Expert Food Security Cluster Coordination*

Country: Central African Republic
Organization: Welthungerhilfe
Closing date: 8 Aug 2021

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of ten months. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Bangui, Central African Republic.

Welthungerhife has been chosen to be Co-lead along with World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for coordinating activities of the food security cluster in Central African Republic. As Expert Food Security Cluster Coordination you will assume overall responsibility for co-leadership and work closely with other key members of the Food Security Cluster; including National, Provincial or Local Governments, OCHA, UNICEF and all other cluster members. You will identify gaps in the sector’s current coverage and advocate to address these gaps amongst humanitarian actors on behalf the affected population, carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential Food Security Cluster actors and promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners.

Your responsibilities

  • Identifying learning and training opportunities for Food Security Cluster cluster members and working in increasing capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster
  • Ensuring that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law
  • Leading updating of the Food Security Cluster work plan, and co-ordinating the harmonization of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication and thus maximize resources
  • Ensuring that inter-agency response strategy for Food Security Cluster reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-wide interagency response plan, considering the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters
  • Ensuring that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation
  • Ensuring representation of the Food Security Cluster in all relevant external meetings and collect/share information as relevant
  • Participating actively with the Cluster Lead Agency to global humanitairian planning activities such as Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRPs)

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in food security, agriculture, nutrition or a related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in an emergency context
  • Several years of project management experience in nutrition and cluster coordination
  • ECHO and WFP donor experience is an added value
  • Coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure and a high level of mental and physical resilience
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to the cluster members/partners sites, field locations and stakeholder meetings, including areas with volatile local conditions
  • Excellent spoken and written French and English

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under "Our benefits".

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

How to apply:

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by August 8, 2021 by following this link. Your contact person is Carolin Moellenbeck. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

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