Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator

February 15, 2024
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

Save the Children, a global leader in child-focused humanitarian work, employs approximately 25,000 individuals across 100+ countries. Committed to ensuring children’s rights, the organization campaigns for healthcare, education, and child protection on a global scale. The goal is to achieve three breakthroughs by 2030: preventing child deaths, providing quality education for all, and eradicating violence against children.

Save the Children in Afghanistan:

Since 1976, Save the Children has been making a significant impact in Afghanistan, delivering lasting change to thousands of children. Guided by the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, the organization focuses on education, child protection, and healthcare, working closely with communities and local institutions.

Job Description: FSL Project Coordinator

Role Purpose:

Save the Children, founded in 1919, is the leading independent organization for children globally. The FSL Project Coordinator will spearhead the implementation of Save the Children’s CBED II grant in Sar-e Pol province. This role involves managing a team, ensuring project alignment with the logical framework, and coordinating operations with government stakeholders, civil society organizations, and DRR implementers.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: FSL Program Manager/ DHoO

Staff reporting: FSL Officers, Agriculture & Livelihood Officers, Veterinary Officers

Budget Responsibilities: Oversight of the provincial budget

Role Dimensions: Collaboration with various departments and key stakeholders

Key Areas of Accountability:

  • Lead the implementation of CBED II project in Sar-e Pol province
  • Oversee project budget at the provincial level
  • Coordinate with government and ensure stakeholder participation
  • Provide technical support for surveys and assessments
  • Build staff capacities in livelihood and protection programming
  • Establish working relationships with stakeholders
  • Attend Save the Children Provincial Senior Staff meetings
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning:
  • Implement MEAL systems and quality benchmarks
  • Generate and implement action plans from monitoring and accountability systems
  • Contribute to lessons learned workshops and reports

Behaviours (Values in Practice):

  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for decisions and holds the team accountable
  • Ambition: Sets ambitious goals and motivates others to do the same
  • Collaboration: Builds effective relationships with teams and external partners
  • Creativity: Encourages innovative solutions and takes disciplined risks
  • Integrity: Demonstrates honesty, openness, and transparency

Additional Responsibilities:

The role may include additional duties within reason, aligned with the candidate’s skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities:

The role adheres to Save the Children’s Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies.

Child Safeguarding:

A rigorous background check is part of the selection process, reflecting commitment to child protection.

Health and Safety:

The role follows SCI Health and Safety policies.

Job Requirements:

Experience and Skills:

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in food security & livelihood programming

Confidence in dealing with government institutions and communities

Excellent communication skills in English and local languages

Proficiency in computer usage, especially with professional office software

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the online application form. Attach your CV and cover letter in the online system. Only applications through the online portal will be considered.