Food Security & Livelihood Expert F/M

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Solidarités International

Food Security & Livelihood Expert F/M
Job Description:

Date of start desired : As Soon As Possible

Type of contract : Fixed term contract : until 31/12/2024

Localisation : France Métropolitaine ou Dakar, Amman, Bangkok


SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international NGO which, for over 40 years, has been helping people affected by armed conflict and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Present in more than twenty countries, the SI teams – made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at head office and a number of volunteers – work with professionalism and commitment, while respecting different cultures.

Solidarités International’s FSL interventions support populations from the shock absorption phase with food assistance and go as far as strengthening the resilience of their livelihoods to cope with and adapt to future shocks (see SI’s 2025 FSL strategy for more information).The overall objective of FSL teams in the field is to ensure sustainable food and economic security for populations affected by conflict, economic or health shocks or natural disasters. The FSL sector at Solidarités International will be strengthened in 2024 with the arrival of additional resources at head office level. In particular, we want to develop our activities to strengthen the economic security of vulnerable populations by supporting their access to employment or entrepreneurship, particularly in the agricultural and food sectors.


The FSL (Food Security and Livelihoods) Regional Expert, attached to the “Red” geographical desk, supports the teams in the following countries: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan.

He/she will help to ensure that projects are of the highest possible quality, by carrying out a range of responsibilities according to the specific needs of these countries:

  • Development of the regional FSL strategy in collaboration with head office
  • Development of a portfolio of FSL projects and related technical expertise within country teams
  • Deployment and operationalisation of technical framework documents
  • Training, capacity building and coaching of teams
  • Representing SI expertise externally.

In order to fulfil these responsibilities, 50% of the time will be spent in the countries in the region.


TRAINING: Agronomist/agricultural engineer, agricultural or veterinary technician, studies in rural development, geography, economics, local development, food safety.

EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years’ experience in humanitarian missions or at head office on Food Security and Livelihoods projects or programs (including at least two years as coordinator or technical advisor).

Experience in one or more of the following approaches: agro-ecology, territorial approach, value chain, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, adaptation to climate change.

Experience in one or more of the country of operations would be an asset.


  • Skills in the design, management and coordination of FSL projects (food assistance, support for agriculture/livestock/fishing, support for employability and entrepreneurship, development of agricultural and food markets, natural resource management).
  • Skills in cash transfers and market-based approaches
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting approaches (mentioned above), in particular approaches that enable FSL interventions to have a longer-term impact
  • Skills in carrying out FSL assessments and technical studies related to the FSL sector (agrarian assessment, market analysis, value chain studies, etc.).
  • Skills in designing and implementing FSL tools and methodologies
  • Skills in carrying out interim or final project evaluations
  • Skills in developing training modules and conducting training courses
  • Good command of the analytical frameworks, methodologies and key indicators of the FSL sector.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools in sociology and/or anthropology is a plus


  • Microsoft Office
  • Database management software


  • English- Professional
  • French – Professional – capacity to engage with all HQ stakeholders
  • Any language of the countries of intervention is a plus.


  • Commitment and interest in humanitarian action
  • Organisational skills, adaptability and autonomy
  • Responsiveness, taking the initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills, network management/animation
  • Good teaching skills


Type of contract

Fixed-term contract, 7 months. Contract until 31 december 2024


Remuneration according to profile and location of the position (headquarters contract or expatriate contract).


Position carried out from France: Possibility of teleworking: 4, 12 days per month or 100%, in agreement with the current Teleworking Charter and the manager (monthly flat rate paid for the 100% TT modality); Mutual insurance company covered at 80%; Luncheon voucher covered at 60%; Transport Île de France covered at 50%;

Position carried out outside from France : Per Diem ; Breaks:During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with a USD 850 break allowance, allocated by Sl). To these breaks periods, SI grants one (1) additional rest day per month worked; Insurance package**:** Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which refunds all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

The position is likely to be primarily based in Bangkok, except if the candidate has a standing visa/work permit in Myanmar.


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If yes, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Please note that CV-only applications will not be considered, and that the vacancy may close before the deadline.

Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Sl:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

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