Program Assistant (Life-saving Assistance Crisis Response) needed at FINDEF

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Job title : Program Assistant (Life-saving Assistance Crisis Response)

Job Location : Borno

Deadline : March 31, 2023

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The Program Assistant will support the provision of unconditional assistance to food insecure women, children, elderly persons, and people with disabilities affected by the crisis. The Program Assistant will also be responsible for improving micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), improving household food and nutrition security, and strengthening the capacities of the community and local stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of the project activities, including in-kind food and cash transfers, specialized nutritious food distributions, key message delivery on adequate use of specialized nutritious foods, and community cohesion measures.
  • Monitor and report on the monthly screening of all children (6-23 months) and pregnant and lactating women (PLW).
  • Assist in the setup of distribution sites and ensure they are in accordance with standard guidelines.
  • Collaborate with UNICEF and other key actors to ensure that beneficiaries are referred appropriately for health services.
  • Support the implementation of complementary livelihood activities, including financial literacy sessions, VSLAs, and skill building trainings for vulnerable youth groups and women-headed households.
  • Ensure that distributions are carried out in a safe and secure environment.
  • Assist with the preparation of project reports and presentations as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of project activities and beneficiaries.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the project is on track and make recommendations for improvements as necessary.
  • Ensure the effective dissemination of key messages on the adequate use of specialized nutritious foods and IYCF practices to all caregivers.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. development, international relations, humanitarian aid, etc.)
  • At least 2 years of experience in project implementation, particularly in food security, nutrition, or livelihoods programs.
  • Familiarity with best practices in food security and nutrition programming.
  • Fluency in English and the local language is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Additional Information

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping those affected by crisis, and the ability to work effectively in a challenging environment.
  • They should be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • This position requires an individual who is able to manage their time effectively, prioritize tasks, and take initiative in solving problems.
  • The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong relationships with local partners, stakeholders, and communities.

Note: This job description is not exhaustive and may be adjusted based on the evolving needs of the project. This is a full-time position, and the successful candidate must be available to work in Gwoza (Pulka and Gwoza) LGA, Borno State.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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