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Food Security Technical Coordinator

Location:Niger (Maradi or Niger)
Benefits:Excellent benefits offered
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:International Programs
Organizational Overview:
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a 501(c)3 non-governmental organization founded in 1945 to respond to the humanitarian needs of post-war Europe. Today, LWR is a world leader in developing sustainable market-based rural agricultural economies and adapting those economies to the effects of global climate change. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, LWR has an annual operating budget of approximately $52 million U.S. dollars.

Lutheran World Relief began working in Niger in 1975 to address severe drought-related famine, and continues to partner with rural communities to address the root causes of poverty and lay the groundwork for greater food and nutritional security. LWR works to break the vicious cycle of poverty by improving local agricultural production and investing in sustainable land use.

Statement of Work:
LWR is responding to the anticipated 2018 USAID Food for Peace Development Food Security Activities (DFSA) Request for Applications in Niger. The anticipated award is for the implementation of a five- year program in Niger to sustainably improve food and nutrition security and resilience among extremely poor and chronically vulnerable households and communities in the regions of Zinder and Maradi.

LWR seeks a Food Security Technical Coordinator who will be responsible for ensuring cohesion between Food Security activities and other technical sectors in the application. The Food Security Technical Coordinator will be highly experienced in a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas with responsibility for establishing and managing systems to ensure cohesion across all technical sectors in the application. The Food Security Technical Coordinator should also ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the FFP activity, and USAID and RISE 2 investments.

• Advanced degree (PhD or Master's) in Agriculture or related field
• Demonstrated experience developing and ensuring quality for technically rigorous, food security integration and collaboration.
• Minimum five years (ten years preferred) of relevant technical experience.
• Deep understanding of gender, youth and socio-cultural-economic factors and their impact on food security.
• Field experience at the community level.
• Experience working with large donors (USAID or USDA). Food for Peace or Feed the Future program experience preferred.
• Ability to self-manage with demonstrated proactive nature
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with groups;
• Experience with facilitation, capacity strengthening and partnership building through formal and informal training, • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and deliver required results in a timely and quality manner.
• Ability to travel for field missions for 30% of the time, or as needed.
• French fluency is required.
• Excellent English language oral and written communication skills required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook required

• A cover page that includes your name, address, and telephone number.
• A detailed CV highlighting the applicant's experience in alignment with the position's requirements.
• Application Deadline is January 26th, 2017

Note: This position is contingent upon grant and candidate approvals by the donor


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