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Food Security Advisor Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Based in Nairobi, Kenya, with extensive international travel

Start date:
 January 2012

Contract length:
 3 years

Tearfund is seeking an experienced
 food security specialist to support our partners, country representatives, and operational teams across 25-30 countries in developing country-level food security strategies and activities. 

The advisor will be based in our Nairobi hub office, and an estimated 30-40% of her/his time will be spent supporting countries in the East and Central Africa region, but the job’s scope is global and will involve frequent international travel.

In addition to her/his programme development role, the advisor will be responsible for maintaining and disseminating food security programming tools and leading Tearfund’s institutional learning in the sector.

S/he will also coordinate Tearfund’s global early warning systems and contingency planning for slow-onset food security crises in Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America. The advisor will report to the Head of the Disaster Management Unit in the UK.

The role will require travel of up to 20 weeks per year. Applicants will be educated to degree level and have at least ten years’ experience in designing, implementing, and managing food security programmes in developing countries. Excellent written and spoken English is essential.

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues. This role is unaccompanied.

Competitive salary and benefits will be offered

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