Livelihoods Food Security Coordinator, Khartoum – Norwegian Refugee Council


Job Livelihoods Food Security Coordinator, Khartoum (National Only) Norwegian Refugee Council


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring an LFS Coordinator to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the LFS Coordinator position is day to day implementation and supervision of the LFS Projects in Sudan. The post holder will ensure all activities implemented in timely manner and with high quality. He will also be in charge of the support functions of the satellite offices in Sudan

Projects Implementation
Supervise the implementation of all LFS activities with the technical support from LFS Coordinator.
Develop timely and detailed monthly implementation plans for LFS activities in close coordination with the LFS teams and support departments.
Review achievements and constraints in a weekly basis; and ‎provide feedback accordingly.
In charge of the day to day guidance of the LFS field staff making sure that projects implementation are in line with NRC technical guidelines, donor regulations and are done on time with quality.
Follow up on a daily basis with the support department (finance, logistics, HR and administration) to guarantee the smooth running of LFS activities that include movement planning, internal request, payments, HR, etc.
Ensure that the security plan and procedure is adhered to in all operations, including staff ‎movements, etc.  
Consolidate weekly and monthly activity progress reports and participate in drafting of donor reports.
Follow up all NRC LFS activities implemented by local partners, government department and service providers.
Identify training needs of LFS teams, partners and community committees and organize/facilitate training events as needed.
Identify capacity development needs for supervised staff and communicate with LFS Manager for planning
Assist with the training of the LFS teams to ensure they have a solid understanding of the project technical design, implementation approaches, NRC & donor’s policies and tools, including M&E tools. 
Lead on stakeholder sensitization and maintain good working relationship with all stakeholders in the respective geographic areas.
Ensure adequate and safe records of all project deliveries (cash, vouchers, in-kind etc.) including but not be limited to beneficiary database, receipt, storage, dispatch and distributions.
Represent NRC at local level stakeholders and participate in meetings called by local representative and/or other partners operating in the area

Monitoring and Evaluation
In close coordination with M&E team, ensure all monitoring and evaluating activities are carried out on time, and lessons learnt are shared and capitalized on.
In collaboration with M&E, ensure that all LFS projects are monitored regularly, and data are collected on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
Regularly visit the project sites to ensure that the implementation of activities is closely monitored and filed teams are appropriately supported.


Minimum of bachelor’s degree preferably in agriculture, agro-economy, economy, social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline.
Proven 3years experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Good knowledge of English and Arabic

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Knowledge of the context in Sudan.
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. ‎
Ability to work independently and creatively. ‎
Excellent computer skills.

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect Handling insecure environment

We can offer

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
Travel: Frequent travels to the field
Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Females are highly encouraged to apply

Application deadline:21/08/2020


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