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Livelihood & FS Project Officer – Dollow, Jubbaland State of Somalia

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Job Description

Job Description

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:  Livelihood & FS Project Officer

Reports to:   Project Coordinator

Supervision of:      Livelihood & FS Project Assistants

Duty station:     Dollow, Somalia 

Number of Positions:   1 positions

Duration and type of contract:   Till End of December 2021

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

Job Description

NRC in Somalia

NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences; Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across nine countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination. 

Generic responsibilities:

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

Specific responsibilities:

  • Participate in activity planning, coordination and execution of the  Livelihoods activities in increasing access to  self-employment, wage-employement  and other livelihoods income source, establishment of vulnerable households and constant market demand  monitoring. 
  • Fully Responsible for the operational activities of Food Security and Livelihoods  such as Social safety Net cash transfer, market price monitorings, distributions of vouchers/skill tools and redemption of vouchers. 
  • 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
  • Responsible for Preparation of  Cash transfer payment sheet, Post Distribution monitoring with the support  M&E and making use Beneficiares receive their entitelments.
  • Contribute/lead Beneficiares selection, Registration and verification in transparent manner
  • Lead/conduct  community mobilisation/consultation meetings  and beneficiary selection
  • Beneficiary enrolment in TVET/skills training programmes and support development of competitive  business plans
  • Organize and conduct  Income generation activity training, Village saving Load Association Approach (support the selected Bnfs development of business plans)
  • Make sure the LSF project are addressed and consider gender equality, disability issue
  • Train the the Community committees on Beneficiaries selection criteria and right of Vulnerable benefinicireis
  • Assist in the implementation of the plans of action, review achievement and constraints, and provide feedback accordingly
  • Remain alert to identify and appropriately report any emerging  PoCs (Refugees, Asylum Seeker, Returnees, IDPs) issues
  • Represent NRC in Sectoral and Cluster meetings for livelihoods project
  • Ensure that all documentation of the Project is promptly and correctly filled and archived as necessary
  • Carry out weekly/monthly market price monitoring to determine market demand and commodity pricing.   
  • Prepare weekly, biweekly and monthly reports and also assessment reports as appropriate
  • Lead the Community sensitisation on cash based social transfer eligibility criteria and service referrals
  • Any other work assigned by line manager

Qualifications:

  • University degree preferably in agriculture, nutrition, social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline. 
  • At least Minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience specically, the Livelihoods programming in the area; Self-employment, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Apprenticeship schemes.
  • Experience from working as a Project Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian context
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts preferably refugees, asylum seekers and returnees.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong analysis skills (qualitative and qualitative)
  • Flexible and creative
  • 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.

 

Contract period: 10 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Dollow

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.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable​.

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline

Email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 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.

  1. Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the CC Project. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

Generic responsibilities (max 10)

These responsibilities shall be the same for all positions with the same title. The responsibilities shall be short and essential. Details belong in the Work and Development plan.

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

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus and type of programme intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  1. Participate in activity planning, coordination and execution of the Livelihoods activities in increasing access to self-employment, wage-employement 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 monitorings, distributions of vouchers/skill tools and redemption of vouchers.
  3. 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
  4. Responsible for Preparation of Cash transfer payment sheet, Post Distribution monitoring with the support M&E and making use Beneficiares receive their entitelments.
  5. Contribute/lead Beneficiares selection, Registration and verification in transparent manner
  6. Lead/conduct community mobilisation/consultation meetings and beneficiary selection
  7. Beneficiary enrolment in TVET/skills training programmes and support development of competitive business plans
  8. Organize and conduct Income generation activity training, Village saving Load Association Approach (support the selected Bnfs development of business plans)
  9. Make sure the LSF project are addressed and consider gender equality, disability issue
  10. Train the the Community committees on Beneficiaries selection criteria and right of Vulnerable benefinicireis
  11. Assist in the implementation of the plans of action, review achievement and constraints, and provide feedback accordingly
  12. Remain alert to identify and appropriately report any emerging PoCs (Refugees, Asylum Seeker, Returnees, IDPs) issues
  13. Represent NRC in Sectoral and Cluster meetings for livelihoods project
  14. Ensure that all documentation of the Project is promptly and correctly filled and archived as necessary
  15. Carry out weekly/monthly market price monitoring to determine market demand and commodity pricing.  
  16. Prepare weekly, biweekly and monthly reports and also assessment reports as appropriate
  17. Lead the Community sensitisation on cash based social transfer eligibility criteria and service referrals
  18. Any other work assigned by line manager

Critical interfaces

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

  • Food Security Staff
  • Team Leader-Dhoobley/Luuq Office
  • Finance Staff
  • Logistic Staff
  • Other NRC program staff

Scale and scope of position

Staff: Project Assistant
Stakeholders: Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with (e.g.Food Security cluster INGOs, local NGOs,implementing partiners civil society, governmental bodies)
Legal or compliance: Brief description of any legal or compliance responsibility the postholder has (term of employment, vendors, donors)

 

  1. Competencies

Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:

  1. Professional competencies

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

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 agriculture, nutrition, social sciences, development studies or other relevant discipline, Master agree is adding advantage
  • At least Minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience specically, the Livelihoods programming in the area; Self-employment, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Apprenticeship schemes. 
  1. Behavioral competencies (max 6)

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and 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
  1. Performance Management

The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:

  • The Job Description
  • The Work and Development Plan
  • The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
  • The End-term Performance Review Template
  • The NRC Competency Framework

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