Job Opportunity : Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator

Job Opportunity : Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator

Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator(National Only)
Cameroon, Norwegian Refugee Council

The purpose of the position is to support the implementation of livelihood and food security program in the North West and South West regions. The Livelihood and Food Security (LFS) Coordinator will work under direct line management of the Area Manager (AM), under the technical supervision of LFS Project Development Manager, and in close collaboration with the Field Office Coordinator (FOC). 

Duties and responsibilities
Generic responsibilities

Line management of LFS project field staff;
Adherence to NRC policies, guidelines and procedures and awareness of NRC global and regional strategies;
Contribute to the LFS strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps, considering where appropriate the role of cash-based interventions and market based programming
Provide regular progress reports to the LFS PDM, AM and FOC ;
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries are thosemost in need of protection and explore and assess new and better ways to assist them.;
Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities ;
Ensure capacity building of projects staff and transfer key skills ;
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders ;
Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy .

Specific responsibilities

Manage and implement delegated portfolio of LFS projects (activities, budgets, and project documentation) as delegated by the PDM in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements and ensuring high technical quality. Develop timely and detailed implementation plans, spending plans and procurement plans for all LFS projects in close coordination with the LFS teams and support departments;
Coordinate, involve and inform communities and community leaders about NRC activities 
Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of LFS activities ;
Ensure that NRC LFS activities are coordinated within the LFS cluster coordination system and actively participate in LFS Cluster and Cash Working Group Meeting;
Lead on the delegated LFS project portfolio in terms of budget monitoring and forecast, monitor expenditure against the implementation plans; and analyze Budget-versus-Actual (BVAs), and report any discrepancies to the PDM and AM for correction and ensure that program implementation and expenditure is well on track;
Liaise on a daily basis with finance, logistics, and administration to guarantee the smooth running of programmes, including movement planning, procurement, payments, staffing related issues;
Produce timely reports (progress reports as required, donor, Cluster and any other relevant reports);
Work closely with relevant departments to assess and identify potential local partners and service providers (e.g. vocational skills and entrepreneurship training providers) and ensure oversight of the LFS partnership agreements;
Ensure that the LFS field teams have a good understanding of the of key programme documents (Narrative proposal, log frame budget and M&E tools);
In collaboration with the Area/Field Office Coordinator and the Area Manager in the NWSW regions, ensure the sound management and development of human, financial and material resources related to the LFS programme.


University degree in Agriculture, veterinary, economics, Social Sciences, natural resource management, Environmental Science/Forestry;
At least 3 years’ experience in planning, coordination and management of food security and early recovery programme with international NGOs in humanitarian settings; particularly in food distribution, cash and voucher programming as well as early recovery assets building;
A proven record of effective and complex management including project cycle management staff supervision. This includes excellent people management skills, with a good understanding of programme cycle, team development;
Proven financial management skills;
The ability to take the initiative and work independently, innovatively and effectively with limited supervision;
Ability to work within a team –good interaction with other departments;
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 the ability to write clear and concise reports;
Good knowledge of the mainstream donors’ regulations;
Proven evidence of leadership skills including challenging, motivating and developing a team;
Good understanding of the humanitarian coordination mechanisms.

Personal qualities

Proven experience in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities, distribution of Food, Grains and Agricultural Seed,Tools, support to livestock activities;
Experience in working with agricultural cooperatives and/or Local Communities;
Experience in working in the North West Region;
Good knowledge on the cultures and local languages of the North west region;
Ability to work on problems related to transversal themes like Protection, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Environment, etc;
Good knowledge on the national and international laws and standards on Food Security and Livelihood;
Knowledge on the usage of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision; 
Fluency in English, both written and verbal and working knowledge of French.

We can offer

Beginning: December 2020

Fix term contract of 6 month linked to project duration with 50% of Field movement

Duty station: Bamenda

Salary: Grade 7 Cameroon salary grid

All applications must be submitted ONLINE at :


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