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Livelihood Officer Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

2024-03-19 13:33   Other categories   Cross River   52 views
Job Details

Location: Ogoja, Cross River

Employment Type: Full-time

Programme Support (typically will be at field level)

Oversee the implementation of Livelihoods activities and administration of the teams across program field locations.

Develop activity work plans and manage day-to-day activity implementation.

Ensure that program implementation is responsive to community needs, meets targets, and is carried out in line with best practices.

Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted according to vulnerability criteria.

Establish and maintain effective program reporting, and monitoring and evaluation systems (to track, analyse and report on results) for both internal and external use.

Integrate community approaches, protection mainstreaming, gender sensitivity and capacity building into all activities as appropriate.

Ensure program filing system is in place, adheres to internal and donor regulation and filing is regularly maintained.

Coordinate with MEAL team to map, identify and register program participants.

Lead in the selection and registration of beneficiaries with support from MEAL team.

Coordinate the sensitization and ensuring beneficiaries received necessary safeguarding support during project activities.

Facilitate training of beneficiaries on financial literacy, bookkeeping and smart saving practices.

Lead the market assessment to ascertain the most profitable skills in the intervention locations.

Coordinate post distribution monitoring with MEAL team.

Ensure effective community engagement to create enabling environment and ownership.

Submit monthly program update including success stories to the supervisor.

Identify emerging issues related to the livelihood programme and make recommendation for further solution.

Working closely with the Livelihoods/project Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

With support from the Livelihoods/Project Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.

With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback from children and their families is considered in project design/implementation.

With support from the community mobilization lead, ensure effective and efficient information sharing to relevant stakeholders and continuous programme sensitization.

Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.

To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

Capacity Building:

Supervise, hire and orient team members, as necessary.

Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.

Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews.

Provide team members with information, tools and other resources to improve performance and reach objectives.

Contribute to country team-building efforts, help team members identify problem-solving options and ensure the integration of all team members into relevant decision-making processes.

Identify any gaps or capacity needs within the team and ensure training and capacity building are incorporated into program planning.

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

Ensure that Save the Children's work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host communities or target project sites.

Contribute to communications and media work as required through correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads.


Ensure that project delivery complies to the highest safeguarding standards in line with Save the Children’s policy.

Work with the project safeguarding officer to ensure that all livelihood activities have a safeguarding risk assessment and mitigation measure in place.

Ensure safe programming in the planning, implementation, monitoring, training of teachers and construction/rehabilitation of classroom environment across the project period.

Adhere to the Do no Harm principles across the entire steps within the Programme Management Cycle.


Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)


Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.

Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.

Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others.

Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.

Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength.

Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.

Willing to take disciplined risks.


Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity.


Educational qualification: B.Sc in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics or its equivalent in any related field of study.

Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.

Previous experience of project management and implementation of livelihoods component of humanitarian and/or development projects.

Experience and Skills:

Relevant experience of working in livelihoods, including report writing.

Academic qualification in Agriculture, Economics or other related fields.

Previous experience of project management and implementation.

Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.

Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation.

Experience of training and staff capacity building.

Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.

Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals.

Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.

Excellent communication and strong influencing skills.

Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.

A high level of written and spoken English.

The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.


High level of communication in a local language related to working environment.

Familiarity with inter sectoral integration of project interventions.

Experience in gender mainstreaming and social protection programming.

Application Closing Date

25th March, 2024.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click apply online

Company Description
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save childrens lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
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