Food Security & Livelihoods Officer at Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI)


Emergency First International is an international NGO, non-profit, apolitical and secular. Emergency First International was born from the merger between two French NGO Première Urgence and Aide Médicale Internationale.

First International Emergency assists civilian victims, marginalized or excluded by the effects of natural disasters, wars and economic collapse situations.

Our vocation is to defend the fundamental rights of the person, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 man.

Let’s help them do without us

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive response to all the basic needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises in the urgency to help them regain independence and dignity.

Our mission: to help populations affected by humanitarian crises by giving them the ability to regain control of their destiny
Currently our projects are conducted in 22 countries by dan s 2650 national staff, 145 expatriates and 63 employees at headquarters.Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: 10th April, 2020

Mission Overview

The PUI Nigerian Mission has been officially opened in April 2016, with a focus on meeting urgent needs, including improving access to food commodities, primary health care and nutrition for Internally Displaced People (IDP) and host communities (HC) living in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC). The progressive sectorial widening allowed PUI to start implementing an integrated approach from 2017 in food security, livelihoods, nutrition and health sectors, with the support of ECHO, FFP, OFDA and CIAA/CDC, in line with PUI’s global strategy. From the launch of the health care services in February 2017 to the end of April 2018, a total of 119 913 OPD consultations were reached in Bolori II, while more than  60.000 beneficiaries have been reached by our cash project.
In mid-2018, PUI has developed its comprehensive response by adding Protection and Community Outreach (PCO) activities to the existing programs in Bolori II. In the month of October 2018 only, more than 3.500 households have received door to door visit from the PCO team. In 2018, PUI has also scaled up its intervention with the opening of Monguno LGA base, with the main objectives of reducing morbidity and mortality of the most vulnerable population and promoting protection amongst the whole affected community. This opening in Monguno allowed PUI to reach the vulnerable population in Kukawa and Cross Kauwa LGA.
In 2020, PUI will further develop its integrated approach by adding a WASH component to its comprehensive response. In parallel, PUI is continuously supporting the coordination mechanisms in North East Nigeria humanitarian crisis.

General Objective

Under the direct supervision of the Food Security and livelihoods Supervisor, the Food Security and Livelihoods Officer is responsible for the daily implementation of the emergency E- voucher food assistance project activity in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Responsibilities and Tasks
Implementation and monitoring of the FSL activities:

Implements the daily livelihood activities according to the FSL program direction.
Respects the planning and set-up of the activities.
Conducts identification and registration of beneficiaries.
Actively participates in the identification and registration of suppliers/vendors.
Conducts vendor shop monitoring, market price, post distribution and impact assessment as guided by the Livelihoods Supervisor.
Participates to all food security and livelihood assessments.
Supports beneficiaries and vendors during E-voucher card distribution, cash disbursement and cash grant transfers.
Facilitates capacity building trainings, experience sharing visits and peer-to-peer IGAs for livelihoods beneficiaries.
Supports and follow up livelihoods beneficiaries’ progress towards start up new income generating activities (IGAs) or strengthening existing ones.
Supports livelihoods beneficiaries to form/establish business groups (self-help or IGA groups).
Contributes in analysing humanitarian situation in the field.

Community Mobilization:

Ensures that beneficiaries and local populations understand the program goals and agree with the implementation process and modality.
Actively participate to the good collaboration with local leaders and community representatives.
Organizes sensitizations for the beneficiaries or community’s members according to the identified needs.


Reports on the progress of specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, actions taken as well as the quality of relations with beneficiaries.
Submits the daily task and weekly situational report to his/her line manager on daily and weekly basis respectively.
Collects any relevant information from the communities and partners, and reports to his/her supervisor.
Collects, enters and computes simple analysis of the necessary food and livelihoods security data when needed.
Extracts and passes on statistics on livelihoods activities to his/her line manager.
Contributes to the capitalization of best practices on livelihoods activities.
Keeps monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to his/her line manager.
Passes on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, PUI programs, or safety aspects.

Logistic & Administration:

Supports the logistical and administrative organization, planning, and preparation as directed by the supervisor.
Ensures the proper use of materials and tools during on-site works (phones and other devices).
Supports the supply of materials to the work site as directed by the supervisor.

Specific Objectives And Linked Activities

Contributes on the assessment processes, gathered essential information in the community to support the department in developing new projects and strategy.
The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.
The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Qualifications / Mandatory Requirements
Education degree:

Bachelor's Degree in Livelihoods Development, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Business Development, Business Administration / Management, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Agricultural Extension, Agribusiness Management, Food Security, Cooperative Management or related fields.
Previous experience with NGO is required.

Work experience:

At least 1 year or more experience in a similar position in an INGO’s preferably related to food security, livelihoods or emergency response, recovery and resilience building, and cash transfer program
Previous experience in Humanitarian assessment, monitoring and evaluation is an asset

Language skills:

Fluent in English and Hausa, knowledge in Kanuri is an asset.

Knowledge and skills:

Food Security and Livelihoods programming
Cash Programming
Monitoring and Evaluation
Baseline surveys & Assessment
Business management/ development or IGAs.
SPHERE standards

Computer skills:

Proficient user of MS office (world and excel) and data collection tools (kobo, ODK, GPS, GIS etc.)


Commitment to the NGO values and principles
Understanding of the political situation in the area

Transversal skills:

Excellent Field work skills
Team spirit
Ability to analyze and suggest improvement
Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation within a mission or the organization itself
Stress Management and flexibility
Strong Negotiator, Diplomatic and with problem solving skills
Capacity to mobilize community
Rigor and organization

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