Thursday, 25 February 2016

Food Security Officer Job at Norwegian Refugee Council

07:03
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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Food Security Officer

Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: The Food Security Coordinator.

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
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with relevant partners
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • 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
  • 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
Personal Qualifications:
  • 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.

How to Apply

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

Note:
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered.

Application Deadline  7th March, 2016.