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Livelihood & Food Security Programme Development Manager
Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises in more than 30 countries, where we help save lives and rebuild futures.


 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 03 July 2020


The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation - Sudan.

The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 

As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring a Livelihood and Food Security (LFS) Programme Development Manager to be part of establishing NRC's programme in Sudan.

 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop the LFS Core Competency strategy, technical SOPs/guidelines and Macro LogFrames 
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, CC tools, handbooks and guidelines 
  • Responsible for quality programme development and management including funding proposals, project budgets and donor reports 
  • Overall management of assigned project staff
  • Coordinate and manage LFS CC project implementation and LFS components of integrated projects (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements 
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills 
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Support the consideration and inclusion of cash-based interventions and market-based approaches within (and across) NRC core competency responses, where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the institutionalization of cash-based interventions and market-based programmes though capacity building and interdepartmental engagement.
  • Gather and analyse food security and livelihoods related data from target or proposed target populations, as part of integrated or joint assessments, and use this in response analysis to develop contextually appropriate, technically sound new projects and programmes.
  • Ensure monitoring data is collected, analysed, included in NRC’s M&E systems and used to adapt programmes as required.
  • Integrate environmental and nutrition sensitive considerations into all LFS projects
  • Ensure safe programming principles are embedded in all LFS activities
  • Lead on recruitment processes for all LFS staff 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Minimum first level university degree/Bachelor’s Degree in relevant and related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in various complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical Livelihoods & Food Security expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in resilience/DRR approaches including environmental analysis
  • Knowledge and skills in gender and conflict sensitive programming
  • Knowledge and skills in market analysis, cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic language skills are an advantage
  • Knowledge of the context in Sudan
  • Experience with start-up programmes
  • Proven ability to work effectively across cultures, in sensitive environments and with stakeholders at all levels.

Personal qualities

  • Managing performance and development
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Handling insecure environments

We can offer

  • Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
  • Classification: Khartoum is currently classified as a Non-Family Duty Station
  • Travel: At least 50% travel
  • Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
  • Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply


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