Livelihood Specialist – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia 2019

Posted on: Monday May 27 , 1:36 PM , 2019
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Livelihood Specialist (INT5641)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have Bachelor (BA) or Degree from a recognised university/collage in Agriculture, Veterinary and Community Development or any other related areas that can bring added value to this job?

Do you have relevant 5-7 years of experience working in livelihoods long term program preferably in an international NGO out of which 2 years should be supervisory / managerial experience?

Do you have good knowledge of livelihoods diversification, livestock development, natural resources management, income generation schemes, and community based fodder production? 

Do you have experience in working within Somali region particularly Siti Zone?


If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you.


The Role

The Livelihood Specialist will lead the planning, designing & implementation of Oxfam’s Livelihood program in Siti, focusing on pastoralist and agro-pastoralist community. In case of disasters, the post holder will also be responsible for leading emergency food security and vulnerable livelihood intervention, including needs assessment, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in Siti zone of Ethiopia.


What we are looking for

As Livelihood Specialist, you are expected to have good knowledge of livelihoods diversification, livestock development, natural resources management, income generation schemes, and community based fodder production; have at least 4 years of demonstrable experience in planning and managing community development, food security, market based livelihood, NRM and DRR interventions; and also integrating gender and diversity into long term livelihood and emergency response program. You will have excellent understanding of the sustainable livelihoods approach and related issues; cash based interventions and food aid program; and commitment to linking humanitarian program design with longer-term community-based institution building and livelihoods approaches.

You need to demonstrate collaborative approach including working with Government officials with good negotiation skills, diplomacy and tact; have the ability to analyze complex development / humanitarian contexts; monitor change and translate it into appropriate strategic planning and advocacy; well-developed interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situation; and coordination skills with diverse audiences.


We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to act as key contributor to our work of supporting those most in need. You will also have a chance to work in a fast paced, dynamic and internationally focussed environment and we offer fair pay and competitive benefits package.


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 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.

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

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How To Apply

Deadline: June 3, 2019

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 Oxfam International Application Portal  or through

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