Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihood & Food Security Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description

   

Job Description

A job description is a written statement that describes the employee’s role and responsibilities. The role and responsibilities shall be executed within the NRC framework. The job description facilitates the recruitment process by stating the necessary competencies. It is mandatory for all positions.

Position:                             Project Officer - LFS

Number of position:          01

Reports to:                         Team Leader

Supervision of:                   None

Duty station:                        Kajo-keji County, Central Equatoria State 

Travel:                                  Frequent field travel within Kajo-keji           

Project number:                  SSFM2102 – SIDA

Duration:                              1 Year

Type of contract:                  Fixed Term

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.

Role and responsibilities

The Project Officer is responsible for the day to day implementation of the Livelihood and Security" id="link" class="link">Food Security (LFS) activities in Kajo-keji County.

Generic responsibilities

Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tool, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements, Manage and implement LFS activities and delegated portfolio according to strategy, proposal, budget, plans and donor requirements, and ensure high technical quality, Prepare periodic status reports and other documents as required by management, Ensure proper filing of documents, Break down the annual operational plans into weekly, monthly and quarterly implementation plans, Coordinate with relevant partners, Ensure that procurement, development and distribution of materials and equipment are timely and according to procedures, Train and develop other team members, Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in order to improve the quality of the activities, Ensure that the project targets beneficiaries most in need, and explores and assess new and better ways to assist.

Specific responsibilities

Preparation and implementation of training sessions under different project aspects for beneficiaries, including preparation of training content and materials and carrying out logistical arrangements, Conduct beneficiaries’ mobilization and registration in the project sites and ensuring that all the project goals are achieved in a timely manner and in line with budget, In collaboration with the ICLA/ Protection Team Leader represent NRC’s Livelihood and Food security program in a professional manner in meetings with partners, Conduct field Data Collection for baseline survey and evaluation, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), Pre and Post-harvest assessment, Report any problem related to finance, admin and Logistics within the LFS team and the support team to the attention of the Team Leader, Coordinator, and LFS management team for resolution,

Regularly review LFS stocks and liaise with the Team Leader and Coordinator in relation to stock needed and raise PRs in a timely manner as required, Develop and deliver Capacity Building trainings for beneficiaries such as farmers groups, VLSA group members, etc. and technically mentor and supervise them,  Be responsible for identifying improvements in the planning and implementation of LFS activities for Kajo-keji and assist in improving the effectiveness and technical quality of LFS project activities, Responsible for monitoring the impact of the project, support decision making and promote learning through documentation of best practices and follow up of necessary adjustment (Change Management) or monitor, evaluate and suggest improvements to the LFS project based on observations, assessments and discussions with the LFS team members, Establish transparent relationships with all partners including identification of their priorities, concerns and managing expectations in regards to LFS interventions, Involve and inform communities and community leaders about the LFS activities, Prepare daily, weekly and monthly progress reports, donor reports, thematic reports, and correspondences with government officials and INGOs and CBOs and ensure that high quality reports are submitted to the LFS management team and donor in a timely manner, Perform any other task relevant to the position as may be assigned by the line manager.

Critical interfaces

By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:

Other LFS staff including core competency specialists.

Scale and scope of position

Staff:



None

Stakeholders:



LFS actors including NGOs, government and community leaders

Budgets:



N/A

Information:



GORS, Bi-Weekly, Project Proposals, Intranet

Legal or compliance:



Donor guidelines relating to FSL projects, terms of employment, vendors requirements

Competencies

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

1. Value driven competencies

Values are aspirational attitudes and beliefs that influence the way people conduct themselves. NRC’s values are: Dedicated, Innovated, Inclusive and Accountable.

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