Work as a Livelihood and Food Security Technical Assistant on a 10 months contract(renewable) in Monguno, Maiduguri, Nigeria

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Livelihood and Food Security Technical Assistant Nigeria Monguno

Maiduguri, Nigeria


Job Description

These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees. In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka and Gwoza.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.

If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Livelihood and Food Security Assistant to join our team in Monguno, Borno State. You will be responsible for the overall day to day implemetation of the Food Security Project in Monguno Field Office.


Together with LFS Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of livelihoods and food security activities in the field in areas of Agriculture, Income Generation Activities, (IGAs), and VSLA activities and livestock production and management.
Support and carry out registration of project participant with supervision from the officer.
Participant in data collection for project monitoring and evaluation.
Coordinate and implement livelihood and 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.
Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas.
Ensure proper archiving/filling of project documents on filling tree.
Facilitate the distribution of project materials and equipment according to procedures.
Prepare weekly progress reports and other documents as required.
Supervise, train and develop team of good community facilitators, community volunteers, and survey enumerators.
Conduct livelihoods assessments to determine most viable income generating activities.
Support stakeholder and partners in training on project participant.
Coordinate with stakeholders and partners in training of project participant on small scale business, income generating activities, VSLA, and livestock production & management.
Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action.
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
Ensure proper filing of documents.
Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function.
Supervise distribution of materials and equipment are timely and accordance with the procedures.
Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities, aim and objective.
Explore and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities.


BSC, HND in Agriculture, Economics, Social Sciences or related.
Work experience from Borno State context is preferred.
A minimum of one year in a related position is required.
Experience and understanding of Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) both on farm and off farm.
Experience in project participant skills training and distribution of business startup kits.
Experience in agricultural livelihoods (crop and livestock production), value chain addition and VSLA.
Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
Knowledge of the context in Borno state.
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Maintain high standard of ethics and integrity.
Ability to work in insecure environments.
Communicating with respects.
Candidates from Borno State preferred.
Any other duty assigned.

What’s in it for you?

Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think creatively. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Learn on the job:
NRC’s collaborative working style favours the exchange of good practice and lessons learnt. At NRC, employees learn on the job and are encouraged to look for opportunities to develop new competencies. NRC managers prioritise the quality work and the competency development of their staff. This entails giving newcomers a good start, following up, training and mentoring employees to allow them to perform well in their current job, and offering learning and development programmes.

Additional Information:

Duty Stations: Monguno, Borno State Nigeria

Duration of contract: 10 months (Renewable).

Grade Level: Grade 4 in NRC’s grading structure

Reporting line: Field Office Coordinator

This position is open to Nigeria Nationals only. We invite applications from all qualified and interested candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.

NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

About the Team

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

Job Info

Job Identification 13819
Job Category Livelihood and Food Security
Posting Date 01/26/2024, 09:32 AM
Apply Before 02/09/2024, 09:32 AM
Degree Level Bachelor’s Degree
Job Schedule Full time
Locations Monguno

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