1952 - East Africa Food crisis Response Manager

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Posted: 13/01/2023 09:39
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Nairobi or one of the HECA countries
Level: Management
Deadline: 16/03/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

  Closing date: 03 February 2023@ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT

Interviews-Assessments and interviews will be done on a rolling basis

Location: Nairobi or any location in HECA

Contract: 12 Months subject to funding availability

One Oxfam Grade: B2

Salary and benefits:International


Our vision is to contribute to a transformed and stable Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) region, where people exercise their right to challenge power and have dignity and security to drive transformative change in their lived experiences.

HECA is implementing a humanitarian response to the food crisis affecting Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan. Prolonged drought and extreme flooding, on  top  of  conflict,  locusts  and  climate  change,  have devastated harvests and rangelands and triggered a dramatic inflation of food prices. The affected populations are struggling to access food, and more than 28 million people are facing severe  food  insecurity.  Oxfam has declared this a regional Cat1 (highest organizational priority) crisis and scaled up their responses in the 4 countries significantly with focus on Food security, WASH, and Protection. The crisis responses are coordinated on regional level through a dedicated Programme management unit that is led by the EA Food Crisis Response Manager. Oxfam is working in close collaboration with national and local partner organizations.



The Role

Oxfam International  HECA is looking for East Africa Food Crisis Response ManagerTo provide adequate management, direction, and support to Oxfam’s East Africa food security response regionally and in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. The postholder will be the Operational lead for the Response.

Who we're looking for

A dynamic and committed individual with the following:

  • Post Graduate Degree or Degree with equivalent work experience from a recognised University/college in International Development or any other related area that can bring added value to the job.
  • Relevant international humanitarian experience of 7 - 10 years for post graduate holders, or 10 years + for degree holders, including budgeting, planning, programme cycle management, preferably in an international NGO/operational UN agency/equivalent, out of which at least 5 years should be supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Excellent value-based people management skills, with proven ability to lead multi-cultural with integrity and professionalism always.
  • Extensive experience in large-scale humanitarian and resilience programming at senior levels, including both in sudden-onset disasters and in complex, insecure environments.
  • Experience of working with and influencing government at senior levels.
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with and influencing donors, UN and the cluster system at senior levels.
  • Commitment to and experience of working with local partners, including women rights organizations, and civil society networks and provide strategic support to gradually increase their influence and programme portfolios.
  • Knowledge and understanding of WASH, Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods, Gender and Protection programming in humanitarian response and resilience programming.
  • Experience of implementing gendered humanitarian interventions and mainstreaming of other key programme quality themes such as accountability to local populations in humanitarian and resilience interventions.
  • Commitment to and knowledge of working with networks and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to influence humanitarian actions
  • Knowledge and commitment humanitarian values viz. community engagement, local humanitarian leadership, safe programming and feminist approach - in line with Oxfam’s humanitarian approach.
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and reporting skills, and an excellent ability to influence verbally to persuade with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to work strategically and cooperatively with a number of different in and out of country stakeholders and working relationships.
  • Adaptable in approach to work with a willingness to work under pressure in a demanding environment.
  • Proven ability to work with multi-million budgets, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting.


What we offer

At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career. Oxfam is committed to providing a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment

How to apply

Please click on the "apply" button to start the application process. Please upload and up-to-date CV and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually within 2 weeks of the closing date.

About us

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 21 organizations (affiliates) plus the Oxfam International Secretariat, all 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 our core values:- Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality. 

Our commitment to safeguarding

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. Please note that Oxfam International participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Processes within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. Under this scheme, if you have been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization on any misconduct history in accordance with the terms of the scheme. For scheme details please click here

Oxfam International is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace.


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