Qualifications & Preferred Skills

skills, experience and knowledge


  • University/College qualification in the relevant field (e.g. Gender studies, social sciences or related discipline) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working in the humanitarian or development sector.
  • Experience of working with/supporting local partners.
  • Experience in working with community volunteers and committees.
  • Experience in delivering capacity building and training of local actors.
  • An understanding and sensitivity to conflict, poverty, rights-based approach gender and diversity issues, and Do No Harm principle.
  • Personal qualities that ensure effective work with communities as well as self-management, including flexibility, respect for others, and sense of humour.
  • Demonstrated capacity of social and communication skills and ability to work with others and as part of the team.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English, Arabic and Kurdish.
  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to think innovatively and operate strategically.
  • Willingness and eager to learn about organizational and financial procedures.
  • Commitment to a rights-based approach, gender equality and protection.
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural team.
  • Flexibility, stamina and ability to work under pressure and beyond regular working hours if necessary.
  • Willingness to work in insecure environments and a high level of adaptability and initiative.
  • Willingness and fitness to travel and stay in the field for sustained periods of time.
  • Knowledge and skills in computer usage.

This job description is not incorporated into the employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussions with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate the achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review process.


Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

How To Apply

OXFAM is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


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.

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