Food Security Coordinator at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters, NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours’ notice when a crisis occurs.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Food Security CoordinatorRef. no.: 3702734959Location: MaiduguriDescriptionNRC is looking for a Food Security Coordinator for our area office in Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Food Security Coordinator is to Develop and Implement programme activities in Maiduguri and in the field officesNRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.The Food Security Coordinator reports to the Food Security Programme Development Manager.ResponsibilitiesLine management of Food Security project field staffContribute to Food Security strategy development, project proposals and provide input on needs and gapsManage and implement delegated portfolio of Food Security projects (activities, budget and project documentation) as delegated from Project Manager in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements, and ensure high technical qualityProvide regular progress reports to Project Manager (Area Manager and Core Competencies if no Project Manager)Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need of protection, explore and asses new and better ways to assistLiaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholdersDevelop and manage project budget, as delegated from Project ManagerVisit on a regular basis the area of implementation and check the quality of the ongoing and completed works, make correction and provide relevant recommendations.In collaboration with the Food Security Project Manager and Area Manager, play a key role in recruiting Food Security field staffIn coordination with the Food Security Project Manager, represent NRC in coordination meetings with local authorities and NGOs when required

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