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Action Against Hunger Nigeria Job Recruitment

Jan 21, 2020, 2:57 PM
Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.
We are recruiting to fill the positions below:   Job Title: Food Security and Livelihood Officer Location: Damaturu, Yobe Slot: 2 Openings Job Type: Full Time Starting date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Food Security and Livelihood Sector Manager
Objective 1
  • Provide support to the FSL Sector Manager in the implementation of FFP cash transfer and other livelihood activities in targeted communities within the given LGAs
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure accountability, fairness, and transparency in the cash or voucher transfer activities by ensuring community-level stakeholders (IDPs and host community members) are well informed and provide regular information through available channels.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL Sector Manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs are implemented efficiently.
  • Follow-ups on the program activities to ensure that program objectives and outputs are achieved – and activities are implemented in accordance with standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans, and requirements.
  • Manage and support the field team’s implementation of FFP project related activities as planned in the Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) in close coordination with other concerned authorities.
  • Oversee detailed planning and support implementation of field level activities relating to the cash-based food assistance under the guidance of the FSL Sector Manager.
  • Work with community leaders and other relevant stakeholders to support the identification and selection of vulnerable communities and beneficiaries for cash or food voucher support.
  • Support the identification, contracting, and management of vendors through regular engagement, documentation of vendors’ activities and provision of timely support throughout the project.
Objective 2
  • Facilitate the collection and collation of information and BNF data for FFP activities through registrations, surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Plan and oversee regular program monitoring and evaluation activities, like Baseline, PDMs, Market Price Monitoring, end line, etc. in collaboration with relevant units/departments.
  • Ensure field visits to monitor the ongoing project activities conducted by FSL Assistants and Community Mobilization team to provide support and technical guidance.
  • With FSL Sector Manager, collaborate on the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of the FFP Project.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Sector Manager
  • Facilitate and supervise the collection and management of beneficiaries’ data, distribution list for reference purposes and successful implementation of program activities.
  • Facilitate in coordination with the M&E unit, data sourcing, and analysis with the aim of improving program approaches based on evidence.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide Learning through proper documentation of lessons learned, best practices, success stories, case studies, etc. on the cash-based intervention in emergency and early recovery context.
Objective 3
  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination meeting for the program at the local government level
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct beneficiaries training on usage of a smartcard, training monitoring with the support of FSL Assistant and FSL Sector Manger
  • Conduct Vendor training and oversee the monitoring of vendors activities to ensure beneficiaries are not short-changed.
  • Participate in the LGA level coordination of Cash and Food Security Working groups.
  • Support development of communication mechanisms with key stakeholders at LGA and Ward levels
  • Maintain and build relationships with authorities, partners and relevant actors in all the intervention LGAs of Yobe State on behalf of ACF
  • Contribute to the development of the project’s community mobilization strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries in collaboration with the Community Mobilization Officer.
  • Develop and strengthen good linkages and coordination with local government, government line agencies, related stakeholders and service providers to ensure their support for the implementation of project activities
  • Coordinate with logistics in preparation for the weekly movement plans according to the weekly work plans of the team.
Objective 4
  • Support the FSL Sector Manager in Reporting through bi-weekly and monthly draft reports with accurate output level data.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Extract data and information from weekly reports from the field and aggregate same for inclusion in the month and quarterly reports
  • Work with M&E under the direction of the FSL SM to ensure that all annexes needed for the report are available
  • Support the Sector Manager in reporting for internal and external use through drafts reports with inputs and outputs for the reporting period.
  • Support the Sector Manager in producing monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
Objective 5
  • Ensure the proper HR management of the Field-Based Cash Team
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the daily activities of the program staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the FSL program in line with HR procedures and policies.
  •  Undertake performance management activities such as 10 minutes conversation and performance appraisals for FSL assistants as required by HR.
  •  In collaboration with the HR department, ensure the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources.
  • Work with the FSL team in different LGAs on cross-learning and beneficiary capacity building initiatives.
  • Support the recruitment and training of program staff under the support of the FSL Sector Manager, Area Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Base HR.
  • Identify training and development needs of FSL Assistants and propose and/or provide training, coaching and mentoring as required.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • Area Manager/ Senior Project Manager: – exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Technical Coordinators: Technical oversight, Technical support, and coaching
  • Support Departments: collaboration and exchange of information
  • FSL Sector Manager: Line Manager - exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • FSL Assistants: Line Managing– exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
External:
  • Local and State Government: Training and Supervision, engage stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo, Sector Manager, Area Manager, and Senior Project Manager
  • LGA and Ward level representatives of humanitarian actors: exchange of information
  • Other Project Officers/ Sector Managers: NUT/ WASH/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring, and evaluation
  • Other NGOs: Partnerships and Technical exchange of information
  • Participate actively in Food Security working Groups, Cash Transfer working Group, OCHA meetings, INGO forum
Position Requirements Qualifications:
  • Priority will be given to internal staff that possesses a Diploma in the relevant field and have 1-2 years of relevant experience on the FFP Project implementation.
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate
  • Degree in Food Security-related field e.g. Economics, Agronomics, Agriculture, Development Studies, etc.
Skills and Experience Essential:
  • Capacity to supervise a team
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values, and policy
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Three years of relevant work experience
Preferred:
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA)
  • Analytical capacity
  • Good relational qualities
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects
  • Capacity to write high-quality reports
  • Previous work experience with ACF
  • Previous experience managing cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
  • Previous team management and activity planning experience
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
Minimum Basic Salary
  • NGN236,585 per Month.
 
