Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Livelihoods and Food Security Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Livelihoods and Food Security Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and help them to rebuild their lives.

NRC works within the sectors of Education, Shelter, WASH, Livelihood and Food Security, ICLA (Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance), and Child Protection.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • The purpose of the Coordinator position is day to day implementation of the CC Project.

    Generic Responsibilities:

  • The responsibilities depend to some degree on the existing organizational chart of the Country Office and the size and complexity of the operations.
  • If these responsibilities are not reflecting the reality of the field operations, the COs can adapt the content as long as the structure and style are the same.
  • Details shall be incorporated in the Work- and Professional Development Plan and not be included in the JD.
  • Line management of CC project field staff;
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures;
  • Contribute to CC strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps;
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of CC projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality;
  • Provide regular progress reports to Program Manager;
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist;
  • 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.
    Job description

    Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop proposal, NRC Shire Area Livelihoods and Food Security programming operational procedures, systems and programme guidance;
  • Ensure that the NRC Shire Area Livelihoods and Food Security project integrates community approaches, household livelihood security, resilience/ recovery, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate;
  • Participate in overall NRC Ethiopia Livelihoods and Food Security Country Strategy strategic planning Core Competency Strategy, Macro-Log Frame & M&E, where needed;
  • Ensure close participation of refugees, host communities and relevant
    stakeholders in design and development of programmes;
  • Ensure the leadership of NRC Shire for operationalization and management of Livelihoods Working Group (LWG) already established and led by NRC as key leading agency in Shire areas;
  • Design systems and ensure accountability, specifically to refugee and local beneficiaries, ARRA, UNHCR, Local Government, and other stakeholders;
  • Ensure that the beneficiary communities are participating as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
  • Ensure that Project monitoring and evaluation tools are developed and implemented for all Livelihoods and Food security projects in Shire;
  • Prepare periodical project reports in comply with donor requirement and submit to Program Manager, M&E Coordinator and also extends technical support to project officer to have quality reports;
  • Ensure NRC YEP graduates (Refugee & Local) self-employed in different IGA activities including provision of start-up kits, soft loan, market linkage, employment creation opportunities, market center management follow up, etc.
  • As the overarching Livelihoods and Food Security budget holder, be accountable for all aspects of financial & resources management, PR’s, PO’s, Check signatories.


  • MA Degree in Economics, Agro economics, Development studies, Sociology & other related social fields plus 3 years and above experience in Project Management
  • BA Degree in Economics, Agro economics, Development studies, Sociology & other related social fields plus 6 years and above experience in Project Management
  • Experience from working as a Project Coordinator in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

    Education field

  • Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture

    Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade
    College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Managing resources and achieving results
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Working with people
  • Coping with change


  • English

    We offer

  • Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
  • Contract period: one year
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
  • Duty station: Shire with travel to the fields

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 29th December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; Norwegian Refugee Council NGO Livelihoods and Food Security Project Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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