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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Qualifications, Skills and
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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