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Ongoing Recruitment at Action Against Hunger, 24th May, 2019

May 24, 2019, 11:39 PM
Action Against Hunger 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. We are recruiting to fill the position of:     Job Title: Learning and Development Manager Location: Abuja, FCT Starting Date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: HR Head of Department Objective 1
  • Promote, develop and implement Action Against Hunger’s learning and development strategies and programs
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Spend time with line managers to gain an appreciation of our ways of working and support department to assess staff capacity needs
  • Establish professional relations with all departments to ensure training needs are met
  • Work closely with various departments across the organisation and having a full understanding of their units and training requirements
  • Ensure baseline training documents and learning activities are produced, maintained and available for the concerned departments and effectively used
  • Develop, maintain and implement the mission training plan.
Objective 2
  • Design and lead the implementation of training plan and Talent management need  within Action Against Hunger
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Design staple curriculums for all employees
  • Conduct effective induction and orientation sessions
  • Create training programmes that are aligned with the organisation’s objectives, values and competencies and having a strong understanding of what these are
  • Acting as the go-to within the organisation for anyone with questions or queries regarding training and development plans
  • Embracing different styles of training techniques, including e-learning, tutorial sessions or coaching
  • Having an awareness of the allocated budget and an ability to find solutions in order to implement the required training
Objective 3
  • Modules development  for each sectorial trainings and technical support to all programs capacity building activities
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Coordination with all sector heads and related staff members for finalization of contents for sectors specific  trainings module development
  • Development of all sectors training modules for the trainings by identifying and describing information needs, submitting initial versions for review; revising and editing final copy
  • Development of standard operating procedures for the trainings submitting initial versions for review, revising and editing final copy.
  • Technical Support and capacity building on training module development to all staff delivering trainings.
  • Leading the whole capacity building activities and provide technical support to the staff engaged in the capacity building activities
  • Monitoring and supervision of trainings as per the developed trainings SOPs
Objective 4
  • Report writing and development of Training Data Base
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Submission of training reports including the training evaluation and impact assessment
  • Development of Monitoring checklist for field visits to ensure the quality of trainings deliver, identify the weaknesses and Gap draft recommendation for training
  • Development of training data base containing all training information overall at capital and bases level
  • Ensure the proper updating of the training in data base
Internal & External Relationships Internal:
  • Country Director: exchange of information and collaboration.
  • Deputy Country Director Support: technical support, exchange of information and collaboration.
  • HR Head of Department: Line Manager, technical guidance, planning of responsibilities
  • Field Coordinators, Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager, exchange of information and technical support (integrated approach)
External:
  • Humentum
  • PM4NGO’s
  • Lingos (AAH USA)
  • Talent acquisition (ACF France).
Position Requirements Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Psychology, Business Management, or a closely related field, AND 3 to 4 years of experience in training, employee development, leadership and organization development
Skills & Experience: Essential:
  • Proven work experience as a training manager
  • Track record in designing and executing successful training programs
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (mentoring, coaching, on-the-job or in classroom training, e-learning, workshops, simulations etc)
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively
  • Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports and training manuals
  • Good computer and database skills
  • Excellent communication, planning and negotiation skills.
  • Trainer of trainers qualified
Preferred:
  • Experience of LINGOS methodology.
Gross Basic Salary
  • NGN 424,310 - NGN 681,350 per month.
    Job Title: Sector Manager - Sustainable Agriculture Location: Maiduguri, Borno State Job Type: Full Time Start date: as soon as possible Direct Line Manager: National Project Coordinator Objective 1
  • Strategic planning and operations set-up for Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 of the RESILAC programme (Cash for work rehabilitation of productive assets and Sustainable agriculture)
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Lead and/or contribute from a technical perspective to relevant feasibility studies, assessments and internal evaluations related to Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 or to the wider RESILAC strategy;
  • Support Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 beneficiary targeting on the basis of a clear methodology agreed with the national Project Coordinator;
  • Participate in the definition of the wider project intervention strategy in collaboration with the national RESILAC project Coordinator, with the other Sector Managers and relevant staff;
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with key government and civil society stakeholders, private sector and humanitarian partners working in the same target areas;
  • Contribute to the development of technical and operational capitalization documents based on knowledge management and learning plans.
