Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Officer – DRC



DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

  • Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Founded: 1956
  • Key people: Charlotte Slente – Secretary-General

Job Description

OrganizationDanish Refugee Council (DRC)
Workplace:South Kurdufan
Contract type:National contract
Application due:11/10/2021

Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Officer for its operations in Sudan. DRC has been present in Sudan since 2004 working across 4 area offices covering both immediate humanitarian needs but also engages in longer term development activities.

About the job

Under the direct supervision of the FSL Team Leader, the FSL Officer is overall responsible to ensure that the implementation of DRC Sudan’s FSL activities in the assigned area of responsibility is guided in accordance with approved methodologies and tools and are in line with DRC and donor policies and guidelines. The FSL Officer will be working in cooperation with DRC’s protection and emergency teams and in collaboration with local authorities and communities. In addition he/she will be tasked of reporting and when requested engaged in monitoring, evaluation and learning activities.

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To be successful in this role we expect you to:

  • Coordinate, lead and conduct rapid sectorial needs and market assessments in the field
  • Data collection by using needs assessment and post distribution monitoring questionnaires. Data collection to be done either via paper forms or through digital equipment
  • Participate in beneficiary selection processes through agreed criteria and guidelines
  • Coordinate and conduct field distributions (in kind food and seeds) in accordance to agreed criteria and guidelines
  • Carry out training for beneficiaries in agronomic skills and post-harvest handling and management
  • Contribute actively on conducting baseline/ end line surveys through interview of individual beneficiaries and focus group discussions
  • Produce basic reports on needs assessments and distributions
  • When requested, to join and support the DRC flying emergency team outside the normal area of operation in rapid needs assessments (in case of natural disaster or massive displacement)
  • Prepare detailed activity implementation plans for the activities (distribution of inputs and beneficiaries’ capacity building)
  • Provide technical activity inputs to the Area Manager for the design of the activities
  • Provide regular report and feedback on the status and effectiveness of the activities to the Area Manager
  • Manage the implementation in accordance with the implementation plan and overall project goals and objectives
  • Conduct trainings, awareness sessions and any other activities in the field as part of the implementation plan
  • Collect data related to the activities. Carry out need assessment missions and collect secondary data and information supplied. Put forward recommendations for the definition and elaboration of programs
  • Be responsible for data quality and verification of all Agricultural data at field level and appropriate storage
  • Ensure liaison with the communities, maintaining links with community committees and elders, engaging consistently with beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders
  • Be responsible for logistical implementation of Agricultural activities, including delivery of goods to the sites
  • Closely liaise with DRC colleagues from other sectors (Protection) and from DRC consortium partners – implementing health and nutrition activities – to seek synergies and ensure holistic program implementation. Act as back-up of Livelihood Officer – FS/NUTRITION in his/her absence
  • Any other required tasks assigned by line manager.

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience required in implementing Agriculture interventions (additional experience in emergency responses an added value)
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience required with Food Security and/or Nutrition interventions within humanitarian and/or development organizations
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree required in Agriculture 
  • Demonstrated experience to provide technical training on agricultural skills and harvest handling and management
  • Experience in working with Food Security Indicators: FCS, HDDS, MUAC, Negative Food Coping Strategies
  • Experience with start-up of new projects
  • Demonstrated team working and problem solving skills
  • Reporting skills 
  • Computer using skills specially MS Excel and MS Word
  • Fluency in spoken English and Arabic 

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 
  • Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 7 months
Band: H
Designation of Duty Station: Kadugli
Start date: Immediate

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact [email protected]

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 11 October 2021

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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DRC as an employer

By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!

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