Ended Food & Livelihood Officer

The Job

ZOA is a Netherlands based International NGO which offers RELIEF to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities, we work on their RECOVERY until they can take care of their livelihoods. ZOA has been operational in Yemen since 2012, mainly focusing on WASH and Food security & Livelihoods interventions in Sana’a, Hajjah, Hodeidah, Al Mahwit and Aden Governorates. ZOA Yemen is currently seeking for national qualified candidates for:

Food & Livelihood Officer Hodeidah and Hajjah  – 1 position

The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Officer is responsible for the implementation of Humanitarian FSL activities including the identification and assessment of beneficiary households, distribution of Food Baskets, Multi Purpose Cash assistance, Cash for work, training of community members, mobilization of community members to participate in FSL related activities and the delivery of various inputs at community level. The FSL Officer will participate in FSL needs assessments, project planning, technical designs, coordinating with local partners and preparing weekly, and monthly progress reports.

Key responsibilities

Needs Assessments:

  • Based on the FSAC Cluster priorities, participate in the design of needs assessments for potential target areas in (new) districts.
  • Participate in any FSL technical needs assessments during project proposal development and inception phases.
  • Lead the selection of the right target areas and beneficiaries based on the vulnerability criteria and technical needs assessments.

Project Planning:

  • Participate in the preparation of Project Implementation Plans to guide the implementation of FSL field activities.
  • Supervise the implementation of all FSL activities with the technical support from Food security and livelihoods Coordinator.
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis at the village, sub-district, district level and develop stakeholder management and engagement strategies in close work with FSL Coordinator.
  • Develop timely and detailed monthly implementation plans for FSL activities in close coordination with the FSL team, MEAL team and support departments.
  • Review achievements and constraints in a weekly basis; and ‎provide feedback accordingly.
  • Consolidate weekly and monthly activity progress reports and participate in drafting of donor reports.

Implementation and training

  • Lead the implementation of food security, cash-based programming and livelihood projects/interventions in the target communities according to ZOA International’s strategy, as well as based on proposals, budgets and plans.
  • Lead the implementation of GFD/ Cash/ Voucher distribution process as well as, the distribution of livelihood inputs (agricultural seeds & tools), implementation of trainings for food production and development for livelihood activities.
  • Work closely with partners (involved financial service providers) and internal staff members to ensure all cash transfer payment and reconciliation process are achieved timely in accordance with ZOA procedures and agreed standards
  • Embed community participation and ownership in all FSL field activities including FSL related Cash for Work activities.
  • Responsibility for the allocated target villages of the whole implementing process and he/she is the direct accountable staff.

Coordination and Communication:

  • Establish transparent relationships with all community level partners including identification of their priorities, concerns and managing expectations regarding FSL interventions. Involve and inform communities and community leaders about FSL activities.
  • Attend different field meetings when required and provide detailed reports to the FSL Coordinator.


  • Prepare activity, weekly and Monthly progress reports and submit them to the FSL Coordinator.
  • Ensure continuous, regular tracking and proper documentation for the FSL program activities in the target geographical location and meet the expected quality of the assistance as per set standards.
  • Prepare accurate, gender and age disaggregated beneficiary lists for all FSL activities.
  • Capture high quality action photos of FSL field activities and prepare periodic success stories.

Skills and competencies

  • University degree in development studies, Social Science, or related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years with proven experience in implementing cash/ voucher transfer. Work experience with NGOs is preferred
  • Understanding and program experience in emergency food security, livelihood activities, cash transfer programming and building community resilience.
  • High Skills of personal organization, self-sufficiency-Competent and initiative.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage work stress and to work under highly pressure.
  • Capacity building experience in project monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Experience and skills in working with local authorities and strong coordination and networking skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, communication skills, self-motivated and efficient, with willingness to pay attention to details.
  • Proficiency in using computer software, i.e. MS office programs and internet.
  • Ability to work under pressure in unstable security and remote environment is an asset.
  • Strong skills in written and spoken English and Arabic.

Location: Hodeidah with frequently travel to Hajjah

Start date: 1st of Oct 2019, contract until 31st of December 2019 with possibility for extension

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and CV, together with 3 recent references in English with reference to the applied position to the following e-mail address: recruitment.yemen@zoa.ngo

It is highly important that you mention the job title in the Subject field of your email in order to be considered for this vacancy. Kindly put the following in the subject field: Food & Livelihood Officer

يرجى ذكر إسم الوظيفة مع المدينة في حقل موضوع البريد الإلكتروني عند التقديم 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and only completed applications will be accepted

Deadline for application: 14th of Sep. 2019

  • Employer: ZOA
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Al Hodaida, Hajjah
  • Posted on: 3 September 2019
  • Deadline: 14 September 2019