Gender and Feminist Humanitarian Advisor (INT10475)

The Role:

Enable an effective and principled humanitarian response using feminist approaches. This role will demonstrate leadership among local and national civil society actors, particularly women's rights and relief organizations (WLOs/WROs/RBOs). The aim is to empower these actors with resources, capacity, and agency for active humanitarian response and better preparedness for recovery and reconstruction, with a focus on gender inequality and intersectionality.



  1. Ensure meaningful access and participation of local and national actors, especially WLOs and RBOs, in humanitarian response coordination and decision-making.
  2. Strengthen quality and direct funding opportunities for Ukrainian organizations, facilitating access to various funding types tailored to partner needs.
  3. Support local and national partners in delivering essential services safely and efficiently, contributing to civilian protection.



  • Manage programme cycles with gender transformative actions, partnerships with women’s rights actors, and champion women's leadership and gender inclusion in communications.
  • Guide Phase 2 response transition and implementation using feminist principles and approaches.
  • Provide high-quality advice on gender transformative humanitarian programming, feminist leadership, and partnerships.
  • Lead capacity and resource strengthening initiatives tailored to WLOs and RBOs.
  • Offer matrix support to the Gender Coordinator, focusing on capacity building, partner-led gender roadmaps, technical support on GBV prevention, women’s leadership, gender mainstreaming, external coordination, and learning.
  • Promote learning and knowledge management across the response with partners and external organizations.
  • Represent Oxfam in internal and external forums, update on trends and progress, and contribute to feminist humanitarian advocacy.
  • Foster a feminist working culture and support feminist leadership, diversity, and inclusion initiatives within Oxfam and among partners.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 35% of the time within Ukraine or other Oxfam programme countries.
  • Adherence to Oxfam’s principles and values, promoting gender justice and women's rights.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, gender, child safety, and staff well-being principles.

Join Oxfam in fighting for a feminist and gender-just world. Apply now to make a difference!


We are looking for candidate who has: 


  1. Expertise in Feminist and Gender Transformative Humanitarian Approaches (50%):

    • Extensive knowledge and experience in feminist and gender transformative humanitarian approaches.
    • In-depth understanding of global justice, social change, women’s rights, gender equality, power dynamics, decolonization, and intersectionality.
    • Proven experience in leading or being significantly involved in gender transformative programmes or projects.
    • Ability to design and implement capacity development from a feminist perspective.
    • Experience using gender assessment tools, producing gender analysis reports, and familiarity with international humanitarian standards related to gender (e.g., IASC GIHA toolkit, gender marker, GBViE).
    • Practical experience in gender in emergencies, gender mainstreaming, and gender-focused influencing.
    • Substantial experience partnering with and providing technical support to WROs, WLOs, LGBTQIA+, and minority-led organizations.
    • Strong communication, influencing, and advocacy skills with the ability to articulate gender justice concepts in various contexts.
  2. Humanitarian Crisis Response Experience (10%):

    • Experience in responding to humanitarian crises, particularly in conflict-affected contexts involving IDPs or refugees.
    • Familiarity with coordination bodies, cluster systems, and networking.
    • Experience in partner-led humanitarian responses, promoting local humanitarian leadership (LHL).
  3. Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, and Influencing Skills (30%):

    • Proven ability to develop effective relationships and provide high-quality management and support.
    • Ability to represent the organization strategically in high-profile environments.
    • Strong self-awareness, inter-personal communication, facilitation, and partnership-building skills.
    • Ability to develop and manage institutional relationships across various functions.
    • Experience working collaboratively in multi-cultural teams and strong networking skills.
    • Advisory experience to senior managers, programme staff, and partners with a focus on learning and capacity development.
    • Strong leadership skills with experience in team coordination, stakeholder management, and fostering feminist organizational culture.
  4. Education and Language (10%):

    • Tertiary or higher education in gender, social science, humanitarian, development, or related field.
    • Fluency in written and spoken English.
    • Working knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, or Romanian is a plus.


Key Attributes:

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues.
  • Openness and willingness to learn about feminist humanitarianism, gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, intersectionality, and diversity.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies.

Organizational Values:

  • Accountability: Responsibility for actions and holding others accountable.
  • Empowerment: Enabling change by empowering staff, supporters, and people living in poverty.
  • Inclusiveness: Embracing diversity and ensuring everyone’s contribution is valued.




Our values and 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, 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. 


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


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It's people power that brings about change. To overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity, and inclusion among our staff, partners, and volunteers. We are committed to building a diverse workforce to better tackle global challenges.

To achieve this:

  • We must dismantle unequal power structures within Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring their true selves to work and feel celebrated for their differences.
  • We want and need everyone, including you.



  • Location:
  • Hours:
    40 per week
  • Salary:
    As per Oxfam pay scale
  • Region:
    Emergency Response
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    6 July 2024
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