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Sanaa (Yemen)

DRC Yemen is seeking an experienced Food Security and Livelihoods Sector Manager. The Yemen Nutrition Alliance has a mandate to address the underlying causes of malnutrition and to treat acute malnutrition throughout Yemen. This position seeks a person to coordinate the work of this Alliance, fundraise, and to regularly present its work to relevant stakeholders. The Food Security and Livelihoods Sector Manager, will combine these duties with managing the expansion of DRC’s food security programming in Yemen – including its planned expansion and emergency response. The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive; other tasks maybe requested to adapt operational needs.  
  • Provide professional coordination of an Alliance consisting of three NGOs established to enhance programming and response to the Yemen nutrition crisis. 
  • With the thematic technical leads (WASH, Food Security and Nutrition), ensure that monitoring tools are developed to capture program impact and data is regularly collected, analysed and presented to donor(s) as well as to other stakeholders.  
  • Ensure that sound mainstreaming strategies are developed by thematic leads, and implemented by Alliance members. 
  • Together with Alliance members, ensure that information and coordination is trickled down to field level 
  • Together with the technical and thematic focal points, ensure that learning from the current response is captured and disseminated to all stakeholders (to enhance external application of learning) where relevant.  
General Management 
  • Line manage DRC food security  project managers. 
  • Ensure high quality food security/livelihoods project expansion and implementation in accordance with donor and DRC regulations as well as in line with agreed indicators, budgets, and work plans. 
  • With HOFA and budget holders, ensure that project activities and expenses are regularly monitored and, as needed, contract revision requests are submitted and follow up on in a timely manner. 
  • With CD and HOFA, ensure that general support costs are fully and fairly allocated across and multiple project budgets. 
  • Ensure positive synergies (finance, mandate, image, activities) and collaboration among programs and offices – strengthening the exchange of information, staff, and skills. 
  • Ensure team cohesion and organize regular team building activities; ensure regular monitoring and support visits to the field offices by relevant program and operations staff. 
  • Work with the Program Support Specialist to ensure that all programs are well documented and that the institutional memory of RC Yemen is preserved. 
Advocacy and External Representation: 
  • Advocate for quality in emergency planning and response, such that response activities are adapted to circumstances on the ground and not decided upon resources available. 
  • Represent the voice of the Alliance with the relevant clusters and working groups for the need of coherent response, coordinated assessment and timely sharing of information and reports. 
  • Responsible for communication with the donor (e.g., UNICEF) on behalf of the Alliance (although grants will be managed by individual agencies). 
Fund Raising: 
  • Liaise with potential donors and raise money for the Alliance as well as food security/livelihoods for DRC. 
  • Lead the Alliance toward agreeing on a common programme strategy for existing and new programmes. 
  • Prepare proposals that reflect the agreed Alliance strategy as well as relevant DRC programme strategies. 
  • Experience in working in an alliance or consortium. 
  • Excellent knowledge of nutrition and food security. Knowledge and experience of these thematic program areas within Yemen is an added advantage. 
  • A master’s degree in development or equivalent in humanitarian response knowledge and experience. 
  • International experience in humanitarian project design and management.  
  • Significant experience in proposal writing and donor liaison. 
  • Demonstrable experience in coordinating a range of stakeholders.  
  • Experience in capturing and disseminating learning to different audiences for a range of purposes.  
  • Diplomacy and excellent interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure. 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English. Arabic speaking skills is an advantage. 
  • Experience in working with UNICEF funded projects. 
DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability committments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework into the work of DRC  
Availability:     As soon as possible 
Duty station:    Sana’a, Yemen with frequent travel to the other offices. Yemen is a hazardous environment; all employees must adhere to all security precautions and contribute to the security of the team.  
Contract:    1 year contract dependent on both funding and performance. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates (available at under Vacancies). This position is graded as A14  
For qualified National staff the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff 
Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on under Vacancies.  
Please forward the application and CV, in English through the online application on under vacancies no later than 16th March 2017 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult 
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: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Office Management, Administration and Finance
    • Nutrition
    • Security and Safety
    • Office Management, Administration and Finance
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-16

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