GISCOR

GRASSROOT INITIATIVEFOR STRENGTHENING
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE (GISCOR)

Position: Project Manager x 1

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Head Office, Maidugrui Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Job Summary:

The Project Manager (PM) Food Security and Nutrition provides day to day oversight and strategic leadership on the development and implementation involving management of all aspects of the programme, including recruitment and performance management, assessments, designing, planning, implementation, monitoring staff capacity building, reporting and technical support to the Food Security and Nutrition Programme. Will be responsible for managing GISCOR Food Security and Nutrition programmes, projects and partnerships as well as the effective management of significant budget funds.

 

The role works within the Programmes role family positioned in Maiduguri; the role is part of the wider Nigeria Country Humanitarian Response Team. The role works closely and directly with Executive Director/ Project Coordinator, as well as other colleagues from the Management. The PM will be based in Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent trips to Dikwa, Mafa and Rann.

 

Key outcomes

  • The GISCOR project is successfully managed following GISCOR’s humanitarian policies and procedures.
  • All programmes are accountable to donors and beneficiaries.
  • GISCOR is represented at all levels.
  • Coordinate with interagency colleagues, host governments, implementing partners, and donors at the working level to address issues impacting GISCOR funded food assistance;
  • Assess food and Nutrition needs based on a variety of sources, including assessments, technical data, early warning information, and reports from NGOs, the UN and other actors
  • As a food security and nutrition expert, coordinate on the general humanitarian response with all stakeholders including humanitarian actors, Missions, Embassies, host governments, NGOs, and donors;
  • This includes representing GISCOR in Food sector cluster and working group meetings and donor meetings. This also includes engagement with networks in order to increase the profile and visibility of GISCOR.
  • The GISCOR project team delivers a coherent programme linking the humanitarian, advocacy and development programmes within Nigeria in line with country strategies.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the M&E plan, ensuring accurate information is collected and analysed for all programme components. Ensure that impacts or problems are identified clearly discussed in the team and community and fed back into the programming.
  • Robust humanitarian practice and minimum standards in disaster response, as reflected in policies and procedures, are successfully implemented.
  • Emergency staff performing to high standards and meeting objectives as a result of effective management. Effective capacity building is in place for staff and volunteers on humanitarian response.
  • Effective projects and programmes delivered with impact in line with agreed aims.
  • Humanitarian and financial policies and procedures complied with, in particular, reporting requirements.
  • Project proposals completed, based on strong planning and evaluation procedures using GISCOR’s internal systems. Funds used for designated purposes.

Role requirements:

  • 1st degree in Social Science, Rural Development or a related field.
  • Proven experience with managing teams in Humanitarian Response programme.
  • This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to work hard and achieve results in a demanding, fast paced and often insecure environment.
  • Proven experience with performance-based management
  • At least 5 year of experience in humanitarian response with International Non-Government Organisations with a track record of success in designing, implementing, managing and monitoring Food and cash-based programming in different emergency settings, ideally in Food and nutrition sectors.
  • Minimum one 3 years aid-related NGO experience in North-East Nigeria.
  • Project management skills.
  • Good knowledge of and experience working with IDPs in Nigeria.
  • Good understanding of gender-sensitive programming.
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English Desirable
  • Specialised qualification in emergency and/or development work.
  • Understanding of the political, social and economic context of the region and the humanitarian/development issues and challenges it faces of peace building and conflict resolution
  • Experience of organisational development
  • Experience in Food Security and Nutrition projects and cash transfer in humanitarian responses
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

 

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grass Root Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

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Position: Finance Officer x 1 (Dikwa only)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa LGA, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Job Summary

The role is to manage aspects of the project’s financial reporting, budgeting, support in auditing, and compliance that relate to GISCOR, in line with donor’s procedures and policies. To support GISCOR in financial capacity building through training and support. To improve the capacity of project staff to understand the donors’ financial policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The Finance Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide finance support for the implementation of the project.
  • Liaise with the Finance Manager and Donor organizations to administer project budgets.
  • Co-ordinate the development of activity budgets, amendments, and annual financial reports
  • Ensure/ monitor compliance with donor guidelines and regulations
  • Co-ordinate timely disbursement of grants to project GISCOR for the implementation of activities/deliverables
  • Build capacity of GISCOR concerning compliance with project guidelines/requirements

