Regional Food Security Livelihoods Adviser

Dakar | Dakar

2 years Fixed Term Contract

Save the Children is looking for a Regional Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Advisor to guide our food security and livelihoods programming in West and Central Africa, building new and innovative development programmes, supporting emergency responses where necessary, bringing strategic coherence to our work and setting the organisation’s path in new areas.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. By improving economic access and opportunities at the right points in the life of a child, from before birth through to adolescence, Save the Children UK’s Hunger and Livelihoods Team contributes to the eradication of extreme child poverty. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Regional FSL Advisor you will be responsible for leading livelihoods analyses of the specific geographical contexts within the region (both household and market); supporting the development of country-level strategies and ensuring a coherent regional strategic direction is articulated for Save the Children’s FSL work. As part of the Regional Programme Development and Quality (PDQ) Team you will also ensure quality programming throughout the region and look for opportunities of integration with other thematic areas when relevant.

You will ensure technical support is provided to Save the Children country offices, either remotely or in person with technical assessments, programme design and quality monitoring. You will also engage strategically both internally and externally to promote the most appropriate interventions that not only respond to humanitarian need but facilitate resilience-building and early recovery for vulnerable families in the region in line with Save the Children’s global strategy.

To be successful you will be an excellent communicator in both French and English, with extensive experience in the design, implementation and management of FSL programmes in an international development context. In addition, you will have a solid understanding of key programme issues related to FSL programming, resilience, early warning/early action, gender and power. You will also have:

  • Excellent analytical skills, particularly in market analysis and livelihoods
  • A strategic approach with strong influencing and representation skills A strong understanding of the context in West and Central Africa
  • Significant experience in the design and implementation of livelihoods, market-based and cash programming
  • The ability to travel to difficult locations at short notice (40% of the time).

Previous experience working in the West and Central Africa region is desirable.

At Save the Children our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 6th January 2016

To apply please visit our website.

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: Save the Children
  • Location: Dakar | Dakar
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2016-01-06

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