Based in Dire Dawa but the work is in Siti Zone, Somali Region
Oxfam Ethiopia is part of the global family of Oxfam International; operating in the country since 1974.
It has been implementing development and humanitarian programs in various parts of the country to address the immediate and strategic needs of people living in poverty.
The current country strategy (2015 – 2020) envisages “an Ethiopia free of poverty; where empowered women and other citizens influence and benefit from pro-poor and gender sensitive systemic changes that reduce their poverty and vulnerability and; an increase their socio-economic wellbeing”.
In 2016-17, the organisation consolidated its efforts to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and has reached more than 1.2 million people across Ethiopia with life-saving humanitarian assistance and longer-term resilience, livelihoods and gender based programmes.
Oxfam currently implements programmes directly and through partners across eight regions and one city administration including Amhara, Oromia, Tigray, Somali, Afar, Dire Dawa, Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) and Gambella.
Oxfam currently has about 300 staff, working across eight field bases and the country coordination office in Addis Ababa.
The programmes in the Somali, Gedeo, and Gambella regions are dominantly humanitarian; drought, conflict and flood preparedness, response and recovery, and supporting refugees from South Sudan respectively though Oxfam is increasing its resilience-based programming throughout.
The longer-term resilience-development programmes cover sustainable livelihoods, gender and climate change work.
More specifically Oxfam in Ethiopia focus on rural economic development working all through the value chain cycle, promoting viable local and export markets while building the resilience of the local population to respond and adapt to the re-current natural and man-made disasters.
Gender programming is at the centre of our work, always taking into consideration local gender dynamics and prioritizing the most vulnerable population.
The project envisages to contribute to youth employment and to address the challenges that marginalized young rural youth face to accessing decent employment opportunities, there is an urgent need for innovative approaches that provide demand-driven employability skills, improve attitudes and behaviours among diverse stakeholders, and engage multiple actors including the private sector.
Oxfam together with Save the Children International, ORDA and UNISOD is implementing a three and half year project on Youth Empowerment for Successful Transition to Decent work in Amhara and Somali regions of Ethiopia
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