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Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) – Regional Humanitarian Team

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 23 Jun 2017

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

One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty. Around the world, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them. In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organizations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.


Oxfam is currently undergoing a period of transformational change, which envisions a future where Oxfam is a more interdependent network, driven by knowledge, organized for internal simplicity and globally balanced. Oxfam strives to have affiliates in southern countries that can raise their own funds, run their own programs, make their own alliances with local people’s movements, and lobby their own governments and businesses.

The Horn, East & Central Africa Region (HECA) is one of the poorest and least developed regions of the world, and one of the largest regions where Oxfam works. All ten countries in the region are currently affected by natural and/or man-made humanitarian crises, and this is having an impact on Oxfam’s role in the region. In addition to country specific Oxfam strategies in each of the 10 countries for the period 2015-2019, Oxfam also has a statement of strategic intent for the region, reflecting the key strategic priorities and objectives for the entire region. They include prevention and response to humanitarian crises; enabling women in HECA to claim their social, economic and political rights; supporting the development of civil society, and the improvement of accountable, democratic governance; and supporting the improved resilience of those with vulnerable livelihoods to climate change, insecurity and other risks. The HECA region also hosts the Pan-Africa Programme.

In order to respond rapidly to major humanitarian emergencies in the HECA Region, Oxfam is seeking to recruit for a Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL).

The Role

The post holder will strengthen Oxfam's response to humanitarian emergencies by providing technical guidance for projects/programmes in the EFSVL sector (Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods) . You will be expected to spend approximately 80% of your time deployed to support humanitarian response programmes throughout the region. When not on deployment, you may be required to undertake research project work to document experience and build up institutional learning on aspects of emergencies; participate in audits, evaluations and staff training events.

The person

To be successful in this role you will have significant experience in implementing EFSVL projects/programmes in the framework of large first phase emergencies in both rural and urban contexts. You will have successfully carried out market and food security assessments, including HEA and EMMA and/or similar and you will have a proven record in designing and implementing cash transfer programmes and livelihood activities. You will bring innovative strategic, planning and analytical skills that will allow you to plan responses appropriate to context and community. You are capable to calculate a food basket and estimate value of cash/amount of food required by an individual or a household and you are familiar with the concept of social protection. You will have an understanding of gender dynamics and you will be capable to take these elements in due consideration when designing food security and livelihoods programmes. You will demonstrate to have worked in programmes that contributed to build the resilience of affected populations. You will be able to recognise triggers for slow onset emergencies and effectively communicate data and trends to other relevant stakeholders. You will have proven record of effective programme and people management and strong influencing and negotiating skills; have a strong record in capacity building field staff, including the ability to effectively advise and support field staff. In addition you will be able to work effectively with others in diverse team and withstand heavy workloads.

How to apply:

If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contacts and two referees, preferably your current line managers.

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