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Livelihoods Programme Officer
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 13:29
Deadline: 19 Apr 2017
Category: Social Services
Location: Africa , South Sudan
Employment: Full-Time
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: Africa Development Aid (ADA) is a non-political, non-governmental and non-profit National Organization founded in October, 2012 to involve in development and humanitarian intervention in South Sudan. ADA is legally Registered by RRC/2012 with the registration No 283 and Ministry of Justice Registration No 1633 in South Sudan.
Contact name: MD
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•	A degree in agricultural economics, agribusiness, Commerce, Business Administration and or related field highly preferred Minimum of three years of progressively responsible work experience in agricultural development in South Sudan required. 
•	Familiarity with South Sudan agricultural markets required. 
•	At least three years’ experience in a similar role in South Sudan.
•	Training in agricultural marketing, non-farm livelihoods establishment and management. Participatory methodologies and/or Monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage.
•	Experience in implementing agriculture programmes, conducting market assessments, value chain analysis, report writing and coordinating with other agencies.
•	Have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication and presentation skills; 
•	Ability to work with minimum supervision;  
•	Ability to multi-task and work within deadlines; 
•	Proficient in use of Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Power point & Outlook (or similar software); 
•	Knowledge of databases and skills needed to access, assess, and analyze information; Basic analytical and statistical skills
•	Provide technical support to Food Security Working groups, and Ministry of State for Agriculture and forestry, State ministry of Animal resources and Fisheries.
•	Initiate and lead market assessments (including community led market assessments), value chain analysis, sub-sector analysis, institutional analysis for value addition and product diversification suitable to market demands and consumer preferences.
•	Provide timely and proper technical advice to field-based Project staff and partner organizations on implementation of activities and market based livelihoods appropriate to the programme areas. 
•	Liaise and closely work with the nutrition specialists on market based interventions to improve the access and availability of nutritional food especially for targeted women, girls and young children / improve the nutritional impact of agriculture programmes / address nutrition and health issues linked to promotion of livelihoods
•	Conduct research or studies to determine the most appropriate market based livelihood interventions 
•	Promote partnerships with international and national agencies working in the market related to Food Security and Livelihoods sector including the development of a capacity development strategy and skills to ensure adequate partner support.
•	Collaborating with other organizations involved in agri-business and non-farm livelihoods to share information, learning and promote replication of innovative approaches.
•	ADA considers responding to emergencies as a non-negotiable mandate in its work.  As such all ADA employees are required to participate in any emergency preparedness and response actions.  The Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor agrees to take on such additional responsibilities as may be required by the management.
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