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NRC has been active in Somalia since 2004 with four area offices in Kismayu, Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa, providing protection and humanitarian assistance to refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees in Somaliland, Puntland, South Central and Jubbaland regions. NRC offers a comprehensive response for returnees and IDPs of high need, addressing their food security, livelihood, shelter, education, ICLA, and water, hygiene and sanitation needs and also responding to emergencies through NRC’s five core competences: Shelter, Education, Food Security and Livelihoods, WASH and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA).

NRC Somalia is part of NRC’s East Africa and Yemen regional operation which comprises of large-scale multi-country humanitarian and early recovery interventions spread across Ten countries (Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Yemen, Eritrea, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan).  NRC’s overall strategy in the region is to enhance protection and promote the rights of displaced people in humanitarian need by improving living conditions and seeking durable solutions. The regional office is based in Nairobi and works with country programmes to ensure standardization of programmatic and operational approaches, promote multi country programming and ensuring quality and coordination.

Roles and responsibilities

The livelihood and food security Assistant is day to day implementation of livelihoods and Food Security Project activities in South and central Somalia. The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  • Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  • Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function
  • Use initiative in day to day problem solving in line with agreed procedures, priorities and standards for the area of work
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
  • Ensure proper filing of documents
  • Promote and share ideas for improvement

Specific responsibilities

  • Prepare payment requests (PRs) in Aggresso where applicable and liaise with logistics to support stock requisition of materials from stores to support project activities using the correct procedures
  • Liaise with your supervisors to support in preparation of contract documents, verification certificates for incentive workers, partners and other service providers timely to facilitate proper and prompt payment to the partners
  • Work with incentive workers to ensure that correct data capture procedures are adhered to during PDM and other monitoring activities
  • Administer working advances, field based resource person’s payments and participants’ activity payments in compliance with NRC policy
  • Help select beneficiaries eligible for livelihoods and food security programmes, based on guidelines and procedures given by the LFS Officer (Galmudug) and Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator/Project Manager (SC area Office).
  • Immediately report any challenges or implementation delays to the LFS Officer (Galmudug Area Office) and Livelihoods and Food Security Coordinator or project Manager (SC Area Office).
  • Maintain clear and up to date records of livelihood programme beneficiaries and activities (beneficiary numbers, locations, contact details, activity progress) – including by regularly visiting beneficiaries’ homes or businesses.
  • Help collect baseline and monitoring data by conducting interviews with beneficiaries and key informants.
  • Organize nutrition, food security and WASH awareness sessions for beneficiaries and host communities.
  • Participate in project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including rapid assessments, and other data collection in order to inform and improve programming.
  • Liaise and work with fellow project assistants including field assistants to implement and document LFS activities in South and Central Somalia with special focus at the on the projects assigned.
  • Support and work with incentive workers, implementing partners, suppliers & beneficiaries to; build capacity, ensure that correct documentation procedures are adhered to during field activities including M&E activities.
  • In consultation with the project officer(s) and project coordinator, represent NRC in community meetings, coordination meetings and other information sharing fora that is available.
  • Communicate timely and adequately of any concerns that threats the smooth operation of program and advise of possible course of actions to take.
  • Timely reporting and support in preparation of project reports/updates for the ongoing project activities
  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisors

Our Ideal Candidate: 

  • We are looking for a university degree graduate ( Bachelor’s degree) in agriculture, Veterinary, Natural Resources management and environmental science, or any other relevant field minimum of 2 years’ work experience a similar positions in a humanitarian/recovery context in South central Somalia.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in Cash Transfer programming(CTP), food security and livelihoods programs in Somalia.
  • Academic and experience background for Food security, Agriculture, and livestock developments in the humanitarian field.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.  Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.
  • Solid Knowledge of the South central in general and in the particular context in terms of political, security, economic, and clan dynamics.
  • In this position you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:

  • Good skills in emergency livelihoods and food security in south and central context.
  • Cash based intervention for drought and conflict affected communities in south and central Somalia.
  • Academic and experience background for Food security, Agriculture, and livestock developments in the humanitarian field.

What We Offer:

Contract period: Up to December 2023, with possible extension

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Dhusamareeb

Additional Information:

Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline.

Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraging.


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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