Neem foundation is looking for a committed livelihood specialist to provide support and assistance to the organizations’ s livelihood programming in the field. The consultant will be in charge of evaluating and gathering present socio-economic data, conducting vital assessments, appraising current livelihoods activities and local developmental plans, identifying potential partnership opportunities and developing a livelihood strategy as part of a Peace Model.
The strategic plan will comprise of persons living in the IDP camps, host communities and surrounding local communities in Borno State. The consultant will certify that the livelihood strategy would be developed through a consultative process encompassing the involvement and support of delegates of the local communities, government, the host community, the public and the private sector, organizations and other potential partners.
Qualification and Experience
University degree in Development economics, Labor economics, Development studies, Agricultural economics, Socio-economic studies or other related field.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant field experience within one or more of the following areas: risks and vulnerability assessments, market assessments, participatory rural appraisal
Knowledge of technical sub-sectors in livelihoods.
Experience in livelihood programming e.g. agriculture, microfinance, local economic recovery, vocational and technical education training (TVET), value chain analysis, etc.
Experience in conducting assessments, and planning.
Knowledge of community-based and participatory approaches.
Experience working with NGOs/INGOs would be an advantage.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of local languages would be an asset.
Outstanding analytical and communication skills
Research and policy
Ability to work within a diverse team
Brilliant networking skills
Excellent computer skills including Excel, Word and Power point