Livelihoods and Cash Specialist Ethiopia

at Norwegian Refugee Council
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 22, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Description
Ethiopia is perhaps the most critical humanitarian context in East Africa. For decades, Ethiopia has hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries. It has a significant and fluctuating population of climate and conflict IDPs (Internally Displaced People), it is subject to worsening cycles of climate crisis and recent conflict in critical regions in the north of the country has led to severe and complex humanitarian crisis.
Generic Responsibilities:

  • Develop LFS Core Competency (CC) strategy, technical guidance and Macro Logframes that are aligned with regional and global strategies and priorities.
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
  • Contribute to fundraising, develop and revise funding proposal, budgets and donor reports
  • Identify and monitor trends in conditions, technical standards and donor priorities
  • Responsible for following up on compliance with contractual commitments within the CC, and ensure high technical quality and synergies in project implementation.
  • Provide technical direction and project implementation support .
  • Ensure key learnings and successes are extracted from CC implementation, and incorporate them in CC development processes.
  • Provide systematic training and build capacity of technical staf f, in approaches including CVA and MBA.
  • Represent NRC in relevant forums/clusters, including with national authorities and donors.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of the Ethiopia Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) Core Competency Strategy including theories of change, contributions to the Economic Inclusion portfolio and other integrated programming initiatives.
  • Guiding the integration of Market Based Approaches (MBA) and Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) into LFS, WaSH, Shelter, and Education activities.
  • Contribute to the development of NRC’s Ethiopia Country Programme Strategy.
  • Provide technical leadership to the CMG & Area programmes in line with the country CC strategies.

Professional Competencies:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience within technical expertise area in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • LFS Core competency expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge and skills in market assessments and analysis, CVA, MBA and integrated programming
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific Skills, Knowledge/ Experience:

  • Political and cultural awareness
  • Context knowledge and/or prior experience in the Horn of Africa and in Ethiopia particularly is an asset
  • Experience working in a similar position or role in similar contexts is an asset.
  • Experience with both Humanitarian and Development work, and the transition between the two ends of the spectrum would be an asset.
  • Solid experience in leading livelihoods and food security assessments particularly in protracted crises is required

For More Information, Here Is The Detailed Job Description
Additional Details:
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Type of Contract: 12 Months renewable based on funding, performance, and the need for position
Salary: Based upon the NRC grading Scale
Travel: 50%
This position is open to qualified candidates of Ethiopian nationality and all other nationalities!
The recruitment is on a rolling basis and may close sooner if a suitable candidate is identified.
About Us
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation 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 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.

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