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Food Security Specialist - DR Congo

Goma (Congo Democratic)

NRC has been present in DRC since 2001 and currently runs operations in the eastern provinces of North & South Kivu, with offices in Goma, Bukavu and Beni. The programme has an annual turnover of approximately NOK 140 mill. (2016). The DR Congo operation responds to populations affected by conflict and displacement in North and South Kivu provinces. Our primary areas of intervention are education, food security & livelihoods and ICLA in order provide legal assistance to individuals while building capacity of local commissions, state and customary authorities. In support of these activities we provide shelter and WASH activities to promote integrated programming, through schools construction, transitional shelters in areas of return, or water harvesting points and latrines.

We are now seeking a Food Security Specialist, who will report to the Head of Programme.

Job description

  • Develop Food Security Core Competency (CC) strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFAs
    - Identify country programme priorities, problems and challenges from a food security perspective
  • 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, ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support
  • Assessment design and analysis for food security and multisector
  • Assist and contribute to the RRMP emergency food security response design and analysis
  • 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 Food Security staff
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Solid experience form managing and implementing food security related responses, in both complex and volatile contexts
  • Experienced in food security monitoring 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, WFP, Unicef, NMFA, Sida)
  • Experience from leading multi sector assessments and analysis
  • Knowledge of the context in DR Congo and/ or region
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

  • Working with people
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Initiate action and change
  • Analyzing
  • 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

Language

  • French
  • English

We offer

  • Contract period: 24 months (depending on funding)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
  • Duty station:Goma with up to 75% travel to the field locations
  • This is a non family postings. Recreational and social facilities are limited, and accommodation is modest. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
  • Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start
  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
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.
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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Goma (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Emergency Aid
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-10

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