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Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Technical Advisor
Based: Hargeisa, Somaliland with travel within Somalia and to Nairobi
One year fulltime with extension possibility

Oxfam is looking for an outstanding individual who can provide technical leadership and guidance in CBDRM to successfully support Somalia Resilience Programme (SomReP) Consortium in promoting resilient households and communities in Somalia.

The Role:
  • Provide strategic technical leadership in developing SomReP best practice modules and implementation plans; 
  • Capacity building in CBDRM approach, supporting innovation and learning between members; 
  • Initiate and promote research; 
  • Development of CBDRM related policy and advocacy positions; 
  • Technical support in developing program designs & proposals, M&E and project planning tools; 
  • Sharing of evaluation results with partners for project redesign; 
  • Technical support and quality control in project implementation; 
  • Develop and maintain partnerships, coordination and harmonization of approaches with CBDRM stakeholders.
The Person:
  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, social sciences or related degree. 
  • Master’s degree in livelihoods or social enterprise highly desirable; 
  • Five years minimum technical experience, in a senior capacity, on food security and CBDRM programming in Horn of Africa- Somalia experience preferred; 
  • Consortium, coalition or partnership working experience highly desired; 
  • Proven ability to facilitate learning &innovation and establishing effective working relations with multiple stakeholders; 
  • Written and spoken English proficiency is critical- proficiency in Somali desired; 
  • Strong proven experience and technical capacity in monitoring, evaluation and measuring of impact of livelihoods and/or resilience programming in Somalia context.

Project Officer - Resilience
Based: Hargeisa, Somaliland
One year fulltime with extension possibility
Oxfam is looking for an outstanding individual who can effectively and efficiently coordinate, facilitate planning, implementation and monitoring of a resilience project targeting IDPs, agropastoral and peri-urban populations in south central Somalia.

The Role:
  • Provide technical input for design of programme(s) and identify credible civil society organizations to partner with in project implementation; 
  • Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of programme activities; 
  • Deliver project results within time, budget, quality, scope, risk and benefit constraints; 
  • Identifying potential risks and establishing processes to address these risks; 
  • Provide technical support to partners in implementation of activities and facilitate for external technical support; 
  • Ensure narrative and financial reporting and other donor reporting requirements are met; 
  • Prepare stories and materials for external communication on the programme(s); 
  • Ensure (digital) archiving of project activities; 
  • Assist in drafting country specific programme proposals;
  • Collect and present information for ON management and planning cycle.
The Person:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, social sciences or related degree; 
  • Two years minimum experience in food security, community based disaster risk management and/or resilience projects in Horn of Africa-preferably with Somalia experience; 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Written and spoken English proficiency is critical proficiency in Somali desired; 
  • Technical capacity in monitoring and evaluation of development projects in food security and livelihood/resilience sector.
How to Apply:
If you have an exceptional understanding of resilience projects, can work in Somalia-based environment, with frequent travel to other Locations within Somalia and a passion for achieving changes for the good, this is the perfect job for you. 

Submit your application and detailing how your experience prepares you for the post to

The closing date: 2nd September 2015. 

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