Ended EFSVL Senior Officer

The Job

JOB TITLE: Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihood Senior Officer (EFSVL Senior Officer)

DIVISION / DEPARTMENT / LOCATION: Based in Al Dhale’e with regular field visits (especially Lahj)

JOB FAMILY: Programme

SALARY: As per salary scale

LEVEL: National, D1

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

DEPARTMENT PURPOSE: Oxfam’s EFSVL is mandated working for poor and vulnerable populations affected by conflicts or natural hazards by developing, designing, and implementation of cash, food security, livelihoods, and economic recovery programs to support the population for sustainable and resilient options that enable them for their dignified living.

TEAM PURPOSE: This post will be part of the Oxfam Al Dhale’e team to provide support in the implementation, delivery and management of the emergency Food Security and   livelihood recovery project work among the affected host communities and IDPs in Al Dhale’e and Lahj governorate.

JOB PURPOSE: To support/manage and lead of food security and livelihoods programme activities. Implementation and monitoring of the projects and facilitate building the capacity of partners- VDCs and key informants stakeholders to independently implement the agreed initiatives.


Post holder reports to: EFSVL Team leader at Oxfam Aden office

Staff reporting to this post: EFSVL Officers


  1. To provide support and supervise Oxfam and Partner staff in implementing food security/livelihoods. Work with Partners to ensure that programme is implemented in line with Oxfam policy and agreed standards (as per approved project plans).
  2. To build the capacity of Partner, Oxfam staff and community committees to implement the EFSVL programme through on-the-job training.  Areas of focus are likely to include holding community meetings, social mobilization, post-distribution monitoring, market prices surveillance monitoring, integrated public health campaigns and other processes.
  3. To work with the Oxfam and Partner staff to ensure that process guidelines and systems is used.
  4. Ensure that EFSVL activities are integrated with gender, protection and WASH activities.
  5. To represent Oxfam and advocate for vulnerable communities at district and sub-district meetings as necessary.
  6. To work with Partners to ensure that reporting is completed in a timely manner and that reports are of high quality.
  7. To participate in performance management of field officers.
  8. To represent Oxfam and advocate for vulnerable communities at district and sub-district meetings as necessary.
  9. To work with Partners to ensure that reporting is completed in a timely manner and that reports are of high quality.
  10. To participate in performance management of field officers.  
  11. Ensure continuous and regular tracking for the EFSVL program activities in the target geographical location and meet the expected quality of the assistance as per set standards.
  12. Conduct stakeholder analysis at the village, clusters level and develop stakeholder management and engagement strategies in close work with EFSVL team leader.
  13. Conduct village mapping in the project implementation area with clear development of village profile, HH food security and livelihood profile.
  14. Conduct periodic monitoring and analysis of the markets of food and non-food commodities and share the findings with the EFSVL team leader.
  15. Ensure quality reporting, both narrative and figurative, to the EFSVL team leader on daily, weekly and monthly basis within the set time.
  16. Regular technical support to partner staffs, to ensure EFSVL program activities implementation meets timeframe deadlines and quality assurance as well.
  17. In collaboration with the project team, partners and beneficiaries, conduct regular monitoring to measure progress, outcome, impact and reports to line manager.
  18. Work on proper documentation of EFSVL interventions and make sure all documents are archived properly.
  19. Maintain good coordination and clear communication with local authorities/ key informant stakeholders and VDCs in the target areas for work/implementing facilitation. 
  20. Responsibility for the allocated target villages of the whole implementing process and he/she is the direct accountable staff.
  21. Working closely with the MEAL team to conduct the EFSVL assessments/ Baseline, PDMs and any required individuals or Households surveys.
  22. Lead and participate in designing, monitoring, evaluation based indicators analysis for the vulnerability and advice for new program designing.
  23. Ensure the ESFVL Program activities are implementing in an integrated way with the WASH team.
  24. Address and mainstream gender principles/ issues in all EFSVL components and take into consideration the culture sensitivity and local contexts.
  25. Work closely with protection team to apply Oxfam agreed standards for the target beneficiaries and ensure no harm and safety principles are applied.
  26. Coordination with the logistic team for facilitating all logistician support.
  27. Adhere to Oxfam Code of Conduct and follow the developed security guidelines for the distributions, team movements and any security instructions by the security officer or the focal point.
  28. Oversee or create a community-based oversight system for all engineering works done by contractors.
  29. Prepare all documents necessary for procurement process.
  30. Develop and maintain good lines of communication and relationships with local authorities and the local community.
  31. Supervise and be responsible for all technical aspects of project implementation, ensure they are completed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner according to standard engineering methods.
  32. Ensure accountability and complaint mechanism is in place.
  33. Do any Other tasks requested by the EFSVL Team.


  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably sociology, agriculture, social studies, microenterprise development, engineering) or substantial community development experience.
  • Understanding and program experience in emergency food security, livelihood, and cash transfer programming.
  • Minimum of three-year work experience in project management, implementation and supervision.
  • Minimum of two-year experience working on emergency response and development programming with an international NGO.
  • Able to travel in other southern governorates.
  • Ability to work widely with local partner and government involved sectors in Livelihood and Food Security based gender equity.
  • Strong understanding of local socio-economic development issues, institutions and local contexts for target communities.
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and the promotion of gender equity in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
  • High skills of personal organization, self-sufficiency-competent and initiative.
  • Demonstrable analytical, project appraisal, monitoring, impact assessment and reporting abilities;
  • Mastery of narrative writing skills in Arabic (English is preferable).
  • Flexibility and ability to manage work stress and to work under highly pressure.
  • Pro-active and with excellent communication skills.


How to Apply

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  • Employer: Oxfam
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Al-Dhale’e
  • Posted on: 28 November 2019
  • Deadline: 11 December 2019