Livelihood & Food Security Assistant South Sudan Aweil

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NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council

Job Description 



A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.


Position:                                          Livelihood Food Security Assistant

Reports to:                                      LFS Officer/Project Coordinator

Supervision of:                               N/A

Duty station:                                  Aweil

Project number:                             SSFM2324/ 3249203/ 5295

Duration and type of contract:   6 Months, (Definite contract) Renewable

All NRC employees are expected to work following the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and beliefs shall guide our actions and relationships. 

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Livelihood Food Security Assistant position is to implement delegated project Livelihood Food Security portfolio activities in designated areas. The following is a brief description of the role. 

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.


1.           Coordinate the LFS activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans

2.           Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements

3.           Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities 

4.           Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly, and quarterly implementation plans

5.           Coordinate with relevant partners 

6.           Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures

7.           Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required

8.           Investigate and facilitate the introduction of new technology, methods, and approaches to improve the quality of the activities

Specific responsibilities 

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of program intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  1.  Conduct grass root beneficiaries’ mobilization and registration in the project sites 
  2. Conduct Input distribution to registered beneficiaries of demonstration vegetable seeds, tools, and fishing kits)
  3. Support in the establishment of demonstration plots for training on good agronomic practices
  4. Participate in developing farmers’ training programs based on farmer fields school approach/demonstration gardens.
  5. Facilitate the formation and strengthening of smallholder agriculture producers in groups and train them on improved agriculture production.
  6. Provide support to youths and establish and support the management of temporary tree nurseries.
  7. Train nursery caretakers on tree seedling production and management 
  8. Facilitate and gather information on market systems, market analysis, and mapping in the state.
  9. Facilitate implementation of cash transfer/grants component within the food security and livelihoods program 
  10. Be aware of conflict and interest mitigation measures within cash transfer programming. 
  11. Facilitate and strengthen income-generating activities (IGA) of target groups.
  12. Contribute to the preparation of training content and materials.
  13. Take the lead in beneficiaries’ training on the various training topics under implementation.
  14. Conduct field data collection for baseline survey and evaluation, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), Pre- and Post-harvest assessment
  15. Any other duties identified by the supervisor.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

  • Project planning: CC Specialists
  • Area operations: Support Coordinators (field office coordinators)
  • Staff capacity building:  CC Specialists, HR 
  • Implementation: CC Specialists

Scale and scope of position

Staff: Numbers and titles of staff or daily workers/incentive staff responsible for overall in the unit shall be determined at the field level
Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies
Budgets: List of budgets covered by post holder, and size of budget, no budget management -(SSFM2324_SDC)
Information: GORS, Bi-Weekly, Project Proposals, Intranet
Legal or compliance: Terms of employment, vendor requirements, donor requirements
  1. Competencies 

Competencies are important for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

1. Value-driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovative, Inclusive, and Accountable. 

2. Professional competencies 

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

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

  • Educational background in Agriculture and rural development.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Livelihood & Food Security project implementation, or related field.
  • Experience in community mobilization and extension services
  • proven communication, interpersonal, representation, and negotiation skills.
  • Previous experience with international NGOs is an advantage.
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable.
  •  Fluency in spoken/written English.
  • fluency in Arabic and Dinka.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Valid driving motorcycle license and national identity document are a requirement. Application Procedure:
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile 

Context-related skills, knowledge, and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

  • Must have a Diploma/Degree in Agriculture, Rural Development, or a related field. 
  • Knowledge of the LFS context in South Sudan and the specific program area
  • Knowledge of local Arabic is an advantage.
  • Experience with ongoing program implementation.

3. Behavioural competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their jobs. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioral competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments 
  • Managing resources to optimize results.
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Planning and delivering results.
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for responsibilities and competencies, following the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

  • The Job Description
  • The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The Competency Framework

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