Develop the Livelihoods and Food Security strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs, in coordination with the other CCs Specialists.
Identify country programme priorities, problems and challenges from a food security perspective
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposals, budgets and donor reports
Identify trends, technical standards and donor priorities in the livelihoods and food security sector, and related issues such as resilience.
Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within the Livelihoods and Food Security Sector, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
Provide technical direction and project implementation support
Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Livelihoods and Food Security implementation, and incorporate them in LFS CC and staff development processes
Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
Influence senior managers at country, regional and global levels on needs and responses
Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
Promote the rights of Refugees/IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Responsible for monitoring the sector specific situation in country and initiate relevant assessments to increase scope, respond to emergencies or adapt programmes to the context.
Design relevant assessments including market assessments and analyses, and recommend appropriate response options, in particular advocate for market based approaches
Promote and support innovation at all levels for increased programme efficiency and effectiveness
Support the development of multi-year and integrated proposals and long term funding strategies
Develop and support the implementation of resilience programmes in line with the response and resilience framework
Work with the AMs, HOP and M&E Coordinator on food security project monitoring and evaluation, including baselines, end-lines, midterm reviews, lesson learning exercises and evaluations, and ensure learning informs programming design and decisions.
Ensure high quality project implementation by working closely with the project managers and project coordinators in a technical capacity.
Provide relevant training to field level programme staff and other relevant staff in areas of gaps identified
Support the Emergency Programme Manager in developing Food Security (food assistance) emergency preparedness, contingency planning and response capacities and contribute to the emergency Food Security response in country.
Ensure Cash Based Intervention procedures, standards & operational guidelines are followed and updated in accordance with NRC policies, in collaboration with all other CCs
Relevant higher education Preferably in areas of Agriculture, Rural development, Economics or Natural Resource Management
Minimum 5 years of experience of designing and delivering food security and/or livelihoods programmes in a humanitarian or recovery context.
Minimum 5 years of Programme Management experience
- Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture
- College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Proven track record of setting up and implementing monitoring, documentation and learning systems
Experienced in cash based intervention in humanitarian contexts, particularly displacement contexts
Experience in Resilience programming, ideally related to resilient livelihoods
Experienced in food security monitoring and analysis
Experience from leading multi sector assessments and analysis
Strong capacity in writing proposals and ideally leading proposal development processes
Understanding of the dynamics of working in consortia, and some successful experience of this is essential.
Experience with cash programming in the development/ humanitarian field
Experience with market analysis in the humanitarian sector
Experience with inter-agency coordination in the development/ humanitarian field
Very strong analytical skills (experience in collecting and analysing data)
Planning and delivering results
Working with people
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling insecure environments
Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
Contract period: 12 Months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
Duty station: Addis Ababa with 50% travel to Area Offices
“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NRC offers attractive salary and benefit with on-the-job training opportunities!”
- Travel: More than 100 days travel