Shelter NFI Field Support Assistant Job in Nigeria

 Committed To Good (CTG) is an award-winning private sector company that enables humanitarian and development projects in conflict zones. As a people solutions business, we recruit, deploy and manage the right people with the right skills to implement projects in the world’s toughest regions.

Having worked in more than 25 fragile and conflict-affected countries, we pride ourselves on hiring 90% local employees, providing decent, dignified work and new opportunities in fragile communities. 90% of our turnover goes back into the local economy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Shelter NFI Field Support Assistant

Job ID: VAC-11746
Location: Lagos

Duration: 6 months

Overview of Position   

  • Established in 1951, our client is the leading inter governmental organization in the field of migration & works closely with governmental, intergovernmental & non governmental partners. Our client is dedicated to promoting humane & orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services & advice to governments & migrants.
  • Besides forced displacement & deepening humanitarian needs, Benue state also faces deepening vulnerabilities as a result of hydro meteorological hazards such as floods & drought & the ever increasing competition for resources.
  • Our client intends to expand its footprint of saving lives & responding to needs through shelter & essential household & personal items for the displaced households.
  • Working under the overall supervision of the Shelter - NFI Project Officer & the direct supervision of the Shelter & NFI Project Assistants, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting in the planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of Shelter & NFI activities in Benue.

Role Objectives    

  • Support in conducting shelter & Non Food Items (NFI) needs assessments according to standard tools provided by the Shelter / NFI unit in IDP camps & out of camp locations.
  • Support in conducting key informant interviews & focus group discussions as required by program needs.
  • Arrange, plan & carry out any distributions related to shelter & / or NFI activities maintaining all protocols & standard operating procedures & liaising with other relevant staff including but not limited to emergency response & office of staff security.
  • Support in ensuring that all distributions are well documented & reported as required.
  • Support in conducting post distribution & post intervention monitoring of activities, including beneficiary feedback surveys guided by standard tools provided by the unit.
  • Support to collect, record & report on success stories from different shelter / NFI activities, including transcription & translation of qualitative data such as audio visual contents into word documents.
  • Liaise with other program units & all relevant stakeholders (humanitarian partners, government, security forces) in the planning & implementation of activities.
  • Support the Housing, Land & Property (HLP) Officer & the Shelter - HLP Field Support Assistant in activities related to HLP integration in shelter programs, including tenure mapping, HLP assessments, verification of ownership, etc. Report timely & follow up on any HLP issue arising.
  • Ensure that the data collected through any of the above channels is of high quality & accurately reflects the responses received.
  • Report in a timely manner to the supervisor(s) / office any challenge encountered & provide recommendations on how to address such challenge(s).
  • Prepare, maintain & update Shelter & NFI beneficiary registration matrices & source documents by collecting relevant data from the field, as well as maintain effective communication with the supervisor to provide updates on the progress & the challenges encountered during the field data collection.
  • Organize & maintain records of all documents related to conducted activities, such as; reports, pictures, success stories & share them whenever requested.
  • Support shelter construction activities where needed & particularly by keeping detailed stock counts of materials according to templates provided, as well as support Shelter Technical Supervisors in preparing attendance & payment sheets for casual labourers.
  • Report any deviations of non food items to the Project Assistants & take corrective measures if required.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting:

  • This role will be working under the overall supervision of the Shelter - NFI Project Officer & the direct supervision of the Shelter & NFI Project Assistants.


  • Certificate or diploma or degree in social sciences, statistics, business, economics or any relevant field with excellent knowledge of field operations & community engagement with a minimum 2 years of experience in similar capacity, preferably within the humanitarian or development fields.
  • Excellent knowledge of working with Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Knowledge of working with mobile data collection apps such as Kobo & ODK.
  • Minimum knowledge of humanitarian shelter / NFI programming is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of participatory methods & community engagement approaches.
  • Ability to work quickly & accurately & pay attention to details.
  • An understanding of data confidentiality issues.
  • Ability to multitask, excellent organizational & administrative skills.
  • Willingness to assist efficiently in a very busy environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure.
  • Ability to stay in high risk areas for prolonged duration with remote management from supervisors.
  • Ability to present clear & concise information & good written & verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively & harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures & professional backgrounds.
  • Working with data collection tools. Kobo ODK.
  • Working with Microsoft Office.
  • Capacity to carry out focused group discussions & assessments in deep field locations.
  • For all applicants, fluency in English language is required (oral & written).
  • Working knowledge of Tiv is desired.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences. Encourages diversity & inclusion.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected & fairly treated.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner. Is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision. Assists others to realize & develop their leadership & professional potential.
  • Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best & develop their potential.
  • Promotes shared values & creates an atmosphere of trust & honesty.
  • Works strategically to realize the organization’s goals & communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Leads with humility & shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

Application Closing Date
8th April, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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