Food Security and Livelihood Assistant at International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and Nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Food Security and Livelihood Assistant
Location: Damboa, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Position: Nigerian nationals only

Job Summary

  • The selected candidate(s) will work as part of the core team implementing daily food distribution and all activities at food distribution points. This will include activities during the General Food Distribution in-kind and cash-based transfers to IDPs and host communities and any other livelihood activities implemented within the program areas in Borno State.

Implementation of Programs Activities:

  • Work with M&E and data clerks to conduct beneficiary registration and update the register with new arrivals and exits regularly.
  • Compile and timely submit the food requests to WFP logistics and program unit.
  • Conduct beneficiary sensitization on- food rations, cash entitlement, distribution days, distribution points, beneficiary rights, etc.
  • Maintain open line of communication with the beneficiaries to obtain feedback and complaints and pass them on to the CFM Assistant or appropriate authority.
  • Conduct beneficiary verification, validation and registration on distribution days.
  • Identify and prioritize vulnerable people on distribution days with support from the Project Management Committee (PMC) members.
  • Work with team leaders to organize vehicles and materials required for food and cash distributions and any other program materials needed.
  • Send timely reports to the team leaders about food received, suspected or confirmed losses or damages
  • Supervise and coordinate the casual workers, transporters and other team members to ensure effective distribution.
  • Ensure cases that have been referred by the CFM, protection officers or other actors that need food or cash assistance are addressed accordingly.
  • Update and reconcile stock issues against the distribution list after every distribution.
  • Disseminate findings from Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) conducted to the beneficiaries.
  • Coordinate the food committee and SEMA/NEMA officials in the implementation of program activities and engage them in meetings to discuss program related issues.
  • Work with the security manager to ensure effective crowd control and safety of beneficiaries and staff at the distribution points.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by supervisors.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Security or Agriculture, Social Science, Social Works related discipline and at least two years of professional experience in food and cash assistance interventions.
  • Experience in northeast Nigeria is an added advantage

Required skills:

  • Experience in community mobilization and sensitization
  • Experience in food, cash and NFI distribution
  • Attention to detail and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Fluent in English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Capacity to work under stressful situations.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and capacity to coordinate work across multiple departments.
  • Experience living in remote or isolated work stations, or insecure locations.
  • Good computer skills especially Word and Excel, access. Knowledge of other databases preferred.
  • Good human relations and diplomacy.
  • Possess a high analytical capacity.
  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and analytical skills.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.

Compliance & Ethics:

  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Equal Opportunities

  • International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
  • Due to the urgent need of the positionapplications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • International Medical Corps never asks job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction. If you are asked for money in connection with thisrecruitment, please report to International Medical Corps at the reporting email address provided at the end of this document. International Medical Corps’ Reporting email address: Please do not submit your CV or application to the reporting email address, it will not be considered for review.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to "the Human Resource Coordinator, International Medical Corps" via: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Deadline  20th March, 2022.

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