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Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant at the Norwegian Refugee Council


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant

Job Identification: 4015
Location: Gwoza, Borno
Job Category: Livelihood and Food Security

Role and Responsibilities

  • The purpose of the Project Assistant – Livelihoods and Food Security position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Food Security project.

Generic Responsibilities:

  • These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.
  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and in accordance with the procedures
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Investigate and facilitate the introduction of new technology, method, and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to the 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

Specific Responsibilities:

  • These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of program intervention.
  • 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.
  • This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.
  • Together with LFS 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.


  • BSc Degree in Agriculture / Crop Science / Agriculture Economics
  • At least one year of experience working in an NGO set-up.


  • Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results.
  • They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional Competencies:
These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.
Generic Professional Competencies:

  • Experience from working in Food Security humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Some knowledge of English.

Context / Specific Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with respect.
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently, and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity

Behavioural Competencies:

  • These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.
  • NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:
    • Handling insecure environment
    • Planning and delivering results
    • Empowering and building trust
    • Communicating with impact and respect.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  16th December, 2021 (15:16)

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