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Oxfam in Algeria Sahrawi Refugee Camps
Oxfam has operated in the Sahrawi refugee camps since 1975 and has established itself as a key humanitarian actor in the area. Oxfam has developed a multi-sectoral approach spanning WaSH, Food Security and Youth, with a cross-cutting commitment to advocacy and to the humanitarian, development and peace nexus.
To reduce widespread dependence on humanitarian aid, especially food distributions, and to encourage more sustainable and efficient access to nutrition, Oxfam is working with over 500 Sahrawi refugee families to improve small-scale, agro-ecological farming. Oxfam seeks to establish self-sustaining associations of farmers to collectively sell their produce on the local market. Through its support to families, Oxfam is piloting several water-efficient, innovative irrigation techniques to optimize agricultural production in the harsh desert environment.
The majority of Sahrawi refugees remain dependent on humanitarian aid while the nutrition status worsens across the camps. Oxfam’s food security programme promotes access of vulnerable refugees to fresh produce, in complementary to the WFP dry food basket. In conjunction with broad distributions, Oxfam maintains its distribution of gluten-free flour to the celiac population in the camps.
Oxfam's program to strengthen the Food Security and Nutrition of refugees has for years focused on food distributions, especially fresh produce, awareness raising on good food consumption and conservation practices and supporting local agricultural production. At the same time, Oxfam has engaged in livelihoods support, particularly related to agri-business, to promote business opportunities which improve self sufficiency and food security.
In order to complement its action in strengthening Food and Nutritional Security for refugees, Oxfam in Algeria is seeking a Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager, to contribute and lead on setting up the various field activities of the Food Security and Livelihoods Department.
Under the hierarchical responsibility of the Country Representative-Humanitarian Program Manager (CR-HPM) the Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager will coordinate Oxfam's food security department in the Sahrawi refugee camps, he/she will be responsible for coordinating food assistance projects, implementing activities that strengthen local agricultural production, the implementation/piloting of new innovative production techniques and other sustainable and experimental agriculture projects, and developing, consolidating, and managing Oxfam’s livelihoods component.
Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
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How to apply
If you believe your qualifications meet the requirements, please send you CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
Closing date: 09/04/2023
Due to the volume of applications, we receive, regrettably, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 3 weeks of the closing date.