Roving EFSVL Coordinator (Job in Ethiopia 2021)

Job Description


About us

Oxfam is a global community that believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers 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 procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Our team

The Tigray Response Team is composed of national and international staff with wide experience in developing and implementing WASH, EFSVL, Protection, and Gender programmes. 

The Roving EFSVL Coordinator will ensure the coordinated implementation of Oxfam’s food security programme and contribute to the livelihoods recovery of the conflict-affected population across the Tigray Region.  The EFSVL Coordinator will work directly with Oxfam’s and partners’ staff, UN, NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure people affected by the crisis get timely, sufficient, and appropriate humanitarian assistance.

Job purpose

Roving EFSVL Coordinator is ensuring the coordination and provide sound technical support to the development and implementation of Oxfam’s EFSVL programme across operational areas in the Tigray Region.

Core details

Location: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to field locations
Salary: As per Oxfam Benefit Package
Internal Grade: C2
Division National Job Family: Programme
Contract type: Fixed-Term contract for 6 months with the possibility of extension

Hours of work:

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This role reports to: Emergency Response Program Manager
Staff reporting to this post:  EFSVL Team Leader
The annual budget          for the post: N/A
Key relationships/interactions: Tigray Response Manager, EFSVL Team Leaders and Officers, Area Managers, other technical coordinators, country support team and partners
Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.
References: Should you be successful and not already employed by Oxfam GB, we will require minimum of two references covering five years of employment history.
DBS checks (for roles based in the UK): NA

It is a requirement in the UK for a new DBS check at enhanced level for every new member of staff who works directly with, or has regular contact with, children or vulnerable adults in the UK (consistent with DBS guidance and relevant law).


key responsibilities



  • Provides specialist advice on EFSVL, in-kind, CTP, and market-based programming, problem-solving, and capacity development, including the integration of gender and safe programming, both to Oxfam staff and partner organisations.
  • Support, oversee and coordinate the programmes set up to address the emergency food security and livelihoods needs of the affected population including food and other essential needs, as well as livelihoods.
  • Working with the EFSVL Team Leaders and officers, ensure all relevant systems are put in place for a quality programme and there is the flexibility to scale up or re-orientate programmes according to the context evolution if needed. Coordinate with and influence the Humanitarian community of practice for market-based programming and livelihoods supports as part of relief operations when the context allows.
  • Support the EFSVL Team Leaders in the design, management and implementation of the programmes (and with the decision on the best modality: food or cash or both; as well as livelihoods support; and livelihood early recovery where possible).
  • Develops solutions to diverse and complex problems within organisational policy
  • Diverse and complex context analysis at the macro and micro level
  • Support the District EFSVL Officers in ensuring the technical quality of the programmes in the field locations.
  • Seek out and promote opportunities of increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the EFSVL programmes, looking specifically at technological opportunities (like mobile money transfers, bank transfers…).
  • Coordination and collaboration with UN-Agencies, (I)NGOs, Government …
  • Engage with Oxfam and partners’ field-level stakeholders on EFSVL issues as well as external stakeholders at the national level.
  • Line management of EFSVL Team leaders/officers
  • Capacity building of staff and partners
  • Support the MEAL approach and system with the MEAL advisor, and support in the monitoring of the programme and its impact on the food security and livelihoods of the population in operational areas.
  • Ensure that market information is incorporated in project design and implementation: assess markets in key operational areas, map trade flows, monitor market evolution and recovery, pricing monitoring and use the results to inform the design of market-based programming & strategy.
  • Represent Oxfam on EFSVL issues at the Food Security Cluster meetings, and promote cash and market-based programming, through cluster or working group participation or leadership and influencing other relevant external fora when thcontext allows. Other clusters where cash and market programming will benefit from Oxfam’s experience.


