Food Security Assistant at Salient Humanitarian Organization (SHO)

Food Security Assistant

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience 1 year
  • Location Borno
  • Job Field NGO/Non-Profit&nbsp

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: September, 2020
Duration of contract: 6 Months (Extendable)
Reporting to: Project Coordinator

General Context of the Job/Project
The overall aim of the position is to assist the food security officer, coordinate and manage a timely and effective food security assistance project in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements:

  • To support the implementation of NHF FSS Project by assisting the food security officer in undertaking programme activities (community mobilization, verification, registration, food distribution, monitoring and evaluation).
  • The role also includes assisting the food security officer in planning and coordination of distribution activities, food distribution planning and reporting.

Job Description

  • Adhere to SHO policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Assist in all the beneficiary identification, registration, verification and distribution of food.
  • Supervise casual labourers
  • Conduct training and sensitisation activities related to food distributions and nutrition.
  • Assist in Planning, supervising and monitoring training, awareness and sensitisation activities, including maintenance and verification of all supporting documentation and activities (e.g. pre- and post-tests).
  • Assist in Maintaining records of all activities, in order to complete timely reports for DRC and for external actors, including donors.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor all food distribution-related activities, including screening, referrals and follow up.
  • Assist the Livelihoods officer in project documentation.
  • Promote the rights of displaced people and affected populations, explore and assess new and better ways to provide timely, effective and appropriate assistance.
  • Assist in gap analysis, needs assessment, conducting registration, receiving commodities and distributing to beneficiaries in locations adversely affected by the conflict.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Food Security Project Coordinator.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Completion of University Degree in Nutrition, Humanities, Health or another relevant degree
  • Minimum one year of experience in NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs.
  • Experience in community services, women empowerment, youth activities, protection, distribution or registration.

Essential Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of Nigerian displacement context.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-playing skills.
  • Highly flexible, with the ability to use initiative.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values.

Preferred Experience:

  • Proven professional experience working with NGO at a relevant position e.g enumerator, monitor, field and community worker.
  • Experience working for NGOs and/ or in Camp setting is a must.
  • Experience Working in Northeast Nigeria is a Must
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Written and spoken fluency in English, Hausa, Kanuri or additional fluency in other local languages an added advantage.
  • Ability and Willingness to follow instructions.

Brief Conditions

  • SHO reserve the right to close the application before the deadline, if the required number of candidates is attained.
  • Candidates will be responsible for his/her own travel, accommodation and feeding during the recruitment process.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should please submit their Application (Letter of motivation and CV in a single file) via Email to: [email protected] indicating the “Job Position” as subject of the e-mail.
The HR,
Salient Humanitarian Organization,
Behind NTA Quarters, Off Damboa Road,
Old GRA, Maiduguri,
Borno State.

Application process

  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than five pages) in English.
  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to: The Recruitment Manager.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered.
  • SHO considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.


  • Please clearly indicate the Job position on the envelope.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • CVs will be reviewed on rolling bases.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants, SHO will only inform shortlisted candidates for written test and oral interview.
  • For general information about SHO, please consult: