Oxfam GB Regional Advisor, Social Protection Jobs in Kenya

Oxfam GB Regional Advisor, Social Protection Jobs in Kenya


The Role

  • As part of the Regional team, you will provide strategic direction for social protection and support country teams to identify opportunities and to deliver through programming.

  • This role will engage closely with humanitarian, development and influencing colleagues.

    The dimensions to this role:

  • Support to country team social protection programming and strategising (40%)

  • Leading the social protection direction for the regional office (40%)

  • Liaising at the global level to share learning, seek support and contribute coherence to Oxfam’s global social protection work (10%).

  • Approximately 10% of time will be spent on miscellaneous work, which includes team and departmental meetings

  • This position reports to the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator.

    The Person

    We are looking for a strategic, dynamic and credible individual with the following:

  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field, e.g. MSc in fields related to social protection, food security, nutrition, economics, geography, humanitarian studies, agriculture or other technical livelihoods/food security related area

  • Experience in implementing social protection programmes (both formal and informal social protection) in both development and humanitarian contexts

  • Understanding of the gender dynamics in social protection and how this can
    be incorporated into improving social protection and cash standards

  • Strong, demonstrable technical experience in slow onset, rapid onset, and chronic/protracted crises and complex emergencies, in both rural and urban settings (preferably in East Africa)

  • Leadership and management skills to enable operation within complex management frameworks

  • Excellent understanding of the linkage between food security, livelihoods, DRR, gender, protection and social protection

  • Well-developed strategic, planning and analytical skills

  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences in complex and stressful circumstances

  • Experience with writing briefs as inputs to media and campaigns

  • Fluent written and spoken English is essential

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam GB Regional Advisor, Social Protection Jobs in Kenya


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