Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Who we are
Oxfam is one of the world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid in emergencies, operating since the 1940s. We have a global reputation for speed, scale and efficiency and have well-recognised technical expertise in several fields, including Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods, clean water, sanitation, public health and the protection of civilians. Oxfam responds directly wherever there is a widespread threat to life, health and livelihoods, with which it is beyond people’s capacity to cope, and where it can make a positive difference.
The Global Humanitarian Team works across Oxfam and with others to maximize the quality and impact of Oxfam’s humanitarian programme by:
Delivering a swift emergency scale up capacity
Supporting programme strategy operational design, for humanitarian preparedness and response
Capacity building across Oxfam and partner organisations
Supporting learning, innovation and advocating for change The HSP team purpose is to respond effectively and rapidly to major emergencies anywhere in the world, and enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks and stresses.
What we are looking for
HSPs are a core part of Oxfam’s humanitarian strategy and the humanitarian department. Your role will be to enable communities to become more resilient to future shocks by building and supporting the capacity of the organization to respond effectively and rapidly to Cat 1 and 2 emergencies throughout the world. The post holder will undertake a series of deployments in a variety of contexts including first phase emergency response, scale up of country programmes to meet the needs of evolving slow onset crises, to build the resilience of the chronically vulnerable through designing long-term programmes, or influencing governments.
You will have a strong background in EFSVL project management including assessments (food security, livelihoods and market assessments), implementing direct/ indirect and market support responses and MEAL. As well as programme design, response analysis, strategy development, proposal writing, external representation and capacity building experience. Having implemented a range of projects in a variety of countries and contexts is a must. This will include food assistance (in-kind, vouchers, cash transfers (including electronic transfers) and/or a mix), livelihoods interventions, integration of EFVSL with WaSH (PHP and PHE) as well as Protection and preparedness activities. An understanding of Gender is also required. You will be able to deploy at short notice to areas affected by crisis and support the rapid scale up of humanitarian programmes to meet life saving needs of affected people. In addition, you will be fluent in written and spoken French and at a high level of English.
What we can offer you
Contract: Contract for 1 year.
Annual gross salary: HAY 10 (32.829 Euros). Expenses paid or per diem during missions
Social benefits: Medical, life and accident insurance.
Working place: Home based position with some short periods in HQs - It is estimated that 80% of the time is spent on deployment.
Incorporation: As soon as possible. Applicants must – due to legal reasons – hold EU citizenship or valid EU residence permit and a valid Spanish work permit. Applications not meeting these conditions can unfortunately not be considered.