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Food Security & Livelihoods in Emergencies Specialist
Plan International
 Vacancy No: 49361
 Position Required: ASAP
 Section/Unit: Program
 Grade Level: D1
 Supervisor: Humanitarian Response Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Kassala / Port Sudan
 Duration: One Fixed Year
 Closing Date: 23 May 2024


The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances childrenís rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges girls and vulnerable children face. We support childrenís rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


For over 85 years, we have rallied other determined optimists to transform the lives of all children in more than 80 countries.


We wonít stop until we are all equal.


Plan International Sudan aims to respond effectively, rapidly, and at a significant scale to the core humanitarian needs of children and their families affected by the conflict between the armed forces in Sudan. Specifically, Plan International Sudan aims to minimize disruption to formal and non-formal education systems and to restore formal education services; strengthen the proactive environment for children and their families including age and gender-appropriate services during and after disasters; create opportunities for and build capacity of young people affected by the armed conflict to generate income and to improve their life skills; and to become recognized actor in both in linking related community-based interventions to national coordination and interagency mechanisms where Plan International Sudan will gradually take on leadership functions.

 Duties and responsibilities:

The FSL Specialist will provide strategic direction on Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) interventions across the Plan Sudan Programs implemented in the country. The post holder supports PA FSL staff and ensures Food security and Livelihood interventions are of high quality, and positions Plan International as a leading agency working on Food Security and Livelihood in Emergency with specific recognition of women and girls focus.

The position will develop strong relations with in-country relevant FSL cluster-level networks INGO, NNGO, UN and donor offices. There will be more attention on Plan Internationalís engagement which focuses on influencing and ensuring the specific needs of girls are met.

The FSL specialist will provide support to the FSL team or focal persons in the PAs and country office and will ensure that the Country Office and PAs have the right technical capability on FSL in Emergency by supporting the professional development of Planís staff across the PAs. 

Do you have what it takes?

We are looking to recruit an individual who is fully qualified in the field of Food Security in an emergency context.


To succeed in this role, you must possess a Bachelorís Degree in Agriculture or a related field, experience in food security in emergencies, strong networking skills, and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.


Essential criteria for this role include strong project management skills, capacity to facilitate training, experience in FSL assessments, fluency in English and Arabic, and previous work experience in emergency contexts.


For more information regarding the person and role specification, please click the below link:

Food Security & Livelihoods in Emergencies Specialist

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • Bachelorís Degree in Agriculture or related field
  • Experience in the field of Food Security in emergency including the use of cash/voucher assistance is required, preferably in conflict-affected and fragile situations.
  •  Ability to learn quickly and adapt the experience/lessons learnt in other emergency settings to the Sudan emergency response context. Knowledge of Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards, 
  • Strong Experience in Food security and livelihood project designing; management, monitoring and supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organizations, under stressful situations.
  • Excellent capacity in facilitating training and preparing user-friendly manuals and toolkits.
  • Has strong networking, team spirit, and partnership-building skills,
  • Willing to adapt to new working environment, new challenges, colleagues and work
  • Experience in conducting FSL assessments in emergency contexts 
  • Experience in training/mentoring on FSL and CVA technical areas with a variety of audiences. 
  • Previous work experience in the region (desirable) & emergency context (mandatory) 



  • Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with major FSL donors including Word Bank; WFP, BHA, ECW,  ECHO; etc.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic (Possibly bilingual esp. communicating with Nos and in-country stakeholders)
  • Excellent project design, participatory monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train local and international staff and also able to work with disaster-affected communities in a sensitive and participatory manner.
  • Excellent negotiation, and representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively.
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/training.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision from the line manager.

The Holder Of The Position Will Be Working In Field Offices And Entails 60-70 % Travel Within Sudan CO Program Areas And Occasionally In CO. 


Females are encouraged to apply. 

This Position Is Country Office Based.

This Job Is For National Sudanese Only 

Location: Port Sudan / Kassala

Type of Role: Fixed Term 

Reports to: Humanitarian Response Manager

Grade: D1

Closing Date: 23rd May 2024



Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girlsí rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Please note that Plan International will never send unsolicited emails requesting payment from candidates. 


To Apply please click the following link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=49361&company=PlanInt&st=64439397B2FBEB485FD077795796B3612873B0B8

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