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  • Posted on: 13 September, 2016 Deadline: 19 September, 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.

    In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC has recently started up wi th emergency activities in the area of Food Security, Water and Sanitation, Shelter and ICLA sectors in Nigeria in order to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs in the northeast.

    Job Location: Maiduguri, Borno State.

    Food Security Coordinator

     

    Job Description
    In the coming year, one of NRC’ main focus will be to provide the displacement affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local host communities including IDP camps in Borno State with adequate food security and livelihood solutions. NRC is therefore seeking a Food Security Coordinator for the NRC Field Office in Maiduguri, Nigeria for 2016. The Food Security Coordinator reports to the Food Security Programme Manager, Nigeria.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Adherence to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures and other food security
    • tools and handbooks
    • Management of food security project field staff
    • Contribute to food security strategy development according to plan of action and provide input on needs and
    • gaps from relevant area
    • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of food security projects (activities, budget and project
    • documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality,
    • and provide regular reports to PM.
    • 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 PM
    • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the
    • quality of the activities
    • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities
    • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
    • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders
    • Coordinate, involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
    • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

    Qualifications

    • Proven experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
    • Proven experience from project implementation in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening
    • University degree in Agronomy, or other relevant educational background combined with relevant professional experience, such as livelihood and market based approaches.
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD, or similar)
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa 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 (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

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    Food Security Assistant - 9 positions

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, guidelines policies and procedures
    • Together with Food Security Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of food security
    • activities on the field - food vouchers, income generating activities and backyard vegetable gardens.
    • Carry out the selection of project beneficiaries
    • Data collection for project monitoring and evaluation.
    • Coordinate the food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
    • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
    • Coordinate with relevant partners
    • Facilitate the distribution of materials and equipment according to procedures
    • Prepare weekly progress reports and other documents as required
    • Perform any other responsibilities assigned by the PM

    Qualifications

    • 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.
    • Experience in Income Generating Activities and Vegetable Crop Production is a distinct advantage
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Managing resources to optimize results
    • Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications)
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa 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 (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

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    Food Security Officer - 3 positions

     

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures
    • 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
    • Perform any other duty assigned by the Food Security Manager

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Degree 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 transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening is an added advantage.
    • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
    • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
    • High-level competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office applications, AutoCAD, or similar)
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
    • Fluency in Kanuri and Hausa 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 (with possibility of extension)
    • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their application letters, copy of a valid national identification (National
    Passport, Driver’s License, National Identity Card or Voter’s Card) and an updated CV to ng.vacancies@nrc.no
    The title of the position (example: Food Security Coordinator - Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Additional Info

    • Any application received after the deadline will not be considered).
    • Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    • Please note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!!
    • NRC does not ask for money or any form of favor for submission of application or employment.
    • The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    • Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position

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