Volunteer (Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA))


Dhaka, , BD

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

Transboundary Rivers of South Asia (TROSA) programme has been initiated by Oxfam in 2017, with support of the Government of Sweden. Bangladesh component of the programme has been named ‘Transboundary Rivers for Our Sustainable Advancement’.

The Role

  1. Improved policies and practice of governments that protect the rights of communities living along the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Salween river basins to water resources.
  2. Improved policies and practices of the private sector and other actors that respect the rights of river basin communities to water resources.
  3. Strengthened capacity of river basin communities and civil society to influence trans-boundary water resource management.
  4. Strengthened women’s voices in decisions on water management and water infrastructure.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a competent person who will work to reduce poverty of river basin communities through increased access to, and control over, riverine water resources.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in river basin communities, to act as a key contributor to trans-boundary water resource management, to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their water infrastructure fields, etc.

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 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply

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.  OR

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in water resource management. Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

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.