Job Description

[EFSVL/Field Manager]

Somali National

Fulltime/ 40 hours a week

Based in Garowe, Puntland with frequency travel to the field

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

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The Role


To work with the humanitarian team in implementing the emergency food security and vulnerable livelihood programme in Puntland .

Job Purpose:

Ensure the coordination, oversee the management and support technically the implementation of Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods (EFSVL) activities in the operational districts of Puntland.

Job Responsibilities


  • Plan, design and implement of EFSVL and cash transfer programme/project to address food security and livelihoods needs of the disaster-affected population, ensuring gender mainstreaming and where appropriate linkages with the WASH/protection sector. Ensure that the programme is implemented by meeting standards, quality and cost effectiveness in a consultative, participative, gender-sensitive and inclusive way;
  • Provide capacity building and organize /facilitate training on livelihoods and food security issues using of HEA, PCMMA/EMMA, 48 Hours EFSVL tools or IPC to Oxfam staff, partner staff and sector actors;
  • Undertake design, plan and lead EFSVL need assessment as part of a multi-sector programme assessment under country assessment framework by HCTT and Oxfam;
  • Facilitate that EFSVL programme is closely linked with long term development programme by making
  • clear linkage with Social Protection in a chronically food insecure context;
  • Provide technical assistance and advisory support to ongoing food security and livelihood components
  • Implemented by Oxfam and its partners in Puntland;
  • Support to partner organizations in the oversight of EFSVL programme in Puntland in line with Oxfam policy and agreed standards (as per approved project plans);
  • Explore and develop strategic partners contributing to quality and scaling up of program in close collaboration with Partnership Manager;
  • Support technically the EFSVL team with the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the EFSVL program implemented by Oxfam and its partners in Puntland;
  • Identify opportunities of scaling up and ensure these are coherent with the rest of the programme, work closely with EFSVL coordinator, WASH, gender, logistics, finance, admin, HR based in Hargeisa;
  • Explore and promote technological options (like mobile money transfers, bank transfers, etc.) for scale up and for increasing effectiveness and efficiency of EFSVL programming;
  • Design or identify tools and approaches for use in food security, livelihoods and market monitoring, participate/lead in market assessments and in any other assessment as needed;
  • Ensure the advocacy team pick up on any EFSVL issues and that the EFSVL work is well represented in all communication material and media;
  • Play a leading role in the cluster system, including the Food Security, WASH, protection or Cash/Market WGs or sub-cluster groups and support delivery of its work as required; share Oxfam learning and best practice with clusters, government bodies and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is conflict sensitive, sensitive to community needs and gender issues and in particular to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the EFSVL program; Ensure that program analyse and address specific vulnerabilities in light with recurrent drought in Somalia
  • Support Humanitarian Program Manager to ensure the smooth running of Puntland programme.
  • With Humanitarian Program Manager, technical team and operational leads develop funding proposals for food security and livelihood recovery linking with the Oxfam Country Strategy as appropriate.
  • Ensure gender is mainstreamed across all interventions.


  • Maintain situational awareness including current and upcoming opportunities, economic and political developments, humanitarian risks and challenges.
  • Provide evidence and analysis for the development and implementation of current and future programming.
  • Provide clear analysis of the humanitarian situation and Oxfam’s ongoing and proposed response. This should include strong consideration of gender and protection issues.
  • In close coordination with Humanitarian Programme Manager, work to strengthen, refine and define the humanitarian strategy.
  • Develop contingency plans and exit strategy to cater for upcoming risks and future developments.


  • Represent Oxfam in various platforms and EFSVL issues at cluster and other coordination meetings and liaise with INGOs, UN and other stakeholders on a regular basis;
  • In direct coordination with the Humanitarian Programme Manager update EFSVL strategy following the evolution of the people’s needs;
  • Influence relevant government /line ministry and other actors including private sector to scale up the good practices and policy change;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the line manager.


  • Relevant postgraduate degree with at least 5 years of field experience in the implementation of EFSVL program in emergency especially MMT, CTP, nutrition etc.
  • Strong leadership and management skills and ability to work and build a good team.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to humanitarian principles and values and motivate others towards them.
  • Fluent English, both written and spoken.
  • Solid experience in protection required.
  • Dynamic leadership role within and outside of organisation (cluster, consortium and govt)
  • Requires the ability to analyse and communicate complex information to a wide audience.
  • Experience in conducting training in EFSVL, including cash transfer programs and livelihood inputs.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and monitoring large food security and livelihood program. 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.


  • Diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills as well as sensitivity to cultural differences,
  • Demonstrable experience in donor contract management as well as management of large multi-donor funded programs (for example ECHO, SIDA and GFFO )
  • The ability to use sound judgement, take initiative and make independent decisions as well as work
  • flexibly within a team
  • Good assessment, documentation and reporting skills including coordination skill with traditional and non-traditional partners, gender analytical skill , Emergency Market Mapping skill etc.
  • Proven ability to develop good local knowledge as well as excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • The ability to remain calm, work under pressure without losing sight of strategic objectives
  • Excellent software-based computer skills
  • Knowledge of the context is an asset
  • Self-aware on gender and women leadership dimension and initiative to integrate gender and women leadership into relevant work

Key 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 Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with 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 difference


Language, English and local Somali language.

Application Procedure:

Please apply the position by clicking the Apply button. Application Deadline on 18th May 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.