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

WHO ARE WE ?

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
Contract Start Date: 13th April, 2020

General Objective

Under the direct supervision of the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Project Manager (DPM), the Food Security and Livelihoods Supervisor is responsible for the daily implementation of the Food Security and Livelihoods Program activities in Bolori II, Maiduguri, Borno State.
The FSL supervisor will supervise the organization, implementation and monitoring of FSL activities within her / his geographical assignment on daily basis.

Responsibilities and Task
Implementation and Monitoring of the Livelihoods Activities:

Lead the implementation of  FSL activities according to the FSL program direction and ensure program quaity standards are manintaiend at field level
Organize and supervise all FSL assessment activities pertaining to the project deliverables such as post ditribution monitoring, need and market assessments, IGAs and impact evaluations
Follow up and support her / his team in the identification and registration of beneficiaries, and supplier / vendors
Organize, follow up and support capcity building trainings and experience sharing vistis for livelihoods beneficiaries engaged in IGAs where applicable
Support and follow up the business acivities of livelihoods beneficiaries, and ensure documentation of best practices
Follow up and support the collection of  any relevant information from the communities and partners
Follow up and support his / her team during E-voucher card distribution, disbursement and cash grant transfers
Follow up and support to determine protection issues in the field and liase to his/her Line Manager
Ensure that beneficiaries and local populations understand the Food Security and Livelihoods Program projects’ goals and agree with the implementation process
Actively participate to the good collaboration with local leaders and community representatives for smooth implementation of the program activities
Liaise with the local community representatives and authorities in order to identify the needs, grievances and major events that could have potential consequences for PUI activities
Ensure proper training and supervision of the community’s volunteers and/or daily workers who will take part in the project
Organize the sensitizations for the beneficiaries or community’s members according to the identified needs
Performed as liaison with the local population and authorities in identifying their needs, grievances and other activities might have potential consequences with PUI activities
Actively  participate in the post distribution monitoring activities
Attend regular community meetings in the assigned area

Team Managament:

Follow the guidelines, methodology & protocols & train the officers on them
Supervise to his / her team and allocate staff under his / her supervision to Bulama’s area with manageable caseload allocation
Ensure that the FSL Officers have proper workplan (daily and weekly) and tools in place to execute their regular assignment
Organize regular meeting with his / her team and ensure they have necessary support
Identify the technical and adimistrative needs of the team under his / her supervision
Build the technical capacity of the team under supervison through regular on job mentoring and feedback
Conduct perofrmance appraisal of the FSL Officers under his / her direct line management
Perfom as focal person for protection and security issues in her / his team
Prepare weekly task for his / her team and submit to his/her line manager for validation
Ensure the security rules in the field are respected, the safety of the field officers is guaranteed and the regular communication with the security focal person is maintained

Reporting and Monitoring:

Report to the FSL DPM on the progress of activities and specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, the quality of relations with beneficiaries
Submit daily and weekly situational report to line manager on daily and weekly basis
Collect, enter and analyze his/her team necessary food security data according to the need of the program
Extract and pass on compiled statistics on livelihoods activities (beneficiary, cards, assessments, monitoring, etc) to his/her line manager
Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the PUI office, ensuring their availability to his/her supervisor and PM
Develop the first draft of success stories / best practices documentation in line with FSL activities
Report any information, problems, issues to his / her direct and or indirect supervisor concerning his / her task, PUI programs and security matters

Logistic & Administration:

Under the responsibility of the FSL DPM, take part in logistical and administrative organization, planning, and preparation of the field team
Ensure the follow-up and the proper use of materials and tools during on-site works by her/his team
Support and manage the supply of materials to the work site in collaboration with Logistic Department
Analyze the security situation in the area and inform the FSL Deputy PM in case of security incidents, rumors or any security information
Internal and External Representation:
Build and maintain relationships with external partners, community leaders (especially Lawans), community committees and other stakeholders
Represent PUI at anytime and anywhere when s/he is in duty
Ensure coordination with PUI Staff and stakeholders concerning community intervention activities

NB: The tasks and responsibilities defined in this job description are non-exhaustive and can evolve depending on the project’s needs.

Priorities of the Department:

In cordination with the team members and other PUI program sector, the FSL Supervisor oversees and manageme the implementation of FSL program
Ensure effective and timely completion of activities, delivery of quality outputs and achievement of outcomes with maximum impact for beneficiaries
Ensures that no duplication of intervention in respective aread and to maintain good working collaboration with other humanitarian actor at the field level.
Contribute on the assessment processes, gathered essential information in the community to support the department in developing new project and strategy

Mandatory Requirement

Language skills: Fluent in English and Hausa, knowledge in Kanuri is an asset
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 2 years’ 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.

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.)

Asset:

Interest:

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

Transversal Skills:

Excellent Field work skills
Team management
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
Honesty
Autonomy
Neutrality

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