Livelihoods Project Support Officer

Job Summary

The Livelihoods Project Support Officer will assist the delivery of livelihoods training and capacity building activities for communities in rural Cross River State, with a focus on household-scale poultry and pig production. Reports To Project Coordinator.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Summary of Responsibilities/Tasks: 

• Support the delivery of small scale poultry and pig raising activities at community level.
• Assisting training activities for community members. 

• Conduct regular in-person follow up visits to supported households, to coach and mentor households in  improved livestock husbandry and healthcare, and marketing of poultry and pig livestock and products.
• At field level, engage directly with community members and local leaders to ensure that planned project  activities are locally adapted and meet the needs of supported households and communities.  • Participate in regular meetings with key stakeholders at community level, ensuring there is common  understanding of the programme objectives. 
• Provide weekly updates and monthly reports on activity progress to the Project Coordinator.
• Contribute to ad hoc reports and human interest stories that may be needed.


Qualifications: 

• Committed to United Purpose’s Vision, Mission and Values 
• At least a diploma in Agriculture, Rural Development or field related to rural livelihoods.


Experience 

• Knowledge and understanding of working with international NGOs. 

• At least two years’ relevant Hands on experience working on development with an NGO in rural Nigeria,  with a preference for experience in livelihoods or agriculture programmes. 

• Proven track record of capacity building/training in rural communities. 

• Solid knowledge and understanding of community-based approaches to development. 


Skills 

• Strong facilitation and interpersonal communication skills. 

• Excellent ability to build strong relationships with supported households and communities through a  diplomatic and respectful approach. 

• Ability to facilitate training to community-based organisations and government stakeholders. • Proactive approach to problem solving. 

• Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

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