Emergency Food Security and Livelihood Team Leader

The Job


Closing date:- 15th August 2020

Interview date: - on rolling basis

Vacancy reference:-

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.

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.


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 the international confederation Oxfam.



  • 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


Location: The position is based in Oxfam Sa’daa and Amran office

Internal Grade: C2 National

 Division :Programm                         

Job Family: Programme

Contract type:  This is s fixed term Contract.

Hours of work:

40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage

This role reports to:  Programme manager.

Staff reporting to this post: EFSL Officers, EFSL Assistants

Annual budget  for the post: TBC

Key relationships/interactions: TBC

Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.

References: Should you be successful and not already employed by Oxfam GB, we will require minimum of two references .

DBS checks (for roles based in the UK): N/A

It is a requirement in the UK for a new DBS check at enhanced level for every new member of staff who works directly with, or has regular contact with, children or vulnerable adults in the UK (consistent with DBS guidance and relevant law).


  • 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.

Your commitment to Oxfam

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles


How this will be assessed?1

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.





Other<please specify)


Key Organisational Attributes





Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.





Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.





Commitment to undertake Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adherence of relevant policies to ensure all people who encounter Oxfam are as safe as possible





Organisational Values





Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions





Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen





Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences





Oxfam Leadership Competencies

(Note to managers: If you have already covered these through values and attributes, you do not need to complete this section. However, if you would like to include other Leadership competencies please include 2-3.)






1 Whilst we make every effort to indicate how the candidates will be assessed against a criterion, this is subject to change and may be influenced by the quality of applications.

Specify leadership competencies as relevant to the role e.g. Self-awareness, ideally 2-3 (Note: Please do not ask for multiple leadership competencies in one go)










Relationship Building





Essential - Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies

(Note to managers: Please include up to max. 5 essential criteria)





  • Education – A relevant degree with at least five 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.





  • 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





  • Strong project cycle skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and strategic planning skills.





  • Financial monitoring skills.





  • Proven computer competence.










  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in team environment





  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and a high level of attention to detail






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OXFAM LEADERSHIP COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK - For your information only. Please use criteria in the ‘Person Specification’ section to demonstrate your suitability for the role.




We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.


We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.


We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.

Relationship Building

We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organization.


We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thought and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.

Mutual Accountability

We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.

Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity

We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.

Systems Thinking

We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organizational decisions and actions.

Strategic Thinking and Judgment

We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.

Vision Setting

We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.


We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.


We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

How to Apply
  • Employer: Oxfam
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Amran, Sa'dah
  • Posted on: 30 July 2020
  • Deadline: 15 August 2020