Gender Project Manager – Masarouna

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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 and adults. 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.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.



About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.



Oxfam’s programme has been established in 2014 in response to the ISIS conflict in Iraq. During the past few years the programme was built around the delivery of lifesaving humanitarian assistance, recovery assistance, and promotion of women’s rights. At present Oxfam is renewing its strategy that will focus in 2021-2026 on the following goals: 1) Humanitarian response, under which we envision all Iraqis who are conflict-affected and/or disaster-affected to have access to essential life-saving support in a timely, effective, accessible and appropriate manner; 2) Governance, under which we envision Iraq to have equal access to services and opportunities for all people, whereby equal distribution and control of resources and meaningful participation can build resilient and sustainable solutions for the future; and 3) Equality, under which we envision an equitable and just society where women and people in all their diversity, live free from violence, enjoy ownership and control of resources and participate in decision-making processes across all spheres.


In order to serve these three objectives, Oxfam work aimed to integrate the following key sectors together for every intervention in a given location:

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods
  • Protection of Lives and Rights of Civilians
  • Gender Justice and Women’s Rights
  • Advocacy and Media work


Under its Equality goal, Oxfam is particularly seeking to strengthen the women’s empowerment movement by supporting Women’s Rights Organisations and their agenda. Using a transformative leadership for Women’s Rights and rights-based approach approach, our programme focuses on: Women, Peace and Security, Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Women’s Economic Empowerment.

The position of Gender Project Manager will be part of the Gender Justice Programme team.



Job Purpose

As part of the Iraq Response Innovation Lab (IRIL), the Gender Project Manager will be responsible for carrying out activities related to the project Masarouna in Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The objective of Masarouna is to build a free and inclusive environment supporting young people to achieve their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Masarouna’s Project Manager will provide technical support to and close monitoring of local partners to ensure program deliverables are achieved and donors’ regulations are respected and documented.

Core Details

Location: Erbil
Our package:

Internal Grade:

As Per Oxfam Salary Scale – depending on experience.

C2 Global

Contract type: Fixed Type

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: Gender Justice Programme Manager
Staff reporting to this post: Masarouna project team
Annual budget for the post:  
Key relationships/interactions: Gender Justice Programme Manager, Masarouna project team, IRIL manager and team, local partners.
DBS checks (for roles based in the UK): N/A
Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


key Responsibilities

Project lead, delivery and monitoring

  • Take overall project management leadership and responsible to carry out implementation of project activities within approved project plans, budget, and duration.
  • Provide project management and operational support to project team to run the project activities effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop overall project documents including detailed implementation plans, budget and spending plans, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) plans, procurement plans and ensure the implementation of these plans.
  • Keep tracking of project progress against approved implementation plan and update management about progress, bottlenecks causing delays in delivery, challenges encountered and suggested solutions.
  • Ensure project deliverables are achieved as stipulated in project design maintaining the Oxfam’s program quality standards and expectation of relevant stakeholders.
  • Conduct detail review of BvA on a regularly basis and advise on budget and implementation plans’ adjustment accordingly.
  • Hold full responsibility to ensure Oxfam’s Programme Management system (OPAL) is updated for the assigned project.
  • Work with MEAL team for monitoring and evaluating the project regularly, ensuring community participation as appropriate, as well as accountability towards communities;
  • Follow up on MEAL activities and findings ensuring that learning from monitoring and evaluation is included and strategies and project implementation are adapted accordingly;
  • Ensure that risk management and contingency planning is included at all stages of the project;
  • Identify and work closely with relevant external stakeholders (institutional at different levels, from the humanitarian architecture and from civil society) in the overall implementation of project activities. This will include internal coordination at governorate level with Oxfam’s area Programme Managers, Gender Justice Programme team and Policy, Advocacy and Communication team, and externally regular meetings with various stakeholders to establish and maintain cooperation relations.


  • Develop project progress reports for the donor in collaboration with project staff, GJ Programme Manager, funding team and support teams. Ensure narrative reporting and financial accounting meet Oxfam and donor’s requirements;
  • Prepare monthly situation reports (financial and narrative) to update management on progress achieved, plans, changes in direction and challenges encountered.

Contributions to GJ Programme Strategy, Networking and Influencing

  • In close cooperation with the GJ Programme Manager, contribute lessons learned, ideas, evidence and contextual information to continuously inform the development, operationalisation and realisation of the GJ Programme Strategy, and participate in strategic events for the programme as a member of the GJ team.
  • In close coordination with the GJ Programme Manager and Gender and Policy Coordinator, liaise with peers in other agencies and organisations and represent Oxfam in coordination forums organised by civil society and Government authorities;
  • In close coordination with the GJ Programme Manager and Gender and Policy Coordinator, contribute with project-related inputs to develop advocacy and policy positions and national and international awareness-raising on gender equality.

Essential – Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies


  • University graduate in a relevant field (gender studies, social sciences, public health, political science, etc)
  • Proven working experience of at least three years in development or humanitarian programming
  • Good knowledge and practice of project cycle management, running assessments, monitoring and evaluation and providing capacity building
  • Proven experience working with local partners; experience of capacity building plans is a strong asset;
  • Experience in advocacy for SRHR, including for the respect of sexual diversity and working with feminist movement and activists; Commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality and protection;



  • Fluency in English, Kurdish and Arabic

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