Food Security Assistant

Food Security Assistant Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO) is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Food Security Assistant Location: Maiduguri, Borno Employment Type: Full-time Starting date: September, 2020 Duration of contract: 6 Months (Extendable) Reporting to: Project Coordinator Slot: 2 Openings General Context of the Job/Project The overall aim of the position is to assist the food security officer, coordinate and manage a timely and effective food security assistance project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements: To support the implementation of NHF FSS Project by assisting the food security officer in undertaking programme activities (community mobilization, verification, registration, food distribution, monitoring and evaluation). The role also includes assisting the food security officer in planning and coordination of distribution activities, food distribution planning and reporting. Job Description Adhere to SHO policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures Assist in all the beneficiary identification, registration, verification and distribution of food. Supervise casual labourers Conduct training and sensitisation activities related to food distributions and nutrition. Assist in Planning, supervising and monitoring training, awareness and sensitisation activities, including maintenance and verification of all supporting documentation and activities (e.g. pre- and post-tests). Assist in Maintaining records of all activities, in order to complete timely reports for DRC and for external actors, including donors. Plan, coordinate and monitor all food distribution-related activities, including screening, referrals and follow up. Assist the Livelihoods officer in project documentation. Promote the rights of displaced people and affected populations, explore and assess new and better ways to provide timely, effective and appropriate assistance. Assist in gap analysis, needs assessment, conducting registration, receiving commodities and distributing to beneficiaries in locations adversely affected by the conflict. Perform any other duty assigned by the Food Security Project Coordinator. Required Qualifications and Experience Completion of University Degree in Nutrition, Humanities, Health or another relevant degree Minimum one year of experience in NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs. Experience in community services, women empowerment, youth activities, protection, distribution or registration. Essential Knowledge and Skills: Extensive knowledge of Nigerian displacement context. Excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and team-playing skills. Highly flexible, with the ability to use initiative. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. Commitment to humanitarian principles and values. Preferred Experience: Proven professional experience working with NGO at a relevant position e.g enumerator, monitor, field and community worker. Experience working for NGOs and/ or in Camp setting is a must. Experience Working in Northeast Nigeria is a Must Positive attitude and a willingness to learn Written and spoken fluency in English, Hausa, Kanuri or additional fluency in other local languages an added advantage. Ability and Willingness to follow instructions. Brief Conditions SHO reserve the right to close the application before the deadline, if the required number of candidates is attained. Candidates will be responsible for his/her own travel, accommodation and feeding during the recruitment process. Application Closing Date 10th September, 2020. How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should please submit their Application (Letter of motivation and CV in a single file) via E-mail to: indicating the "Job Position" as subject of the e-mail. Or The HR, Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO), Behind NTA Quarters, Off Damboa Road, Old GRA, Maiduguri, Borno State. Note: Please clearly indicate the "Job Position" on the envelope. Application Process All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than five pages) in English. CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied. Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations. Applications should be addressed to: The Recruitment Manager. Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered. SHO considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Note CVs will be reviewed on rolling bases. Due to the large numbers of expected applicants, SHO will only inform shortlisted candidates for written test and oral interview. For general information about SHO, please consult: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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