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Mon, 16/09/2019 - 17:00

Food and Nutrition Security Network Facilitator


Organisation Profile

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (WHH) was founded as the National Committee for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in 1962. Today, WHH is one of the largest private development organisations in Germany. As a non-profit, non‐political and non-denominational organisation WHH is committed to fight hunger and poverty in currently more than 50 countries all over the world. In Sierra Leone WHH has been implementing development and relief projects since 2003.

Project Description

WHH’s is implementing a project titled: Linking Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Nutrition (LANN), funded by Irish Aid. Due to food and nutrition insecurity in the country, the government of Sierra Leone and its partners have introduced several programmes to increase productivity by supporting smallholder farmers, setting up Agricultural Business Centres and diversifying agricultural production. 


Despite all the efforts made so far by various interventions, the food insecurity situation in the targeted districts of Kenema and Tonkolili remains alarming. Therefore, WHH in partnership with Concern Worldwide will be implementing a twelve months LANN project in the Kenema and Tonkolili districts. LANN aims to improve the food and nutrition security of vulnerable rural communities through an integrated community-based approach. LANN centers on a participatory nutrition education approach empowering women groups and their households to take action and address their problems, with supporting interventions in agriculture for cultivation of nutritious crops and WASH for promotion of improved hygiene practices and self-supply technologies for household sanitation. The project furthermore aims to strengthen food and nutrition security coordination mechanisms and inter-sectorial learning at district and national level through close cooperation with and capacity building of line ministries, networks and district councils.


Women are encouraged to apply


Project Name: SLE 1053 Linking Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Nutrition (LANN)

Location: Kenema

Contract Duration: 6 months; potential extension with good performance


Job Purpose

The Food and Nutrition Security/Network Coordinator is responsible for the liaising with all relevant stakeholders on the government as well as civil society at especially chiefdom and district level.  He/she facilitates of the project’s support to food and nutrition security (FNS) coordination mechanisms at district level through capacity building, inter-sectorial experience sharing and joint activities at field level, to foster discussion of the inter-sectorial nature of FNS as well as LANN approach specifically.


Line Manager(s): Project Manager


  • Ensure the networking with all relevant government and civil society stakeholders at chiefdom and district level.

  • Specifically, liaison with key FNS stakeholders such as the SUN secretariat, line ministries, district councils, NGOS and CSOs

  • Follow up on relevant FNS policies and initiatives at district and national level, to ensure alignment of the LANN approach with national policies/guidelines.

  • Promote and advocate for FNS integration in district development plans and divulgate the LANN approach

  • Support capacity building of and consolidation of district FNS networks through trainings, joint planning and advocacy 

  • Facilitation of inter-sectorial experience-sharing and learning workshops for FNS actors including civil society at chiefdom and district level

  • Develop and facilitate joint FNS outreach activities in cooperation with FNS networks based on the LANN approach 

  • Support M&E Officer in facilitation of project visits by FNS actors and sharing of project results and experiences with external stakeholders

  • Support Project Manager to organise, facilitate and/or carry out capacity building of the field staff on methodological approaches such as LANN, farmer field school, participatory forest management approach.

  • Support M&E Officer in the planning and supervision of data collection on relevant aspects of improved nutrition security / LANN approach.

Additional Responsibilities

Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Project Manager.


Experience and Education

  • Educational background in sociology/ communications / nutrition / agriculture / WASH (or another related field).

  • Professional working experience in (I)NGO setting with a focus on coordination, networking, multi-stakeholder cooperation and workshop facilitation.

  • Technical knowledge on FNS issues and experience working on FNS programs.

  • Excellent communications skills and aptitude for networking and diplomacy. 


Language: Excellent command of spoken and written English and spoken Krio and/or Mende

Computer skill

Advanced knowledge of basic office programmes (i.e. OpenOffice, MS Office, especially Word and Excel).

Excellent knowledge of modern communication technology (i.e. e-mail, Skype, Chat).

Knowledge of data processing is an asset.

Core Competencies 

  • Provide excellent communication skills.

  • Can easily interact with stakeholders.

  • Can contribute to FNS technical discussions.

  • Can think analytically.

  • (identify key issues and patterns in complex situations, plan independently)

  • Can think flexibly.

  • (adapt to situations, consolidate different views and adjust approaches)

  • Can manage resources.

  • (make decisions aimed at improving processes and performance)

  • Can work in and with teams.

  • (foster a collaborative environment and drive (a) team(s) in one direction)

  • Is diplomatic.

  • (understand other people and display cross-cultural sensitivity)

  • Can align with organisational standards.

  • (show integrity and act in compliance with organisational needs, and priorities)


Contact: Please send your Applications only through mail  (CV and Cover Letter, no support documents) to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Documents once submitted cannot be returned to the applicant. Thus, please do not submit Originals.


Closing date :16th September 2019


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