Food Security and Livelihoods Assistant- North

Food Security and Livelihoods Assistant- North
Deadline for applications: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Location: North
Working area:
Job Description

Child Safeguarding:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.



The influx of Syrians has created labour competition, decreasing daily wages and reducing the number of days work each household is able to access. This has resulted in less purchasing power for both Syrians and Lebanese families. Additionally, rent, food and some non-food prices have increased as a result of border closures. The combination of decreased income and increased cost of essential expenditure is causing many households to engage in negative coping strategies, such as sending children to work, depleting assets and savings, and taking debt. Save the Children is seeking assistants to deliver humanitarian assistance in order to ensure a smooth implementation of food security and livelihoods projects.  This includes the implementation of cash projects (conditional, unconditional, cash-for-work) as a mechanism for assistance, vocational trainings and small business development. 



Reports to: Food Security and Livelihoods Officer

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None



Programme Implementation:

  • Contribute to the registration and verification of beneficiaries by collecting appropriate data
  • Conduct trainings and sensitization and awareness sessions for beneficiaries and other stakeholders
  • Conduct household interviews and focus group discussions to collect information, as needed
  • Act as a liaison between communities and the Save the Children office; maintain good relationships with beneficiaries and local leaders/authorities; and report any identified issues to the FSL Officer
  • Act as the focal point for Cash for Work and/or Community Improvement activities in specific municipalities and Informal Settlements and ensure transparency and accountability from community and committee leaders: assist committees with the identification of community activities and the writing of proposals and budgets; conduct regular monitoring to ensure beneficiary participation and transparency
  • Participate in the distribution of beneficiary ID and ATM cards and in-kind items to pre-identified beneficiaries
  • Coordinates with Save the Children’s other sectors (education, child protection, health/nutrition and shelter) to ensure integrated and efficient programming, including ensuring the cross-referral of beneficiaries
  • Contribute to weekly and monthly planning and submit regular reports to Officer

 Programme Monitoring:

  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of activities by collecting appropriate data from selected beneficiaries, using pre-made questionnaires
  • Collect market data from local shops and suppliers
  • Conduct awareness sessions on Save the Children’s Feedback Mechanism System, and encourage its use
  • Contribute to data entry, as needed
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.


  • Degree in Economics, Finance, International Relations, Development studies or similar field
  • Minimum 1 year of experience in development programs, preferably working in food security & livelihoods, and with experience with distributions
  • Experience in field work and community mobilization
  • Experience in conducting training and sensitization sessions for communities and beneficiaries
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English
  • Computer skills (especially Excel)
  • Strength in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to change work practices and hours, and capability to work in insecure environment 
  • Available to travel in country
  • Cash transfer programming
  • NGO experience
  • Familiarity with refugee communities in country of operation
  • Familiarity with the Qobayat region


Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education:
Arabic: Very Good English: Very Good French:
Period: 31 December 2017
Submission guidelines: Kindly mention in the subject the position you are applying for
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