Requirements:

  • Specialised knowledge of finance. Intellect or qualifications are equivalent to the level of degree.
  • Knowledge of different training methodologies.
  • Knowledge of financial standards required by donors.
  • Knowledge of local financial standards and legal framework.
  • Experience in writing and reviewing financial reports.
  • Experience in creating and monitoring budgets and working with compliance regulations.
  • Considerable experience in delivering financial training using different methodologies. Exposure to spreadsheet and word-processing packages

Desirable

  • ​​Degree/HND in Accounting
  • ​​Advanced use of Excel.
  • Knowledge of financial software’s.
  • ​Experience in dealing with institutional donor fund accounting.
  • Experience in using computerized financial reporting tools. ​

 

  Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grassroot Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

Position: Nutrition Officer x 2 (1 per Location)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Job Summary

  • The Nutrition Officer will provide technical and operational support in the implementation of nutrition-specific program as well as contributing to meeting the nutrition needs of GISCOR project participants in North East Nigeria.
  • The incumbent will support the design/review, implementation, monitoring, as well as knowledge management of activities relating to nutrition-specific interventions with a particular emphasis on maternal and child nutrition, nutrition in emergency, and comprehensive nutrition services interventions package

Key Duties and Responsibilities                                           

  • Supervise and coordinate community mobilization, sensitization meetings and training during community-led nutrition activities.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on the implementation of Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), social behavioural changes communication (SBCC), Care Group Model (CGM), and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities with support from programme assistants and CNMs.
  • Create awareness and sensitise the community on IYCF practices, malnutrition, the causes and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Actively participate in scaling up surveillance activities at community level to ensure monitoring of situation.
  • Coordinate monthly MUAC screening as part of routine program activities.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about CMAM and IYCF with support from SPHCDA, community volunteers, traditional leaders, religious leaders and other stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Close coordination of all activities in collaboration with SPHCDA, Community team and other key stakeholders.
  • Support in recruiting care group promoters across the catchment area of the project intervention.
  • Support of nutrition redemption
  • Monitor the Nutrition program, verify the planned movements and distribution of nutrition products, resolving routine issues and/or escalating where appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed, and the quality of the operation is in line with the standards.
  • Summarize Nutrition data, conduct analysis and prepare reports to support program reviews and informative decision-making.
  • Improve the field staff/monitoring processes and procedures for efficient implementation of Nutrition programmes.
  • Assist in developing and expanding malnutrition prevention activities by promoting IYCF and raising awareness in targeted areas.
  • Strengthen eternal stakeholder engagement including district local governments to strengthen nutrition programming
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure GISCOR can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.
  • Participate in national-level nutrition technical working group discussions as may be required by the Project/Sector Manager.

Project Monitoring and Reporting  

  • Support in the collection of data, conduct assessments (needs, risks, and security), and provide input for concept note/ proposal development for Nutrition related project in collaboration with the local community structures and community members. 
  • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identifying any current or potential delays 
  • Produce/give GISCOR and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements.
  • Assist his/her supervisors to ensure all monitoring activities are fully detailed, including systematic and timely data required under the grant and for GISCOR M&E purposes.

 

Capacity Building and Coaching:    

                                                                                                                            

  • Capacitate the community facilitators, staff under his/her supervisee, and others (if any) on Nutrition Programming. 
  • Support and mentor staff under his/her supervisee to meet the humanitarian principles during the Response program/facilitating the payment to the said category of people. 
  • Build team capacity in Nutrition through effective guidance, coaching, training, and accountability.

Coordination and Representation       

  • Participate in seasonal and Nutrition cluster assessments and share findings.
  • Work integrating with GISCOR warehouse, finance, procurement, and admin/HR staff to process Purchase Requests, and Payments
  • Represent the GISCOR on coordination meetings at different level like LGA, community and wards.
  • Build a very good team spirit with GISCOR program and supporting staff at the field and office. 
  • Support communication and activities with other partners, agencies, NGOs, and government institutions.

Technical support for Nutrition Section                                                                              

  • Provides technical expertise and support during the review of nutrition guidelines and/or manuals or standard operating procedures; as appropriate,
  • Provide technical support in the integration and implementation of social and behavior change communication works across the project implementation,
  • Provide programmatic support and/or organize technical meetings under the guidance of the Nutrition Section, 
  •  Provide technical support in liaising with other sectors like food security and private sector engagement, and support partnership, resource mobilization and advocacy efforts to strengthen project implementation.

