EFSVL Coordinator - Mozambique

Job
from Oxfam Novib
Closing date: 25 Sep 2019

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Oxfam Novib is looking for a

EFSVL Coordinator

for Beira, Mozambique

Starting date 01 October 2019

with a Contract Length of 6 months (Extendable)

Annual Salary and Benefits - As per Oxfam pay scales

Internal Job Grade - C1 - Global

Contract type - Fixed Term; 6 months, renewable

Reporting to - Response Lead

Staff reporting directly to this post none

Matrix managed Staff: EFSVL Team Leaders

Coordinate with Area Managers, other Sector Coordinators, EFSVL Global Advisors

Location Beira, with frequent travel to field locations in country and to Maputo

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

Job Purpose: Responsible for development, design and management/monitoring of Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) programme (caused climate extreme events and conflict) and for ensuring the programme responds to Oxfam country Strategy. Ensures the proper implementation of programme strategies and plans, maintaining the coordination with other key actors, partners, linkages and synergies within and between humanitarian, resilience and longer term programmes as well as contributing to linking these programmes with influencing and ensuring programme quality.

The EFSVL Coordinator is expected to be committed to Oxfam’s vision and values and lead with integrity always. Under the Supervision of the Response Lead, the Coordinator will represent Oxfam at senior levels with provincial authorities, the UN-led humanitarian leadership, local partners and other external stakeholders.

Team Purpose: To ensure implementation of food security activities, and contribute to livelihoods recovery of the Mozambique population affected by extreme climatic events and insecurity;

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Oxfam programs listen, to the communities, women, men, boys and girls we work for; Ensure that that EFSVL includes them in decision making, provides that not only the elites of communities are participating but also and the poorest and, voiceless and marginalized have their space in decisions made to implement the programs;
  • Provides strategic and operational leadership of Oxfam’s EFSVL program in country, coordinating planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Leads on program quality at country level to ensure that Oxfam EFSVL activities meet Oxfam and international humanitarian standards and technical standards for the specific EFSVL sub sectors;
  • Accountable to the Humanitarian Program Manager and HRD for the delivery, effective management and monitoring, evaluation and learning of the EFSVL program. Matrix manages the EFSVL program team. Is under line management of the Humanitarian Coordinator.
  • Coordinate proactively with all other Sector Coordinators or Sector Leads: especially with MEAL, Gender, Protection and WASH; keeps informed and provides feedback on program Grant management and financial management; Participate actively to internal Senior Management Team meetings; Ensures that regular updates are provided to the SMT and that Action Point are enacted upon;
  • Designs, plans and leads the EFSVL needs assessment, including assessment and analysis of markets, as part of a multi-sector program assessment. Works with teams that include Oxfam and partner staff, together with or in coordination with other agency staff as appropriate.
  • Ensure timely and quality reporting form the EFSVL Sector programs, ensure that Donors reporting, Consortium and Cluster (FSL and Cash Working Group) are regularly updated (4W);
  • Implements programs in Oxfam’s core thematic areas of EFSVL: market and cash transfer programs, agriculture livelihood support (crops, fishery and livestock), support to income generation and labor and food aid. Plans and implements interventions that utilize and support markets: ensure that activities planned are feasible within the local market context as assessed;
  • Incorporates gender and diversity issues consistently across the EFSVL program, paying special attention to gender aspects across all components of the program including gender analysis, gender equality/inclusion, promotion and protection of human rights, empowerment of women and girls, and gender balance of staff (ensuring conducive working environment for all).
  • Support technical development of log frames and robust MEAL systems for EFSVL programs with clear and measurable indicators of success. Ensure that Monitoring systems and activities are fully supported by the EFSVL teams;
  • Responsible to ensure that accountability mechanisms are fully operational from the management lines up to the beneficiaries and community level all along the implementation lines; Ensures that within and form outside Oxfam reporting lines are always accessible, fast and protected for all; Promote strongly Complaining and feedback mechanisms
  • Contributes to and articulates policy and strategy, incorporating broader organizational policy/advocacy issues into program design and planning.
  • On HR, analyzes resourcing needs of Oxfam and partners, developing staff structure and contributing to rapid decisions on resource allocations in a context of limited resources. Leads interviews of field-level EFSVL staff and manages EFSVL staff in country whether directly or indirectly (matrix-manage). Supports partners to determine staffing needs and hire qualified EFSVL staff.
  • On Finance, develops the overall EFSVL program budget in line with assessment findings. Advises on partner budget management of EFSVL program.
  • Manages EFSVL partner relationships, assessing capacities and leading EFSVL capacity building, developing flexible modalities for working with technical partners according to their capacity and experience.
  • Plans and designs recovery food security and livelihoods activities that build resilience and are linked with long-term development. Leads the design, management, and communication of a responsible exit strategy.
  • Advocates for appropriate response, for the inclusion of opinions ideas and needs of the poorest sections of the society, form small holders farmers, fishers, workers, vulnerable communities have a voice at country/regional/organizational levels.
  • Holds the internal EFSVL coordination influencing and leading the delivery of EFSVL strategy at international and organizational level. Represents Oxfam externally and takes lead on inter-agency coordination within EFSVL networks.

Job Requirements

  • Proven and substantial humanitarian management experience in leading teams, coordinate internally and externally ensuring the delivery, of EFSVL program strategy, either through partners or directly, in one or more challenging locations.;
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the capacity to analyze the humanitarian EFSVL context and propose new interventions and changes in the program and advocacy.
  • Proven knowledge and capacity to train others in at least two of the following key analytical tools: Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA), Household economy approach (HEA), Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA, PCMMA or Value Chain analysis), Nutrition surveys, Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Analysis, Rapid Food Security assessments.
  • Experience designing and implementing Cash Transfer Programs in emergencies.
  • Experience assessing and analyzing markets in emergencies and knowledge of market support interventions.
  • Experience designing and implementing programs in at least two of the following thematic areas: agricultural support (crops), livestock support, food aid, social protection, and/or nutrition.
  • Knowledge of SPHERE and other recognized humanitarian standards and principles that relate to EFSVL programs. Ability to ensure that program objectives and activities uphold key national and international frameworks, codes, and Oxfam commitments and expectations.
  • Experience in conflict and protracted emergencies and the ability to analyze the situation and make decisions appropriate to a complex environment.
  • Ability to recognize triggers for slow onset emergencies and effectively communicate data and trends to country/regional leadership.
  • An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of people affected by disasters in all aspects of the organization’s work. Experience applying gender analysis and accountability standards in designing programs for women, girls, boys, and men affected by crises. Ability to communicate gender and accountability principles and influence others to apply them.
  • Financial management skills to steer the operational budget.
  • Experience on humanitarian fundraising and humanitarian donor reporting;
  • Understanding of managing security and risk within an INGO context.
  • Good level of IT literacy and an understanding of how new developments in technology can positively contribute to the aims of an INGO.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate.
  • Fluent English and preferably a working knowledge of the local languages (Portuguese, other local languages)

Education:

  • Masters on Economics, Agricultural Economy/Science, Development Studies, Social Development or other related subjects;

Experience:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ Experience of design, implementation and scale up of (EFSVL) programs and experience in representing Organization at external fora at national and international level;
  • Preferable experience in African context;
  • Having worked with Oxfam Affiliates is a plus;

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Strongly Committed Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Commitment to the application of Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
  • Committed to prevent and fight fraud, bribe, conflict of interest, diversion of resources, nepotism;

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.

How to apply:

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please use the 'apply' button. Your application must be received by September 25th, 2019 at the latest. Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. Acquisition on the occasion of this vacancy is not appreciated.