Application Deadline Wednesday, 29th January, 2020.    
Job Title: Media and Communication Assistant Location: Abuja, Nigeria Job Type: Full Time Start date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Advocacy Manager
Objective 1
  • Develop media and communication plan, tools and materials to increase awareness on ACTION AGAINST HUNGER programming to various stakeholders
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Update mainstream and social media platforms, with good ability to make the necessary contacts within the various platforms.
  • Contribute immensely towards media and communication as part of advocacy development in all programs.
  • Support in identifying potential new strategic media partners and develop strategies for working with them.
  • Monitoring and supervision of media as part of advocacy-related partner activities and plans in Nigeria by ensuring that these are in line with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER country strategy.
Objective 2
  • Collect evidence-based information and testimonies that ACTION AGAINST HUNGER can use to inform programming and advocacy
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the state and national level advocacy agenda by collecting and providing evidence that leverage on project outcomes.
  • Collect and document beneficiary stories and testimonies that can be used for advocacy at a national and international level.
  • Promote cross-thematic learning through synergistic engagements, lessons learned and knowledge sharing workshops complementing other programmatic interventions within ACTION AGAINST HUNGER.
  • Perform additional activities as requested by the Advocacy Manager, and other members of the coordination team.
  • Liaise closely with the Advocacy team to develop and support the integration of new communication approaches, tools and techniques into ACTION AGAINST HUNGER programming.
  • Document and share good practices, innovation, and lessons learned from the programs’ interventions by consolidating regular updates, reports, case studies, briefs and wide range of IEC materials
  • Organization and implementation of the celebration of international/national days and campaigns (e.g. Global Handwashing Day etc).
  • Profile ACTION AGAINST HUNGER advocacy efforts by developing advocacy messages, materials, tools as well as multimedia content.
  • Undertake field visits to monitor the impact of the communication materials, messaging, use of tools identifying communication gaps and opportunities for a wider spread and reach critical masses with appropriate information.
Objective 3
  • Maintain and organize communication data and materials
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Manage ACTION AGAINST HUNGER image and video library for communication, reporting and other needs.
  • Liaise with media outlets to package information and ensure external visibility with appropriate information and messages targeting a wider audience, including preparation of talking points, media briefs, and press releases.
  • Proactively cultivate relationships with key media contacts and compile and maintain contacts and a general database of stakeholders.
  • Assist logistics with tenders for outsourced services relating to communications and media.
  • Collect data for the production of new communications material.
Objective 4
  • Document and share good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities at the local community and state levels.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the dissemination of communication planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and impact assessment are documented, shared and considered in the design of new projects and technical plans and are discussed during periodic program reviews and ultimately fed into current work and future program development
  • Support to organize learning, knowledge sharing and capitalization workshops at state and national levels in collaboration with relevant teams.
  • Support the timely dissemination of program information internally and externally.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • Deputy Country Director/ Grant HOD – Technical Unit/Knowledge Management Team: Collaboration and exchange of information on technical program issues.
  • Deputy Country Director – Humanitarian/Area Coordinators: exchange of information on challenges and concerns within the humanitarian response.
  • Advocacy Manager: Hierarchical relationship - reporting, exchange of information and collaboration on program, operational and other issues, exchange of information, collaboration, coordination on early recovery, policy and development agenda
  • Technical Coordinators: exchange of information and collaboration on program issues
External:
  • Media: Exchange of Information and liaison
  • International and Local Aid Organizations: exchange of information
Position Requirements Qualifications:
  • Good photography and videography skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of video and photo editing software.
  • Bachelor's Degree from a reputed university in Mass Communications & Journalism, Media Studies, Communications Strategy, Development Communication or relevant discipline.
  • At least 1- 2 years of relevant experience in journalism, media relations or communications.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
Skills and Experience Essential:
  • Previous experience in the humanitarian or development context;
  • Commitment to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER mission, values, and policy;
  • Familiar with Northeast Nigeria context;
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive;
  • Excellent team player;
  • Previous experience with advocacy or communication duties;
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and graphic design;
  • Experience in designing and leading media campaign or communication strategies;
Preferred:
  • Administrative and management competence would be an asset;
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Previous experience with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER;
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri (written and spoken);
Minimum Basic Salary
  • NGN 156,995 per Month.
 