Requirements:

  • University degree/HND/BSC in any of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Public Health, or a related field. 
  • At least 3 years experience in Nutrition, Biology, Public Health, Nursing, or food aid support.
  • A good experience in supervision is required. 
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment, and relevant data analysis
  • 2-3 years progressively responsible experience in, Nutrition, Nursing/or Public Health Sector of NGO and/or directly related area
  • Ability to communicate fluently in the local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage

Desired

  • Experience in a development and/or humanitarian organization. 
  • Strong knowledge of Nutrition and/or Public Health
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity, tact, and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision-making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grass Root Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

 

 

Position: M&E Officer x 3 (1 per Location)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa, Mafa, and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Role Purpose

  • The role holder will support GISCOR’s response ensuring M&E activities are effectively planned for, incorporated, and functioning optimally across GISCOR projects in the humanitarian sector.
  • The role holder will assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of GISCOR’s M&E & Humanitarian Response, providing effective and timely support (including capacity building) to liberated communities and enabling them to implement the rapid, effective, and principled M&E response to emergencies, and ensuring that this is in line with GISCOR’s country strategy and Humanitarian Standards.
  • The role holder will be representing GISCOR in sector working group meetings/activities and engage in the right networks while increasing the profile of GISCOR Humanitarian and resilience work and its visibility in the region.

Key Outcomes

  • Projects are proposed and designed with a high-quality M&E system in place that ensures GISCOR humanitarian projects have a strong component of M&E.
  • Assessment, studies, and other research endeavours are carried out using standard scientific methodology and approach that results in quality works with good internal and external validity.
  • Decisions on supporting projects are informed by GISCOR’s strategy and strategic focus areas, with a strong program of institutional support and strengthening for Partners in place.
  • Continuous analysis, use and dissemination of data and information that facilitates informed decision-making.
  • Partner and beneficiary engagement successfully led.

Role Context:

  • The role is part of the Monitoring and Evaluation unit, supporting the humanitarian response to the crisis in NE Nigeria.
  • The role works in tandem with fellow members of the M&E department to support the implementation of GISCOR projects by developing and running a M&E system that works according to the country’s strategy.

Decision Making:

  • The role expected to make continuous decisions to support the effective implementation of projects using evidence generated from M&E activities.
  • Day to day decisions to ensure partner portfolio/CA projects are running effectively and higher levels of decisions on supporting the projects informed by GISCOR’s strategy and strategic focus areas. Decisions to be made also cover the scope of management of direct reports.

Analytical Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills, showing the ability to read complex situations and bring about information as at when due.
  • Ability to read issues and bring solutions that have implications across multiple departments. Required to have an innovative way of operation in order to develop new ways of doing things to better meet program and organization goals.

Developing Self and Others:

  • The role holder has responsibility for line management of CFM Assistants. Expected to be a model, ensuring continuous coaching, motivation and building of direct reports.

Applied Skills / Knowledge and Expertise

Essential:

  • A First Degree in Social Sciences or related fields
  • Ability to use data visualization tools such as Power Bi, Tableau and GDS.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Good reporting and writing skills in English.
  • 3 – 5 years experience working in humanitarian response with local and/or international partner organizations.
  • Good knowledge of using and applying statistical analysis tools such as Microsoft Excel, SPSS and STATA.

Desirable:

  • She/he has at least 3 years of humanitarian response experience in leading M&E programming.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and English language.
  • Strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 4-5 years of learning period.
  • Familiar with M&E methods and processes in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Experienced in research and its reporting.
  • Experience managing M&E systems across multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grassroot Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

 

Position: GFD (CBT) Officer x 1 (Rann only)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Rann Kalabalge LGA, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Job Summary

  • The GFD (CBT) Officer will efficiently implement cash-based/ in-kind responses, and also perform specialized and/or standardized Cash-Based-Transfer (CBT) program-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
  • To provide guidance and support to the government and partners in implementing GISCOR plans. Part of the responsibility includes traveling to remote field.

