Gender Officer

Job Overview

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

 Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.

Our Team

Gender team is aimed to work with Oxfam team in Ninewa and Sala Al-Din governorates to ensure gender mainstreaming across the program. The post holder will collaboratively work with program team comprised WASH, EFSVL, and Protection with support functions to provide support on gender cross-cutting theme and obtain the support required to achieve the expected deliverables. Gender team is supervised by program manager and technically supported by the gender justice programme manager at country level.

Job Purpose

To support program team in strengthening the gender mainstreaming in all sectors in Ninewa governorate during emergency response and resilience program. This includes provision clear guidelines on gender, involvement of tools designing, reporting, field visits, support the program team in a regular basis to incorporate gender in all project cycles.

Core Details

Location: The post holder will be based in Mosul.


According to OXFAM Salary scale
Internal Grade: D2
Division Iraq Job Family: Programme
Contract type: Fixed-term

Hours of work:

 40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage
This role reports to: Program Manager (Mosul) with matrix management of Gender Coordinator.
Staff reporting to this post: NA
Annual budget          for the post: NA
Key relationships/interactions: Program team (EFSVL, WASH, Protection and MEAL)
Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


References: Should you be successful and not already employed by Oxfam GB, we will require minimum of two references covering five years of employment history.
DBS checks (for roles based in the UK):

It is a requirement in the UK for a new DBS check at enhanced level for every new member of staff who works directly with, or has regular contact with, children or vulnerable adults in the UK (consistent with DBS guidance and relevant law).


Key Responsibilities


  • Under the technical guidance of the Project Manager and the Gender Justice Programme Manager, the Gender Officer will be responsible for planning and implementing gender mainstreaming activities with program staff at field level, with a special focus on WASH and Protection activities. She/he will ensure the inclusion of gender into all aspects of program planning processes and activities, both with Oxfam and Partners.
  • The Gender Officer will support Program team and Partner staff to implement and monitor activities, making sure that gender mainstreaming is adequately integrated.
  • The Gender Officer will monitor the integration of gender mainstreaming through regular visits to project location, draws attention of the Program team and Partner staff around successes and challenges faced in the program and orient the teams to take corrective measures.
  • The Gender Officer will work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to design and implement gender-sensitive data collection tools, including but not limited to the collection of Sex, Age and Disability Desegregated Data. The Gender Officer will contribute to the definition of the methodology and tools of the internal baseline and external mid-term and final evaluations.
  • The Gender Officer will identify training needs of the Program team and Partner staff and develop and implement a capacity building plan (including training, mentoring, etc.) reflecting Oxfam feminist principles.
  • The Gender Officer will participate in mapping Women’s Rights Organisations and facilitate their participation in project implementation. The Gender Officer will participate in gender capacity assessments of Partners.
  • The Gender Officer will attend the relevant coordination meetings at Governorate level (ie: GBV Working Group, Protection Working Group, etc.), connect with other stakeholders to facilitate orientation of project beneficiaries (especially survivors of GBV) and use the information shared to improve gender mainstreaming in programs.
  • The Gender Officer will provide inputs on gender mainstreaming in the monthly and quarterly Sit Rep and review donors’ reports to ensure gender mainstreaming is properly reported and that the reporting language is gender sensitive.
  • The Gender Officer will participate in research around gender equality to support policy and campaign. The Gender Officer will identify success stories, cases studies, etc. and liaise with the PAC team for their documentation and diffusion.



  • Influencing skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player.
  • Good facilitation skills.
  • Strong communication both verbal and written.
  • Working with other effectively.


  • NA

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

Essential – Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies

– University/College qualification in the relevant field (e.g. Gender or development studies, social sciences or related discipline) or equivalent experience.

– Experience of working in the humanitarian or development sector.
– Good oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic.
– Knowledge and skills in computer usage specially Microsoft office programme (Work, excel and PowerPoint)


– Knowledge of the social context and challenges in promoting gender equality and equity in Iraq.
– An understanding of Gender In Emergency Minimum Standards-Hand Book and the IASC Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action.
– Demonstrated capacity of social and communication skills and ability to work with others and as part of the team.
– Commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality and protection
– Willingness to work in insecure environments and a high level of adaptability and initiative.
– Strongly adhere to Oxfam internal procedure and code of conduct and safeguarding polices.

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