Technical Officer - Household Economic Strengthening And Food Security in Abuja, Nigeria

at Catholic Relief Services

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Department: Programs/ SMILE Project
Location: Abuja
Position Band: C-1
Reports To: Technical Advisor -Household Economic Strengthening

Primary Function:

  • The Technical officer HES will assist the Technical Advisors on HES in the capacity strengthening of CSOs to provide high quality livelihood services for vulnerable households and populations.
  • S/he will assist in the development of assessment tools, analysis of household vulnerability assessment results and articulation of appropriate relevant interventions to address identified gaps
  • S/he will be responsible for writing reports of HES Community of Practice meetings and trainings while providing logistical and programmatic support during such activities

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in any relevant discipline.
  • A certificate in agricultural economics, food science, public health or a related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in VC programing especially in household economic strengthening with good knowledge of community-based programming and program management responsibilities. Experience working with an international NGO will be an advantage
  • Technical skills and experience in household economic strengthening. Experience in agriculture, food technology, savings-led microfinance methodology will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate training in key areas including savings-led microfinance, private-service provider models, and agro-enterprise
  • Experience working with household poverty and food security assessment tools such as Nigeria Progress out of Poverty Tool, Household Hunger Scale or Poverty Assessment Tool
  • Demonstrated ability to support partners working at a distance to achieve results against program objectives/targets
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team of professionals
  • Demonstrated experience in Nigeria VC response, VC programming principles and integrated programming approaches.
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