International Relief and Development Job Vacancy: Livelihoods Officer, Jordan

IRD is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization responsible for implementing relief and development programs worldwide. IRD’s mission is to empower the world’s most vulnerable communities to achieve self-sufficiency through innovative solutions, applied knowledge and targeted expertise. IRD is implementing programs in countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.
The Livelihoods Officer will report to the Director of Governance and will play a pivotal role in providing technical and management support to SESII activities on facilitating sustainable livelihoods interventions with Local Councils and partner CSOs/NGOs.
Job Function/ Description:
  • Ensure that projects are designed with agricultural technology focus aimed at creating self-sufficiency, as well as enhancing the food security status of farmers’ households/local communities in Syria.
  • Ensure that the agricultural potential in the region is assessed with an aim of improving on the existing systems and water management practices for increased crop production and farm productivity.
  • Responsible for technical management of the Livelihood SESII interventions through remote management. This includes designing livelihood activities which will be implemented for local Councils and/or CSO partners.
  • Identify and design interventions that link the restoration of essential services with livelihood opportunities for community stability
  • Develop technical training modules for support to livelihood activities
  • Support economic livelihoods and capacity building activities for partner communities
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagements with critical development stakeholders
  • Build up the capacity of project team on skill based innovative sustainable livelihood community models.
Required Education & Experience:
  • BA in Agriculture Economics or Agriculture/ or related field.
  • Minimum five (5+) years of experience in same position.
Skills Required:
  • Professional technical skill desired training in Agriculture
  • Experience with sustainable livelihood and food security programs
  • Knowledge of income generating activities (IGAs), small and micro enterprises (SMEs), agricultural and livestock production marketing and value chains and cash based interventions.
  • Experience with international donors and/or other international organizations preferred.
  • Fluent in verbal and written communication in both English and Arabic.
Success Factors:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for colleagues. Must be capable of working both individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment.
  • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours.
  • Tactfulness, enthusiasm towards assigned tasks, good human relationship skills, integrity, honesty, and the ability to work under pressure to accomplish work tasks within assigned time periods.
  • Good communication skills, Strong team player with high team spirit and positive attitude.
IRD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, Teach America and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 20 November 2016