Project Intern – Entrepreneurship

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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, 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 organisation 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

Oxfam in Iraq is working with more than 20 local/national NGOs across the country that had allowed the expansion of our geographic and thematic scope and enriched our knowledge of context and dynamics, as well as building and strengthening capacity in local humanitarian leadership (LHL) and working with other local and international actors to transform the humanitarian system to be more flexible and agile and be locally-led.

Oxfam in Iraq supported 15 local and national partner organizations across five governates (Salahuddin, Anbar, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Diyala) to build their institutional and thematic capacities through the SIDA funded project “Building local humanitarian leadership (LHL) for effective and efficient humanitarian response” 2018-2021. Oxfam is investing in LHL campaign and network strengthening through projects supported by Oxfam America (project “Aid Hero Campaign) and Wellspring (project “Strengthening LHL network in Iraq). In addition, Oxfam in Iraq is working with a number of local and national actors including NGOs, government authorities, women rights organizations, youth and volunteers organizations, and networks etc.

The partnership team leads and facilitates the LHL and transformative partnerships work across different projects and programs in the country and provide support to the Oxfam field offices as well as the partners we work with. The team focuses on the following key objectives:

  • To facilitate the strengthening of transformative partnerships in Oxfam in Iraq with a focus on equality and diversity
  • To uphold the principles of partnerships and commitments in the Charter for Change
  • To strengthen the local humanitarian leadership among local and national humanitarian actors in Iraq

Job Purpose

Implementing emergency food security, livelihood and cash transfer programs under the supervision of Project Officer, and Project Manager To implement activities in programs under Emergency Food Security, Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) and Cash Programming as key member of the EFSVL & Cash team in Oxfam’s areas of operation in Baghdad, Iraq.  Key areas of intervention include, but not limited to cash, small business grants for assets recovery, and micro businesses activities, technical and vocational skills training, Job Placement and employability trainings, and business management trainings.

Core Details

Location: Baghdad, with some travel to Diyala – Iraq


According to Oxfam Iraq Salary Scale for interns
Internal Grade: Intern
Division National Job Family: PROGRAM
Contract type: Service Contract (Three months).

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: Project Officer
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Annual budget          for the post: N/A
Key relationships/interactions:
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 a 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 an 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


  • Implementation of emergency food security, livelihood, and cash programming activities within the project timeframe and quality standards, with a special focus Business Management Training, Supporting beneficiaries with developing business plans, business plan evaluation, physical verification of beneficiaries’ assets, preparing BoQs of the required items for business support kits, supporting the logistic team in procurement of these items, and delivery of the required items to the beneficiaries.
  • Participate in field-level assessments including, but not limited to, need assessment, HH vulnerability assessment, and other types of assessment as assigned by the team leader.
  • Identification, registration, and verification of vulnerable households and individuals as per the approved selection criteria.
  • Vendor/shops identification and market actors to participate in the food security, livelihoods, and Cash and Voucher activities as per the standard market/vendor identification tools.
  • Follow the standard procedures for cash and voucher interventions, including compliance with relevant policies and criteria relating to Emergency Food Security, Vulnerable Livelihoods, Cash and Voucher programming, including best practices and donors’ policies.
  • Ensure proper community engagement and clear communication with the community.
  • Strict compliance to cash transfers SOPs and policies as per the Oxfam’s internal standards, donors, and international humanitarian standards.
  • Maintain the records of all the activities under EFSVL and Cash Programs: Master Beneficiary List, Actual Beneficiary Distribution Lists, Community Meeting Minutes, attendance sheets, pre & post-tests, and other related documentation of the project activities.
  • Work closely with MEAL staff, conduct monitoring of all activities post-distribution, and collate information to share with other staff.
  • Visit vendors for data collection and other cash-based programming related activities.
  • Provide general support to field team.
  • Any other business required by the management.

Skills & Experiences

  • Good knowledge in business management, entrepreneurship, and marketing.
  • Motivated and Excited to join Oxfam team, and to have a field level experience in the business development sector.
  • Ability to work effectively with others, adaptable and flexible.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work sensitively with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to improve planning, coordination, and reporting skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluently in Arabic, both written and spoken.
  • Good in English, both written and spoken.
  • Commitment to Oxfam values.


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



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