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Livelihoods & Food Security Project Manager Sudan Kauda


  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Sudan
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Females are highly encouraged to apply. 

What you will do:

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the Food Security Project Manager position is to implement programming in Food Security, including cash and voucher assistance for emergency food security objectives, on time, on budget, and with positive impact. 

Key objectives for this role include:

  1. Line management of project staff.
  2. Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures.
  3. Contribute to the development of Country, Area and CC strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant LFS projects.
  4. Coordinate and manage LFS project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  5. Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Program Design and Planning:
  • In consultation with partners, staff, area office management, LFS Specialist and Cash and Markets Programme Development Manager (PDM), maintain a watching brief on food security, including livelihoods and markets, in the area of operations; 
  1. Partnership Management:
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partners, ensuring effective communication, collaboration, and coordination throughout program implementation.
  1. Program Implementation:
  • Oversee the implementation of food security programming, including interventions in cash and voucher assistance and market based programming, ensuring adherence to program design, standards, and protocols.
  • Lead field colleagues and partners in the planning and execution of food security, cash and voucher, and market support interventions ensuring that implementing teams are aligning with associated programmatic standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  1. Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning:
  • Support and collaborate with NRC’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Team in conducting baseline assessments, post distribution monitoring, and relevant analytical activities and ensure the accountability 
  • Develop and implement monitoring and evaluation plans to assess program effectiveness, efficiency, and impact.
  1. Team leadership
  • Line management of staff in line with NRC procedures, ensuring NRC is a great employer to work for
  • Capacity building, coaching and mentoring of colleagues to ensure performance and growth
  • Create and maintain a positive environment in which to work. 

Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description. 

What you will bring

Generic professional competencies: 

  • Bachelors in (agricultural) economics, project management, agriculture, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian or emergency context;
  • Experience from working in complex, volatile and remote contexts.
  • Proven experience in emergency food security and/or cash and markets programming. 
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate complex ideas in a simple manner.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.


Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

•          Prior experience in Sudan or South Sudan.

•          Sudanese Arabic a strong advantage.

•          Experience with start up a strong advantage.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Kauda, Sudan
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale. 
  • Duration of Contract: 12 month renewable.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is open to all nationalities.  
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email ESA Recruitment  esa.recruitment@nrc.nowith the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

Watch this short video to see NRC in action.

The drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than seen over the last decade. Life-saving assistance is urgently needed to halt further internal displacement.

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding to the ever-increasing needs. We target those who have been forced to flee with our activities, from building shelters to tackling agricultural challenges, and enabling them to acquire new skills that can increase their resilience to shocks in the future.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

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