Senior EFSVL Officer

The Job

About us

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 international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

The Role


  • 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 provide technical support and participate in building capacity Oxfam and Partner staff as  identified and agreed with EFSVL Team Leaders 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 EFSVL  & WASH teams in conducting stakeholders and community sensitizations, geographical targeting and beneficiary selection for all programme components
  • To participate in selection of villages and beneficiaries
  • To provide support to staff in application of participatory methodologies when conducting their work
  • To ensure that EFSVL activities are integrated with WASH and strive for one programme approach.
  • Understand and incorporate cross-cutting issue 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 trainings/ awareness raising activities.
  • To participate and meaningfully contribute to programme team meetings.
  • 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 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

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

  • Develop and maintain an up to update 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 assessments conducted in the areas of operation
  • To participate in needs assessments( PVCA/PRA) and research activities at filed 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
  • 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 Leader.
  • Contribute to preparation of any other reports as requested by line manager.

What we are looking for

  • 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 five 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 partners 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

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

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.

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As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to three key questions related to your experience in EFSVL . Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.


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  • Employer: Oxfam
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Hajjah-Shafar
  • Posted on: 18 November 2020
  • Deadline: 1 December 2020