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Livelihood and Food Security Project Officer (Kenyan Nationals Only) Mandera – Kenya
Livelihood and food security project officer (kenyan nationals only) mandera – kenya
Rest of Kenya
Full Time
KSh Confidential
51 minutes ago
Job Summary

Ensure compliance with Livelihood and Food Security CC strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards

Qualification Level: Diploma
Experience Level: Mid level
Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 4000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its Horn of Africa Programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations.
The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera ), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, Dolo Ado, Shire,Gambella and Asosa), South Sudan (Juba, Awil, Alek and Aweril) and Yemen (Sa’naa and Aden).
The NRC Horn of Africa & Yemen mission is an expanding programme. NRC started its operations in Kenya in the refugee camps in Dadaab in February 2007. NRC has WASH, Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihood and Information Counselling and Legal Assistant programmes implemented in the refugee camps in Dadaab, Kakuma and Mandera.
NRC is seeking to recruit Livelihood and Food Security Project Officer. The Project Officer is responsible for coordination of the Livelihoods and Food Security Interventions at Mandera office.
The Livelihood and Food Security Project Officer report to the Head of Office – Mandera.

Job description

Ensure compliance with NRC policies, guidelines and standards
Ensure compliance with Livelihood and Food Security CC strategy, tools, handbooks, guidelines and standards
Responsible for implementation of relevant technical activities in the LFS project in Mandera
Responsible for tracking of financial expenditures of the project
Provide technical support and capacity building towards project staff
Ensure relevant data collection and produce reports and analysis as required
Assess, promote and document ideas for technical improvement and further program development options
Represent NRC in relevant coordination forums and build relationships with key stakeholders
Coordinate the implementation of LFS interventions according to project proposals and plans;
Develop and implement operational work plans in accordance with the project’s budget, Logical framework, and administrative guidelines;
Support development of a contextual analysis of livelihoods and food security issues affecting the target groups and the County;
Prepare high quality reports and other program updates as required as well as ensure proper documentation of project files;
Support target communities to establish Community Based Early Warning Systems (CBEWS) in collaboration with National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), County Government of Mandera and other relevant stakeholders;
To technically mentor and supervise Assistant LFS officer working under his supervision as well as carry out Staff performance appraisal;
Strengthen the linkage and foster good working relations with relevant organizations, government representatives and community based organizations;
Represent the LFS CCs in various forums and technical working groups within and outside the County as may be requested by the Head of office.
Develop an exit strategy plan for project.
Conduct financial service mapping and identification.


Degree in Agriculture, Natural resources Management, Environmental studies or developments studies
At least 3 years of experience working with livelihoods and food security interventions in a humanitarian/recovery context with international NGOs or similar organization.
Knowledge/ skills in development of quality proposals/concept notes
Report writing skills
Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts with multi-sectoral stakeholders including county governments and local communities;
A broad grasp of issues related to Livelihoods and food security development especially in rural setting;
Technical training in agricultural, rural development, environmental/range science and related fields
Knowledge of participatory rural appraisal;
Experience working with pastoral/agro pastoralist communities on livelihoods and development programs such as cash transfer programs.

Education field

Agricultural / Forestry / Aquaculture

Education level

College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent computer skills ;
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Knowledge of English. Knowledge of Somali an asset
Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
Strong understanding of protection principles

We offer

Duty station: Mandera
Contract period is up to October 2018 with possibility of extension. Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions, The candidate will observe NRC’s code of conduct and working hours for the NRC Office in Mandera.

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