Resilience and Livelihood Technical Lead (Open to all nationalities), Mogadishu, Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Resilience and Livelihood Technical Lead (Open to all nationalities), Mogadishu, Somalia

  • Organization: NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Closing Date: 2024-03-13

Females are highly encouraged to apply.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in partnership with the BRCiS Consortium, is seeking a highly experienced and innovative Resilience and Livelihood Technical Lead to spearhead a BHA-funded resilience and food security activity in Somalia. This role is critical in implementing a graduation path way out of poverty in urban settlements, with a focus on internally displaced persons (IDPs) and host communities.

What you will do

Development of Technical Guidance:

  • Develop comprehensive technical guidelines for the consortium’s urban livelihood programs, ensuring alignment with best practices and donor standards.
  • Provide technical advice and support to consortium members for the implementation of these guidelines.

Harmonization of Program Delivery:

  • Coordinate with consortium members to harmonize program delivery, ensuring consistency and quality across different interventions.
  • Facilitate joint planning and regular technical meetings to align activities and approaches.

Capacity Building and Local Empowerment:

  • Design and implement capacity-building initiatives for local partners, community organizations, and government institutions.
  • Empower local actors through training, mentorship, and resource sharing to sustain program impacts.

Private Sector and Market Engagement:

  • Establish and strengthen partnerships with private sector entities and market actors to create opportunities for livelihood enhancement.
  • Promote market-driven approaches that align with local economic dynamics and opportunities.

Innovative Livelihood Strategies:

  • Implement innovative livelihood and economic development strategies, focusing on youth and women’s empowerment.
  • Leverage technology and creative solutions to address urban poverty and resilience challenges.

Technical Leadership and Innovation:

  • Lead the design and implementation of urban livelihood programs, especially targeting youth and women.
  • Drive market analysis and human-centered design approaches to ensure effective and sustainable livelihood interventions.
  • Implement innovative strategies and poverty graduation approaches to enhance economic resilience and food security.

Consortium Engagement and Collaboration:

  • Actively engage and collaborate with consortium members, ensuring synergy and alignment with the overall program objectives.
  • Foster a collaborative environment that encourages knowledge sharing and collective problem-solving.
  • Represent NRC and the consortium in relevant forums and networks.

Donor Accountability and Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with BHA and NRC policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Oversee the preparation of timely and high-quality reports and documentation for BHA and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain transparency and accountability to donors, ensuring the effective use of resources.

Community Engagement and Local Accountability:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with local communities, authorities, and stakeholders.
  • Ensure community participation and feedback are central to program design and implementation.
  • Address community needs and priorities, promoting inclusivity and local ownership.

Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA):

  • Promote a culture of learning and adaptation within the team and among consortium members.
  • Integrate evidence-based approaches and best practices into programming.
  • Facilitate regular reviews and adaptations based on program data and feedback loops.
  • Ensure effective coordination and communication within the team and with external partners.

What you will bring


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences).
  • Over 10 years of experience in urban livelihood programming, particularly for youth and women.
  • Proven track record in leading market analysis and implementing human-centered design approaches.
  • Extensive experience in poverty graduation approaches and resilience building.
  • Familiarity with BHA funding mechanisms and requirements.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of local languages is an advantage.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Somalia
  • Contract: International contract
  • Travel: As required.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is open for all nationalities.
  • The position shall be open for a duration of 1.5 months. However, if the pool is competitive, the advertisement will be closed before the set deadline. Screening of applications will be done on a rolling basis.
  • Make sure that you upload your latest CV and cover letter and to fill all fields required for the application.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email EAY Recruitment with the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

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