Special Food Distribution Officer at Damnaish Human Capacity Building Initiative (DHCBI)

Full Time

Damnaish Human Capacity Building Initiative (DHCBI)

DHCBI is into Livelihoods development and human capacity building of vulnerable, less privileged and building resilience among people affected by crisis such as natural or as a result of human activities.

Appointment Type: Full-Time Contract

Working Condition: 100% Field Location


  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and coordination of all distribution activities.
  • Work closely with selected community committees/leaders to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during the implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with the Project Management Committee (PMC) and other community structures/stakeholders on distribution activity plans.
  • Gather information and data on food distribution activities at the site level through surveys, assessments, regular post-distribution monitoring and field supervision visits to beneficiary households where necessary.
  • Ensure program activities are implemented according to approved guidelines.
  • Mobilize and raise awareness about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries at the program site and LGA level.
  • Work closely with the project manager to achieve program objectives and targets.
  • Oversee reception of food commodities from trucks, accounting and recording any differences between the number of units received per commodity against dispatched waybill.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation, complaints and feedback, third-party partners monitoring and beneficiary feedback mechanisms.
  • Perform a monthly inventory of distribution materials to ensure all materials are available and ready to use before the monthly cycle.
  • Coordinate with community leaders to hire manual labour for off-loading trucks and/or preparing rations at the distribution site.
  • Assist storekeeper in training hired labourers on proper unloading of commodities at the distribution site.
  • Organize and assist in conducting post-distribution discussions with beneficiaries and community leaders after each distribution cycle
  • Support the M&E and SCOPE Officers in overseeing the beneficiary’s registration database, ensuring that each registration record is comprehensive through the development of cross-checking mechanisms.
  • Assist Project Manager in coordinating the reception of commodities and monthly physical inventory.
  • Oversee the reception of food commodities, accounting for the number of units received against the dispatch waybill.
  • Ensure the commodities are neatly stored in the warehouse.
  • Ensure the commodity tracking paperwork is being completed by the GFD Assistants, including stack cards, warehouse ledgers, etc.
  • Support Storekeeper in post-distribution monitoring of physical inventories.
  • Support in thematic surveys needs assessment and data collection for GFD and livelihood-related research.
  • Support the M&E team in the collation and analysis of beneficiary data.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL Manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs are being implemented in synergy.
  • Sensitize beneficiaries on available feedback mechanisms and maintain an open line of communication with them to obtain feedback and complaints with regard to the existing GFD implementation.
  • Ensure most vulnerable people are identified and prioritized for assistance during program registration and activities implementation.
  • Supervise Food Distribution Assistants.
  • Proactively plan and coordinate logistics and movements of staff from and to different operational areas.


  • University Degree or Minimum of Higher National Diploma in FSL-related studies like Agriculture / Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, Economics, Business Administration, Natural Resource Management, Disaster Risk Management or other closely related fields.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in humanitarian or development contexts, food assistance, nutrition or livelihood programs with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • Experience in community participatory methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.
  • Capacity and willingness to base at DHCBI field locations.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Very good interpersonal skills, particularly in networking, and working with communities, local civil society and local authorities.
  • Previous experience in using and adapting community-led approaches.
  • Good understanding and knowledge in the application of do-no-harm, conflict sensitivity principles and DHCBI standards and ethics for protection work.
  • Good understanding of protection concerns, including GBV issues in displacement, human rights, and international humanitarian law.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries.
  • Knowledge and experience with community outreach and mobilization.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including the ability to lead and work well in a team setting.
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, coordinate multiple tasks, and maintain attention to detail.
  • Understanding of monitoring processes, learning, adaptation and evaluation.
  • Fluent in English, Hausa and other local languages.
  • Experience in working in north-eastern Nigeria, preferably Borno State.
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action, and to DHCBI’s mission, values and policies
  • Excellent computer knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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