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ERD Community Mobilizer – Niamey, Diffa

Niger

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ERD Community Mobilizer – Niamey, Diffa

  • Location: Niamey, Diffa, Niger
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: IRC
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: N/A

Job Description

 Context :

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to serious humanitarian crises around the world and helps victims survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC provides relief and assistance to improve the lives of refugees forced to flee war or disaster. Operating in more than 40 countries and 22 cities across the United States, we restore safety, dignity, and hope to millions of people far from home and suffering. IRC opens the way to better living conditions for these people.      

The IRC’s vision for Niger is that individuals, households and communities are supported to be resilient, self-reliant and able to thrive in a constantly changing context. IRC Niger is present in the regions of Tillabéry, Tahoua and Diffa with projects in the following areas: Protection (SGBV, Child Protection, monitoring of Protection and Integration of protection), Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, Nutrition, Health and Livelihoods.

Position overview:

The Community Mobilizer in Food Security and Livelihoods is a locally hired position and will work under the hierarchical responsibility of the Food Security and Livelihoods Officer. The main objective of this position is to improve the quality of the implementation of project activities Strengthening the resilience of communities affected by conflicts and climate shocks in the Diffa region, Niger in its coverage area. In this capacity He/She will ensure the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project activities in the ERD sector in his/her area. He/She will work with other sectors to ensure synergy of IRC interventions.

Main Responsibilities:

Planning and implementation of activities

  • Actively participate in targeting potential beneficiaries of the project and ensure the integration of the gender dimension in the targeting process;
  • Participate in the identification of key actors and local authorities who must participate in the process of selecting beneficiaries of project activities;
  • Participate in contractual monitoring and the proper completion of tasks entrusted to partners (seed companies, those supplying PIC Bags and training agricultural producers in their use, Ensures technical training of beneficiaries on the recovery of degraded land and preparation of agricultural land, semi , crop protection, harvesting and storage in conjunction with decentralized technical services;
  • Support for the establishment and structuring of VSLAs as well as their training and monitoring of their activities;
  • Support for target groups in the development of business plans and monitoring of their activities;
  • Write progress reports on project activities concerning its area;
  • Support populations in the management and proper functioning of cooperatives and WITHs;
  • Provide information, animation, training, support and awareness-raising for village communities and provide technical support to populations in identifying their needs;
  • Cultivate a development dynamic within groups (stimulate the participation of all stakeholders);
  • Facilitate community leadership on the effects of climate change, the development of climate risk mitigation plans by communities as well as their implementation,
  • Facilitate the establishment of selection/complaint management committees and the development and then validation of lists of beneficiaries of project activities;
  • Support entrepreneurial awakening, advisory support and improvement of women’s economic empowerment via IGAs;
  • Identify potential sources of community conflict that could compromise the success of project activities and propose solutions;
  • Resolve possible conflicts between beneficiaries and IRC, when necessary in close collaboration with community complaints management committees;
  • Collaborate with the various project partners.

Monitoring and evaluation

  • Support the study, evaluation and monitoring of local cereal markets;
  • Ensure the collection and analysis of reports produced by the implementation partner and draft summary reports;
  • Submit to the ERD Officer, schedules and weekly activity reports
  • Ensure the collection and quality of data on project activities using IRC tools;
  • Carry out monitoring and evaluation (DM, PDM, Endline) of the activities implemented by the projects and recommend solutions to the difficulties observed;
  • Undertake regular visits to beneficiaries to assess progress, identify problems and provide necessary solutions;
  • Produce, weekly and monthly, a report of the activities carried out on its site.

Representation

  • Participate in meetings and meetings with different partners and local operators in the field of livelihoods;
  • Develop good communication between state structures dedicated to livelihoods;
  • Maintain open and professional relationships with team members, promote strong team spirit;
  • Participate at the local level and in good communication on the activities and actions of the IRC in Niger.

Program development

  • Contribute to the development of strategic development plans for the Food Security & Livelihoods sector;
  • Participate in data collection, evaluations and submission of project proposals;
  • Provide input into the strategic development of the IRC Livelihoods Program.

Other tasks

  • Ensure that security protocols are respected and that constant monitoring and analysis of the security environment is carried out
  • Comply with IRC security protocols and procedures.
  • Any other tasks/responsibilities assigned by their supervisor within the framework of projects.

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Qualifications

  • Hold a BAC +1 level diploma in Technique in Agriculture, Environment or Rural Development;
  • Good planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Proven work experience with international NGOs will be an asset;
  • Ability to communicate and develop good relationships with communities;
  • Very high autonomy, organizational skills in work and team spirit;
  • Mastering French ;
  • Knowledge of one of the following local languages ​​is essential: Kanouri, Hausa, Peulh.

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