The FSLC Coordinator is responsible for planning, leading and coordinating all food security, livelihoods and cash programmes in Iraq. The post-holder will support the Head of Programmes in planning, implementation and coordination for FSLC projects. S/he will contribute to programme strategy, ensure close co-ordination and integration with other projects and foster good working relationships between all sections of the team and with communities, local leaders and counterparts. S/he will also be responsible for coordination within the UN cluster systems. S/he will work closely with the Head of Programmes, Emergency Coordinator, Finance, Human Resource and Logistic staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure that all programmes are done according to HA policies and guidelines and that the paper-trail is always intact;
Communication with relevant departments on programmes status on daily and weekly basis;
Ensure effective implementation of Human Appeal food security, livelihoods and cash programming in accordance with programme requirements and in line with donor regulations and international standards;
Coordinate and work closely with programme department throughout programme planning, design implementation and monitoring and evaluation;
Be responsible for providing technical guidance on all food security, livelihoods and cash components of programmes in the mission, giving support to the programmes team and the implementing partners during planning, designing and implementation;
Provide technical leadership and support program staff in the design of a medium to long-term interventions, which address current emergency needs but which takes a longer-term view in enhancing mitigation to future crises and accountable management of resources;
Continuously review food security, livelihoods and cash strategy and programme approaches to appropriately address and accommodate emerging field context;
Participate in conducting joint assessments and planning responses together with other team and follow up on the recommendations;
Propose innovative food security, livelihoods and cash approaches relevant to the fragile context including on climate change, food resource management, food quality, food security etc;
To provide technical expertise and guidance to staff as appropriate, in (for example, but not limited to) assessment, monitoring, evaluation, reporting (Internal and Donor Reports), financial management, proposal development, technical design of FSLC facilities and the exercise of judgment skills;
Participate proactively and contribute in the food security, emergency livelihoods and cash cluster meetings and at a technical level engage with UN agencies and line ministries as needed;
The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post holder.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Education, Experience, Skills. Abilities)
Relevant university degree/master’s;
More than five years’ experience in working/programming in either emergency/relief or development, including managing community-based food, livelihoods and cash projects with evidence of successful implementation of similar projects;
Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
Excellent verbal and written in English
Arabic is an advantage
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure, manage time and prioritise work to deadlines.
Can work independently, i.e. with minimal supervision.
Well-developed organisational and planning skills.
Punctuality and respect for rules and procedures.
Must be able to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data.
The position will be based in Erbil, 50% in the office and 50% in the field.