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Livelihoods Coordinator

Livelihoods Coordinator
Salaire / mois
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Type contrat CDD
Expiration 04 Mars 2020
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Description de l'offre

Contract Type: fixed term, 03 Months
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Job Grade: National C2
Reporting to: Head of Programs
Job Ref No: Application for LICO-HH20


Oxfam is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. We work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.
OXFAM has been active in Senegal for more than two decades. In recent years, our focus has been on supporting sustainable livelihoods, promoting good governance and ensuring sustainable human development in the face of crisis and human/natural disasters.
Oxfam livelihoods and policy staff participate and use results of our livelihoods program in Senegal to influence relevant actors at all levels, to enable smallholder farmers to be heard and have access to viable livelihoods.

To lead, develop and manage Oxfam Livelihoods Program in Senegal


Thought leadership and strategic management

• Provide thought leadership on thematic area, staying up to date with the latest thinking, undertake/commission organised research and analysis and spend time in reflective consideration to develop a comprehensive understanding of the resilient livelihoods theme in Senegal, how it contributes to poverty and Inequality in the country, and ways of addressing these

Program design, development, implementation and monitoring
• Lead the design and delivery of innovative and effective livelihoods strategies and approaches that fit with the changing poverty, economic and social context in Senegal and which are consistent with Oxfam’s Model of Change and Country Strategy in Senegal. In particular, ensure programme interventions are effective at overcoming ethnic- and gender- based poverty, vulnerability and inequality.

• Deliver a thematic program with impact that contributes to the principle of one program in Senegal, seeking synergy with the other themes
• Design and deliver effective advocacy and replications strategies that enable programme successes to be replicated on a wider scale

• Manage the implementation of the livelihoods programme including quality control (especially ensuring equity), negotiation with local partners, creating of synergies with affiliates and external actors, financial management, documentation, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), reporting, etc.

• Ensure that women’s rights are developed and protected in the program

• Working closely with the Communications team, providing regular information, briefings and publicity on the livelihoods program activities

• Manage staff, consultants and researchers as required, in accordance with Oxfam policy and procedures

• Effectively manage allocated budgets and assigned projects.

• Working closely with the Head of Programs, Policy and Influencing and the Program Quality and MEL Officer to ensure that an effective, transparent and robust MEAL system and process is in place to ensure that the program delivers on the OCS.

Working with partners and stakeholders

• Develop a comprehensive understanding of Oxfam’s partnership approach, including work with coalitions and networks, adopting a strategic, proactive perspective on how to achieve partner led approaches to achieve sustainable change

• Develop and facilitate links with civil society (including non-implementing partners), the private sector, academic /knowledge institutions and governments, initiating contacts and building associations that can be used to enhance Oxfam’s work, and identifying key partners to collaborate with on the delivery of the program.

• Coordinate and mobilise technical support for the program partners, accompanying them and ensuring high quality of programming

• Within Senegal, develop and maintain a network for livelihoods issues. Represent Oxfam and communicate Oxfam's public policy and advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, national and local organisations as required.

• As the livelihoods lead for Oxfam in Senegal, liaise with relevant regional and global staff and disseminate information to staff

• Work closely with other teams to ensure practical and effective integration and coordination among teams and activities

Resource mobilisation

• Working closely with the Country Funding Coordinator, participate in relevant fundraising activities, through the development of fundable concepts (at all levels) and by assisting in the development of donor proposals, budget submissions and other necessary activities to secure funding for programme objectives

• Lead the design and implementation of a funding strategy for the livelihoods programme to ensure adequate resources to enable programme delivery.

People Development and Management

• Manage the program team to deliver on the OCS, providing leadership, Inspiration and guidance and ensuring that the management of the team is in line with Oxfam’s HR policies and procedures.

• Implement Performance Management with all direct reports, including objective setting, performance review and personal development plans. Ensuring all aspects of Oxfam work in Senegal e.g. programme themes and aims, gender equity and advocacy are reflected in objectives.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge


• University degree, preferably in Livelihoods, Social Science or/and management

• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of implementing livelihood programs and initiatives, ideally built on mature understanding of relevant issues derived from field experience

• Proven ability to be innovative and flexible and to deliver effective development programmes in Senegal

• Strong program management and quality knowledge, with ability to ensure consistent quality against standards and to implement effective monitoring and evaluation systems to assess and adjust performance

• Commitment to and good knowledge of working with networks, coalitions and a partnership approach across the spectrum of Oxfam’s work, including innovative approaches to capacity strengthening

• Good knowledge of and experience in developing advocacy and campaign strategies and plans and successfully achieving external impact and change.

• Good knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial management skills, with experience of project budgeting and controlling financial risks

• Proven people and finance management experience at a strategic level in a complex, dispersed organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a specific area of expertise across a wide network, providing clarity and focus of vision and impact, strategic planning and decision making and the delivery of agreed results

• Politically astute, with high impact influencing and persuasive skills and personal gravitas to gain respect and build and maintain strong, credible relationships, with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

• Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through

• Ability to build a people’s movement around the program theme and inspire followership

• Proven analytical and conceptual thinking, high level research, project management knowledge and skills and experience using participatory tools and methodologies for assessment, programme identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

• Excellent personal communication skills, strong written and spoken English and French

• Strategic and people management skills, supporting and mentoring the team in their professional and personal growth

• A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility

• Some experience in undertaking media presentations including use of new media.
• Some knowledge of a Senegalese ethnic minority language would be an advantage
• Ability to travel to programme/project areas on a frequent basis

Equality and diversity

We are committed both to promoting equality and diversity within the organization and to Equal Opportunities in employment. We believe in equality of opportunity regardless of race or racial group, religion or belief, age, disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender re-assignment and gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy, maternity and paternity. This also includes any incidents of perceptive or associative discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are made entirely on merit.

This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional with strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. If you believe you are qualified for this post and you are the candidate that we are looking for, please submit your application on the following link http://www.senjob.com/soumission.php?jobid=OTYwNTI=

OR Send your application to Recruitment.Senegal@oxfam.org
With the title “Application for LICO-HH20”

Given the urgent need for this position, suitable candidates can be shortlisted and interviewed before the closing date.

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