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Food Security Cluster Co-facilitator for the North Kivu province

Goma (Congo Democratic)


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

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 looking for a Food Security Cluster Co- facilitator for the North kivu province. The co-facilitators’ role is very significant as they assist and provide the Coordinators with technical support in the perspective of successfully accomplishing the tasks assigned to the Food Security Cluster (FSC). The candidate will be evaluated when we receive the application.

Job description

  • Contribute to the implementation of the provincial cluster sectorial policy based on national standards and international guidelines
  • Be the focal person for all the INGO’s / CBO’s involved in the food security
  • Collect and share information about the food security in the North Kivu Province.
  • Work with the Coordinator for the organization, on management of meetings, ad hoc meetings and follow-up in regard to emergencies
  • Ensure that the periodic reports of the cluster are written and disseminated
  • Actively participate in the HAP mid-year review, ensure that provincial strategies for PF and the HAP allocations are drafted and disseminated
  • Centralize information on cluster members’ programming, facilitate coordination of intentions and response capabilities
  • In collaboration with the Clusters Coordinators, identify, sensitize the humanitarian and development community, and coordinate the responses to the gaps to be covered in terms of assistance and outreach
  • Consolidate with Coordinator the update of synthetic and nominal mapping of interventions and stakeholders
  • Coordinate joint information on needs (surveys, evaluations) to be technically validated before dissemination within and outside the cluster
  • Prepare strategies of the various funds (PF, CERF ...) for submission to the cluster members (i.e. setting prioritization parameters: integrated approach by zone or purely sectorial approach depending on the context)
  • Support and mentor members of the cluster’s partners for a coordinated and compliant submission of relevant proposals
  • Ensure the implementation of recommendations made at the cluster’s meetings
  • Strengthen the analysis of statistical data
  • Assess and build members’ capacities on various key sectorial themes
  • Facilitate linkages with sub-clusters and other clusters
  • Train and form a local staff who will take over the position


  • Minimum 5 years of experience working as Food Security Program or Project Manager in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience in facilitating or managing a Food Security Cluster a plus
  • Master degree in agriculture, international development, or relevant field
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Food Security expertise – urban and rural, including, emergency response, food production and livelihood based approaches
  • Expertise in cash based intervention and marked based approaches
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the context in DRC is desirable

Personal qualities

  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Managing recourses to optimize results
  • 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


  • French
  • English

We offer

  • Contract period: until June 2017, possibilities for extension (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 level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Emergency Aid
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
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