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  • Livelihood Program Officer at CARE

  • Posted on: 12 December, 2018 Deadline: 19 December, 2018
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  • CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

    Livelihood Program Officer


    Location: Rann & Dikwa, Borno
    Position Type: Regular
    Supervisor: Project Manager Livelihood

    Job Summary

    • The Livelihood officer will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring of livelihood component (crop production and Livestock) of WFP livelihood project in Borno state.
    • She/he will be responsible for managing the crop production and livestock component effectively and efficiently according to CARE and WFP systems and procedures.

    Responsibility No: 1 Management of the crop production and livestock component according to contractual requirements, operating priorities:

    • Develop work plan in collaboration with project team members according to the proposal
    • Make sure that specific project components are implemented according to contractual requirements, both in relation to project implementation and financial management
    • Conduct periodic assessments to ensure project implementation is happening according to the agreed upon work plans and budgets
    • Liaise closely with other agencies working in the same geographic regions and/or sectors to ensure coordination and avoid overlap.

    Responsibility No: 2 - Program quality of the project is ensured during each phase of the project implementation process:

    • Conduct regular progress review meetings with field teams and stakeholders to ensure quality is maintained and address any problems
    • Make sure field teams collect relevant information on outputs, outcomes and impact, in both qualitative and quantitative form, based on reporting formats

    Responsibility No: 3 Provide technical inputs:

    • Provide technical input on agricultural practices and livestock management to the beneficiaries
    • Conduct technical trainings to the beneficiaries to implement crop and livestock interventions
    • Visit field locations frequently to monitor livelihood activities of the beneficiaries


    • Basic University Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science
    • Minimum 3 years work experience in the development or humanitarian sector particularly food security, income generation or/ and livelihood projects
    • Training skills particularly training of community
    • Fluent in English (written and verbal) essential and fluency in at least one of the local languages, preferably Hausa/ Kanuri
    • Excellent community mobilization/ sensitization and communication skills


    • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet
    • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
    • Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction;
    • Excellent training skills

    By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:

    • Fraud
    • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location (in Caps e.g. PROJECT MANAGER LIVELIHOOD – MAIDUGURI) to:


    • Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it
    • CARE strongly encourage women to apply
    • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
    • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
    • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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