Application Deadline Monday, 27th January, 2020.
   
Job Title: Procurement Officer Location: Damaturu, Yobe Job Type: Full Time Starting date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Procurement Manager
Objective 1
  • Support Logistics Supply Chain, review and prepare all documentation during the procurement process
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate Program department in making procurement request;
  • Prepare request for a quote, prepare assessment table and get approval according to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER standard procedures ;
  • Prepare purchase contract or Supplier Purchase Order (SPO) and coordinate supplier during the delivery of the goods and services
  • Arrange tender and other procurement meetings and take minutes
  • Ensure all purchasing dossiers are complete and properly filled before archiving;
  • Update the price catalog with new purchase prices and/or suppliers or at least every two months
  • Liaise with all supplier requests and maintain the supplier database
  • Receive and process Procurement Lines (PR) on reception frequencies;
  • Provide support in market analysis;
  • Ensure best available prices & quality, collect quotations, suppliers references;
  • Review and confirm all procurement request before processing;
  • Ensure that PL includes all required specifications and supporting documents;
  • Update and share the Procurement Follow Up (PFU) on a weekly basis,
  • Monitor deliveries to the department/bases/programs
  • Follow up the importation and clearance process of international shipments
Objective 2
  • Support line manager in negotiating supplier framework agreements and contracts.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Communicate to the line manager any deviation from the initial contract.
  • Ensure that all documentation required as per contract is provided by both parties;
  • Collect and review all delivery documentation;
  • Prepare payment transactions according to delivery and contract payment terms.
  • Prepare Procurement Dossiers for framework agreements and contract and update relevant monitoring tools (Procurement Follow Up and Contract to Follow Up) ;
  • Liaise with the contractor to ensure compliance with the contract, including initial meeting;
  • Collect and prepare any supporting documents related to contract implementation or modification;
Objective 3
  • Supervision of Delivery issues.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure packaging and shipping to bases are well done and documented. Collect all signed copies;
  • Ensure all documentation is existing, updated, are properly filed and filled in folders before archiving
  • Ensure quality & quantity control of deliveries
  • Transit all equipment deliveries to the base/capital logistician and IT for codification, labeling and files equipment settings or to update inventory list before use, storage or shipping;
Objective 4
  • Reporting.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Update Contract Follow Up (CFU) and submit for monthly report to line manager
  • Update and provide the Supplier List on a regular basis to line manager
  • Update and provide the Framework Price List on a regular basis to line manager
  • Provide Cash forecast twice a month to line manager
  • Update and provide Procurement Follow Up (PFU) to line manager on a weekly basis
  • Compile and submit relevant sections with documentation of the monthly stocks report to the Capital Logistician and the Logistics Coordinator.
Objective 5
  • Performance Management.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, and identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.
  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • Logistic Coordinator:  integrated approach - Coordination - sharing of information - Technical Support - exchange of information and collaboration on procurement  matters
  • Finance Coordinator/ Base Admin: exchange of information and collaboration on procurement  matters
  • Base/Capital Logistician: exchange of information and collaboration on procurement  and transport matters
  • Others Programme:  exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach
  • Procurement Manager/ Logistics Manager: Direct Supervision -  hierarchical relationship - exchange of information
  • Technical Support -  exchange of information and collaboration on procurement  matters
  • If applicable - Procurement Assistant: Line Management -  hierarchical relationship
External:
  • Local representatives of international aid organizations: exchange of information
  • Service Providers & Vendors: working relation,  exchange of information, coordination,
Position Requirements Qualifications:
  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree  or equivalent (Preferable Supply Chain or Procurement)
Skills and Experience Essential:
  • Rigorous, with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and can bear the workload
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in procurement and/or logistics position
  • Some experience in supervising Staff
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, especially MS Excel
Preferred:
  • Fluency in one or more National/regional languages an asset.
  • Previous experience working for NGOs an asset, particularly international and/or health-related NGOs
Minimum Basic Salary
  • NGN236,585 per Month.
 
Application Deadline Wednesday, 29th January, 2020.
 
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply Note: Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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