Protection Coordinator

from Oxfam GB
Closing date: 31 Aug 2019

Job Description

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

The Role

Oxfam GB is looking for an experienced Protection Coordinator to develop and provide technical leadership for a large and innovative protection programme for Oxfam’s Rohingya Response. The role will support the delivery of the protection programme and provide specialist protection advice to support the management and advocacy of Oxfam’s position on the Rohingya crisis.


Programme Implementation

· Develop the protection strategy against the Cox’s Bazaar Response and Resilience Programme 2019 – 2021 and adapt against the ongoing and changing context;

· Ensure resources through fundraising efforts for protection programming by supporting the development of proposals and donor relationships and ensuring that this is aligned with the response strategy;

· Provide Technical support to the teams through the Area Managers in ensuring the delivery of protection activities and providing further technical support to Protection Team Leaders and field teams;

· Provide technical support to other sectoral programmes/teams particularly on safe programming and programme risk analysis;

· Provide technical tools and guidance to protection field teams in organizing community-based protection activities;

· Lead on protection assessments both internally and externally, as needed;

· Ensure that protection field teams and other field teams are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs;

· Develop protection input for Oxfam SitReps;
Specialist Protection Support

· Provides specialist protection advice and support affecting refugees and host communities impacted by the Rohingya crisis for the Country Director, Humanitarian Director and Humanitarian Programme Coordinator (Response Lead), particularly on issues relating to refugee rights, protection data management and safe programming;

· Maintain an ongoing analysis of protection concerns within the overall response and provide recommendations on addressing these.

· Provide Advocacy, Policy, Communications and Media Teams protection policy support on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis;

· Develop tools to support protection-related advocacy researches and surveys in coordination with the Advocacy, Policy, Communications and Media Teams

Protection monitoring

· Develop tools for the implementation of protection monitoring and provide technical support and guidance to field teams in undertaking this;

· Support the analysis of protection issues affecting Oxfam’s areas of coverage and endorse protection monitoring reports for sign-off to the Humanitarian Programme Coordinator.


· Actively attend and advocate Oxfam’s position in relevant external meetings, ensuring Oxfam’s involvement and engagement;

· Coordinate with Oxfam teams to ensure tracking of emerging protection concerns and feeding back to relevant stakeholders;

· Develop lines of communication and close collaboration with the WASH, EFSVL, Gender and Partnership teams and contribute to a coordinated humanitarian response

· Liaise with programme support teams to support area managers in the delivery of resources required to complete programme delivery;

· Represent Oxfam with key protection actors such as ICRC, UNHCR, IOM, OCHA and actively participate in the Protection Cluster and relevant Areas of Responsibility.

· Assess the training needs of the field protection teams, develop and maintain a capacity building plan that reviews progress of capacities;

· Provide trainings in safe programming for Oxfam staff and partners as required.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced Protection Coordinator with the knowledge and capacity to develop community-based protection approaches to improve the conditions of communities affected by this crisis

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam GB, to act as key contributor to Rohingya refugee response programme, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their Humanitarian fields, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

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:

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.

• Go to:

· for external applicants:

· for internal applicants:

· Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT5858

· Complete the online application process

· Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date 31 August 2019.

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.