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Gender Officer


  • Organization: Oxfam International
  • Location: Syria
  • Grade: National D2 - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-26


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

The Role

We are looking for Gender Officer that will work closely with program staff and Oxfam partners to ensure gender corroboration and gender  mainstreaming properly addressed as cross-cutting theme in all aspects of program implementation through regular field visits with program staff, community meeting and awareness raising among the beneficiaries in the (Southern or Northern or Eastern hub) and across all project locations per hub

What we are looking for


Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  • Sound judgement
  • Listening
  • Self-Awareness
  • Decisiveness
  • Self-Awareness

    In addition:
  • University Degree – relevant to the position is preferable (e.g. Gender or development studies, social sciences or related discipline).
  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience in a similar function.
  •   Experience working with IDPs other vulnerable populations desirable. 
  •  Experience working with an international organization (such as INGOs, UN agencies or the like). 
  • Competency in use of relevant technology systems (MS Office suite skills).
  • Very good analytical thinking and ability to take sound judgements/decisions and be able to work independently.
  • Fluency in Arabic and English (written and verbal)  



  • Experience working in emergency interventions desirable.
  • Team-working skills.
  • Write reports in English and consolidate the reports into formal English documentation.
  • Prior experience or familiarity with Oxfam and/or persons of concern (including internally displaced persons and refugees-returnees) would be a distinct advantage



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. 


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.


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