Resilient Livelihood Senior Officer

Job Overview

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

 All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Shaping a stronger Oxfam for people living in poverty.

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.

Our Team

Oxfam’s resilient livelihoods is mandated working for poor and vulnerable population affected by conflicts or natural hazards by developing, designing, and implementation of cash, food security, livelihoods and economic recovery programs to support the population for sustainable and resilient options that enable them for their dignified living

Job Purpose

Resilient livelihoods Senior Officer ensures the effective delivery of all aspects of the Resilience project implemented under close management of project manager. S/he ensures day to day management of the project staff and project activities, establishing and adjusting activity plans, developing and updating procurement plans. He/She works with the technical advisors to ensure technical project quality, with an emphasis on gender & protection mainstreaming, as well as the program manager, to ensure internal and external project reports are high quality and produced to agreed deadlines. S/he also ensures effective management of project specific partnerships with the local NGOs, CBOs and authorities/line departments in target areas. Additionally, S/he ensures, effective project monitoring, learning, project documentation and project related reporting.

Team Purpose

To ensure implementation of response activities and contribute to economic and livelihoods development of the population affected by the crisis in Iraq.

Core Details

Location: Based in Mosul


According Oxfam salary scale
Internal Grade: D1
Division Iraq Job Family: Programme
Contract type: Fixed

Hours of work:

 40 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at interview stage
This role reports to: Resilient Livelihoods Project Manager
Staff reporting to this post: Resilient Officer, WEE Officer and Agriculture Specialist.
Annual budget          for the post: N/A
Key relationships/interactions: Support department, gender, protection, advocacy & communication.
Screening checks: All successful candidates will be screened through Rinitiv 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 minimum of two references covering five years of employment history.
DBS checks (for roles based in the UK):

It is a requirement in the UK for a new DBS check at enhanced level for every new member of staff who works directly with, or has regular contact with, children or vulnerable adults in the UK (consistent with DBS guidance and relevant law).


Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for developing and supervising the daily, weekly, monthly works plans for the team members in accordance with project work plan.
  • Provide day to day operational and technical support to the project team in conducting project activities.
  • Work closely with the technical team and support staff to provide appropriate guidance and managerial support to implement the project in line with the program’s objectives.
  • Support the project manager in developing and implementing overall work plans, spending plans, MEAL plans, and procurement plans.
  • Work closely with the partnership department to ensure timely submission of financial and narrative reports and that they are in line with donor and Oxfam system requirements.
  • In close coordination with the advocacy and communication team and as per the guidance of the project manager, ensure the implementation of the visibility plan.
  • Support the project manager in preparing monthly, quarterly and yearly reports for the donor in collaboration with partners, project staff, technical coordinators, and grants team.
  • Ensure data/information is timely reported and is following Oxfam’s data quality and protection standards (Assessment, meeting notes, etc.).
  • Support the project manager in overseeing sub-grantees/local partners’ activities and progress against financial and programmatic targets.
  • In close coordination with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning department, Partnership Department, and project manager support the planning and implementation of monitoring plans to measure progress and impact of the various interventions and performance of local partners/subgrantees.
  • Initiate relevant procurement processes, with support from Logistics, in line with program spending and procurement planning.
  • Ensure that all project implementation guidelines are understood and followed by field team.
  • Ensure transparent and accountable communication with beneficiaries and key stakeholders, with regard to entitlements, documentation required, selection criteria and community processes.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Resilient Project Manager, take lead on the project implementation re the day-to-day operations.
  • Ensure that all the activities under her/his responsibility are implemented in accordance with Oxfam guidelines, ensuring standards of accountability and the Oxfam Feedback Mechanism is being properly implemented through all project activities
  • Take part in and coordinate the project related assessments and mapping under the direct support of technical team.
  • Supervise beneficiary selection for the program’s various intervention schemes based on socio-economic vulnerability assessment.
  • Provide operational support in organizing training and capacity building activities of project participants/beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate MoUs and contracts between project participants and service/input providers.


  • Develop and maintain a network of key contacts and focal points of community leaders, government authorities and security actors.
  • Proactively coordinate with respective governmental technical departments, Directorate of Agriculture, producer groups, etc.
  • Leading work, support and capacity building of Oxfam staff and local partners.


  • Effectively line manage field level officers in accordance with Oxfam HR policy.
  • Set and agree with field officers on SMART objectives as per the job descriptions and project requirements.
  • Contribute to the capacity building of staff providing constructive feedback and clear guidelines.

Your commitment to Oxfam

  • Required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles

Qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge

  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as Business Management, Economics, Agriculture, Development studies, Social Sciences or related fields.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in working in early recover and development contexts, especially in women’s economic empowerment programs.
  • Experience in supporting value chains and engagement with the private sector is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the agricultural sector, especially working with farmers associations, is highly desirable.
  • Proven Management experience, including line management of staff and management of resources, is essential.
  • Solid knowledge of developing and implementing work and monitoring plan is essential.
  • Experience of project implementation through local partners.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Good understanding of community participation, and very good ability to communicate with beneficiaries.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team.
  • Strong commitment to gender equality and social justice.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment.
  • Proven knowledge of computerized systems; high degree of computer skills (word, Excel and power point).
  • Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn.

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