Livelihood & Food Security Assistant, Khartoum Norwegian Refugee Council


Job Livelihood & Food Security Assistant, Khartoum Norwegian Refugee Council


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee.

We work in crises across more than 30 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights.

NORCAP is a global provider of expertise that contributes to solving challenges in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. Our ultimate goal is to strengthen the resilience, and protect the lives, rights and livelihoods of vulnerable people and communities

NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

 The Norwegian Refugee Council has an interesting and rewarding opportunity to be part of our newest country of operation – Sudan.
The NRC has recently re-registered to operate in Sudan, and is currently in country start-up phase, conducting assessments and designing the first steps of the programme. Focus will be given to people displaced by conflict, refugees, and vulnerable migrants, and potential geographical areas of work will be Khartoum state, South Kordofan and Blue Nile on a first phase, with the idea to expand to other States. 
As a priority, NRC is therefore hiring two (2) LFS Assistants to be part of establishing NRC’s programme in Sudan. 

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the LFS/COVID-19 awareness project in Khartoum Open areas (Refugee camps).

Conduct needs assessments, focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities
In collaboration with other team members, conduct door to door visits to potential beneficiary household sites and correctly fill project related technical/social forms and questionnaires.
Explain the project methodology, beneficiary selection criteria, scope of works, to the beneficiary
Supervise and monitor data collection in the field, works carried out directly by the staff and/or by Daily/Incentive labor
Respond to any project beneficiary information requests and complaints regarding social aspects of implementation directed by Project Officer/Coordinator and M&E unit
Report on performance and social aspects daily activities of Incentive labor and complete documentation regarding technical performance
Participate in field level coordination with community stakeholders in areas of project implementation as directed by LFS Officer/Coordinator
Conduct household level M&E activities specifically related to the social aspects of project implementation, including baseline/endline surveys, registration of beneficiaries, etc.
Participate in the preparation and distribution of MoUs, agreements, hand over documents for beneficiaries and authorities.
Perform any other task relevant to the position as requested by the Project Officer and/or the Project Coordinator.


Experience working as a Project assistant/data collector during awareness campaigns in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in spoken and written and Arabic. Knowledge of written and spoken English is an added value

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
Social/health background, or relevant work experience with a minimum of 2 years of experience.
Experience in working in humanitarian projects with an NGO, charity or similar organization is an added value
Basic knowledge in developing and following through on implementation of humanitarian projects.
Experience in overseeing data collection, community mobilization activities and awareness campaign.
Proven experience in performing assigned tasks in an efficient and effective manor
Basic experience in coordinating the social aspects of implementation activities carried out by Daily/Incentive labor teams
Local knowledge of areas of implementation
Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills
Basic computer skills, especially in Word and Excel.

Personal qualities

Handling complex and insecure environments
Managing resources to optimize results
Empowering and building trust
Planning and delivering results
Flexible and creative
Pro-active, goal-oriented and results driven

We can offer

Duty Station: Khartoum, Sudan
Travel: Frequent travels to the field
Contract Period: 12 months, with possible extension
Salary/Benefits: NRC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and employees to check they have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.
Females are highly encouraged to apply

 Application deadline:21/08/2020


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