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Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator Full-time Job

11 months ago   Social Services   Addis Ababa   1.3K views Reference: 785
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Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator Ethiopia Assosa

Position: LFS Coordinator

Reports to: Area Programme Manager

Supervision of: LFS Team Leader, LFS Officers, LFS Assistants

Duty station: Assosa

Travel: 30% (frequent travel to refugee camps and IDP areas in BGR)

Duration and type of contract: Fixed Term


All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organizations core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the LFS Coordinator position is to implement delegated LFS project portfolio within Benishangul Gumuz and Neighboring Amhara region, managing the day-to-day activities of LFS staff to ensure proper delivery, high quality results and compliance to applicable laws, standards, practices, policies and procedures. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Line management of LFS project field staff
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies
  • Contribute to LFS strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps, considering where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of LFS projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Area Programme Manager (APM) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
  • Provide regular progress reports to APM and AM as required
  • Promote the rights of refugees, IDPs and returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • Lead need assessments to identify gaps and opportunities and submit comprehensive assessment report to the APM and LFS Specialist
  • Identify implementation opportunities for cash-based interventions and market-based programmes and support staff to implement quality and timely projects
  • Contribute to creating an enabling environment for the implementation of cash-based interventions, working with support teams in the institutionalization of cash-based programmes (capacity building, guidance and SOP development).
  • Identify business opportunities/schemes for individuals, groups, mechanisms to strengthen capacity building and scale up options which include entrepreneurship, skill development, Micro financing, business management and prepare an action plan to support for small size enterprises for refugees, IDPs and host community
  • Actively participate in different relevant forums, meetings, and working groups



Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum of B.Sc./BA degree in agriculture, agricultural extension and rural development agribusiness, or another related field
  • Minimum five years experience from working in an LFS project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience working on IDPs, Returns, Refugee and from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the positions responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position):

  • Knowledge of the humanitarian context in Benishangul Gumuz, and fluency in local languages is an asset
  • Experience of working with government authorities and other stakeholders
  • Documented experience from cash-based interventions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritise responsibilities, carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines

Behavioral competencies

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Job Identification 8104
  • Job Category Livelihood and Food Security
  • Posting Date 03/10/2022, 08:52
  • Apply Before 17/10/2022, 20:51
  • Degree Level Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Schedule Full time
Company Description
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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