Livelihood Specialist (Nigerian Nationals only) at INTERSOS Nigeria

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job title

Livelihood Specialist

Work location


Reporting to

Livelihood Project Manager

Supervision of

Livelihood Field Coordinators


The Livelihood specialist should provide overall supervision to the activities implemented within the framework of the project, ensuring that they are delivered following the proposal text agreed upon with the donor, and that these activities are achieving timely results under the direct supervision of Livelihood Project Manager (expatriate).

Main responsibilities and tasks

Project Management

 Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities, donors’ program staff during field visits and other key stakeholders for a coordinated implementation of project activities;

 Lead in Planning, Coordinating, Monitoring and Reporting all INTERSOS’s field Livelihood-related activities, including Natural Resource Management, Crop Production, Income Generation activities, Small scale Agricultural Marketing Strategy, Post-Harvest Management, Livestock Management (Poultry Farming, cattle breeding etc) Food for Assets activities etc

 Coordinate, supervise and manage Livelihood projects implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals including strategies and donor requirements (And any advice by management);

 Provide primary level information / Assessment/targeting / Analysis to elaborate project concept notes and proposals for submission to Livelihood Project Manager (expatriate);

 Initiate and participate in the development of relevant Livelihood projects, including monitoring, PDMs / assessment/verification process;

 Monitoring of sector budget, including budget development, in coordination with Livelihood PM (Expatriate)/ Field Coordinators and monitoring for timely sector-level, spend and initiate corrective action.

 Support in developing program strategy and priorities based on a thorough understanding of needs and context

 Ensure program implementation progress; identification, resolution and/or escalation of issues;



 MSc in Agricultural Science / Veterinary Medicine / Forestry/ Environmental Sciences or MBA / Social Sciences

Professional experience

 Minimum 5 years of experience on national level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context;

 Experience in working in complex and volatile contexts;

 Technical Livelihood expertise (Natural

 Resources Management, Crop Production, Water & Irrigation Management, Construction, Livestock breeding & brooding, Post- Harvest Management, SAMS and WFP Food for Assets program);

 Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities;

 Experience in leadership and problem solving;

Professional requirements

· Good speaking, writing and reading skills

· Languages Fluency in English, both written and oral including local language an advantage

Personal requirements

 Capacity to adapt to basic living conditions;

 Ability to put up with job pressure;

 Ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines;

 Strong negotiation skills.

How to Apply

Candidates interested in this position should complete this form and attach CV with the following format “Surname_Position you applied for”.

Please note that ONLY applicants whose competencies meet the requirement of the position will be contacted.

Application deadline: apply no later than 20th January 2020 at 4:00 PM

Please note that INTERSOS do not ask for any form of payment at any stage of recruitment.