Volunteer - Oxfam
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Job Location||Not Specified|
|Deadline||30 May, 2021|
Position: Volunteer - TROSA
Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) is a five-year regional programme of Oxfam being implemented since 2017 with the vision of reducing poverty and marginalization of vulnerable river basin communities through increased access to, and control over, river related natural resources and reducing vulnerability to river induced disasters. In Bangladesh, the programme works in the Brahmaputra, Jinjiram, Meghna and Teesta river basins with partner organizations CNRS and GUK.
The Volunteer will focus on the following areas:
- Provide documentation support to policy documents and other knowledge materials in consultation with Oxfam
- Translation and Interpretation support to policy dialogue, meetings, webinars, public events
- Undertake Research Work on water governance issues
- Provide support to implement MEAL activities and day to day project operations
- Communicate with implementing partners and related stakeholders related to project deliverables.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for an early career professional or student who is agile and have capacity to work with grassroots partners to mobilize research, capacity building and awareness raising at local level on inclusive water governance.
The Volunteer will work under the TROSA programme from CJNRR portfolio to ensure and achieve the following outcomes of TROSA:
- Government policies and practices at all levels in water resource management are more inclusive of community concerns and meet national and international standards
- Practices of private sector respect community access to water resources actively contributing to reduced conflict
- CSOs increasingly participate in or influence trans-boundary water governance, women's inclusion and resolution of water conflicts
- River basin communities' increasingly influence trans-boundary water governance policies and processes
- Increased influence of women in trans-boundary water governance, policy and processes
- A bachelor's degree in any social, environmental or biological science. Those who have appeared in the finals but result pending, can also apply.
- Knowledge of Contemporary Environmental Justice Issues
- Experience of Voluntary Work, activism and advocacy at the grassroots level
- Excellent Writing Skills in Bangla And English
- Ability to Work Remotely/In Office For 3-6 Months.
- Value alignment for environmental justice, rights-based approach and feminist principles
- Skills in either visual documentation, storytelling, quantitative and qualitative data processing and analysis
- 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 undertake Oxfam's safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible
This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam GB, to act as key contributor to TROSA, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh, Job Type: Volunteer
Salary: We will provide an inspirational remuneration for food and local conveyance purpose BDT. 1,000 (for each working day).
[Only Bangladeshi National are eligible to apply]
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 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.
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.
How to apply:
- Go to: for external applicants:
- For internal applicants:
- Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT7543 complete the online application process
- Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.
Application deadline: 30 May 2021
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.