Mozambique – FSL Coordinator (M/F) – Pemba 13 views0 applications 21 views



Desired start date: May 1st, 2024
Duration of the mission: 9 months
Location: Pemba, Mozambique

ABOUT US

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international humanitarian aid association which, since more than 40 years, has been providing assistance to populations affected by armed conflicts and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Particularly committed to the fight against diseases linked to unsafe water, the leading cause of death in the world, SI’s interventions provide expertise in the field of access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential area of food security and livelihoods. Present in some twenty countries, the SI teams – 2500 people in total, made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at HQ, and a few volunteers – intervene with professionalism and commitment while respecting cultural norms.

ABOUT THE MISSION

SI’s mission in Mozambique, which began in June 2021, has been expanded since 2022 through the development of integrated, multi-sectoral “RRM, food security, WASH and livelihoods” programming.

The 2024 programatic strategy is based on 3 axes with emphasis on the the the following FSL activities

A/ Emergency life-saving response to populations affected by natural disasters and to IDPs and newly arrived returnees in underserved districts :

  • emergency food rations distribution / food distribution

B/ Restore dignified and safe living conditions for vulnerable populations :

  • FSL: Small scale food production with trainings and sensitization to nutrition good practices to improve food security, distribution of fishery kits to fisherfolk and trainings

C/ Strengthen access to livelihood and sustain access to public services through reinforcement of local infrastructures

  • FSL: Work on the revitalization of the main value chains through recapitalization of lost agricultural inputs, support to agricultural production/support to fishery, support to markets, transformation and conservation. Work on populations resilience through implementation of VSLA, vocational training and IGA.
  • FSL: Build partnership with development actors (Cesal, Oikos) to establish linkage between early recovery activities to development

Currently SI is working on Two projects with FSL components (in addition with ECHO RRM project with Food rations distributions) implemented mostly in Mocimboa Da Praia district : BHA and CDCS which both support population with food assistance, seeds and tools distributions; agricultural trainings for dry and rainy seasons in 2024 & 2025 (more than 5000 vulnerable households); revitalisation of farming cooperatives and groups, and the implementation of irrigation system on family scale… Thanks to these two projects, SI can also get an impact on fishing comunities living in the coastal villages and in Mocimboa City: through fishing kits distribution to fishermen and fisherwomen, revitalisation and creation of cooperatives, construction of fishing boats, support of the fishing sector (from construction to transport and commercialisation), dynamisation of the value chain…

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The FSL Coordinator, as technical advisor, contributes to the development of the programmatic strategy by proposing a sector-based strategy in the field of Food Security and Livelihood (FSL).

He/she specifically guarantees the quality and suitability of proposed technical approaches and ensures the appropriateness of FSL activities and general SI objectives to the needs of the local populations.

He/she coordinates the project cycle and more particularly the operational monitoring of FSL programs implemented in the intervention country.

He/she contributes to the process of capitalization and the improvement of Solidarités International methods and techniques in the field of FSL

The main challenges:

New position in the mission
Different FSL perspectives and opportunities (AFD … )

Priorities for the 2/3 first months:

  • Support ongoing FSL activities implementation
  • Support good launching of potential WFP project: development of climate smart agriculture / farmer cooperatives
  • Support to develop forecast-based climate information and make informed decisions / business dev and VSLA (Village Saving Loan Approach)
  • Support recruitment of national FSL PM in Mocimboa da Praia
  • Support AFD APCC proposal writing
  • Supports value chains in fishery and agriculture / reinforcement of community groups and inclusion of local government actors.
  • FSL Cluster representation
  • FSL Strategy development

YOUR PROFILE

Education / academic background:

University degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a relevant field such as Agricultural Sciences, Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods

Specific skills and experience:

  • 3-4 years of experience on a similar position
  • 5 years or more in the humanitarian sector
  • Knowledge and experience of FSL projects implementation
  • Overall humanitarian programs coordination
  • Agricultural profile oriented in Value chain activities with experience in LLH/business development (knowledge of VSLA (Village Saving Loan Approach) would be appreciated)
  • Communication and inter-personal skills
  • Solution-oriented mind set-up, looking into innovative approach
  • Organizational capacities
  • Training / capacity building skills

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried position:

According to experience, starting from EUR 2860 gross per month (2600 base salary + 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of USD 750.

SI also covers accommodation costs and travel expenses between the expatriate’s country of origin and the place of assignment.

Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked.

Insurance package: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

LIVING CONDITIONS:

Life condition in Pemba are good: multiple restaurants with international and local cuisine, no electricity issues; variaty of sport activities are available in Pemba.

Potential degradation of the security context might result in reviewing the security rules/movement restrictions.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

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