Food Security and Livelihoods Team Leader at DRC, Lahaj, Yemen

Deadline: 22 January 2019

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Food Security and Livelihoods Team Leader in Lahaj, Yemen.

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The objective of Food Security and Livelihoods Team Leader is to provide life-saving assistance, protection and livelihood specialized services to the most vulnerable individuals and communities in Yemen through a multi-sectorial, area-based response.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Food Security and Livelihoods Team Leader will perform the following functions:

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  • Ensure the overall planning, implementation and reporting of FSL activities in the south, including support to agricultural activities, vocational trainings, etc.
  • Develop procurement and spending plans, and ensure timely implementation.
  • Ensure participation in kick-off, review and closure meetings and follow-up on action point.
  • Exchange experiences with other humanitarian actors in livelihood and agriculture sectors and ensure learnings are transferred into improved methodology.
  • Coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture branches and agriculture research centers, farmers unions and associations whenever needed to ensure smooth project implementation.
  • Lead the conduct of participatory meetings with the farmers to identify needs, solutions and priorities and use the findings as basis to improve quality of implementation and to develop further livelihoods projects.
  • Provide inputs and participate all FSL Officers/Assistants/Casual Workers recruitments in the south.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree in agriculture, engineering, economics, international development, business management or related field.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian assistance related assignments.
  • At least 3 years working experience in the Food Security and/or Agriculture fields.
  • At least 1 year experience in team management.
  • Experience in coordination, facilitating and chairing meetings, and networking.
  • Good level of analytical and report consolidation/writing skills and experience.
  • Good knowledge of basic computer application software including advanced MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and other relevant utilities required for the job.
  • Ability to use advanced communication systems such as Skype, Email, Internet, and others.
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment and to travel extensively in the assigned areas.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and develop consensus, compromise and joint working.
  • Willingness and ability to work in multicultural and difficult environments, in often stressful and critical situations.
  • Openness to learning, flexibility, and able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic verbal and written.
  • Nationality of Yemen.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.

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