Agriculture/Livelihoods Team leader

at Concern Worldwide
Location Pugnido Refugee Camp, Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 31, 2020
Category Agriculture
Business Development
Facility Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job purpose :

The overall purpose of the job is to lead and support the implementation of Livelihood activities at Pugnido for South Sudanese refugee programme and God woreda across all programmes projects and provide necessary leadership and technical support to Agriculture/Livelihoods staffs  assigned for Pugnido I and II Refugee camps and Surrounding host community.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

1. Project planning and implementation

  • Coordinate the introduction of improved practices of agricultural production that can include crops, vegetables, and livestock (small ruminant, cows and fishing) production, beekeeping (apiculture) as appropriate to the context of the refugee areas and surrounding Host community of Gog Woreda.
  • Coordinate the identification, timely supply of agricultural inputs and tools to target HHs
  • Identify capacity gaps and coordinate the capacity building of staff and refugee HHs on improved production practices and technologies
  • Ensure the timely implementation of planned agricultural /livelihoods activities in consultation with other sectors and stakeholders working in the camps and surrounding host community.
  • Oversee the work carried out by the refugee and host community HHs through the support of agriculture/livelihoods officers, design the provision of appropriate advisory services, and ensure they use the required agronomic practices.
  • Coordinate experience sharing among best performing and low performing sites and households as means of capacity building and promoting learnings
  • Coordinate the establishment and operation of demonstration sites in order to demonstrate the target households with practice and help them to understand best cultivation practices and replicate to their garden
  • Make sure nutrition staff and agriculture officers work in integrated manner and established strong linkages.

·       Ensure the timely implementation of planned agricultural activities

  • Contribute to the preparation of proposals and Project identifications as requested.
  • Perform and assure all livelihood Officers fill PDR and their Annual leave planning on time.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Livelihoods Project Manager.



2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

·       Monitor the works carried out by the refugee HHs and provide proper extension advise and ensure they use the required agronomic practices

  • Closely supervise and follow up the day-to-day activities of different livelihoods components of project.
  • Facilitate and organize experience sharing among best performing and low performing households
  • Document/draw best practices of livelihoods activities in for future programing.
  • Ensure that learning are captured and replicated


·       Prepare and submit weekly, monthly, quarter and annual reports

4.     Coordination and Networking

·       Work closely with the Concern nutrition team at all-time Emergency Response

Work closely with ARRA, UNHCR and Government sectors offices on livelihood interventions.

Emergency Responses :

Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and the Ethiopia Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.

Gender Equity :

·       Demonstrate understanding of Concern Ethiopia’s Gender Equality Strategy

·       Contribute to ensuring that Concern Ethiopia is a place where men and women are treated equally and with  dignity and respect

·       Ensure the production, collection and dissemination of gender equality related case studies, articles and lessons for all staff.

Ensure that all learning briefs, both internal and external, contain analysis reflecting impact on gender equality

Job Requirements

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies


Concern's Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy, the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, contractors, visitors to the programme and partner organisations, and the standards of behavior expected of them.  In this context staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for and maintain the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern's core values and mission. Concern's Code of Conduct and its associated policies have been appended to your Contract for your signature. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct you demonstrate that you have understood their content and agree to conduct yourself in accordance with the provisions of these two documents. A breach of this policy will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

Women are highly encouraged to apply. 

What we offer :

·       A competitive salary and benefit package

·       Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)

·       20 days annual leave

26 weeks (paid) maternity leave, 18 weeks (unpaid) parental leave

Person Specification

·       BSc Degree in Agriculture (Plant Science, Crop science, Animal and Livestock production) or other Agriculture relevant fields with minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience respectively.

·       Minimum of two years NGO Experience

·       Experience in Nutrition sensitive agriculture activities

·       Familiarity with new techniques on crop production, backyard gardening or livestock production, fishing and apiculture /or beekeeping.

·       Good written and verbal communication skills in English

·       Staff management experience

·       Clear understanding and experience of working with refugee context and host communities( development)

·       Experience of providing training and capacity building to Agriculture/livelihood Officers and government staffs

·       Excellent communication skills; able to work as part of a team and establish relationships with field offices.

·       Computer Literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power-point and other statistical packages

Desired :

  • Knowledge of Nuer/or Agnuak languages is an advantage and will be an asset to communicate with people at different levels in the targeted community.
  • Experience in community mobilization activities
  • Experience working in the refugee’s camp context and emergency.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

Experience in facilitating training

Applying Instructions

Interested applicants should send non-returnable C.V., application letter outlining how their experience and education fit this vacancy, please note that no need to submit your supporting documents:   

Concern Ethiopia, Human Resource Department

P.O. Box 2434, Addis Ababa Apply in person at our Office in Addis Ababa; Front Desk. OR

Gambella and Pugnido Concern Field Offices.

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