Project Officer (m/f)


Oxfam is recruiting a Project Officer (m/f), to be based in Maganja da Costa, Mozambique.
  • Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. For our work in the Idai/Kenneth Humanitarian response we are looking for a Project Officer, to be based in Maganja da Costa, Zambezia, Mozambique
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term (January- 31st of March 2020)
  • To support in implementing gender-sensitive community-level protection activities in particular, protection monitoring and information dissemination and referrals guided by Oxfam’s policies and guidelines for managing information and relevant professional standards in protection work. This position will also support the implementation of EFSVL activities under SIDA project, these activities will include the implementation of agriculture seeds and tools distribution, livestock interventions, livelihood recovery and disaster risk reduction activities
Protection: 50 %
  • Ensure the delivery of protection activities in Zambezia (this may include protection focused distributions, services mapping, and other targeted support)
  • Undertake regular field visits with the WASH and EFSVL teams to identify and address, along with the sectorial teams, potential protection concerns arising from Oxfam’s humanitarian response
  • Prepare for and organize community consultations and community based orientation sessions, in coordination with Oxfam team(s) and other partners
  • Participates in developing and updating the mapping of services for threats and abuses (including GBV) that community members face in Oxfam areas of operation
  • Lead and supervise assessment teams during thematic surveys, needs assessment and data collection for protection-related research
  • With support of the Protection Coordinator and the Program Manager, follow-up with humanitarian actors about requests and invitations for community sessions
  • Monitors protection issues affecting the population in areas of operation
  • Support the Program Manager and Team Leaders to strategies, plan for and ensure appropriate integration and mainstreaming of protection through all programme activities
  • With support of the Program Manager and Protection Coordinator, develop and update relevant Information, Education and Communication tools (leaflets, brochures, posters etc.)
  • Coordinate and organize regular internal mapping of services available in the area of intervention
  • Support the Program Manager in developing safe programming and conflict-sensitive approaches to the humanitarian response
  • In collaboration with the Protection Coordinator and the Program Manager, ensures program staff are fully trained on existing referral systems and relevant SOPs
  • Support protection-related advocacy research and surveys in coordination with the Protection and Campaigns teams
  • Support Program Team for preparing written protection updates for Oxfam situation reports
  • Attend external meetings in coordination with Protection Coordinator, Protection Team Leader and Program Manager
  • Produce gendered protection updates that will be included in field visit reports
  • Contribute in Sitreps, biweekly/monthly reports, donor reports and proposals
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans and facilitation of community awareness sessions on basic and specialist protection services using approaches that promote gender equality
  • Support country teams to ensure MEAL processes are engendered and include protection to ensure learning and protection issues are captured
EFVSL 50 %
  • Support EFSVL team with day to day implementation of Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods relief and early recovery projects; including community mobilization, beneficiary identification and registration, relief distribution, and other project activities
  • Support EFSVL assessment through leading surveys, focus group discussions, and other forms of data collection in the field and oversee regular monitoring activities, especially baselines/endline surveys and post activity monitoring
  • Support EFSVL and partners’ teams in developing and applying appropriate monitoring, verification, evaluation and learning (MEAL) tools in relation to Oxfam’s EFSVL work in Mozambique
  • To encourage mainstreaming of gender into livelihoods early recovery programming by increasing knowledge of the staff, community structures and beneficiary communities through trainings/awareness raising activities and incorporating gender data in program monitoring and design
  • To gather and manage program information effectively, ensuring accurate, easily accessible records maintenance and filing by program team members
  • Work closely with partner organizations to ensure that activities are implemented in a productive, collaborative, and accountable manner
  • With support from the EFSVL Team Leader, contribute to program strategy, methodology, and budget discussions, and support accurate reporting
  • Contribute to the EFSVL team’s analysis of the emergency food security and livelihoods context, identification of needs, and finalization of projects to address these needs
  • Ensure proactive planning of field activities and identify resource needs in coordination with the EFSVL team leader and other Oxfam teams to ensure that financial, logistical, and project resources are utilized efficiently
  • Demonstrable experience (minimum 2 years) in working with communities in humanitarian or development contexts and demonstrated technical knowledge in one or more of Oxfam’s core thematic areas for EFSVL, including cash transfer programs, agricultural, and food security assistance
  • Experience and knowledge of Livelihoods asset protection and recovery activities in emergency and post-emergency situations
  • Strong project cycle skills: assessments, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and strategic planning
  • Good understanding of protection concerns, including GBV issues in displacement, human rights, and international humanitarian law
  • Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation
  • Good levels of spoken and written English
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills of using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 06.01.2020
  • Expires 17.01.2020
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