Regional Climate Sensitive Food Security & Livelihood Advisor

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Climate Sensitive Food Security & Livelihood Advisor for West and Central Africa

The Opportunity

Save the Children is a leading NGO working at the cutting edge of addressing major food security and livelihood challenges of the region – including climate change. We work across the spectrum of humanitarian response to development action – addressing children’s rights in an integrated way.

The regional Climate Sensitive Food Security & Livelihood Advisor (R- CSFSL) will use in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global and country level technical work, strengthening our technical offer at the regional level. The role will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across country office technical experts. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, and contributes to strategic partnerships for new business development. It provides input into the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across country offices, and ensuring quality of our programmes. The role provides support to the sourcing of technical assistance for country office in both emergency and development programming. This role includes a strong focus on internal coordination and external representation. Technical areas of particular focus for this role include:

  • Climate sensitive food security and livelihoods programming aimed at resilience building and impacts for children, including graduation approaches
  • Shock responsive child sensitive social protection and Cash and Voucher Assistance to mitigate climate and other shocks
  • Use of analytical tools (such as HEA) to i) understand the root causes of food insecurity, livelihood vulnerability and economic exclusion and ii) inform anticipatory action

In order to be successful, you will bring/have :

  • Master degree in economics, agriculture and food security, or equivalent experience.

Certified CaLP trainee (preferable)

Essential

  • At least 7 years’ experience of working internationally in Food Security and Livelihood with an understanding of the impacts of the climate crisis on community livelihoods and how livelihoods programmes can be adapted to promote greater resilience to climate change
  • Ability to analyze national social protection systems and experience with cash “plus” and graduation approaches to maximize impact on children and community resiliency to shocks
  • Proved experience with a range of climate-sensitive livelihood interventions such as community risk management fund,
  • A strong understanding of nutrition-sensitive approaches, financial inclusion, market-based programming, value chains approach, youth and women economic empowerment, Household Economy Approach (HEA) and graduation/livelihoods resilience building approaches.
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising and donor engagement especially with ECHO, FCDO/DfID, USAID, WFP, DEVCO
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children

Location :  Any country with SCI Presence

Contract Length :  2 years renewable

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions if staff is Home based in Dakar.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female applications are strongly encouraged.

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