Ended Emergency Food Security &Vulnerable Livelihood Senior Officer

The Job

Position: Emergency Food Security &Vulnerable Livelihoods Senior Officer

Location: Amran – Sa’ada

Grade: D1

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

TEAM PURPOSE: To ensure quality implementation of food security and livelihoods activities to affected population in Amran- Khamer and Sa’ada Governorates

JOB PURPOSE: To supervise and lead EFSL Field Officers in implementation of food security and livelihoods programme activities.

Post-holder reports to: EFSL Team Leader.

Staff reporting to this post: EFSVL Field Officers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical

  • 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.

Reporting

  • 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.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

  • 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 three years of experience in appropriate community mobilization, livelihoods, public health and/or cash programming in early recovery setting.
  • Experience in staff management.
  • Proven experience in community action planning processes and in working with partners. Understanding of OGB partnership policies an added advantage
  • 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
  • Proven assessment and analytical skills and the ability to produce written and verbal reports succinctly.
  • Proven experience in networking, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic language.
  • 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).
  • High level of commitment and willingness to work in a harsh environment

Behavioral Competencies

  • 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.
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically and implement
  • The ability to take measures to do no harm and to minimize risks for your organization, partners and the communities you work with
How to Apply

Please Interested candidates are kindly requested to visit our website below for More details about post and apply through post application:

https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/10644/description 

''RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date, as CVs will be reviewed as they are submitted and INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.'' 


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