Region Horn, East & Central Africa
Location Nairobi (Kenya programme)
Position Type Fixed Term
Job Family Programme
Closing date for applications
(UK Time) 4 January 2012
Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods Coordinator
Global Level C2
Salary: GBP20,619 net per annum and other substantial benefits
6 months Fixed Term contract; Unaccompanied post
Based in Nairobi; Kenya
Who we are
Oxfam's Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction. Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora.
Oxfam has launched its largest ever appeal in Africa in response to the massive food crisis facing more than 12 million people across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. In Kenya, Oxfam aims to help 1.3 million people with clean water, cash initiatives and veterinary support people's livestock. We require a highly experienced Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods (EFSL) Coordinator for Oxfam GB Kenya programme to deliver successfully in this humanitarian emergency.
You will take an active role in assessing impact, advising on appropriate interventions and implementation where necessary. In close collaboration with the Emergency Coordinator, partners and the regional EFSL Advisor, the incumbent is accountable for the coordination and quality implementation of the EFSL element for the Kenya Program's current emergency drought response. The post holder will advise when and if Oxfam should be scaling up program activities further in the face of food or livelihoods crises in the ASAL regions. He/she will support the establishment of the common analytical framework and strengthening of livelihood baselines, ensuring increased utility and robustness of livelihood information and the predictive analytical skills of program managers and decision makers. You will build capacity of partners and Oxfam GB staff in cash transfer programming as necessary.
To be successful in this role, you will require a minimum of a Masters degree qualification or equivalent in related area (rural development, livelihoods or agriculture) sciences from a recognised university, with indepth experience of technical leadership on food security and livelihoods issues in Horn and East Africa, including working with pastoral populations, practical experience of delivering quality cash and market support programmes. Demonstrable experience in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian programme, as well as ability to demonstrate excellent analytical thinking is essential. He/she will need intense experience of EFSL program design and successful proposal writing as well as experience in writing policy briefs and providing inputs to media and campaign materials. You will be required to have excellent communication and multicultural team working skills. You will need proven ability of understanding and applying issues related to gender in development and humanitarian contexts.
If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post and including daytime telephone contacts and two referees, preferably your current line managers to email@example.com
Applications deadline is 04 January 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted.