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Livelihood and Food Security Technical Assistant Mozambique Pemba
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Generic responsibilities 

Under the leadership of the Area Manager and guidance of the LFS officer, the Livelihoods and Food Security Assistant (refer to as a Core Competency – CC) will ensure the support and implementation of the assigned LFS projects in Mozambique. The following is a brief description of the role.

  1. Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks, and guidelines.
  2. Implement delegated LFS project portfolio according to plan of action.
  3. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  4. Ensure proper filing of documents.
  5. Actively participate in capacity building trainings, workshops and seminars organized.
  6. Assist in developing work plans for the technical aspects LFS activities.
  7. Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.

Specific responsibilities 

  1. Conduct assessments, and participate when required in focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities.
  2. Conduct distribution of LFS related in-puts, including seeds and tools, NFIs, cash or vouchers. 
  3. Under the mandate of the supervisor, conduct door to door visits to potential beneficiary household sites (or phone interviews if not possible) and correctly fill project related technical forms and questionnaires.
  4. Support the LFS officer on the preparation of BoQs, scope of works and any other documentation necessary for activities.
  5. Ensure correct completion of works according to the plans approved by LFS PDM.
  6. Communicate to LFS PDM and respond whenever possible to any LFS requests and complaints regarding project activities. 
  7. Perform any other task relevant to the position as requested by LFS PDM.
  8. Regularly report project progress, difficulties, lessons learned to LFS PDM.
  9. Facilitate data for the proper flow of information required by the LFS team.
  10. Facilitate coordination of activities with logistics, finance, and M&E teams.
  11. Always work with a gender and protection lens and ensure that environmental and nutritional sensitivity are incorporated into all LFS plans and activities
  1. Competencies 

1. Professional competencies 

These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance. 

Generic professional competencies: 

  • Experience (minimum 2 years) from working as assistant or similar in a humanitarian/recovery context during identification of beneficiaries, distributions, community mobilization.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Portuguese. Knowledge of additional languages spoken in Cabo Delgado such as Makua and/or Makonde is a plus.

Context/Specific skills, knowledge, and experience: 

  • Experience working with humanitarian organizations, private sector, donors, or international agencies.
  • Experience working with vulnerable groups and ability to demonstrate conflict sensitivity.
  • Experience working in at least one of the following sectors: WASH, Shelter, Education, Protection, Economic Recovery, Food Security and Livelihoods is a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Some knowledge and skills in LFS related analysis, CBI, microenterprise business startups, savings and financing, and agricultural sector-based programs such as farming, agroecology, agribusiness,
  • Proficiency in Office 365 tools (Word, Excel, Power Point) and collaborative platforms (SharePoint, Google drive, Zoom, Microsoft teams or similar).

2. Behavioural competencies

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environment
  • Work with people in a positive and dynamic way
  • Pro-active, goal-oriented and results driven
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 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.
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With a team of more than 30 people in Geneva and an annual budget of over 5 million USD, we monitor more than 130 countries in the world for which we provide verified, consolidated and multi-sourced estimates of the number of people internally displaced or at risk of becoming displaced by conflict, violence, disasters and development projects. We complement this global data with interdisciplinary research into the drivers, patterns and impacts of internal displacement. Using this evidence, we provide tailor-made advice and support to inform global, regional and national policy-making. Our data and evidence are published on our website and via our Global Internal Displacement Database ( Our flagship report, the Global Report on Internal Displacement (, published every year in May, is the world reference on IDP statistics, featuring trends and thematic analyses, country and regional spotlights.

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