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Location: Garowe, Puntland somalia
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Livelihoods and Food Security Officer

Posted: 1 August 2022
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14 August 2022 Project Management Garowe, Puntland somalia Full Time Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
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NRC Puntland Area Office is looking Livelihood & Food Security (LFS) Officer who will assist the project Coordinator in day to day implementation of the Livelihood & Food Security Project.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Generic responsibilities:

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated LFS project activities according to the plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of LFS documents according to NRC procedure and policy
  5. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist
  6. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  7. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders

Specific responsibilities:

  • Plan, facilitate, and conduct training in conceptual understanding of business and market development and capacity building for beneficiaries and stakeholders 
  • Provide technical support and applicable tools to project beneficiaries, community structures,  in identifying demand-based potential and demand preproduction/products developing business market development plans
  • Lead the LFS interventions at field level such as  unconditional cash assistances
  • Support beneficiaries in promoting business and market development on the identified potential products and services
  • Support and follow up livelihood  intervention actors  in the IDPs and surrounding   in conducting value chain analysis for potential products in their respective IDPs, refugee and host locations 
  • Facilitate smooth networking of the livelihood targets in close cooperation with relevant actors.
  • Follow up & monitor implementation of livelihood activities as per the plans
  • Participate in assessment, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation processes of the LSF program for various intervention activities of the program
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working as LFS Assistant or Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • A University Degree in Business Administration and Community development, Disaster risk management, Agricultural Economics, Developmental Economics, or related field
  • Relevant experience in planning, implementing and following up on livelihood and food security projects such as business plan development, unconditional cash transfers, Safety nets supports, entrepreneurship, and small enterprise development.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal 

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Knowledge of the livelihood context (gaps and needs) in MPCA operations
  • Experience in organizing self-help groups or business groups before the provision of the start-up kits in kind or cash transfers
  • Demonstrated understanding of the cooperatives and small enterprise development policy, cash transferring program practices in Somalia
  • Demonstrated conceptual and analytical thinking skills in areas of economic development,
  • Skilled trainer with experience developing and delivering training to a varied audience, such as project staff, stakeholders, national staff, and authorities
  • Contribute to the  program activity monitoring and evaluation
  • Contribute to proposal and project report-writing and team-building experience and skills

How to apply

What We Offer:

Contract period: 1 year, with possibility of extension 

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Garowe

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Apply Before: 14/08/2022, 10:20