  • Contribute from a technical perspective to the creation of a project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system, in close collaboration with the project’s MEAL Manager, other Sector Managers and the national Project Coordinator;
  • Work with all key stakeholders on the ground (Government, civil society, INGOs, community leaders, private sector etc.) to gain a better understanding of the context and generate synergies that can enhance the impact of RESILAC.
Objective 2
  • Technical and operational lead of Sustainable Agriculture (Cash for work rehabilitation of productive assets and Sustainable agriculture) activities in target areas
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 teams, made of officer and assistant level staff;
  • lead the costed planning for Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 in close coordination with the national Project Coordinator;
  • lead beneficiary targeting on the basis of a clear methodology;
  • contribute to the definition of innovative and adaptive agricultural practices that can be tested in the operating environment in Borno State;
  • Manage and closely oversee all activities inscribed under Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 in compliance with technical guidance provided by the RESILAC Regional Technical Advisor and line with the workplan validated by the national Coordinator;
  • Critically assess progress against Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 plans and output trackers and propose course-corrections or impact enhancing modifications when required/possible;
  • Ensure the optimal roll-out of beneficiary support and accountability mechanisms agreed with the project’s MEAL Manager and national Project Coordinator;
  • Support relationship building and management with technical Government and non-governmental implementation partners.
Objective 3
  • Project management, oversight and reporting
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the technical and operational support and oversight of the field teams;
  • Ensure complementarity and synergy between field teams and across all project components (Pillars);
  • Ensure optimal management of Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 from a budgetary, administrative, and logistic perspective, leading communication with internal departments in AAH-Nigeria, in close collaboration with the national Project Coordinator and on the basis of agreed plans / internal policies;
  • Closely collaborate with the project’s MEAL Manager to define Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 M&E plan and to design internal monitoring and evaluation tools as required (e.g.  trainings pre/post-tests);
  • Monitor Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 performance indicators, communicate any target variance to the national Project Coordinator while proposing solutions for getting back on track;
  • Ensure quality and timely activity reporting for Pillar 2.1 and 2.3, to feed into either internal or external donor reports on the basis of the project reporting schedule;
  • Flag-up any need for support and/or training from field staff.
  • Moderate technical or team meetings;
  • Provide line management to field teams working on Pillar 2.1 and 2.3 on the basis of the organisation’s HR standards and protocols.
Objective 4
  • Represent Action Against Hunger externally at the local government level and technical work groups.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the mapping of relevant external stakeholders;
  • Participate in external meetings with partner organisations, Government actors, civil society and international stakeholders, as requested by the national Programme Coordinator;
  • Cultivate positive and collaborative relations with key technical and political partners, in close collaboration with the national Programme Coordinator;
  • Actively create opportunities to share key messages with relevant stakeholders is strict compliance with the RESILAC communication and visibility protocols and in close collaboration with the national Project Coordinator.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • National Project Coordinator: Line management, support, reporting, collaboration, coordination, exchange of information.
  • Sector Managers Pillar 1, 2.2, 2.4, 3: support, collaboration, exchange of information, coordination.
  • Pillar 2 Regional Technical Advisor as RESILAC Regional Coordination level: Functional management, technical guidance, support, exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.
  • Abuja and field-based FSL team: exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.
  • Pillar 1, 3 and 4 Technical Advisors at RESILAC Regional Coordination (Njamena): exchange of information, collaboration, support, technical guidance.
  • Maiduguri/Abuja HR, Finance, Logistics Departments: support, exchange of information, collaboration.
  • Borno Area Base Coordinator: collaboration, exchange of information, coordination.
External:
  • Governmental and non-governmental implementing partners: Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options.
  • Representatives of international aid organizations: Exchange of information.
Qualifications
  • Degree or Post Graduate Qualification in Agro-engineering, Agronomy and similar field.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in food security and livelihoods projects and at least 1 year in managerial positions.
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Proven experience with rehabilitating productive assets or developing improved production systems in a similar socio-environmental context.
  • Strong drive for innovation in food production techniques.
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management).
  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Experience with evaluations and monitoring as well as Program Cycle Management.
  • Clear understanding of child and gender protection issues in the field.
  • Good understanding of the North East Nigeria social and operational environment.
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance.
  • Fluent in English language.
  • Excellent English writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
Preferred:
  • Combined agronomy and engineering profile.
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger in a similar position.
  • Understanding of Hausa and/or Kanuri language.
