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Livelihoods and Food Security Officer Somalia Garowe

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Garowe, Somalia
Mid level
Posted date:
August 17, 2023
Close date:
August 22, 2023
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Job Description

The purpose of the officer position is day-to-day implementation of the CC Project.

Generic responsibilities:

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  2. Implement delegated CC project  portfolio according to plan of action
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents
  5. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
  6. Ensure that projects target participants most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Participate in activity planning, coordination and execution of the  Livelihoods activities in increasing access to  self-employment, wage-employment  and other livelihoods income source, establishment of vulnerable households and constant market demand  monitoring.
  2. Fully Responsible for the operational activities of Food Security and Livelihoods  such as Social safety Net cash transfer, market price monitoring, distributions of vouchers/skill tools and redemption of vouchers.
  3. Conduct frequent site visits and trainings, monitor adoption of practices, and collect data from Participants.
  4. Establish and develop various locally applicable agricultural interventions and conduct capacity building of local farmers and the local agriculture sector as required.
  5. Facilitate and provide guidance to farmers on appropriate cropping patterns, farming techniques, etc.
  6. Provide relevant technical inputs and collaborate with the project Pre-Design team to design and deliver the participatory community assessments and co-create the project.
  7. Engage and build strong relationships with community members, analyzing data collected to identify community-related needs and gaps.
  8. Regularly monitor and review the overall commodity movements such as food deliveries, storage, transport and distribution at the site, verifying if the amounts received have been properly recorded as suitable, damaged or suspected to be damaged
  9. Responsible for Preparation of  Cash transfer payment sheet, Post Distribution monitoring with the support  M&E and making use Participants receive their entitlements.
  10. Contribute/lead Participants selection, Registration and verification in transparent manner
  11. Lead/conduct  community mobilization/consultation meetings  and participant selection
  12. Lead enrolment of participants in TVET/skills training programmes and support development of competitive  business plans
  13. Organize and conduct  Income generation activity training, Village saving Load Association Approach (support the selected beneficiaries development of business plans)
  14. Make sure the LSF project are addressed and consider gender equality, disability issue
  15. Train the the Community committees on Participants selection criteria and right of Vulnerable participants
  16. Assist in the implementation of the plans of action, review achievement and constraints, and provide feedback accordingly
  17. Remain alert to identify and appropriately report any emerging  PoCs (Refugees, Asylum Seeker, Returnees, IDPs) issues
  18. Represent NRC in Sectoral and Cluster meetings for livelihoods project
  19. Ensure that all documentation of the Project is promptly and correctly filled and archived as necessary
  20. Carry out weekly/monthly market price monitoring to determine market demand and commodity pricing.  
  21. Prepare weekly, biweekly and monthly reports and also assessment reports as appropriate
  22. Lead the Community sensitization on cash based social transfer eligibility criteria and service referrals
  23. Fill in LFS program tracking documents on a regular basis
  24. Any other work assigned by line manager

Professional competencies:

Generic professional competencies:

  • Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts preferably refugees, asylum seekers and returnees.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative)
  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Good understanding of complex emergencies and crisis contexts
  • Flexible and creative
  • Strong organizational and logistical skills
  • Goal oriented with ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work and live in challenging conditions
  • Excellent computer skills.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • University degree preferably in Economy, Business management, agriculture, nutrition, social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline, Master agree is adding advantage
  • At least Minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience specially, the Livelihoods programming in the area; Self-employment, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Apprenticeship schemes.

Behavioral competencies:

The following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Solving emerging problems  with consultative ways

What We Offer:

  • Duty station:  Garowe, Somalia
  • Contract duration: Initial 3 months’ probation period for 1 year contract, with possibility of extension.
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions, terms and conditions.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.
  • NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

  • Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application.
  • Ensure to attach your latest CV.
  • Submit your application and CV in English.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport.
  • Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered.
  • Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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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