Emergency Response Programme Manager Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Oxfam GB
Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

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Is responsible for the strategic development and management of the country Humanitarian program. Supports Oxfam’s impact locally, regionally, continentally and globally through ensuring Humanitarian program alignment to the key strategic objectives and program standards. Provides strategic leadership and support to resource mobilisation efforts. Ensure that the humanitarian programmes make the proper shift, with the quality needed to ensure a proper achievement of the Ethiopia Oxfam Strategy. Ensures that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam in Ethiopia’s program work.


Lead the design, implementation, management and coordination of effective and appropriate largescale humanitarian interventions. This includes country humanitarian strategic management, representation, coordination, programme management, advocacy and programme support at senior levels


Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Our package: Internal

Grade: C1, Global

Contract type: Fixed term

Hours of work: 37.5 per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage

This role reports to Humanitarian program Manager Staff reporting to this post: Tigray Crisis Response Team

Key relationships/interactions: DBS checks (for roles based in the UK): Please specify the level of DBS check. If not, please type N/A.

Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Refinitiv World-Check One to comply with counter-terrorism and financial sanctions regulations.

References: Should you be successful and not already employed by Oxfam GB, we will require a minimum of two references covering five years of employment history.


  1. Strategic Management and Leadership

• Coordinate projects implemented by Oxfam and partners as part of Tigray Conflict Crisis Response Program

• Lead the Management Team in the overall planning and strategic management of Oxfam – Ethiopia Tigray mission.

• Within and beyond Tigray region, develop and maintain a network for Humanitarian actors and issues. Represent Oxfam to donors and diplomatic missions and communicate Oxfam public policy and advocacy positions as and when appropriate to institutions, government, international, UN national and local organisations as required.

• Participate in resource mobilization and negotiation of appropriate resources in collaboration with the Humanitarian Program Manager and Oxfam Grants and Funding Manager.

• Maintain an analysis of the humanitarian context in Tigray and use this to inform interventions. Page 4 of 8 Job Profile Template Oct 2018

• Liaise closely with Oxfam programmes and other key institutions and allies in Tigray region and nationally and monitor key indicators.

• Develop mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of the Tigray conflict crisis response programmes. • Work with team members to link Tigray response programmes to other programming, including advocacy and longer-term programmes.

• To contribute to implementation of Oxfam’s Country Strategy/Humanitarian Strategy with a focus on humanitarian preparedness, response and protection.

• To be an active participant in Tigray region planning and analysis; understand the relevant country, regional and global objectives.

• As part of the Oxfam Tigray Management Team, and Oxfam Tigray Security Team, ensure that Oxfam’s organisational policies are met and actively contribute to the overall strategic development of the country programme, taking the lead on humanitarian related issues.

  1. Humanitarian Preparedness, Response and Programme Management Preparedness

• Lead Tigray Response Programme design and development of appropriate contingency plans, and related preparedness and mitigation strategies, including capacity building initiatives, to ensure Oxfam’s humanitarian mandate can be met at all times.

• Ensure relevant Oxfam partners have updated humanitarian contingency plans and that key staff are trained on the same.

• Before humanitarian crises, lead the preparedness process in Tigray by ensuring that welltrained human resources are always ready to act, and material resources are pre-positioned in strategic locations. Programme Management and Response

• Provide strategic and effective leadership in pulling together Oxfam’s humanitarian response and any scale up of the same: this includes but is not limited to coordination within Oxfam nationally, regionally and globally on humanitarian issues but also to take or ensure an appropriate leading coordination role in the overall national / local response as can be expected with regards to Oxfam’s size and technical expertise;

• Manage and take the lead on strategic development of the on-going Tigray conflict crisis response programme in Ethiopia and the Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, serving affected people annually within WASH, Emergency Food Security & Livelihoods, gender and protection.

• Develop and maintain close working relationships with Country Technical Coordinators, Head of Development Programme, Partnership Capacity Building Specialist, Gender Coordinator and Advocacy/Policy colleagues to encourage and strengthen Oxfam’s one programme approach.

• Develop and manage an appropriate response to humanitarian crises in line with agreed standards (e.g. Core Humanitarian Standards, Code of Conduct; SPHERE, Oxfam Gender Policy etc.) and Oxfam’s best practices.

• Lead on enhancing Oxfam’s ability to respond in a timely, appropriate, accountable and costeffective manner to humanitarian crises in programme areas, with a focus on programme quality beneficiary and partner accountability.

• Ensure that Oxfam meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality proposals and that all donor reports are submitted on time to the Funding Department and are of high quality.

• Recruit and line manage Tigray based staff as required in accordance with Oxfam’s Performance Management process and proactive staff development including objective setting, performance review and personal development plans. Ensuring all aspects of Oxfam’s work in Ethiopia e.g. programme themes and aims, gender equity, protection advocacy is reflected in own and staff objectives.

• Provide required inputs to other departmental strategies, including but not limited to advocacy, gender, protection and development and support relevant policy issues.

How to apply:

How to apply

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through www.ethiojobs.net or using Oxfam's internal /External application portal https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk / or https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/15692/description on or before 26th September 2021.

Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions. You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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