Key Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                  

  • Lead all community mobilization, meetings, and training before E-voucher redemption across Mafa, Dikwa and Rann Kala-Balge LGA;
  • Work with Project Management Committees (PMCs) to ensure GISCOR and partners receive monthly feedback from beneficiaries on the project.
  • Support the Sensitization of beneficiaries on project modalities, and entitlements.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the CBT Assistant by ensuring their presence in the field, keeping track of their attendance, submitting accurate information for their payment at field level and providing instructions to them on the planned activities.
  • Assist in all the beneficiary identification, registration, verification, and redemption Monitoring every month
  • Build the capacity of the CBT Assistants, CBT shop Monitors and other casual workers to ensure project quality, providing regular training/coaching.
  • Ensure training /re-orientation of the retailers on the e-voucher system (how it works, synchronization, handling including the safekeeping of SCOPE Gadgets)
  • Coordinate post-distribution monitoring with the M&E team.
  • Conduct market price monitoring, monthly commodity check, and price monitoring, to ensure that beneficiaries receive their full entitlement and they are treated with dignity.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with the Retailers to ensure that their activities are fully in compliance with GISCOR processes and requirements, and represent beneficiaries’ interests in such meetings.
  • Daily reporting of beneficiaries served at the retailer’s shops during redemption to track progress and follow up on those pending issues.
  • Conduct post-distribution meetings with beneficiaries to get feedback on the impact of the GISCOR Food intervention.
  • Prepare and submit weekly activity reports to the GFD Officer for onward submission to the project manager.
  • Prepare and submit a monthly report on redemption activities to the GFD Field Coordinator/Deputy Project Manager for their further compilation and sharing with the donor.
  • Treat beneficiaries with dignity and apply GISCOR Code of Ethics and Conduct, the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the field, including sensitizing Field Monitors and vendors/agents on such principles.

Project Monitoring and Reporting

  • Assist in the collection of data, conduct assessments (needs, market, risks, and security), and provide input for concept note/ proposal development for cash transfer project in collaboration with the local community structures and community members
  • Monitor progress against grant work plan; promptly identify any current or potential delays
  • Produce/give GISCOR and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements.
  • Assist his/her supervisors to ensure all monitoring activities are fully detailed, including systematic and timely data required under the grant and for GISCOR M&E purposes.

Requirement:

  • University degree/HND in any of the following disciplines: Agricultural Economics or related field. 
  • At least 3 years of experience in connection with project management in the food security and/or livelihood sector, and preferably in a non-governmental organization of humanitarian and international character 
  • Previous experience in food distribution supervisory field is preferable.
  • Ability to write reports
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Able to work outside of regular working hours as required, including evenings and weekends if required.
  • A good experience in supervision is required. 
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis
  • 2-3 years of progressively responsible experience in the food security and / or livelihood sector of NGO and/or directly related area
  • Fluency in English and Hausa
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision-making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grass Root Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

 

Position: GFD (CBT) Assistant X 7

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa, Mafa, and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and training before E-voucher redemption across Mafa, Dikwa and Rann Kala-Balge LGA;
  • Work with Project Management Committees (PMCs) to ensure GISCOR and partners receive monthly feedback from beneficiaries on the project.
  • Sensitize the beneficiaries on project modalities and entitlements.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the Field Monitors by ensuring their presence in the field, keeping track of their attendance, submitting accurate information for their payment at the field level, and providing instructions to them on the planned activities.
  • Build the capacity of the CBT shop Monitors to ensure project quality, providing regular training/coaching.
  • Ensure training /re-orientation of the retailers on the e-voucher system (how it works, synchronization, handling including the safekeeping of SCOPE Gadgets)
  • Coordinate post-distribution monitoring with the MEAL team.
  • Conduct market price monitoring, monthly commodity check, and price monitoring, to ensure that beneficiaries receive their full entitlement, and they are treated with dignity.
  • Conduct monthly meetings with the Retailers to ensure that their activities are fully in compliance with GISCOR processes and requirements, and represent beneficiaries’ interests in such meetings.
  • Daily reporting of beneficiaries served at the retailer’s shops during redemption to track progress and follow up on those pending issues.
  • Conduct post-distribution meetings with beneficiaries to get feedback on the impact of the GISCOR Food intervention.
  • Prepare and submit weekly activity reports to the GFD (CBT) Officer for onward submission to the project manager.
  • Prepare and submit a monthly report on redemption to the GFD (CBT) Officer for compilation and sharing with the Project Manager.

