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NRC Somalia/Kenya Project Officer and Project Assistants Jobs

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia/Kenya is a two Country Program with four field offices in Dadaab (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland), Bossaso (Puntland) and Mogadishu (South Central). NRC has been present in Somaliland since early 2004 and expanded to Puntland in 2006, Mogadishu and Dadaab in 2007.

NRC is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the following positions for its Dadaab Program:

Position Vacant:
 Project Officer – Environment and Livelihoods
Reporting to:
 Project Manager –Environment and Livelihoods
Duty station:
 Dadaab-Kenya, with extensive travel to the Project Sites

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the Environment and Livelihoods sector activities.
  • Manage food supply project activities at the three centres in refugee camps with the support of Project Assistants.
  • Supervise and report on the environmental rehabilitation project activities, implemented by the partner organization.
  • Provide required project and progress reports, both narrative and financial, to Project Manager and donors, including the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reports.
  • Develop training programs and teaching materials with particular emphasis on participatory methodology together with the Project Manager and NRC partners.
  • Design the baseline survey forms/tools and conduct/supervise the survey.
  • Ensure overall quality assurance and control of all project activities.
  • In liaison with the Project Manager ensure that financial, administration and logistic requirements of the project are arranged.
Required Qualifications:
  • Degree in Social sciences with focus/background on income generation / livelihoods and food security or related area.
  • Minimum 3 year experience in relevant field, preferably in a refugee setup.
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information and write good reports.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Position Vacant: Project Assistants – Food Security ( 3 Positions)
Reporting to:
 Project Officer
Duty Station:
 Dadaab-Kenya, with extensive travel to the Project Sites

Main Responsibilities include:
  • Supervise the food supply activities at the warehouses, including the offloading of the food at EDP (Extended Delivery Point), pre-mixing and loading of the food at FDP (Final Distribution Point).
  • Ensure right quantity and quality of food is reflected in the waybill received.
  • Ensure the food is offloaded and loaded timely and properly stored at the warehouses.
  • Ensure all documents are properly managed and duly signed.
  • Report any damages and/or losses of the food to the project officer and WFP staff.
  • Write daily, weekly and monthly reports.
  • Liaise with Project Officer and WFP staff on the food status and procedures of disposal.
  • Ensure that food storage and dispatch is properly maintained.
Required Qualifications:
  • Diploma in logistics / food supply / store management or related area.
  • Minimum 2 year experience in relevant field, preferably in a refugee setup.
  • Experience in book/record keeping.
  • Ability to supervise large number of daily wage workers.
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present technical information and write good reports.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
The positions are for a fixed-term duration of 12 months from January to December 31st 2011 (renewable thereafter depending on continued funding and programmatic requirements).

If you meet the above requirements, please send a cover letter including your CV, Copies of Academic Credentials, contacts of three referees and daytime telephone numbers to the address below by 31st December 2010.

Please quote the job title on the subject heading or envelope

Applications should be submitted to:

Norwegian Refugee Council,
P O Box 21211-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Email Address: recruitment_nb@som.nrc.no

Or

Norwegian Refugee Council,
Dadaab Field Office,
P O Box 05, Dadaab

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Norwegian Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer, with no discrimination in terms of sex, age, religion, ethnic origin or political affiliation.

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