Project Officer, Maiduguri, NIGERIA

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Job Description

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In the context of a European Union-funded joint progamme, UN Women will implement a three-year program on Agriculture based Livelihood for Food Security Programme in Nigeria, in partnership with FAO and WFP. The programme will seek to build the resilience of conflict affected people and public-sector institutions in Borno State in an environment-friendly way. The programme will enhance social protection, through creation of employment and the promotion of environment and climate-friendly livelihood opportunities (with a special focus on women, youth and vulnerable households) with the aim of increasing access to basic needs, significantly reducing malnutrition and strengthening resilience in communities affected by the insurgency.

UN Women’s intervention will be mainly focused on strengthening capacity of women farmers to build their resilience, improve their productivity and enhance their access to market. UN women will also invest in behavior change and strengthen social and State institutions to mainstream gender in their interventions.

UN Women will recruit a project officer to support the overall coordination of the programme implementation. Direct Reporting to the Senior National Program Officer under the overall supervision of UN Women Deputy Representative, the Agriculture, livelihoods and food security a project officer supports the planning, implementation and management of UN Women’s component of the joint program in Borno State. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations teams, UN Women staff at the regional and headquarters levels, UN agencies, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the agriculture, livelihoods and food security portfolio.

The scope of work of the project officer on Women, agriculture, livelihoods and food security requires experience in working in conflict situation, in-depth in the targeted sectors and understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the sector

Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Officer will be expected to take responsibility for the following functions with technical support from the Ntaional Programe Officer and the Policy Specialist on Humanitarian, Peace and Security with overall supervision of the Deputy Representative of UN Women

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