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Food Security Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Amhara
  • as per org scale USD / Month
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: as per org scale

Plan International Ethiopia


The position holder will be responsible for project implementation and ensuring the quality and effectiveness of Plan’s emergency response within his/her designated geographical area mainly related to Emergency Response to Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia for Nutrition and Food Security at Metema woreda of Amhara Region- including project implementation, targeting, capacity building, networking, day-to-day monitoring and reporting.


Accountabilities and MAIN WORK ACTIVITIES

Organize and Lead Emergency teams (15%)

  • Lead emergency food security activities and team consisting of community volunteers/social workers.
  • Ensure emergency food security assessments are effectively undertaken and implement integrated emergency response, recovery and exit strategies in close collaboration with major partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure all team members clearly understand and carry out their duties in accordance with personal work-plans, humanitarian principles, core values, the Code of Conduct and SPHERE.
  • Work collaboratively in close relation with field, Amhara field office coordinator/manager and concerned CO staffs
  • Promote productive work environment respectful of the Code of Conduct with zero tolerance for verbal and physical abuse or discrimination against other persons on the grounds of race, colour, sex or creed.
  • Ensure all team members (volunteers, social workers) are fully briefed on all aspects of security, social and cultural norms and local conditions and behaviour.
  • Create the conditions to ensure effective teamwork and morale is strictly observed.

Provide feedback on periodic performance of CDF’s to PC and provide timely feedback to CDFs along with PC.

  • Ensure logistical resources demands are fully assessed, identified, described and communicated to the PC and log officer,
  • Ensure compliance with all Ethiopian government legal, contractual, labour and statutory requirements.
  • Communicate effectively on usage, procedures and relevant communications protocols to all emergency response team under his supervision.

Managing project budget (5%)

  • Provide support for field emergency finance teams in providing financial documents that help for settlement purpose including master beneficiary lists, distribution lists, etc.

Project implementation coordination, monitoring, follow up and reporting (40%)

  • Coordinate and lead emergency food security activities during planning, implementation, M&E and timely reporting ensuring quality and standards through enhanced partnership with government and non-government partners zonal, woreda and local levels and also civic organizations including CBOs;
  • Coordinate with the health and nutrition team in the implementation of food security activities; targeting and selection, registration, disbursements, monitoring and evaluation, and community dialogues sessions and ensure activities are effectively implemented, monitored/reviewed, evaluated and progress and final reports are timely compiled and shared with Emergency Response Coordinator for Amhara for review and then submission to the CO.
  • Facilitate joint supportive supervision with concerned government sectors from zone, region and district (through drafting and submission of ToR to ERC)
  • Facilitate beneficiary selection along with refugee and host community representatives and government structures.
  • Summit beneficiary master data to PC for further submission to the CO before project assistance and input distribution.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring, reporting and acquittal of emergency response activities in accordance with donor regulations, country and national office requests, international humanitarian accountability frameworks and relevant SPHERE standards
  • Provide continuous technical and organizational support and capacity building to field team and woreda and community level extension agents
  • Make regular visits to input distribution sites and ensure delivery of project inputs/seeds on timely basis;
  • Ensure the PC and Amhara Program Area Team are kept informed about project progress (weekly plan and achievements);
  • Contributes to their individual accountability plan and understands how they contribute to the team and organisational plan.
  • Organize training for field staff of Plan and partners to build core skills in livelihood concept, recovery and resilience building;
  • Actively participate in rapid assessments and provide input in designing of concept notes and project proposal in areas of emergency response, livelihoods recovery and food security;
  • Facilitate the implementation of project activities are carried out in accordance with the agreed FLA/LoA with the donor, work-plans and proposals

Managing relationship and networking with government, partners and other stakeholders (10%)

  • Participate in a coordination meeting held at woreda and community levels and provide progresses regarding the project implementation.
  • Establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other NGO’s and UN agencies operating in the district, local government, bilateral and multilateral donors, and other principle stakeholders including the military where present and if necessary.
  • Ensure that sex-disaggregated beneficiary data collected and submitted to the PC, and provide required information to PC that help to produce progress report in accordance to the reporting template and within their reporting schedule.

Safeguarding Children and Young People (Safeguarding) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) (10%)

  • Understands and puts into practice the responsibilities under Safeguarding and GEI policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), ensuring that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Ensures that all staff in the unit are properly inducted on and understands their role in upholding Plan International’s safeguarding and GEI policies;
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in day to day work

Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are open and accountable

We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact

We strive to achieve a significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused, and innovative.

We work well together

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities, and our partners.

We are inclusive and empowering

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Job Requirements


Qualifications/ experience essential:

  • BSc in Food Security, Crop Production and Agronomy Disaster Risk Management, Agricultural Extension, Rural Development, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Agribusiness Management, Development studies, Sociology or other related fields is required with a minimum of 3-5 years of related working experience.
  • Good managerial experience, including managing budgets


Qualifications and experience desirable

  • Equipped with sufficient level of awareness on : Early warning concepts; agriculture, Disaster risk management practice and knowhow; integrated food security and livelihoods framework and Gender, nutrition-sensitive food security program.
  • Knowledge of Plan policies and procedures, Sphere and the Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct
  • Knowledge of child rights programming
  • Good knowledge of field level realities of humanitarian NGOs work;
  • Experience of working in Amhara and speak  Local language;
  • Knowledge of FSL, CTP (cash and voucher assistance), Agriculture, EWS, DRR and DCM;
  • Good understanding of the external operating environment including government policies, strategies, guidelines and operating procedures in managing emergencies and disasters in the country Perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
  • Ability to work independently

Languages required

  • English language
  • Knowledge of local language is desirable

How to Apply

The closing date for the application is June 13, 2023. Qualified candidates should submit their application with the links provided below.

For internal applicants:

For external applicants:

This position is only open to Ethiopian Nationals, who must be eligible to live and work in Ethiopia.

Please note that:

·       Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

·       We are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated links.

·       Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

·       Female candidates are highly encouraged to Apply

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References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy. Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all persons meeting the skills and experience required.

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