Sahel Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Manager


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Sahel Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Manager


Contract type: Fixed term 2 years (until December 2021)

Hours: 35hours/week

Salary: Starting at GBP 30,056

Accompanied- possible

As part of an on-going review of its international strategy, the British Red Cross has committed to the ambitious agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, aiming to contribute towards the global goal of Zero Hunger.

In the Sahel, where chronic and acute food insecurity is endemic, BRC has developed a Sahel Livelihoods programme aiming to position the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (RCRCM) as a credible and effective actor in the food security and livelihoods sector, able to reach, empower and advocate with and on behalf of the most food insecure populations. The Sahel livelihoods programme, aims to support and strengthen the capacity of the members of the FSL platform born from RCRCM regional coordination body for the Sahel. Highlighted roles and responsibilities include:

  • Secure funding and actively seek for new funding opportunities in the FSL area, in coordination with BRC’s West and Central Africa and fundraising teams
  • Contribute to build the Food Security, and Livelihoods (FSL) expertise of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement by providing technical support to RCRC actors within the Region

Support RCRC National Societies of the West and Central Africa Region in developing the knowledge, skills and experience as well as the institutional capability to deliver FSL humanitarian assistance and strengthen resilience following the process from the need assessments to the monitoring and evaluation phases.

  • Ensure that the FSL technical supervision provided to NS is in line with SPHERE standards and IFRC FSL guidelines.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of BRC’s International Strategy (Chronic Hunger Focus area), embedded in the WCA Regional Action Plan.

The Food Security and Livelihoods programme manager will be embedded in British Red Cross’ West and Central Africa and Overseas Branches team. As the role is based in Dakar, Senegal, the programme manager will be working directly with BRC’s Sahel team and line managed by the Sahel Manager. Also based in Dakar are a CASH preparedness programme manager and a Migration programme team, with which the FSL programme manager will engage with depending on the needs. The regional team is currently working on programmes in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, DRC, CAR, Cameroon and the Sahel. Most of these, as well as emergency responses, are coordinated from the team in London, which includes the Head of Region, Regional Officers, the Disaster Management Coordinator and a Team Assistant, as well as our finance, fundraising, HR, technical advisory and PMEAL business partners.

In line with the British Red Cross’ International Strategy, the programmes in the region focus on three strategic areas: Protracted Conflict, Chronic Hunger and Migration and Displacement, all while engaging with core themes such as Disaster Management, Protection, Gender and Inclusion and Community Engagement and Accountability. As reflected in the job advert, the FSL programme manager will play an important role in delivering the British Red Cross’ ambitions and targets in regard to its Chronic Hunger strategy.

We are looking for a motivated individual with proven management experience at a strategic level in a complex organisation with evidence of leading, facilitating and integrating a Food Security and Livelihoods programmes and objectives across a wide network, providing clarity and focus, vision and impact, strategic planning and decision making and the delivery of the agreed results. Specific role requirements include:

  • Fluent in French and English
  • Substantial experience in implementing food security and livelihoods programmes
  • Experience working in capacity building of local actors
  • Knowledge of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement will be considered a strong advantage

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 20th October 2019.

Interviews will take place On November 4th and 5th.

Please click here to view the full job description and person specification for this position.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at international_recruitment@redcross.org.uk quoting reference REQ0000027CY.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • Accommodation while on deployment
  • Subsistence allowances while overseas
  • Travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights
  • Comprehensive insurance, including medical, personal effects and life insurance
  • Pre and post assignment medicals and access to excellent health and wellbeing benefits
  • Access to a pension, which you can join at any time during your contract
  • Generous leave entitlement (36 days inc. public holidays)

Click here to learn more about British Red Cross’ work internationally.

A little bit more about us…

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) or equivalent overseas criminal records checking of all individuals who work overseas with us.

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