Food Security and Livelihoods Project Manager

Syria


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

In the Middle East, NRC has over 3000 staff dedicated to assisting people affected by conflict in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine. Its humanitarian interventions are based upon its programming expertise in the Core Competencies of Shelter, Education, Water and Sanitation Hygiene, Food Security, along with Information Counselling and legal Assistance (ICLA) to forcibly displaced people. 

The Syrian Crisis is well into its sixth year, but the level and intensity of conflict in the country remains high.  Humanitarian and protection needs continue to grow inside of Syria as a result of the ongoing conflict and consequent complex emergency situation in which displacement is both massive and widespread.

Our Ideal Candidate:

For this position we are looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years of experience designing and implementing FSL programming in a humanitarian/ recovery context. We are particularly looking for an individual with knowledge of the context in Syria. Additional useful skills include: experience with start-up, exit or similar programming; knowledge of agricultural practices and agronomy; processing; skills development and training; small grants management; and emergency food distribution.

Position Description:

The purpose of the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Project Manager position is to support NRC’s Syria Response Office (SRO) to implement a comprehensive FSL programs that improve food security and strengthen the self-reliance strategies of vulnerable households affected by conflict and displacement. The incumbent will also contribute to the realization of objectives under the Syria Resilience Consortium, which seeks to enhance livelihood opportunities of conflict affected Syrians. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead the start-up, assessment, and implementation, and close-out of food security and livelihoods projects in the designated geographical area
  • Contribute to the recruitment and selection of high quality staff, oversee the activities of the FSL team, provide direct supervision to FSL project coordinators, and facilitate staff capacity building objectives
  • Provide technical guidance to measurably improve the quality of food security programs, promoting nutrition sensitivity, sustainable natural resource management practices, and inclusive economic resilience building
  • Develop evidence-based programming approaches that draw from quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies
  • Design and implement appropriate M&E systems and tools to measure programme quality and evaluate the impact, cost-effectiveness, and relevance of activities.
  • Coordinate with local stakeholders and authorities, Food Security and Agriculture Sector actors, and other relevant coordination bodies
  • Serve as area coordinator for the Syria Resilience Consortium among locally operational INGO partners
  • Oversee all program management duties, ensure donor compliance for all activities, and interface with colleagues in the support section to ensure adherence to donor policies and internal procurement procedures
  • Reporting: direct program staff to complete timely and competent data analysis and effective presentation of findings, taking final editorial responsibility for all relevant reporting outputs
  • Community Based Approach: develop methodologies and tools for community consultations, identification of immediate community needs, community action planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Pilot, validate, and manage the deployment of cash based programming modalities within FSL projects

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Contract period: up to a 24 month contract

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

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: Syria
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-13

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