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Posting Title:Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistant
Job Location: Nigeria
Skill Required: Policy/ Advocacy And Campaign,
Preferred Experience: 1-3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 16th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

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


The purpose of the Project Assistant – Livelihoods and Food Security position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the Food Security project.

Generic responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work- and Professional Development Plan.

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to the 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
  • Ensure that procurement, development, and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and in accordance with the procedures
  • Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the activities
  • Investigate and facilitate the introduction of new technology, method, and approaches in order to improve the quality of the activities

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of program intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • Together with LFS Officers, the Assistants will be responsible for the implementation of food security activities on the field – food vouchers, income-generating activities, and backyard vegetable gardens.
  • 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


  • Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organization to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

Professional competencies

  • These are skills, knowledge, and experience that are important for effective performance.

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working in Food Security humanitarian/recovery context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Some knowledge of English

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • BSc 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


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