Requirement

  • University degree/HND/OND in any of the following disciplines: Agricultural Economics or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience in connection with project management in the food security and / or livelihood sector, and preferably in a non-governmental organization of humanitarian and international character.
  • Previous experience in food distribution supervisory field is preferable.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Able to work outside of regular working hours as required, including evenings and weekends if required.
  • A good experience in supervision is required.
  • Experience with survey methodologies, nutrition assessment and relevant data analysis
  • Previous experience working with an NGO or a Development organization
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision-making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grass Root Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

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Position: Nutrition Assistant x 6 (2 per Location)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa, Mafa and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Key Responsibilities

The Nutrition Assistants will be responsible for implementation of nutrition activities and support Community Nutrition Workers in the Project Implementation Communities under the GISCOR Project.  He/She will ensure comprehensive mobilisation of the community for nutrition screening of children under five, forming and monitoring champion mothers support groups and oversee community nutrition education and counselling Sessions. Throughout the intervention the Nutrition Assistant will work towards ensuring quality delivery of Nutrition Interventions in the Project Location.       

 

The role is under Food Security and Nutrition Programme and reports to the Nutrition Officer. The Nutrition Assistant will provide supervision to the field Support Casual Workers/ Community Nutrition Workers in the Project’s Communities in implementing the nutrition interventions (Infant and Young Child Feeding IYCF) while integrating with other sectoral interventions.

 

The job role will include coordinating Monthly Food Demonstration to groups of Care-givers and pregnant and lactating women, active case finding, supervision of OTP activities as well as ensuring the implementation of the SBCC component of the nutrition programme.

Key outcomes

Under the direct supervision of the Nutrition Officer and in collaboration with the project Manager and other team members of the project, the Nutrition Assistant will:

  • Plan and implement the Monthly Food Demonstration to Care givers and as well as Pregnant and Lactating Women.
  • Conduct distribution of Vitamin A, Micronutrient powder supplementation and deworming to School Children.
  • Ensure weight, height and MUAC measurements and check for presence of oedema of the beneficiaries in line with the training received. Record the measurements accurately on the beneficiary’s card.
  • Supervise OTP activities and GISCOR Nutrition Community Workers on active case findings and implementing a comprehensive follow-up of referred SAM cases. Follow up with the new admission of malnourished children.
  • Distribution of Iron-folic supplements to women, including PLW and the OTP.
  • Working with the Community workers to provide counselling on nutrition and hygiene practices to beneficiaries
  • Ensure escort services for all severely malnourished children to the OTP centres
  • Participate in field work of the nutrition survey (impact assessment)
  • Ensure liaison with Primary Health Care and existing community structures, (groups and individuals, women groups, religious leaders where possible.)
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on malnutrition, and the causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to Primary Health Care for compilation.
  • Submit Monthly nutrition report to the Nutrition Officer for onward sharing with M&E and Project Manager

Co-chair the Nutrition Coordination with relevant Stakeholders at LGA level.

Decision making

Make decisions in order to manage team effectively, from recruitment of volunteers and program staff to day-to-day management of team members. Also providing technical input and overall leadership to field workers. Day to day decision to ensure projects are running effectively and higher levels decisions on supporting the projects informed by GISCOR strategy and strategic focus areas. Contribute to decisions around project proposals, ensuring they are prepared and comply with reporting requirements. Make policy decisions that support standing and emergency issues. Contribute to shaping and implementing WASH/FSL strategy, making sound decisions to support this.

Analytical skills

Works on complex specialist/ technical issues.  Problems and issue, risks and benefits may have implications across a number of departments.  

Steward resources  

  • Be responsible for using resources economically, whether these are GISCOR resources or wider environmental resources.
  • Recognise that time is a resource and take responsibility and proactive measures for managing your time effectively

REQUIREMENTS

  • University degree/HND/BSC in any of the following disciplines: Nutrition, Public Health, or a related field. 
  • At least 1-2 years experience in Nutrition, Biology, Public Health, Nursing, or food aid support.
  • 1 years progressively responsible experience in, Nutrition, Nursing/or Public Health Sector of NGO and/or directly related area
  • Strong positive attitude and ability to manage a wide range of issues of complicated procedures, indicated by 1-2 years learning period. 
  • Be proficient in the use of computer software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have the capacity to be flexible and supervise and coach community workers.
  • Excellent coordination skills, good understanding of principles of effective planning, appropriate time management
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri

Desired

  • Experience in a development and/or humanitarian organization. 
  • Strong knowledge of Nutrition and/or Public Health
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Ability to establish priorities, plan, coordinate and organize own work plan.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity, tact, and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, communication and public speaking skills
  • Understanding of political dynamics, foreign policy decision-making procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in the local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grass Root Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

 

Position: Tally Assistant x 2 (1 per Location)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Job Summary

 

The role of Tally Assistant is to support the program implementation and to ensure seamless delivery of the general food distribution component of the World Food Programme.

