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About OXFAM:

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can defeat poverty or any type of inequality or discrimination.

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.

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

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Job Description:

About Oxfam:

OXFAM, we are a strategic network of organizations working together internationally to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We share a common vision, common philosophies and, to a large extent, common working practices. We all have the same brand values, the same passion and commitment.

OXFAM has a long history in Afghanistan, working in the country for over 50 years. OXFAM currently implements projects directly or via partners in 11 provinces (Kabul, Daykundi, Balkh, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Takhar, Helmand, Bamyan, Parwan, Paktiya,  and Herat) throughout the country. As a humanitarian, development and campaigning organization, OXFAM is uniquely placed to work alongside its partners to effectively tackle the challenges that Afghanistan faces. OXFAM supports rural and urban development and sustainable livelihood programs with a particular focus on women’s economic empowerment, as well as delivering humanitarian assistance to people affected by natural disasters and conflict. OXFAM works closely with national partners to support citizens and civil society particularly (women and youth) to engage in governance and political processes in order to ensure the Government of Afghanistan responds to the needs of all Afghans.

Department Purpose:

Oxfam’s humanitarian programme aims to contribute to minimizing the threats of natural disasters and the consequences of man-made disasters, prepare for those that cannot be stopped and be in a position to respond effectively to humanitarian needs after a disaster has occurred. Oxfam believes that all people – women, men and children – have a right to life with dignity and, therefore, a right to protection and assistance in the event of a humanitarian crisis.

Oxfam’s humanitarian response in Afghanistan covers Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods (EFSVL) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors where protection, safe programming is integrated and mainstreamed.

Team Purpose:

Oxfam Afghanistan is scaling up its humanitarian response to meet the basic needs of protracted IDPs as well as linking emergency response with early recovery and development. Project Manager will be overseeing the project at overall at district and provincial level both on operational and program aspects and expected to represent Oxfam at the field level, provide required guidance to the team and provide input for the relevant assessments and helping Oxfam humanitarian team in setting up the humanitarian response in the region whenever required.

Job Purpose:

This position will manage the “Food Security support to IDPs in Nangarhar as part of COVID-19 Response in Afghanistan” Project.  The incumbent will lead the Food Security support project and supervise the day to day activities and liaison with Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC), Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (DAIL) and other stakeholders in Nangarhar and Province. In addition, she/he will lead project staff capacity development efforts on Food security and cash based interventions in Emergency/Emergencies.

Job Responsibilities:

Project management component:

  • Manage and coordinate the project activities with partners and relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate the planning, implementation, and monitoring of projects activities undertaken by project staff, according to approved project document and budget;
  • Coordinate reporting on budget expenditures and follow up on the budget utilization;
  • Coordinate and facilitate monthly partners meetings to review the project progress and planning;
  • Maintain continuous dialogue with project team on changes and developments in project implementation;
  • Support the development of an effective partnership between Oxfam and its partners as well as stockholders  based on equality, transparency;
  • Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation system for the project in close coordination with Oxfam MEAL department, and undertake field monitoring visits;
  • Together with the MEAL department, guide partners to ensure quality reporting and continuous monitoring and to establish effective beneficiary accountability and feedback mechanism;
  • Ensure that narrative and financial reporting and other donor requirements (such as audits) are met in line with donor agreements and Oxfam policies, procedures;
  • Develop stories, case studies or input for any other written materials for external communication on the project(s);
  • Ensure that the (digital and hard) archiving of the project documents are correctly done and maintained;
  • Build capacity of project staff and partner organization, provide training and promote learning;
  • Ensure Oxfam and partners’ humanitarian programming is in line with Oxfam’s minimum standards and promote sustainability through establishing linkage of humanitarian response, recovery with longer-term development programs;
  • Develops strong relationships with relevant institutional donors and private sector actors and works collaboratively with the Funding team to mobilize funds;
  • Participate in relevant sectoral, Cluster and NGOs coordination meetings at Central Zone  and at Herat  (provincial) level, as required;
  • Stay deployed in the field in emergency situations to support or lead the humanitarian response and support the implementing partners;
  • Perform any other duties as required.

