All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.
- Role and responsibilities
The purpose of the officer position is to undertake day to day activities of “Activating Market and Agricultural Livelihoods” project (AMAL) relating to livestock value chain and farming in Anbar governorate.
- Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
- Implement delegated Livelihoods project portfolio related to livestock value chains according to plan of action
- Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
- Ensure proper filing of documents
- Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist
- Promote and share ideas for technical improvement
- Support with referrals to other NRC sectors or through external referral mechanisms
- Initiate, promote and establish/strengthen linkages between the key actors in the project target value chains, such as processors and traders, input suppliers and farmer organizations and other producer organizations and services.
- Facilitate technology transfer from teaching/research institutions to farmers through different initiatives such as farmer field schools.
- Provide technical guidance and backstopping to livestock farmers and traders on the identified project value chain development activities.
- Take a lead in collection, analysis, storage and dissemination of livestock value chain data such as for input supply, production, processing and trade.
- Assess training needs for project beneficiaries in all areas of targeted livestock value chains development such as agribusiness development, animal husbandry, quality management through regular consultations with relevant institutions and stakeholders.
- Identifies and capacitates existing livestock committee members on livestock management and animal health management.
- Organizes Livestock Field days and collaborate with district based government staff to ensure that there is effective delivery of extension services.
- Carries out vulnerability assessments and mapping as well as livestock related market assessments and give necessary recommendations to the Project Coordinator.
- Take the lead in community mobilization and targeting and monitor movement and distribution of in-kind assistance and grants maintaining a complete paper trail for all registrations, verifications and distributions for all livestock-related activities.
- Conduct regular field visits to project sites and update the project coordinator with the progress of project activities in the field.
- Establish strong working relationship with targeted communities, (including local leaders and identification of local focal points), relevant government departments as well as other livestock actors in the operational areas.
- Implement NRC Community Engagement Approach.
- Conduct Focus Group Discussions, household surveys, and Key Informant Interviews, with assistants and enumerators
- Any other tasks required by the line manager
By interfaces, NRC means processes and projects that are interlinked with other departments/units or persons. Relevant interfaces for this position are:
- Activating Markets and Agricultural Livelihoods staff in country office and other locations.
- Other Core Competencies namely ICLA, Education, WASH, and Shelter for programme integration and referrals.
- Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) department
- Security and Access
Scale and scope of position
Key external stakeholders the post has relationships with INGOs staff, local NGOs staff, civil society, Government departments, local business people and local community leaders
Use of Kobo and CTO data collection platform
Legal or compliance:
Must adhere to NRC internal and donor compliance requirements. Including Code of Conduct
Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results. They are relevant for all staff and are divided into the following two categories:
- Professional competencies
Generic professional competencies:
- Experience from working as a Project Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context, preferably related to agriculture.
- University degree or higher education relevant to the assignment (Animal Science/Veterinary Science). Proven work experience will be considered as a substitute for formal education.
- Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
- Demonstrated results implementing and tracking field-based activities
- Experience conducting project inceptions with communities
- Experience conducting beneficiary identification, verification and registration
- Experience supporting referrals and/or identifying service providers
Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
- Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills.
- Overall good knowledge of geography, local population and local language in the areas of operational interests.
- Ability to show leadership in a multi-cultural team.
- Fluency in Arabic both spoken and writing.
- Fluency in English is an advantage.
- Competencies in all computer related tasks including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Good understanding of community participation, and very good ability to communicate with beneficiaries.
- Ability to manage high/low workload depending on emergencies.
- Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision in a challenging environment.
- 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
- Performance Management
The employee will be accountable for the responsibilities and the competencies, in accordance with the NRC Performance Management Manual. The following documents will be used for performance reviews:
- The Job Description
- The Work and Development Plan
- The Mid-term/End-of-trial Period Performance Review Template
- The End-term Performance Review Template
- The NRC Competency Framework