Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide has been working in Ethiopia since 1973 focusing on health, nutrition, water and livelihoods as well as emergency interventions. The longer term intervention areas have largely been based in rural communities of Amhara, SNNPR and Tigray Regions and in the capital, Addis Ababa. However, emergency interventions have also been supported Oromia, Afar, Gambella and Somali Regions. Concern’s development programmes in recent years included; nutrition and health, food security and resilience building, urban vocation training, livelihoods and humanitarian response.
Concern Ethiopia Programme has started implementing a project entitled ‘Promoting young women’s livelihoods and nutrition’ in two districts of Tigray region with the objective of improving access to community-based nutrition and livelihoods services among selected young women in the target woredas. Concern would like to invite dynamic and creative applicants for the following position:
Objectives of the assignment
The main purpose of the job is to provide technical input on the livelihood component of the project and play coordination role. Support the development of new skills and coping mechanisms in young women to improve their nutrition, livelihoods and ultimately improve their resilience to food insecurity in the future at Woreda level.
Scope of work
Under the supervision of the project manager (livelihood), the Livelihood senior project officer will be based in Seasie Tseadaemba and Samre saharti woredas and will be responsible to perform and follow up the livelihood activities of the project in their respective woredas. He/she will work in close collaboration with the relevant government stakeholders at woreda and kebele level in order to achieve the objectives of the project.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Lead and implement the livelihood component of the project through Supporting livelihood development and improved nutrition of selected young women at district level;
• Participate actively in planning, designing, and implementation of the World Bank project aimed at creating livelihood opportunities for young women including monitoring and evaluation as well as cross-cutting issues are implemented at every stage of the project;
• support the development of new skills and coping mechanisms in young women to improve their nutrition, livelihoods and ultimately improve their resilience to food insecurity in the future;
• Ensure training access for women in the nutrition-sensitive agriculture and livelihoods approach and initiating IGAs;
• Strengthen the promotion of homestead gardens, small-animal husbandry and contextually-appropriate income generating activities through Farmer Training Centres (FTCs);
• Provide on the job training for development agents, cooperative groups and concern livelihood out-reach workers so as to improve their performance their by ultimately achieve the intended project result;
• Ensure access to life skills, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, context-appropriate livelihood opportunities, and access to health and nutrition services among target group of the community;
• Support the timely mobilization of project team, key government stakeholders, and equipment inputs for livelihood activities, also support the development of Terms of References (ToRs) of all required service providers and staff according to project agreement;
• Provide requisite technical advice and information to project manager and livelihood outreach workers for project implementation especially the components related to livelihood promotion and agriculture, as well as capacity development etc.;
• Provide technical expertise, coordinate, supervise, and assure the quality of the work of service providers to ensure planned deliverables are met in good quality and in a timely manner as per the work plan and
• Follow up to ensure efficient use of resources based on CONCERN financial procedure.
Networking and Learning
• Network, maintain communication and share experience with project team to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of programme activities and promote best practices
• Establish and participate in Woreda nutrition coordination body and technical committee as required
• Network for learning and experience sharing with Concern project manager, partner and relevant departments to learn and inform on best practices, approaches, tools and methods of livelihood programming for adolescent girls.
• Promote and encourage knowledge sharing and close working relationship within the programmes.
• Perform other duties assigned to by line manager