Technical Agriculture and other emergency component:

  • Provide technical and strategic leadership and direction in the design of Oxfam and partner Agriculture support and Emergency Food Security interventions.
  • Support programme management for Agriculture and Food security component, to ensure quality, timeliness, and scale of overall Oxfam humanitarian programme delivery; including support with preparing quality proposals, reporting and financial monitoring.
  • Lead Oxfam and partners in the development of feedback and complaint mechanisms for beneficiaries
  • Contribute in the design of Oxfam and partner, Agriculture and Emergency Food Security interventions;
  • Support Program manager in development of advisory messages, leaflet, about effective livestock management, feeding and fodder cultivation, preservation, and storage techniques and practices;
  • Work with Oxfam’s Humanitarian Program Manager, Project manager, EFSL, Gender, WASH, and Protection sector leads as well as Humanitarian Adviser and humanitarian field officers;
  • Work with Oxfam Afghanistan staff on Oxfam’s emergency responses and preparedness;
  • Work with local partners on the humanitarian situation and on the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the projects;
  • Attend relevant coordination meetings, FSAC, Early Warning WG, PDMC, and other forums in  provincial, district level when required.

Other:

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.
  • This job description is attached to 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. The post holder will be expected to work for agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievement of the responsibilities in accordance with the performance review process.

Job Requirements:

Essential:

  • Post Graduate degree in veterinary, Agriculture, NRM, or any other related field;
  • At least 3- 5 years’ experience in the design, development, and management of food security and livestock projects in the Humanitarian program including a minimum of 2 years in a coordination or management role;
  • Proved experience in displacement and durables solutions contexts;
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of Early Warning Mechanisms and Emergency Food security and livelihood in areas of humanitarian and resilience building.
  • Proven track record and experience in project management;
  • Demonstrated experience of working in collaboration with local partners;
  • Well-developed analytical and strategic planning skills with the ability to influence the wider programme strategy;
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting training, and providing capacity building to local partners and beneficiaries;
  • Able to work under time pressure and long hours whenever required;
  • Resilience, flexibility, and adaptability to work successfully under stressful conditions;
  • A high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with colleagues, partners, and beneficiaries;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, in order to be able to liaise effectively, with a range of stakeholders, including NGO partners, community leaders, and government officials;
  • Ability to build positive team dynamics, and to motivate and manage a team;
  • An ability for creative problem solving and innovation in complex and /or restrictive working environments.
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashtu, with excellent written and verbal English language skills;
  • Good writing and presentation skills;
  • Previous work experience in Herat province is an advantage.
  • User level computer literacy (Office Package, Outlook, etc.);
  • Willingness to travel to rural, remote and insecure areas in Afghanistan.
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting trainings, and providing capacity building to local partners and beneficiaries;
  • Resilience, flexibility and adaptability to work successfully under stressful conditions;
  • A high level of social-cultural sensitivity when dealing with colleagues, partners and beneficiaries;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and tact, in order to be able to liaise effectively, with a range of stakeholders, including NGO partners, community leaders and government officials;
  • An ability for creative problem solving and innovation in complex and /or restrictive working environments;
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashtu, with excellent written;

Desirable:

  • Able to work under time pressure and long hours whenever required;
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of DRR, NRM, Early Warning Mechanisms and Emergency Food security and livelihood in areas of humanitarian and resilience building;
  • Demonstrated experience of working in collaboration with local partners;
  • Good writing and presentation skills;

Education:

  • Post Graduate degree in Social science, or any other related field;

Experience:

  • At least 3- 5 years’ experience in the design, development, and management of food security and cash transfer projects in emergencies in the Humanitarian program including a minimum of 2 years in a coordination or management role;

Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Submission Guideline:

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Note:

  • This project is subject to donor Approval.

Submission Email:

https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=6543&company=OxfamNovibP&username=

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