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Graduation Approach Lead

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Last update: Feb 2, 2024 Last update: Feb 2, 2024


Deadline: Mar 1, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Somalia
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 5 years
Date posted:Feb 2, 2024


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CARE seeks a Graduation Approach (GA) Lead for the anticipated USAID-funded Resilience Food Security Activity (RFSA) in Somalia to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations. This Activity will work at the individual, household, community, and institutional levels to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and malnutrition and strengthen transformative opportunities. The Activity is intended to strengthen resilience in populations vulnerable to acute, chronic hunger, and malnutrition; recurrent shocks, stresses, and crises; and to reduce the need for ongoing or future emergency food assistance.

This position is vital in ensuring that the activity design aligns with the principles of the Graduation Approach, and in maintaining the technical quality and integrity of the project. The GA Lead will play a critical role in integrating social dimensions, particularly focusing on social inclusion and the resilience of marginalized populations, into food security and community resilience activities.

This activity is expected to be a five-year program in the $60-80 million range.

This is a Key Personnel position, subject to USAID approval. It is also subject to project award and funding. National and international candidates are encouraged to apply. This position will be based in Mogadishu. This is an unaccompanied post location.


  • Lead and oversee the implementation of the five components of the graduation approach, ensuring adherence to the project's framework and goals.
  • Apply an in-depth understanding of gender, age, and socio-cultural factors in participant targeting and program design.
  • Ensure social dimensions of food security and community resilience are addressed effectively across all components of the activity.
  • Focus on social inclusion, particularly on IDP, marginalized populations, gender, and youth integration, to achieve intended outcomes.
  • Collaborate with M&E Lead, Strategic Learning Advisor and Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Advisor for the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from diverse sources.
  • Ensure that all components of the graduation approach are integrated and create multiplier effects.
  • Maintain consistent, high-quality technical implementation among sub-awardees and implementation locations.
  • Ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered, and sequenced appropriately within the activity and with external stakeholders including USAID, the private sector, other donors, and Federal Government of Somalia.


  • University degree required.
  • 5 years of related experience in implementing the graduation approach required.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing the five components of the graduation approach and have an in-depth understanding of how gender, age and other locally relevant socio-cultural factors may play a role in targeting participants.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources in collaboration with the M&E Lead, Strategic Learning Advisor and Resilience and Livelihoods Technical Advisor.
  • Excellent management, interpersonal, facilitation, monitoring skills, and the ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and field experience in low resource environments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as evidenced in previous management positions and programming.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Harassment (PSEAH).
  • Fluency in English required (spoken and written)

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