Gross Basic Salary NGN 308,589 -  NGN 495,527 per month Application Deadline 27th May, 2019.     Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Location: Maiduguri, Borno Job Type: Full Time Starting date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Emergency Coordinator Objective 1
  • Lead the operationalization of M&E systems for Action Against Hunger RRM programs to ensure compliance with donor and Action Against Hunger M&E standards.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of AAH M&E systems to guide project start-up, implementation, adjustment, accountability and learning in compliance with Action Against Hunger’s M&E Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for M&E.
  • Propose necessary adaptations to standard M&E systems and processes for streamlining in the aim of RRM programming.
  • Design and implement a robust complaints response and feedback mechanism and accountability framework that can be integrated within the RRM modality. Ensure that issues raised through these mechanisms are managed appropriately, professionally and in a timely manner to best serve the needs of beneficiaries and as well inform any necessary adaptation of project design.
  • Ensure the utilization of a central information management system platform by Project managers for project management and reporting while ensuring timely feedback on project progress.
  • Operationalize the use of mobile data collection systems and other technologies to strengthen the monitoring and reporting of activities
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of feedback mechanisms; ensure complaints are appropriately investigated and addressed based on Action Against Hunger standard operating procedures.
  • Support trainings to staff of projects and partners on monitoring and reporting through on the job training, coaching and organized sessions.
  • Develop ToRs and data collection tools for baseline surveys, needs assessments, mid-term and end of project reviews/evaluations in line with the needs and constraints of RRM programming.
  • In collaboration with the regional M&E coordinator and field teams, lead in the preparation of comprehensive M&E plans for each RRM action to capture quantitative and qualitative data for project performance tracking and reporting.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support the implementation of M&E and to identify milestones and challenges where adaptations might be needed.
  • Provide feedback to program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the timely and accurate acquisition, aggregation and analysis of information in programs.
Objective 2
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of Action Against Hunger M&E tools, activities, and reporting.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with PMs and M&E staff to ensure standardized, high-quality M&E tools are developed and rolled out for each project.
  • Assist programs in defining sampling and assessment methodologies.
  • Promote in all projects the use of participatory data collection techniques involving beneficiaries, institutions and partners in the process.
  • Undertake regular site visits and periodically monitor the design and execution of surveys and other assessments, case studies, and accountability mechanisms.
  • Validate the analysis of M&E data of different projects as needed through Excel, SPSS or other statistical software and as well validate all assessment reports.
  • Work closely with other technical staff in order to agree on the scope of mapping, define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, and participate in undertaking mapping.
  • Support development and revision of internal and external reports, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and that reports reflect an actual representation of field implementation activities and results based on M&E findings.
Objective 3
  • Build the capacity of staff M&E through trainings, mentorships and coaching to ensure quality control of monitoring and evaluation activities.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • To support Regional M&E Coordinator and HoD to build the capacity of staff on the logical framework, M&E plans, donor M&E guidelines and data gathering, data management, data analysis and reporting to enhance resultsâ€�based management.
  • On the job training to staff in activity planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Information Management systems.
  • Support M&E regional coordinator to build the capacity of Monitoring and Evaluation staff to analyze & disseminate regional data and conduct data quality audits as well as program staff to conceptualize the use of MIS data to influence programmatic decisions.
  • To conduct and operationalize M&E capacity assessment among M&E and project staff.
Objective 4
  • To ensure capitalization, learning and reporting of all projects activities in the mission.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Support Regional M&E Coordinator in providing feedback to the senior management team at the base level on standard indicators for nutrition, FSL, and WASH sectors
  • Support Regional M&E Coordinator to organize and coordinate mid-term reviews, learning workshops/review of program work plans with nutrition, WASH and FSL team at field level and other stakeholders.
  • Review documentation of project activities with a clear articulation of lessons learned, case studies and short articles for each project for internal and external sharing. Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the base level,
  • Manage centralized information database by regularly updating contextual information dashboard with current, explicit data and statistics to support during regional situational analysis, program updates, concepts and proposal development.
  • With support from regional M&E coordinator institutionalize and document the tracking and implementation of lessons learnt and recommendations from all assessments conducted.
  • Advise and update the Project Managers on all aspects of M&E regularly, including findings and recommendations.
  • Ensure that lessons in 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.
