International / Multinational

Job for Microbusiness Development / VSLA Officer at CARE International

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Micro business Development / VSLA Officer

Location: Gwoza, Ngala, Dikwa and Maiduguri, Borno
Position Type: Regular
Supervisor: Livelihood Coordinator

Job Summary

  • The Microbusiness and Marketing Officers will be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring of income generating activities/ business development, Cash for Work, Food for Assets component of WFP livelihood project in Yobe/ Borno states.
  • She/he will be responsible for managing the livestock component effectively and efficiently according to CARE and WFP systems and procedures.


Qualification / Experience Required

  • Basic University Degree/ Diploma in Agriculture/ Business Management
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in the development or humanitarian sector particularly agriculture and livelihood projects
  • Training skills
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal) essential and fluency in at least one of the local languages, preferably Hausa/ Kanuri
  • Excellent community mobilization/ sensitization and communication skills.


  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction
  • Excellent training skills.


  • By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:


  • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.


Responsibility No: 1 Management of the income generation/ cash component according to contractual requirements, operating priorities:

  • Develop work plan in collaboration with project team members according to the proposal
  • Make sure that specific project components are implemented according to contractual requirements, both in relation to project implementation and financial management
  • Conduct periodic assessments to ensure project implementation is happening according to the agreed upon work plans and budgets
  • Liaise closely with other agencies working in the same geographic regions and/or sectors to ensure coordination and avoid overlap.

Responsibility No: 2 Program quality of the project is ensured during each phase of the project implementation process:

  • Conduct regular progress review meetings with field teams and stakeholders to ensure quality is maintained and address any problems
  • Make sure field teams collect relevant information on outputs, outcomes and impact, in both qualitative and quantitative form, based on reporting format.

Responsibility No: 3 Provide technical inputs/ Trainings:

  • Provide technical input on income generation activities/ micro business development/ cash for work procedures to the beneficiaries
  • Conduct technical trainings to the beneficiaries to implement income generating activities
  • Visit field locations frequently to monitor income generating/ micro business activities of the beneficiaries
  • Provide training on Cash for Work/ Food for Assets process and procedures.

Deadline: 17th December, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and detailed CV as a single document indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for and the location (in Caps e.g. PROJECT MANAGER LIVELIHOOD – MAIDUGURI) to:


  • Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it
  • CARE strongly encourage women to apply
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
  • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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