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Food Security Officer at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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.

Food Security Officer

Location: Borno

Location: Dikwa, Damasak Borno

Job Description
  • In light of the displacement in the north eastern part of Nigeria, NRC is about to start up an emergency response programme in Nigeria to respond to the humanitarian needs.
  • In the coming months, the main focus for NRC would be conflict affected populations including IDPs, returnees and the local communities in Borno State.
  • NRC will initially be starting activities in the area of food security, water and sanitation, ICLA and shelter/NFI sectors.
  • NRC is therefore seeking a Food Security Officer in Dikwa, Borno, Nigeria. The Food Officer reports to the Food Security Coordinator.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Generic responsibilities:
  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and accordance with the procedures
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans
  • Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas
  • Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures
  • Supervise, train and develop team of food assistants
  • Prepare periodic progress reports and other documents as required
  • Investigate and facilitate introduction of new technology, methods and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience of project implementation in humanitarian/recovery contexts;
  • Degree in Agricultural Field or any related field.
  • Knowledge on Microsoft office excel, word, power point e.t.c
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;
  • Fluency in Kanuri would be an added advantage
We Offer

  • Commencement: ASAP
  • Contract period: Until December 2017 with possibility of extension
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s directions
  • Duty station: Dikwa
Method of Application
Applicants should submit their application letter, updated CV's to: ng.vacancies@nrc.no  The title of the position (Food Security Officer - Dikwa OR Damasak) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.

Note:
  • The Norwegian Refugee Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply to this position.
  • Any application received after the deadline will not be considered
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 21st September 2017
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