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Programme Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya

Program Officer

Based in Dadaab, Kenya Programme

Temporary Contract up to June 2012

Who we are

Oxfam GB, Kenya Programme is currently partnering with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services to refugees in Dadaab Refugee camp. Parallel to this, Oxfam would like to work with the host community living within 50km radius of the refugee camps to address their humanitarian needs.

To achieve this, Oxfam seeks to recruit a
 Program Officer for a period of one year.

The role

The Program Officer will be the focal person for the host community project, liaising with the relevant technical persons in the programme to ensure timely implementation of the planned activities.

He/she will routinely conduct monitoring and assessments of the livelihoods situation in the communities and provide advice and strategic guidance in designing & implementing appropriate and quality interventions, ensuring proper documentation of the outputs and impact of the programme.

The person will ensure that the work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and in particular promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work.

The role line manages staff that will be recruited to support the delivery of the livelihoods activities where need arises.

The post holder will ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs, gender and HIV/Aids issues.

You will promote the full and equal participation of women in all aspects of the work and ensure that Oxfam’s programme is opportunity for peace making within the communities and with the refugees.

What we are looking for

To be successful in this role you will have a degree in Social Sciences, Agriculture and other related fields with indepth experience of emergency and development work, preferably with an International NGO and in a similar environment.

Cultural sensitivity and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural context are essential.

You should have good interpersonal and people management skills as well as excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Swahili.

Knowledge of Somali language will be an added advantage.

To apply

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post, current contact and include two referees, preferably your current line manager to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk


The closing date for applications is 26th July 2011

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