Livelihoods & Food Security Specialist – NRC


Job Description

Livelihoods & Food Security Specialist Sudan Khartoum (Internal Candidates Only)

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification3845
Job CategoryLivelihood and Food Security
Apply Before27/11/2021, 18:00
Degree LevelMaster’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

**Open to internal candidates only**

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 programme, as well as relevant staff mentoring and capacity development. The LFS Specialist is expected to follow NRC’s standards, procedures, and guidelines for CC programme governance.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Gather and analyse 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 programmes and inform advocacy efforts;
  2. Provide technical leadership in developing a robust LFS strategy, outlining the key expected outcomes, the outputs, and activities required to enable NRC to respond to humanitarian and recovery needs relevant to the context;
  3. Proactively work closely with the Head of Programme in defining the funding plan for the LFS strategy; and provide sound and proactive technical leadership in developing project proposals and budgets to donors;
  4. Support Area Managers and programme staff to implement funded projects, paying specific attention to technical quality, cost effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and conformity to grant agreements;
  5. Provide technical leadership in responding to emergencies, with a focus on Food Security responses and Livelihoods protection and promotion support in hard-to-reach areas
  6. Support the consolidation as well as the enhancement of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches within (and across) NRC core competency responses, where appropriate;
  7. Closely coordinate with all CCs and cross-thematic areas (including digital approach, environmental and nutrition sensitive considerations) to maximise on integrated programming and promote durable solutions;
  8. Ensure the relevant safe programming principles are embedded in all LFS activities;
  9. Represent NRC at relevant forums – both internally and externally – and take proactive steps or seek support from others to influence the Sudan Food Security and Livelihoods strategy, or advocate as may be appropriate.
  10. Develop a fit-for-purpose system and tools for continuous quality improvement and learning in LFS programmes, and proactively document and disseminate lessons learned.
  11. Proactively undertake any additional duties as may be necessary to promote the mission of NRC, and as requested by the Head of Programme/Country Director, to the limit that such duties do not negatively affect the key responsibilities above stated.

Generic professional competencies

  • At least four years in a development and/or humanitarian LFS programming environment, including two years’ experience in a senior level project management position;
  • 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 programmes;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, including strong skills in Word, Excel and Outlook.

Contextual skills, knowledge and experience

  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan desirable;
  • Experience in community based and participatory programme design and planning approaches;
  • Demonstrated ability in thinking creatively and practically to improve the quality of projects

What We Offer

  • 12 months fixed term contract, renewable subject to performance and funding
  • Senior Grade 9 in NRC’s grade structure
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

**Apply by completing all the system required fields of your experience in your application**

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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 requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

The NRC headquarters is located in Oslo and has about 280 employees. Additionally the organisation has a presence in Brussels, Geneva, Washington, D.C., Berlin, London and Addis Ababa. NRC was established in 1946 under the name “Europahjelpen” (“Aid to Europe”), to assist refugees in Europe after World War II.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit: NRC Jobs Page

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