Key outcomes

  • Work with the Tally team to ensure effective and efficient management of commodities.
  • Accurate accountability for Tally management
  • Support the timely delivery of Daily, weekly, and Monthly reports
  • Effective coordination and communication between the Programmes and the Tallys team.

Role Requirements

The role of the Tally Assistant is focused on the continuous implementation of Tally strategies and activities to ensure a high level of Compliance to GISCOR ’s Tally policies and procedure in Field location.  The Tally Assistant will maintain a high level of contextual awareness of his/her operating area and strong coordination with Program team at the field level.  He/ She will promote a strong warehousing culture at the Base office(s) through continuous trainings and collaborative Tally procedures with all field-based staff.  The Tally will serve as the Operations unit representative at Field level. The Tally Assistant will report directly to the Commodity Tracking & Reporting Officer in the operations unit.

Under the supervision of Commodity Tracking & Reporting Officer, the Tally Assistant will provide support to the programme by undertaking technical and practical operational tasks to ensure smooth, safe, and efficient operation of activities.

Task & Responsibility

  • Support the Tally unit to update Tally records.
  • Accurate and timely submission of Daily, weekly and Monthly Tally reporting
  • Receipt and accurate documentation of commodity received and issued
  • Waybill management
  • Monthly Physical Stock count
  • Hygienic management of the mobile storage unit (MSU)
  • Update the Commodity Tracking Officer promptly on any issues requiring management attention
  • Liaise with programmes team and provide warehousing support for distributions
  • Liaise with relevant providers to ensure safe handling and offloading of commodities.
  • Deliver on any other responsibility as may be assigned by the Commodity Tracking Officer

Applied skills/knowledge and expertise

 

Essential

The preferred candidate must have a Diploma or Higher Diploma in any Administration or any related field from a recognized institution. Familiarity with the INGO sector, commodity and Tally management experience in a similar context is required. The ability to speak the local language and familiarity with the context is an added advantage.

Desirable

  • Flexible & willing to work in a remote setting & to travel to other project locations.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and stress.
  • Ability to work independently on his or her own initiative
  • Strong team and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Digital/IT competencies required

An intermediate level in Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grassroot Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

 

Position: Help Desk Assistant x 6 (2 per Location)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa, Mafa and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

To assist the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit and programs in implementing Accountability activities, ranging from implementing/reviewing current GISCOR accountability strategies. The role holder will support the direct implementation of this component and ensure high compliance with already-stated protocols within the GISCOR M&E team.

The role holder has to be versed in the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) guideline, the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) principle, and other relevant accountability guidelines.

The role holder will periodically provide reports and information products for various stakeholders, all to seek more support or show the quality/achievement of GISCOR Accountability work in the various projects.     

Key Outcomes

  • Design an accountability Logframe for the project.
  • Ensure through a systematic way that during distributions, a helpdesk/information table is established for the community members to answer beneficiary comments/questions.
  • Ensure proper entry of the complaints into the GISCOR Complaints database.
  • Prepare Bi-weekly reports showing the various categories of complaints and the status of the complaints.
  • Ensure key information reaches beneficiaries using several methods (leaflets, orientation, help desk, etc.) Ensuring that all beneficiaries properly receive their benefits.
  • Work with the rest of the Response Team to ensure GISCOR accountability standards are included in staff orientation sessions, focusing on the GISCOR Programme and Operational staff, and all staff members from partner organisations.
  • Engage in training sessions of relevant staff members (both GISCOR and partner organisations) to support and ensure quality implementation of accountability mechanisms and information provision plans.

