Food Security and Livelihoods Officer(Gadraif) – DRC

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Contract type:National contract
Closing Date:12/20/2023

DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004, delivering life-saving programming in protection, emergency response, shelter, food security and livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, camp management, and humanitarian mine action. DRC has implemented projects in Central Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Gedaref, Kassala, and Khartoum states. Sudan hosts one of the largest displaced populations in Africa, with over 3.7 million internally displaced people and over 1.1 million refugees from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Central African Republic, Chad, Yemen, and Syria. Against a background of political crisis, Sudan faces economic and social turmoil, with sharp increases in food and energy costs, further exacerbated by disease outbreaks and ongoing conflict.

Under the direct supervision of the FSL Team Leader, the FSL Officer is overall responsible for ensuring that the implementation of DRC Sudan’s FSL activities in the assigned area of responsibility is guided by approved methodologies and tools and is in line with DRC and donor policies and guidelines. The FSL Officer will be working in cooperation with DRC’s protection and emergency teams and in collaboration with local authorities and communities. In addition, he/she will be tasked with reporting and when requested engaged in monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Coordinating, leading, and conducting rapid sectorial needs and market assessments in the field;
  • Data collection by using needs assessment and post-distribution monitoring questionnaires. Data collection is to be done either via paper forms or through digital equipment;
  • Participate in beneficiary selection processes through agreed criteria and guidelines;
  • Coordinating and conducting field distributions (in-kind food and seeds) by agreed criteria and guidelines;
  • Carry out training for beneficiaries in agronomic skills and post-harvest handling and management;
  • To contribute actively to conducting baseline/end-line surveys through interviews of individual beneficiaries and focus group discussions;
  • Produce basic reports on needs assessments and distributions;
  • Prepare detailed activity implementation plans for the activities (distribution of inputs and beneficiaries’ capacity building).
  • Provide technical activity inputs to the Team Leader and Area Manager for the design of the activities;
  • Provide regular reports and feedback on the status and effectiveness of the activities to the Team Leader and area Manager;
  • Manage the implementation by the implementation plan and overall project goals and objectives;
  • Conduct training, awareness sessions, and any other activities in the field as part of the implementation plan;
  • Collect data related to the activities. Carry out need assessment missions and collect secondary data and information supplied. Put forward recommendations for the definition and elaboration of programs;
  • Responsible for data quality and verification of all Agricultural data at field level and appropriate storage;
  • Ensures liaison with the communities, maintaining links with community committees and elders, engaging consistently with beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Responsible for logistical implementation of program activities

Minimum Qualification, Skills, and Experience Required:

Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience)

  • 3+ years of proven experience in implementing field-based FSL activities for Refugees, Returnees, IDPs
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience is required with Food Security and/or Livelihoods interventions within humanitarian and/or development organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the local context of Gedaref.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical training on agricultural skills and harvest handling and management
  • Experience in working with Food Security Indicators: FCS, HDDS, Negative Food Coping Strategies
  • Experience with the start-up of new projects
  • Demonstrated teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Reporting skills
  • Computer using skills especially Ms. Excel and Ms. Word

Education background: (include certificates, licenses, etc.)

  • University degree or higher education in Agriculture, Natural Sciences, or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Computer skills (including MS Office package)

languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic
  • Good command of written and spoken English.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

Contract length: 8 months

Level: Non-manager. H

Salary range: 1,026-1,156 USD

Location: Gadaref State

Expected Start date: As soon as possible

Note: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply:

Application process:

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note.

Applications Closing Date: 20/12/2023

Need further information?

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit DRC. ngo/jobsupport.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website
DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP, and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit DRC. ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants regardless of race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. We have a strong ambition to further enhance the diversity of our workforce and our goal is to achieve 50% gender balance and at least 50% representation of national staff in management roles. We acknowledge the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive team to successfully achieve our organizational goals and positively impact the communities we serve.

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