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Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change. Together we are working to achieve our vision of 'a just world without poverty' and to be a powerful partner in global and local communities of people connected for change.

EMERGENCY FOOD SECURITY AND VULNERABLE LIVELIHOODS (EFSVL) ASSISTANT

Location: Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Job Family: Programme
Level: National E1
Duration 6 months
Start Date: ASAP
Reports to: EFSVL Officer

OXFAM PURPOSE
To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering

TEAM PURPOSE To ensure implementation of food and nutrition security activities and contribute to stabilisation of affected households in Adamawa State.

JOB PURPOSE

To support the implementation of food security and livelihoods activities.

Dimension:
Supervising/ monitoring resources within defined boundaries or a spe...t area, which may include people, assets and/or budgets.
Providing support and advice to team leaders on areas of work covered in their remit.
Provides support for and supervises implementation of operational plans to agreed standards.
Assists with the development of solutions to diverse and complex problems and develops solutions to more routine problems.
Applies information received in a variety of formats primarily from field officers and partner staff. .
Flexibility to anticipate and resolve challenges within the operational context.
Influences functional/ operational and spe...t planning.
Influence staff and volunteers in Oxfam and develop effective relationships with external bodies.
Supervise Oxfam and partner staff in the field offices and field operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides support and supervise Oxfam and Partner staff in implementing food security/livelihoods.
Provides support to community consultation work including holding community meetings and focus group discussions, promoting social mobilisation, beneficiary targeting process, beneficiary registration, and post-distribution monitoring, food security and livelihood assessments, market prices surveillance monitoring, trader and money transfer assessment.
Prepares weekly and monthly plans
Ensures that EFSVL is integrated with other programme teams, including water and sanitation engineering teams, and public health promotion teams.
Supports protection teams with identification of cases, including use of feedback and referrals
Applies gender-sensitive approaches to the community work and be comfortable to be involved in or lead community sensitisation and awareness sessions.
Actively supports and collaborates with the field officers and EFSL Field Manager
Works with the MEAL team to monitor the impact of our work on the people and report against project indicators
Applies accountability systems to ensure that communities we work with are able to engage in programme design and implementation, and are aware of and can use the Feedback and Complaints system managed by MEAL.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Educational background in a relevant discipline (preferably sociology, agriculture, microenterprise development, economy) or substantial community development experience.
Experience in Food Security and Livelihood programs;
At least two years of experience in appropriate community mobilisation, livelihoods, and/or cash programming in early recovery setting with national or International organizations.
Experience in community action planning processes

COMPETENCIES
The post-holder will have the following attributes:
Knowledge of market based food security and livelihood interventions, in emergency contexts, including cash transfers
Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively, using owns initiative with limited direct supervision as well as a working effectively as a team player.
Knowledge and experience of baseline assessments, data gathering within communities, understanding and experience in gender analysis, promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalised people
Data collection experience; comfortable using mobile devices.
High level of interpersonal and communications skills
Fluency in spoken and written English.
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).
This job description is not incorporated in the employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.
Salary
As per salary scale.

EMERGENCY FOOD SECURITY AND VULNERABLE LIVELIHOODS (EFSVL) OFFICER
 

Locations: Field Base, Maiduguri, Borno
Job Family: Programme
Level: National D2
Duration: 6 months Contract
Start Date: ASAP

OXFAM PURPOSE
To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering

TEAM PURPOSE
To ensure implementation of food security activities, to identify gaps in the response and to support stability for crisis-affected households in NE Nigeria.

JOB PURPOSE
To implement the food security and livelihoods activities

DIMENSIONS
Supervising/ monitoring project resources and outputs
Providing support and advice to EFSL team leader/field manager on areas of work covered in their remit.
Provides support for and supervises implementation of operational plans to agreed standards including community consultations, beneficiary targeting and registration, assessments and data collection, monitoring, and identification/sharing of best practices, challenges, and gaps in implementation
Assists with the development of solutions to diverse and complex problems and develops solutions to more routine problems.
Applies information received in a variety of formats primarily from field officers and partner staff.
Flexibility to anticipate and resolve challenges within the operational context; to raise them within the team; work closely with security team to ensure safety of beneficiaries, communities, Oxfam and partner staff
To collaborate with protection and WaSH teams in support of effective and accountable programming
Supervise Oxfam and partner staff EFSL assistants.
Reporting Lines:

Post holder reports to: EFSVL Team lead
Staff reporting to this post: EFSVL Assistants
Budget responsibility: n/a

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
To support focus are likely to include holding community meetings and focus group discussions, promoting social mobilisation, beneficiary targeting process, and post-distribution monitoring, food security and livelihood assessments, market prices surveillance monitoring, trader and money transfer assessment.
To lead on community-level data collection and ensure adherence to workplan
Prepare weekly and monthly plans, including mapping of areas.
To follow Oxfam process guidelines and systems, and standards
Ensure that EFSVL is integrated with other programme teams, including water and sanitation engineering teams, and public health promotion teams.
To participate in performance management of field assistants.
To apply gender-sensitive approaches to the community work and be comfortable to be involved in or lead community sensitisation and awareness sessions.
Actively support and collaborate with the field officers and MEAL supervisor, to monitor the impact of our work on the people, supervising, monitoring and reporting on output indicators of the project.
Implement accountability systems to ensure that communities we work with are able to engage in programme design and implementation, and are aware of and can use the Feedback and Complaints system managed by MEAL

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
The post-holder will have the following attributes:

First Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably Sociology, Agriculture, Microenterprise Development, Economy) or substantial community development experience.
Experience in Food Security and Livelihood programs;
At least three years of experience in appropriate community mobilisation, livelihoods, and/or cash programming in early recovery setting with national or International organizations.
Experience in staff management.
Experience in community action planning processes
Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively, using owns initiative with limited direct supervision as well as a working effectively as a team player.
Knowledge and experience of baseline assessments, data gathering within communities, understanding and experience in gender analysis, promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam GB’s work.
Proven assessment and analytical skills and the ability to contribute to written and verbal reports succinctly in English.
High level of interpersonal and communications skills
Mentoring and coaching skills.
Comfortable to discuss gender and sensitive issues with community members, including local leaders
Strong command of spoken and written English.
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).
This job description is not incorporated in the employment contract.
It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.

Salary
As per Salary Scale.

TO APPLY
Applicants should send their application letters and Curriculum Vitae as one attachment in English to: vacancies-nigeria@oxfamnovib.nl with the position title and Location as the subject of your email.

Note

Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Candidates presently residing in Mubi environs are strongly advised to apply.

DUE DATE: 7 June, 2017

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