Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihood & Food Security Programme Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Job Description

“Achieving results through others”

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:                            Program Officer

Reports to:                       Program Coordinator

Supervision of:                 None

Duty station:                    Mankien

Project number:              Contingent upon Donor Funding

Duration and type of contract:   1 year with possibility of extension

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 purpose of the position entails responsibility for delegated program portfolio activities.  Specifically, this includes responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and Education activities in Mankien. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

Ensure adherence to NRC policies, tool, handbooks, guidelines and donor requirements. Implement the FSL/Education activities according to strategy, proposals, budgets and plans Prepare periodic status reports and other documents as required by management 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 Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in order to improve the quality of the activities Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist

Specific responsibilities

Program implementation and execution

Contribute to proposal development and Annual Planning processes Conduct beneficiary mobilization and registration in the project sites and ensuring that all the project goals are achieved in a timely manner and on budget Implement community-based initiatives that promote school enrolment, retention and transition in consultation with the Program Coordinator.  Support distribution of food commodities during GFD in the community and school feeding in schools, distribution of teaching and learning materials and lead follow-ups on appropriate and correct usage of project resources supplied to schools. Implement Education interventions; construction, repairs, furnishing Discuss with Department of Agriculture and implement LFS activities that supplement and complement general Food Distribution Support schools to establish environmentally friendly initiatives including establishment of tree nursery beds and tree planting Promote energy saving interventions in schools Liaise with School Authorities to ensure schools are safe and child friendly

Capacity Building

Assist the Program Coordinator to develop and execute teacher support programme at school level together with Ministry of Education officials Conduct training for PTAs and teachers in collaboration with other team members Guide and support teachers in delivering conflict sensitive education Take lead in the training of project management committees, complaints Help Desk committees and local leaders on their roles in the food management processes during GFD

Program monitoring and accountability

Monitor performance of teachers; lesson scheming, planning and hold discussions on effective learning and teaching outcomes Carry out PDM on the use and satisfaction on education material support provided to learners and teachers 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 FSL team and the support team to the attention of the FSL management team for resolution Lead the processes of monitoring, tracking attendance and recommend appropriate steps to take in case of gaps Lead the process of setting up CHDs in the distribution points and facilitate the feedback process. In Coordination with M&E Officers participate in education assessments and determine priority needs in project locations Ensure correct data collection and tracking of all education interventions and participate in compiling Emergency related internal (bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly) and external (interim and final) reports

Critical interfaces

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

Program Coordinator PM CC Specialists.

Scale and scope of position




FSL/Educations actors including NGOs, government




Legal or compliance:

Donor guidelines relating to FSL projects

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