CARE Nigeria is recruiting for contract Food/Livelihood Security & Nutrition Sector Manager.
At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.
This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2015, CARE worked in 95 countries and reached 65 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
Location: Maiduguri, Borno Expected Travel: up to 50% Employee Duration: Short Term Contract Funding: Approved
CARE is seeking a Food/Livelihood Security and Nutrition Sector Manager (FLS&N) who will provide technical leadership to CARE's interventions in food and livelihood and nutrition sectors in Nigeria
The FLS&N Sector Manager will support and promote food security and livelihoods response through establishment of sector strategies, technical guidelines, and response mechanisms in collaboration with the other Sectors' Managers to guide CARE Nigeria programming
The Sector Manager is expected to facilitate development of quality, gender-sensitive, accountable, and impact-focus interventions on livelihoods, food security, and Nutrition in Nigeria
This includes provision of technical advice, capacity building of staff and partners, as well as influencing policy and practice through research, analysis and advocacy and building resilience by linking to longer term programming
The position will be based in Maiduguri and report directly to the Program Director
The position will be for an initial six month with potential extension for long-term as CARE secures more donors' funding.
Information Gathering, Assessments, Analysis and Technical Guidance
Strategy and Program Development
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting
Coordination, Representation, Advocacy and Learning
Min Required Experience:
Advanced University Degree or equivalent in Agriculture or another relevant field
3-5 years of international experience in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods, including experience in emergency response and recovery following natural/manmade disasters
Experience in assessment, program design & evaluation and technical training and support
Language Requirement: English
Demonstrated technical expertise in leading food and livelihood security and nutrition sectors
Experience working with major international donors, particularly USAID, ECHO, and DFID
Experience working in partnership with local organizations
Excellent written, oral communication skills
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation
Fluency in English (local language skills an asset)
Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing food security programs
Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner and conducive to their practical application.
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