Disaster Risk Reduction & Food Security Officer - PRO-ACT Project


Africa , South Sudan

Social Services

Ending On: 19 Sep 2016 Closed


Job Description

We are looking for Disaster Risk Reduction & Food Security Officer - PRO-ACT Project

Education: Bachelor

Employment: Full-Time

Requirements: • Bachelor's degree in evaluation, public policy, and/or related field is required. Experience, skills and competencies • A bachelor's degree in disaster management, Humanitarian Assistance, Agriculture, Community Development or related field. • Over 4 years' experience in humanitarian or community development work, preferably in Upper Nile region. • Strong and proved skills and technical capacities in developing disaster resilience, Food Security, livelihood and economic recovery initiatives & community based IGAs. • Experience in working in in a post-conflict environment with a focus on durables solutions and community stabiliz.ation. • Familiarity with humanitarian principles and practices • Excellent written and spoken in French & good skills in English • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and build relationships at all levels, taking into account cultural and language differences

Key Responsibility

• Training of local authorities, community members and our implementing partners in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and organize Participatory Disaster Risk Analysis (PORA) exercises at the community level leading to Community Resilience ·Action Plans. • Training oflocal authorities and community members in Community Peace building and Reconciliation and supporting them to initiate peace building initiatives • Training and supporting fanners on improved fanning and livestock practices through Farmer Field Schools • Training local government authorities, extension workers, NGO and community leaders in community based monitoring and impact measurement of Farmer Field Schools (FFS) • Conduct a Food Security and Fragility Analysis to further develop food security & economic opportunities Action Plans • Spearhead community based disaster risk reduction/ prevention initiatives including access to clean drinking water. • Organize small-scale producers (farmers, agro-pastoralists) into groups, and support the implementation and monitoring ofFood Security activities (agricultural recovery, Farmers Field Schools, post-harvest management) • Organize women and adolescents into groups, and train them in implementing of Economic Opportunities (value chain development, agnbusiness, savings & loans) • Provide technical advice and support in Agri-businesses, IGAs, VSLA promotion. • Promote the code of conduct, Cordaid and EU values in his/her work with communities, local NGOs and local government authorities.

Company Profile


About Company: Cordaid is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which combines I00 years of experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. Cordaid believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, becween farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations - the bottom billion.

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