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  • Posted on: 23 February, 2016 Deadline: 7 March, 2016
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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.

    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.

    In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.

    In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State. NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation and shelter sectors. NRC is therefore seeking a Food Security Officer in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2015. The Food Security Officer reports to the Food Security Coordinator.

    Food Security Officer

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • 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
    • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
    • Supervise, train and develop team
    • 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

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Degree or diploma in Agronomy, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience, such as livelihood and market based approaches.
    • Experience from project implementation of cash and voucher approaches is an added advantage.
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD, or similar)
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages

      Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Ability to work in insecure environments
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

    We offer

    • Commencement: As soon as possible
    • Contract period: one year starting 1st March 2016 (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
    • Duty station: Maiduguri, Borno State 

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    Food Security Coordinator

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Adherence to food security tools and handbooks and other NRC policies
    • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
    • Develop and manage project budget, as delegated from PDM 
    • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
    • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
    • Experience from project implementation of cash and voucher approaches is a MUST.
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
    • High-level competency in computer skills
    • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages

    Personal qualification

    • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
    • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
    • Ability to work in insecure environments
    • Communicating with impact and respect
    • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate can submit their application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no. The title of the position (Food Security Coordinator Maiduguri or Food Security Officer Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Deadline for application is 7th March 2016 (any application received after the deadline will not be considered).

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