Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Strategy Developer at Solidarites International (SI)

Solidarites International (SI) - For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Strategy DeveloperLocation: Abuja, MaiduguriDesired Start Date: 16th March, 2017Duration of the Mission: 2 monthsOrganization of the MissionThe Nigeria mission is currently stabilizing its opening process. Due to projects’ expansion, a substantial increase in base staffing is ongoing.Coordination is expected to spend a considerable amount of time in Maiduguri, in direct support of field based operations.Therefore, the mission has a coordination team based between Abuja and Maiduguri, which includes a Head of Mission, an Administrative coordinator, a Logistics Coordinator and a Deputy Country Director supervising a Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator, a Wash Coordinator, a Shelter Coordinator, a Reporting Officer.Operations are to be based in Maiduguri, Monguno and other relevant areas such as Dikwa and N’gala.In Maiduguri the team is currently composed of one Field Coordinator, Project Manager(s), a Base Logistician and an Administrator.The Monguno sub-base is composed of an Administrative and Logistics Manager supported by a Log/Admin assistant recruited as national staff and an activity manager.The Dikwa sub base will open in March 2017 and will have the same set up.About the Job The main objective of the mission is to refine and operationalize the 2017 FSL strategy of SI in Borno state. For now the strategy includes:Cash Transfer in MaiduguriFood distribution in new liberated areaLivelihood support, including IGA, micro-gardening and small scale agricultureMore precisely, the support will be asked to:Represent SI in all FSL related fora (cluster, working groups, etc.) in collaboration with the country director,Identify geographical and needs gaps in the FSL humanitarian response as well as potential donors through participation coordination mechanismDevelop FSL proposals addressing food security issue, including the leading of an assessment (most probably a proposal for Food For Peace – in Maiduguri)Depending on the evolution of the proposals, support the launching of FSL activities (MoU with partners, tools for beneficiaries identification, monitoring, area delimitation)Concerning Methodology and Deliverables:Before departure to Nigeria, the FSL strategy developer will be briefed by the desk team.While arriving in Nigeria, the person in charge of the assessment will have to meet the different actors of SI’s country team.A bibliographical review of the numerous proposals and reports written by SI’s team in the past years will have to be done.The person in charge of the assessment(s) will have to meet partners at Abuja and Maiduguri levels to have a better understanding of the partners, activities within the country. Based on that, a stakeholder’s analysis will have to be done.The FSL strategy developer will also have to analyse different secondary data in order to define priority areasInterviews of different FSL actors (donors, INGO, locals partners, etc.) will lead to a global stakeholder analysis.Once chosen one or ideally two priority areas, one (or two) assessment(s) will have to be led to analyse the encountered needs and to shape a response project.Beside secondary data, the person in charge of the assessment(s) will have to gather on-the-spotFinally, the FSL strategy developer will be asked to write an assessment report and to draft concept notes & proposals in response of the observed needs for each of the area assessed.All Deliverables are due before the end of the 2 months contract (or before according to donor calendars):At least one full proposal (based on the relevant donor template) to address food security issues, including short assessment report, LFA, Bill of quantities, budget, HR and logistic means, logistic means…Short Concept Note, including LFA, budget, BoQ for potential identified donors1 brief visit report (max 10 pages) with a description of areas of focus and the recommendations regarding short and midterm interventions as well as exit strategies1 table with the main FSL actors (international and local NGOs, potential donors) in Nigeria and their 2017 strategies if shared 

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