Food Security & Livelihoods CC Coordinator-Sana'a( National Position) - Yemen


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

The purpose of the FSL CC Coordinator position is to implement delegated Food Security and Livelihoods Core Competency (CC) projects portfolio.

Job description

  • Responsible for the overall FSL projects management in designated area with the technical dotted line support of the FSL CC Specialist. Ensuring activities are in line with Programme Strategy, objectives, proposals & budgets; together with Field Support Coordinator and CC formulate detailed implementation plans, risk management plans, spend plans and project cash forecast. When necessary, flag up anomalies to Area Manager and develop, implement and monitor corrective action plans.
  • Direct line management and support to FSL Officer, ensuring capacity building is provided to all Area projects staff (.e.g. identification of training needs, development of individual WDP, etc.) .
  • Provide inputs to the Area strategy, lead on design and needs assessment of the FSL component. Together with CC, contribute to the development of new proposals and concept note for the area programme. Continuously assess the context and make recommendations to the AM to adapt the programme and team composition as required by the context.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements; which includes optimal use of resources within allocated projects budget; working with Area SMT to ensure financial, security and reputational risks are kept to a minimum
  • Manage the monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems and processes, ensuring staff are clear on what is required, that quality is maintained as per agreed standards, lessons learnt are documented and applied for current and future projects.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites to meet the beneficiaries for necessary verification the reported progress.
  • Provide regular, consistently high quality reports on programme and projects by ensuring that proper monitoring is included in all work.
  • Ensure a high quality, multi-sectorial integrated approach, working closely with Food Security CC Specialist to ensure that NRC reaches minimum technical standards, with a focus on quality and accountability, maximizing opportunities to achieve impact.
  • Lead and ensure the mainstreaming of cross cutting issue (.e.g. gender issues, protection, right based approach, advocacy etc.) across the different area projects .
  • As and when requested, represent NRC in external forums, ensuring the NRC profile is positively maintained as per NRC values, objectives, strategy and advocacy plan. This includes proactively representing in cluster coordination meetings and maintaining contact with relevant local authorities, UN and other agencies; ensuring that NRCs mandate, vision, approach an activity is understood and accepted.


  • Relevant university degree or higher education, preferably in food security, livelihoods, economics, international development etc.

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities

  • At least 3 years’ experience in planning, coordination and management of food security and early recovery programme with international NGOs in humanitarian setting; particularly in food distribution, cash and voucher programming as well as early recovery assets building.
  • A proven record of effective and complex management including managing project cycle management and staff. This includes excellent people management skills, with a good understanding of programme cycle, team development and proven financial management skills.
  • The ability to take the initiative and work independently, innovatively and effectively with limited direct supervision.
  • Ability to work within a team – supporting other departments is essential
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to remain calm whilst dealing with conflicting priorities/work under pressure
  • Good networking, negotiation and representation skills with the ability to influence and advocate.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal English and Arabic skills) and the ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • Knowledge of donor contract regulations, particularly DFID, ECHO, SIDA, NMFA and OCHA is an added advantage.
  • Proven evidence of leadership skills including challenging, motivating and developing a team through periods of change.
  • Ability to work with others to develop vision into strategy and communicating and influencing this to a wider audience.
  • Good understanding of humanitarian coordination mechanism.
  • Commitment to NRCs overall aims, policies and values with experience of promoting gender equity, diversity and the interests of marginalised people in all aspects of NRC’s work.
  • Ability to travel in Northern Governorates, working flexibly and willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of the context in North Yemen is essential.


  • Arabic
  • English

We offer

  • 1 year

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: More than 150 days travel
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: Sanaa
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-30

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