Emergency Food Security Consultant

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: FHI 360
Closing date: 9 Feb 2021


FHI 360 is harnessing its four decades of development experience to provide humanitarian assistance in crisis-affected countries. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team (CRT) meets the urgent needs of people whose lives are jeopardized by conflict, disaster or displacement. FHI 360’s Crisis Response Team is looking to expand operations and technical programming in Tigray, Ethiopia to respond to the current crisis.

Scope of Work

In this particular context, the Crisis Response Team requires the services of a highly skilled Food Security Consultant to support HQ staff by participating in a scoping mission trip to conduct assessments and start-up an integrated humanitarian program. The Emergency Food Security Consultant will engage with cluster leads, government of Ethiopia officials, health facility-based personnel, and other NGO partners to discuss the pressing needs and challenges of the impacted area. The consultant will conduct field-based assessments in future operational areas to ascertain food security needs with respect to sector specific best practices, barriers to access, and potential for innovative interventions. The consultant must also have a strong background in humanitarian programming and experience with rapid startups.

Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:

· Lead the team’s efforts in the Food Security sector during the startup and implementation phase, ensuring the programming design meets the technical standards.

· Assess community infrastructure and service-provider capabilities, identify support needs and gaps.

· Contribute to concept note, program budget, and technical narrative proposal design for protection related programming.

· Develop partnerships with local service providers, implementing partners, and local government entities as well as attend protection cluster meetings.

· Work with operation staff to ensure commodities are procured, handled, and managed properly.

· Work with technical and management coordinators of FHI 360’s Crisis Response team in identifying needs; target locations, supply chain routes, actors and mechanisms to ensure time-critical assistance is delivered to affected people.


· Produce field assessment reports specific to food security strategies and approaches. **

· Contribute to proposal design including technical narrative, budget, and implementation plan for food security programming. **

· Initiate start-up activities for food security.**

Location of Work

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Tigray, Ethiopia

Important Note: Applicant should research COVID-19 measures and the associated risks of this location before submitting an application.


Level of Effort: 2 Months

Period of Engagement: Mid to late February – end of April 2021

Travel and accommodations are provided

Timetable and Address for Submission

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Food Security Consultant – Crisis Response”.


  • Master’s degree or its International Equivalent, experience in Nutrition, Public Health, or related technical field
  • Proven experience with food security programming
  • At least 8 years of professional experience in designing, implementing, or supporting food security programming, specifically within a humanitarian context
  • Skilled in developing responsive, evidence-based program designs
  • Demonstratable experience designing and leading technical assessments using appropriate methodologies; strong background in monitoring and evaluation preferred
  • Experience coordinating complex programs with the UN cluster/sector system, experience as a cluster co-lead is preferred

How to apply:

Respond via e-mail with attached document in MS Word / pdf format.

Applications must be prepared in English and delivered electronically by 9 February 2021, 11:59PM EDT. Please send by email to CrisisResponse@fhi360.org with subject line “Emergency Food Security Consultant – Crisis Response”.


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