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Food Security & Agriculture Advisor

Posted about 1 month ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job description
The ‘Initiative for Rural Rehabilitation in Syria’ (ILRS) aims to strengthening the resilience of the civilian population in northeast Syria. The project supports and enables agricultural groups and cooperatives to increase food security, improve access to drinking water and strengthen socio- economic livelihoods in selected communities. Through community-based approaches and using different instruments (financing agreements, advice, trainings, OD processes, etc.), cooperatives and water user associations are supported in promoting sustainable local initiatives to enhance food security. The project is implemented from project offices in Gaziantep/Turkey and from Erbil/Iraq.

 

Your tasks
The position holder is responsible for

Project development

  • Supports identifying target groups for the intervention and implementation locations, and to evaluate options for modes of delivery, by factoring in risks and proposed mitigation mechanisms.
  • Supports implementation partners to formulate, design, implement and manage food security measures in alignment with the program’s operational strategy
  • Manages, coordinates and monitors food security project measures along with continuous follow-up on the implementation partners’ progress
  • Reviews and advises program documents and strategies on food security interventions
  • Drafts technical inputs to concept notes and proposals in line with the program’s food security approaches
  • Contributes to program management support processes – including partnership selection process, reporting and monitoring
  • Prepares work package requests for the program’s Third-Party Monitoring
  • Supports the development of work plans and results frameworks
  • Contributes to the organization and documentation of capacity-building measures for implementation partners
  • Organizes and facilitates partner meetings and other activities
  • Assists national and international consultants to carry out their assignments related to food security measures and activities in Northeast Syria
  • Identifies needs of target groups and brings it to the attention of the component lead and/or the program manager/officer responsible for the commission
  • Liaises with other programs of the GIZ Syria portfolio on food security-related topics

 

Partnership building

  • Build and maintain alliances and strategic partnerships with key actors (UN agencies, INGOs, Syrian NGOs, clusters) to ensure smooth implementation
  • Participate in meetings and workshops of the FSL Cluster and relevant (sub)working groups
  • Program management tasks
  • Contributes to operational planning and cash flow management monitoring
  • Assists the component lead and/or program manager/officer responsible for the commission with organisational and management issues if requested Knowledge management
  • Collects, processes and distributes relevant information, monitors communication and interaction between key stakeholders
  • Identifies and disseminates lessons learnt and good practices on food security interventions in Northeast Syria
  • Drafts reports and presentations
  • Provides data and contributes to different knowledge and document management systems of the program
  • Other duties/additional tasks
  • The Advisor performs other duties and tasks at the request of the line management
  • Completed higher university degree in agriculture, plant science, nutrition, crop production or related field or equivalent five years of professional experience with an
  • NGO or international development agency
  • Five years of professional experience in a comparable position with an international development agency or INGO
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies, related software and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Experience in the sectors of food security and agriculture
  • Data presentation, visualization and narrative reporting skills are an asset
  • Familiarity with community-driven development, conflict sensitivity, resilience and do-no- harm principles is an asset.
  • Knowledge of mainstreaming gender into programming
  • Knowledge of expenditure monitoring and project management
  • Solution-oriented, independent, structured, reliable, and thorough way of working, recognizable organizational skills, service orientation and openness to new tasks, coupled with a high level of frustration tolerance
  • Respect for and contribution to a work environment free of harassment and discrimination
  • Pro-active and detail-oriented approach to completing tasks, strong ability of self- organization
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and to make quick and practical decisions
  • High level of social competence as well as strong team skills to work in an intercultural team
  • Fluency in English and Arabic language is a must.

 

Your profile

  • Completed higher university degree in media studies, social sciences, development studies or related field or equivalent five years of professional experiences with an NGO or international development agency
  • Five years of professional experience in a comparable position with an international development agency or INGO
  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies, related software and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Data presentation, visualization and narrative reporting skills are an asset
  • Knowledge on mainstreaming gender into programming
  • Knowledge on expenditure monitoring and project management 
  • Solution-oriented, independent, structured, reliable, and thorough way of working, recognizable organizational skills, service-orientation and openness to new tasks, coupled with a high level of frustration tolerance
  • Respect for and contribution to a work environment free of harassment and discrimination
  • Pro-active and detail-oriented approach to completing tasks, strong ability of self- organization
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities and to make quick and practical decisions
  • High level of social competence as well as strong team skills to work in an intercultural team
  • Fluency in English and Arabic language

 

Important notes for your application
The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (EBL- ILRS22-083) Food Security & Agriculture Advisor Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.
The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be
evaluated.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

 

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