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Emergency Food Security And Vulnerable Livelihoods Officer At Oxfam Nigeria

Date Posted: 06/Dec/2016
Deadline: 09/Dec/2016

Oxfam is a confederation of 17 Affiliates committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good governance, adopting a right based approach.

Job Title: Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods Officer


Locations: Maiduguri (2x) Damboa (2x)
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension 

Team Purpose

  • To ensure implementation of food security activities, to identify gaps in the response and to support stability for crisis-affected households in North East Nigeria.

Job Purpose

  • To implement food distributions and other food assistance projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the implementation of food security/livelihoods programming, including cash transfers and market assessment.
  • Promoting social mobilisation, beneficiary targeting process, and post- distribution monitoring.
  • Conducting food security and livelihood assessments, market prices surveillance monitoring, trader and money transfer assessment.
  • To lead on community-level data collection and ensure adherence to work plan
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans, including mapping of areas.
  • To apply gender-sensitive approaches to the community work and be comfortable to be involved in or lead community sensitisation and awareness sessions.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in agriculture, food security, climate change or a related field of study with 3 years of field experience in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods.
  • Experience in community action and planning process.
  • Proven experience in market based food security and livelihood interventions, in emergency context.
  • Knowledge and experience of cash transfers and market assessments.
  • Knowledge and experience of baseline assessments, data gathering within communities, understanding and experience in gender analysis, promoting gender equity, and an active commitment to promoting the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of Oxiams work.


Applicants should send their application letter and Curriculum vitae as one attachment in English to:

[email protected] with the position title as the subject of your email. 


  • Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
  • Applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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