Humanitarian Programme Coordinator

  • Added Date: Monday, 11 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 24 February 2019

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


It is now one year since over 700,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar fled to Bangladesh in what is now one of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Oxfam in Bangladesh is currently managing a large-scale response aiming at ensuring that 300,000 people affected by in the Rohingya crisis can access life-saving gender-sensitive WASH and protection services. Oxfam has been implementing humanitarian response interventions in Bangladesh since 1971.The current set-up of the emergency response includes a number if international experts and a large local team that works engaged in direct implementation and implementation through local partners.

The Role:

You will lead, manage and coordinate Oxfam’s large-scale humanitarian intervention in Bangladesh (Rohingya Refugee Crisis) and transition the emergency response into a medium and longer-term programme. You will be delivering strategic management, representation, coordination, programme management, advocacy and programme support at senior level.

Under line management of the Humanitarian Programme Director, supervise, coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations working with the team in Cox’s Bazar, and line manage the programme, business support and advocacy/campaigns teams based in Cox’s Bazar.

Lead the design and development of appropriate contingency plans, and related preparedness and mitigation strategies, including capacity building initiatives, to ensure Oxfam’s humanitarian mandate can be met at all times;

Regularly review and adapt the response strategy in line with the context to ensure relevance and effectiveness of the response;

What we are looking for:

Post Graduate Degree or Degree with equivalent work experience from a recognized University/college in Humanitarian Assistance or any other related area that can bring added value to the job;

Relevant international experience of 7 - 10 years for Post graduate holders, or 10 years + for degree holders, including budgeting, planning, programme cycle management, preferably in an international NGO/operational UN agency/equivalent, out of which at least 5 years should be supervisory/managerial experience;

Extensive experience in large scale humanitarian programming at senior level and humanitarian management in complex, insecure environments;

Knowledge and understanding of the principles and standards of programming in emergencies, conflict resolution and international humanitarian and refugee law;

Experience of implementing gendered humanitarian interventions;

Excellent communicator with strong written and reporting skills, and an excellent ability to influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and tact;

Ability to work cooperatively in a cross-cultural setting with a number of long distance working relationships across time zones;

Experience in fast-paced and difficult emergency contexts;

Adaptable and able to work under pressure in a demanding and fast-moving environment;

Initiative and motivation to work independently and develop solutions to problems. Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex problems;

Proven ability to work with multi-million budgets, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting.

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 behavior 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.

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.

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