Livelihood & Food Security Coordinator NGO Job Opportunities – Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Organisation: Norwegian
Refugee Council (NRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
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 Livelihood
& Food Security Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the
Livelihood and Food Security Core Competency programme in NRC Uganda. The
programme has so far consisted of emergency (including cash transfer) support
to People with Special Needs, training on agronomic practices, provision of
agricultural inputs, creating income-earning opportunities (savings systems and
support to small-scale businesses), market and value chain assessments and SME
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead the
start-up, assessment, and implementation, and close-out of Livelihoods and Food
Security projects
projects implementation duties, ensure donor compliance for all activities, and
interface with colleagues in the support section to ensure adherence to donor
policies and internal procurement procedures
the activities of the LFS team, provide direct supervision to LFS Project
Officers, recommend and facilitate staff capacity building objectives together
with the PDM
timely and competent data analysis and effective presentation of findings,
taking responsibility for all relevant reporting outputs
with the PDM to ensure the quality of LFS programme’s implementation, promote
climate sensitive, sustainable natural resource management practices, and
inclusive economic resilience building initiatives
and implement in coordination with the LFS Program Development Manager and
M&E unit, appropriate M&E systems and tools to measure programme
quality and evaluate the impact, cost-effectiveness, and relevance of
the timely collection and submission of monitoring data for programme purposes and
to the organisational (GORS) system.
with local stakeholders and authorities, Food Security and Agriculture Sector
actors and other relevant actors and coordination bodies, at   area level
Serve as
the Area focal person with Donors, OPM, District line Ministries, and represent
NRC in different working group meetings at area level
Plan and
manage the implementation of cash based programming and business development
modalities within LFS project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
applicant for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Livelihood & Food
Security Coordinator job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Agricultural Science, Development Studies, Business Administration, Social
Science or any other relevant subject
At least
four years of relevant experience in a mid-level projects implementation
position in a humanitarian/recovery context
expertise in cash based programming is an advantage
in the development and implementation of integrated livelihoods and/or
resilience programmes, including integration with other sectors and preferably
with recent experience in local economic development (income generation,
micro-finance, market based approaches.)
working with host communities and refugees/displaced persons and with a range
of stakeholders
experience in designing and leading assessments, and using the data for
informed programme design and adaptation
as working in consortia is desirable
of the context in Uganda is desirable

Personal Qualities
skills in training, mentoring and capacity-building national staff;
to coordinate several projects simultaneously and in a calm and collaborative
to evaluate data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decision;
to maintain flexibility in an environment where change or revision to projects
and planning is regular;
be a strategic thinker that can work with people and influence for positive
changes. Having the ability of initiating action and change will help you to
succeed in this role, as much as managing resources to optimize results and
managing performance and development
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: 9th October 2019
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