Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change. Together we are working to achieve our vision of ‘a just world without poverty’ and to be a powerful partner in global and local communities of people connected for change.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) Officer

Location: Mubi, Adamawa

Duration: 6 Months Contract

Job Family: Program

Reporting to: EFSVL Team Lead Staff

Level: National D2

Oxfam Purpose

  • To work with others to overcome poverty and suffering

Team Purpose

  • To ensure implementation of food security activities, to identify gaps in the response and to support stability for crisis-affected households in NE Nigeria.

Job Purpose

  • To implement the food security and livelihoods activities


  • Supervising/ monitoring project resources and outputs
  • Providing support and advice to EFSL team leader/field manager on areas of work covered in their remit.
  • Provides support for and supervises implementation of operational plans to agreed standards including community consultations, beneficiary targeting and registration, assessments and data collection, monitoring, and identification/sharing of best practices, challenges, and gaps in implementation
  • Assists with the development of solutions to diverse and complex problems and develops solutions to more routine problems.
  • Applies information received in a variety of formats primarily from field officers and partner staff.
  • Flexibility to anticipate and resolve challenges within the operational context; to raise them within the team; work closely with security team to ensure safety of beneficiaries, communities, Oxfam and partner staff
  • To collaborate with protection and WaSH teams in support of effective and accountable programming
  • Supervise Oxfam and partner staff EFSL assistants.

Key Responsibilities

  • To support focus are likely to include holding community meetings and focus group discussions, promoting social mobilisation, beneficiary targeting process, and post-distribution monitoring, food security and livelihood assessments, market prices surveillance monitoring, trader and money transfer assessment.
  • To lead on community-level data collection and ensure adherence to workplan
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans, including mapping of areas.
  • To follow Oxfam process guidelines and systems, and standards
  • Ensure that EFSVL is integrated with other programme teams, including water and sanitation engineering teams, and public health promotion teams
  • To participate in performance management of field assistants
  • To apply gender-sensitive approaches to the community work and be comfortable to be involved in or lead community sensitisation and awareness sessions.
  • Actively support and collaborate with the field officers and MEAL supervisor, to monitor the impact of our work on the people, supervising, monitoring and reporting on output indicators of the project.
  • Implement accountability systems to ensure that communities we work with are able to engage in programme design and implementation, and are aware of and can use the Feedback and Complaints system managed by MEAL.

Skills and Competencies
The post-holder will have the following attributes:

  • First Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (preferably Sociology, Agriculture, Microenterprise Development, economy) or substantial Community Development experience.
  • Experience in Food Security and Livelihood programs;
  • At least three years of experience in appropriate community mobilisation, livelihoods, and/or cash programming in early recovery setting with national or International organizations.
  • Experience in staff management.
  • Experience in community action planning processes.
  • Proven ability to work creatively, innovatively, using owns initiative with limited direct supervision as well as a working effectively as a team player
  • Knowledge and experience of baseline assessments, data gathering within communities, understanding and experience in gender analysis, promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxfam GB’s work.
  • Proven assessment and analytical skills and the ability to contribute to written and verbal reports succinctly in English.
  • High level of interpersonal and communications skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Comfortable to discuss gender and sensitive issues with community members, including local leaders
  • Strong command of spoken and written English.
  • Strong commitment and sympathy to Oxfam aims and values which are inclusiveness, diversity and accountability
  • This also includes commitment to Equal Opportunities (e.g.: gender, race, disability).
  • This job description is not incorporated in the employment contract
  • It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments and following discussion with the post holder.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters and Curriculum Vitae as one attachment in English to: [email protected] with the position title as the subject of your email.


  • Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
  • Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Completed applications should reach us before the closing date above.
  • Equal Opportunity: “Oxfam is an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc.”


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