Ended FSL Team Leader

The Job

Job title: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Team Leader
Employment category: Band G
Reporting to: Area Manager South
Direct reports: FSL Officer and Assistants    Unit/department: 
Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL)
Location:  Lahj
Authorization level: as per IDRA

Overall purpose of the role: DRC Yemen is implementing a project titled Strengthening Access to Services for Conflict Affected Individuals and Communities in Yemen. The overall objective is to provide life-saving assistance, protection and livelihood specialized services to the most vulnerable individuals and communities in Yemen through a multi-sectorial, area-based response. Part of this responses will be FSL interventions to be implemented three governorates across the country, including Lahj governorate.  The FSL Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management of FSL interventions under this project and other ongoing programmes in the south area.                                  
Responsibilities: (in bullet points) 
General Management 

•    Ensure the overall planning, implementation and reporting of FSL activities in the south, including support to agricultural activities, vocational trainings, etc. 
•    Develop procurement and spending plans, and ensure timely implementation 
•    Ensure participation in kick-off, review and closure meetings and follow-up on action point

Representation and coordination
•    Be the focal point for FSL programming and ensuring close liaison with stakeholders (trainings institutes, relevant ministries, local authorities, etc.)
•    Attend FSAC meetings at the sub-national level and update DRC senior management
•    Exchange experiences with other humanitarian actors in livelihood and agriculture sectors and ensure learnings are transferred into improved methodology. 
•    Coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture branches and agriculture research centers, farmers unions and associations whenever needed to ensure smooth project implementation
Monitoring, Reporting and Development
•    Lead the conduct of participatory meetings with the farmers to identify needs, solutions and priorities and use the findings as basis to improve quality of implementation and to develop further livelihoods projects  
•    Oversee implementation, monitor and report on achievements via regular field missions, spot checks, evaluations, regular team debriefing and reporting to supervisor.

Team Management
•    Supervise FSL team, including by defining roles and responsibilities, setting individual and team objectives and conducting appraisals for each FSL team member under her/his supervision
•    Provide inputs and participate all FSL Officers/Assistants/Casual Workers recruitments in the south
•    At least 2 field visit per/week to follow-up on implementation, identify challenges and solutions
Experience and technical competencies: (include years of experience) 
•    At least 3 years of professional experience in humanitarian assistance related assignments
•    At least 3 year of working experience in the Food Security and/or Agriculture fields
•    At least 1 year experience in team management
•    Experience in coordination, facilitating and chairing meetings, and networking;
•    Good level of analytical and report consolidation/writing skills and experience;
•    Good knowledge of basic computer application software including advanced MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and other relevant utilities required for the job;
•    Ability to use advanced communication systems such as Skype, Email, Internet, and others;
•    Ability to work in a challenging environment and to travel extensively in the assigned areas;
•    Ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and develop consensus, compromise and joint working;
•    Willingness and ability to work in multicultural and difficult environments, in often stressful and critical situations; and
•    Openness to learning, flexibility, and able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.

Education: (include certificates, licenses etc.)
•    University degree in agriculture, engineering, economics, international development, business management or related field;





Striving for excellence




Taking the lead




Demonstrating integrity


Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

•Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others
•Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.
•Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)
•    English – fluent – verbal and written
•    Arabic – Fluent – verbal and written    

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)
•    MoPIC, MOSAL and district level authorities
•    FSAC Cluster
•    Ministry of Agriculture
•    Vocational training Institutes
•    Farmers groups, unions and associations
•    Other humanitarian actors at site level
•    Internal: Protection, RRM, WaSH/CCCM, Mixed Migration, FSL, Humanitarian Mine Action and support departments    

Terms and Conditions 

The proposed employment conditions are based on DRC policy and Yemeni labor law. The selected candidate shall perform his/her duties in compliance with the DRC Code of Conduct and procedures at all times.

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 24 January 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

 Based on urgency, DRC may fill the position prior to the closing date. Please mention your name on the uploaded CV file. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Lahij
  • Posted on: 9 January 2019
  • Deadline: 24 January 2019