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Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods Specialist – Horn, East & Central Africa Deployments for 3 - 6 months £23,090 - £29,954 Net. Net = take home pay. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of post-holder in addition to net salary. Hard to Work Allowance (depending on location): £3,000 net p.a. pro rata to the contract length

Millions of people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are suffering from severe food shortages. This is the worst food crisis of the 21st Century so far - over 11million people are now affected.

Following the outbreak of cholera in the city of Bolobo (DRC), an Oxfam team was dispatched and started a programme of chlorine distribution at 25 sites, along with water treatment at a town well, and a public health campaign. Cholera has also been reported in the capital Kinshasa, which is very worrying because of the dense urban population and an additional health team are being sent in.

Oxfam GB is currently recruiting for skilled and experienced EFSL Specialists to enable Oxfam to respond quickly to the EFSL requirements in Horn, East & Central Africa. The work may involve, in an immediate emergency stage, the assessment of the situation and in later stages the implementation of EFSL programme required to alleviate the plight of the people affected by the emergency.

This is an emergency response. Due to the rapid scale up we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We will only contact those shortlisted for the position and may appoint prior to the closing date.

About the role

As one of the first field in this humanitarian crisis, you will assess EFSL to gain a better understanding of the livelihoods of host communities and displaced populations and measuring the impact of the influx on food security, livelihoods and markets. You will be responsible to design and implement an appropriate response in line with the Oxfam Humanitarian Department and the Regional EFSL Advisor.

Working closely with Oxfam HSP, country and partner staff, other emergency organisations and the communities involved, you'll have to monitor the humanitarian situation in terms of food security and livelihoods, attend relevant meetings and liaise with other agencies / organisations to ensure information flow and coordination for the sector.

And the challenge doesn’t end there. You’ll also have an important part to play in training up other Oxfam staff, writing proposals and contributing to budget developments. Also at every stage, whether you’re leading our aid efforts, or working as part of a team, you’ll find yourself making life-changing decisions in what can often be very difficult circumstances.

Skills and Competence
• Hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant field.
• Knowledge and experience of EFSL assessment and analysis tools based on a holistic approach (e.g. HEA tools);
• Knowledge of EMMA tools;
• Experience in a context of people movement and political violence
• Experience of vouchers/cash based interventions;
• Experience in capacity building and training;
• Ability to interact with other stakeholders, coordinate, take other views in consideration and adapt pace to external constraints;
• Excellent written and spoken French and English essential

Flexibility, resilience and a strong team ethos are clearly essential.

About Oxfam Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

How to apply To find out more about this role and apply, visit quoting ref: INT 4691

Closing date: 21st July 2011

All CV’s and applications must be submitted in English.

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