UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. 

UN Women in Bangladesh supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 was launched in 2021 and the corresponding UN Women Bangladesh Strategy Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in Bangladesh, has also been finalized. The country strategy focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya refugee crisis response. The speed and scale of the influx of refugees resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency in 2017, which has become protracted. In order to help efforts led by the Government of Bangladesh to respond to the unprecedented level of influx, UN Women has developed a response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women and girls in the host communities affected by the refugee influx in Cox’s Bazar. The objective of the programme is to ensure protection, empowerment, as well as equitable and safe access to and benefit from humanitarian assistance, information, livelihoods and learning opportunities, for the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya women while assisting them to live with dignity, supporting  male engagement with gender equality considerations to advance gender equal relationships in the community. The programme also promotes women’s participation and leadership in the camps and host community, prevention and improved response to gender-based violence, and peace and social cohesion building between the refugees and host community. UN Women further works in host communities in Cox’s Bazar Teknaf and Ukhiya upazilas to promote women’s leadership and socio-economic empowerment as a means for social cohesion, recovery, and resilience building. UN Women is also conducting capacity strengthening and engagement initiatives with Camps-in-Charge and the police to be better equipped to address Rohingya women’s and girls’ needs, constraints and demands.  UN Women co-chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group for the Rohingya Refugee Response with UNHCR to promote gender-responsive humanitarian action across the humanitarian coordination system and humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar. The Sub-office in Cox’s Bazar was established in January 2018 to implement and manage the programmes in Cox’s Bazar.

As part of its activities, UN Women is supporting community outreach activities by Rohingya female and male volunteers in the refugee camps, with the support of UN Women Gender Field Officers (GFOs). Volunteer activities seek to engage community members on gender equality issues, and to empower women and men, girls and boys in the camps through gender awareness and skills needed for gender equal relationships to counter gender-based risks of abuse, violence and neglect in their communities. 

Young men and adolescent boys constitute a large group in the Rohingya refugee camps. Many have been exposed to, or are at risk of violence, and need support to build up their competencies to adapt to the challenging circumstances in the camps. As well, men and adolescent boys have influencing power among their peers to change regressive behaviours and harmful practices into transformative gender norms and behaviours which will ultimately improve the wellbeing of women and girls. 

Against this backdrop, UN Women is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated male Gender Field Officer (GFO) for a Camp-in-Charge (CiC) in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The male GFO will join the UN Women GFO Team reporting to the Programme Analyst – Women’s Empowerment and Governance, with matrix supervision by the Gender-Based Violence Specialist, Cox’s Bazar. 

The GFO will provide strategic and technical input and advice on gender across the work of the CiC with the aim of strengthening the integration of gender considerations in the CIC’s work, reporting to the CiC on a daily basis. Furthermore, the GFO will provide advice and support to UN Women female GFOs (5) on how to engage with young men and adolescent boys in the camps while learning from them how to address the needs and concerns of Rohingya women and girls, under the supervision of the Programme Analyst – Women’s Empowerment and Governance; and will provide capacity development support, coaching and guidance to UN Women male volunteers in the Rohingya refugee camps. The GFO will report on programme progress and challenges on a weekly basis to the Programme Analyst – Women’s Empowerment and Governance and ensure monthly or bimonthly meetings with the CiC on progress and challenges.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to Camps-in-Charge (CiCs) and relevant humanitarian actors on gender equality and empowerment of young men and adolescent boys 

  • Provide inputs and advice on critical gender issues and male engagement in gender equality efforts to the regular work of the CiC, CiC team and Camp Managers/SMSD teams on a daily basis; reviewing and contributing to SMSD plans and activities, and reporting identified gender issues and coordinate follow-up action;
  • Conduct camp level gender training/orientations/workshops for CiC staff, Camp Managers, SMSD staff and other camp level humanitarian actors based on identified capacity needs and gaps (in line with SM Capacity sharing and Gender Hub material);
  • Conduct training/orientation/mentoring for volunteers and support them to conduct regular meetings/consultations/outreach with the Rohingya community, recommending approaches for engaging young men and boys in advancing gender equal relationships within their communities and to raise knowledge and awareness related to recognition of gender-specific practice needs and strategic interests of women and men, girls and boys;
  • Organize dialogue sessions among the CiC, Majhis, religious leaders and other influential persons and actors, on gender parity and critical gender equality issues in the camps;
  • Support ensuring women’s participation in community representation efforts at camp level, including through mobilizing men to advance gender responsive approaches, conducting consultations with young men and adolescent boys to identify needs, barriers and gaps.   

