2007 - Food & Economic Security Advisor

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Posted: 05/06/2023 21:53
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Location: Dakar, Addis Ababa or Nairobi
Level: Technical
Deadline: 19/06/2023 23:59
Hours: 36
Benefits: In line Oxfam values and according to location
Job Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 19 June 2023 @ 23:59 GMT/BST/EAT


Location: Flexible in Africa Region. Any country with an Oxfam office/presence (Senegal, Ethiopia, Kenya preferred),and you have the existing right to work

Contract: 4 years fixed term

One Oxfam Grade: B2

Salary and benefits: National

Oxfam International is unable to guarantee the obtaining of a work permit for the role. Candidates must already have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the location where they are based. We are not able to support the relocation of a candidate to take up the position in an Oxfam location. 

We believe flexible working is key to building the Secretariat of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of working arrangements that might work for you.


The Role

Oxfam International’s Africa Platform is looking for Food and Economic Security Advisor to lead the direct support to Oxfam in Africa for humanitarian scale up and ongoing support of large humanitarian responses (CAT 1 and CAT 2 responses) and effectively contribute to the development of capabilities in programmes that address emergency food security and livelihood vulnerability. These include programmes that enable food and livelihood insecure communities and households to anticipate, mitigate and recover from food insecurity and also reduce their vulnerability to food and livelihood insecurity and build their resilience. A close work and promotion of the Local Humanitarian Leadership is also within this job’s scope.


We’re looking for a person with


  1. Postgraduate qualification (or sufficient relevant experience) in food security, agriculture, economy, development, climate change or a related humanitarian field of study.
  2. Experience managing and coordinating food security emergency programmes including in assessment, analysis, and program design; preparedness and early warning; technical standards and best practices. Knowledge and experience of Cash and Voucher Assistance and markets, social protection; emergency Food Assistance and Livelihood; and/or nutrition.
  3. Knowledge of current trends in the climate change debate, agriculture and livestock; displacement and durable solutions, humanitarian environment impact, food aid; and/or nutrition in relation to humanitarian crises.
  4. Proven experience of working in poverty-affected contexts, evaluating the impact of livelihoods interventions, especially on youth and women and of the analytical principles that structure household economic analysis and sustainable livelihoods.
  5. Proven ability, of working in humanitarian contexts on Food and Economic Security, specifically having worked one of the fragile countries or in protracted and complex crisis contexts or conflict contexts..
  6. Fluency (written and oral) working knowledge in English and other languages are highly desirable as French.


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 to providing a flexible, supportive, working environment


How to apply

Please upload an 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, 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. Oxfam International Secretariat also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, if a job applicant has been employed by another member of the scheme, we will request information from that organization about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedure


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