Ended Livelihoods Officer (2)

The Job

Job title: Livelihoods Officer – ( 2 Positions )

Employment category:  Band NMH2

Reporting to:   Livelihoods team leader

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: Livelihoods               

Location: Abs

Authorization level: As per IDRA

Overall purpose of the role

The Livelihood officer (FS-GFA) is responsible for all data including the reporting, verification as well as the sensitization and supervision of the distributions is going properly to the beneficiaries in the General Food Assistance (GFA) project in additional to another livelihood tasks in the area.

Geographic scope: Country (Yemen)                                                                                                                         

Yemen is caught in the on-going conflict and is facing severe food insecurity in most of Yemen governorates. DRC will carry out WFP General Food Assistance (GFA) to the most vulnerable host/IDP HH in Hajjah governorate in four districts Abs, Haradh, Hayran and Aslem. DRC is announcing Livelihood officer (FS-GFA) to carry on the project implementation in the areas of intervention based in Hajjah with fully presence in the field within the distribution and any data collection.

Main responsibilities                                           

  • Assist in sensitizing key stakeholders - Government and I/NGos - working in target districts, sub-districts and, communities about the project concept, benefits, targeting criteria, implementation strategies and modalities, monitoring and other such aspects.
  • Working closely with the general food assistant Team in Abs and with the north area team to achieve the project outcomes.
  • Responsible for forming the Food Assistance Committees (FAC) and work with community stakeholder's committees and collaborate with them in beneficiaries’ identification and selection.
  • Ensuring that all commodities arriving at any given point, localities, districts and distribution centers are properly accounted. As the communities are aware of the time of the distribution.
  • Reporting to the team leader for the daily distribution and delivery quantities and stocks in the FDPs.
  • Ensure the reporting record all quantities delivered short, quantities lost in transit and damages, if any.
  • Ensure the proper distribution, registration and verification of the beneficiaries by signing list and vouchers taking in consider the protection perspective of the distribution.
  • Oversee the entry of all beneficiaries’ data.
  • Being fully responsible for sensitizing, mobilizing, training, and strengthening Community Based Committees (CBC-with locally accepted opinion leaders) to verify eligible households to receive rations during monthly distributions;
  • Responsible for the community awareness, identifying new FDPs and food assistant.
  • Being fully responsible with the livelihood assistant for accurately documenting all recipient households receiving rations during each distribution;
  • Responsible for following up the planning and implementing the project activities in the field.
  • Conduct market assessment, needs assessment, market monitoring as required.
  • Assist the team leader in understanding and arriving at security related decisions by supplying filed based information; Knowledge and ability to link up to security networks to access, analyze, and coordinate decisions; 
  • Maintain respectful and constructive relations with partner organizations, local authorities and humanitarian agencies. Work constructively within the team and take initiative on new tasks.
  • Assist in any MEAL activities conducted under the GFA project.
  • Attending other related functions as and when assigned by his/her supervisor;

Required experience and competencies                                                                                                                   

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:  

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.                                                                                          

Essential qualities and experiences: 

  • Hold a Bachelor Degree in University degree in development studies, Social Science, or related field related to emergency for rural conflict areas
  • At least two years working with humanitarian organization, in the same field general food distribution.
  • Must be proficient Arabic and English.
  • Excellent familiarity to security, programming, and cultural contexts in Hajjah; At least one year experience in the same contexts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to write weekly activity reports;
  • Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments.
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel among different districts
  • Very good organizational skills, self-motivated and efficient, with willingness to pay attention to details

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Good English language (written and spoken)
  • Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others
  • Fluency in Arabic language (written and spoken)





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here



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How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 17th June 2019. Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be on a rolling basis; and a candidate might be selected even before the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.




  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Abs, Hajjah
  • Posted on: 4 June 2019
  • Deadline: 17 June 2019