Regional Roving Protection Advisor - MENA

Closing date

Closing Date Extended to 31 May 2021 @ 23:59 BST

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.

We are an international confederation of 20 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

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The Role

Oxfam International MENA Regional Platform is looking for a Regional Roving Protection Advisor to provide specialist advice on humanitarian protection to support the development and implementation of Oxfam’s work.

Whilst the role will be contractually based from one of the Oxfam MENA office locations there will be an expectation to support multiple countries, which may, where safe and permitted at this time, involve travel between the MENA countries.

Please see the Job Description for further information.

Who we are looking for

  • You will have significant experience in humanitarian response work, preferably in a field-based protection role where you will have worked in an advisory role.
  • You will have experience working in the MENA region and a deep understanding of the culture and context of the Middle East. To support this, you will be fluent in both Arabic and English.
  • You will have a strong understanding of key thematic issues for Oxfam as well as a conceptual and practical understanding of protection and particularly Oxfam’s approach to protection work.
  • You will be committed to and be able to role model Oxfam’s values and feminist principles.

What we offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career.

Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment.

Our 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 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.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization 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.

How to apply

RELAUNCH - Candidates who have applied previously do not need to reapply

Please apply through Oxfam International's website here.