Ended FSL Program Officer

The Job

Position:    FSL program officer

Reports to:  FSL Sn. officer

Location: Based in Ibb with possible travels to field sites and country offices

About International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. 
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Context and Background

International Medical Corps is anticipating funding for an emergency assistance project that will start in September. Through the Emergency Assistance to Vulnerable Population in Yemen project, IMC will address health concerns and immediate malnutrition as well as underlying causes.



The purpose of the FSL program officer position on the International Medical Corps Yemen is to assist in implementing & monitoring of early recovery food security project in the Ibb-Taiz Governorate and designing new food security project. The implementation of early recovery program will facilitate the ground for transitions to development programs. The FSM will technically be supervised and supported by the International Medical Corps’ Food Security & Livelihoods Advisor in the Nutrition and Food Security (NFS) Department. The FSL will directly report to Site Manager.
This is a senior level post in IMC, and as such well qualified candidates can expect a compensation package in line with the seniority of the post


  • Conduct rapid assessment to identify specific operational village and carry out food security need assessments
  • Lead the process of beneficiary selection as per the criteria set by the project in collaboration with local administrations’ and community representatives
  • Lead the implementation of the project as per the timeframe, budget and resources set and implement the project within the specified parameters
  • Actively participate in conducting the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in collaboration with the M&E officer
  • Actively engage in formation of local committees and community mobilization
  • Facilitate and provide community trainings in collaboration with relevant line ministries
  • Joint planning and provide capacity building activities with nutrition program manager
  • Maximize the nutritional sensitivity of the project by working closely with nutrition program team.
  • Provide capacity building and backstopping to field assistants/volunteers under your supervision
  • Prepare and submit regular internal reports on all food security/livelihood activities and prepare external reports as per the donor format
  • Implement seed and tools voucher and fair programs, beekeeping, livestock, high value fruit tree as early recovery means for food security and livelihoods
  • Build capacity of beneficiaries of food security related activities, advice to back yard gardening beneficiaries and conduct scheduled regular visits to their farms
  • Conduct market assessment and identify potential vendors for voucher fair program
  • Participate in food security & livelihoods related assessment missions with other stakeholders in the area representing International Medical Corps
  • Actively represent International Medical Corps in food security and livelihoods cluster and early recovery coordination meetings
  • Capture lessons learnt from monitoring and evaluations, document success stories, and replicate successful projects and scale up.
  • Understand the gaps in food security and come up with project idea, write concept notes and share with technical supervisor and base manager.
  • If required, lead the process of national staff recruitment in close collaboration with Nutrition and Food Security, Human Resource and train the newly hired staff
  • Work with M&E team to develop monitoring tool, sending weekly update to FSL Advisor, follow up closely and update the team if the situation in the ground is changing quickly

Supervisory role;

The FSL program officer will be responsible for supervision of four field assistants.


  1.  Veterinary degree with practical experience in NGO or BSc in Agriculture or other relevant field with four years of field experience or Masters Degree required in Agriculture or other relevant field, experience in food security, agriculture, and livelihoods, including experience in early recovery following natural disaster. Experience in assessment, program design and evaluation and technical training and support.
  2. An up-to date understanding of food security, emergency response, early recovery, food security and livelihoods concepts.
  3. Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors
  4. Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation.
  5. Skills in technical proposal writing, designing and implementing food security programs
  6. Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners. 
  7. Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
  8. Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps
  9. Accountability is required to develop and achieve activities. 
  10. Ability to work under tight schedule, in stressful/insecure environment
How to Apply

Candidates need to submit their CVs to IMC-TaizHR@internationalmedicalcorps.org and you need to write the title of the position they apply for in the "email subject line"

  • Employer: IMC
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Ibb
  • Posted on: 7 July 2019
  • Deadline: 16 July 2019