Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council, Mubi, Nigeria

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th June, 2019

Job Description

NRC is looking for a Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant for our field office in Mubi - Adamawa State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose is to assist in the day to day implementation of the Food Security project. in Adamawa State

NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

The Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant report to the Livelihoods and Food Security Officer.

Job description

  • Together with LFS Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of food security activities on the field – Business Skills and Vocational training.
  • Carry out the selection of project beneficiaries
  • Data collection for project monitoring and evaluation.
  • 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
  • Any other responsibility assigned by the line manager


  • B.Sc. Agriculture / Crop science/ Agriculture Economics
  • At least one-year experience working in NGO setup
  • Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • communicating with respects

Education field

  • Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture
  • Education title: Bachelors' degree in Agricultural/ Crop Science/ Agriculture Economics
  • Education level
  • College / University, Bachelor's degree
  • Personal qualities
  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Highest standard of ethics and integrity
  • Handling an insecure environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
  • Communicating with impact and respect: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable.

Language: English


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