Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Manager at Action Against Hunger

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 position of:



Job Title: Food Security and Livelihoods Programme Manager

Location: Potiskum, Yobe
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Programmes - FSL
Experience Level: Manager / Supervisor
Reporting To: Field Coordinator
Proposed Start Date: To be determined based on funding approval

Job Description

  • We are currently looking to fill the role of The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Programme Manager who will work under the direct supervision of Yobe Field Coordinator and will be responsible for the management of the overall implementation of all Food Security and Livelihoods activities that include; Cash Transfers, Income Generation Activities, Cash for work and Agro-forestry in locations of the project.
  • In addition, the role holder will represent AAH in all Food Security and Livelihoods related cluster coordination forum in Yobe State and will receive technical guide and support from the FSL HoD.
  • The role holder will ensure that AAH Food Security and Livelihoods interventions are fully integrated with Nutrition and WASH interventions at facilities, communities and LGA level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for Cash & Voucher Assistance (CVA), income generation activities and Agro-forestry interventions in collaboration with the Cash & Livelihoods Officers & Agroforestry Officer and the assistance of the FSL Technical team.
  • Participate in the weekly coordination meetings, or other ad hoc internal meetings as requested.
  • Monitor the FSL environment at Yobe level, through regular scanning and data gathering for new opportunities, innovations, new approaches, designs or technologies.
  • Participate in all FSL related joint initiatives( joint market assessments, essential needs assessment) at Yobe level.
  • Plan, review, update and manage budget including FSL related, follow up on activities on a regular basis and share with relevant team AAH staff members.
  • Track the progress of the activities and outcomes as well as ensure the tracking of relevant indicators.  
  • In close coordination with the field team, coordinate mapping of most vulnerable groups and coordinate beneficiary selection, cash disbursements, beneficiary trainings and regular monitoring of project activities.
  • Ensure close collaboration with logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc. 
  • Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects.
  • 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.

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Animal Husbandry, and Soil Science, Forestry or a Bachelor's degree in any other field, but with a Masters degree in the field of Food Security and Livelihoods.
  • Experience in Social Protection, Cash for Work, Income Generating Activities and other Livelihood Programming.
  • Previous development programming experience.
  • Capacity to write high quality reports.
  • A sound understanding of Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Environments impacting on Social Protection and Livelihoods in North Eastern Nigeria, including a clear understanding of the relevant Federal Republic of Nigeria policies and institutional frameworks. 
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience in implementing Food Security and Livelihood projects.
  • Experience in a managerial/supervisory position.
  • Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural production systems.
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects in insecure contexts.

Starting Gross Basic Salary & Other Benefits  

  • N718,840 per month (excluding other benefits)
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Qualified women are strongly encourage to apply

Application Deadline  14th December, 2021.

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