Roving Protection Coordinator

Jonglei, Juba, Upper Nile & Wau – South Sudan
Full time Staff


Oxfam has been working in South Sudan since 1983, devoted to empowering people against poverty. In 2015, the organisation consolidated its efforts to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and has reached over 1.2 million people across South Sudan with life-saving sustainable assistance. Oxfam has an Emergency and Preparedness Response mechanism responding in hard-to-reach areas responding to critical humanitarian and protection needs.

The aim the Protection Team is to ensure Oxfam has the management, technical and logistical capacity to both scale up and to respond rapidly to major humanitarian emergencies anywhere in the world.

The Role

  • Provide support for the delivery of safe programming in humanitarian and development programmes and integrate basic protection activities into humanitarian responses as appropriate
  • Advise on community based protection programming, including mobilizing, capacity building, and programme development in the field programme
  • Strengthen the humanitarian and development team’s capacity to meet protection and gender minimum standards
  • Provide ongoing strategic protection analysis (including aspects of conflict analysis, gender, and risk management) and lessons from programme experience to inform programme development, implementation and policy/advocacy work
  • Support capacity-building on protection issues for Oxfam staff and partners in the field, linking with national, regional and humanitarian department capacity-building initiatives
  • Support MEAL processes and activities to integrate gender and protection, and to gather lessons relating to these areas
  • Represent Oxfam in coordination meetings and some external relationships
  • The post holder will be expected to undertake regular travel in the country and region

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a proactive and committed individual with experience in protection who:

  • Strong conceptual and practical understanding of protection issues and approaches in both humanitarian development contexts, including the constraints, sensitivities and risks associated with such work
  • Proven involvement in humanitarian response work, preferably in a humanitarian or protection role in conflict or insecure environments
  • Proven experience in the provision of protection technical advice and support to field programs, and skills in staff and partner development, mentoring, and training
  • Strong understanding of protection standards, key sectoral issues and processes including advocacy for protection
  • Demonstrable understanding of the gender dynamics of protection work and ability to implement protection activities with an emphasis on the gendered aspects of conflict, violence and abuse
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills. The ability to work independently as well work as a team player – supporting other departments is essential
  • Solid understanding of monitoring and learning processes
  • Proven analytical skills and strategic thinking, ability to apply professional and ethical standards to data collection and analysis processes, and research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal, influencing, negotiation and representational capabilities. Fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Knowledge of and experience in the South Sudan context
  • Understanding of Oxfam’s approach to and role in protection work including advocacy and campaigning (Desirable)
  • Arabic language skills would be well regarded (Desirable)
  • Experience in participatory research and community based programming (Desirable)

Additional Information:

Location: Jonglei, Juba, Upper Nile & Wau – South Sudan

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 14 August 2018

How to apply:

This is a challenging opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. If you believe that you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job profile and apply online via the link below:

Oxfam is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date: 
14th August 2018