Livelihoods Officer


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 Livelihoods Officer will be part of NRC Moldova Area Office team, under the management of the Livelihoods Project Manager (PM) with the technical support from the Livelihoods Programme Development Manager (PDM). The Livelihoods Officer will be responsible for working to assess, design, implement and monitor the Livelihoods programmes. The Livelihoods Officer will also work closely with other NRC core competencies to find opportunities to integrate and complement the support provided to vulnerable communities across Moldova to enhance the population’s livelihoods security.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Adherence to all NRC policies, guidance, tools, handbooks, and procedures, specifically the NRC Global Livelihoods and Food Security (LFS) Strategy and programme policy
  2. Lead on the assessment, design, implementation and monitoring of the Moldova Livelihoods programme portfolio in line with the programme timeframes and agreements
  3. Support and collaborate with NRC’s local livelihoods partners in the area (if relevant)
  4. Research, monitor and analyse the livelihoods and economic recovery context in Moldova
  5. Identify opportunities to collaborate or work in partnership with other Livelihoods actors to best support the livelihoods needs of the population in Moldova
  6. Ensure strong engagement and accountability to all communities that NRC is working with
  7. Engage with and support the development of Livelihoods strategies and projects
  8. Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to develop tools, facilitate activities, collect useful data and learn and adapt Livelihoods interventions based on findings
  9. Ensure that NRC’s related activities are implemented within NRC’s Protection mainstreaming guidelines and report any breaches/concerns to the line manager and/or focal point for proper action.

Specific responsibilities

  1. Maintain accurate documentation of project activities project-relevant documents and data in compliance with NRC and donor requirements. Ensure maintenance and filing of the documents.
  2. Carry out Cash and livelihood vulnerability assessments and service providers mapping as well as market assessments and give necessary recommendations to the Project Manager.
  3. Take the lead in the community mobilization and targeting and monitor movement and distribution of in-kind assistance and grants maintaining a complete paper trail for all registrations, verifications, and distributions for all livelihoods and cash-related activities.
  4. Conduct regular field visits to project sites and update the Project Manager on the progress of project activities in the field.
  5. Responsible for site planning, date and location of the distribution, and crowd control.
  6. Establish strong working relationships with targeted communities, local authorities, and local partners.
  7. Supervise and provide technical support to contractors/trainers/local partners to implement business-focused training programmes.
  8. Provide mentoring and coaching to all businesses supported with grants.
  9. Implement/support implementation of the NRC Community Engagement Approach activities.
  10. Troubleshoot and report any programmatic or operational challenges.
  11. Contribute to the preparation of relevant documents, including contracts, MoUs, communication materials, reports, presentations, etc.
  12. Participate when requested in the recruitment of Project Assistants and incentive staff.
  13. Develop weekly work plans as per the overall implementation plans.
  14. Vehicle movement planning for the team according to weekly work plans.
  15. Raise procurement requisition as per procurement and spending plans.
  16. Lead on the preparation for all payments including stipends, cash grants etc.
  17. Working closely and coordinating the activities with M&E for monitoring the activities, carrying out post-distribution monitoring, and share the information with other staff.
  18. Support with referrals to other NRC sectors or through external referral mechanisms.
  19. Support the LFS PM/PDM in occasional translation support between Romanian/Ukrainian and English.
  20. Any other duties assigned by line manager as and when required.

Critical interfaces

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

  • LFS team
  • LFS partners
  • Local communities
  • Other Core Competencies namely, ICLA, WASH/Shelter, Education, UDOC and Protection.
  • Area Office Core Competency teams (assistants, officers, coordinators).
  • Support staff including Security, Logistics, Access, Finance and HR.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department
  1. Competencies

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

Generic professional competencies for this position:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience within the humanitarian sector, preferably in implementing food security and livelihoods projects
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Agriculture, Business, Social Sciences, or other related fields
  • Preferred to have knowledge of the humanitarian or development sector in Moldova along with experience and knowledge of food security in Moldova, the agri-food sector and interventions which can support people’s food needs, including food assistance, protection and production
  • Experience and knowledge of interventions which protect and promote people’s livelihoods
  • Demonstrated experience of conducting assessments
  • Fluency in English, Russian and Romanian essential, both written and verbal

Context related skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Moldova
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience of starting up new programmes and working in partnership is a plus.

2. Behavioural competencies

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Analysing
  • Handling insecure environments.

Salary: 21521 lei brut

Kindly note that empty or incomplete applications as well as CVs received via email will not be considered official and will not be processed.

Deadline 19 June 2023

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