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2024-07-01 08:59   NGO/Non-Profit Jobs   Plateau   31 views
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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 Monguno, 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 Technical Assistant to join our team in Jos, Plateau State. The purpose of the Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant position is to assist in the day-to- day implementation of the Food Security project.

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of program intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

Together with LFS Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of livelihoods and food security activities in the field. -Agriculture, Income Generation Activities, (IGAs), Cash for work (CfW) activities and livestock production and management.
Support and carry out the registration of project beneficiaries with supervision from the officer.
Conduct livelihoods assessments to determine the most viable income generating activities.
Support stakeholders and partners in training on project beneficiaries.
Data collection for project monitoring and evaluation.
Coordinate food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans.
Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities.
Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas.
Facilitate the distribution of materials and equipment according to procedures.
Supervise, train, and develop teams of good community facilitators, community volunteers, and survey enumerator.
Coordinate with stakeholders and partners in training of beneficiaries on small scale business, income generating activities, CfW, livestock production & management and FFS
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.

Critical interfaces
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Strategy and Project Planning: Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinators, Project Manger
Area Operations: Finance Officer, Logistic Officer, security officer, Access Officers, Protection Officers

Professional competencies

BSC, HND Economics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences or related.
Work experience from plateau context preferred.
Minimum of two years in related position
Experience and understanding of Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) both on the farm and off farm.
Experience in beneficiary skills training and distribution of conditional business grants or small business startup kits.
Experience in agricultural livelihoods (crop and livestock production), value chain addition and Cash for Work
Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
Knowledge of the context in plateau state.
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Highest standard of ethics and integrity
Ability to work in insecure environments
Communicating with respects
Ability to speak one additional local language preferred.
Candidates from Plateau State preferred,

Behavioral competencies
These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect

Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

The Job Description
The Work and Development Plan
The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
The End-term Performance Review Template
The NRC Competency Framework

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Company Description
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
What is NRC?
NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and peopl... read moree who have been displaced within their own country. We take action during situtations of armed conflict, and engage in other contextes where our competences will add value.
The majority of our 5000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in around 25 countries worldwide. All our projects are supervised by the NRC Head Office in Oslo.
NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. Today NRC is organised as an independent, private foundation. We cooperate closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway.
What does NRC do?
Programme Activities:
NRC’s main activity is the deliverance of humanitarian aid through programme activities in the field. NRC specialises in five programme areas, or core competences - Shelter, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA). The core competences are adaptive to different contexts and mutually reinforcing.