NRC Livelihoods & Food Security Project Coordinator (National Position) Jobs in Ethiopia
NRC Livelihoods & Food Security Project Coordinator (National Position) Jobs in EthiopiaJob DescriptionAll NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
All female staff not from Gambella have the option of being housed in NRC accommodation during their contract period.
NRC is fully committed to promoting equality and eliminating all forms of discrimination for our staff.
This means that as an integral part of the way we work; NRC seeks to ensure that there is an inclusive and diverse workforce that provides a female friendly workplace.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is present in five regions in Ethiopia, providing refugees and internally displaced people with emergency relief and helps them to rebuild their lives.
NRC BGR Operation is working in five refugee camps and IDP/Returnees’ sites through the region assisting people affected by displacement through provision of Food Security and Livelihoods, Education, Shelter, WASH, Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance(ICLA).
The LFS Coordinator is responsible for implementing the LFS project portfolio within BGR managing the day-to-day activities of LFS staff and budget to ensure proper delivery, high quality results and compliance to applicable laws, standards, practices, policies and procedures in coordination with area manager and LFS specialist.
Line management for LFS project staff
Adherence to LFS handbooks and other NRC policies
Contribute to LFS strategy development and provide input on needs and gaps from relevant area
Ensure CC Food Security and Livelihood project implemented in line with proposals and donor requirements
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Develop and manage project budget, (in cooperation with CCs) and coordinate across CCs
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in Food Security and Livelihood projects
Ensure capacity building of Food Security project staff and transfer key skills
Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders.
Implement project activities based on strategy, proposal, plan and budget
Prepare and execute project budget implementation/spending plan, conduct regular budget monitoring and reporting
Prepares action plans for implementation of various business ideas and options
Identify strengthening mechanism of the beneficiaries and preparation of capacity building and scaling up options which includes: Entrepreneurship skill development, Micro financing, Business management including financial, and Business plan development
Prepare reports and documents accomplishments, achievements and lessons in the process of project implementation
Actively participate in different forums, meeting and mobilization efforts
Prepare community based planning workshop proceeding, participation analysis and analyze and document relevant workshop outcomes
Take part in developing support alternatives needs response to improve coping mechanism and livelihoods for refugees and host community
Prepare training packages on income generation, business management and livelihoods
Establish close collaboration with relevant stakeholders on the enrolment and apprenticeship provision of youth programming /TVET and other relevant institutions as required
Participate in monitoring of project activities as required and review, refine indicators based on monitoring results and visibility with line manager and M&E staff
Identify business opportunities/schemes for individual, groups small size enterprise to refugees, IDP and host community
Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly work plan of the specific responsibility given and share with the Area Manager and relevant bodies.
Qualifications and Competences
Generic professional competencies for this position
Minimum of B.Sc./BA degree in agriculture, agricultural extension and rural development agribusiness, business administration, management, Technical and vocational training, entrepreneurship, economics, livelihoods or other related field
Minimum 4 years related work experience.
Coping mechanisms and related jobs with humanitarian /development NGO’s
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Technical expertise and experience on working on refugee and returnee projects
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of the context in Benishangul Gumuz
Knowledge of the local language would be an asset
Experience with start-up, exit or similar
Working experience with an INGO is an asset
Context/specific skills, knowledge and experience
Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills in English & Amharic
Knowledge of Afan Oromo language is an asset.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
Planning and delivering results
Self-starter, highly motivated
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
How to Apply
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to send in their application letters including updated curriculum vitae with day-time telephone number and contact details of three work-related referees only through www.ethiojobs.net OR www.webcruiter.no (If it is possible, attach photocopies of the most relevant educational certificates/testimonials).
Applications should reach NRC latest by May 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm.
only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
“Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply and on-the-job training will be provided!”
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