2. Support monitoring, reporting and accountability mechanisms for gender-responsive humanitarian action at camp level in Rohingya camps, Cox’s Bazar 

  • Act as the UN Women focal point for all CiC related activities and issues taking place at the camp level;
  • Conduct regular monitoring at the camp level to identify key gender issues, gaps, constraints, complaints, demands, needs and challenges, as well as good practices and initiatives;
  • Specifically, collect and summarize data and analysis related to the gender specific needs and priorities of young men and adolescent boys in the Rohingya refugee camps where UN Women is supporting CiCs.Report/refer identified gender issues to relevant actors/systems;
  • Support CiCs and Camp Managers for effective referral of gender-related cases/complaints reported through referral pathways (e.g. to Police, protection actors, etc);
  • Support strengthening existing complaints/feedback and referral mechanisms (e.g. information hubs) to ensure they are gender-responsive based on consultations with women and young men;
  • Provide monthly reports to UN Women and CiCs on overall work;
  • Provide inputs to UN Women quarterly/annual and donor reports.

3. Support capacity development initiatives for male volunteers to enhance positive masculinities

  • Conduct consultations with young men and adolescent boys to identify gender issues that would benefit from skills building and behavior change efforts to enhance positive male role models within the community;
  • Organize capacity development and other activities for male Rohingya refugee volunteers to empower young men and boys to take action to advance gender equal, peaceful relationships within their community and build up their life skills regarding sexual and psychological health, self-growth, and communication skills.

4. Provide technical support and contribute to inter-agency/stakeholder coordination on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

  • Participate in regular camp and sector coordination meetings at camp level to provide inputs and coordinate action on gender issues;
  • Coordinate regularly  with Camp Managers, SMSD, Protection/PSEA actors and all key sectors to ensure follow-up action to address identified gender issues;  
  • Participate in CiC meetings/consultations with police, community leaders, majhis, imams, Camp Managers, SMSD and overall humanitarian actors to highlight gender issues;
  • Participate in regular CxB GiHA WG meetings on a rotational basis to report on gender issues. 

5. Provide inputs to advocacy, partnership building, knowledge building and communication efforts to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls at camp level in Rohingya camps, Cox’s Bazar

  • Advocate for gender equality and human rights issues for Rohingya refugees, in line with normative frameworks, policies and principles, and based on consultations and monitoring conducted, through liaison with CiCs, Camp Managers, SMSD, UN Women, and humanitarian actors;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events at the camp level, e.g. for International Women's Day, 16 days of activism, World Humanitarian Day etc.;
  • Provide inputs to UN Women communication, research, and knowledge products at the camp level as relevant. 

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality reporting, monitoring and tracking of results on progress against agreed work plans;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely and quality support provided to Camps-in-Charge at the camp level and to Rohingya volunteers, including on engagement of young men and boys in promoting gender equality;
  • Timely and quality reporting of field level issues, gaps, challenges, response etc.;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders and communication with other agencies and partners in the field at camp level;
  • Quality of and timely organization of events/trainings;
  • Quality of advocacy initiatives with CiCs, partners and Rohingya women and men;
  • Timely and quality inputs to UN Women work plans and reports.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement.

Functional Competencies 

  • Programme implementation & monitoring skills;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of gender issues in humanitarian action;
  • Knowledge of interventions that effectively involve men and boys to promote gender equality and related issues.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, or a related field is required;
  • A higher-level academic degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Bachelor level university degree.


  • At least 6 years of relevant work experience in humanitarian and/or development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring, and reporting focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience of gender transformative norm changing interventions by engaging men and boys;
  • Experience of training with government officers on gender-responsive service;
  • Experience working with Rohingya women and girls and/or men and boys and in refugee/displacement camp setting is an asset;
  • Experience working with UN agencies will be an asset;
  • • provision, accountability and justice mechanisms will be an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, and Bangla is required;
  • Chittagonian and Rohingya language skills will be an asset.

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