Food Security Coordinator – The Norwegian Refugee Council – Maiduguri

Ref. no.: 3702734959

Location: Maiduguri

Job Type: Full time

NRC is looking for a Food Security Coordinator for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Food Security Coordinator is to Develop and Implement programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field offices

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 Food Security Coordinator reports to the Food Security Programme Development Manager.

Line management of Food Security project field staff
Contribute to Food Security strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gaps
Manage and implement delegated portfolio of Food Security projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Project Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality
Provide regular progress reports to Project Manager (Area Manager and Core Competencies if no Project Manager)
Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist
Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders
Develop and manage project budget, as delegated from Project Manager
Visit on a regular basis the area of implementation and check the quality of the ongoing and completed works, make correction and provide relevant recommendations.
In collaboration with the Food Security Project Manager and Area Manager, play a key role in recruiting Food Security field staff
In coordination with the Food Security Project Manager, represent NRC in coordination meetings with local authorities and NGOs when required
Experience from working as a Food Security Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
At least 2 years proven experience in Cash/ voucher transfers, Income Generation Activities and Backyard Vegetable Gardening
Experience in proposal development
Experience in report writing
Able to speak fluent Kanuri and Hausa language
Knowledge of the context in Nigeria
Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision
Highest standard of ethics and integrity
Personal qualities:
Handling insecure environments
Managing resources to optimize results
Empowering and building trust
Managing performance and development
Planning and delivering results
A good sense of humour is an asset
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.

We Offer
Commencement: April 2018
Duration: 12 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions.
Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
Approved health certficate will be requested before contract start.
Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.
Application Closing Date
17th February, 2018.

How to Apply
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