Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor


Applications closed.


● An exciting opportunity to know that your work contributes to making the world a better place for children

● Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu Citizens and Residents

● Based in Port Vila with travel to the islands


The Organisation

Save the Children is the world's largest independent child rights development organization, making a difference to Children's lives in more than 100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term developments Save the Children secures a child's right to health, education and protection.


The Position

The role of the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Adviser is to input into strategic program development and drive program quality across Save the Children Vanuatu’s portfolio. The FSL Adviser will work closely with the extended SMT in country and counterparts within the Save the Children movement across the region and globally to ensure the development and delivery of high-quality programs. A priority for the FSL Adviser will be to work collaboratively with program teams to ensure that FSL activities are designed and delivered to high quality, and to identify opportunities for integration of FSL into our ongoing health and nutrition, education, child protection, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation programming.


Applicant must have a clear Police Check and be considered Safe to Work with children and vulnerable people.


Essential Selection Criteria

► Tertiary qualification/s in FSL and International Development and/or relevant disciplines

► Significant direct experience of implementing FSL programs for an international organisations

► Strong Training of Trainers skills and an proven experience training and supporting field officers deliver effective community mobilisation relating to FSL programs

► Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesise and process information on development and FSL issues

► Demonstrated time management, administrative, and organisational skills

► Excellent representational, advocacy and diplomatic skills to operate effectively within Save the Children and externally

► Highly developed communication skills, written and verbal, and the ability to present information clearly and effectively to a wide range of internal and external audiences, including report writing skills

► Experience in integrating climate change into ongoing developmental programs, strategies, and policies

► Successful experience in developing relationships with donors and technical partners

► A willingness to travel approximately 20% of work time as and when required


Desirable Selection Criteria

► Experience in developing concept notes and proposal for the Green Climate Fund or other climate financing institutions

► Experience in child-centred approaches to FSL

► Experience working in the Pacific

► Knowledge of Bislama and/or French


Job Description

Please read the Job Description before applying.


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below.


Do NOT email or drop off your application - ONLY online applications will be accepted.


  • Vanuatu citizens are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Applicants with a disability are encouraged to apply


Applications closed on Thursday, 09 December 2021

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