Food security & Livelihood (Fsl) – NGO Job Vacancy Ethiopia

Posted on: Monday Mar 4 , 4:16 PM , 2019
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Job/Task Description

Save the Children is an exciting and dynamic organization that follows a holistic approach to achieve more for children and use its resources in an efficient and sustainable way. In every programming we aim to achieve results at scale, build partnership to influence others and increase our impact; look for innovate solutions to the problems children faces, campaign for better practice and ensure that Children’s voices are heard.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children both in their private and professional lives.

Save the Children offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development. If you are interested to work in an organization that is determined to achieve dramatic change for the most vulnerable children, we encourage you to look through the job profile below.


Job Title 

Food security & livelihood (FSL) officer


SCI/chif/0038 /2019

Place of Work

Chifra woreda /Afar region/



Monthly Salary in ETB

As per the organization scale

No. of Positions


Length of Contract

10 Months


The incumbent of this position represents SC values and principles in interactions with staff and external audiences. These values and principles include commitment to the mission of Save the Children international, team orientation, quality management and leadership development, introducing systems and procedures to strengthen staff motivation and productivity. The post holder will be responsible for overall planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and review of livelihoods, natural resources and DRR related components of the RESET II Multi-sector and Integrated Community Based Resilience Building Project in Afar. S/he will be expected to work closely with the target communities; the project team, area offices and respective operational district and regional level stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for the timely implementation of all the planned Livelihoods, NRM and DRR activities as per the approved project document; and government and donor requirements and Save the Children standards.

Reports to: RESET-II project manager


This post focuses on emergency/humanitarian programming, but will be expected to contribute to SCI’s dual mandate and support as needed in both emergencies and development settings. 

·         Ensure that the Natural Resources management cash for work activities including water schemes rehabilitation and maintenance works, livestock health, income generation activities are implemented according to the approved donor and government agreements.

·         Develop plans to incorporate the livelihoods, natural resources

·         Carry out baseline assessment with partners and project staffs on the natural resources base of all operational districts and prepare documents for further planning and incorporation in the community plan (monthly, quarterly and annual)

·         Provide technical support to woreda governments where FSL capacity building activities implemented

·         Plan, implement, monitor and review the implementation of natural resources management activities such range land and water management.

·         Prepare and maintain records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of projects/ program implementation. Prepare bi weekly and monthly implementation works plans.

·         Supervise the implementation of the project following the established procedures and mechanisms for deployment of material to affected areas.

·         Work with community and local partners in promotion of fodder production and traditional range land management including drought reserve e initiatives.

·         Provide technical advice, training and support to community facilitator, partners and community to ensure that activities are carried out on timely manner.

·         Ensure work plan relates closely to the regular updated project work plan guiding the project implementation and progress towards completion.

·         Prepare action plans jointly with project staffs and government and other stakeholder for monitoring, review and periodic project reporting.

·         Prepare monthly, quarterly, intermediate and final reports and submit to the supervisor

Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements


  • First degree (BSC) in agriculture, livelihoods, rural development, economics or related field

·         At least 2 years of proven experience in livelihoods, NRM and DRR, food security, and/or emergency livelihood/food security interventions in NGOs or similar organization in pastoral areas

  • Substantial experience in managing team, coordinating, mobilizing community, planning, implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting
  • Proven ability to manage a complex and demanding workload

·         Excellent Report Writing and English proficiency skills

  • Experience and knowledge of pastoral context preferably Afar region and knowledge of Afar language is advantageous
  • Good advocacy, communication, presentation and facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to train and mentor staff
  • Work experience in diverse international NGOs is an asset
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work in rural areas where the project is implemented, within approved security frameworks

Qualified Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

How to Apply

Deadline: March 11, 2019

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should send the following through on or before March 11, 2019 

a.   A CV (not more than 3 pages)

b.   A cover letter (not more than one page)

c.   A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with the application. You will provide them upon request.

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