Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancies 2018 for Food Security Project Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council Job Vacancies 2018 for Food Security Project Officer

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  • Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
  • Ensure compliance with Livelihood and Food Security CC strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
  • Responsible for implementation of relevant technical activities in the LFS project in Mandera
  • Responsible for tracking of financial expenditures of the project
  • Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff
  • Ensure relevant data collection and produce reports and analysis as required
  • Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
  • Represent NRC in relevant coordination forums and build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Coordinate the implementation of LFS interventions according to project proposals and plans;
  • Develop and implement operational work plans in accordance with the project’s budget, Logical framework, and administrative guidelines;
  • Support development of a contextual analysis of livelihoods and food security issues affecting the target groups and the County;
  • Prepare high quality reports and other program updates as required as well as ensure proper documentation of project files;
  • Support target communities to establish Community Based Early Warning Systems (CBEWS) in collaboration with National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), County Government of Mandera and other relevant stakeholders;
  • To technically mentor and supervise Assistant LFS officer working under his supervision as well as carry out Staff performance appraisal;
  • Strengthen the linkage and foster good working relations with relevant organizations, government representatives and community based organizations;
  • Represent the LFS CCs in various forums and technical working groups within and outside the County as may be requested by the Head of office.
  • Develop an exit strategy plan for project.
  • Conduct financial service mapping and identification.


  • Degree in Agriculture, Natural resources Management, Environmental studies or developments studies
  • At least 3 years of experience working with livelihoods and food security interventions in a humanitarian/recovery context with international NGOs or similar organization.
  • Knowledge/ skills in development of quality proposals/concept notes
  • Report writing skills
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts with multi-sectoral stakeholders including county governments and local communities;
  • A broad grasp of issues related to Livelihoods and food security development especially in rural setting;
  • Technical training in agricultural, rural development, environmental/range science and related fields
  • Knowledge of participatory rural appraisal;
  • Experience working with pastoral/agro pastoralist communities on livelihoods and development programs such as cash transfer programs.

Education field

  • Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills ;
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge of English. Knowledge of Somali an asset
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Strong understanding of protection principles

We offer

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  • Duty station: Mandera
  • Contract period is up to October 2018 with possibility of extension. Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Mandera.

How to Apply

Apply here for the Livelihood & Food Security Project Officer Job


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