Food Security and Livelihood Project Assistants (2) This job has ended. You cannot apply anymore.

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Posted on 23 May, 2024
Closing on 30 May, 2024

Job Description

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Save the Children International seeks to always be a child safe organization through fulfilling its obligations to the community and through programme implementation carried out by the organization for safeguarding children and to improve their living standards of the child.


Position: 2 Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Project Assistants 

Location: Hodiedah

Grade: 5

Contract Length: As per the budget

The Opportunity:

The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Project Assistant will implement activities in an effort to address food insecurity and poor nutrition levels in the governorate. This FSL programme is comprised of unconditional cash/food assistance or other modalities. The project Assistants will have a diverse workload by assisting FSL Officers in all or some of the following: community sensitization and mobilization, beneficiary selection and registration processes, training, distribution, archiving, reports drafting, trackers initiating, and monitoring across a range of different FSL projects components. Exact tasks will be determined by the FSL Coordinator and be dependent on skills and interests.

Key Areas of Responsibilities: 

  • Carry out timely implementation of all FSL activities in the assigned areas under close coordination with the direct supervisor.
  • Coordinate with the community for conducting community sensitisation meetings/workshops to the project’s objectives, activities, and selection criteria on the village level.
  • Follow up the implementation of FSL activities with the established Community Development Committees (CDCs).
  • Coordinate with targeted communities and authorities at village level for conducting the beneficiary selection, registration and verification process.
  • Collect and maintain lists of all beneficiaries with each project activity, to be inputted by FSL Data management focal point.
  • Verify that the FSL data management focal person has a complete beneficiary database that is regularly updated.
  • Oversee distribution process, ensuring Save the Children standards and security procedures are followed.
  • Participate in regular feedback sessions on all implementation findings.
  • Ensure and evaluate project progress in order to capture and share learning from what has been done, and to facilitate a culture of continuous individual and organizational learning.
  • Send the required reports to the direct supervisor including detailed and accurate data concerning all activities assigned as well as include progress, specific challenges, and successes.
  • Respect time of the working hours, meeting deadlines, and other requests from the direct supervisor or FSL Coordinator.
  • Assist in carrying out the needed assessments and data collection from the targeted areas.
  • Assist in data entry and ensure the quality of information collected.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a country wide/global scale


  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence

displays consistent excellent judgement 


  • Preferable university degree in social science, economics, engineering, agriculture, or other relevant discipline.
  • At least two years of experience working with I/NGOs on humanitarian interventions.
  • At least one year experience in food security and livelihood interventions (food / commodity distribution, cash transfers).
  • Good at using Excel and other MS Office applications.
  • Strong ability to verbally communicate complex ideas to rural populations.
  • Good attitude, hardworking, and able to take initiative and problem solve independently.
  • Ability to work with a team and individually.
  • Good written English and ability to write good quality reports.

Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult circumstances.

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