Save the Children Job in Nigeria for a Graduate Food Security and Livelihood Officer

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating
lasting change in the lives of children in over 20 countries around the
world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and
collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where
we help children and families help themselves.

We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a
variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence
without political agenda or religious orientation. Save the Children’s
mission is to Inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats
children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Food Security and Livelihood Officer

  • To support implementation of FSL component of project for FFP.

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will receive a context specific ToR for each deployment,
which will draw upon the responsibilities outlined below.

Programme Support (typically will be at field level):

  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with
    the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external
    sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that
    all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the FFP DPM and/or other senior programme
    staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an
    overall project implementation.
  • With support from the lead FFP DPM and/or other senior programme
    staff, support with inputs in development of high quality concept notes
    and proposals.
  • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team support
    the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this
    links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field
    staff in carrying out the work.
  • With support from the Accountability Lead ensure accountability
    is enforced in all project activities as well as ensuring that feedback
    from children and their families is considered in project
  • Work closely with partners and their staff to ensure project
    activities are implemented in time and within the stipulated quality.
  • To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are
    maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of
  • With the support of FFP DPM, support project implementation to
    ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring
    against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Working closely with the FFP DPM and/or other senior programme
    staff, support timely programme and donor reports on project activities
    in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external
    donor requirements.
  • Working closely EYN partners, Field Manager and the lead FFP DPM
    and/or other senior programme staff, with the HR team, help in the
    identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project
  • With support from the FFP DPM and/or other senior programme
    staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the
    logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
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Capacity Building:

  • Identify learning and training opportunities for partner staff and communicate this to the Field manager or FFP DPM. 

Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning:

  • Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts
    of other agencies and Government, and support Interagency Coordination
    forums, advocating for the specific needs of children. This may involve
    supporting coordination working groups within the IDP camps and host
    communities or target project sites.
  • Contribute to communications and media work as required through
    correction of data and information and sharing with the project heads

Qualifications & Experience

  • Substantial experience of working in FSL, including prior internationally based experience
  • Education to BSc/BA level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Previous experience of project management and implementation
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Excellent communication  and strong influencing skills
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and
    accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a
    good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to
    ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of training and capacity building staff
  • Some experience of representation and ability to represent SC effectively in external forums.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
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  • Knowledge of EMMA and market analysis tools
  • Familiarity with FSL and nutrition surveys
  • Experience or knowledge of working and living in relevant regions/contexts
  • Knowledge of consortia working
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming within FSL programming.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  28th October, 2016.

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