Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihoods and Food Security Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day-to-day implementation of the livelihood and food security (LFS) projects.

Generic responsibilities

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to a 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. Provide regular activity progress reports to livelihood and food security officer.   Ensure that LFS projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assist. Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders at the field level. Ensure that the Security Plan and procedure is adhered to in all operations, including staff ‎movements, etc. 

Specific responsibilities

Project implementation

Actively participate in monthly planning of LFS activities and participate in weekly review achievements and constraints; and ‎provide feedback accordingly. Carry out food security activities in the target locations. Lead the beneficiaries’ selection and verification process as per the selection criteria, update beneficiary database if required. Make sure that beneficiary selection is done appropriately. Organize distribution site, make sure that the distributions are done timely and effective manner; ensure the safety and protection of beneficiaries and the team. Review the overall voucher distribution at the site, verify the number of distributed vouchers in daily basis, and report it in daily basis. Assist in conducting regular meetings with community leaders, Food Assistance Management Committees (FAMC) and local Administration on the commodity pipeline, distribution arrangements, food entitlements and other relevant issues. In charge of the day-to-day guidance of the Distributors, making sure that the project implementation is in line with NRC technical guideline and donor regulations and are done on time with quality. Support in the production of training and/or communication tools related to food security activities supported by the NRC and develop new training contents and materials. Actively participate in community need assessments and identify beneficiaries in need of food security and livelihood support. Direct line management of Distributors; supervise and train them. Liaise with NRC partners (especially local authorities) and other stakeholders (community leaders, CBOs, NGOs, UN) on FS related issues. Follow up on a daily basis with the support department (finance, logistics, HR and administration) as requested by line manager to guarantee the smooth running of food security activities that include movement planning, internal request, payments, HR, etc. Carry out any other relevant task to the position as requested by the line manager.

Monitoring and evaluation

In close Coordination with M&E team, facilitate Data Collection at field level, such as baseline and endline surveys, post distribution monitoring, market prices monitoring and needs assessment. Document beneficiaries’ changes of living conditions and food security situation. Monitor, evaluate and suggest improvements to increase efficiency of project activities. Where NRC is implementing food security through local partner, the post holder monitors the local partners work making sure that LFS activities implemented on time and with high quality. Ensure regular communication and promotion of the complaint mechanism system with beneficiaries Attend weekly and monthly food security meetings and provide accurate and updated information about food security activities assigned to.


Critical interfaces

Relevant interfaces for this position are: Project planning: Field officer Area operations: Field office coordinators Staff Capacity Building:  LFS Coordinator, LFS officer, HR Development Officer Implementation: LFS officer, LFS Coordinator, Area Manager

Scale and scope of position




Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g. UN agencies, INGOs, local NGOs, civil society, FSAC and Early Recovery Sub-clusters, governmental bodies, local authorities and community leaders)




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Term of employment


1. Professional competencies

Generic professional competencies:

University degree, preferably in Agriculture, agro-economy, economy, social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline. Proven experience working in a humanitarian/recovery context Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities Good knowledge of English Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

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