Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator -Jubbaland

Kismayo, Somalia, Norwegian

Refugee Council

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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is currently looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player for the post Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator based in Kismayo, Somalia.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels. The duration of this post is 12 months with the possibility of extension.

The Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS) Project Coordinator will support the implementation of the LFS activities in Jubbaland, manage and build capacity of the project implementation teams to ensure activities are carried out on time and according to the budget; contribute inputs for concept papers, proposals for new projects / activities, and donor reports in coordination with the Area Manager and Livelihood and Food Security Specialist and represent NRC in all program matters within Jubbaland in coordination fora relevant to the Area program.

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions.

NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

Application d…09/12/2019Full-time/par…Full-time
Employer:Norwegian RefugeeEmployment …Permanent position
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Town/city:KismayoWebcruiter ID:4162871087
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Duties and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities;

Line management of LFS project field staff

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

Contribute to LFS strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps, including on protection risks and needs to the AM.

Manage and implement delegated portfolio of LFS projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from AM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality

Help in conducting needs assessment data collection, analysis and report generation on periodic basis. Provide regular progress reports and flag any challenges or implementation delays to the AM and CC


Explore and asses new and better ways to assist projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection

Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific Responsibilities;

Oversees timely, efficient and quality implementation of LFS projects and activities in Jubbaland by ensuring that all document guiding implementation such as budgets, DIPs, cash forecasts are developed and/ or periodically updated and used correctly.

Coordinates and shares information regularly with the BRCiS Consortium Management Unit, Country level resilience focal point, and other Consortium structures as applicable

Provides agricultural/ Natural Resource Management/ VSLA and Nutrition sensitive interventions technical backstopping and follow ups to all resilience and livelihoods and food security activities in Jubbaland.

Review reports from field staff for quality and consistency before submission and further dissemination Train Livelihoods & food security field staff, partners and relevant stakeholders on basic Livelihoods &

food security concepts and tools

Responsible for compilation of budget forecasts, Bi-Weekly Reports and draft donor reports Works with officers in planning community meetings for beneficiaries and stakeholders

Supervises field staff in order to aid efficient and effective service delivery to beneficiaries during project implementation

Participates in program staff performance management as may be required

Liaises with local leaders and authorities giving overview of project activities, seeking their support and participation where required.

Keep track of project expenditures and flag any underspending/ overspending issues to the Area Manager.

Oversee the beneficiary selection process, based on guidance and procedures set by the M&E Manager. Ensures that Baseline Surveys, Post distribution Monitoring(PDMs) and End-line surveys are carried out

on time, including participating in data collection and data analysis as needed.

Ensures that M&E plans are implemented on time, working closely with the M&E team in Jubaland.


University degree in Agriculture, food security, natural resource management, Environmental Science/Forestry

Minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience, at least 2 years with a humanitarian program Minimum 3 years’ experience in food security and livelihoods projects.

Experience with drafting and managing budgets. Well versed in donor report writing.

Knowledge of basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point) Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity

Good understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts with a sense of humour Attention to detail, flexible and creative

Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision Very good organizational and administrative skills

Strong team working and support role skills

Able to take initiative and work with limited supervision according to agreed priorities Able to work well under pressure and frequent travel to field offices

Behavioral competencies:

Managing resources to optimize results Managing performance and development Analysing

Handing insecure environments Planning and delivering results

Communicating with impact and respect Coping with change

Empowering and building trust

We can offer

Contract period: 12 months with the possibility of extension.

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Kismayo, with frequent travel to field offices

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct

and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 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 is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ul mate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communies

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.

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