Gender Advisor Humanitarian Support Personnel (INT5219)

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


The Role


The Global Humanitarian Team (GHT) is looking for a Gender Advisor Humanitarian Support Personnel (HSP) to respond effectively and rapidly to major emergencies anywhere in the world, and enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks and stresses.

Be accountable for ensuring community participation shapes programme decisions, actively seek a partnership approach and worked following feminist principles including strong awareness of power dynamics.


Core Details


Location: HSPs: Roving role deployable to Oxfam Programmes worldwide. HSPs work away from their homebase continuously (apart from annual leave days). Deployments to a particular location vary in length from a few weeks to 6 months duration.

Home-based when not deployed.


Salary: £27,963 - £37,095 net per annum. (Net = take home pay. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary)

Oxfam offers a wide range of benefits, including 43 holiday/TOIL, pension, medical cover, insurance, living and accommodation costs during deployments. Please view attachment for more information.


Contract Type: Open ended


Hours of Work:  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: Gender Advisor


Staff Reporting to this role: None


Annual Budget for this role: None




Skills, Experience and Knowledge



  • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to Oxfam’s values, mission and work
  • Knowledge and understanding to global justice, social change, women’s rights and gender equality and commitment to delivering humanitarian work through feminist principles.
  • In-depth knowledge of the factors driving gender inequalities in different contexts with gender/women’s or related field of study at the BA or MA level.
  • Extensive emergency response (in both conflict and natural disasters) and long-term development complex programme/project management with relevant experience in at least 2 developing countries in different regions;
  • Exceptional technical competence in gender equality, women’s rights and reducing Gender Based Violence in humanitarian action and in long term development contexts with gender/women’s or related field of study at the BA or MA level;
  • Good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, standards, guidelines and good practice;
  • Demonstrable understanding and practical experience in campaigns and advocacy work, proposal development, and community development;
  • Proven ability in research both quantitative and qualitative methods, statistical skill set and ability to write and present complex engendered contextual analysis;
  • Strong communication skills, both spoken and written, to engage authoritatively with management, technical staff and non-gender specialised audiences;
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering successful capacity building strategies and coaching teams;
  • Strong influencing skills especially in dealing with country and regional management teams and advisers / managers within GHT;
  • A proven capacity to contribute to multi-disciplinary teams and to work with and influence people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, supportively and respectfully with others in multi-cultural teams and strong networking skills with strong commitment to Oxfam and humanitarian values;
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and critical thinking;
  • Demonstrated tenacity in fast, fluid contexts and insecure environments;
  • Ability to travel to the affected areas in short notice;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English






  • Ability to work in French, Spanish and/or Arabic



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 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.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.


How to apply  

If you would like to find out more about this role and are interested in applying, please click on the link to the job description below and apply via the 'Apply for this Role' link.

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. 

Previous applicants need not apply.

About us


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.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

  • Location:
    Home based
  • Hours:
    Full Time
  • Salary:
    £27,963 - £37,095 net per annum. (Net = take home pay. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary)
  • Region:
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    27 January 2019
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