Gender & Protection Assistant At Oxfam in Tanzania

By | August 30, 2018

Gender & Protection Assistant (INT4758)
Gender & Protection Assistant
Number of Posts: 1
Location: Kibondo
Contract Type: Fixed (Term 6 Months)
Who We Are
Oxfam in Tanzania’s country strategy 2015-19 envisions empowered citizens with reduced poverty, reduced inequality and injustice with especially women and young people having access to resources and a good quality of life. We want to see evidence of citizens being more aware of and demanding their rights to resources and essential services. We also want to see less policy incoherence and positive changes at national level (policy) and community level (practices, perceptions, ideas and beliefs).
The above vision will be achieved through delivering strategically interrelated goals:
Goal 1: Enhanced Governance and Transparency Transformed power relationships between women, men, government and businesses enabling citizens to demand accountability and advocate for the provision of quality essential services.
Goal 2: Women’s Empowerment -Women are politically, economically and socially empowered to be transformative leaders and change agents within their households and communities.
Goal 3: Tackling Rural Poverty – Oxfam in Tanzania Country Strategy 2015-2019 works towards rural women having access and control of economic resources, including land, and influence over markets and investments to ensure sustainable food security and resilience to disasters, especially those induced by climate change.
Goal 4: Focuses on Oxfam’s capacity and partners to manage humanitarian response and preparedness. Building resilience to climate change and adaptation.
The approach to implementation will be primarily working with partners and allies. Oxfam in Tanzania operates out of three office base(s) (Mwanza; Arusha and Dar es Salaam). The Burundian Refugee response also necessitated opening of the field offices in Kibondo.
To achieve this, OXFAM in Tanzania seeks to recruit suitable qualified Candidate to fill in the following position; Gender and Protection Assistant.
Job Purpose
To ensure that gender and women’s rights are at the heart of Oxfam in Burundi Refugees Response (BRR) and host community program work in the field. The role supports the identification and integration of the gender and protection elements in the humanitarian program; enhancing protection and gender mainstreaming as well as strengthening community structures to prevent and address protection issues
Roles & Responsibilities
Support and participate in assessments including protection analysis, Age, Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming (AGDM)
Support volunteers to ensure that they submit weekly reports for consolidation and sharing.
Mobilise refugees and host community to participate actively in program activities including events and functions.
Participate in trainings tailored towards enhancing capacity of Oxfam staff, partners and community-based structures especially around safe programming and protection mainstreaming.
Build the capacity of volunteers on the facilitation skills, record keeping and report writing.
Support in writing stories related to program development as they relate to gender and protection issues.
Prepare own and volunteer weekly/monthly work plans and provide updates on weekly and monthly basis to inform program activities.
Ensure proper documentation on community led initiatives (meetings, dialogues) ,referrals and meaningful participation of women and men in leadership and program activities.
Perform any other work related to outputs which might be assigned or delegated by the manager
Skills & Competencies
To have a minimum of a Diploma in Development Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work or relevant field,
To have at least one-year work experience in a Non-Government environment, experience in implementing programs for vulnerable groups & women in emergency responses is an advantage.
Good understanding of the camp and host community context and sufficient field experience in similar environment
Ability to consolidate reports from volunteers and share with manager with minimal supervision
A good understanding of and ability to identify and analyse protection and gender issues with previous exposure to gender & protection risk analysis to inform program team/activities
Good communication skills with the ability to interact with a wide range of people, able to communicate in oral & write Kiswahili and English, working knowledge of local languages of the refugees (Kirundi) is an advantage.
Ability to work under pressure and to be flexible in work tasks
Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged and other vulnerable groups.
Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, willing to support and learn
Well organised, with good attention to detail and developed ability to prioritise tasks to meet tight deadlines and organise work in a complex setting
Sympathy to Oxfam values, to be familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross, Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International desire.
Application Procedure
If you believe you qualify for the above post, please submit your application and CV, detailing your experience for the post and include two referees, preferably your current line manager by applying online at You are advised to use advert reference number INT4758 and job title above. The closing date for applications is 9th September, 2018.
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NB: This is a Local Position only qualified Tanzanians residing in Kibondo are allowed apply.
Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of beneficiaries and staff and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post will be subjected to reference checks.