FRANCE – Food Security & Livelihood Regional Expert – RED Desk (M/F) – PARIS/CLICHY

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  • Job number: SRH05777
  • Status: Employee
  • Area of expertise: Food Security & Livelihoods
  • Position: Headquarters positions
  • Country: France
  • Contract Type: Short term contract


Date of start desired : 01/06/2024

Type of contract : French « CDD » (Fixed term contract) until 30/11/2024

Localisation : Solidarités International Headquarter, Clichy with field visits. Working from home possibilities.

SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) is an international NGO which, for over 40 years, has been helping people affected by armed conflict and natural disasters by meeting their basic needs for food, water and shelter. Present in more than twenty countries, the SI teams – made up of expatriates, national staff, permanent staff at head office and a number of volunteers – work with professionalism and commitment, while respecting different cultures.

Solidarités International’s FSL interventions support populations from the shock absorption phase with food assistance and go as far as strengthening the resilience of their livelihoods to cope with and adapt to future shocks (see SI’s 2025 FSL strategy for more information).The overall objective of FSL teams in the field is to ensure sustainable food and economic security for populations affected by conflict, economic or health shocks or natural disasters. The FSL sector at Solidarités International will be strengthened in 2024 with the arrival of additional resources at head office level. In particular, we want to develop our activities to strengthen the economic security of vulnerable populations by supporting their access to employment or entrepreneurship, particularly in the agricultural and food sectors.


The FSL (Food Security and Livelihoods) Regional Expert, attached to the “Red” geographical desk, supports the teams in the following countries: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan.

He/she will help to ensure that projects are of the highest possible quality, by carrying out a range of responsibilities according to the specific needs of these countries:

  • Development of the regional FSL strategy in collaboration with head office
  • Development of a portfolio of FSL projects and related technical expertise within country teams
  • Deployment and operationalisation of technical framework documents
  • Training, capacity building and coaching of teams
  • Representing SI expertise externally.


In order to fulfil these responsibilities, 50% of the time will be spent in the countries in the region.





Training: Agronomist/agricultural engineer, agricultural or veterinary technician, studies in rural development, geography, economics, local development, food safety.


Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in humanitarian missions or at head office on Food Security and Livelihoods projects or programs (including at least two years as coordinator or technical advisor).

Experience in one or more of the following approaches: agro-ecology, territorial approach, value chain, nutrition, disaster risk reduction, adaptation to climate change.

Experience in one or more of the country of operations would be an asset.


Technical and methodological skills :


  • Skills in the design, management and coordination of FSL projects (food assistance, support for agriculture/livestock/fishing, support for employability and entrepreneurship, development of agricultural and food markets, natural resource management).
  • Skills in cash transfers and market-based approaches
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting approaches (mentioned above), in particular approaches that enable FSL interventions to have a longer-term impact
  • Skills in carrying out FSL assessments and technical studies related to the FSL sector (agrarian assessment, market analysis, value chain studies, etc.).
  • Skills in designing and implementing FSL tools and methodologies
  • Skills in carrying out interim or final project evaluations
  • Skills in developing training modules and conducting training courses
  • Good command of the analytical frameworks, methodologies and key indicators of the FSL sector.
  • Knowledge of analytical tools in sociology and/or anthropology is a plus


IT skills :

  • Microsoft Office
  • Database management software


Languages – by order of priority:

  • English- Professional
  • French – Professional – capacity to engage with all HQ stakeholders
  • Any language of the countries of intervention is a plus.


  • Commitment and interest in humanitarian action
  • Organisational skills, adaptability and autonomy
  • Responsiveness, taking the initiative
  • Good interpersonal skills, network management/animation
  • Good teaching skills


Position based at Solidarités International headquarters in Clichy la Garenne (Mairie de Clichy metro station) with frequent travel to the field.

  • Fixed-term contract, 6 months. Contract runs until 30 November 2024
  • Gross monthly salary of : 3,183€ or 3,316€ depending on the salary scale in force at head office
  • Possibility of teleworking: 4, 12 days per month or 100%, in accordance with the Teleworking Charter in force and the manager (fixed monthly rate paid for the 100% option).
  • Holiday entitlement: 2.0833 Paid leaves/month and 1 day of Working Time Reduction/ full month’s work
  • Health insurance (80%), lunch vouchers (60%), Île de France travel tickets (50%) paid for by the association.
  • Insurance cover for travel in the field. 1 day’s recuperation per weekend spent on assignment.


Do you recognize yourself in this description? If so, please send us your CV and cover letter!

Applications containing only CVs will not be considered.

Solidarités International reserves the right to close a recruitment before the deadline of the announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

To learn more about Solidarités International:

Solidarités International (SI) est déterminé à prévenir et à combattre tout type d’abus – tout acte d’exploitation, d’abus et/ou de harcèlement sexuels (SEAH) à l’encontre des membres des communautés bénéficiaires ou de ses collaborateurs et collaboratrices, atteinte aux personnes et/ou aux biens, fraude, corruption, conflit d’intérêt non déclaré, financement d’activités portant atteinte aux droits de l’homme – qui pourrait être perpétré dans le cadre de ses interventions. SI applique une tolérance zéro à l’égard de tout type d’abus, particulièrement des actes de SEAH.

Solidarités International est un employeur équitable qui combat toute forme de discrimination. SI ne demandera jamais une rétribution quelconque en vue de participer à un processus de recrutement.

Solidarités International (SI) is determined to prevent and fight all type of abuse – all act of exploitation, abuse and/or sexual harassment (SEAH) against members of beneficiary communities or collaborators, fraud, corruption, violation of persons and/or property, funding of activities harmful to human rights – that could be perpetrated in the frame of its interventions. SI implements a zero-tolerance policy regarding acts of abuse, notably acts of SEAH.

Solidarités International is an equitable employer committed to find all forms of discrimination. SI will ever ask for any remuneration to take part in a recruitment process.

Paris, France
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