Livelihoods Advisor, Horn of Afica Child Wasting Initiative at Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide

Full Time
Posted 7 months ago

Livelihoods Advisor, Horn of Africa Child Wasting Initiative

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 10 years

Location: Nairobi

Job Field: Agriculture / Agro-Allied, Project Management

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and technical support on livelihood components of the CWI to country teams for program design, implementation, and impact measurement.
  • Ensure timely and high-quality reports, and accurate information for monthly, partner, and donor reports.
  • Build technical capacity of program teams through remote support, country visits, formal trainings, webinars, workshops, and evaluations.
  • Synthesize and document evidence and learning from the program for policy and practice improvement.
  • Provide general support to programs, including leading on Contextual Analysis, Conflict Analysis, and assessing market systems.
  • Develop relationships with other agencies in the area of livelihoods, represent Concern in national and regional fora.
  • Support the Advocacy unit in regional and international policy discussions related to livelihoods.
  • Contribute to the prioritization, design, implementation, and dissemination of operational research in livelihoods.
  • Potentially be deployed to support emergency responses in program areas.


  • Adhere to and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and associated policies.
  • Participate and contribute to Concern’s emergency response as necessary.
  • Take measures to meet Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Line Manager.

Person Specification:

Minimum Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Postgraduate degree in a livelihoods-related field (agronomy, food security, ecology, social science, economics, development studies, or related field).
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in livelihoods in an NGO, development agency, or the private sector.
  • Experience in implementing livelihood programs with a sound understanding of at least three of the following areas: Agriculture, Food Security, Market System Development, Cash and Voucher Assistance, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation, and Environment.
  • Strong understanding of livelihood programming in fragile and resource-poor settings, especially in emergency and conflict settings.
  • Strong understanding of gender issues in relation to livelihoods programs and practical ways to promote gender equality.
  • Experience working in integrated, multi-sectoral programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills in English.
  • Ability to travel internationally, at least 40%, in fragile and conflict-affected contexts, sometimes with short notice.


  • Experience in market systems development approach.
  • Understanding of adaptive program management concepts such as anticipatory action, crisis modifier, early warning early action.
  • Experience supporting the rollout of cross-cutting approaches within livelihoods.
  • Experience in livelihoods analysis, field surveys, use of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) tools, and nutrition-sensitive programming.
  • Experience working with research institutions, coordination fora, and other relevant international livelihoods institutions.
  • Prior work experience with Concern in one of the country programs.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • High integrity and demonstrated ability to follow standards and policies.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.
  • Commitment to adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in the Code of Conduct and Associated Policies.

Application Deadline: Friday 22nd December 2023

Method of Application: Send your detailed CV with three referees and Cover Letter to with the subject of the email as ‘Livelihoods Advisor, HoA’. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Job Features

Job CategoryAgriculture / Agro-Allied, Project Management

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