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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Oxfam GB Job Opportunities In Kenya

Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator, Somalia

Base: Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia/Somaliland

Contract Type: Fixed Term (1 year)

Level: C1

Salary Range: Kshs. 272,382 – 381,335 per month gross


Oxfam GB has been assisting the population of Somalia since the 1960s with interventions focusing mainly on livelihood and public health sectors, including water and sanitation interventions. Activities have encompassed both development and emergency projects.

The southern Somalia response began in 2005- 2006 with the delivery of a humanitarian programme integrating water, sanitation, public health promotion, food security and livelihoods interventions in Lower Shabelle, Benadir/Mogadishu, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Gedo regions.

Since July 2011, Oxfam GB scaled up its activities including cash relief assistance to more than 198,000 people.

The role

The EFSL Coordinator will ensure quality and impact of EFSL work in Somalia and ensure effective programme design and delivery through assessments, proposal developments, facilitation of technical support and capacity building to implementing partners, provision of sound country and regional analysis, supporting inter-cluster linkages particularly to public health as well as policy influence.

The person will also work closely with Oxfam Novib staff involved in EFS & VL to facilitate good relations and effective programming under OI umbrella as well as liaise with the MEAL coordinator and Policy and Advocacy Advisor by providing information and messaging on food security and livelihoods issues.

What we’re looking for

To be successful in this role you will have a university degree (in Rural Development, Livelihoods, Agriculture, Nutrition etc).

You will bring to this role at least 5 years technical & practical implementing experience in delivering quality Emergency and longer-term Food Security and Livelihoods programmes in Horn and East Africa, including extensive work with pastoral populations, strong cash & market support experience, working with/through partners and cash remittance companies, ability to conduct quality risk and conflict analysis and integrate it into programme monitoring and strategy.

Excellent communication, facilitation and representation skills as well as computer literacy and fluency in English language are essential. Ability to travel to fields and embed within local communities in South-Central Somalia and Somaliland is a requirement.

If you believe you fit the job and person profiles please send your application to or apply online at using REF

The closing date for applications is 03rd November, 2011.