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Action Against Hunger recruitment in Nigeria, 1st November 2014

Nov 2, 2014, 11:22 AM
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.


Action Against Hunger  is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: LGA Technical Advisor
Location:
Jigawa
Job Description
To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in management, delivery, and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks).

Summary of Key Objectives
  • Support the assigned local government area (LGA) in Nutrition program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Support and coordinate micronutrient supplementation and MNCH Weeks
  • Provide coordination and support to health office of LGA
  • Strengthen technical and advocacy capacity at LGA level
Qualifications & Essential Skills
  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition ; graduate degree in a similar field a plus
  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition / diploma or equivalent
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally IYCF, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Proven experience and ability in report writing
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Computer literacy and ability to work as part of a team
  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure of strict deadlines
Preferred
  • Experience in the setup of a IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context
  • Experience working with partners, including the government
  • Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behavior change
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches
Job Title: Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Supervisor
Location:
Damaturu, Yobe
Slot: 3
Job Description:
The Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Supervisor will primarily be responsible for directly managing field assistants implementing food security and livelihood activities of the Improving food access and nutrition for vulnerable displaced and host population in Yobe State, in Northern Nigeria. This program aims to provide cash and/or vouchers to the IDPs and host communities to provide immediate access to food.

Summary of Key Objectives:
  • Provide support to the FSL Deputy Program Manager to implement the program successfully, harmonizing and developing technical approach, and ensuring that the technical standards, guidelines and methodologies developed are applied.
  • Supervise field project team within food security & livelihoods sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL interventions.
  • Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under food security and livelihood sector.
  • Participate in technical recruitment and training of the project field team.
  • Provide support to FSL DPM and FSL PM to implement FSL strategy, and make recommendations for improving the project according to activity results.
Qualifications & Essential Skills
  • Degree in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies e.t.c
  • Capacity to supervise a team
  • 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 relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, 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
Preferred:
  • 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
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) and analytical capacity
Job Title: Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Field Assistant
Location:
Damaturu, Yobe
Slots: 6
Job Description:
The FSL field assistant will be directly under the supervision of the FSL Supervisor. He/ She will be responsible for management and implementation of the Improving food access and nutrition for vulnerable displaced and host population in Yobe State, in Northern Nigeria at community (LGA) level. This program aims to provide cash and/or vouchers to the IDPs and host communities to provide immediate access to food.

Summary of Key Objectives:
  • Undertake food security & livelihood interventions (cash based and nutrition awareness) at LGA level under the direction of the FSL Supervisor
  • Collect information and data on food security at LGA level through surveys, assessments and regular post distribution monitoring of beneficiary households
  • Mobilization and awareness raising 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 LGA level)
Qualifications & Essential Skills:
  • Diploma in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies e.t.c
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Good team spirit
  • 1 year relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
Preferred:
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience
Job Title: Nutrition and Health Officer
Location:
Damaturu, Yobe
Job Description:
The Nutrition Officer will support in implementing the Improving food access and nutrition for vulnerable displaced and host population in Yobe State, in Northern Nigeria. The Nutrition and Health Officer’s role will focus on the delivery of nutrition communication interventions. This program aims to provide cash and/or vouchers to the IDPs and host communities to provide immediate access to food.

Summary of Key Objectives:
  • To assist in the development and implementation of an appropriate nutrition focused BCC methodology
  • Collaborate with health centres and other nutrition focused stakeholders in order to successfully carry out program activities.
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant local and state level forums and technical working groups
Qualifications & Essential Skills
  • Bachelor degree in health, nutrition, nursing or related field. Higher level degree preferred
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies.
  • Previous experience managing nutrition focused program (i.e. BCC, IYCF, etc)
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
Preferred:
  • Experience in humanitarian PQA or M & E.
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Previous experience with ACF
Job Title: Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager (DPM)
Location:
Damaturu, Yobe
Job Description:
The Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager will support in implementing the Improving food access and nutrition for vulnerable displaced and host population in Yobe State, in Northern Nigeria. This program aims to provide cash and/or vouchers to the IDPs and host communities to provide immediate access to food.

Summary of Key Objectives:
  • Provide support to ACF’s FSL Program Manager to implement the program successfully, harmonizing and developing technical approach, and ensuring that the technical standards, guidelines and methodologies developed are applied.
  • Manage the food security and livelihoods field team to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL interventions.
  • Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under the food security and livelihood sector.
  • Recruitment, capacity building and coaching of field staff within food security and livelihood sector.
  • Provide support to FSL Coordinator to implement FSL strategy.
Qualifications & Essential Skills
  • Degree in FSL related studies e.g. agro-economy, natural resource management, anthropology, etc.
  • Professional, 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 relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities
  • 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
Preferred
  • Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities
Job Title: Management Information Systems (MIS) Officer
Location:
Damaturu, Yobe
Job Description:
The MIS Officer will support in implementing the Improving food access and nutrition for vulnerable displaced and host population in Yobe State, in Northern Nigeria. The MIS Officer’s role will be largely limited to the establishment, management and capacity building of local staff on project information system for greater project reporting and overall impact. This program aims to provide cash and/or vouchers to the IDPs and host communities to provide immediate access to food.

Summary of Key Objectives:
  • Establishment of an integrated MIS into the cash program to ensure compliance with donor objectives and methodology
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation, management and capacity building on MIS
  • Document good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Represent ACF in relevant local forums and technical working groups where necessary
Qualifications & Essential Skills
  • Bachelor Degree in IT, MIS or related field. Higher level degree preferred
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Minimum two years’ experience working with donor funded programming
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word)
  • Skills on statistical and other software (MS Excel, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
  • Proven ability to create management information systems for large amounts of data within a complex program
  • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
Preferred
  • Fluent in Hausa
  • Previous experience in M&E, MIS of cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
  • IT troubleshooting capabilities
  • Previous experience with ACF

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV together with their Cover Letter as an email attachment to: recruitment.ng@acf-international.org Applicants should indicate in the subject title of their forwarding mail, the title of the position they are applying for.

Note:
Please do not attach your certificates to the application email. Any application received after Sunday, 9th November 2014 will not be considered.

Application Deadline Sunday, 9th November 2014

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