Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Charity Careers – Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator

Organisation: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About DRC:
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a private, independent,
humanitarian organization working on all aspects of the refugee cause in more
than 36 countries throughout the world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees
and internally displaced persons (IDPs) against persecution and to promote
durable solutions to the problems of forced migration, on the basis of
humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC works in accordance with the UN
Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in
Disaster Relief. The protection and assistance to conflict affected population
is provided within a long-term, regional and rights-based approach in order to
constitute a coherent and effective response to the challenges posed by today’s
conflicts. Assistance consists of relief and other humanitarian aid,
rehabilitation, support to return and repatriation as well as promotion of
long-term solutions to displacement and its causes. In addition, support and
capacity building of local and national authorities and NGOs form an integral
part of DRC’s work.
Job Summary: The Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Coordinator
will have overall responsibility for the development and coordination of
effective FSL interventions related to the South Sudan crisis in South Sudan,
Uganda, Ethiopia and Kenya.  The FSL
Coordinator will work closely with the Regional team, Country Directors and
Head of Programmes in each country office to develop FSL strategies, lead
and/or support programme design as required, and provide quality assurance
through regular engagement with field staff at project locations and
monitoring.  The FSL Coordinator will
provide technical guidance and assist with capacity building.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure high quality and timely market,
    food security, and livelihood assessments of humanitarian needs and
    provide prioritized recommendations for program interventions to the
    Regional team and Country Programmes.
  • Design effective response programs in food
    security, agriculture and livelihood strengthening, with an emphasis on
    cross-sectoral program responses and strategy, in coordination with
    country teams.
  • Draft technical proposals and budgets for
    international donors, work in close collaboration with DRC grants and
    finance staff to finalize proposals and respond to any requests for
    additional information
  • Select and implement appropriate
    monitoring systems; ensure consistent reporting and analysis of results to
    enhance program effectiveness and quality
  • Represent and coordinate with other
    agencies, local government, donors and other stakeholders to promote
    deliver of best practice humanitarian assistance.
  • Offer timely technical support on cash or
    voucher programming design and implementation, market strengthening, and
    internal collaboration among operational and programmatic stakeholders
    involved in cash/voucher programming to existing country programs remotely
    and through in-country visits or short-term deployments
  • Support in the development and launch of
    new technical policy, procedures and training materials
  • Actively facilitate and/or participate in
    relevant meetings, workshops, seminars and trainings; support technical
    coordinators from other sectors to apply a livelihoods and
    market-sensitive lens to cross-sectoral assessments and program design
  • Build DRC staff capacity in the
    utilization of economic recovery methodologies and resources, including
    cash transfer programming, market analysis,  Minimum Standards for Economic Recovery
    in Emergencies, and the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards
    (LEGS) and other relevant methodologies.
  • Provide technical support as needed to
    existing country programs remotely and through in-country visits and
    short-term deployments
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Food
    Security and Livelihood (FSL) Coordinator should hold an Undergraduate
    degree, in food security, agriculture, nutrition or related field and
    technical accreditation or equivalent (Master’s degree preferred)
  • A minimum of  five years’ experience managing
    technical projects including at least two years in emergency/conflict
  • Good knowledge and understanding of food
    security and livelihoods technical concepts and experience conducting
    detailed market, food security, livelihood, and protection needs
  • The desired candidate is expected to have
    senior level management experience and a demonstrable successful track record
    of programme development, capacity building and effective programme
    implementation. He or she must also be able to conceptualize and
    articulate DRC vision and have the strong oral and written communication
    skill required to translate the vision into action.
  • Significant working experience and
    understanding of refugee and displacement issues is an advantage and
    ideally the candidate will have a good understanding of the region and/or
    from other similar protection situations.
  • Proven ability to work across functions
    and sectors to design and implement high-quality market-based programming,
    and in-depth knowledge of supply chain and financial management and
    controls of cash and/or voucher programs.
  • Superior internal and external
    communication and coordination capabilities and excellent team management
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate
    technical expertise and standards and implement best practice approaches
    to implementing rapid, consistent, high quality emergency projects as well
    as protracted displacement situations
  • Past experience managing donor funded
    programs and grants; including staff management, budget oversight,
    monitoring and evaluation systems, and technical input to proposal-budget
    development and donor reports.
  • Fluent and articulate in spoken and
    written English.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) should Apply Online by sending a cover letter and an updated CV
(no longer than four pages) at the web link below. Both must be in the same
language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 27th April 2015

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