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Livelihoods and Cash Specialist Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Cash-Based Interventions
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-06

Ethiopia is perhaps the most critical humanitarian context in East Africa.  For decades, Ethiopia has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries.  It has a significant and fluctuating population of climate and conflict IDPs (Internally Displaced People), it is subject to worsening cycles of climate crisis and recent conflict in critical regions in the north of the country has led to severe and complex humanitarian crisis. 

Generic Responsibilities:

  1. Develop LFS Core Competency (CC) strategy, technical guidance and Macro Logframes that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  2. Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  3. Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  4. Identify and monitor trends in conditions, technical standards and donor priorities
  5. Responsible for following up on compliance with contractual commitments within the CC, and ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
  6. Provide technical direction and project implementation support.
  7. Ensure key learnings and successes are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC development processes.
  8. Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff, in approaches including CVA and MBA.
  9. Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of the Ethiopia Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) Core Competency Strategy including theories of change, contributions to the Economic Inclusion portfolio and other integrated programming initiatives.
  • Guiding the integration of Market Based Approaches (MBA) and Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) into LFS, WaSH, Shelter, and Education activities.
  • Contribute to the development of NRC’s Ethiopia Country Programme Strategy.
  • Provide technical leadership to the CMG & Area programmes in line with the country CC strategies.

Professional Competencies:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • LFS Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in market assessments and analysis, CVA, MBA and integrated programming
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific Skills, Knowledge/ Experience:

  • Political and cultural awareness
  • Context knowledge and/or prior experience in the Horn of Africa and in Ethiopia particularly is an asset
  • Experience working in a similar position or role in similar contexts is an asset.
  • Experience with both Humanitarian and Development work, and the transition between the two ends of the spectrum would be an asset.
  • Solid experience in leading livelihoods and food security assessments particularly in protracted crises is required

For more information, Here is the detailed Job Description

Additional Details:

Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position

Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale

Travel: 50%

Language: Fluency in English.

All applications should be submitted in English!

This position is open to qualified candidates of  Ethiopia nationality!

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