Requirements

  • Degree/HND in statistics or the social sciences with at least two-year working experience with an I/NGO
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and project/programme-cycle management approaches and tools – including participatory planning.
  • Understanding and familiarity with data management tools.
  • Knowledge and use of mobile data collection technology
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Packages.
  • Hands-on experience in monitoring and supporting community-based development programmes.
  • Excellent report writing, communication (written and verbal) skills, and strong IT skills

Desirable

  • Understanding of partnership approach to international development
  • Manage and organize information systems and establish and maintain filing systems
  • Ability to produce quality reports, case studies, and humanitarian briefs from analysis conducted on data sets and gathered qualitative information.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grassroot Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

 

Position: Security Assistant x 3 (1 per location)

Application closing Date: Thursday 22nd February, 2024

Location: Dikwa, Mafa, and Rann, Borno State

Duration: 6 Months with possibility of extension

Starting Date: As soon as possible

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

The Security Assistant is to assist in security risk assessments and management of Field location as well as any other locations within Borno State.

The post holder will manage field safety and security risks with possible impact on GISCOR staff, visitors, partners and the organization’s physical assets.

He/she will technically line-manage the guards within the field office whilst being answerable to the Security Officer.

Role Context

The individual is responsible for ensuring proper context monitoring, analysis and timely security information sharing with the field team and the Security Officer.

He/she will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of security for across Field offices and the staff whilst interfacing with various security networks.

He/she will ensure field trip management and staff tracking. He /she will ensure that the guards and drivers are proficient and trained in their respective role and duties.

The role holder will support in monitoring and supporting programmatic work by ensuring all staff and volunteers operate within Security policies and procedures.

Key Outcomes:

 

  • Strong and diverse information network (local, UN, INSO etc) are established from which reliable and up to date information on security may be obtained and applied by the team.
  • Sound cultural and situational advice, especially to the Base Lead and other Project teams.
  • Country Security Plan and SOPs implementation at field level. Proper Staff/visitor briefing on arrival to the field.
  • Support regular training of staff, drivers, guards and volunteers on safety, security and communications procedures.
  • Field security assessments carried out and provided to the Security Advisor as required.
  • Guard force management at field level. Proper accountability and maintenance of field safety, vehicle, communication & security equipment. Technical supervision provided for drivers on matters related to safety and security.
  • Overall field safety and security support.
  • Regular up-date (daily, weekly and monthly sitrep) and communication with Security Advisor

Role Requirements

 

External: Networking closely with other security agencies within Humanitarian Community, Government Institutions and other security actors, partners and visitors.

Internal: Works closely with CA staff, consultants and volunteers.

Decision making:

Make decisions to assist teams effectively. Also, providing technical input and operational support in programme delivery.

Day to day decision to ensure partner portfolio projects are running effectively.

Make decisions in line with CA security policies that support crisis and emergency situations.

Contribute to shaping and implementing logistics and procurement strategy.

Analytical skills:

S/he should be able to analyse complex situations with safety and security implications.

Required to develop new ways of doing things to better meet programme goals requiring substantial creative or analytical ability.

Developing self and others:

Has direct responsibility for developing, coaching and motivating teams of colleagues/project team members.

Focus will be on advising and guiding field staff on safety and security practices and procedures.

Person specification

Applied skills/knowledge and expertise:

Essential:

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Administration or Business
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in security and safety management/logistics in an NGO.
  • Field-based experience in complex and insecure settings or relevant security overseas position.
  • Understanding of North-East Nigeria context and its impact on security.
  • Military experience is an added advantage.
  • Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with relevant internal and external stakeholders, with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Ability to communicate in local language.

Desirable:

  • Ability to effectively deal with the stress factor in security management situations
  • Good understanding of Nigeria’s security issues
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with other humanitarian actors.
  • Competency profile Level 1
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced computers skills at least intermediate skills in windows-based word processing, spreadsheet
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work without direction.
  • Proficiency in local languages (Kanuri, Hausa, or Shuwa) is an advantage
  • Preferably Indigene of the location
  • Experience living in remote or isolated workstations, or insecure locations

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Grass Root Initiative for Strengthening Community Resilience (GISCOR) and amongst beneficiaries served by GISCOR.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time by supervisors
  • Compliance & Ethics:
  • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout GISCOR. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of GISCORs’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidate should click here to apply

Submission of multiple applications will result in disqualification

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are highly encouraged to apply.

Please do not contact any GISCOR’s staff directly regarding recruitment

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