Head of Food Security and Livelihoods NGO Positions – Save the Children International

of Food Security and Livelihoods
Organisation: Save
the Children International
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Save the Children is
the world’s leading independent organization for children and has program
presence in over 120 countries in the world and has been implementing programs
for over 90 years. Save the Children envisions a Uganda in which every child
attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our
mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and
to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We strive to create
impact for children by delivering our Programmes through partnerships, by being
innovative, by acting as the voice for and of children, and by achieving
results at scale. 
Job Summary:  The Head of Food Security and Livelihoods
provides strategic and technical support to Save the Children Uganda’s Food
Security and Livelihoods programming, which includes Youth Empowerment and
Employment programs. The post holder will ensure the quality and impact of the
design and delivery of FSL programming across both the humanitarian and
development contexts, with a particular focus on ensuring innovative quality
approaches in nexus programming. The post-holder will ensure sectoral
representation and coordination with the government and fellow development and
humanitarian actors, including donors and multi-lateral institutions. The
post-holder will also play a leading role in identifying and developing private
sector partnerships. The post-holder will lead on sectoral needs assessments,
facilitate cross-sectoral programme design and budgeting, ensure linkages
amongst FSL, education, adolescent development and nutrition programming and
support fundraising, program kick-offs, recruitment and procurement processes.
The post holder will be expected to analyse capacity building needs of existing
project teams and design and support capacity building plans and trainings for
those staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Save the Children Head of Food Security and
    Livelihoods job placement must have a significant senior level experience
    working in FSL programming, including direct experience in implementing
    cash transfer programmes, youth programming, market analysis and economic
    recovery, including project management.
  • Proven experience in developing and managing high quality,
    innovative and cost-effective technical FSL/TVET projects in nexus
    programming, preferably protracted crises areas and with International
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Previous experience in managing a team and coaching
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community
    participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work in both an advisory and a hands-on implementation
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively
    in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project
  • Excellent communication skills with a high level of written and
    spoken English
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience,
    tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in
    difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good
    understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure
    this continues to underpin our support
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the title
link below.
Deadline: 28th February 2019
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