FOOD SECUIRTY, NUTRITION & LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST At CARE


ANNOUNCEMENT OF RECRTUITMENT TO CARE INTERNATIONAL FOOD SECUIRTY, NUTRITION & LIVELIHOODS SPECIALIST CONSULTANCIES – FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT

CARE In The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Caucasus and Balkans Regions

CARE in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Caucaus and Balkans is seeking highly-skilled Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods (FSNL) Specialists who are willing to work with CARE for a long-term basis under a ‘Consultancy Framework Agreement.’ The Consultancy Framework Agreement is an arrangement that permits CARE to retain one or more qualified individual consultants for multiple consultancy assignments within a 24-month period. After a competitive procurement process, one or several consultants will be recruited to the Framework Agreement under a generic Terms of Reference (See below TOR) that broadly define the nature and scope of services required for the duration of the FSNL Specialists Framework Agreement.The criteria for selection is predicated on the below points:

  1. These consultants would be required to respond to potential consultancies within in five working days – either to express interest or disinterest – and to deploy when CARE’s organization needs demand in the MENA, Caucasus and Balkans regions that fall under CARE’s regional model.
  2. These consultants would be required for short-term (1-3 weeks) and medium-term (4-12 weeks.) deployments.
  3. These consultants will be hired under the Framework Agreement for the period of 24 months initially, which could be extendable1
    The Terms of Reference for FSNL Specialists is below:
  4. Overview:
    CARE USA is one of the world’s leading multi-mandate aid agencies, fighting poverty and injustice in over 104 countries worldwide and helping 65 million people each year find routes out of poverty, with a specific focus on the empowerment of women and girls.
    1 Upon mutual agreement of CARE MENA RMU and Consultant, the term of this agreement may be extended for another 24 months. Such extension may be made subject to the terms and conditions in the framework agreement signed by each consultant.
    In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) CAucaus and Balkans Region, CARE operates in 11 countries or sub-regions, which include: Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia), Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territories (West‐Bank & Gaza), Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. While the size and scope of programming vary considerably from one country office to another, sectors that are consistently targeted in MENA include in humanitarian responses and development programs: sexual and reproductive health; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); shelter; food nutrition security, women and youth’s economic empowerment, gender-based violence (GBV), a life free from violence, gender equality, and women’s voice; climate justice, inclusive governance, and building resilience. Due to the size and portfolio of the programming in the MENA region, CARE RMU and country presences need time to time additional human resource support to cover critical program areas. Therefore, CARE in the MENA region has put arrangements to select pre-qualified consultants and deploy them when sudden surges in demand occur during emergencies or fill capacity gaps in the region. This mechanism enables country office/ regional operations to manage when their staff resources are insufficient or need urgent support.
  5. Responsibilities:
    The overall objective of this assignment is to provide technical support for assessment, response analysis, design and implementation of the food security, nutrition & livelihoods components of CARE’s programs (emergency and development). The FSNL Specialists will need to ensure response to immediate food security, nutrition & livelihoods issues with simultaneous consideration of longer term needs and possible scenarios. Depending on the situation the specialist may need to take a very active role in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with the country specific Food Security and Nutrition Clusters and other stake holders and technical agencies relevant to the sector.
    The specific objectives below describe the overall scope of work for possible assignments under the FSNL Specialist Consultancy Framework Agreement. The overall scope of work below serves as an “umbrella” of possible future assignments brought to the FSNL Specialist Consultancy Framework Agreement. Consultants are expected to touch on one or more of the relevant sub-categories included in the Consultancy Framework Agreement. The list below describes the overall scope of work that is inclusive of all future assignments. The deadlines for these assignments depend on the assignment’s nature and the project timeline the assignment is associated with.
    Expected roles and responsibilities 1 Conduct capacity building for CARE and partners’ staff
    Provide in-country or remote capacity-building, with support from global CARE teams (emergency and development), and using the CARE guidelines and tools, to ensure that gender and protection considerations are fully considered. 2 Support program or project design
    Contribute to new business development opportunities (concept notes, proposals), including (and not limited to) needs assessments, surveys, etc. and ensure that recommendations of gender analysis are integrated in the program, and that gender is fully considered throughout the project cycle with women being enabled to influence decision-making around nutrition and /or food security issues
    Recommend comprehensive and effective actions for response which may include both food and cash-based interventions and recuperative programs to address moderate and severe acute malnutrition, as well as climate-smart interventions.
    Support increased food production by repairing or rehabilitating essential livelihood infrastructure and value chains, improving access to quality seeds and other inputs, and introducing low cost, environmentally-friendly technology such as solar panels and organic farming practices. 3 Provide technical support for project implementation
    Short-term deployments to provide technical support to kick-off the FSNL component of projects or provide technical support and recommendations during project implementation. This includes development and implementation of needs assessments, detailed work plans, detailed specifications of food baskets or other types of kits (seeds, tools, …), value of cash/voucher transfers, greening of aid, climate-smart interventions, etc. 4 Contribute to evaluations and case studies
    Participate in monitoring field visits and evaluation activities including process, market and impact monitoring and capture learning and feedback to improve the FSNL programming.
    Document learnings in case studies.
    Participate in (internal) review meetings to identify lessons learned from FSNL programming
  6. Required Skills and Requirements: ▪ At least five years of relevant professional experience (designing and implementing FSNL programming) in the MENA region or countries, especially in protracted crises, and those are vulnerable to natural hazards and economic shocks. ▪ Extensive experience at the international level in FSNL programming and training. ▪ Market assessments and analysis. ▪ Climate-smart agriculture.
    ▪ Good experience in donor requirements and regulations for FSNL programming. ▪ Good interpersonal and communication skills. ▪ English and Arabic are a must. ▪ Be able to promptly respond to calls for proposals in a short time (within 5 business days); ▪ Be able to accommodate short turnaround time (varies depending on the nature of the assignment, typically between 1-12 weeks);
  7. How to Apply:
    In order to apply to the Framework Agreement, CARE kindly requests the interested individuals to send a) a cover letter b) an updated CV c) a daily rate in USD for 20 working days deployment and d) a daily rate for more than 20 days up to 90 days (if it is different and more competitive daily rate for long term deployment) to MENA.frameworkagreement@care.org with a subject line: Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Specialist on or before May 9th, 2022.
    Successful applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview to further clarify terms and conditions of employment under this Framework Agreement for Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Specialists.

How to apply

n order to apply to the Framework Agreement, CARE kindly requests the interested individuals to send

a) a cover letter

b) an updated CV

c) a daily rate in USD for 20 working days deployment and

d) a daily rate for more than 20 days up to 90 days (if it is different and more competitive daily rate for long term deployment) to MENA.frameworkagreement@care.org with a subject line: Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Specialist on or before May 9th, 2022.
Successful applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview to further clarify terms and conditions of employment under this Framework Agreement for Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Specialists.

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