Job Description

EFSL Officer

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Deadline for applications: 21st August, 2022

Start date: As soon as possible

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Oxfam’s work in Somalia and Somaliland covers both humanitarian and development spheres, with most programming delivered in Hargeisa and eastern Somaliland, both directly and with partners. The humanitarian component focuses on delivery of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security (particularly cash grants) and protection, in response to persistent, intense drought that has decimated livelihoods – primarily pastoralism, and caused mass displacement. The development component focuses on women and youth empowerment, economic inclusion, influence in decision-making and access to justice, primarily through three multi-year programmes.

All our work is led by Six core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. 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.

The Role

To ensure implementation of emergency food security, cash grants, restocking, seeds and fodder distribution and food security activities as well as contribute to livelihoods recovery of the Puntland population affected by drought crises.

JOB PURPOSE: The EFSL Officer is responsible for supervising, guiding and advising EFSL Assistants/enumerators/partner staff and communities in the selection, registration and verification of beneficiaries based on agreed set criteria and maintain accurate records of all registered beneficiaries

for coordination, management and implementation of Oxfam’s cash transfer, livestock treatment, agricultural input conducted in Puntland.

The EFSL Officer is responsible for field monitoring and technically supporting partners implementing rapid response to people in need of lifesaving assistance which may include: timely, orderly and effective food distribution to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and Host Communities; implementing high quality intervention, monitoring, accurate data collection and record keeping according to Oxfam policy and guidelines. The EFSL Officer is also responsible for regular project reporting and must ensure effective implementation of project activities in liaison with the relevant stakeholders.

Skills and Qualifications


  1. At least first degree in agriculture, veterinary, and development studies accompanied by 4-years’ experience of working in Puntland, of which a substantial part should involve recent emergency food security and livelihoods work. This includes proven practical experience in two or more of the following - food security assessments and surveys, agriculture and livestock interventions, cash/vouchers based interventions, general food distribution and targeting as well as an understanding of relief and development issues relating to risks to livelihoods and livelihoods support, food security in natural and drought related disasters

  2. Sensitivity, diplomacy, tact, good communication skills, and ability to remain calm under pressure.

  3. Ability to understand complex food insecurity situations and adjust operations accordingly.

  4. Ability and willingness to live and work in remote field locations with limited under basic conditions

  5. Experience of implementing new programmes.

  6. Experience of capacity building of communities

  7. Have good knowledge of Sphere standards, Core Humanitarian Standards, and humanitarian needs assessment.

  8. Ability to train partners field staff at the field.

  9. Excellent experience in undertaking monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning of food security and livelihoods program run through local partner.

  10. Strong attention to detail. The ability to present concise reports, sometimes at short notice, reflecting the problems and possible solutions for particular situations.

  11. Proven experience as a team player and demonstrably cooperative with members of other teams, responding flexibly, with speed and accurately to queries and issues.

  12. High level of computer literacy especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  13. Commitment to Oxfam’s principles and values of accountability, inclusiveness and empowerment. This includes demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity issues into programmes.

  14. Good knowledge of written and spoken English.

  15. Familiar with and abide by the NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g. Interaction Field Co-operation Protocol).

  16. Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.

  17. Demonstrates commitment and drive and ability to work in stressful and difficult condition.


How to apply

Please follow the links below to access the detailed Job Description and submit your application by 21st August 2022, however applications will be reviewed on rolling basis and assessments might be carried out before the Deadline.

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