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Food Security And Livelihood (FSL) Coordinator
Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organization that strives for a world free from poverty, fear, and oppression. We deliver life-saving and life-changing interventions to the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. From rapid emergency response to innovative development programming, we go to the hardest to reach places to make sure that no-one is left behind.

 Salary: 788 to 1109 USD based on experience.
 Grade Level: F.0 to F.7 based on experience.
 Supervisor: Project Director
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: El fula, West Kordofan as a non-relocatable staff with frequent travel to Keilak, Al Meriam and Abyei-Muglad localities and other areas in the state, where FSL activities are being implemented
 Duration: 24 months ( under DEVCO project)
 Closing Date: 10 August 2020

 
 Background:

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty. In Sudan, Concern is working in West Darfur, South & West Kordofan states implementing programmes in Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Health and Nutrition, WASH sectors while also responding to emergencies that may arise.

The Mission of Concern in Sudan is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives which last and spread without ongoing support from Concern. (for more details please visit www.concern.net)

Concern is looking for a full time qualified candidate to fill the position of Food Security and Livelihood Coordinatorbased in Elfula:- 



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

The purpose of this position is to manage and provide technical support to the FSL programme in West Kordofan state.  The FSC is key position in the project and will be responsible for the FSL programme in the state. The position holder will coordinate with external stakeholders and liaise with Concern’s national partner NGO and other sector Coordinators in Health and Nutrition and WASH for programme coherence and synergy.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

 

Programme Implementation:

  • Take lead in the design of new FSL projects by collecting data, providing key technical information and drafting project proposals as may be needed; 
  • Prepare  Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) for FSL activities using Concern ‘s DIP package, in line with approved project documents including proposal plan and budget;
  • Supervise activities of the national partner NGO and ensure they are implemented according to the budget, technical standards and provide technical support to the partner as may be necessary;  
  • In close coordination with the Project Director, manage the FSL budget by ensuring that expenses are authorized, spent as per the allocated budget and in according to Concern’s and donors’ compliance procedures.
  • In liaison with the technical advisor, regularly assess the staffing capacity needs and where necessary recruit interns and seek the services of the seconded MOA staff ;
  • Conduct regular planning and technical review meetings with the FSL staff;
  • Ensure Concern’s technical quality standards and the relevant ministries’ technical guidelines are adhered to when implementing activities; 
  • Coordinate and maintain cordial working relationship with the technical line Ministries (Ministry of Agriculture, Animals Resources) and discuss technical issues, challenges, successes, new ideas to move the projects forward;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports as may be required for internal use by Concern;
  • Liaise and coordinate with other sectors coordinators to ensure that all aspects of FSL activities are integrated and coherent with activities in WASH, Gender, Health and Nutrition;
  • Work with MEAL team and provide hands on support in data collection, physical check, and project evaluation processes based on the provided MEAL plan;
  • Where necessary, ensure crosscutting issues such as gender, HIV&AIDS, accountability are mainstreamed into the FSL activities;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Project Director.

 

Capacity Building:

  • Conduct capacity building trainings, workshops and other events as planned; 
  • Provide technical guidance to staff by interpreting the activities, reviewing work plans and training plans;
  • Support national NGO partner in compliance with the Concern’s and donor requirements, monitoring and report writing as may be requested;

 

Representation:

  • Represent Concern in FSL sector coordination meetings at the State level;
  • Represent Concern in technical missions conducted by stakeholders and UN agencies e.g. joint monitoring mission, evaluation exercise
  • Network, liaise and build constructive relationships with other staff of other agencies in South Kordofan.

 

Others:

  • Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (Code of Conduct and Associated policies, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc.).
  • Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary.
  • Actively participate in any emergency response if called upon to do so (within the existing programme area or in a new one).
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Area Manager/Area Coordinator.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential

  • At least Masters Degree in Agricultural Sciences/Animal Sciences;
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in INGO setting in agriculture and livelihood sector with at least 5 years as agriculture/livelihood/food security officer;
  • Experience in implementing technologies such as Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM), Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Post-Harvest Management and Handling (PHMH), Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA), community market systems, and improved farming practices relevant to Sudan;
  • Experience in vocational skills strengthening for livelihood development;
  • Experience in promoting livestock interventions such as breed improvement, livestock production and vaccination;
  • Strong drafting skills, especially writing reports and proposals;   
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.);
  • Strong coordination and project implementation skills, and ability to deliver within tight deadlines;
  • Experience in working with partners and supporting their capacity development;
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken & written Arabic and English;

 

Desirable

  • Experience in using Digital Data Gathering tools;
  • Familiarity with some of the donor requirements, especially the EU and OFDA;
  • Knowledge of different humanitarian standards, e.g. Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), and FSL sector strategies, MoA strategy
  • Knowledge of and experience in working in Kordofan.
  • Experience in working in partnerships.

Competencies

Essential Character

Essential Skills

Preferred competencies:

  • Personal integrity
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation and timliness
  • Understanding Others
  • Managing Impact
  • Development Orientation
  • Effective Communication
  • Thoroughness
  • Language Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Writing Skills (English and Arabic)
  • Relationship building Skills
  • Capacity building

 

 

  • Negotiation skills
  • Flexibility.

 

 

 

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s

 

Core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

                           

To apply: Please, submit a cover letter ,CV detailing your experience, skills and qualifications, a telephone contact number and two professional references to www.Sudanjob.net

 

Concern is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

To find out more about Concern Worldwide visit our website at http://www.concern.net









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