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Thursday, March 9, 2017
Norwegian Refugee Council Food Security Specialist Job in Nairobi, Kenya
Norwegian Refugee Council
Food Security Specialist
Kenya Nationals Only
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Ref. nr.: 3366646828
Number of positions: 1
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 5000 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
All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability.
These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
Develop Food Security strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Food Security Core Competency, ensure high technical quality and synergies in programme
Provide technical direction and project implementation support
Ensure that key learnings are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC and staff development processes
Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff
Represent NRC in relevant forums/working group and clusters, including with national authorities and donors
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Develop a country Food Security strategy technical guidance and Macro LFAs, identifying country programme priorities, problems and challenges from a food security perspective
Responsible for monitoring the sector specific situation in country and initiate relevant assessments to increase scope, respond to emergencies or adapt programmes to the context.
Develop Food Security (food assistance) emergency preparedness, contingency planning and response capacities and contribute to emergency Food Security response in country.
Support the development of a Livelihood strategy in coordination with the other CCs Specialists.
Contribute to assess, design and lead the analysis of current livelihood coping strategies of refugees (and vulnerable local populations) in targeted areas
Develop Cash Based Intervention procedures and standards operational guidance’s in accordance with NRC policies (which type, when and where NRC should apply Cash Based Intervention in targeted areas, consulting key stakeholders at each stage).
Ensure that M&E procedures for CBIs are, understood followed and adapted to the context: review and adaptation of assessment and monitoring tools for the CBI (pre intervention, during and post intervention), contributing to the development of systems to improve targeting, appropriateness and to reduce the risk of aid diversion and conflict of interest by program staff, local authorities and local partners.
Identify multipurpose cash and vouchers program modalities suitable for Core Competencies integration (beneficiary targeting criteria, community mobilization approaches, transfer mechanisms and local partnerships).
Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports Identify trends technical standards and donor priorities
Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within Food Security, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
Minimum 5 years of experience of food security programme in a humanitarian or recovery context
Minimum 5 years of Programme Management experience
University degree in food security, socio-economics, rural development
Proven track record of setting up and implementing monitoring, documentation and learning systems
Experienced in emergency food security / food assistance operations
Experienced in cash based intervention in humanitarian context
Experienced in food security monitoring and analysis
Experience from leading multi sector assessments and analysis
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, DFID, OFDA, WFP, UNHCR, Unicef)
Education field: Social studies
Education level: College / University, Bachelor’s degree
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Knowledge of food security refugee’s context
Experience with integrated programming, enabling the development of livelihoods strategies
Excellent writing and analytical skills
Duty station: Nairobi
Contract period is for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Nairobi.