FSL Officer at the Community Health Justice and Peace Initiative for Development (JDPH)

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Community Health Justice and Peace Initiative for Development (JDPH) is a National Non-Governmental Organization working in the Catholic province of Jos, aimed at uplifting the living standard of rural and urban communities through capacity building and rendering lifesaving interventions in partnership with communities for a better society and good governance. Over the years, we and our partners have continued to provide developmental and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in rural and crisis affected locations. We are committed to providing emergency relief services, empowering communities to be more resilient, embracing a culture of peaceful co-existence and social justice for all.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: FSL Officer

Job ID: JDPH/KIA/2021/002

Location: Jos, Plateau

Sector: FSL

Employment Category: Contract

Open to Expatriates: No

Purpose Of The Position

  • Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Food Security and Livelihoods officer is responsible for the daily implementation and monitoring of the FSL activities.
  • He/she provides full support and training to FSL workers and daily workers on assigned program activities on the field.
  • He/She should be ready to travel to field locations in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

Main Tasks

Representation and Community Mobilization:

  • Mobilize the targeted communities and create awareness about the project activities; make sure that the projects’ objectives and the selection criteria are well understood and accepted by the communities
  • Establish and maintain good relations with key stakeholders and communities in the area of intervention to know their perceptions of the operations and to understand the needs, complaints, and major events that may have an impact on the activities of JDPH
  • Listen to the communities and stakeholders in the field and report to his/her project manager any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of JDPH teams

Implementation and Monitoring:

  • Participate in the identification, registration, verification and selection of the project beneficiaries, according to defined selection criteria, as well as verification processes, in collaboration with community stakeholders’ committees
  • Sensitize key stakeholders, communities and participating households on the project objectives, timelines and other general project details.
  • Responsible for planning and implementing the FSL project activities in the field, including IGAs, VSLAs, Basic Needs Assistance and Agricultural input support etc.
  • Ensure proper follow-up of the beneficiaries and provision of adequate technical support during activity implementation
  • Participate in identifying the training needs among the population and propose appropriate contents and training support material for the training sessions and awareness messages to be disseminated
  • Prepare and submit weekly and monthly activity plans to the Programme Manager as required
  • Participate in periodic FSL assessments including needs assessment, market assessments, activity feasibility assessments and any other Food Security and livelihood-related assessments
  • Support MEAL team in activities monitoring (market assessments, baseline, endline, post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, focused group discussions, vendor monitoring etc)
  • Plan and sensitize of beneficiaries on use of smartcards, payment mechanism, their rights and benefits.
  • Training of vendor on how to use the devices in making transaction and supervision of vendor’s transaction and recording the problem
  • Monitor vouchers distribution processes to beneficiaries at the local vendor locations and deal with any arising complaints.
  • Coordinate with vendors on timing of cash and voucher disbursement, and mobilize beneficiaries for cash and voucher collection at vendor disbursement sites.
  • Support complaint response mechanism by receiving, recording and reporting complaints from beneficiaries, community leaders, community volunteers and other stakeholders

Reporting and Communication:

  • Use the monitoring tools provided
  • Participate in the files archiving at JDPH’s office, accessible to the whole team
  • Draw up and submit a weekly report to his/her direct manager
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all items distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and supply request order)
  • Take part in weekly program meetings and cluster meetings on request
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the course of the activities, including safety issues, to his/her direct manage
  • Document project impact through success stories, case studies and lessons learned, etc.
  • Collaborate with the other components of the FSL department and support them when asked
  • Coordinate with support staff (logistic and administration) and all staff involved on the program.

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree in Agriculture, Food Security or any related field with 2 years work experience.
  • Experience on cash and voucher assistance (paper or electronic voucher)
  • Relevant experience in livestock intervention as an early recovery response
  • Relevant experience on food items distribution and monitoring will be highly appreciated
  • Project-related skills: good knowledge of the project cycle, project implementation, project follow up and reporting
  • IT skills: Word and Excel, Outlook, Design, Auto CAD, GIS, data collection and analysis software a plus.

Personal Abilities:

  • Languages: fluent in English (additional languages a plus)
  • Personal qualities: reliable, honest, very good organization, resistance to stress, capacity to delegate and to manage, initiative and autonomy, capacity of prioritization of tasks, work under tight deadlines

Application Closing Date

11th January, 2021.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV and Cover Letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that given the urgency of vacancy, the position may be filled before the due date.
  • For general information about the JDPH, kindly visit our website on www.jdph.org

FSL Officer at the Community Health Justice and Peace Initiative for Development (JDPH)

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