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  • Livelihood Project Coordinator at INTERSOS

  • Posted on: 19 October, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of  rights  and  opportunities,  respect  for  diversity  and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

    Livelihood Project Coordinator


    Duty Station:          Maiduguri; Borno State– North East Nigeria (100% field)
    Starting date:         1st October 2018
    Duration of contract:     3 months (Extendable)
    Reporting to:         Livelihood Manger (National)
    Dependents:     No

    General context of the project
    The Boko Haram armed opposition insurgency started in 2009 and Maiduguri was the epicentre of the armed conflict. The armed conflict later spread to all twenty-seven (27) Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno State, North East Nigeria. The conflict took an international dimension as it spread to the neighbouring countries of Cameroun, Niger and Chad, resulting in the displacement of millions of people across all four frontiers. The Armed Opposition Group (AOG) has been killing people in both rural and urban centres in their quest to form a hairline Islamic State in the north east of Nigeria. A high number of towns and cities have been burned and destroyed. Social services and amenities have also been destroyed and are now non-existent. Agricultural activities which used to be the source of food security and livelihoods among the rural communities of the North East are no longer existent. Joint military operations by Cameroun, Nigeria, Chad and Niger have resulted in the liberation of 15 LGAs.

    Tasks and responsibilities
    The Livelihood Project Coordinator should provide overall support and facilitate and values participatory approaches throughout the project cycle (liaison, coordination with government department trainers, training institutions, preparation of training modules covering agriculture, livestock, poultry, NRM, income generation project activities, Pre and Post Activities Monitoring as well as monitoring and evaluation of all field supplies under direct supervision of Livelihood Project Manager. During absence of PM, position will be wholly accountable for project under direct supervision of Head of Base Maiduguri /or PM (expatriate).


    • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, donors’ program staff in field and other key stakeholders for a coordinated implementation of project activities;
    • Main responsible as focal person to work with SEMA and NEMA and local government authorities into your project area / state level / national level.
    • Coordinates all INTERSOS’s field coordinators i.e. livelihood-related activities, including Natural Resource Management, Crop Production, Income Generation activities, Small scale Agricultural Marketing Strategy, Post-Harvest Management, Poultry Farming, Food for Assets activities etc
    • Support to the project staff including recording of attendance, leaves, other matters in close coordination with PM and Admin department;
    • Coordinate all Field Co to support them in Livelihood project activities as per plan in close coordination with protection, field, logistic and warehouse officers;
    • Provide primary level information / Assessment / Analysis to elaborate project concept notes and proposals for submission to Project Manager;
    • Ensure adherence to INTERSOS policies, guidance and procedures at field level;
    • Compile and provide Livelihood Field activities reports, PAT inputs & other all report to the PM as required;
    • Provide regular progress reports to the PM;
    • Help & support to field Coordinator in implementation technical direction for the livelihood activities and ensure high technical quality of project ensuring protection implications;
    • Ensure that the project targets the beneficiaries that are most vulnerable and most in need;
    • Ensure to identify capacity building gaps of project staff, TNA and transfer of key skills through different arrangements in consultation with PM;
    • Implement other tasks as might be required with relation to the INTERSOS Country Program in Nigeria.

    Required profile/experience

    • B.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Science / Engineering, Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine or international development;
    • Minimum 3-5 years of experience from at national level project implementation position in a humanitarian / recovery context;
    • Experience in working in complex and volatile contexts;
    • Technical Livelihood knowledge of Natural Resources Management, Crop Production, Water & Irrigation Management, Poultry Production, Animal breeding & brooding, Post-Harvest Management, SAMS and WFP Food for Assets program;
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
    • Experience in leadership and problem solving;
    • Fluency in English, both written and oral including local language ad advantage;
    • Capacity to adapt to basic living conditions;
    • Ability to put up with job pressure;
    • Ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines;
    • Strong negotiation skills;

    Brief Conditions
    INTERSOS reserve right to transfer position as per need / project demand any time during the project. Position will be based in Maiduguri
    Staff will responsible to cater for their food at duty station;
    For any sort of field / official visit, travel to & from will be responsibility of INTERSOS including food allowance but travelling from home to duty station will be staff own responsibility (in some cases facilitation could be provided as per urgency)
    No TA/DA will be provided for the field work for which staff will be appointed;
    Other Terms & Condition will be part of Job Contract; The advertised position is subject to availability of funds.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to INTERSOS career website on to apply

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