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Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator Ukraine Odessa


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-15

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the LFS Coordinator position is to lead the implementation of LFS project in conflict affected areas of Southern Ukraine. The LFS Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the planning, designing and supervision of all LFS activities implemented by NRC in relevant areas ensuring that they contribute to the overall country and programme strategy.


Under the leadership of the line manager and in coordination with the LFS distribution coordinator as well as cash and markets team, the purpose of the LFS Coordinator is to support and ensure that all LFS activities, especially the ones with a focus on supporting livelihood provisioning and protection for ensuring a basic economic and food production security are planned, implemented, monitored and reported according to NRC standards, procedures and national regulations. This could include: in-kind distributions, nutrition sensitive programming, sustainable agriculture and production, sustainable value chains, economic inclusion, as well as activities within LFS that implement Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA).


Generic responsibilities

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  2. Implement delegated LFS project portfolio according to plan of action.
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents.
  5. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  6. Support all LFS team members as per the project activities.
  7. Ensure the development and implementation of high-quality programme activities.
  8. Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in activities.


Specific responsibilities

  1. Coordinate and lead technical assessments, participate when required in order to support evidence-based programming and support the identification of trends, technical standards and donor priorities.
  2. Coordinate and support distribution of LFS related in-puts such as seeds and tools, cash and voucher assistance.
  3. Ensure that the projects are directed to the target population as defined in LFS strategy through clear and timely sensitisation of the planned activities to the communities.
  4. Participate in field level coordination activities with community stakeholders in areas of project implementation as directed by APM and Technical supervisors.
  5. Coordinate activities with logistics and finance teams.
  6. Support the line manager in drafting reports of any kind and contributing to proposals writing with development of work plan, budget, BoQs, list of activities
  7. Provide specific technical inputs and contribute to the development of technical guidance when requested by the PM.
  8. Provide regular progress reports including difficulties, lessons learned and execute the work plan as discussed with line manager.
  9. Ensure that information on reconciliation of deliveries of any inputs is transparent, up to date and complete in accordance with NRC guidelines and donor requirements.
  10. Ensure safe and inclusive programming by facilitating data sharing for the proper flow of information management and integrated programming as required.
  11. Contribute, in conjunction with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, to the provision of feedback, technical improvements, best practices and lessons learnt.
  12. Support and actively cooperate in training other LFS staff in relevant areas
  13. Always work with a gender and protection lens and ensure that environmental and nutritional sensitivity are incorporated into all LFS plans and activities.
  14. Support and facilitate the development of area based emergency response strategy
  15. Support the strengthening and expansion of NRC partnerships
  16. Assist with any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.


Critical interfaces

The relevant interfaces for this position are:


Scale and scope of position


Officers and/or assistants


UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies




GORS, Agresso, OKTA, MS Office, Office 365, Kaya

Legal or compliance:

Terms of employment, CoC, vendors, donors, governmental bodies


  1. Competencies 

1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.


Generic professional competencies:


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian essential.
  • Good proficiency in English, both written and verbal, essential.
  • Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations with respect for basic security rules.
  • Experience working with humanitarian organizations, private sector, donors, or international agencies.
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups and ability to demonstrate conflict sensitivity.


2. Behavioural competencies

The following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Manage resources to optimize results
  • Initiate action and change
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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.