The Cluster Coordinator will provide leadership for the implementation of the six IASC core functions of the cluster and specifically to:
1. To Support service delivery by
Providing a platform that ensures service delivery is driven by the Strategic Response Plan and transition priorities.
Implementing common mechanisms to eliminate duplication of service delivery.
Ensuring that the Food Security Cluster covers all identified food security needs of the affected population and not only those relating to IDPs or the specific mandate of individual members of the Cluster.
Act as the administrative hub of all cluster activities
2. To inform the HC/HCT’s strategic decision-making by
In collaboration with OCHA, preparing needs assessments and analysis of gaps (across and within sectors, using information management tools as needed).
Provide at Food Security Cluster or at inter-cluster level food security needs assessments, including participatory assessments.
Identifying and finding solutions for (emerging) gaps, obstacles, duplication and cross-cutting issues.
3. To plan and implement the strategy by
Implementing cluster transition plans that directly support the downsizing strategy Applying and adhering to common standards and guidelines.
Provide transparent direction to the development of common funding criteria, resource mobilization and prioritization within the Cluster for inclusion in appeals and pooled funds processes.
Provide oversight of Activity Info (4W) collection, collation, and dissemination of IM products to partners.
4. To monitor and evaluate performance by
Periodically assessing the performance of the Food Security Cluster through the utilization of the Cluster Performance Monitoring Tool and ensure that the information generated is then shared with partners for further learning and knowledge management.
Ensuring that cluster coordination mechanisms are adapted over time to reflect the capacities of local actors and the engagement of development partners.
Ensure adequate reporting and effective information sharing, with due regard for age and gender disaggregation.
5. Build national capacity in preparedness and contingency planning.
Drawing lessons learned from past activities and revising transition implementation accordingly; Serve as a forum devolving operational coordination and problem solving within the various Food Security coordination groups in the region
Ensuring adequate contingency planning and preparedness for new emergencies and seasonal adaptation of responses at partner level at sub-national level
Enhance capacity building through in-country training with a specific focus on Activity Info database
Identifying concerns that contribute to HC and HCT messaging and action. Undertaking advocacy on behalf of the cluster, cluster members, and affected people. Authority:
Represent the Food Security Cluster in meetings with sectoral and external interlocutors. Co-Chair Cluster meetings with WFP/FAO focal points
Issue reports and makes advocacy statements on behalf of the Cluster.
Upon consultations with Cluster participants, take a final decision over format and frequency of meetings, designation of focal points and the establishment of sub-groups/working groups and ad hoc/task-related bodies for specific issues.
Secure from Cluster participant’s minimum commitments on participation in activities. Initiate measures to ensure that Principles of Partnership are fully respected in managing coordination mechanisms.
-Perform any other duties as required.
DELIVERABLES AT THE END OF THECONTRACT
Implement Cluster Transition Plan in support of the downsizingstrategy
Oversee Information Management tasks for the cluster in collaboration withOCHA
Liaison with other Programme and Administrative units and external stakeholders in support of FSC objectives
Working Group and Sub-National Focal Points identified andoperational
Education: Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Fluency in the Arabic and Kurdish Language is highly desirable.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 years as minimum requirement of relevant (international) professional experience in humanitarian response at junior to mid- level including in the food security sector. Current knowledge and experience of the humanitarian response in Iraq.
Knowledge & Skills: Excel, food security modalities expertise, excellent analytical and writing skills; excellent teamwork and management skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and good negotiation and problem-solving skills
- Job Location
- Erbil, Iraq
- Company Industry
- Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit
- Company Type
- Non-Profit Organization
- Job Role
- Employment Type
- Full Time Employee
- Monthly Salary Range
- Number of Vacancies
- Job Ref.
- Career Level
- Years of Experience
- Min: 3