Deadline: 22 April, 2020

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Oxfam is seeking to fill the position of a Senior Livelihood Programme Officer. Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, review and support food security and livelihoods projects and programmes
  • Provide expert advice to field offices, project partners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Work closely with the Livelihoods Programme Manager and the Project Manager for Empower Youth for Work

Requirements

  • University degree in Economics, Agronomy, Veterinary, Rural Development, Rural Economics or related areas
  • In-depth knowledge and practical experience in marketing, financial management, business planning, women empowerment and private sector engagement
  • Experience in reviewing business potentials and viability of innovations in terms of business development and incubation
  • Good understanding and analytical skills of the sustainable livelihoods approach and related issues
  • Good understanding of and commitment to linking livelihood programme design with longer-term community-based institution building
  • Demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into long term livelihood programmes
  • Commitment to and knowledge of creating a partner-led operational environment, with an ability to create an internal Oxfam approach that is focused on developing and supporting partner organisations to achieve direct impact and results relating to Oxfam’s objectives
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Excellent personal communication skills, in written and verbal English, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills
  • Speak, write and listen to both Amharic and Oromiffa
  • Ability to use different approaches to achieve followership
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines in changing situations
  • Proven record of designing, managing and reporting on complex programmes across dispersed locations and with various implementing partners
  • Extensive knowledge in the areas of rural development, market oriented agricultural extension services, financial services, enterprise development for youth and women
  • Proven ability to manage complex partner relationships respecting partners’ autonomy while ensuring project delivery
  • Knowledge of, and experience in working with donors (financial and donor contract management skills)
  • Ability to represent the programme externally professionally
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and those of marginalised people
  • Flexibility in terms of travel and working hours (working away from the office for periods of up to two weeks at a time approximately four times in any 12 months)
  • Willingness to travel to medium/ high risk areas

To apply and for more information, click here.

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