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FSL Officer Bachelor's Degree Job

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Job Details

Location: Katsina

Employment Type: Full-time

Contract length: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Level: D2-1 (national contract)

Start date: As soon as possible Desirable

Job Purpose

The FSL Officer is under the operational guidance of the Project Manager and technical guidance of the FSL Technical Consultant

He / she is responsible for ensuring proper implementation of ACTED’s FSL projects in Katsina and will act as a direct link between the project team and the beneficiaries

The FSL Officer will have proven expertise in food security and livelihoods programming as they relate to agricultural land practices and will have had experience working specifically in arid locations.

The Officer will oversee field operations and will take the lead in all FSL project activities

The Officer will ensure effective and timely completion of activities, delivery of quality outputs and achievement of outcomes with maximum impact for beneficiaries with efficient reporting

The FSL Officer will supervise the national project staff in day-to-day management of all aspects of the FSL activities, under the supervision of the FSL Project Manager and technical guidance from the FSL Consultant

The FSL Officer will engage with the beneficiaries on a day-to day basis to ensure that their needs regarding project implementation are met

The FSL Officer will be a key member of the team who will contribute to the success of the project, using his/her expertise in FSL to ensure this happens for the direct benefit of the beneficiaries.


To ensure the FSL components of the project are implemented in a way which is in line with project requirements, as well as ensuring the beneficiaries have a firm grasp of the FSL concepts, which are key to the success of the project. Working and engaging directly with the beneficiaries is seen as key to the success of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project Implementation Follow-up:

Under the supervision of the FSL Project Manager and technical advice from the FSL Consultant, the FSL Officer will manage the implementation of the FSL components of the project on the ground in Katsina and will ensure that technical quality and standards are considered and respected during implementation

Organize regular meetings with the project team, updating them with insights from the beneficiaries on project implementation

Providing input to the project team on possible ways to improve implementation of the project activities for the benefit of the beneficiaries

Ensure project implementation is timely

Ensure that the FSL components of the project is implemented in accordance with relevant ACTED technical guidelines and standards

Anticipate and mitigate risks and trouble-shoot any unforeseen challenges during the project implementation.

External Relations:

Support, facilitate or undertake communication and liaison activities to actively consult and involve the beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders in all stages of project design and implementation

Ensure that at all times contact with beneficiaries is conducted in a sensitive and respectful manner.

Quality Control:

Assess the FSL activities undertaken and ensure efficient use of resources

Ensure lessons learned are documented, shared and reflected in project planning and decision making

Advise on, and assist with, project reviews conducted by AMEU

Ensure quality control, analysis of added-value and impact, identification and capitalization on best practices and lessons learnt and provide relevant feedback for new project development

Identify and analyse gaps, ACTED’s added value, synergies and opportunities in the areas the project(s) is / are implemented and pass relevant information to the N+1.


Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to supervisors and other team members

Contribute to drafting of (external) project progress reports, ensuring the quality and accuracy of technical information provided.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge Required

Bachelor’s Degree, High National Diploma, National Diploma or Ordinary Diploma preferably in Agricultural Extension, Agronomy, General Agriculture, Crop Science sciences, Development studies or other related discipline

Experience in Agricultural Extension Services is a plus

Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in FSL

Languages: Ability to speak local dialects is mandatory (Hausa Language)

Ability to maintain confidentiality, ethics and respect for aid recipients at all times

Ability to engage with community members, partners, government and other stakeholders in a respectful manner (essential)

Experience with participatory fieldwork, methodologies, monitoring and reporting

Patience, good personal organization, good communication and ability to work in teams

Efficient and responsible, with good personal accountability

Initiative, flexibility, team spirit, willingness to learn, and a positive attitude

Ability to work under time pressure, independently and with limited supervision

Computer literate (IT) and good level of numeracy.

Application Closing Date

27th May, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


Observe the following details:

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English

CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied

Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations

Applications should be addressed to the Recruitment Manager

Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered

The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered

ACTED considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability

CVs will be review on rolling bases

Due to the large numbers of expected applicants ACTED will only inform shortlisted candidates. We apologise for the inconvenience. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

For general information about ACTED, please consult:

Company Description
ACTED has been committedsince 1993, to immediate humanitarianreliefto support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, whileco-creating longer-term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 37 countries towards 18million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development.