Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Livelihoods Technical Assistant

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Role and Responsibilities

Generic responsibilities .

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines Assist a range of support with the implementation of the CC portfolio according to plan of action Implements independently procedures and activities within own function or core competency as delegated Responsible for organising and delivery of tasks in line with priorities and standards Develop and maintain knowledge of the specialist area of work in which technical assistance and support is being provided, in order to be most effective in supporting the team Use initiative in day to day Problem Solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work Prepare and develop status reports as required by management Ensure proper filing of documents Promote and share ideas for improvement in your area of expertise.

Specific responsibilities:-

Assist the project officer and team in preparing Agriculture inputs packages. Assist the project officer and team in the field to organize the training sessions for the farmers in the Demo Plots. Assist the team in Data Collection and consolidation. If needed lead incentive workers in implementing livelihood and Agriculture Value Chain Activities in the field as per work plan. Assist the Project team in conducting needs and market assessments questionnaires through Focus Group Discussions, household surveys, and Key Informant Interviews, with assistants and enumerators Responsible for the farmers’ mobilization at the field level to increase the membership in farmer Alliances/groups. Assist the team in organizing ToT (Training of Trainers) and training multiplications in the field for the farmers and youth. Raise procurement requisition as per procurement and spending plans for the project activities. Assist the team in distribution of agriculture inputs assets, start-ups and other grants to the targeted beneficiaries. Ensure protection mainstreaming in implementation Livelihood and Agriculture  activities

Competencies :-

Minimum Bachelors’ degree preferred in Agriculture/Agronomy/Horticulture/Veterinary or in a relevant field. Experience from working as an Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context. Knowledge and experience within a relevant Administration, craft or technical field and ideally a relevant vocational qualification Experience working directly with vulnerable groups; able to demonstrate conflict-sensitivity compassion, discretion. Experience conducting vulnerability assessments. Strong understanding of the agriculture, and agribusiness context in Basra. Good Knowledge in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and email. Basic knowledge of English language.

Other Information:

Contract Duration: 8 months 
Duty Station: Basra - Iraq 
Health Insurance is provided.
Salary: G4/S1, according to NRC’s Iraq salary scale and terms and conditions.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
NRC is an equal opportunity employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.

Please note/ Due to the urgent need for the position, selection will be made on a rolling basis.
For more information please read the Job Description  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.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Geneva leads NRC’s representation with the IASC and UN agencies, and coordinates donor engagement with the UN and Swiss donors. NRC strives to assist and protect vulnerable and displaced people during crises, especially in situations of conflict. Established in 1946, NRC is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working in around 31 countries with approximately 14’000 staff. NRC employs a rights based approach, challenging those with responsibility to uphold the rights of displaced people set out within national and International Laws. NRC endeavors to secure the acceptance of local stakeholders for activities and is committed to the principles of humanity, neutrality, independence and impartiality.

NRC seeks to engage with all relevant actors in order to promote the full respect for the rights of displaced and vulnerable people; secure and maintain access for humanitarian operations and promote the achievement of durable solutions. NRC Geneva, with the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC), are NRC’s primary presence in Geneva.

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