Thursday, 25 February 2016

Norwegian Refugee Council Vacancy for a Food Security Assistant

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.

We are recruiting for suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Food Security Assistant

Maiduguri, Borno State
Duration: One year
Slot: 9

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The Food Security Officer reports to the Food Security Coordinator.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Experience in Income Generating Activities and Vegetable Crop Production is a distinct advantage
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
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
According to NRC’s directions

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate can submit their Application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: The title of the position (Food Security Assistant - Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail. Please notice that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  7th March, 2016.

Start Date  As soon as possible.