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Job – Livelihoods and Food Security Advisor – HQ-Remote/Khartoum

Job Livelihoods and Food Security Advisor
HQ-Remote/Khartoum | July – December 2019

Hello Hello! Alight is recruiting a Livelihoods and Food Security Advisor to support our team in Sudan, which operates as the American Refugee Committee (ARC). So you’re interested in joining us? Welcome, we’re happy you’re here.

When you Join Alight, you’ll find
A team with deep experience in co-designing solutions that create new value around the world. We know we need to always be better, and we believe in the power and abundance of everyday people, everywhere, to change the world with us.
A culture of radical accountability to our customers –as we help build a meaningful life for and with the displaced, we ask them what they want and then deliver on it.
An organization that refuses to settle for anything less than delivering human-worthy services.

The Role
Based in ARC Sudan Country office (Khartoum), this position is full time through December 31, 2019. You will lead the start-up and implementation of the UNHCR funded six month project titled, “Livelihoods support for South Sudan Refugees and Host Communities in East and South Darfur” while simultaneously evaluating the need for livelihoods support in the region and identifying opportunities for ARC Sudan to develop market aware programming to increase self-reliance and resilience of vulnerable populations.

You’ll be guided by the Country Program Manager and work in collaboration with the Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator to understand ARC Sudan’s strengths and weaknesses, aspirations and resources to develop a strategy document for expanding livelihoods support in for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Sudan.

Specific Activities
Project Start-up and Management:
In collaboration with the LFS Coordinator, oversee the start-up of the UNHCR funded project, “Livelihoods support for South Sudan Refugees and Host Communities in East and South Darfur” and ensure ARC meets contractual obligations to the donor as well as upholding our promise the community.

Hire program staff with support of ARC HR team in Sudan
Lead a Grant Opening Meeting with project staff to go over work plan, spending plan, procurement plan, HR plan, budget etc.
Ensure that the project implementation is on time and within the planned budget
Initiate beneficiary feedback mechanisms for the project to ensure community satisfaction with the project and adapt project activities as necessary to meet needs of beneficiaries.
Coordinate with ARC existing and new partners (including private sector actors like DAL and Kickstart) to implement project activities.
Evaluate the project and make recommendations for expansion of the project into a 4-year project to be presented to UNHCR for approval.
Coordinate with all sector coordinators (WASH, Health, Nutrition, Protection, Shelter) to ensure wherever possible to integrate services.

New Business and Development:
Attend livelihoods / food security sectors/cluster meetings on behalf of ARC, build a strong presence for the organization
Cultivate relationships with new donors and private sector, and develop concept notes for strategic opportunities.
Attend livelihoods / food security sectors/cluster meetings on behalf of ARC, build a strong presence for the organization
Develop a 4-year ARC proposal based on the initial 6-month livelihoods intervention to be presented to UNHCR for consideration
Initiate and lead assessments as needed to inform program design and a strategic plan for ARC livelihoods program in Sudan.

Qualifications
These are the things we’re aiming to find. However, we’re open to being surprised. If you embody the spirt of Alight, care deeply about the cause, and if you bring something else that’s special, then please reach out.
You work well with a lot of freedom and you do your best work in a culture that does the doable with whatever resources are available
You listen – work with others to understand their challenges and successes, and together create solutions
You embrace ambiguity and are joyful to the people you serve and work beside
You deliver your work generously and display a positive attitude in all your interactions
You can share information in an understandable, effective manner
You bring joy and show respect in all your interactions
You have an open and heart and open mind, respectfully engaging with a diversity of people and experiences.

Desired skills
Program management experience
Proposal writing
Survey design and implementation
Data analysis and reporting
Experience designing/managing market integrated programming (private sector partnerships, social enterprise, cash transfers, market systems recovery)
Knowledge of agriculture practices in Sudan

Benefits
Borderless Team of 2,500 staff worldwide that sees possibility, celebrates moments of abundance, shares new ideas, and strives to do a better thing every day.
Learning & Development – Access thousands of free online learning courses to take at your own pace and tailor to your professional goals.

Alight
We are on a journey to build Alight, a new platform of amazing people and organizations providing lifesaving services and creating breakthrough solutions for and with the displaced.
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Alight is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Alight complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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