To provide adequate management, direction and support to Oxfam’s East Africa food security response in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. The postholder will be the Operational lead for the Response.
The position is accountable to the Regional Director HECA or his/her designate.
We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual with the following:
Post Graduate Degree or Degree with equivalent work experience from a recognised University/college in International Development or any other related area that can bring added value to the job.
Relevant international experience of 7 – 10 years for post graduate holders, or 10 years + for degree holders, including budgeting, planning, programme cycle management, preferably in an international NGO/operational UN agency/equivalent, out of which at least 5 years should be supervisory/managerial experience.
Excellent value-based people management skills, with proven ability to lead multi-cultural with integrity and professionalism always.
Extensive experience in large-scale humanitarian and resilience programming at senior levels, including both in sudden-onset disasters and in complex, insecure environments.
Experience of working with and influencing government at senior levels.
Knowledge of and experience of working with and influencing donors, UN and the cluster system at senior levels.
Commitment to and experience of working with local partners, including women rights organizations, and civil society networks and provide strategic support to gradually increase their influence and programme portfolios.
Knowledge and understanding of WASH, Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods, Gender and Protection programming in humanitarian response and resilience programming.
Experience of implementing gendered humanitarian interventions and mainstreaming of other key programme quality themes such as accountability to local populations in humanitarian and resilience interventions.
Commitment to and knowledge of working with networks and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to influence humanitarian actions
Excellent communicator with strong written and reporting skills, and an excellent ability to influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and tact.
Ability to work strategically and cooperatively with a number of different in and out of country stakeholders and working relationships.
Adaptable in approach to work with a willingness to work under pressure in a demanding environment.
Proven ability to work with multi-million budgets, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting.
At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. **
Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 36-hour work week.
Method of Application
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by attaching your cover letter, CV, and copies of credentials. Kindly indicate “Debriefing, Supervision and Counselling Services – Consultancy” in the subject email by 31st March 2022. Address your applications to:
HR & Administration Manager
P.O. Box 63192-00619, Nairobi
We appreciate all applications received however, please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any questions regarding this consultancy opportunity shall be answered if one is shortlisted for the interview.