Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) Specialist NGO Careers – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station: 
About US:
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
Job Summary: The
Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) Specialist should be able to provide
strategic direction, Identify country programme priorities, problems and challenges
from a Livelihoods and Food Security perspective and adopt a problem solving
approach, in collaboration with other core competencies, support departments,
and senior management.
Refer to detailed
Job description attached.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Keep up to date on the livelihoods and food security situation of
    NRC’s target groups in Uganda and communicate changes or alerts in a
    timely manner to the Country Management Team.
  • Lead on assessment, design and analysis for LFS and multi-sectoral
    needs or other assessments;
  • Support and contribute to multi sector / integrated response
    analysis and programme design;
  • Assist and contribute to the LFS Refugee Response Plans (RRP) design
    and analysis;
  • Assess and analyse the national and regional level context, identify
    constraints, opportunities, and priorities for the LFS core competency and
    ensure these are reflected in the LFS Strategy for NRC Uganda;
  • Identify, monitor and evaluate risks, constraints and technical
    issues related to the implementation of Livelihoods and Food Security
    activities, and communicate them appropriately for timely action by
    relevant managers;
  • Enable and guide the mainstreaming of gender, disability, protection
    and environment into the LFS CC strategy, project designs and operational
  • Lead on LFS components of concept notes, proposals and budget
  • Support in quality checks of LFS narrative and financial donor
    reports before submission;
  • Support and contribute to multi sector proposal and budget developments;
  • Support and contribute to multi sector donor reports, narrative and
  • Identify relevant donor opportunities relevant to the country
  • Represent NRC Uganda LFS CC in relevant networks and coordination
    fora, at relevant Consortium Technical Working Group meetings and others
    as requested;
  • Promote a culture of shared learning within the LFS core competency
    and across core competencies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Livelihoods
    and Food Security (LFS) Specialist job placement should hold a Bachelor’s
  • At least four years of experience at Programme Manager or similar
    level within Food Security and/or Livelihoods programming in a
    humanitarian/ recovery context;
  • Solid experience form managing and implementing livelihoods and food
    security related responses including cash based programming, in both
    volatile and recovery contexts;
  • Highly experienced in programme management associated to food
    assistance and socio economic recovery, particularly relating to business
    development and mentoring, financial inclusion and employment support
    including apprenticeship schemes;
  • Strong capacity in leading proposal development;
  • Documented experience working with donors and conversant with their
    technical frameworks, strategic priorities and reporting requirements
    (e.g. ECHO, WFP, Unicef, NMFA, Sida);
  • Understanding and experience of carrying out Food Security and Cash
    & Voucher assistance monitoring and analysis, with the ability to
    devise and adapt tools to context;
  • Experience from leading multi sector assessments and analysis;
  • Ability to work closely together with other field staff and across
  • High level of communication, representation, flexibility, and
    negotiation skills;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified Ugandan candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading relief
organisations, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) should apply by visiting the web
link below.
Deadline: 19th April 2019
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