Rapid Recruitment - Information Officers
Region Horn, East & Central Africa
Location Various Locations-HECA
Department Humanitarian Department
Position Type Fixed Term
Job Family Communications
Rapid Recruitment - Information Officers.
Deployments of 3 months or more, starting as soon as possible, in various East African locations.
Oxfam GB is currently recruiting for skilled and experienced Information Officers in order to support the emergency response in the Horn of Africa.
This is an emergency response. Due to the rapid scale up we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
We will only contact those shortlisted for the position and may appoint prior to the closing date.
All CV's must be submitted in English.
You will be responsible for setting up appropriate systems and procedures for gathering and managing information about the response.
You will analyse and disseminate data on the progress of the response, and in particular you will support the programme to report against objectives through the regular production of situation reports, helping develop accurate and timely figures for reporting, accountability and communication purposes, with a particular focus on beneficiary numbers.
You will be responsible for managing information flows within the emergency response and support the delivery of a range of communication materials.
You will coordinate and consult with field offices, programme managers and coordinators and other colleagues across the programme, as well as our affiliates.
Skills and Competence
What we're looking for:
You will need excellent communication skills and analytical skills, and you should feel comfortable handling large volumes of data. You will need strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relations with people across the programme who will have different priorities. You must also be confident working independently, an innovative problem solver, planning and organising to achieve strategic goals in a tight timeframe.
It is absolutely essential that you can stay calm and work well under pressure, and not be daunted by working long hours in a difficult emergency context. Naturally you'll need to be extremely flexible, with the ability to travel. Flexibility, resilience and strong problem solving skills are essential.
You would ideally also have proven experience of managing information and setting up and adapting information systems, as well as experience of internal reporting. You would also preferably have some experience of working in the field during an emergency.