Oxfam Great Britain EFSVL Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

Oxfam Great Britain EFSVL Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia


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    Job Purpose

  • The role The EFSVL Assistant will support in planning and implementation of cash-based locust response intervention in accordance with the impact of the desert locust infestation and other emergencies related.

  • The cash-based intervention including provision of farming inputs (staple food crop seeds, short maturing open pollinated varieties) and associated extension service delivery at project locations and act as additional workforce to the existing EFSVL capacity at field level including filling any existing gaps.

  • The jobholder will work closely with the EFSVL Team Leader and; with the field team to ensure timely and quality in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities which meets national as well as regional government standards.


  • Work patterns are not routine and often high pressure

  • Required to make sound technical judgments regularly within agreed processes using technical knowledge, a good understanding of the team, context and the facilities available to the team.

  • Communication largely with internal staffs, also with some external contacts / target audiences to support operational work.

  • Implementation of activities and internal communication of the locally relevant context to inform appropriate planning

  • Supervises the work of contractors, service provider partners through working with local authorities at project locations in area of own specialism (EFSVL).

  • Contributing to project/ programme implementation planning and monitoring

  • Ensures the effective implementation and delivery of projects and / or defined areas of programme, including working with partners
    Problem solving activities related to a defined area, such as a limited geographical area or limited programme sectional area using professional or technical knowledge

  • Makes complex technical information accessible and useable by non-specialists within a defined area

  • Some negotiation and representation with local authorities- Veterinary and Agriculture offices at the district or village/center levels

  • Develop a shared analysis of local issues, contacts and key players (district and village level)

    Key Responsibilities

  • Support the EFSVL officer in the planning (development of detailed workplan, implementation plan, project inception with community stakeholders and implementation of the EFSVL response for all projects in an area of operation.

  • Support the EFSVL officer in getting update that help him/her to represent Oxfam in multi-agency needs assessment especially related to the EFSVL sector.

  • Community Mobilization, consultation and group formation. Beneficiary targeting, Registration etc.

  • Support the EFSVL officer in the various field locations in undertaking cash-based intervention activities and associated extension service provision.

  • This will include documentation of best practices and learning from farming imputes provision activity.

  • Support the EFSVL officer in providing update so as to developing terms of reference (ToR) on activities to be implemented

  • Support the EFSVL team in the field and MEAL team during Monitoring activities (Exit interviews, PDMs, Livestock treatment Data recording, etc.) and provide timely updates on activities implemented in line with overall food security and livelihoods situation in the agreed area;

  • This especially for the Pastoral Livelihoods, Livestock/crop products markets and trade, crop/animal disease surveillance, Status of pastures, access
    to Animal Health and agriculture extension services, access to pastures and feed and fodder (markets);

  • Providing data, information on: expressed beneficiary needs, context information, local authorities’ policies and plans, coordination with existing actors in the agro-pastoral and livestock sector, both crop & livestock sector markets functionality for development of proposals and EFSVL strategy.

  • Support the field team in providing information for preparation of internal and donor reports.

  • Support the field EFSVL officer in providing technical specifications to the Logistic team on all EFSVL related market assessments, procurements and deliveries;

  • Ensure that all Oxfam accountability procedures and tools are applied correctly at all stages of the implementation of EFSVL activities and in the Pastoral livelihood support

  • When delegated by the EFSVL officer or Base Manager, represent Oxfam at technical coordination meetings involving local government and other relevant stakeholders at Kebele and Woreda level.

  • Implement and monitor Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSL) interventions in the agro-pastoral Livelihoods sector in case of emergency response.

    Job Requirements

    Skills and Competence

    Relevant qualification background

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture, agro-economics, Rural Development with relevant experience

  • Excellent understanding & proven / progressive experience (Minimum 3 Years) of planning / and implementing EFSVL interventions in agro-pastoral and pastoral livelihood context

  • Strong previous experience in working with partners and partner capacity building skills

  • Demonstrable experience of working on livestock and Pastoral livelihood support interventions: (cash transfer and other voucher-based interventions in the pastoral context, agricultural extension service delivery, crop and Livestock marketing skills, Gender and protection aspects mainstreaming in project intervention contexts, etc).

  • Experience in delivery cash and voucher programmes, including use of the ICT equipment and tracking and monitoring programmes. (e.g. LMMS, Mobenzi, Red Rose).

  • Experience in market analysis; with the capacity to conduct a market assessment surveys, FGDs & KII;

  • Good understanding of cash transfer modalities and mechanisms with a knowledge of their development and specificities;

  • Experience in conflict-sensitive programming and the ability to influence and support partners in appreciating the importance of financial standards, procedures and controls;

  • Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with Government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact

  • Coordination skills with diverse audiences.

  • Well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation

  • Good oral and written communication skills in English essential; fluent Oromifa an advantage.

  • Willingness to travel at short notice, often in difficult circumstances

  • Experience in pastoral programmes/areas is highly desirable.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Great Britain EFSVL Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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