Cuso International is hiring a
Location**:** Taraba, Nigeria
Reports to: Food Security and Livelihood Manager
Contract type: Fixed-term contract
Language requirements: English
WHO WE ARE
Cuso International is a North American leading international development agency that works through volunteers to overcome poverty, operating in Nigeria for more than 60 years. Cuso International, a Canadian development NGO, is implementing a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supported project in Cross River and Benue States called Livelihood Enhancement in refugee settlements and in Refugee Holding Communities in Cross River, Taraba, Akwa Ibom, and Benue States – (B-LIVER) which aims to improve livelihoods, increase income generation and self-reliance through sustainable enterprise development for Cameroonian refugees and host community members in Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Taraba, and Benue States. This will be achieved through the implementation of livelihood interventions covering vocational and technical trainings, setting up of farm hubs, entrepreneurship and business management, life skills and access to agricultural / livestock / fisheries production.
The Livelihood Field Officer (LFO) is responsible to assist the FSL Manager, project beneficiaries and communities in planning, implementation, and monitoring of key livelihood activities in close coordination with different stakeholders and service providers. S/he will provide technical and methodical support with specific relevance to:
Documentation of best practices
Monitoring and reporting
Bachelors’ degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Accountancy or Business Administration and a minimum of 3-year of work experience in livelihoods operation with an emergency or development program; Proven expertise and understanding of training facilitation, business development, entrepreneurship, vocational skills development, agricultural interventions and formation of savings and loan groups;
Familiarity with Farmer Field Schools set up, group organizing and mobilization for safety net projects;
Ability to work effectively with diverse national and international teams;
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office packages (Excel/Word document);
Strategic thinking and effective contribution to organizational development;
Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations;
Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness;
Very strong commitment to continuous learning;
Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player;
Experience from both local and INGO sectors;
Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; and
Knowledge designing and delivering capacity building for technical teams.
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience
HOW TO APPLY
Cuso International is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture. We strive to actively celebrate diversity, advance our equitable practices, and drive greater inclusion. We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package and insurance, generous days of paid time off, including vacation and sick days, and more.
Cuso International is committed to the integrity of our volunteers, interns, staff, managers, board members and subcontractors in preventing sexual violence in the way we operate. This is done through a defined framework, code of conduct, values and guiding principles, as well as Cooperation Canada’s Leaders’ Pledge.
Please click the "Apply for This Job" button to submit your application by January 23rd, 2023, at 11:59PM (EST). Expressions of interest should be sent in English. Your résumé and one-page cover letter should demonstrate how you meet all the essential and any desirable qualifications. Please note that a confirmation email will be generated once you submit your application, but it may be directed to your spam or junk folders of your email inbox.
Cuso International is an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations will be provided at any stages of the hiring process upon request. Thank you for your interest in Cuso International.