Regional Livelihoods & Food Security Adviser, EA & Yemen

Role and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

Policy and strategy and programme development

Responsible for ensuring compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures in relation to the thematic area while contributing to the development of policies, strategies, tools and new approaches with a focus on innovation and piloting.
Responsible of supporting the development of country/regional core competence strategies and implementation plans in line with global policies and strategies.
Work in partnership with the HO Programme department to contribute to specific areas of innovation and development, including piloting and learning from experiences at the country office and regional level, development of policies, strategies and tools, and sharing learning with other regions.

Technical development, support and capacity building

Responsible for providing strategic advice and technical support and capacity building support to the Country Offices in the region on relevant core competency or cross-cutting issues across Country Offices in the region and the Regional Office.
Ensure that LFS based programming approaches contributes to integrated programming and analysis and that these interventions are measured

Quality standards, data analysis and M&E

Responsible for ensuring that best practices within the core competency are identified, documented and disseminated both within the region and beyond.
Work in partnership with M&E staff, to ensure the alignment of the programmatic areas in the M&E and PCM systems in relation to own core competency.
Responsible for supporting and monitoring country programme compliance with the Programme Policy and respective quality assurances in relation to the core competency.

Networking, representation and relationships

Responsible for identification, development and maintenance of relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g., donors, UN agencies, NGOs, research- and educational institutions, private sector) related to programmes in general and more specifically as related to NRC’s Core Competencies.
Work in partnership with the regional and country office advocacy leads to identify and develop regional advocacy issues related to the core competence and relevant cross-cutting issues.

Specific responsibilities

Provide technical oversight of Food Security activities and working as a focal point of Resilience programming and climate change and environmental degradation in the region
Work collaboratively with L&D lead in the Region, and HO Programme and L&D colleagues, on the review and development of learning provision within the region relating to LFS, including induction, training provision to CO CC project managers, and capacity building initiatives.
Support in the development of Food Security emergency preparedness, contingency planning and response capacities and contribute to emergency Food Security response in the region on demand.
Contribute to the adaptation of NRC’s global CC programme approaches and development of guidelines, tools and innovative approaches based on research of trends and learning from the country offices.
Responsible for the identification of pilot projects for the further development of the LFS core competency in the region.  Contribute to the communication of results and the development of recommendations.

Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies:

Several years of documented experience working within Livelihoods and Food Security
Extensive experience in programming in complex and volatile contexts
Experience of strategic approaches to programme development
Experience of developing practical tools and resources
Experience of programme quality assessments, programme development and delivery
Understanding of and commitment to organisational learning, and the role and contribution of M&E to quality management and development
Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, with preference for previous experience in the East African and Yemen Region
Understanding of, and commitment to working collaboratively with technical and operational colleagues within a matrix structure, including capacity building
Experience of delivering learning and development as part of quality improvement and capacity building
Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Behavioural competencies

Strategic Thinking
Handling insecure environments
Communicating with impact and respect
Planning and delivering results
Managing performance and development
Contract Length: 12 months

Grade: 9 according to NRC’s salary scale

Travel: Up to 40%

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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