  • In direct coordination with the Tigray, the Response Manager update the EFSVL strategy following the evolution of the people’s needs.
  • Support technically the EFSVL Team Leaders/officers with the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the EFSVL programmes.
  • Identify opportunities of scaling up and ensure these are coherent with the rest of the programme, work closely with WASH, Shelter, gender, logistics, finance, admin, HR.
  • Explore and promote technological options (like mobile money transfers, bank transfers…) for scale-up and for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of EFSVL programming.
  • Support in the recruitment of additional EFSVL staff and provide training to them, as necessary.
  • Design or identify tools and approaches for use in food security, livelihoods and market monitoring, participate/lead in market assessments and in any other assessment as needed.
  • Ensure the Advocacy team picks up on any EFSVL issues and that the EFSVL work is well represented in all communication material and media.
  • Represent Oxfam on EFSVL issues at the cluster and other coordination meetings and liaise with partners, INGOs, UN, and other stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Play a leading role in the cluster system, including the Food Security, Early Recovery or Cash/Market WGs or sub-cluster group and support delivery of its work as required; Share Oxfam learning and best practice with clusters, Govt bodies, and key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is conflict-sensitive, sensitive to community needs and gender issues, and in particular to promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the EFSVL programmes; Ensure that programmes analyze and address specific vulnerabilities
  • Support EFSVL Team Leaders/officers with HR, finance, and logistics coordination: troubleshooting where necessary to ensure the smooth running of the programme.
  • Ensure proper implementation by partners to achieve the agreed objectives. Support the Team leaders in identifying capacity-building needs for Oxfam and implementing partners EFSVL staff and develop capacity-building plans.
  • Explore and develop strategic partners contributing to the quality and scaling up of programmes.
  • Support finance and other staff with the drawing up of contracts between Oxfam and service providers, MOUs, etc.
  • Together with the Response Manager, Humanitarian Programme Manager, and Funding Coordinator, support development of proposals for relief and livelihood recovery linking with the OCS as appropriate.
  • Actively take part progress reports for the internal and external purpose (e.g. donor reports)
  • Ensure that EFSVL interventions are undertaken according to technical standards (LEGS, Livestock Working Group Guidelines in Ethiopia, SPHERE, Core Humanitarian Standards, etc);
  • Map the links to longer-term programming as well as proposed integration with WASH and advocacy interventions – as detailed and as explicit as possible.
  • Any other assignment given by the line manager


Job Requirements

Essential – Experience, Knowledge, Qualifications & Competencies


  • MSc or BSc Degree from a recognized university/college in Economics, Development Studies, Statistics/Management or any other related areas that can bring added value to the job
  • Minimum 7+ years of proven ability & experience in programme monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning (MEAL) preferably in Gambella refugees’ response programmes and local contexts in Ethiopia
  • Knowledge and practice of SAFE programming and international standards like Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), SPHERE, LEGS, etc
  • Experience of working effectively within a large international agency including, in refugee response setting, previous experience with ECHO & UNHCR projects would be an added advantage
  • Research background and knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS or STATA)
  • Good understanding of WASH and EFSVL programming in refugee response programming
  • Prior experience training/accompanying/learning in the field.
  • Experience leading strategy development and implementation monitoring in collaboration with staff
  • Proven ability to synthesize and detail information from a variety of sources, to draw lessons from project documentation
  • Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender and safe programming(protection) into programmes.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs and ability to travel and to work in difficult circumstances.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work in a challenging and dynamic context
  • Excellent English writing skills and strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Fluency in English is essential and the ability to communicate in the local language would be an added advantage


Fluent English language, ability to communicate in local language would be an added advantage  

Your commitment to Oxfam

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety, and staff health and wellbeing principles

 Key Attributes:

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

 Organisational Values:

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.
  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.
  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

Note to candidates: Shortlisted candidates will be assessed on our organisational values and attributes at the interview stage. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to adhere to our code of conduct. We encourage candidates to read and understand our code of conduct here.


How to Apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through or using Oxfam’s internal application portal on or before 14 March 2021.

Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of the post, this advert will close before the deadline if a suitable candidate is identified.