Project Assistant Food Security - Mogadishu (National Position) - Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.


The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and South & Central), Kenya, Ethiopia Yemen, Djibouti and South Sudan.


The Project Assistant, Food Security will be involved in both administrative and program support activities of the FSL and broader NRC program as summarised below


Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at

Email or Paper applications will not be considered


Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description

Adhere to NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines

Assist with the implementation of the support function portfolio according to plan of action

Prepare and develop status reports as required by management

Ensure proper filing of documents

Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

Prepare payment requests (PRs) in Aggresso where applicable and liaise with logistics to support stock requisition of materials from stores to support project activities using the correct procedures

Liaise with your supervisors to support in preparation of contract documents, verification certificates for incentive workers, partners and other service providers timely to facilitate proper and prompt payment to the partners

Work with incentive workers to ensure that correct data capture procedures are adhered to during PDM and other monitoring activities

Administer working advances, field based resource person’s payments and participants’ activity payments in compliance with NRC policy

Participate in project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation including rapid assessments, and other data collection in order to inform and improve programming

Liaise and work with fellow project assistants including field assistants to implement and document FSL activities in South and Central Somalia with special focus at the on the projects assigned

Support and work with incentive workers, implementing partners, suppliers & beneficiaries to; build capacity, ensure that correct documentation procedures are adhered to during field activities including M&E activities

In consultation with the project officer(s) and project coordinator, represent NRC in community meetings, coordination meetings and other information sharing fora that is available

Communicate timely and adequately of any concerns that threats the smooth operation of program and advise of possible course of actions to take

Timely reporting and support in preparation of project reports/updates for the ongoing project activities

Any other duties assigned by your supervisors


Ordinary National Diploma in Business Administration, Social Science or other relevant discipline

National Certificate or equivalent level of Project Management training.

Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience.

Experience in a Humanitarian field context a strong added advantage.

Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills

Very good organizational and administrative skills

Attention to detail.

Good cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Strong team working and support role skills.

Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines under pressure with minimum supervision

Good task orientation and ability to follow actions through to completion.

Personal qualities

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:


Handling insecure environment

Planning and delivering results

Empowering and building trust

Communicating with impact and respect

We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 1 year with a posibility of extension

Duty Station: Mogadishu

Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.

The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff.

Miscellaneous info

Travel: Some travelling must be expected


Job posted on 18 April 2017.

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