Senior Emergency Food Security & Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) Officer (INT10149)

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The Role:


To supervise and support the implementation of EFSVL activities of DANIDA and YHF projects at the field level with the participation of Oxfam field staff, financial service providers, and local authorities. Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities


Key Responsibilities:



  • To provide support and supervise Oxfam and Partner staff in implementing food security and livelihoods in line with Oxfam policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards according to approved project plans.
  • To play a leading role in implementing and emergency food security assistance and livelihood support to the most vulnerable households
  • To play a coordination role in piloting on enhancing the resilience capacities of vulnerable communities through community-led disaster preparedness and response interventions. This includes organizing training, supporting preparation community disaster prevention and preparedness plans, and supporting and monitoring
  • To provide technical support and participate in building capacity of Oxfam and Partner staff as identified and agreed with the Program Manager to carry out their duties through on-the-job training.
  • To ensure that Oxfam and Partners staff conduct effective community mobilization
  • To lead and work with FSL & WASH teams in conducting stakeholders and community sensitizations, geographical targeting and beneficiary selection for all program components.
  • To lead the selection of target villages and beneficiaries in a participatory way
  • To provide support to staff in the application of participatory methodologies when conducting their work
  • To ensure that EFSVL activities are integrated with WASH and strive for one program approach.
  • Understand and incorporate cross-cutting issues like gender, protection and DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation) into food security and livelihoods improving knowledge of staff, community structures, and beneficiary communities through training/awareness-raising activities.
  • To ensure that monthly market price data are collected, analyzed and reported to inform the program design and implementation as well as the revision of MFB and MEBs by FSAC and CMWG
  • To participate in designing and carrying out food security and livelihoods needs and market assessments  
  • To participate in EFSVL program design/development

Staff management

  • Supervise and support EFSVL and Partner staff in day-to-day activity implementation.
  • To conduct staff performance management in liaison with Human Resources and EFSVL Team Leader
  • Ensure staff have adequate and necessary logistical, human resources and IT support that facilitate their work
  • Ensure staff are familiar with the Code of Conduct and uphold all Oxfam policies, taking disciplinary procedures to those who fail to adhere according to Oxfam guidelines.
  • Identify training needs for staff to improve their capacity and recommend to management and also assist them in accessing the Staff Development Fund (SDF) Scheme. Also participate in staff capacity building trainings conducted internally.
  • Ensure staff respect time and manage staff punctuality and absenteeism issues
  • Ensure effective communication horizontally and vertically through established communication lines
  • Support and collaboratively work with local implementing partners to ensure effective partnerships to deliver on the program at the field level.


Monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date beneficiary database for all food security and livelihoods activities. Ensure gender disaggregated data is always available.
  • Work with MEAL team to ensure that quality monitoring data is timely collected submitted for analysis as planned.
  • Collect regular data from the field documenting lessons and best practices.
  • Participate in EFSVL needs assessments conducted in the areas of operation.
  • To participate in needs assessments (PCVA ) and research activities at field level
  • In collaboration with the project and MEAL team monitor the impact of our work on the people.
  • Ensure that the complaints and feedback mechanisms are in place, the affected population have access to provide their feedback and complaints and the programme is accountable to the affected population through promoting their participation, providing them with information about programme activities and ensuring the beneficiary feedback is used effectively.
  • Participate in any other MEAL activities as and when requested by line manager.


Programme Stakeholders

  • Be fully aware of all programme stakeholders and develop effective relationships with them.
  • Represent Oxfam co-ordination meetings with the government and other key stakeholders.
  • Create good working relationship with stakeholders in areas of operation.
  • Network with other INGOs and CSOs working in same Governorates and raise alarm in case of overlapping.
  • Regular contact and feed backing to stakeholders on programme activities and achievements.
  • Advocate for vulnerable communities at district and sub-district levels as necessary.



  • Compilation of quality situational reports received from Oxfam and Partner staff and timely submission to EFSVL Team Leader Program Manager, Sadaa
  • Be fully aware of programme indicators, results and targets and also ensure staff have increased knowledge through working with MEAL and EFSVL Team Leader
  • Contribute to writing of assessment reports.
  • Together with MEAL team, present findings of assessments carried out to the Oxfam and Partner staff.
  • Contribute to preparation of any other reports as requested by Supervisor.
  • Submit weekly project progress report using a project tracking matrix (Excel sheet) and a simple narrative.
  • Report on a daily basis to Technical Team LeaderCoordinator.
  • Contribute to preparation of any other reports as requested by line manager.

What we are looking for:



An ideal candidate for the role will have:



  • First degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably in International development, Sociology, Agriculture, Social studies, Microenterprise development) or substantial community development experience.

    • At least four years of experience in appropriate community mobilization, livelihoods, public health and/or cash programming in early recovery setting.
    • Experience in staff management.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic language. 
    • Proven experience in community action planning processes and in working with partners. Understanding of OGB partnership policies an added advantage
    • High level of commitment and willingness to work in a harsh environment
    • Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively, using owns initiative with limited direct supervision as well as a working effectively as a team player.
    • Proven assessment and analytical skills and the ability to produce written and verbal reports succinctly
    • Knowledge and experience of promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam GB’s work.
    • High level of interpersonal and communications skills.
    • Considerable experience of training and capacity building and ability to carry out training needs analysis and develop capacity building strategies based on this analysis. Mentoring and coaching skills.
    • Strong commitment and sympathy to Oxfam aims and values – which are inclusiveness, diversity and accountability. This also includes commitment to Equal Opportunities (e.g.: gender, race, disability).



  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive and responsive to a continuously changing environment
  • Ability to deliver and achieve good quality Results   in a difficult working environment
  • Ability to supervise a field team& national partner with a focus on a timely delivering in a good quality.  
  • The ability to remain calm while dealing with conflicting priorities and working under pressure
  • Build and maintain a reputation in line with humanitarian standards and acceptance for your ,team and partner  work.
  • The ability to take measures to do no harm and to minimize risks for your organization, partners and the communities you work with


At interview, shortlisted candidates will also be assessed on our values and organisational attributes, as outlined in the attached Job Profile.



We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  



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