Kenya: Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Specialist

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 19 Feb 2017

Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Specialist

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Role Purpose:

The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Technical Specialist will ensure that all FSL programming is of excellent technical quality attracts significant donor funding and contributes significantly to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy. The main focus of the role is emergency food security and livelihoods (EFSL), to address the ongoing hunger crisis in Somalia/SL through the SC full spectrum programming. The FSL TS is expected to work collaboratively to develop high quality FSL proposals that meet the needs of targeted beneficiary populations, provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. He/she shall also contribute to achieving high programme quality through evidence based work, and/or leading new research around FSL (including cash transfer) programming. The FSL TS must be willing to embrace a child rights programming approach and represent Save the Children in national forums and working groups.

Contract Duration: 3 months with a possibility of extension depending on funding

Location: Nairobi with 50% travel to field

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Post-graduate degree in social sciences; economics; natural resource management or a related field with additional training in food security and livelihoods and project planning and management techniques
  • Knowledge of current global and regional debates on sustainable food security and livelihoods models and emergency food security and livelihoods approaches.
  • Recommended 5 years’ experience in FSL, with significant experience in emergency contexts
  • Excellent understanding of household level economics, preferably HEA specific experience
  • Prior experience in assessment, design and implementation of cash transfer, and food voucher distribution programmes
  • Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
  • Ability to link micro-level impacts on children with macro trends at national and regional level.
  • Strong analytic and planning skills
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels;
  • Excellent writing/editing, budget development and presentation/communication skills. Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Proven representation skills
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming emergency surge teams. Proven ability in working in insecure or hardship environments and to work under tight deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to field sites and work independently
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Highly Desirable

  • Experience in Household Economy Approach (HEA), Cost of Diet (CoD), Integrated Food Security Phased Classification, cash transfer programming (CTP), and Emergency Markets Mapping and Assessment (EMMA)

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘MKogi.66678.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com

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