Food Security and Livelihood Talent Pool (Middle East Region) - Talent Pool


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

Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) – Talent Pool (Middle East Region)

Rights Respected, People Protected


NRC currently has more than 2,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Palestine. As a leading humanitarian organization, we support displaced persons by implementing programs across the Shelter, Education, Food Security, Information Counseling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs.

We are now opening a call for resumes to create a talent pool for Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) professionals interested in the Middle East Region!

If you would like to be considered for our Middle East Region’s talent pool, we welcome your application.

Purpose of the Talent Pool

As an organization NRC is committed to recruiting the right people at the right time and place. To help meet this goal, we are seeking experienced technical experts with a background in humanitarian aid to join us by becoming a part of our talent pool. The talent pools were created as a way to engage and maintain relationships with high-potential, qualified professionals who are motivated to be part of our team!

All applications will be reviewed and, based on your background and experience, one of our recruiters may contact you for a pre-screening interview. If your skills are a good fit then your profile will be added to our talent pool and we may reach out periodically to explore your interest in new positions that open within NRC.

We also encourage you to visit NRC’s job site where new openings are added regularly.


Position overview:

Access to legal livelihoods and income earning opportunities as well as establishing basic coping mechanisms in their new surroundings is been a key challenge for the families forced to flee their homes.

The primary objective of the Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) professional would be to further develop and coordinate the NRC FSL program in Country Office in close collaboration with the other NRC Project and Programme Managers, and to ensure the establishment of effective coordination mechanisms for all humanitarian actors.


For this key role our ideal candidate is:

A university post-graduate (preferably in food security, livelihoods, economics, international development etc) with a minimum of 4 years of relevant project management and/or technical advisory experience in a humanitarian/recovery context, and particularly in the planning, coordination and management of food security and early recovery programme.  A strategic thinker, who can identify, plan and oversee the implementation of key Food Security and Livelihood activities needed.

In these positions you can join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the region’s most vulnerable people. In addition to strong technical abilities, we are looking for a passionate, positive, individuals with strong communication skills, who can foster trust and collaboration within NRC and across our beneficiaries.


Key Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop food security and livelihood strategy, technical guidance and Macro LFA’s

  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports

  • Identify trends, technical standards and donor priorities

  • Follow up on compliance with contractual commitments within the programme, ensure high technical quality and synergies in projects implementations

  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support

  • Ensure that key learnings are extracted from Food Security and Livelihood implementation, and incorporate them in Food Security and Livelihood programme and staff development processes

  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staff

  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/Clusters/Sectors, including with national authorities and donors

  • Promote the rights of displaced persons in line with the advocacy strategy


    Please take note: 

    NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

    These posts are often located in non-family duty stations.

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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.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Beirut
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-02-01

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