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FSL Officer At Action Against Hunger

Date Posted: 11/Jun/2019
Deadline: 17/Jun/2019

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

FSL Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe State
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager - Social Protection
Slot: 2 openings

Objective 1

  • Undertake Income Generation Activity interventions at LGA level under the direction of the SP Sector Manager.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community mobilization and education on Income generating opportunity for sustained livelihoods.
  • Formation of organized PLW groups for income generation
  • Build capacity of PLW income groups on selected enterprises in the LGA
  • Identify, establish and mentor VSLA groups for sustained household income
  • Monitor the VSLA group performance and provide technical support on their operations
  • Document and share best practices of VSLA in the targeted LGA for further learning
  • Linking of PLW to existing VSLA in the different wards in the LGA

Objective 2

  • Support Food Security and livelihood interventions in selected at LGAs for household résilience

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Mobilize PLW to form farmer groups in the respective wards in the LGA
  • Support the identification and selection of enterprises with the PLW groups
  • In collaboration with Agriculture department in LGA, establish farmer field schools in wards
  • Facilitate the capacity building programs for selected farmer groups on proper agronomic practices.
  • In collaboration with the LGA Agriculture department, facilitate extension services for the farmer field schools
  • Facilitate monitoring of farmers’ fields for further technical support and learning
  • Support the establishment of database on farmer field school and update them monthly.
  • Disseminate weather information to the farmer groups for timely measures to mitigate negative impact on farmers produce.
  • Support farmer group registration with the LGA
  • Support PLW farmer groups to establish vegetable gardens for nutrition

Objective 3

  • Institutional strengthening of farmers through OCB and marketing

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate farmer groups capacity building on group management in collaboration with the agriculture department
  • Facilitate farmer groups engagement on risk mitigation for improved yield
  • Facilitate farmer groups motivation talks on farming for income
  • In collaboration with Agriculture department facilitate market linkages for farmer groups
  • Strengthen farmer group investment and saving opportunity through VSLA within the farmer field school

Objective 4

  • Project Management

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible to support SP Manager for budget planning, expenditure tracking related to FSL activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be -
  • Support SP manager in developing FSL timeline
  • Support SP manager in developing financial forecast in line with the FSL activity timelines and planning at different level
  • Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening, finalization and managing process for FSL related positions
  • Ensure close collaboration with logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc. and ensure timely delivery of project activities.
  • Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects
  • Plan, Review, update and manage budget including FSL related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with SP Sector manager.
  • Maintain close collaboration with state Moan, LGA Agriculture department FSL issues

Objective 5

  • Reporting

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all training and meeting records are dully in place for all activities (attendance sheet, on-job coaching sessions, workshop/meeting reports)
  • Monthly reports submitted by 28th monthly in agreed standards
  • Ensure that health facility matrix, 4W/5W are updated by the respective teams and submitted in time
  • Timely and quality submission of monthly Quantitative and qualitative FSL Reports
  • Submit issues log report to SP Sector Manager with updates on specific actions taken so far and the further actions required.
  • Share success stories on IGA and FS interventions in the LGAs.
  • Support preparation of farmer group and VSLA monthly meeting records for effective group management
  • Submit situation reports on multisectoral issues affecting livelihoods of farmer groups and VSLA

Objective 6

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes;
  • 10 minutes monthly conversation for FSL Assistant completed, discussed and submitted by 30th monthly
  • 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal completed, discussed and submitted by end of month.
  • Staff development needs, capacity gaps highlighted in performance management document and key issues highlighted for Sector Manager attention

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • SP Sector Manager: Line Manager
  • WASH, SP, HSS Sector Manager: Information Sharing
  • FSL Assistant : Direct Supervisee
  • M&E Officers/Manager; regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
  • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information

External:

  • LGA Agriculture Department: direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Agriculture or other FSL related studies e.g. agro-economy, natural resource management, etc.
  • 3 years’ experience in FSL project implementation

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Good understanding of Nigeria Agricultural practices in Nigeria
  • Previous role of development facilitation and supervisory level is required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
  • Working knowledge of MS office

Preferred:

  • Work experience in humanitarian settings
  • Work experience with Agriculture department or ministry is an added advantage
  • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
  • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
  • Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation

Remuneration
Basic Gross Salary: NGN 236,585 - NGN 379,904

Method of Application

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