The Food Security and Livelihoods Advisor is an experienced Technical Specialist and part of the Technical Unit team within International Medical Corps. This position will provide technical leadership and support in the areas of food security, livelihoods, women’s economic empowerment, nutrition-sensitive agriculture and resilience programming with a focus on humanitarian, recovery and development contexts. This position will work closely with the technical unit sectors (Nutrition, WASH, Health, GBV, MEAL, Psychosocial Support, etc.) as well as colleagues from the New Business Development, Resource Development and to ensure the development and implementation of a holistic strategy. programs.

The Advisor will contribute and play a major role in the development of proposals relating to food security, nutrition-sensitive agriculture and livelihoods, food aid and other market-based approaches.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation:


Technical direction

  • Guide International Medical Corps thinking on food security and livelihoods activities, nutrition-sensitive agriculture programs, and formulate strategies and recommendations for disaster risk reduction, recovery, and development long-term responsible.
  • Provide advice to field and HQ departments on integrating food security, livelihoods, nutrition-sensitive agriculture into other sectors (health, WASH, protection, etc.), as appropriate applicable.
  • Conduct initial sector assessments and make technical recommendations for appropriate programming, both for the initial disaster response phase and for longer-term disaster risk reduction or livelihood reconstruction.
  • Assist in the development or provide technical review of proposals to ensure that proposed activities and programs align with best practices in the food security and livelihoods sector and comply with internationally accepted standards and national guidelines

Support to Country Missions

  • Write, publish case studies, disseminate success stories and share lessons learned internally and externally.
  • With national focal points, ensure the establishment and strengthening of food security and livelihood monitoring activities and link food security and early warning to livelihoods for the prevention of malnutrition.
  • Build the capacity of field staff on market-based approaches in food security and livelihoods programming and on innovative approaches to food security and livelihoods intervention.
  • Provide technical support to monitor, improve the quality and performance of food security and livelihoods programs with a focus on integration with other sectors, deepening impact, strengthening resilience and improved outcomes

New business development

  • Provide technical leadership of the proposal/new business development process, including development of consultant scopes of work, approval/business case, review of appraisal reports and concept notes incorporating food security and livelihoods.

emergency response

  • Coordinate International Medical Corps food security response, recovery and development activities across a wide range of actors within International Medical Corps, donors, host governments, the United Nations and partner NGOs to ensure programming consistency.
  • Provide food security and livelihoods support to the International Medical Corps Emergency Response Team, deploying to conduct assessments, develop an appropriate response and initiate life-saving activities food and livelihood security.


  • Actively represent International Medical Corps and serve as a technical resource person on food security and livelihoods sector networks, technical working groups and the global food security cluster

Perform other assigned duties. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily exhaustive.

Code of conduct As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps and donor compliance and ethics standards and comply with these standards.

If in a supervisory position, role model ethical behavior through own conduct and supervision of the work of others; ensure that those reporting to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards described in the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics; monitor the compliance of those you supervise; apply the International Medical Corps Code of Conduct and Ethics and policies, including the Safeguard Policy and the Protection Against Harassment, Bullying, and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fair; support employees who, in good faith, raise questions or concerns.

Backup It is the shared responsibility and obligation of all staff to safeguard and protect the populations we work with, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes protection against the following behaviors by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect or abuse of children, at-risk adults or LGBTI people; and any form of human trafficking. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which may involve conflicts of interest, fraud, corruption or harassment. If you see, hear, or learn of any violation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics or the Privacy Policy, you have an obligation to report it.

Equal opportunities International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age , disability or veteran status.



  • Usually a bachelor’s degree in a related field. A master’s degree in public health, agriculture, development economics, international development or international relations is preferred. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted, where applicable.
  • Typically 10+ years of work experience in international development or humanitarian assistance with direct field experience, at least 3 years, in food security, livelihoods, economic empowerment of women, emergency food aid, livestock, nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
  • Ability to work across sectors including health, WASH, nutrition, GBV prevention, psychosocial support, new business development and support functions.
  • Direct experience in conducting market assessments, designing and implementing food assistance as well as cash transfers in crisis-affected communities an asset.
  • Strong English communication skills such as writing proposal sections, statements of capability, SitReps; and others
  • Experience working with donors such as USG, EU, DFID and other private donors.
  • Ability to travel at least 75%


Misconduct Disclosure Regime

All offers of employment with International Medical Corps are subject to satisfactory references and background checks. International Medical Corps participates in the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Program. In line with this, we will request information from a candidate’s former employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation. when the candidate left his job. By submitting his application, the candidate confirms his understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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