Objective 5
  • To represent the organization at National level and promote Action Against Hunger’s technical viewpoints, guidelines and methods of work
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • To represent Action Against Hunger at the state level and where appropriate, cluster, working groups, workshops and strategic think tanks related to the department.
  • To proactively collaborate with national authorities, Action Against Hunger counterparts and staff, partner agencies and consortia/alliances/partnerships.
  • To ensure coherent and correct application of Action Against Hunger guidelines and policies within the M&E department and across the organization.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • In collaboration with Emergency Coordinator (Line Manager)
  • In coordination with – Regional  Sector Coordinators; DCD Humanitarian Programs
  • In technical coordination with Regional M&E Coordinator (technical supervisor).
External:
  • National governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options.
  •  Local and regional representatives of NGOs and INGOs: exchange of information
  • Donor representatives.
  • Cluster and other coordination forums.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in social sciences, statistics, Development studies International relations, mathematics, business administration or computer science, with relevant experience in information management including data analysis and GIS  in emergency or development sector.
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Minimum of 4 years of previous experience working with NGOs covering multi-sectorial programming.
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management).
  • Proven experience in a technical advisory role in monitoring and results management.
  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skilful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software’s.
  • Experience on project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on activity monitoring, data management including data collection, analysis and storage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write clear and engaging reports
  • Advanced knowledge of international humanitarian guidelines and standards including those of donors.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.
  • Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites.
  • Experience in insecure context.
Preferred:
  • Experience in conflict-related displacements and nutrition crisis contexts.
  • Familiarity with emergency donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN, DFID, FFP…) reporting and regulations.
  • Experience with market-based emergency response (ex. Cash Transfers, EMMA…)
  • Understanding of social behaviour change and nutrition sensitive programming.
Gross Basic Salary NGN 424,310 - NGN 681,350 per month.     Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager Location: Damaturu, Yobe Job Type: Full Time Starting date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Emergency Coordinator Objective 1
  • Lead the operationalization of M&E systems for Action Against Hunger RRM programs to ensure compliance with donor and Action Against Hunger M&E standards.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of AAH M&E systems to guide project start-up, implementation, adjustment, accountability and learning in compliance with Action Against Hunger’s M&E Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for M&E.
  • Propose necessary adaptations to standard M&E systems and processes for streamlining in the aim of RRM programming.
  • Design and implement a robust complaints response and feedback mechanism and accountability framework that can be integrated within the RRM modality. Ensure that issues raised through these mechanisms are managed appropriately, professionally and in a timely manner to best serve the needs of beneficiaries and as well inform any necessary adaptation of project design.
  • Ensure the utilization of a central information management system platform by Project managers for project management and reporting while ensuring timely feedback on project progress.
  • Operationalize the use of mobile data collection systems and other technologies to strengthen the monitoring and reporting of activities
  • Ensure appropriate utilization of feedback mechanisms; ensure complaints are appropriately investigated and addressed based on Action Against Hunger standard operating procedures.
  • Support trainings to staff of projects and partners on monitoring and reporting through on the job training, coaching and organized sessions.
  • Develop ToRs and data collection tools for baseline surveys, needs assessments, mid-term and end of project reviews/evaluations in line with the needs and constraints of RRM programming.
  • In collaboration with the regional M&E coordinator and field teams, lead in the preparation of comprehensive M&E plans for each RRM action to capture quantitative and qualitative data for project performance tracking and reporting.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support the implementation of M&E and to identify milestones and challenges where adaptations might be needed.
  • Provide feedback to program and operational reporting templates that facilitate the timely and accurate acquisition, aggregation and analysis of information in programs.
Objective 2
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of Action Against Hunger M&E tools, activities, and reporting.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with PMs and M&E staff to ensure standardized, high-quality M&E tools are developed and rolled out for each project.
  • Assist programs in defining sampling and assessment methodologies.
  • Promote in all projects the use of participatory data collection techniques involving beneficiaries, institutions and partners in the process.
  • Undertake regular site visits and periodically monitor the design and execution of surveys and other assessments, case studies, and accountability mechanisms.
  • Validate the analysis of M&E data of different projects as needed through Excel, SPSS or other statistical software and as well validate all assessment reports.
  • Work closely with other technical staff in order to agree on the scope of mapping, define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, and participate in undertaking mapping.
