Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Jobs- Project Manager – Livelihood and Food Security-Hargeisa , Somaliland

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

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and  Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland and South Central regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC’s Horn of Africa operation comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardisation of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

The purpose of the Project Manager – Livelihood and Food Security position is to oversee the implementation of the Food Security programs in Somaliland area programme, manage and build capacity of the project implementation teams to ensure activities are carried out on time and according to the budget; contribute inputs for concept papers, proposals for new projects / activities, and donor reports in coordination with the Area manager and Livelihood and Food Security specialist and represent NRC in all program matters within the Area and in coordination fora relevant to the Area program. All this is to be carried out in close collaboration with the Area Manager, Grants team and country level technical specialists/advisers.

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at www.nrc.no
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Email and paper applications will not be considered.

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners/employees and to check that its partners/employees have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Job description:

The following is a brief description of the role

Line management of Livelihood and Food Security(LFS) Core Competency Project Staff within Somaliland
Oversee NRC’s Somaliland Livelihood and Food Security program implementation
Ensure compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
Work closely with the LFS Specialist and AM to develop the LFS CC and area Programme strategy
Assess needs, develop emergency response plans with the Livelihoods and Food Security   Specialist and implement response plans for the area.
Ensure optimal use of livelihood and Food Security resources within the allocated projects budget and CC strategies
Ensure capacity building of Livelihood and Food Security Program staff
Represent NRC and networking at area level – as delegated by the AM
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
Specific responsibilities

Oversee timely, efficient and quality implementation of Food Security projects and activities in Somaliland by ensuring that all document guiding implementation such as budgets, DIPs, cash forecasts are developed and/ or periodically updated and used correctly.
Ensure that technical standards and quality of implemented Livelihoods and food Security  (Including Resilience) activities are in line with the area strategy, and that they meet the requirements of beneficiaries and authorities.
In consultation with the Livelihood and Food Security Technical Specialist, Lead the process of proposal development for all projects in the Area program, ensuring quality writing, budgeting and incorporation of technical advice from the Livelihood and Food Security Specialists.
Promote wherever possible an integrated approach for assessments and program design.
Ensure that LFS projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist.
Ensure that planned assessments are carried out as per the implementation plans.
Ensure timely Submission of quality narratives, monthly, quarterly and annual project reports to the Livelihood and Food Security Specialist.
Together with M&E, ensure that the required monitoring and evaluation activities including baseline, end line, Post Distribution Monitoring, annual surveys are scheduled and implemented in a timely manner, and that clear analysis is done, documented and followed up on.
Responsible for Project Cycle Management in the Area, including organizing and following up on Grants start-up, Review and Closure meetings;
Coordinate and share information regularly with the BRCiS Consortium Management Unit,  Country level resilience focal point and other Consortium structures as applicable.
Provide agronomical/ Natural Resource Management technical backstopping and follow ups to all resilience and food security and livelihood activities in the project area.
Ensure that staff capacities are developed and constantly improved to meet the challenges of their job.
Cooperating with the NRC Shelter, ICLA and WASH Project teams and the Project Coordinators of other organizations in order to guarantee an integrated implementation of the RESTORE and other resilience projects.
Participate in internal and inter-agency working group and other coordination meetings in Somalia and in Nairobi as required.  Develop and maintain a network of contacts amongst the other agencies operating in the Area.

University degree in Agriculture, natural resource management, Environmental Science/Forestry
Minimum 4 to 5 years’ experience in the management of emergency humanitarian programs
Experience in emergency, resilience and livelihoods food security programming
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Knowledge of basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point)
Documented results in project and program management
Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Knowledge of the context in the area of operations
Experience with resilience, returns and stabilization programming in Somaliland
Personal qualities:

Managing resources to optimize results
Planning and delivering results
Handling insecure environments
Managing performance and development
Strategic thinking
We offer 

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract Duration: 1year with the possibility of extension
Duty Station: Hargeisa
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.
travel: frequent travel to the field
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.