at Oxfam Great Britain
Location Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted December 27, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


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 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers 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.

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


Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and humanitarian issues.

Job details

DIVISION: OperationsTEAM: Programme   
LOCATION: Gambella, EthiopiaCONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract for one (1) year with possibilities of contract extension
GRADE: National D2                      JOB FAMILY:  Programme
SALARY: As per Oxfam benefit packageHOURS: 37.5 per week

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage


The Humanitarian and resilience team is responsible for the strategic development, management and intervention of the country Humanitarian and resilience program. Supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally, continentally, and globally through ensuring Humanitarian program alignment to the key strategic objectives and program standards.


The Sr. Institutional Capacity building Officer will be based in Gambella and responsible for comprehensive capacity need assessment, enhancing competence of LNGOs and RLG/RLOs, civil society organization’s engagement and provide technical support for organizational strengthening including financial viability and fund raising to achieve the project goals, objectives, outcomes and outputs under the overall guidance and management of Project Manager.

POST HOLDER REPORTS TOProject Manager     

Project Management support  

  •     Conduct comprehensive capacity assessment for LNGOs and RLG/RLOs.
  • Develop comprehensive capacity development plan in consultation with partners.
  • Support LNGOs and RLG/RLOs that all required policies and procedures are in place.
  • Support LNGOs and RLG/RLOs to enhance their organizational governance and management system.
  • Support LNGOs and RLG/RLOs project proposal development through provision of constructive feedbacks on their project proposals.
  •  Support the creation and coaching of consultation platforms among LNGOs and RLG/RLOs
  •  Provide technical support for compliance issues and coach partners to come up with solution/s for issues related to compliance

Administrative support

  • Provide required administrative support to the projects on workshops and other capacity building meetings.
  •     Support in the development and implementation of the project plans.
  •  Ensure proper documentation of training and workshop documents.
  •     Demonstrate strong inter-personal and collaborative skills.
  •  Support the project team in developing advocacy and awareness materials.
  •  Develop TOR for capacity building training.
  •  Contribute to develop tools, manuals and training resources needed for project implementation
  • Other tasks as assigned by the line manager and other project team members.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Person specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:


Our Values

  • Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
  • Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.


1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality.2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.


3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here.

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment

SKILS, Experience, Knowledge & Competencies


  •  BA in Social Science (Project Management, Development Studies, sociology, Management, and other related fields)
  •   Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience in capacity building, training material development, project management, Partnership engagement, advocacy and influencing work.
  •   Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of team
  •   Ability to work independently
  •  Familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross/Crescent Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, CHS and SPHERE principles
  •  Experience working with partners.


    Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic

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