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Norwegian Refugee Council Recruitment In Maiduguri, Borno State

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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

Location: 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.
  • 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
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • 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
  • 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

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

Job Title: Food Security Coordinator

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports to: The Food Security Project Development Manager (PDM). 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Management of food security project field staff.
  • Adherence to food security tools and handbooks and other NRC policies.
  • Contribute to food security strategy development and provide input on needs and gaps from relevant area.
  • Manage and implement delegated portfolio of food security projects (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality, and provide regular reports to PDM.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Develop and manage project budget, as delegated from PDM.
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement and necessary changes in the activities.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills.
  • Liaison and collaborate with relevant local authorities and stakeholders.
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience from working with food security projects in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • University degree 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.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Fluency in one or more of the national/regional languages.

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.

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.


Start Date
As soon as possible.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate can submit their Application letter and updated CV to the following e-mail address: ng.vacancies@nrc.no 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.


Deadline: 


7th March, 2016.

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