Regional Food security and resilient livelihoods Advisor/6412

Durée : 12
Date de prise de poste : 01-Sep-2022
Objectif général du poste

Action against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.

Under the general guidance of the Regional Representative, the Regional Food Security & Livelihoods is responsible for :

  • 1)    Representation, Coordination and Networking: in the field of DRR, Food Security & Livelihoods, participation to regional meetings & fora, donor representation, regional organizations’ representation, networking with UN/ NGOs/ academics & universities/ regional bodies, advocacy (in the field of DRR, resilience, Food Security & Livelihoods and in collaboration with other ROWCA team members).
  • 2)    Management of (i.e. Support to and Follow-up of) regional projects: methodological guidance (tools, guidelines, advises), M&E tools & systems harmonization (in collaboration with the Regional MEAL advisor), follow-up of projects' progress, support to scaling-up, backstopping, lesson-learning and the dissemination of good practices across countries. Team and budget management of the Food Security & Resilient Livelihood department. 
  • 3)    Strategic development: identification of funding opportunities, development of partnerships, support to / lead on the design of regional proposals, donor negotiations & representation in its field (FSL, DRR)

Principales responsabilités


Objectif 1: Contribute to an improved quality and impact of regional projects: lead the development and management of FSL and DRR related grants 

-    Report to HQ and ROWCA on monthly basis about activity progress using country/Regional report data, and alert on deviation/delays; 

-    Ensure backstopping, undertake field visits for supervision & support; produce recommendations for any readjustment of projects if needed, (always in collaboration with HQ technical advisers and mission coordination teams);

-    Ensure compliance with donor procedures and commitments, timely and high-quality donor reporting; all of these tasks are performed in collaboration and coordination with the HQs and country missions;

-    Provide methodological guidance (tools, guidelines, advises) based on ACF FSL and DRR technical standards: M&E tools & systems harmonization (validation of tools, timing, formats, etc), follow-up of projects' progress;

-    Support to scaling-up, backstopping, lesson-learning, and dissemination of good practices across countries for Food Security & Livelihoods and DRR-focused grants in collaboration with HQs and the regional MEAL Departement;

-    Contribute to ensuring the integration of Food Security & Livelihoods and DRR with other sectors and collaborate with other Regional advisors for similar advises concerning Food Security & Livelihoods and DRR activities that may be included in other grants; 

-    Ensure appropriate exchange and flow of information & communication between the headquarters and missions, ensuring appropriate information & learning mechanisms between the HQ, the ROWCA and country missions;

-    Interact with the HQs to learn, disseminate and harmonize ACF regional positioning and programming with ACF global policies, standards and technical positioning, briefing or guidance documents.

Objectif 2: Increase our technical and operational capacity in the region for FSL and DRR

-    Monitor the Food Security & Livelihoods situation in West Africa: follow-up and analysis of key indicators & trends influencing Food Security & Livelihoods vulnerability in the region;

-    Help in the definition of new research and innovation actions related to FSL and DRR

-    Provide technical support to missions for improving preparedness and CH processes and contribute to Ensure coherence among different EWS in the central and west African regions?

-    Support and train missions in West and Central Africa in anticipating and preparing for disasters/crises and response; 

-    Ensure the functioning and development of the pastoral surveillance system and carry out early warning analyses in collaboration with the GIS officer;

-    Develop ACF Regional Food Security & Livelihoods and DRR portfolio: project proposal writing, donor contacts and potential partners, development of regional activity in Food Security & Livelihoods and DRR –activities include  animate proposal writing with country missions and HQs, revise and edit document including executive summaries, conclusions and success stories if any, work with technical advisers at HQs level to validate technical content for proposal section whenever it is deemed necessary;

-    Capitalize on best practices & lessons learned, producing memo, analysis and briefing/discussion papers; 

-    Assist Regional Representative (RR) in targeting new donors and identifying funding opportunities for FSL and DRR projects.

Objectif 3: Contribute to enhanced ACF technical positioning and advocacy capacity

-    Representation with donors, partners & regional stakeholders on:  regional technical standards; best solutions for enhancing DRR, Food Security & Livelihoods’ programming for the improvement of the nutritional status of vulnerable populations; alignment of country offices’ programmes (missions) based on good practices & best solutions identified; The post holder is expected to liaise and engage in debates with UN agencies (WFP, FAO, etc), donors (ECHO, USAID, DFID, UE, AFD …), governments (inter-governmental regional organisations such as CILSS) at a senior level ;

-    Support to the Regional Representative for technical advice and networking within the regional fora: Food Security & Nutrition Working Group, IASC, CILSS, PREGEC, RPCA…

-    Contribute to the set-up and development of new partnerships un the field of DRR and FSL

-    Participate in the strategic thinking at the global, regional and national levels and contribute to the design of the ISP and Regional Strategy; 

-    Interact with the HQs to learn, disseminate and harmonize ACF regional positioning and programming with ACF global policies, standards and technical positioning, briefing or guidance documents.

Correspondez-vous au profil que nous recherchons ?


Training: Advanced university degree in economics and/or rural development and/or agronomy. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Technical specific knowledge: Extensive Knowledge in the field of Food Security & Livelihoods, preferably in recovery & development programmes; knowledge in the fields of DRR, Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping, Cash programming

 Previous experience (years): Relevant professional work experience at national and international level in Food Security & Livelihoods programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in this field is required

Humanitarian sector knowledge: Mandatory. Knowledge of West and Central Africa is an asset

Organization knowledge: Knowledge of Action against Hunger is an asset

Languages:    French & English

IT systems:    Advanced Office, and IT systems is an asset.

Mobility (national/ international) :  International travel will be required.


- Solid representation and negotiation skills for donors’/partners’ negotiations and representation in high-level technical fora in the region

- Strong synthetic, analytical and writing skills for proposal development and capitalization purposes

- Relevant professional work experience at national and international level in DRR, Food Security & Livelihoods programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation

- Extensive Knowledge in the field of DRR, Food Security & Livelihoods, preferably in recovery & development programmes

Notre paquet remuneratif

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

Formal work contract: 12 months

 Base: Dakar/SENEGAL 

Compensation packaged: Position/V2 level from 43798 € to 65697  € gross/year divided in 12 payments and based on experience and context. 

In addition:

• House or similar accommodation covered by the organization

• Travel costs to and from the mission.

• Expat Health, repatriation, travel and life insurance covered by the organization

 Break: additional rest period, including travel cost to a reference area and economic help of 215€.

• 25 working days of paid leave per year.

Action contre la faim s'engage à prévenir tout type de comportement indésirable au travail, notamment le harcèlement sexuel, l'exploitation et les abus sexuels, le manque d'intégrité et / ou l'inconduite financière; Nous nous attendons à ce que tout le personnel et les bénévoles partagent cet engagement en adhérant à notre code de conduite et autres politiques connexes et seuls ceux qui partagent nos valeurs et notre code de conduite seront recrutés pour travailler avec nous.

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