Project Manager - Livelihood & Food Security - Hargeisa (National Position) - Somalia

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Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Job Title: Project Manager - Livelihood & Food Security - Hargeisa (National Position) - Somalia
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa
Category: Other

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Rights Respected, People Protected
Founded in 1946, today the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises
across 31 countries. Our 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people
every year. NRC specialises in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management,
and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. We promote and defend
their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena.
NRC’s expert deployment capacity, NORCAP, boasts around 1,000 experts from all over the world who can be
deployed within 72 hours. NORCAP experts help improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare
for, respond to and recover from crises.
NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and
advocating for people displaced within their own country.
NRC in Somalia & Somaliland
NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and
Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees
in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for
returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water,
hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter,
Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).
NRC Somalia & Somaliland is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of
large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across seven countries (Kenya,
Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania). NRC’s overall strategy in
the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by
improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works
with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi
country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.
Role Specific Information
The purpose of the Project Manager – Livelihood and Food Security position is to oversee the implementation
of the Food Security programs in Somaliland area programme, manage and build capacity of the project
implementation teams to ensure activities are carried out on time and according to the budget; contribute inputs
for concept papers, proposals for new projects / activities, and donor reports in coordination with the Area
manager and Livelihood and Food Security specialist and represent NRC in all program matters within the Area
and in coordination fora relevant to the Area program. All this is to be carried out in close collaboration with the
Area Manager, Grants team and country level technical specialists/advisers.
Generic responsibilities:
Line management of Livelihood and Food Security(LFS) Core Competency Project Staff within

  1. Oversee NRC’s Somaliland Livelihood and Food Security program 2. implementation
  2. Ensure compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    Work closely with the LFS Specialist and AM to develop the LFS CC and area Programme
  3. Assess needs, develop emergency response plans with the Livelihoods and Food Security
    Specialist and implement response plans for the area.
  4. Ensure optimal use of livelihood and Food Security resources within the allocated projects
    budget and CC strategies
  5. Ensure capacity building of Livelihood and Food Security Program staff
  6. Represent NRC and networking at area level – as delegated by the AM
  7. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    Specific responsibilities:
    Deadline for
    Key info:
    Norwegian Refugee Council
    Ref. nr.: 4093547702
    Full time
    Number of positions: 1
    Contact info:
    Abdirizak Osman
    Search criteria:
    Emergency Relief
    Special field
    Food Security
    Middle / line manager
    Job location:
    Behind Ambassador Hotel -
    Hargeisa, +252 Hargeisa
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    Oversee timely, efficient and quality implementation of Food Security projects and activities in
    Somaliland by ensuring that all document guiding implementation such as budgets, DIPs, cash
    forecasts are developed and/ or periodically updated and used correctly.
    Ensure that technical standards and quality of implemented Livelihoods and food Security
    (Including Resilience) activities are in line with the area strategy, and that they meet the
    requirements of beneficiaries and authorities.
    In consultation with the Livelihood and Food Security Technical Specialist, Lead the process of
    proposal development for all projects in the Area program, ensuring quality writing, budgeting
    and incorporation of technical advice from the Livelihood and Food Security Specialists.
    Promote wherever possible an integrated approach for assessments and program design.
    Ensure that LFS projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and assess
    new and better ways to assist.
    Ensure that planned assessments are carried out as per the implementation plans.
    . Ensure timely Submission of quality narratives, monthly, quarterly and annual project reports to
    the Livelihood and Food Security Specialist.
    Together with M&E, ensure that the required monitoring and evaluation activities including
    baseline, end line, Post Distribution Monitoring, annual surveys are scheduled and implemented
    in a timely manner, and that clear analysis is done, documented and followed up on.
    Responsible for Project Cycle Management in the Area, including organizing and following up on
    Grants start-up, Review and Closure meetings;
    Coordinate and share information regularly with the BRCiS Consortium Management Unit,
    Country level resilience focal point and other Consortium structures as applicable.
    Provide agronomical/ Natural Resource Management technical backstopping and follow ups to all
    resilience and food security and livelihood activities in the project area.
    Ensure that staff capacities are developed and constantly improved to meet the challenges of their
    Cooperating with the NRC Shelter, ICLA and WASH Project teams and the Project Coordinators
    of other organizations in order to guarantee an integrated implementation of the RESTORE and
    other resilience projects.
    Participate in internal and inter-agency working group and other coordination meetings in
    Somalia and in Nairobi as required. Develop and maintain a network of contacts amongst the
    other agencies operating in the Area.
    Our Ideal Candidate:
    We are looking for a university graduate in Agriculture, natural resource management, Environmental
    Science/Forestry or any other related field , with a minimum of three years previous experience in management
    of emergency, and resilience humanitarian programs
    Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Somaliland. Technical LFS expertise
    relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English, both
    written and verbal.
    We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and
    confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
    In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most
    vulnerable people.
    Additional Information:
    Email and paper applications will not be considered.
    Contract period: 07 months
    Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions
    Duty station: Hargeisa
    NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved
    in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
    NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the
    four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

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