December 21, 2018
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Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is recruiting for contract Livelihoods Assistant (GFD).

Job Details

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. DRC is present in more than 30 conflict territories around the world assisting displaced people with shelter, food, income generating activities, legal aid and a wide range of other protection assistance. It is of utmost importance for DRC to work in compliance with the DRC Accountability and Quality Management system in the area of Finance. Smooth, reliable and effective operational systems are preconditions for DRC to maintain its position as a trustworthy and reliable partner for our donors and an accountable organisation towards our beneficiaries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below: 

Job Title: Livelihoods Assistant (GFD)

 Mafa and Bama - Borno
Slots: 3 Openings (Mafa X2 & Bama X1)


  • DRC has been operating in the West Africa region for over 15 years, running a combination of emergency, livelihood, protection and advocacy programmes through Country Offices (COs) Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and a Regional Office (RO) in Abidjan. DRC has 17 offices and more than 500 staff members across the WA region.
  • DRC started operating in Nigeria in 2015 where plans to run a combination of emergency, livelihood, WASH, protection and advocacy programmes has been set. DRC currently has offices in Abuja, Yola, Mubi, Maiduguri and Yobe, with more than 100 staff members subject to increase in the near future

About the Job

  • The Livelihoods Assistant – GFD is to assist the Livelihoods Officers - GFD in the implementation of Food distribution activities in Bama and Mafa IDPs camps.

Your Main Duties and Responsibilities will be:

  • Assist in all the beneficiary identification, registration, verification and distribution of food.
  • Supervise casual labourers
  • Conduct training and sensitisation activities related to food distributions and nutrition.
  • Assist in Planning, supervising and monitoring training, awareness and sensitisation activities, including maintenance and verification of all supporting documentation and activities (e.g. pre- and post-tests).
  • Assist in Maintaining records of all activities, in order to complete timely reports for DRC and for external actors, including donors.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor all food distribution related activities, including screening, referrals and follow up.
  • Assist the Livelihoods officer in project documentation.
  • Promote the rights of displaced people and affected populations, and explore and assess new and better ways to provide timely, effective and appropriate assistance.
  • Assist in gap analysis, needs assessment, conducting registration, receiving commodities and distributing to beneficiaries in locations adversely affected by the conflict.
  • Other responsibilities as required by line management.


    Job Requirements

    Min Required Experience:

    Not Specified

    Min Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree/HND

    Desired Courses:

    Not Specified

    Other Requirements:

    The Position

    • Relevant higher education at college level in nutrition and/or health.
    • Experience working as a Nutrition Assistant in a humanitarian/recovery context
    • Minimum 1 year work experience in a humanitarian/recovery context within Nutrition programmes, preferably with an international NGO.
    • Proven experience of registration, verification and distribution in emergency relief operations is a strong advantage
    • Computer skills (primarily MS Office applications), especially Microsoft Excel.
    • Knowledge of the context in rural Nigeria
    • Strong understanding of protection principles and likely protection concerns arising in the Nigerian context as well as conflict sensitivity
    • Experience in complex emergencies and the ability to live and work in a very remote environment.
    • Ability to work under pressure and without daily supervision
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in Hausa. Competency in Kanuri and/or other local languages appropriate to the target population.


    • Relevant higher education at college level in nutrition, food science or realted.
    • Computer skills (primarily MS Office applications), especially Microsoft Excel.
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Fluency in Hausa. Competency in Kanuri and/or other local languages appropriate to the target population.


    • B.Sc in Agriculture and Food Science or any related field
    • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
    • Fluency in Hausa.
    • Competency in Kanuri and/or other local languages appropriate to the target population.

    We Offer

    • Contract length: 9 Months
    • Level: IPE BAND NM-I
    • Designation of Duty Station: Mafa & Bama
    • Start Date: 1st February, 2019.


    • Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.

    Application Closing Date
    3rd January, 2019.

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online

    Application Process
    All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.


    • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered
    • CV-only applications will not be considered.
    • Clearly indicate the Position location applied for on the Cover Letter.
    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
    • The position is for Nigerian National Only.
    • Applications sent/received after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.
    • DRC-DDG Nigeria does not charge any fees for recruitment and does not use any employment mediator.

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    About Danish Refugee Council (drc)

    • Type: Nonprofit
    • Headquarters: Borgergade 10, 3rd floor 1300 Copenhagen K.

    The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries.Formed after the Second World War, and in response to...Know More about Danish Refugee Council (drc)

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