Assistant Project Manager at CARE

Closing Date: 7 September, 2018

Experience: 3 years

Location: Borno

Care International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

Job Summary

  • The Assistant Project is responsible for managing a team of Food Livelihood and Nutrition Security (FLNS at a Local Government Area (LGA). This team will work very closely with the community, project participants (beneficiaries), State Authorities, LGA Authorities, national and International NGOs, national partners, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to ensure effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of FLNS interventions.

  • The incumbent will ensure that projects are implemented as per the approved proposals and CARE’s programming approach. The incumbent is responsible for preparation of high quality reports in a timely manner.

Scope of Work

  • Assist the Project Manager and act in his/her absence.

  • Overall supervision of FLNS activities

  • Supervise FLNS staff at the LGA

  • Provide technical input to FLNS encompassing Agriculture, Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA)

  • Supervise field studies, assessments etc.

  • Prepare high quality timely project field reports at

  • Identify training needs for staff and inform project manager

  • Prepare monthly project implementation plans

  • Prepare monthly budget of the FLNS activities in the LGA and submit to the Project manager

  • Carry out direct reports performance appraisals as required in a timely manner.

  • Effectively represent CARE at the LGA before the LGA authorities, communities, national and

  • Participate in workshops, trainings and meetings organized by CARE and other agencies and contribute effectively to the success of the events.

  • Perform any other tasks assigned to by project manager or his/her designate.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Food Security, Livelihoods, Nutrition, Community Development or relevant field with minimum 3 years working experience.

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in emergency, relief and development.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience in Agronomy, Agricultural Extension, Livelihoods, Micro and medium women businesses, gender and nutrition.

  • Solid experience of community mobilization approaches and coordination with governments

  • Experience in emergency response and / or development projects

  • Specific experience of application of relevant approaches, methodologies, practices.

  • Experience working with international NGOs

  • Strong supervisory and communication skills.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines yet effectively coordinate program activities with other CARE projects and other similar interventions being implemented in the same operational area.

  • Excellent spoken and written English.

  • Microsoft Office Package skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Conditions By submitting your Application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:

  • Fraud

  • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse

Method of Application

Applicants should send their Applications and detailed CV's as a single document to:


  • Indicate clearly in the subject line of the email the position you are applying for and the location (in Caps)

  • Save your Application and CV with your name before attaching it

  • CARE strongly encourage women to apply

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

  • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.

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