Livelihoods & Food Security Project Manager

Norwegian Refugee Council, Aden, Yemen

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th March, 2020

Job Description

We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.

The Norwegian Refugee Council in Yemen is looking for a Livelihoods & Food Security Project Manager to join the Area Office in Aden. The position will be responsible for managing NRC’s Livelihood and Food Security (LFS) core competency projects and teams in South Area offices.
Duties and responsibilities

  • Line management and capacity building of project staff
  • Contribute to the development of strategy, technical SOPs / guidelines and Macro LFAs
  • Compliance and adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Responsible of development of funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  • Coordinate and manage projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national stakeholders, and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


  • Bachelor degree in Social Sciences, Development studies, Rural Development, Livelihoods, Economics and/or related discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Project Manager in a humanitarian setting managing Livelihoods programming
  • Proven experience in fisheries development and income generation project management.
  • Experience in the livelihood assessments, both field data collection and analysis.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Traceable experience in working local CSOs in areas of identification supervision, sub-granting and capacity building
  • Good experience in managing multi-million dollars’ multiple projects in a challenging environment
  • Strong ability to work with diverse groups/individuals – ranging from local partners, local authorities, humanitarian community and the private sector Proven ability in staff, donor contract & budget management
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic language skills are an asset
  • Knowledge of the context in of Yemen or similar volatile contexts
  • The ability to work flexibly within a team as well as demonstrable leadership/management skills
  • The ability to work operationally and strategically without losing sight of the overall objective
  • Experience in fisheries projects

Personal qualities

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Managing resources to optimize results


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