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Objective:

The Food Security and Livelihood Organizational Development Field Officer is responsible for the implementation and follow-up of the different project activities. The Food Security and Livelihood Organizational Development Field Officer will implement community-based activities enhancing the behavioral change of the population aiming at improving the nutrition security of the most vulnerable population. S/he will strongly coordinate with the staff implementing activities of the other FSL modalities of the project, ACF WaSH and Nutrition staff and community volunteers as well as with project committees and local CBOs.

 Specific Objective:

Objective 1: To ensure efficient and timely implementation and follow up of FSL activities aiming at enhancing the behavioral change of the population in the project sites;

Objective 2: To organize and provide support to communities and beneficiaries as per project objectives and strategies;

Objective 3: Reporting;

Objective 4: To implement the Security Plan in the project sites.

 Task & Responsibilities:

Objective 1: To ensure efficient and timely implementation and follow up of FSL activities aiming at enhancing the behavioral change of the population in the project sites

  • To facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led FSL activities;
  • To work with community committees and the FSL teams implementing other project modalities to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population and provide information to ensure accountability fairness and transparency during implementation of activities;
  • To work with the FSL Nutrition and WaSH staff for the implementation of community based behavioral change activities and mobilize volunteers supporting the project;
  • To work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of planned community activities, with the support from the Capacity Building Field Supervisor and in collaboration with ACF Nutrition and WaSH staff;
  • To identify the inputs necessary to implement the program, with the support of the Behavioral Change Field Supervisor;
  • To participate in the planning of weekly and monthly activities;
  • To implement of capacity building training for communities and CBOs, collaborating with the FSL field team in the identification of training needs, the definition of training subjects and material and the implementation of the training;
  • To directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Behavioral Change Field Supervisor;
  • To collect the required information in the field to facilitate the follow up of the project, with the support of the Field Supervisors;
  • To collect information to ensure the surveillance of the Food Security situation in the area of implementation of the project, when required;
  • To maintain records of the technical implementation in electronic form and hard copy, if required;
  • To facilitate the evaluation of the project in the field, as required;
  • To participate in assessments

 Objective 2: To organize and provide support to communities and beneficiaries as per project objectives and strategies

  • To participate in the training and education of beneficiaries according to the project requirements and in collaboration with the FSL Technical Team;
  • To facilitate the provision of technical advice for the implementation of activities;         
  • To collaborate to ensure the coherence of the different activities of the programs in collaboration with other officers and Field Supervisors;
  • To participate in debriefings with the Field Supervisors and Deputy Program Manager;
  • To participate actively in initial training sessions and debriefing;
  • To ensure good working relationship between government extension services and communities

 Objective 3: Reporting

  • To produce project activity reports from the area of operation as per reporting schedule or when needed;
  • To report any changes in the context to allow for timely changes in the project activities.

 Objective 4: To implement the Security Plan in the project sites

  • To collect and report any new security information, incident or any change of the context to the Field Supervisor;
  • To respect the security guidelines as set in the Security Plan

 The Food Security and Livelihood Organizational Development Field Officer is expected to:

  • Inform the Capacity Building Field Supervisor of any professional problems encountered in the field;
  • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF regulations and charter;
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work;
  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to partners and the population;
  • Act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries;
  • Propose possible improvements;
  • Respect working conditions on the field, especially security rules

 Internal & External relationships

Internal

  • FSL Field Supervisor, FSL Monitoring Officer, Other programs staff, Support staff

External

  • Main program stakeholders in daily exchange of information related with activities

 REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Activity Progress Reports, as required by the FSL Capacity Building Field Supervisor

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma in sociology, anthropology, social and/or political sciences or related fields

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL

  • Two years of experience in similar positions
  • Experience in early recovery and development with a focus on community mobilization and organizational development;
  • Experience in coordination, organization and direct implementation of training; Rigor and autonomy;
  • Deep understanding of local cultures in the area of implementation of the project;
  • Knowledge of local languages of the area of implementation of the project.

PREFERRED

  • Knowledge about the principles of food security programming and its linkages with nutrition security;
  • Team work spirit;        
  • Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work;
  • Capacity of working long hours;
  • Knowledge of English

This document is non-contractual and may be modified to reflect the changing needs of the service.

 





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