Save the Children Head of Food Security and Livelihoods Jobs in Uganda

Save the Children Head of Food Security and Livelihoods Jobs in Uganda


Head of FSL
About the Job

Role Purpose:

The Head of Food Security and Livelihoods provides strategic and technical support to Save the Children Uganda’s Food Security and Livelihoods programming, which includes Youth Empowerment and Employment programs.

The post holder will ensure the quality and impact of the design and delivery of FSL programming across both the humanitarian and development contexts, with a particular focus on ensuring innovative quality approaches in nexus programming.

The post-holder will ensure sectoral representation and coordination with the government and fellow development and humanitarian actors, including donors and multi-lateral institutions.

The post-holder will also play a leading role in identifying and developing private sector partnerships. The post-holder will lead on sectoral needs assessments, facilitate cross-sectoral programme design and budgeting, ensure linkages amongst FSL, education, adolescent development and nutrition programming and support fundraising, program kick-offs, recruitment and procurement processes.

The post holder will be expected to analyse capacity building needs of existing project teams and design and support capacity building plans and trainings for those staff.

Contract Duration: 1 Year

Contractual Status: National

Location: Kampala, Uganda (40% minimum travel to field offices)

Qualification and Experience;
Essential
  • Significant senior level experience working in FSL programming, including direct experience in
    implementing cash transfer programmes, youth programming, market analysis and economic recovery, including project management.
  • Proven experience in developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical FSL/TVET projects in nexus programming, preferably protracted crises areas and with International NGOs.
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Previous experience in managing a team and coaching
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work in both an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and spoken English
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support

    How to apply:

    Application URL: Save the Children Head of Food Security and Livelihoods Jobs in Uganda

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