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As a member of the Programme Development & Quality (PDQ) Team, the Livelihoods Advisor will be responsible for Livelihoods strategy development; conducting partner capacity assessments and community needs assessments. The Livelihoods Advisor will ensure that partners and the SCI team have the capacity to address humanitarian needs on an ongoing basis. The Livelihoods Advisor will be responsible for providing technical guidance to partner staff and SCI team ensuring that high-quality activities are developed. The Livelihoods TA will be a lead on developing proposals and securing funding for Livelihoods programming . The Livelihoods Adviser will ensure the coordination of all Livelihoods activities through active participation in coordination meetings and working groups.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Lead on designing Livelihoods or multi-sectoral technical assessments in coordination with other SC thematic areas and other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
Lead on developing Livelihoods response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy and to align with partner input and partner capacity
Lead on fundraising for the Livelihoods sector, including development of high quality concept notes and proposals, and engagement with donors’ technical advisers
Provide technical support to Livelihoods teams and conduct regular monitoring visits to ensure quality programming is being implemented
Ensure partner staff and program teams have solid understanding of emergency, recovery and development programming in particular in Livelihoods
Working closely with the HR team, lead on identifying Livelihoods staffing needs (national and international) for Syria and Turkey programmes; ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff
Working closely with the MEAL team, put in place a Livelihoods sector MEAL plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work
Ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Develop creative techniques to support the learning and development of staff and partners based in inaccessible areas
Develop learning needs assessment and capacity building plans for both SC and partner staff, linking capacity building initiatives to wider opportunities identified via coordination and networks.
Coach and mentor partner staff, Livelihoods Team and national level counterparts and link in to wider organisational talent development mechanisms.
Oversee development and delivery of technical training material that will improve aspects of FSL work within partner organizations and across Save the Children
Shape broader sector strategies through influence of and leadership within inter-agency coordination fora, including the FSL Cluster, alliances and consortia, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed. This may involve taking on a co-chairing role where needs demand.
Take the initiative in documenting lessons learnt, best practice and case studies to shape in-country strategies and programme approaches, and contribute to broader sector learning.
Pro-actively identify advocacy opportunities, case studies and research opportunities which link with wider organisational strategic objectives, and turn these into action.
Play a leadership role in shaping Livelihoods communications and media priorities in line with thematic priorities, acting as a spokesperson when required.
Demonstrate leadership in relation to Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safe guarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:
Degree in Economics, Food Sciences, International Relations, Development studies or similar field
Minimum 5 years experience of working in Livelihoods and cash programmes in a humanitarian or development context including at least 1 year working internationally
Previous experience of working in large-scale first phase emergency response
Previous experience of working with a large team of international and national staff
Previous experience of in conflict settings and in remote management
Demonstrated ability to set up monitoring & evaluation systems in large complex programmes
Demonstrated ability to set up learning and development processes for a large team
Experience in working with cash in different areas and modalities
Proven ability of mentoring, coaching and training on livelihoods related topics.
Experience of senior level representation
Experience of developing and negotiating successful partnerships with institutional donors
Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
Excellent communication skills
Proven ability to influence change at an operational and strategic level.
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
A high level of written and spoken English
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
Language skills in Arabic
Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
Specific experience of designing and managing DFID, ECHO, OFDA and other major donor projects
Specific experience of designing and managing consortia projects.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations to [email protected] by 9th of September 2016 till 5:30 PM (Turkish local time) and mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section. The advertisement will be closed as soon as the suitable candidate has been identified.In order for an application to be considered valid, a copy of the residency card must be attached with the application.