The Food Security Officer will provide leadership and management of all aspects of the food security and livelihoods activities integrated to nutrition projects in Maiduguri.
S/he will be responsible for the implementation of food assistance programs involving cash/food voucher transfers and ensuring program quality, completion of activities within budget and project period, and identifying new needs for program expansion and improvement.
S/he will be part of the Nutrition team based in Maiduguri and will contribute to deepening IMC Nutrition and Food Security Programs.
Take lead in the management of emergency food security activities into the CMAM program in the NE operation.
Support the team to define the implementing methodology, organize trainings, define and implement a realistic work plan, develop monitoring and evaluation tools, adapted to cash and voucher approaches.
Organize and take an active part in field and community rapid assessments, market mapping and analysis, beneficiary’s selection in order to collect information and data needed for the design, monitoring and evaluation of cash-based transfers.
Analyse the technical performance of on-going projects and participate in food security assessments, surveys, data collection and analysis and contribute to improving the quality of food security programming.
Take charge of developing tools and systems to facilitate the implementation of food assistance programs.
In coordination with the Nutrition support officer, contribute to the management of the project team through the definition of responsibilities, evaluation of technical capacities and training, capacity building to strengthen cash/voucher transfers programming.
Liaise with the State Programme Team Lead and Nutrition Support Officer, Finance and Admin to ensure that project budget, equipment and local supply planning as well as the efficient management of financial resources in line with donor TOR/contract and the NGO policies.
Ensure regular and quality project reporting in a timely manner and in compliance with donor requirements.
Supervise volunteers and field staff, and ensure effective and timely coordination of activities with the Food Security and livelihood actors in project states
Represent NGO at the Food Security Cluster meeting and ensure that NGO is active and visible
Communicate in a timely manner any changes in project implementation arising out of security concerns and liaise with the Security Manager for remedial action.
Liaise with the Logistics Team to ensure that procurement’s are timely initiated, monitored and prioritized by the logistics team;
Provide assistance for the development of new food security opportunities and advise the Nutrition Support Officer on matters relating to food security.
A Bachelor’s Degree or HND in Agriculture, Nutrition, Development Studies, or other relevant certifications
Strong analytical skills (qualitative and qualitative)
Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
Good understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts
Flexible and creative
Strong organizational and logistical skills
Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
Ability and willingness to work and live in challenging conditions
Must adhere to set security standards
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work
Be a team player
At least 1 years’ experience in humanitarian interventions focusing on food security and nutrition
An understanding of food security interventions.
Good command of English and knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri is an added advantage.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Application Closing Date
20th September, 2017.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letters and updated CV’s to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The title of the position (Protection Officer) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.