Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Nigeria

General objective
  • Under the direct supervision of the livelihood Supervisor, the Livelihoods Officer is responsible for the daily implementation of the FSL Program, Livelihoods Component activity in Maiduguri, Borno State.

    Responsibilities And Tasks
  • Implements the daily livelihood activities according to the FSL program direction.
  • Respects the planning and set-up of the activities.
  • Conducts identification and registration of beneficiaries.
  • Actively participates in the identification and registration of suppliers/vendors.
  • Conducts vendor shop monitoring, market price, post distribution and impact assessment as guided by the Livelihoods Supervisor.
  • Participates to all food security and livelihood assessments.
  • Supports beneficiaries and vendors during E-voucher card distribution, cash disbursement and cash grant transfers.
  • Facilitates capacity building trainings, experience sharing visits and peer-to-peer IGAs for livelihoods beneficiaries.
  • Supports and follow up livelihoods beneficiaries’ progress towards start up new income generating activities (IGAs) or strengthening existing ones.
  • Supports livelihoods beneficiaries to form/establish business groups (self-help or IGA groups).
  • Contributes in analysing humanitarian situation in the field.
  • Ensures that beneficiaries and local populations understand the program goals and agree with the implementation process and modality.
  • Actively participate to the good collaboration with local leaders and community representatives.
  • Organizes sensitizations for the beneficiaries or community’s members according to the identified needs.
  • Reports on the progress of specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, actions taken as well as the quality of relations with beneficiaries.
  • Submits the daily task and weekly situational report to his/her line manager on daily and weekly basis respectively.
  • Collects any relevant information from the communities and partners, and reports to his/her supervisor.
  • Collects, enters and computes simple analysis of the necessary food and livelihoods security data when needed.
  • Extracts and passes on statistics on livelihoods activities to his/her line manager.
  • Contributes to the capitalization of best practices on livelihoods activities.
  • Keeps monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to his/her line manager.
  • Passes on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, PUI programs, or safety aspects.
  • Supports the logistical and administrative organization, planning, and preparation as directed by the supervisor.
  • Ensures the proper use of materials and tools during on-site works (phones and other devices).
  • Supports the supply of materials to the work site as directed by the supervisor.
  • Contributes on the assessment processes, gathered essential information in the community to support the department in developing
    new projects and strategy.
  • The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

    Mandatory Requirements

    Language skills:

  • Fluent in English, and Local Dialects: Hausa and Kanuri

    Education degree:

  • Bachelor Degree in Livelihoods Development, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Business Development, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness Management, Food Security, Cooperative Management or related fields. Previous experience with INGO/NGO is required.

    Work experience:
  • At least 2 years or more experience in a similar position in an INGO/NGO is preferably related to food security, livelihoods or emergency response, recovery and resilience building, and cash transfer program.
  • Previous experience in Humanitarian assessment, monitoring and evaluation is an asset.

    Knowledge and skills:
  • Food Security and Livelihoods programming
  • Cash Programming
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Baseline surveys & Assessment
  • Business management/ development or IGAs.

    Computer skills:
  • Proficient user of MS office (world and excel) and data collection tools (kobo, ODK, GPS, GIS etc.)

    Other:

  • Excellent Field work skills
  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Excellent knowledge of Borno State, willing to travel locally
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to analyze and suggest improvement
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
  • Stress Management and flexibility
  • Strong Negotiator, Diplomatic and with problem solving skills
  • Capacity to mobilize community
  • Rigor and organization
  • Honesty
  • Autonomy
  • Neutrality

    How to Apply
  • Application Closing Date
    20th June, 2019.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Livelihoods Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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