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Project Officer Job in Kenya

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme to Kenya in 2006 and to Ethiopia in 2011. 

Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. 

NRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by the ongoing conflict and more recently by the drought and famine. 

The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and Mogadishu), Kenya (Dadaab and Molo) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Dolo Ado).

Position Vacant: 
Project Officer – Food Security & Distribution (1 Position)
Reporting to: Project Manager – Food Security & Distribution
Duty Station: Dadaab
Duration of Contract: ASAP to 31st December 2012 (with possible extension)

Main Responsibilities & Responsibilities
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the General Food distribution project and Food Security and distribution sector activities
  • Manage general food distribution project activities including storage, movement and distribution at the refugee camps with the support of Project Assistants
  • Supervise the GFD team and report on the general food distribution project activities.
  • Provide required project and progress reports, both narrative and financial, to Project Manager and donors, including the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly reports. Assist with preparation of proposals & budgets.
  • Liaison with relevant authorities and communities at field level
  • Develop M&E tools together with the Project Manager, M&E Officer and Project Assistants
  • Assist the Project assistants and project staff in carrying out the daily activities, supervise them and assist them in collection of the M&E data and provide the required data to Project Manager and M&E Officer
  • Design the post distribution and baseline survey forms/tools and conduct/supervise the survey
  • Based on needs, design training contents and methodology according to the guidelines given by the PM ensuring that appropriate measurement criteria relating to input, process, output and outcomes are in place.
  • Ensure overall quality assurance and control of all FSD project activities
  • In liaison with the Project Manager ensure that financial, administration and logistic requirements of the project are arranged
  • Any other assignment as may be required/assigned by the PM.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience required:
  • Degree in Social sciences with focus/background on food security and supply / logistics and livelihoods 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.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential; fluency in Somali or Kiswahili is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work and live in a fairly insecure and harsh environment.
  • Keen in ensuring accuracy and precision in all his/her works.
  • Good understanding of various donors’ requirements
Deadline for Applications: 11th May 2012

Applications should be submitted to: Norwegian Refugee Council, Email Address:

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

However, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

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