Ended EFSVL Team Leader

The Job

JOB TITLE: Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) Team Leader

LOCATION: Hajja and Hodiedhah

JOB FAMILY: Programme

SALARY: As per salary scale

LEVEL: National C2

OXFAM PURPOSE: To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering

TEAM PURPOSE: To ensure food security and contribute to livelihoods recovery of the affected population in Yemen.

JOB PURPOSE: To plan and to implement a large food security and cash programme in part of one governorate.


Post holder reports to: Programme Manager

Staff reporting to this post: EFSVL Officers, Senior Officer.

BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Regular budget tracking, monitoring, management related to target of EFSVL team activities Vs achievements Vs expenditures.


  • Managing/ supervising resources within defined boundaries or a specialist area, which may include people, assets and/or budgets.
  • Providing professional advice to senior managers on areas of work covered in their remit.
  • Influences the development of strategy and ensures and supports operational implementation.
  • Develops solutions to diverse and complex problems within organisational policy.
  • Interprets and applies operational and specialist information in a variety of formats from a variety of sources.
  • Flexibility to anticipate and resolve challenges within corporate or divisional parameters, with moderate scope.
  • Decisions are made, with a specialist/ divisional context, to further the objectives of Oxfam and the division with reference to the external HR environment.
  • Impact of this role is significant within the department and division(s), and could have some impact Oxfam-wide.
  • Contribute to and influence operational planning.
  • Influence managers, staff and volunteers in Oxfam and develop effective networks with external bodies.
  • Organise learning and development opportunities for staff to achieve corporate goals·
  • Working with Staff Representatives for the organisation


  • Support to work out a phased plan for scale up of cash transfers for the specific field location in light of existing capacities.
  • Team management  and provide day to day support to the field team
  • Orient and translate EFSVL guidelines (prepared by EFSVL Coordinator) and tools based on the reality in field location. This includes sharing the guidelines and tools with field staff in a manner that is easily understood and followed by field staff.
  • Support to the field team to identify right beneficiaries and distribution mechanism, developing accountability mechanisms in the field, community organisation process in support with MEAL
  • Close monitoring of food security and nutrition situation
  • Engage with relevant external stakeholders in the field locations to share information and influence thinking on EFSVL.
  • Work with Oxfam team to ensure that programme is implemented in line with Oxfam policy and agreed standards (as per approved project plans).
  • To work with the WASH to jointly develop the implementation strategy and approach for the EFSVL programme in the governorate.
  • Together with the WASH team, to ensure the EFSL and WASH programmes are appropriately integrated.
  • To represent Oxfam at the Governorate Coordination
  • Support  EFSVL coordinator in preparing proposals to seek funds and timely donor reporting
  • Take lead in preparing and facilitating a “learning workshop” that informs the programme of key lessons learnt and capture the same for references as well as improvement
  • To work with the EFSVL/ Finance staff to ensure that the cash transfer programme has appropriate cash delivery mechanisms in place for the governorate.
  • To encourage mainstreaming of gender into livelihoods recovery programming by increasing knowledge of the staff, community structures and beneficiary communities through trainings/ awareness raising activities and incorporating gender data in program monitoring and design.
  • To continuously assess the context, and adapt the programme and team composition as required by the context.


The post holder will have the following essential attributes.

  • Education – A relevant degree with at least four years of field experience in the implementation of EFSL programmes. A technical specialisation in cash transfer programming as well as one of the following: livestock, agriculture and microenterprise.
  • Demonstrated experience in enabling partners in partner-led EFSVL responses.
  • Strong mentoring and capacity building skills. Experience in conducting training in EFSVL, including cash transfer programming.
  • Skills in field-level interagency coordination and representation.
  • Strong skills in work-planning for an EFSVL programmes.
  • Strong assessment and response analysis skills in EFSVL.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring large food security and livelihood programmes. This includes designing all necessary formats and training staff in the implementation.
  • Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation, including post distribution monitoring and price monitoring.
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive and responsive to a continuously changing environment.
  • An understanding and ability to ensure that EFSVL guidelines and toolkits are understood and used. This includes Oxfam’s Cash Transfer Programming Guidelines, LEGS, PCMMA and HEA.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Strong commitment to social justice, promoting gender awareness and equality.
  • Good communicator in English - both written and oral as well as a good listener.
  • Good community participation skills - PRA and other methodologies.
  • Strong project cycle skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and strategic planning skills.
  • Financial monitoring skills.
  • Proven computer competence.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organisation.  Experience of Yemen or other areas in Middle East is preferred. 
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