Ended Senior Gender Justice Program Officer Women & (WPS) & (EEW)

The Job


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


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’s work in the MENA region covers 11 countries, including Yemen.


To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering, has been working in Yemen since 1983. Oxfam GB work in Yemen is a long spectrum that includes direct humanitarian intervention, long-term development work and national and international advocacy and campaigns. We seek to integrate these components into ‘one program approach’ to maximize benefit for poor and marginalized people in Yemen.


It is envisaged that this post will be responsible for Women and Peacebuilding Program (WPS UNSCR 1325 and its related resolutions) and Economic Empowerment of Women in conflicted affected governorates component and will work closely with wider team and local partners to create strong synergy between the different elements. This is an exciting and a dynamic position for high calibre individual to support the implementation of Oxfam’s gender justice program in Yemen – with focus on meaningful participation of in peace and recovery processes, protection of women and girls and prevention of sextual gender violence (SGBV)/ violence against women and girls (VAWG) droning conflict and humanitarian crises.


Location:  Oxfam GB Yemen Country Office

Our package: Internal Grade:

Competitive salary package. D1

Contract type:  One-year Fixed Term Renewable

This role reports to:  The Country Gender Justice Program Coordinator.

Staff reporting to this post: N/A

Annual budget for the post:   No direct budget responsibility

Key relationships/interactions:Key   relationships/interactions: protection staff,  Funding/Business Development Manager, Programme Colleagues

Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.


Program Planning, Delivery and Management

  • Take an entrepreneurial approach and work with Oxfam’s partners and other stakeholders in identifying opportunities for effective program actions for women;
  • Play a lead role in the assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation that attain the objectives of the women peacebuilding EEW projects in line with the country strategy, Oxfam values, policies and procedures;
  • Ensure effective, high quality, timey delivery of the project’s priority activities in accordance with the plans agreed with donors;
  • Work closely with gender justice team, policy and advocacy team and other colleagues and partners team in developing, maintaining and assessing the progress against their work plan;
  • Identify, map and carry out capacity assessment for new project partners in liaison with other team members (Partnership, Human Resource, Compliance, Finance, Administration, Logistic Departments);
  • Responsible for drafting partners agreements, agreeing on partners working plans, budgets and capacity building plans;
  • Overall responsible for developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Oxfam partner organizations and networks;
  • Provide necessary programmatic and technical support (advise, coaching) to project and partner team – particularly on new models and approaches within the project;
  • Work closely with the teams to identify the partners’ capacity gaps and identify the capacity building plans accordingly;
  • Participate in proposal development and provide information that facilitates resource mobilization and effective management of relations with donors;
  • Ensure timely submission of quality donor reports in accordance to the Oxfam Donor Reporting Schedule (DRS) timelines;
  • Ensure that projects are implemented in a consultative, participatory and gender sensitive way and meet Oxfam's quality standards;
  • Work closely with other program staff to obtain technical/sectoral/geographic integration of programs;

Program Quality (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) and Advocacy:

  • Ensuring Early authorization of the project contracts as well as other requirements for the partnerships;
  • Update OPAL project as required;
  • Work closely with the MEAL Senior Officer in the development and maintain a clear effective project monitoring and evaluation plan against qualitative and quantitative indicators ensuring that accountability and learning is taking place;
  • Conduct monitoring visits to project sites to meet the partners and beneficiaries for necessary verification the reported progress;
  • Ensure partners teams have an accountability system in place;
  • Work with partners teams to ensure that they are able to carry out adequate analysis, using tools such as stakeholder analysis, power analysis and gender analysis;
  • Develop an influencing / advocacy plan in conjunction with policy and advocacy team;
  • Ensure representation of Oxfam as per agreed influencing/advocacy messages;

Management of Staff:

  • Ensure that project staff is given opportunities for development and training in coordination with the Country Gender Justice Program Coordinator;

  • Support the Country Gender Justice Program Coordinator in developing and maintaining a healthy team environment, coordinating discussions on project implementation strategies;

Active engagement in the Gender Team:

  • As a key member of the Gender Justice Program Team, contribute to development of gender strategy, management and integration of the gender projects;

  • Be proactive in ensuring that Oxfam develops and maintains a positive profile;
  • Proactively participate in Gender meetings, acting as a positive role model for the team;
  • Closely coordinate with and provide technical support to field gender officers;
  • Serve as a country focal point and contribute to the quality implementation of Oxfam’s Global Campaign;

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyse and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated by country gender justice program coordinator;
  • Other responsibilities supporting the teams as requested by the Country Gender Justice Programme Coordinator;


  • 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.


Skills and Competences:

Core Values:

  • Respect Oxfam Values;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example;

Functional Competencies:

  • Good program formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong financial management and prior donor contract experience;
  • The ability to influence positively and advocate on sensitive issues, taking into consideration cultural context;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and writing skills in English and Arabic (essential);
  • Quick to learn, organized and focused on delivery;
  • Ability to travel to different parts of Yemen and abroad;
  • Good knowledge of Women Peace and Security/GBV, UNSCR 1325 including the four Pillars (Participation, Protection, Prevention and Rehabilitation/recovery) and related resolutions and WEE in conflict Situations;
  • Ability to identify and analyse trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
  • Knowledge and skills in computer usage including Word, Excel, Power Point;

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

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.





We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

How to Apply
  • Employer: Oxfam
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 5 February 2020
  • Deadline: 18 February 2020