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Food Security and Livelihood Cluster Coordinator

Kyiv (Ukraine)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-02

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Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the direct supervision of FAO Programme Coordinator in Ukraine or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Food Security and Livelihood Cluster Coordinator will lead and facilitate coordinated, timely, coherent and effective response of the Food Security and Livelihood Cluster in Ukraine by mobilizing stakeholders to respond in a strategic manner to a humanitarian crisis. The role of the Cluster Coordinator, as set out in the IASC Generic Terms of Reference for Sector Leads at Country Level. In particular he/she will:

  • Lead and support the Cluster members in contributing to development and review of annual Humanitarian Needs Overview and Multi-year Humanitarian Response Plan;
  • Facilitate regular FSLC Coordination meetings in agreement with Cluster partners;
  • Inclusion of key humanitarian partners, including INGOs, NNGOs, UN Agencies, donor community;
  • Represent FSLC at Inter Cluster Coordination Meetings/ and coordination with OCHA and RC/HC office
  • Represent FSLC in relevant WGs (e.g. Cash, Need Assessment, etc)
  • Ensure bilateral coordination with other coordinators for the relevant Clusters such as Nutrition, Health, Shelter/NFI, or any other relevant in the operation
  • Establishment and maintenance of appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms in Kyiv for strategic discussions and field level in the Eastern Ukraine for operational aspects;
  • Undertaking periodic field trips to the Eastern Ukraine for strengthening Cluster coordination mechanisms at all levels;
  • Coordination with national/local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors;
  • Ensuring appropriate participatory and community-based approaches;
  • Ensuring appropriate attention to priority cross-cutting and cross-sectoral issues (e.g.gender, age, HIV and AIDS, human rights, environment and early recovery);
  • Facilitate needs assessment and undertaking analysis of the needs in a transparent and inclusive manner;
  • Coordinating sector-wide emergency preparedness;
  • • Undertaking planning and strategy development;
  • Ensuring the application of appropriate quality standards;
  • Ensuring monitoring and reporting;
  • Undertaking advocacy and resource mobilization;
  • Undertaking training and capacity building; and
  • Provision of assistance or services as a last resort subject to access, security and availability of funding.;
  • Disseminate information including emails, dashboards, bulletins etc on a regular basis and upload into the dedicated online system at Global level;
  • Work closely and supervise the Cluster IMOs
  • Coordination with national/local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors;
  • Perform any other related duties as required
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in disciplines relevant to Food Security such as Agriculture, Geographic sciences, Humanitarian affairs, political science , economics and other relevant areas; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:

At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in humanitarian or development programmes, preferably in the area of Food Security; experience working in the UN or other international development organization or NGOs and experience in humanitarian fields, with preference to emergency contexts are considered an asset

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Other business related experience Area of expertise details:
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel
  • Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful time- critical situations and ability to perform in multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary context
  • Ability to take lead and prompt action, ensure neutrality and inclusiveness
  • Cultural and Gender awareness and sensitivity
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Sound security awareness
  • Ability to work fluently in English is required in addition to good reporting capacities
  • Ability to work fluently in Russian is considered a strong asset
Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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