Food Security and Livelihood Field Officer-Somalia Eyl


Organisational background

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

Goal: The Food Security and Livelihood Field Officer is in charge of all food security and livelihoods interventions for ACF in Eyl district in Puntland. The position is based in Somalia -Eyl. The role reports hierarchically and technically to the FSL Program manager

The FSL Field Officer`s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Objective 1: Develop a strong baseline for food security in the operational area


Ensure participatory food security and livelihood assessment amongst different livelihood groups
Conduct monthly market assessment to keep track of price changes for essential commodities
Facilitate post-distribution monitoring
Ensure that the selection process for farmers/community groups be supported are clear and transparent.


Objective 2: Provide technical support in the areas of livelihood assessments, surveys and other facilitation of beneficiary groups in order to ensure the future sustainability of the activities


Provide support to and participate in assessments and surveys that affect the project beneficiaries
Facilitate exchange-visits and similar activities for beneficiary groups to relevant sites/locations within the region and beyond to learn best practices in their specific IGA`s
Create sustainability mechanisms for the activities implemented
Working with the field coordinator, Plan and implement capacity building activities that will ensure sustainability in the long term


Objective 3: Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting of all food security and livelihoods activities


Provide timely preparation and submission of field visit and monthly reports
Participate in the preparation of project quarterly and annual review of training tools and materials
Develop and maintain detail data of the groups supported by ACF including names, identity card numbers, and support provided in form of trainings, equipment and infrastructural development.
Work closely with the organized groups to support the groups in keeping proper records of their activities including planned activities, meetings/ meeting minutes, group harvests and sales
Carry out geospatial mapping of the livelihood groups sites
Keep diary of planned interventions for each community with a clear schedule.
Prepare and submit quality monthly reports on activities highlighting against planned achievements, impacts and recommendations.
Take lead in developing and submitting case studies/success stories and lessons learnt based on the community activities


Objective 4: Networking and Collaboration with stake-holders


Work closely with ACF and communities to ensure complementarities among different project activities
Liaise with government departments and organizations with similar interventions
Participate in the project area forums for stakeholders and grass-roots communities
Attend food security and livelihoods cluster coordination meetings.


Educational & Professional background:


Bachelor`s Degree Agriculture, Animal Production/Health or related field with 3 years working experience in food security/livelihoods programme with NGOs
Certificate in Basic Computers


Required Skills and Competencies:


Excellent planning, organizational and report-writing skills;
Good facilitation and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated leadership skills
Self-motivated and reliable
Works with minimal supervision
Experience and knowledge of working with pastoralists in Somalia
Understanding of the local language
Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and Outlook Familiar with Somalia Context and Culture


How to apply:
Applications, including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to:

hr-recruitment@so-actionagainsthunger.org not later than 24 May 2018 clearly mentioning the position on the subject line. e.g VA016/2018 FSL Field Officer-Somalia Eyl. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.