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Posted: 14/06/2022 10:28
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: MENA Region (where Oxfam has an office)
Level: Administrative
Deadline: 16/10/2022 23:59
Hours: 40
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

  Closing date: 15th October, 2022 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Location:The candidate should ideally be based in one of the MENA countries and hold the right to work on that country (Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Tunis, Morocco, Algeria, Syria, Yemen, OPT, Turkey). Candidates working from home in other locations where these is an Oxfam affiliate will also be considered if they have strong experience in the MENA region.

Contract: Fixed Term

One Oxfam Grade: C1

Salary and benefits: in line with Oxfam Values and subject to location

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location of the post.

Flexible working: We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a fully or partially home-based

The Role

Oxfam International Roving Regional Protection Advisor to support the development and implementation of Oxfam work by providing specialist advice and support on humanitarian protection.

Please see the Job description for more information

Who we're looking for

  • A minimum of 5 years involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in field-based protection work in conflict or insecure environments as well as experience of working in a senior advisory role in a humanitarian context.
  • Experience working in the MENA region and understanding of the culture and context of the Middle East.
  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and specifically Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy
  • Knowledge and understanding of protection at the field level, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work
  • Analytical skills and strategic thinking
  • Understanding of key thematic issues for Oxfam: GBV in conflict, displacement and refugee issues, livelihoods and protection
  • Strong understanding of gender-related aspects of protection work. Commitment to gender equity, diversity and equal opportunities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Fluent in English. Fluency in Arabic is highly desirable.


  • Experience of providing support to field programs
  • Experience of staff development and training skills


  • Master’s in human Rights, International Humanitarian law, refugee themes

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 a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Please upload and up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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.

We are an international confederation of 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, all working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by our core values:- Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

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. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.


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