International Medical Corps (IMC)

Food Security Officer

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Job Description

International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

International Medical Corps has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013. It currently has its country office in Abuja and field offices in Kano, Sokoto and Maiduguri where it is implementing emergency Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) and Protection programs, and also building capacity of local health systems and structures, ensuring the provision of quality, accessible Nutrition and Health Care.

Job Title:Food Security Officer

Job Summary

  • Reporting to the Nutrition Coordinator, the Food Security Officer will provide leadership and management of all aspects of the food security and livelihood integrated to CMAM project/s in Maiduguri LGA in Borno.
  • He/ She will be responsible for the implementation food security /cash/food voucher transfer component and ensuring program quality, completion of activities within allocated funding and project period, and identifying new needs for program expansion and improvement.
  • The Food Security Officer will be spending full of his/her time in Maiduguri.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Respect the dignity of the beneficiaries, careers and members of the community
  • Supervise and lead the management of emergency food security activities related to active projects linked to the CMAM program within the Maiduguri LGA.
  • Support the team to define the implementing methodology, to organize trainings, to define and implement a realistic working plan, to setup monitoring and evaluation tools, adapted to cash and vouchers approaches.
  • Organize and take an active part in field and rapid assessments, market mapping and analysis, beneficiaries selection in order to collect information and data needed for the design, monitoring and evaluation cash based activities.
  • Analyze and control the technical performance of active projects, improving the technical relevance of the food voucher response including data collection analysis, baseline and surveys definition, in closed cooperation with CMAM Interventions
  • Responsible to the food voucher transfer for the overall quality of the project management and of any methodological tools used in project implementation, supporting the definition and implementation of integrated approach projects between the other.
  • In coordination with the nutrition coordinator to contribute to the management of the project team through the definition of responsibilities, evaluation of technical capacities and training/capacity building according to donors’ cash and vouchers approaches
  • In coordination with the nutrition coordinator, finance and logistic to ensure project budget, equipment and local supply planning as well as the efficient management of financial resources (in line with donor procedures, national law and IMC procedures)
  • Ensure regular project reporting in a timely manner and in compliance with donor format and guidelines
  • Ensure proper field staff management and coordination, identification of project staff and administration needs
  • Ensure timely communication with field and effective coordination with other food security partners in Borno state
  • Ensure active participation to cluster’s or other relevant meeting
  • Communicate in a timely manner any changes in project planning due to security constraints to the security manager *Ensure that procurements are timely initiated, monitored and prioritized by the logistics team;
  • Assist Nutrition Coordinator monitor and ensure spending against plan, and analyze monthly financial reports; Ensure that program spending is in line with original plan and burn rate balances with implementation progress; Foster linkages with partners including agriculture offices, UNICEF and private sector institutions for effective implementation of the program
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or other relevant certifications
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in humanitarian interventions focusing on food security and nutrition
  • An understanding of food security interventions.
  • Good command of English and knowledge of Hausa is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Method of Application:
Applicants should send their Applications to the "Human Resource Officer, International Medical Corps" via the email


Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted
Candidates MUST state the position that they are applying for as the subject of their email, otherwise applications will not be considered.
Application letter and curriculum vitae should be in a single Microsoft Word Document.

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About International Medical Corps (IMC)
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization established by volunteer doctors and nurses. The organization provides disaster relief, delivers health care to underserved regions, builds clinics, and trains local health care workers with the goal of creating self-reliant, self-sustaining medical services and infrastructure in places where that had previously been lacking.IMC focuses on primary and secondary health care, prevention and treatment of infectious di...
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Job Summary
December 14, 2016
Offer Type
Minimum of 2years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
December 24, 2016
Agriculture / Agro Allied
NGO / International Agencies
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