Somaliland: Vacancy-Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor


Posted: 03 September 2012 Deadline: 07 September 2012

Job type: Contract Salary: $30.000 – $40.000

Location: Somalia

Organisation: Oxfam GB – UK

Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor

Hargeysa, Somaliland with frequent field trips

GBP 20,018-26,837 per annum

One year fixed term contract Type

To provide support and strategic direction in the planning and successful implementation of the Oxfam GB ECHO Drought Cycle Management project in Somaliland as well as building the capacity of Oxfam and partner staff and the Somaliland Disaster Preparedness Authority in Disaster Risk Reduction and emergency response management. Oxfam GB is seeking a dynamic and an experienced Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor to provide technical support and guidance to Ethiopia-Somaliland Cross-border Drought Preparedness Project. The DRR Advisor will directly support the Somaliland component and will have close working relations with the Ethiopia side as well.

The Role

The role will support the program team, local partner’s and government institutions in designing and implementation of community based drought preparedness activities and mainstreaming DRR, skills and experience in technical backstopping and capacity building. The post holder will work alongside the Livelihoods, Private sector, Governance and Humanitarian programs to ensure coordination, participatory and programme integration approach to achieve positive impact.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will have advanced degree in disaster management, livestock, range land or a related field. You will have relevant experience in developing countries; Somalia context and extensive understanding and experience of programming in humanitarian and/or development sector, particularly on disaster risk reduction, drought risk management or climate change adaptation. You will have proven ability to translate analysis into recommendations for practical actions including development of project proposals. In addition, you will have excellent teamwork, interpersonal skills. An excellent oral and written communication skills in English and knowledge of the local language is essential. You will demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation, able to deliver tasks while operating under pressure and in difficult environments. You will be able to spend significant time travelling to the project sites.

This is an opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

How to apply

To find out more about this role and to apply, please visit and quote reference: INT5679. Alternatively, please submit your application and CV in English detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to

The closing date: 7th September 2012