The Opportunity – Livelihoods Technical Adviser
Post location: Ramallah, with frequent travel to the field (around 30-50%)
Contract Duration and Level of Effort: 2 years
The Livelihoods Technical Advisor (TA) is a critical position for Save the Children in oPt; they play the lead role in the design, implementation and monitoring of high-quality livelihoods program, including cash and food security, for thousands of children and their families across the oPt. This role covers all thematic priorities under Save the Children’s global ambition to end Child Poverty. The role is expected to lead the thinking around integrated, nexus-oriented, community centered delivery of humanitarian, resilience, and development-oriented responses in a context of protracted crisis. This role is needed at a time when inflation is driving a poverty crisis, creating hunger an d extreme need in both Gaza and the West Bank.
Under the general direction of the Program Development, Quality and Advocacy (PDQA) director, ensures all livelihood programming is of excellent technical quality, coherent and aligned with SC and cluster strategies and attracts significant donor funding. The post holder is expected to provide hands on technical support to project and partner staff to ensure program quality is maintained and programming objectives are successfully achieved.
The post-holder also contributes to the development and/review of the country strategic direction and actively lead in the development of livelihood programs and strategies. S/he undertakes regular assessment to understand capacity gaps and initiates capacity strengthening efforts.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director of Programme Development, Quality and Advocacy (PDQA)
Dimensions: The OpT Country Office (CO) has diverse programs in areas of Food Security and Livelihoods, Health, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, and Education and is present in West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.
Staff reporting to this post: None
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Technical Leadership and capacity building:
- Provide technical leadership for livelihoods in the Country Office, developing thematic strategies that feed into the Country Strategic Plans.
- Coordinate and deliver technical capacity building for Save the Children staff and our partners, working with field teams to prioritize training needs and resource these appropriately.
Ensuring program quality (at design and implementation)
- Work closely with the PDQA Director and new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children to design strong quality proposals.
- Lead the technical scoping, design and proposal writing of livelihoods proposals building on best practices and evidenced based approaches. Ensure that gender, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
- Liaise with the operations department to ensure relevant staff and partners receive the necessary and appropriate technical support to deliver quality livelihoods programs with impact. In consultation with staff and partners, agree on the range of advice, support, training and/or other assistance required from you to facilitate high quality programming. This will involve regular visits to Save the Children operational areas.
- Lead in technical analyses of livelihoods, cash-based and other poverty alleviation programming including Child Wellbeing Assistance impact reports, Program Briefs, Post Distribution Monitoring reports, Household Economy Analysis outcome analyses, and other evidence generation. This includes developing and application of tools for project staff and partners to improve the quality of our livelihoods work.
- Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams and partners to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches and global evidence); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.
- Promote and monitor our livelihoods programs through participatory methodologies that promote gender equality and inclusion (including child-friendly and gender sensitive/transformative methodologies) in order to ensure it meets mini mum standards (quality benchmarks) and overall, delivers impact for children and families.
- Co-lead in the evaluation and review process for all Livelihood projects, including the development of Terms of Reference, selection and management of consultants.
- Review relevant donor reports to ensure that technical debates are well articulated and reports are of acceptable quality before submission.
- Support colleagues (as needed) to develop emergency preparedness plans, and conduct sectoral assessments (including gender analysis, using SC assessment processes and tools) and to design and deliver emergency response and recovery programmes.
Networking & External Engagement:
- Contribute to the development of advocacy messages and materials in the relevant sectors.
- In alignment with Country Office strategy, represent Save the Children in relevant livelihoods technical coordination and networking bodies such as clusters and working groups such as the Food Security Cluster or the cash working group.
- Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups (TWG) and Communities of Practices (CoP), ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back.
جميع الحقوق محفوظة لموقع جوبس.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- Masters studies in discipline related to agricultural economics, development economics, agriculture, food security, cash and markets or other relevant discipline or commensurate work experience in lieu of postgraduate qualification.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least 5+ years’ experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes in the field of livelihoods.
- Understanding of the livelihoods in OpT or at least the Middle East.
- Familiar with several, but not all, livelihoods approaches; livelihood and market approaches, green jobs, financial inclusion, market-based programming, youth and women economic empowerment, cash and voucher programming, Household Economy Approach (HEA) orgraduation and livelihoods resilience building approaches.
- Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
- Experience of strategy development and planning
- Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
- Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
- Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
- Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of SPHERE Standard and other principles of humanitarian work.
- Experience in promoting children’s participation in programme design, implementation and evaluation.
- Good understanding of social protection, cash and poverty reduction strategy framework and related processes.
- Working experience in planning and response to large-scale food insecurity situations.
- Fluent in Arabic
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. Save the Children oPt offers a flexible, friendly and supportive working environment for its employees, particularly those with child caring responsibilities. We offer benefits like paid parental leave, sick time, and even health insurance. This role is offered on the basis of national and international terms and conditions only.
Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Our Ramallah office is accessible for people with limited mobility (elevator and ramps) and we are committed to support our employers with the devices they need to perform their role.
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