Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihood and Food Security Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

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 believes shall guide our actions and relationships. The purpose of the LFS Technical Assistant position is to assist and implement the day-to-day activities of all the Security" id="link" class="link">Food Security and Livelihoods projects.

Generic responsibilities

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines Assist and implement all the activities in all LFS programming according to established plans of action Implement independently procedures and activities within core competency as delegated Responsible for organization and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards assigned Develop and maintain knowledge and skills required for the assigned area of work in which food security or similar Humanitarian Assistance is being provided, to be most effective in assisting the Project Implementation and the team Use initiative in day to day problem-solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities, and standards for the area of work Ensure proper collection and filing of documents Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of work Support other NRC West Ukraine AO activities when needed.

Specific responsibilities

Assist, implement, and otherwise facilitate identification of the most vulnerable beneficiaries who require project’s assistance. Assist the LFS Officer in registration of beneficiaries; verification of needs based on home visits, and/or distribution of assistance in line with NRC policies and donor requirements. Ensure proper filing of documents. Provide any kind of assistance to then LFS programming as a whole, based on needs identified and assignments delegated.

Generic professional competencies:

Formal education in a relevant LFS theme is desired such as: Agriculture, Nutrition, economics, social sciences, or business studies; Experience in working as a Project Assistant / Officer in a humanitarian / recovery context; Previous experience in working in complex and volatile contexts; Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities; Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian. Some knowledge of English is an advantage; Computer literacy.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

Willingness to work in demanding, stressful situations under difficult living conditions with respect for basic security rules; Solid understanding and experience of crisis contexts and working in Complex Emergencies.

Behavioural competencies

Handling insecure environment Working with people Coping with changes Planning and delivering results Empowering and building trust Communicating with impact and respect

We offer:

Type of contract: national employment contract till 30.06.2023 (with possible extension) Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms, and conditions. Duty station: Lviv, Ukraine. This position is for Ukrainian nationals only. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, Safety and Security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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