Livelihoods and Food Security Specialist (Kosti) – NRC

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification13378
Job CategoryLivelihood and Food Security
LocationKosti Country Office
Posting Date12/20/2023, 12:28 PM
Job ScheduleFull time

Females are highly encouraged to Apply. What we are looking for

The purpose of the Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS) Specialist position is to be responsible for technical development, strategic direction, and quality assurance as well as monitoring of NRC Sudan’s LFS activities and program, as well as relevant staff mentoring and capacity development. The LFS Specialist is expected to follow NRC’s standards, procedures, and guidelines for CC program governance. What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures, and SOPs/guidelines;
  2. Develop the LFS Core Competency strategy, technical SOPs/guidelines, and Macro kilograms;
  3. Responsible for technical quality and contributed to identifying funding opportunities, including funding proposals, project budgets, and donor reports; 
  4. Responsible for following up on compliance with contractual commitments within the LFS CC, and ensuring high technical quality and synergies;
  5. Provide technical direction and project implementation support;
  1. Develop tools and methods appropriate to the current fragile context in Sudan to assess the food security and livelihoods-related needs and opportunities to include in responses
  2. Gather and analyze food security and livelihoods-related data from target or proposed target populations, as part of integrated or joint assessments, and use this in response analysis to develop contextually appropriate, technically sound new projects and programs and inform advocacy efforts;
  3. Provide technical leadership in responding to emergencies, with a focus on Food Security responses and Livelihoods protection, and promote livelihood and food security-related support in hard-to-reach areas in collaboration with an emergency response team
  4. Support the consolidation as well as the enhancement of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches within LFS responses, especially in areas where market support could enable the most vulnerable to address their food and livelihood-related needs;
  5. Collaborate with different actors (clusters, INGOs, CSOs, private sector) to ensure NRC adds value to the efforts towards improving the food security and livelihood of communities living in the ongoing conflict crisis in Sudan. Provide technical leadership in developing a robust LFS strategy, outlining the key expected outcomes, outputs, and activities required to enable NRC to respond to humanitarian and recovery needs relevant to the continuously worsening and fragile context in Sudan; 

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position as the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the JD. 

What you will bring:

Professional Competencies:

  • At least four years in a humanitarian Livelihood and Food Security programming environment, including two years of experience in a senior-level project management position;
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented results related to the position’s technical responsibilities;
  • Knowledge in protection mainstreaming, community outreach/engagement, community capacity building, and/or community-development-oriented programming, DRR approaches including environmental analysis;
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions, and market-based programs especially in a fragile context
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal; 
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan is desirable;
  • Experience in community-based and participatory program design and planning approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and practically to improve the quality of LFS projects, especially in fragile emergency contexts ;
  • Demonstrated ability in conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking with the ability to develop strategies;
  • Strong monitoring and evaluation skills including in managing, reporting, and communicating related data analysis in a clear, concise manner;
  • Arabic language skills are an advantage;
  • Experience in needs assessment, project monitoring and evaluation, and technical program supervision;
  • Experience of a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high and diverse workload;
  • Proven ability to work effectively across cultures, in sensitive environments, and with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Duty station: Kosti, Sudan
  • Contract: international contract, 12 months (with possible extension)
  • Travel: up to 50%.
  • Salary/benefits: grade 9 on NRC’s international salary scale. 
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRCImportant information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • All nationalities are encouraged to apply.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment [email protected] with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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