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EFSVL Coordinator NGO Careers - Oxfam

Job Title:     EFSVL Coordinator
Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Response Programme Manager

About Oxfam:
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.

Job Summary: The EFSVL Coordinator provides technical support and quality control in emergency food security and vulnerable livelihood interventions, including needs assessments, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Oxfam EFSVL projects in Yumbe,  Arua and Adjumani Districts. The incumbent impacts directly on programme quality through technical support to food security and livelihoods staff and partners in this response, developing and implementing capacity building initiatives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
·         Supports the assessment, design, planning, setting-up and implementation of the   EFSVL component of the response programme in accordance with SPHERE and OXFAM program quality standards.
·         Identifies EFSVL response options against context, scenario and programme objectives, and provides guidance and support for appropriate response.
·         Maps the links to longer-term programming as well as proposed integration with WASH, Protection, Gender and advocacy interventions – as detailed and as explicit as possible.
·         Supports the teams plan for scale up – in close coordination with logistics, finance, admin, HR and other OI affiliates as relevant. 
·         Supports in the recruitment of further EFSVL technical field and support staff, as necessary.
·         Works on ensuring that support service procedures necessary for the identified EFSVL response are in place timely.
·         Trains and leads livelihoods staff & partners in EFSVL assessments, situational analysis and response option identification either as appropriate.
·         Coordinates partner-led EFSVL responses; and ensure flexible modalities for ways of working that builds on partner capacity and experience
·         Works closely with the Program Quality and Learning Coordinator to put in place robust MEAL systems for EFSVL; and to ensure M&E findings are timely fed back to inform adjustments in programming
·         Supporst  Oxfam staff and partners to develop accountability mechanisms within EFSVL projects. (e.g feedback and complaints systems)
·         Assists the livelihoods teams in analyzing field and secondary data, feeding the relevant information to the Humanitarian Programme Manager and the EFSVL advisor in the region and Global Humanitarian Team.
·         Provides clear choice of options, evidence-based advice and solutions to the Humanitarian Programme Manager and Country Leadership Team. Ensure quality and relevance of response options selected and implemented
·         Supports the Programme Manager in fundraising initiatives by contributing to proposal development and budgeting as required
·         Actively contributes to writing EFSVL draft interim and final donor reports in liaison with the response Program Manager and  WASH & protection Team leads.
·         Ensures a do-no-harm approach is adopted in all interventions
·         Ensures correct messaging is passed on for use by Advocacy team, as appropriate. The EFSVL Coordinator also documents and shares relevant evidence and program stories for advocacy work.
·         Represents Oxfam programme on EFSVL issues and liaises with other INGOs, UN and LNGOs. The Coordinator will particularly represent Oxfam at local/district government level in relevant EFSVL cluster coordination groups including Cash Working Group
·         Ensures that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues and in particular promotes the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the EFSVL work.
·         Supports other team members in identifying logistics needs of an EFSVL programme, including providing technical oversight in terms of the quality, specifications and standards (e.g. on Markets and CTP SOPs). 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
·         The applicant must possess at least five years’ experience in EFSVL emergency and development work, and understanding of relevant humanitarian and policy issues.
·         Previous exposure and experience in capacity-building and partnership approaches
·         Good experience in proposal development, including budgets.
·         Good experience in financial management.
·         Previous experience in recruiting.
·         Good analytical and strategic planning skills.
·         Coordination skills with diverse audiences.
·         Confident representation skills.
·         Excellent team work skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
·         Good written and spoken English is essential.
·         Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances

Personal Competencies:
·         Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
·         Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization. We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner.
·         Humility: We put ‘we’ before ‘me’ and place an emphasis on the power of the collective, nurture the team and play to the strengths of each individual. We are not concerned with hierarchical power, and we engage with, trust and value the knowledge and expertise of others across all levels of the organization.
·         Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
·         Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
·         Mutual Accountability:  We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
·         Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:  We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
·         Systems Thinking:  We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.
·         Strategic Thinking and Judgment:  We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
·         Vision Setting: We have the ability to identify and lead visionary initiatives that are beneficial for our organization and we set high-level direction through a visioning process that engages the organization and diverse external stakeholders.
·         Self- Awareness:  We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
·         Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and curriculum vitae with a daytime telephone contact via E-mail to: oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl

Deadline: 29th November, 2016

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