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Livelihoods & Food Security Officer at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. What is NRC? NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country.

Location:  Adamawa

JOB DESCRIPTION:

These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka, and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate Livelihoods Food and Security Officer to join our team in Yola, Adamawa State.

Role and Responsibilities:

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the CC Project. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Generic Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and accordance with the procedures
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Planning, coordination and implementation of program activities including community outreach activities and livelihoods assessments.
  • Participate in targeting of beneficiaries to receive livelihoods support in a transparent way and contribute to planning and delivery of beneficiaries sensitization and complaint management.
  • Responsible for coordination with all key stakeholders and register project beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and partners in training of beneficiaries on small scale business and income generating activities.
  • Coordinate the food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team of food assistants
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • And other responsibilities assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Competencies: 

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies:

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Some knowledge of English

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • BSC Economics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences
  • Work experience from the humanitarian context preferred
  • Experience and understanding of Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) both farm and off farm.
  • Proven experience in Income Generation Activities and Vocational Skills Trainings
  • Experience in beneficiary skills trainings and distribution of conditional business grants or small business startup kits.
  • Experience from working in livelihoods and food security humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Knowledge of the context in Northeast Nigeria
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with respects

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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