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Gender Justice Program Manager

Iraq (Iraq)

  • Organization: Oxfam International
  • Location: Iraq (Iraq)
  • Grade: C1 - Both internationally and locally recruited - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Legal - Broad
    • Managerial positions
    • Peace and Development
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - International Law
  • Closing Date: 2021-12-15

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Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.



We are looking for Programme Manager to be taking lead, setting and communicating overall direction in the Gender Justice and Women’s Rights programme as well as working closely and in coordination with the country programme teams to provide technical support to WASH, EFSVL and Protection teams ensuring our intervention is guided by Oxfam's Minimum Standards on Gender in Emergencies, including through safe programming, strong gender analysis and awareness across our humanitarian teams and partners, and meaningful participation of women in the community groups that help us design and evaluate our actions.

The position also provides thought leadership and effective coordination in policy influencing initiatives where relevant while participating in resource mobilization in line with the Oxfam Iraq country strategy.


Our next Program Manager will require:




Programme development and funding


  • Excellent understanding of gender issues in development and humanitarian programming, including key challenges and approaches to mainstreaming gender into programme design and management.
  • Excellent understanding of different aspects of quality programming (for example: partnership, participation, accountability, innovation, gender and monitoring, evaluation and learning) and how these can be incorporated into field
  • Ability to design project and programme documents – including strong knowledge of theories of change (logic models, logical frameworks), contextual analyses (e.g. power, gender, and conflict), budgets, MEAL
  • Ability and experience in leading programme development sessions/workshops.
  • Understanding of programme/project cycle management practices in development programming.
  • Strong technical competence in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Critical thinkingand reflection of lessons learnt in humanitarian and development practice.
  • Results oriented, experience in managing high-value grants and a track-record of leading programme development processes that have resulted in gender-transformative projects/programmes regarded highly by donors. .
  • Demonstrated capacity of successfully fundraising and growing programmes in organisations similar to Oxfam.
  • Knowledge of donor environment, understanding of funding issues in relation INGOs work in emergencies and
  • Creative and innovative approach to promoting Gender Justice and Women’s Rights agenda.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills, ability to translate complex issues into clear workable actions and




  • Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on gender-inclusive and gender-transformative interventions.
  • Excellent people skills, with proven ability to motivate others and work collaboratively, requiring strong self-awareness and inter-personal
  • Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary
  • Ability to travel regularly at short




  • Arabic language
  • Experience working in the Middle-East.
  • Ability to support contextual analysis (including power, gender and conflict analysis).
  • Highly developed strategic planning skills with ability to contribute to programme overall
  • Extensive experience in capacity development role at senior level and ability to facilitate learning and knowledge


We offer


This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in career development, to act as key contributor to gender team, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields activities, training and development, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.


Our values and commitment to safeguarding


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.


How to apply


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  OR


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in this role. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.


About us


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 international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.


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