Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods Officer

The post is to be based in Kyauk Taw and opened to Myanmar National and advertised nationwide.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Direction and Programme implementation:
1.  Provide technical input to the implementation of the food security/livelihoods component of the programme
2.  Provide regular updates on the overall food security and livelihoods situation, including areas of food access & availability, food aid if required, market access and assessment, coping strategies, livestock and agriculture.
3.  Provide on-going food security and livelihood updates to link in to any Myanmar programme advocacy strategy and messages on protracted crises and long-term programming.
4.  Ensure support to help kick start the intervention through support in developing new proposals, setting up of implementation and activity plans.
5.  Monitor the changing external environment within the programme area
6.  Support the EFSVL team leader as required (TBC).
Management:
1.  Produce regular reports to the EFSVL team leader on food security and livelihoods activities.
2.  Ensure effective communication  systems are maintained between the food security/livelihoods team and other units within the programme.
3.  Represent Oxfam at certain meetings involving local government and sector ministries.
4.  Ensure adequate technical support to the food security/livelihoods activities and monitoring staff.
5.  Ensure  coordination  and  avoiding  duplication  with  other  EFSVL  actors  including  local  government  and ministries present in the area.

SKILLS AND COMPETENCE:

  • A degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Business, Development, Food Security, Agronomy or related fields
  •  Demonstrable  experience  of  implementing  distribution  programmes,  monitoring  food  security  situation, livelihood strategy development and support
  • Emergency experience essential, ideally with an NGO, with proven application at field level
  • Proven  and  diverse  experience  of  design  and  implementation  of  food  security  interventions  or  similar  in humanitarian contexts (sudden-onset i.e. floods and chronic crisis i.e. displacement). Ideally this will include experience of  programming with market assessments, and food security outcomes and of working with rural communities or restricted communities
  • An  understanding  of  linking  humanitarian  programme  design  with  longer-term  community-based  institution building and livelihoods approaches
  • Strong  analytical  skills  demonstrated  through  proven  experience  in  establishing  relevant  project  monitoring systems, assessment design and contributing to proposal development where relevant
  • Appreciation for gender and diversity in emergency response programmes.
  • Proven  ability  to  analyse  complex  humanitarian  contexts,  monitor  change  and  translate  into  appropriate strategic planning and advocacy.
  • Training and counterpart development skill
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach including working with  Government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact,
  • Well developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation
  • Good written and spoken English essential

Closing date:      10th October 2016, 5:00 PM

Early application is encouraged as this post is urgently required and Oxfam reserves the right to carry out interview process as soon as we identified appointable person.

How to apply:  Please state applied position in email subject line and send to Human Resources Department through myanmarhr@oxfam.org.uk