Livelihoods and Food Security Officer (Borno) at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)



  2021-12-22
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The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Livelihoods and Food Security Officer

Job Identification: 4191
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Job Category: Cash Transfer Programming

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 the 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 assess 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 in accordance with the procedures
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Investigate and facilitate the introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct livelihoods assessments to determine the most viable income-generating activities.
  • Responsible for coordination with all key stakeholders and registering project beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and partners in training 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 a team of food assistants
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate the introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Critical interfaces:

  • By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
  • Strategy and Project Planning: Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinators
  • Area Operations: Finance Officer, Logistic Officer, Access Officers, Protection Officers.

Qualifications
Education:

  • BSc in Economics, Agricultural Economics or Social Sciences

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:

  • Work experience from the Borno 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 training 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

Behavioural Competencies:

  • These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.
  • NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
    • Planning and delivering results
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • Handling insecure environment.

Deadline: 2nd January, 2022 by 15:51.

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