FSL and Resilience Advisor

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  • Addis Ababa
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: As per SC Scale

Save the Children

Jobs Vacancy  in Ethiopia: Save the Children is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of FSL and Resilience Advisor  in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Job Title: FSL and Resilience Advisor

(Save the Children Job in Ethiopia 2021)

Vacancy  in Ethiopia by Save the Children

Job Overview

  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade:  Managerial Level
  •  Years of Experience:  5+
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project Management and Development, Agriculture, Food Security, Rural Development, , climate change, natural resources
  • Closing Date: Jun 26,  2021



  •  The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and Resilience Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to define and deliver our strategic ambition for Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), resilience, climate change adaptation and nutrition sensitive agriculture in Ethiopia.  The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development.  It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.  The role will work closely operations colleagues and with partners in Ethiopia CO, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organizations.
  • This role includes a focus on external representation on priority issues including nutrition-sensitive programming, financial inclusion, market-based programming, youth and women economic empowerment, cash programming, Household Economy Approach (HEA) and livelihoods resilience building. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
    •  Reports to: FSL and Resilience Thematic Director
    • Staff reporting to this post: no direct reports but expected to provide coaching and mentoring support to operational and other technical colleagues and local partners
    • Budget Responsibilities: None
    • Role Dimensions: The role is expected to foster relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including Save the Children members, the Country Office Programme Development & Quality team, advocacy colleagues, Regional Advisors, technical counterparts in other organization, donors, academia etc. The role is also expected to engage with internal technical working groups and communities of practice.

    Context: Humanitarian / Humanitarian and development

  • Primary Technical area: FSL, resilience, nutrition sensitive programing, social protection
  •  Primary Sub technical area: Adolescent Skills for Successful Empowerment                                                                                                A.KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:                                   
  •   Programme Quality in Design & Implementation                             Provide technical leadership for FSL for the Country Office, and set the strategic approach in relation to the wider country strategy
  •   Build capacity of national staff and partners in key technical approaches related to FSL
  •   Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):                         Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children
  •  Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality FSL and nutrition sensitive programmes for children, building on global best practice
  •  Ensure that gender, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.
  •  Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation with a strong focus on child participation.
    •  Promote a Systems Strengthening approach as the overarching framework, that supports working in collaboration and partnership with governments and local partners and working towards impact, scale and sustainability
    •    Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches and global evidence); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.
    • Promote and monitor integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of FSL  programmes at the community level.
    • Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) teams to carry out gender and power analysis, and conduct quality monitoring against international standards through participatory methodologies that promote gender equality and social justice (including child-friendly and gender sensitive/transformative methodologies);
    •  Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of disaggregated data, evidence and analysis (including gender and power analysis) and understands its link to quality and accountable programming; Contribute to strengthening the use of equality-focused programme principles and good practice across themes and sectors.
    •   Undertake field visits to project sites; work with implementation teams to understand impacts, operational challenges, and continuously identify opportunities for learning and improvement
    •    Contribute to organisational learning on FSL, ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared across the Country Office and our partners, as well as with colleagues in the wider regional and global FSL community in Save the Children. This will include gathering and sharing learning internally with the FSL TWG as well as externally. Learning will focus on issues such as the effectiveness of multisectoral approaches and/or the integration of HEA in FSL programmes..
    •  Support Humanitarian colleagues (as needed) to develop emergency preparedness plans, and conduct sectoral assessments (including gender analysis, using SC assessment processes and tools) and to design and deliver emergency response and recovery programmes. Ensure synergies between humanitarian INSERT THEMATIC AREA teams, data and programme design.
    •    Monitor trends in order to ensure early action; and lead technical design and implementation and technical coordination of humanitarian responses. Ensure links with other relevant thematic areas in emergency setting.                                                                                                                                                      Networking & External Engagement:
    •   In alignment with Country Office strategy and leadership, engage in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in-country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in FSL from others through national technical coordination and networking bodies such as clusters and working groups such as  Nutrition, Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, Cash & Markets HTWG , DRM-ATF Clusters, Cash Working Groups, FAO, WFP and relevant national coordination platforms.

      o  Strengthen civil society engagement in national dialogues and policy processes as well as private sector engagement for inclusive growth and innovations through working closely with advocacy and child rights governance colleagues Ensure that the diverse voices of children, girls and boys are equitably heard and represented across our FSL area of work.

      o  Represent the program to National and Local government representatives, donors, partner agencies, etc. as required.

      o  Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.

      o   Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centres of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back. 

      SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)    Accountability:

      •  Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
      •   Holds suppliers accountable to deliver on their responsibilities


      •  Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and takes responsibility for their own personal development
      • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
      •   Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


      • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
      •    Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.


      • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
      •  Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach                                            Integrity:
      •  Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
      •   Displays consistent excellent judgement

Job Requirements


  •  Education
  • BSC Degree in Agriculture, Food Security, Rural Development, , climate change, natural resources or related fields                                                      EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
  • 10 years of experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes in the field of food security and livelihoods, nutrition sensitive interventions, Resilience, Early Warning, etc
  • Understanding of the food security and livelihoods sector in Ethiopia
  • Familiar with nutrition-sensitive approaches, financial inclusion, market-based programming, youth and women economic empowerment, cash programming, Household Economy Approach (HEA) and graduation and livelihoods resilience building approaches.
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising USAID, DfiD, European Commission, Private Sector Foundations (e.g. Mastercard or Ford Foundation), etc
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights (e.g. Food Security/Nutrition assessments, Household Economy Analysis, market assessment (PCMA, EMMA), labour market assessments, market system/value chain analysis, gender analysis, Cost of the Diet, cost barrier analysis, Hazard Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment – non exhaustive list)
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Fluent in English and Amharic; and high level of English writing skills.   Generic Competencies
  • Being the Voice of Children: Promotes evidence-based policy and public engagement that includes the voices of children and their communities
  • Advancing Equality & Inclusion: Displays a commitment to ensuring everything we do considers the most deprived and marginalised children and adolescent
  • Building & Strengthening Partnerships: Promotes working with diverse partners as critical to delivery
  •     Child Rights: Promotes the rights of children in own work and in work with colleagues and peers

Additional job responsibilities

  •  The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
  • Equal Opportunities
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI’s global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gender Equality Policies, supported by relevant procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

  • We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Safeguarding our Staff:

  •    The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy.                                                                             Health and Safety
  • The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SC Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. The duty station of the position holder will be in Addis Ababa This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only
  •           The Organization
    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
    • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
    • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
    • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to Apply

Application Information:

  •  Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at http://www.savethechildren.net/careers
  •   We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
  • All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.      

Interested applicants who meet the MINIMUM requirements should apply using the below link: