Livelihoods & Food Security Coordinator- Kismayo (Somali Nationals Only) – Somalia, Qaran Jobs

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Rights Respected, People Protected

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.

Purpose of the Job:

The purpose of the Livelihoods & Food Security (LFS) Project Coordinator is to support the implementation of the LFS activities in Jubbaland, 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 Programme Manager and Livelihood and Food Security PM/Specialist and represent NRC in all program matters within Jubbaland in coordination for a relevant to the Area program.

Job description

Generic responsibilities:

  • 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 Programme 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

Specific responsibilities:

  • Oversees timely, efficient and quality implementation of LFS projects and activities in Jubbaland by ensuring that all document guiding implementation such as budgets, DIPs, cash forecasts are developed and/ or periodically updated and used correctly.
  • Coordinates and shares information regularly with the BRCiS Consortium Management Unit, Country level resilience focal point, and other Consortium structures as applicable
  • Provides agricultural/ Natural Resource Management technical backstopping and follow ups to all resilience and livelihoods and food security activities in Jubbaland.
  • 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.
  • Trains Livelihoods & food security field staff, partners and relevant stakeholders on basic Livelihoods & food security concepts and tools
  • Responsible for compilation of budget forecasts, Bi-Weekly Reports and draft donor reports
  • Works with officers in planning community meetings for beneficiaries and stakeholders
  • Supervises field staff in order to aid efficient and effective service delivery to beneficiaries during project implementation
  • Participates in program staff performance management as may be required
  • Liaises with local leaders and authorities giving overview of project activities, seeking their support and participation where required.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for:

  • A university graduate in Agriculture, Food Security, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science/Forestry
  • With minimum of 4 years’ relevant working experience, at least 2 years with a humanitarian program & minimum 3 years’ experience in food security and livelihoods projects
  • Experienced in drafting and managing budgets
  • Has basic computer skills knowledge (MS Word, Excel and Power point)
  • Fluent in English and Somali, both written and verbal


Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Contract period: up to December 2018 with possibility of extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Kismayo

Travel: 30%

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.


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.


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