Assistant project manager - livelihood

CARE International

Job Summary

Responsible for managing the Livelihood team at a Local Government Area

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Locations: Rann & Dikwa, Borno State
Position Type: Regular
Slots: 1 per location
Supervisor: Project Manager Livelihood

Job Summary

  • The Assistant Project is responsible for managing the Livelihood team at a Local Government Area (LGA). This team will work very closely with the community, project participants (beneficiaries), State Authorities, LGA Authorities, national and International NGOs, national partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Livelihood interventions.
  • The incumbent will ensure that projects are implemented as per the approved proposals and CARE’s programming approach. The incumbent is responsible for preparation of high quality reports in a timely manner.

Scope of Work

  • Assist the Project Manager and act in his/her absence.
  • Overall supervision of Livelihood activities
  • Supervise Livelihood staff at the LGA
  • Provide technical input to Livelihood encompassing Agriculture, Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA)
  • Supervise field studies, assessments etc.
  • Prepare high quality timely project field reports at
  • Identify training needs for staff and inform project manager
  • Prepare monthly project implementation plans
  • Prepare monthly budget of the Livelihood activities in the LGA and submit to the Project manager
  • Carry out direct reports performance appraisals as required in a timely manner.
  • Effectively represent CARE at the LGA before the LGA authorities, communities, national and
  • Participate in workshops, trainings and meetings organized by CARE and other agencies and contribute effectively to the success of the events.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned to by project manager or his/her designate.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Business Management, Food Security, Livelihood, Community Development or relevant field with minimum 3 years working experience in related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in emergency, relief and development.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Livelihoods, Micro and medium women businesses, gender and nutrition.
  • Solid experience of community mobilization approaches and coordination with governments
  • Experience in emergency response and / or development projects
  • Specific experience of application of relevant approaches, methodologies, practices.
  • Experience working with international NGOs
  • Strong supervisory and communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines yet effectively coordinate program activities with other CARE projects and other similar interventions being implemented in the same operational area.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Microsoft Office Package skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:

  • Fraud
  • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse

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