Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator (1627) Gadarif – NRC


About NRC

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 a Logistics Officer to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification1627
Job CategoryLivelihood and Food Security
Apply Before24/05/2021, 15:22
Degree LevelMaster’s Degree
Job ScheduleFull time

     Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator Sudan Gadarif (National Position)

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on NRC people (Oracle HR). Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

NRC resumed operations in Sudan in 2020, providing humanitarian assistance, protection, and durable solutions. Our country programme integrates all of NRC’s six core competencies (camp management, education, ICLA, livelihoods, shelter, and WASH), and provides a rapid response capacity (including for the recent refugee emergency in eastern Sudan), and thematic capacities for cash and markets-based approaches, advocacy, digital modes of assistance, and co-leading various technical and strategic coordination platforms.

Role Specific Information

​ The purpose of the LFS Coordinator position is day to day implementation and supervision of the LFS Projects in Gadaref State. The post holder will ensure all activities implemented in timely manner and with high quality.

Generic responsibilities:

  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines;
  • Implement delegated LFS project portfolio according to the agreed action plan;
  • Prepare and develop status reports and activity reports as required by LFS Manager;
  • Prepare and develop spending plans and forecast of expenditures;
  • Identify and promote innovative ideas that lead to the technical improvement of the programme;
  • Ensure adherence to the agreed projects’ aims and targets;
  • Ensure adequate preparation and filling of supporting documents;             
  • Ensure capacity building of project officers, assistants & field monitors;
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders at the governorate and district level.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Supervise the implementation of all LFS activities in Gadaref State, specifically Um Raquba camp;
  • Develop timely and detailed monthly implementation plans for LFS activities in close coordination with the LFS team in Gadaref;
  • Review achievements and constraints in a weekly basis and ‎provide feedback accordingly;
  • Daily guidance of the LFS field staff ensuring  that projects implementation are in line with NRC technical guidelines, donor regulations and follows NRC’s programme quality standards;
  • Liaise 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 NRC’s LFS activities in Gadaref 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;
  • 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 (i.e. local authorities, INGOs, LNGOs and UN agencies) 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.

Our Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a university graduate, with a minimum of 4 years’ previous experience in the field of LFS 

Experience working in complex and volatile contexts, in particular in Sudan.  Technical expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English and Arabic both written and verbal.

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.


Contract period: 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Gedarif

Travel: 20%

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable​. 

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