Goma | Pyongyang

Vacancy: Livelihoods Programme Lead


Type of contract: Open Ended

Salary: 27 963 £ Net per annum. Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in relation to employment with Oxfam


Oxfam is one of the world's leading humanitarian and development agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters, poverty and conflict throughout the world. With many thousand staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change. DRC is one of Africa's largest, most diverse and poorest countries, with very unstable security context. With more than 15 years armed conflict, DRC is one of the largest humanitarian contexts in which providing relief aid is challenging but exciting.


Contribute to the development and implementation of an innovative and effective Livelihoods program. Lead on the implementation of the national Livelihood strategy.Provide strategic direction and technical support to the Livelihood team in DRC. Work closely with the various program Lead (Protection, Gender, etc.)

Roles and Responsibilities

Provide leadership to the programme to develop a strategy for Livelihood; Lead in collaboration with National Program Manager and Funding staff the identification and process of national and international partners for Oxfam Livelihoods program in DRC; Coordinating the overall portfolio of ongoing partnerships and projects in the Livelihoods programme in close collaboration with the responsible project teams and other staff as well as with various Oxfam Partner Affiliates representatives involved in the Livelihood programme; Lead the development and implementation of the national Livelihood strategy of Oxfam in DRC taking into account all the lessons learned and evaluations; Coordinate the development of pilot innovations and projects in the field of Livelihood, document and capitalize experiences and contribute to the development of the Livelihood sector at national and regional level; Coordinate the development of new Livelihood project proposals in collaboration with the provincial team respecting Oxfam norms and standards, the protection needs, gender , environmental, , project sustainability and proper functioning of the systems maintenance, appropriate exit strategies, and the spirit of partnership; Provide technical and analytical input into key discussions around Livelihood; Work with the Livelihoods team, National Programme Manager and National Humanitarian Programme Manager, to explore links between programmes; Provide technical support and backstopping to Provincial Managers in ensuring implementation of project activities and managing partnerships; Join/support PMs in the analysis and contextualization of Livelihood issues in DRC and share analysis with Country Programme Manager and Livelihood team; Maintain a country Livelihood analysis linking on-the-ground developments with wider National issues and events (including protection assessments where appropriate)

The Person

To achieve this you will need to have a University degree in Livelihoods relevant technical field ; Minimum of Experience of at least 5 years in managing complex Livelihood programs including drafting project proposals / budgets / reports and the development of monitoring and evaluation systems; Experience in humanitarian and development contexts; Experience working with local NGOs as partners, evaluation and capacity building; Experience in advocacy ( with all stakeholders, donors, international organizations, UN agencies ... ); Good coordination and team work skills; Experience of working under pressure; Good knowledge of French and English speaking and writing; Previous project management experience; Excellent analytical and critical thinking ability and experience of high-level strategic discussions; Good understanding of security and development debates and theories as well as a good understanding of gender dimensions to programmes; Experience working in the region on similar work and good understanding of DRC; Track record of M&E work and documentation of knowledge; Track record of high performance and ability to deliver in high pressure environments; Understanding of gender in development and in conflict; Experience of working with UN agencies, government bodies and ability to build coalitions and gain consensus ; Strong interpersonal skills including good team work; Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally, strong English and French skills; Sympathy with the aim of Oxfam to end poverty and suffering; Knowledge of humanitarian and Livelihood programming

This is an opportunity for an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at Reference INT3004

Deadline: 09th December 2016

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Oxfam GB
  • Location: Goma | Pyongyang
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-09

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