Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator | NRC

Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator | NRC

Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator | NRC
Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator | NRC

Livelihood and Food Security Coordinator 

Sudan Kosti-Nationals Only

Kosti, Sudan

Job Identification


Job Category

Livelihood and Food Security

Posting Date

05/09/2024, 02:19 PM

Apply Before

05/23/2024, 02:19 PM

Degree Level

Bachelor's Degree

Job Schedule

Full time


Kosti Area Office



The purpose of the LFS Coordinator position is day-to-day implementation and supervision of the LFS Projects in White Nile. The post holder will ensure all activities are implemented in a timely manner and with high quality.


Generic responsibilities

Line management of project staff

Contribute to the development of technical standard operating procedures (SOPs) / guidelines, and Macro log frame (MLF)

Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, LFS tools, handbooks, and guidelines.

Contribute to the development of funding proposals, project budgets, and donor reports

Coordinate and manage LFS project implementation (activities, budget, and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies, and donor requirements.

Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.

Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters/working groups.

Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects

Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist

Promote the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs)/returnees/refugees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities
Projects Implementation

Supervise the implementation of all LFS activities in White Nile (and other states if assigned) in consultation with the LFS project Manager.

Develop timely and detailed monthly implementation plans for LFS activities in close coordination with the LFS team in White Nile.

Review achievements and constraints on a weekly basis and ‎provide feedback accordingly.

Daily guidance of the LFS field staff ensuring that project implementation is in line with NRC technical guidelines, and donor regulations and follows NRC’s program quality standards.

Liaise on a regular basis with the support department (finance, logistics, HR, and administration) to guarantee the smooth running of LFS activities that include movement planning, internal requests, payments, HR, etc.

Ensure that the security plan and procedure are 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 on NRC’s LFS activities in White Nile implemented by local partners, government departments, 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 the LFS project Manager.

Assist with the training of the LFS teams to ensure they have a solid understanding of the project's technical design, implementation approaches, NRC & donor policies, and tools, including M&E tools.

Lead on stakeholder (i.e., local authorities, INGOs, NGOs, and UN agencies) sensitization and maintain good working relationships 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 limited to beneficiary database, receipt, storage, dispatch, and distributions.

Represent NRC at local level stakeholders and participate in meetings called by local representatives and/or other partners operating in the area.

Monitoring and Evaluation
In close coordination with MEL team, ensure all monitoring and evaluating activities are carried out on time, and lessons learned are shared and capitalized on.

In collaboration with MEL, 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 field teams are appropriately supported.

Capacity building


In consolation with LFS PM, identify learning and training opportunities for LFS staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff.

Monitor learning and development of the staff and provide appropriate technical guidelines and materials to NRC and partner’s staff.

Representation, coordination, and Advocacy:

Responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative and effective partnerships with NGOs/CBOs and government partners.

Ensure effective stakeholder participation throughout the project implementation.

In collaboration with senior program staff, assist in advocacy activities that target decision-makers at all levels.

In collaboration with the LFS PM, feed in learning, experiences, and evidence to relevant global advocacy objectives.


Critical interfaces

Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Project planning: LFS Specialist, LFS, and area team

Area operations: Area Manager and Field office coordinators and Support Coordinators and managers

Staff capacity building: LFS Specialist and LFS PM, HR Development Officer

Implementation: Project manager, Area Programme Manager


Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies for this position:

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Development studies, Rural Development, Livelihoods, Economics, agriculture, and/or related disciplines.

Minimum 3 years of experience working as a project coordinator, team leader, or equivalent in a humanitarian setting managing Livelihoods programming.

Experience in livelihood assessments, both field data collection and analysis.

Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.

Strong ability to work with diverse groups/individuals – ranging from local partners, local authorities, the humanitarian community, and the private sector. Proven ability in staff, donor contract & budget management

Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

Fluency in English, both written and verbal; as well as excellent report-writing skills

Mixed experience working in the humanitarian and development Sector is an asset.

Experience in working through partners and delivering capacity building is an asset.

Context/skills, knowledge, and experience:

Excellent command of English - written and verbal.

Knowledge of the context in of Sudan's humanitarian context

The ability to work flexibly within a team as well as demonstrable leadership/management skills

The ability to work operationally and strategically without losing sight of the overall objective

Experience in delivering results of LFS projects.
Behavioral competencies
Handling insecure environments

Strategic thinking

Empowering and building trust

Managing performance and development

Managing resources to optimize results


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organization helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve the international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas, or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety, and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability

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