Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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: 14501
Location: Mubi, Yola – Adamawa
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Emergency Response

Job Description

  • These strategic locations have allowed NRC greater reach from the north and south parts of the North-East and North Central region and allowed NRC to contribute to bridging the gap between humanitarian aid and development cooperation, including by focusing on equitable access to basic services and strengthening the rights of displaced people and returnees.
  • In addition to the Country Office and the above-mentioned Area Offices, NRC has sub-office structures in Dikwa, Monguno, Biu, Mubi, Pulka, and Gwoza.
  • We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee.
  • If you are those people, the Norwegian Refugee Council in Nigeria is looking for an enthusiastic, passionate Livelihoods Food and Security Technical Assistant to join our team in Area South, Adamawa State

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Together with LFS Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of livelihoods and food security activities in the field in areas of Agriculture, Income Generation Activities, (IGAs), and VSLA activities and livestock production and management. 
  • Support and carry out registration of project participant with supervision from the officer.
  • Participant in data collection for project monitoring and evaluation. 
  • Coordinate and implement livelihood and food security activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets, and plans.
  • Ensure adherence to NRC policies and donor requirements.
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities. 
  • Coordinate with relevant partners working in the same implementation areas.
  • Ensure proper archiving/filling of project documents on filling tree.
  • Facilitate the distribution of project materials and equipment according to procedures.
  • Prepare weekly progress reports and other documents as required.
  • Supervise, train and develop team of good community facilitators, community volunteers, and survey enumerators.
  • Conduct livelihoods assessments to determine most viable income generating activities.
  • Support stakeholder and partners in training on project participant.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and partners in training of project participant on small scale business, income generating activities, VSLA, and livestock production & management.
  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to 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.
  • Supervise distribution of materials and equipment are timely and accordance with the procedures.
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities, aim and objective.
  • Explore and facilitate introduction of new technology, method and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities.


  • B.Sc / HND in Agriculture, Agric Engineering, Economics, Social Sciences or related.
  • Work experience from Borno State context is preferred.
  • A minimum of one year in a related position is required. 
  • Experience and understanding of Selection, Planning and Management (SPM) of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) both on farm and off farm.
  • Experience in project participant skills training and distribution of business startup kits.
  • Experience in agricultural livelihoods (crop and livestock production), value chain addition and VSLA.
  • Previous experience of working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Knowledge of the context in Borno state.
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Maintain high standard of ethics and integrity.
  • Ability to work in insecure environments.
  • Communicating with respects.
  • Candidates from Borno State preferred.
  • Any other duty assigned.

Application Closing Date
19th April, 2024; 01:00

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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