Islamic Relief Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Islamic Relief Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Program Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia


  • Islamic Relief is an international relief and development charity founded in 1984 with its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. As well as responding to disasters and emergencies, Islamic Relief promotes sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender.

  • The office officially started its operation in Ethiopia in 2004. Islamic Relief Ethiopia (IRE) is operational in the Somali Regional State with a base office in Hargelle, Elkere, Bare and Dekasuftu, Afar Regional State; Ewa and Gulina, Oromia Regional State; Chiro and Meayso and an additional operational office in Addis Ababa.

    Job Purpose

  • The food security and livelihood program coordinator is responsible for leadership, coordination and supervision of all IR Livelihood sector including cash programming with the overall objective of improving the wellbeing of poor urban and rural population under IR Ethiopia program emphasizing widowed women, pastoralists and unemployed youth.

  • S/he conducts situation assessment on families’ livelihood actions, pilot testing and documentation of potential practices in the areas of vocational training, microenterprises, livestock development, small scale irrigation, set-up selected appropriate livelihood activities, provides capacity building and technical assistance to the IR field Team as well to beneficiaries, propose necessary materials, equipment and inputs, train pastoral community on irrigation management, train traditional cooperatives and support with tools and seeds.

    Key Responsibilities

    Livelihood Program management and development in line with the direction set by Islamic Relief

  • In co-operation with Program Manager, develop and manage the Livelihood Programs, contributing to the development and review of Islamic Relief country strategy;

  • Jointly responsible with Program manager for the effective implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on livelihood projects, in line with agreed standards and donor requirements

  • Develop annual, biannual, quarterly and monthly plans for livelihood projects as per the requirement and produce reports accordingly

  • Develop different tools for livelihood programs in collaboration with M&E coordinator and ensure their application

  • Promote, capture and disseminate learning from livelihood programs and Projects , and ensure that this informs future program development

  • Realize Islamic Relief principles by acting in line with its standards, and by promoting and supporting local capacity building to jointly agreed accountability, gender, safeguarding children

  • Keep up-to-date with development issues and trends, both within the country and globally in relation to Livelihood sector

    Managing effective relationships with stakeholders

  • Develop, nurture and manage relationships with Stakeholders in line with the Islamic Relief principles and standards in agreement with the Program Manager in the target areas

  • In collaboration with the filed staff ensure the relevant stakeholders are informed about the intervention and facilitate conducive environment for stakeholders to play their role effectively

  • Ensure the participation of local community in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the projects where applicable

    Internal and external representation

  • In co-ordination with the the Program Manager develop, nurture and sustain relationships and effective communications with relevant stakeholders, including local government, other agencies working in Ethiopia

  • In agreement with the Program Manager
    and other concerned staff , sustain relationships with relevant donor agencies, seeking opportunities for livelihood program funding, where applicable

    Financial management and monitoring of program and projects

  • In close co-operation with the relevant roles in the finance and funding teams, prepare, manage and monitor budgets relating to Livelihood program/Project budgets or instigate budget revisions according to evolving needs, in line with the finance guidelines and procedures;

  • Develop relevant risk registers and monitor them in conjunction with the Program Manager

    Systems and compliance

  • Effectively use Islamic Relief program management information systems to ensure program and project information is up-to date. This will include producing management information to support decision making;

  • Ensure compliance with agreements, regulations and requirements of the organization and donors.

    Staff Coordination

  • Lead, manage and support direct reports (and staff under shared management arrangements), including setting objectives, conducting annual performance development reviews;

  • Providing support and coaching to direct reports to plan, implement and monitor and evaluate programs and projects effectively.


  • Work closely in team with other sector coordinators and contribute to the maximum of his knowledge to the program team in his/her areas of profession as deemed necessary

  • Perform other functions as requested by the program Manager

    Qualifications and other Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in the field of economics, business management, rural development, Agricultural economics, Development studies and other social science related field with 5 years’ relevant experience; or Bachelor’s degree in the field of economics, business management, Agricultural Economics and other social science with 8 years of relevant experience in humanitarian sectors.

  • Proven experience in strategic planning, proposal writing , networking and high level representation

  • Prove management experience of food security and livelihood programmes (preferably in NGOs)

  • Proven experience in project cycle management, as well as designing monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Competence in developing and managing budgets

  • Demonstrated experience of managing and developing a team and the ability to lead and motivate others

  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically

  • Very good interpersonal, communication (written and oral English) and presentation skills;

  • knowledge of operational area local languages (Afar, Somali, Oromiffa and Amharic are plus)

  • Able to plan, prioritize and organize self and others

  • Good IT skills, MS Office applications

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates are required to submit a complete Job application form with all required supporting documents (copy of credentials and testimonials) through


  • Closing date for the application is December 02, 2021.

  • Due to the high volume of application, we regret that we will be able to contact only the shortlisted candidates.

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