Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihood and Food Security Team Leader

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Position:                                          Team Leader – LFS 

Reports to:                                     Project Coordinator – LFS / HoFO

Supervision of:                               Project Officers

Duty station:                                  Akobo, Jonglei   State

Travel:                                             30%

Project number:                             FAO-RALP

Duration and type of contract:   6 months with possibility of extension 

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity, and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships. 

  1. Role and responsibilities

    The purpose of a Team Leader is to manage the LFS project team at field office level.

    The following is a brief description of the role. 

    Generic responsibilities (max 10)

    These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.


  2. Management of project staff
Implement plan of action for delegated portfolio of LFS projects (activities, budget, and project documentation)  Day to day follow of progress in project implementation. Ensure compliance with NRC policies, FSL tools, handbooks, and guidelines. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need and explore and asses new and better ways to assist. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement. Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents.               Ensure Capacity Building of project staff and transfer key skills.   Liaison and collaboration with relevant local authorities and stakeholders Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Specific responsibilities 

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly. 

Assist LFS PC in Administration, logistic (including inventory, purchases, and requisitions, as well as IT hardware / software support), Coordination, execution and monitoring and evaluation of the Livelihood and Food Security projects in Akobo, South Sudan Monitor, evaluate and suggest changes to improve LFS activities and approach in Jonglei. Identify financial and logistical needs for training and project implementation and plan accordingly. Coordinate field activities for targeted beneficiaries, including the preparation of information and presentation of materials and supervising logistical arrangements Follow-up on weekly meeting and conduct monthly and quarterly meetings, collect accurate information and update his/her line manager of project progress. Compile monthly and quarterly narrative reports on the activities and recommend action points and way forward. Prepare and submit donor report. Manage and monitor project budget to avoid underspending and overspending. Directly supervise the Livelihood & Food Security team Conduct Work & Development Plan (WDP) performance Management review meetings with LFS officers. Ensure lesson learnt and success stories are collected and document. Contribute to NRC’s strategy, action plan, advocacy agenda, and priorities for FSL project. Contribute to the development of project proposals related to the country strategy plan. Actively participate in meetings with humanitarian partners, authorities, beneficiary, and communities relevant to the FSL team, and represent NRC in a professional manner. Do any other relevant tasks assign to by the direct supervisor.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Project planning: FSL Specialist Area operations: Support Coordinators (field office coordinators) Staff capacity building:  FSL Specialists, HR Officer & Logistics Officer Implementation: FSL Specialists 

Scale and scope of position Staff: Numbers and titles of staff directly managed by the post holder, is 4 project officers) Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with will be UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, governmental bodies Budgets: The post holder is not a budget holder but will ensure implementation of projects in line with the following budgets SSFM2307 Information: Brief description of the information resources the post holder is responsible for at CO level is contribute to monthly report and biweekly monitoring tools Legal or compliance: Non


Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

 1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

Experience from working a FSL project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context. Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Experience in administration, finance, logistics and personnel management, including training, supervision and coaching of staff. Proven communication, interpersonal, representation, negotiation, and leadership skills Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile  Fluency in English, both written and verbal 

Context related skills, knowledge, Education, and experience (shall be adapted to the specific position): 

Must have degree in Agriculture /agriculture economic, development studies etc  Knowledge of the context in Jonglei State Knowledge in Community Mobilization or related field. Knowledge of the Local language is an advantage.

2. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environments  Managing resources to optimize results. Empowering and building trust Managing performance and development Planning and delivering results

Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews: 

The Job Description The individual Work- and Professional Development Plan The Competency Framework

Must have degree in agriculture /agriculture economic, development studies etc  Knowledge of the context in Jonglei State Knowledge in Community Mobilization or related field. Knowledge of the Local language is an advantage. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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