Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Regional Protection Advisor

Regional Protection Advisor

HECA Regional Management Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Fixed term (1 year). Salary range: GBP. 25,094 – 33,938 per annum, net (take home pay)

About Oxfam 

Poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s just plain wrong….that’s why at Oxfam we fight poverty at its roots, with simple, smart solutions. We combine emergency response work, long-term development programmes and campaigning for lasting change.
The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda.
The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi. We have a mandate to provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes across the region in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.

The role 

We need one who can be the main point of reference in the region, to provide specialist protection advice on Oxfam’s approach to and work on protection. That means having very strong analytical skills on conflict, gender aspects, risk management and coherence with global protection objectives.
You will continually be required to capacity build on protection issues.  You’ll be supporting Oxfam’s, advocacy and campaigning on protection, conflict and security issues within the framework of its Rights in Crisis Campaign.

What we are looking for 

It is elemental that you have substantial years of being involved in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-base protection work in conflict or insecure environments.
You will need to be one with strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues, specifically Oxfam’s approach.

An extensive understanding of constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with protection work at field level is key. Sound analytical and strategic thinking skills added to solid knowledge of gender-related aspects of protection work will be required.

Do you have a broad understanding of Oxfam’s thematic issues on gender-based violence in conflict, peacekeeping, displacement and refugee issues, livelihoods and protection? Your ability to speak and write in French and English will be needed for the critical communication element of the role.

To apply, please send your application online using INT.6422. The closing date for applications is 12 August
2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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