Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator - Baidoa

Job Details
Employer: Norwegian Refugee Council
Job Title: Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator - Baidoa
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Baidao
Category: Other

Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator - Baidoa (National Position) - Somalia 

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 

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’s Eastern Africa and Yemen operation 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. 

The purpose of the Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS) Project Coordinator is to support the implementation of the LFS activities in South Central, 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 

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at 
Email or Paper applications will not be considered 

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description

  • Line management of LFS project field staff 
  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures 
  • Contribute to LFS strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps, including on protection risks and needs to the PM. 
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of LFS projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from PM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality 
  • Provide regular progress reports and flag any challenges or implementation delays to the PM and Area Manager. 
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist 
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities 
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills 
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders 
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy 
  • Provide operational support in NRC’s Livelihoods and food security project activities in South and Central Somalia by overseeing the field monitoring and assessments, participate in context analysis, response planning, project implementation, personnel and partner management. 
  • To supervise, identify learning opportunities or train the Livelihood and Food Security project team focusing on efficient planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the project activities with particular focus on BRCiS project in SC Somalia. 
  • Leads the development of community-based Action Planning for all BRCiS communities in south central Somalia. 
  • Coordinates and shares information regularly with the BRCiS Consortium Field Management Unit, Country level resilience focal point, 
  • Provides agricultural/ Natural Resource Management, DRR technical backstopping and follow ups to all resilience and livelihoods and food security activities in South Central. 
  • In collaboration with the PM, develop Bi-weekly/quarterly work plans, cash forecast and procurement plans for all LFS projects. All these plans should be submitted to the relevant departments in timely manner. 
  • Assists the LFS PM in the development of thorough analysis of the LFS situation through primary and secondary assessments across NRC’s operational locations in south central Somalia. 
  • Monitors project performance against the protocols designed for the program and ensure action points are addressed in their respective timeframe. 
  • Reviews reports from field staff for quality and consistency before submission and further dissemination 
  • Ensures that LFS projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist. 
  • Participates in program staff performance management as may be required


  • University degree in Agriculture, food security, veterinary, natural resource management, Environmental Science/Forestry, economics. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience, at least 2 years with a humanitarian program 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in food security and livelihoods projects in senior position. 
  • Experience in Cash Based Programming(CBP), DRR/resilience building programs. 
  • Experience with drafting and managing budgets. 
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power point) 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity 
  • Good understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts with a sense of humour 
  • Attention to detail, flexible and creative 
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision 
  • Very good organizational and administrative skills 
  • Strong team working and support role skills

We offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible 
  • Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension 
  • Duty Station: Baidoa 
  • Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions. 
  • The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected


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