Two (2) Economic Security Regional Advanced Trainers

Multiple locations

Based in Nairobi and Abidjan - Field position - full time

The ICRC defines economic security (EcoSec) as the condition of individuals, households or communities to be able to cover their essential needs and unavoidable expenditures in a sustainable and dignified manner, given physiological requirements, the environment, and prevailing cultural standards. Food, basic shelter, clothing and hygiene qualify as essential needs; the related expenditures are regarded as unavoidable, as are the costs associated with minimum livelihood-supporting assets and activities, health care and education.

Job purpose

The EcoSec Regional Advanced Trainer is the reference person for all capacity building and training activities on EcoSec-related matters for the countries covered by the Regional Delegation. S/he makes the liaison with Headquarters' Capacity Building Manager and with EcoSec specialists involved in the various subject matters (cash and market analysis, nutrition, data&analysis, agronomy, logistics), in order to ensure consistency in the capacity building approach across the various Delegations.

S/he ensures that the capacities of EcoSec staff and partners are built on priority areas identified in the EcoSec 2016-2019 Strategy and required for the effective and efficient implementation of EcoSec activities in the field.

The EcoSec Regional Advanced Trainer is expected to frequently travel to the countries covered by the Regional Delegation and beyond as required (approximately 60% of the time).

The main training topics cover:

  • Fundaments of EcoSec methodology (sustainable livelihoods, household economy and profiling, assessment and sampling techniques, response analysis)
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Integration of market analysis and nutrition considerations into the various stages of programme management (assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation)
  • Cash Transfer Programming
  • Types of intervention (relief, livelihood and structural support) and overview of the entire range of the EcoSec response options according to the degree of crisis.
  • Other EcoSec-relevant topics identified as essential for the conduct and quality of EcoSec activities.

Main responsibilities and tasks

Operational support

  • Contribute to the identification of EcoSec Trainers in the various Delegations and organize specific trainings for trainers.
  • Ensure continuous coaching of newly appointed trainers at distance and/or through the co-facilitation of training events
  • When necessary directly organize and deliver trainings together with the relevant Headquarters or regional EcoSec specialists or with consultants
  • Guide and support Delegations, particularly EcoSec Trainers, to assess the training needs of staff and partners (e.g. National Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies), to select staff for training, to develop country-adapted training material and guidance, and to ensure follow-up of trainees.
  • Contribute to the animation of the Trainers' community of practice, in order to ensure timely peer-to-peer support and fluid discussions on capacity building matters.
  • Contribute to the preparation and animation of the Annual Trainers' workshop.
  • Monitor with the Capacity Building Manager the global training evaluation system.
  • Assist the Capacity Buidling Manager as required in the global planning process of training events throughout the year (communication with the Delegations, mobilization of trainers).
  • Contribute to periodic EcoSec Training Needs Analysis at country, regional and global levels, both to estimate gaps in skills and knowledge, and to evaluate the progress made.
  • Establish linkages with agencies, networks and other mechanisms that are building capacities and developing training materials in EcoSec-related fields, in order to identify training opportunities for EcoSec and partner staff, to keep updated on new developments and disseminate them when relevant, and to share and benefit from experience and lessons learnt.

Thematic/specialist support

  • Using inputs from relevant EcoSec specialists at Headquarters and regional (Nairobi, Abidjan) levels, and in consultation with them and with the Capacity Building Manager:

a) Develop user-friendly technical guidance sheets on EcoSec training topics

b) Adapt and incorporate relevant guidance and examples into existing EcoSec training packages and documents at basic level.

c) Prepare different forms of training support material for advanced level, such as classroom-based presentations and e-learning packages.

d) Ensure that the technical guidance sheets and other guidance and training material are regularly updated based on experience, changing needs and lessons learnt.

  • Support EcoSec specialists in the delivery of technical trainings such as Cash Transfer Programming and Micro-Economic Initiatives.

Professional experience and soft skills

  • Master-level or above in international affairs, humanitarian affairs, pedagogy/teaching, or in a technical domain related to EcoSec (e.g. economics, information management, agronomy, nutrition)
  • At least 4 years of practical field and hands-on experience in relief and livelihood interventions in a humanitarian context. ICRC experience, particularly with EcoSec is a strong asset
  • Proven experience with adult training/education, development of training materials adapted to different audiences (including Trainers) and levels of expertise (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
  • Ability and willingness to travel for short periods frequently throughout the year
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Strong capacity to work within a team in a conducive environment

Language desired: fluent in English and French, including excellent writing skills. Arabic (speaking and writing) is an asset.

Place of assignment: Nairobi, Kenya and Abidjan, Ivory Cost

Family Posting: Yes

Length of assignment: 24 months

Beginning of assignment – Nairobi's position: 5 January 2017

Beginning of assignment – Abidjan's position: 1 June 2017


If you require further information about this post, please contact Mr. Massimiliano Cartura ( EcoSec Capacity Building Manager.

If you are interested in applying for this post and have the necessary qualifications, please submit your application (CV, motivation letter, ICRC last two appraisal reports or work certificate) with the mention "ECOSEC –EcoSec Regional Advanced Trainer– Application" to Ms Florie Contat ( deadline for application 9 October 2016.

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national


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: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-01-05

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