager as well.
  • As a focal point/representative of Oxfam on Gender in operation areas for sharing, linking, networking, lobbying, and learning with field teams, as well as Coordination, negotiation, and representation with government authorities, women rights organizations (WROs) civil society organizations, and appropriate regional clusters /sub-clusters and inter-agency coordination groups (e.g., GBV sub-cluster,) as applicable.
  • Provide timely, including written feedback about gender incidents, issues, and aid-related community conflicts to the line and matrix managers an active member of Oxfam’s humanitarian response team; participate in appropriate staff meetings and planning sessions.
  • Other tasks as necessary in agreement with reporting manager and matrix manager


Your commitment to Oxfam

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

What we are looking for

Our next Gender Officer will need to meet the follow requirements:



  • At least 2 years of experience in working on gender issues in humanitarian and development organizations.
  • At least two-years relevant field experience working directly on gender in an emergency.
  • Demonstrated understanding of concepts, principles, and approaches on human rights and women’s rights, gender equality, feminism, humanitarianism, and international development.
  • ability to influence others to increase their knowledge and skills and take actions in order to address gender issues in their sectors, teams, and the workplace.
  • Skills in collecting and analyzing information using participatory research and assessment methodologies with a gender lens.
  • Proven experience in the capacity building using diverse methodologies and approaches.
  • Strong communication skills with good levels of spoken and written English, Somali and Amharic languages.
  • With a high level of adaptability and initiative demonstrated by having the:

                 –  Ability to work independently and develop solutions to problems.

                 –  Ability to work in a multi-cultural team which may include colleagues coming from different backgrounds and geographical                                        locations in and outside the county.

                 –  Willingness to travel to remote field areas for regular support to program teams/partners/ communities.

                  – Provide remote support to field teams/partners when required.

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.


  • Field experience working on gender issues in WASH, EFSVL, protection, and GBV prevention and response.
  • Field experience in implementing gender-targeted actions in a humanitarian setting.
  • Experience in responding to climate-induced disasters and understanding IDP setting.
  • Experience in organizing women’s groups and engaging with men at the community level.

We offer


This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in humanitarian context, to act as key contributor to Oxfam humanitarian response in Yemen, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields etc, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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