LFS Assistant – NRC


Job Description

OrganizationThe Norwegian Refugee Council 
Job Identification3932
Job CategoryAssistant
Apply Before16/12/2021, 16:53
Job ScheduleFull time

Livelihood & Food Security Assistant – Khartoum (National Staff) 2 positions

P.S: Please ensure that you fill in all details before submitting your application on NRC people (Oracle HR). Empty and incomplete applications will not be considered.

NRC resumed operations in Sudan in 2020, providing humanitarian assistance, protection, and durable solutions. Our country programme integrates all of NRC’s six core competencies (camp management, education, ICLA, livelihoods, shelter, and WASH), and provides a rapid response capacity (including for the recent refugee emergency in eastern Sudan), and thematic capacities for cash and markets-based approaches, advocacy, digital modes of assistance, and co-leading various technical and strategic coordination platforms.

Role and responsibilities

The purpose of the assistant position is to assist in the day to day implementation of the LFS projects in Khartoum.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines as well as Government rules and regulations;
  2. Technical Supervision of Daily Workers and Incentive Labour;
  3. Assist with the implementation of the LFS portfolio according to plan of action;
  4. Assist in the preparation and development of status reports as required by supervisors;
  5. Ensure proper filing of documents in both hard and soft copies;
  6. Ensure that projects target beneficiary sites/units most in need, and explore and assess new and better ways to assist;
  7. Promote and share ideas for technical improvement in relation to both the “hard” and “soft” components of LFS programming, including the COVID-19 response;
  8. Actively participate in capacity building trainings, workshops and seminars organized by NRC;
  9. Assist in developing work plans for the technical aspects of LFS activities;
  10. Ensure that gender and protection mainstreaming are carried out at the field level;
  11. Collaborate with teams from other CC’s to ensure that project beneficiaries are provided with the full packages of services available through NRC’s programming according to the beneficiaries specific and self-identified needs.

Specific responsibilities

These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of program intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.

  • 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.

Our Ideal Candidate:

Bachelor degree in economics, developments, livelihoods, project management or related field with minimum three years’ experience of working as a LFS assistant a humanitarian or development context.

Team leadership, inter-personal and inter-cultural skills and documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.

Good cultural awareness and sensitivity. Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential and attention to details, problem solving skill, excellent time management skills

Technical management expertise relevant to the role. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities. Fluency in English and Arabic both written and verbal. 

We are particularly looking for a positive individual with strong communication skills, who can build trust and confidently navigate both internally and externally at different levels.

In this position, you will join highly motivated and expert staff who are making a difference to the most vulnerable people.


Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Khartoum 

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable. 

About Us

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across 31 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, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. 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.

Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC requires staff members who travel on an international contract to the field to undergo an medical examination with our medical provider. Employees must produce a Health Clearance Certificate before departure stating that there are no relevant health concerns. If staff are unable to provide this, NRC reserves the right to terminate the Contract of Employment. 

The NRC headquarters is located in Oslo and has about 280 employees. Additionally the organisation has a presence in Brussels, Geneva, Washington, D.C., Berlin, London and Addis Ababa. NRC was established in 1946 under the name “Europahjelpen” (“Aid to Europe”), to assist refugees in Europe after World War II.

For jobs from The Norwegian Refugee Council visit: NRC Jobs Page

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