Livelihoods Support Supervisor
International Emergency and Development Aid (IEDA Relief)
Last Date: May 20, 2011
Livelihoods Support Supervisor
Station – Liberia
Contract - 6 months renewable contingent on funding
Reference: INT IEDALIB003
Emergency and Development Aid (IEDA Relief), is a Not-for-profit organization
specializing in international development and humanitarian assistance and
certified 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
The mission of IEDA
Relief is to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable people by tackling the
underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient and
achieve full potential. IEDA Relief works to empower communities in conflict
torn and disaster affected areas to save lives, sustain human dignity and
restore a healthy community. IEDA Relief serves vulnerable people in need,
regardless of their belief, culture, language, custom, sect, ethnicity and/ or
IEDA Relief Liberia, Inc is an implementing partner of UNHCR in
Liberia to provide livelihoods support for non – encamped Ivorian refugees and
host households in Nimba County.
The Livelihoods Support Supervisor assists the Livelihoods Area
Manager and Livelihoods Program Officer in the daily smooth running of the
agricultural support and vocational skills development component of the IEDA
Relief Livelihoods Program in Liberia.
The position is key in determining the provision of quality
support to Ivorian refugees and host family households in 16 communities in
Nimba valley. Key deliverables will include working directly with field teams to
ensure periodic monitoring and evaluation of program functions and enabling
collaboration with other organizations.
the support of the Livelihoods Area Manager and Program Officer, develop
effective strategies for effecting sustainable livelihoods support to non
encamped Ivorian refugees and host families in Liberia
Conduct surveys, need assessments, data and information collection as and when
required for the on-going associations program or future project proposals.
Reinforce direction and leadership in program implementation through a
coordinated approach that ensures recognition of different partner approaches
towards the improvement of livelihoods for the Ivorian refugees and host
Participate in UN and partner coordination meetings and community meetings to
Monitor and maintain coordination with the county and community local government
and Ivorian refugee heads for all areas in which the IEDA Relief Liberia
Livelihoods Program operate.
Supervise activities of the Livelihoods coordinator on a day to day basis
ensuring timely program reports are brought in to the Livelihoods Program
Officer for reporting
to the attention of the Livelihoods Program Officer areas where formal
agreements should be made
Provide technical leadership on the development of livelihood activities
including income generation, cash for work and market identification as
prioritized by communities and local authorities through technical best
practices and targeted trainings.
Contribute to development and review of country program specific strategic
Ensure all associations programs activities are in line with government
Provide technical input on IEDA Relief’s associations programs including
partnerships with local NGOs.
Recruit and supervise associations program assistants including setting
associations program tasks to ensure the fulfillment of associations program
a thorough knowledge of the IEDA Relief Livelihoods program support process,
including program timeframe and impact
Coordinate closely with the Livelihoods Area Manager, other Livelihood Program
officers, community liason officers, other technical staff, to ensure project
activities are integrated into an overall return plan.
Maintain, monitor and measure project implementation data entry. Keeping the
Livelihoods Program Manager and Coordinator informed at all times. Track project
impact, standards, and operational compliance.
Assist with overall program development and future proposals for program
Direct supervision and editing of data-entry of program information, as
assigned. Develop charts, statistical reports and data-bases as required by
Livelihoods Program Officer.
duties as assigned.
Position will directly supervise the Livelihoods Coordinator and
provide technical assistance to Livelihoods Trainers and Community Liaison
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH:
Manager and field officers on the ground.
Third level qualification in agronomy,
agricultural economics, development studies or related field
Minimum of three years overseas
experience, preferably in Africa working for an international NGO in a
A conceptual and practical
understanding of the livelihoods security framework
Experience in personnel and budget
Ability to use initiative and work
with limited supervision, organized, motivated and reliable
Demonstrated knowledge and experience
in project Management
Demonstrated skills in training or
Ability to work closely with
Government structures and other NGOs
Excellent written and oral
communication skills in English.
Ability to write proposals.
Proven ability to be an effective
supervisor of staff of varying levels of responsibility.
Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and
Office programs and the Internet
Willingness to travel frequently (50%
of time) and work in challenging environment
are encouraged to apply
apply: Please send your application at
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy
closing date for completed applications is Friday 20 May 2011.
the urgent nature of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed as they
come in and candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date. All
candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible
before the closing date. The successful candidate will be expected to take up
the post as soon as is reasonably practical.
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