Job Information Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator - National Position NGO Information
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Job Information
Contract Duration 5 Months
Governorate Erbil
Job Shift 8:00 to 4:00
Nationality Not Applicable
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2021-07-12
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title Bachelor
Minimum Experience 3 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2021-07-12
Deadline Date 2022-01-21
[Erbil,Iraq ]

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors. The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 9000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours' notice when a crisis occurs.

The purpose of the Livelihoods Coordinator position is to coordinate the implementation of delegated aspects of the Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS)Core Competency project portfolio in camps and informal settlements for NRC’s Syria Response Office, Area Offices. The position holder is expected to follow NRC’s standards, procedures, and guidelines for project governance applicable for particular projects. S/he is also responsible for the overall planning and coordination of all LFS interventions, either directly within the LFS CC or as an integrated approach across other CCs and across the Area Office.


Generic responsibilities
 Ensure adherence to NRC policies, handbooks, procedures and SOPs/guidelines;
Line management of Livelihoods and Food Security project field staff (Officers and Assistants)
Contribute to LFS strategy development/revision, provide input/analysis on livelihoods and food security needs and gaps; contribute to proposal development
Coordinate and manage the implementation of a delegated portfolio of LFS projects (activities, project documentation, budget tracking) as delegated by the Area Programme Manager (APM) and Livelihoods and Cash Programme Development Manager (LFS PDM) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements, and ensure the high technical quality, including compliance
Provide regular progress reports to the APM and LFS PDM           
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of assistance, explore and assess new and better ways to assist including protection principles
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
Ensure capacity building of LFS team and transfer key technical skills to staff under your supervision
Liaise and collaborate with partners, relevant working groups and clusters, relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

Specific responsibilities
Programme Development:
Identify information gaps and conduct necessary assessments
Support PDM to develop linkages with relevant service providers
Contribute to designing projects and monitoring mechanisms relevant to NRC’s Livelihoods and Food Security strategy.

Programme Management:
Lead the start-up and coordinate the implementation of Livelihoods and Food Security activities;
Budget management for all the LFS projects
Ensure programmatic quality through constant monitoring of project activities;
Develop required tools or processes with technical support from PDM to support the delivery of assistance;
Ensure compliance with all reporting requirements;

Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource Management:
Ensure appropriate Financial and Logistical NRC systems/ procedures are adhered to within the LFS team
Ensure timely and accurate development of procurement plans, recruitment plans, and spending plans
Responsible for ensuring capacity development and training of all LFS personnel;
Support identification of financial service provider(s).

Coordination and Representation:
Establish a strong working relationship with targeted communities
Coordinate and collaborate with Education PM for tailor-made design and implementation of appropriate business-focused training
Represent NRC in relevant coordination meetings;
Contribute to the development and strengthening of regional coordination and program

Qualifications & Preferred Skills
Minimum 3 years of experience from a project implementation and/or management position in a humanitarian/recovery context
Background in economics and/or business administration is required. 
Experience overseeing multiple activity streams and budget tracking
Technical Livelihoods expertise in transition/early recover context, including agriculture, cash transfer programmes, small business development and/or soft-skills training
Commitment to an evidence- and needs-based approach
Demonstrated results with conflict-sensitive and adaptive livelihoods activities
Demonstrated experience managing diversified teams based in different/multiple locations
Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
Personal qualities
Planning and delivering results
Communicating with Impact and Respect
Initiating Action and Change
Empowering and building trust
Managing performance and development
Handling insecure environments 
We can offer
Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline
Contract period: till 31st December 2021 with the possibility of extension subject to funding
Duty Station: This position will be based in the NRC office in Erbil
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
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