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  • Livelihood and Food Security Project Manager Project Manager at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

  • Posted on: 6 June, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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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, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

    The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

    Livelihood and Food Security Project Manager Project Manager


    NRC is looking for an LFS Project Manager for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the LFS Project Manager position is to implement delegated Area Office LFS project portfolio.

    NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

    The Project Manager reports to the Area Manager

    Job description

    • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
    • Contribute to the development of Country, Area and LFS strategies, initiate and participate in the development of relevant LFS projects
    • Coordinate and manage LFS project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
    • Implement technical direction and ensure high technical quality of projects
    • Provide regular progress reports to the Area Manager and the LFS Specialist
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
    • Develop and manage project budget (in cooperation with Coordinators) and coordinate across Core Competencies
    • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
    • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
    • Restructuring of the unit, in line with NRC Nigeria strategy
    • Consolidating NRC operations in hard-to-reach areas
    • Capacity building of staff members


    • University Degree in Agriculture or any related field
    • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Technical WaSH expertise, including hygiene promotion
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

    Education field

    • Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture

    Education level

    • College / University, Bachelor's degree

    Personal qualities

    • Handling insecure environments
    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Managing performance and development
    • Planning and delivering results
    • A good sense of humour is an asset
    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.


    • English

    We offer

    • Commencement: July 2019
    • Duration: 6 months (Renewable)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
    • Level: Grade 8 in the NRC grade structure
    • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
    • An approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.
    • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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