Oxfam recruits 01 Regional Roving Protection Advisor (WAF)
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.
We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.
All our work is led by our core values: Equality, Solidarity, Courage Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here
Oxfam International West African Region is looking for a Roving Regional Protection Advisor to lead protection work in direct support to Oxfam West Africa country teams for humanitarian scale up, provide ongoing support of large humanitarian responses in West Africa and effectively contribute to the development of regional and country level capabilities in protection.
Location: Based preferably in Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, CAR, Senegal or in any country where Oxfam has an office in West Africa.
Please see the job description for further details.
What we’re looking for
- You will have had significant involvement in humanitarian response work, as well as experience working in an advisory role in a humanitarian context.
- You will be able to show strong conceptual and a practical understanding of protection issues, particularly at the field leve, and specifically Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work across the key thematic areas of Oxfam’s work, including but not limited to gender.
- You will demonstrate strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
- You will demonstrate an affinity with and commitment to Oxfam’s values, feminist leadership and a commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies
- Fluency in English and French are essential in order to be successful in this position
What we offer
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment
Our commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior 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.
Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here
How to apply
If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please click the link below to apply:
Please outline in your cover letter how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the role.
Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.