Officer, Food Security & Livelihood

International Medical Corps

Admin & Office

Unspecified NGN Confidential
1 month ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements


The purpose of this role is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of food security projects in country mission. The implementation of early recovery program will facilitate the ground for transitions to development programs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:


⢠Conduct rapid assessment to identify locations of operational and food security needs.
⢠Lead the process of beneficiary selection as per the criteria set by the project in collaboration with local administrations and community representatives.
⢠Implement FSL project as per the timeframe, budget and resources set and implement the project within the specified parameters.
⢠Actively participate in conducting the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in collaboration with the M&E Staff.
⢠Actively engage in formation of local committees and community mobilization.
⢠Facilitate and provide community training in collaboration with relevant line requirements of authorities, donors, and internal guidelines.
⢠Involve in planning and providing capacity building activities with nutrition team.
⢠Maximize the nutritional sensitivity of the project by working closely with nutrition program team where applicable.
⢠Provide capacity building and backstopping to field assistants/volunteers. 
⢠Prepare and submit regular internal reports on all food security/livelihood activities and prepare external reports as per the donor format.
⢠Implement seed and tools voucher and fair programs, beekeeping, livestock, high value fruit tree as early recovery means for food security and livelihoods. 
⢠Build capacity of beneficiaries of food security related activities, advise backyard gardening beneficiaries and conduct scheduled regular visits to their farms.
⢠Conduct market assessment and identify potential vendors for voucher fair program.
⢠Participate in food security & livelihoods related assessment missions with other stakeholders in the area representing International Medical Corps.
⢠Actively represent International Medical Corps in food security and livelihoods cluster and early recovery coordination meetings as directed.
⢠Capture lessons learnt from monitoring and evaluations, document success stories, replicate successful projects and scale up. 
⢠Understand the gaps in food security and come up with project ideas, write concept notes and share with technical supervisor and base manager. 
⢠If required, support HR and FLS team the process of national staff recruitment and induction of new hires.
⢠Work with M&E team to develop monitoring tool, sending weekly updates to FSL Advisor, follow up closely and update the team if the situation in the ground is changing quickly.
⢠Mentor and support FSL Assistants as required.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corpsâ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear, or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through oneâs own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corpsâ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, or adults at risk; and any form of trafficking in persons. 

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.

Job Requirements


⢠Typically, Veterinary degree or BSc in Agriculture. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
⢠An up-to-date understanding of food security, emergency response, early recovery, food security and livelihoods concepts. 
⢠Familiarity with design and programming processes of different donors 
⢠Proficient analytical skills that demonstrate an understanding of the current concepts, priorities, and issues in program monitoring, data collection and evaluation. 
⢠Skills in technical proposal writing, designing, and implementing food security programs.
⢠Ability to exhibit tact, diplomacy, and resourcefulness in dealing with high level officials from donor agencies, international organizations, and other foreign and domestic government officials and partners.
⢠Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

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