  • Support development and revision of internal and external reports, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and that reports reflect an actual representation of field implementation activities and results based on M&E findings.
Objective 3
  • Build the capacity of staff M&E through trainings, mentorships and coaching to ensure quality control of monitoring and evaluation activities.
Tasks & responsibilities:
  • To support Regional M&E Coordinator and HoD to build the capacity of staff on the logical framework, M&E plans, donor M&E guidelines and data gathering, data management, data analysis and reporting to enhance resultsâ€Â�based management.
  • On the job training to staff in activity planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Information Management systems.
  • Support M&E regional coordinator to build the capacity of Monitoring and Evaluation staff to analyze & disseminate regional data and conduct data quality audits as well as program staff to conceptualize the use of MIS data to influence programmatic decisions.
  • To conduct and operationalize M&E capacity assessment among M&E and project staff.
Objective 4
  • To ensure capitalization, learning and reporting of all projects activities in the mission.
Tasks & responsibilities:
  • Support Regional M&E Coordinator in providing feedback to the senior management team at the base level on standard indicators for nutrition, FSL, and WASH sectors
  • Support Regional M&E Coordinator to organize and coordinate mid-term reviews, learning workshops/review of program work plans with nutrition, WASH and FSL team at field level and other stakeholders.
  • Review documentation of project activities with a clear articulation of lessons learned, case studies and short articles for each project for internal and external sharing. Coordinate and share learning related to M&E practices at the base level,
  • Manage centralized information database by regularly updating contextual information dashboard with current, explicit data and statistics to support during regional situational analysis, program updates, concepts and proposal development.
  • With support from regional M&E coordinator institutionalize and document the tracking and implementation of lessons learnt and recommendations from all assessments conducted.
  • Advise and update the Project Managers on all aspects of M&E regularly, including findings and recommendations.
  • Ensure that lessons in 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.
Objective 5
  • To represent the organization at National level and promote Action Against Hunger’s technical viewpoints, guidelines and methods of work
Tasks & responsibilities:
  • To represent Action Against Hunger at the state level and where appropriate, cluster, working groups, workshops and strategic think tanks related to the department.
  • To proactively collaborate with national authorities, Action Against Hunger counterparts and staff, partner agencies and consortia/alliances/partnerships.
  • To ensure coherent and correct application of Action Against Hunger guidelines and policies within the M&E department and across the organization.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • In collaboration with Emergency Coordinator (Line Manager)
  • In coordination with – Regional  Sector Coordinators; DCD Humanitarian Programs
  • In technical coordination with Regional M&E Coordinator (technical supervisor).
External:
  • National governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options.
  • Local and regional representatives of NGOs and INGOs: exchange of information
  • Donor representatives.
  • Cluster and other coordination forums.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in social sciences, statistics, Development studies International relations, mathematics, business administration or computer science, with relevant experience in information management including data analysis and GIS  in emergency or development sector.
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Minimum of 4 years of previous experience working with NGOs covering multi-sectorial programming.
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management).
  • Proven experience in a technical advisory role in monitoring and results management.
  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skilful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software’s.
  • Experience on project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on activity monitoring, data management including data collection, analysis and storage.
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write clear and engaging reports
  • Advanced knowledge of international humanitarian guidelines and standards including those of donors.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.
  • Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites.
  • Experience in insecure context.
Preferred
  • Experience in conflict-related displacements and nutrition crisis contexts.
  • Familiarity with emergency donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN, DFID, FFP…) reporting and regulations.
  • Experience with market-based emergency response (ex. Cash Transfers, EMMA…)
  • Understanding of social behaviour change and nutrition sensitive programming.
Gross Basic Salary NGN 424,310 - NGN 681,350 per month.     Job Title: WASH Assistant Location: Damaturu, Yobe Start date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: WASH Officer Objective 1
  • Support in supervision of water and sanitation construction activities support in supervision of water and sanitation construction activities.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Fully participate in and/or facilitate technical assessments
  • To visit sites and ensure quality assurance of construction being delivered and adherence to design specifications
  • To make sure that the technical activities are up to the AAH standards (WASH package)
  • To visit regularly the field activities
  • Continually assess emergency needs, as requested.
  • Ensure that work meets with SPHERE minimum standards
  • Assist and participate in community mobilization
Objective 2
  • Assist in training and building the capacity of stakeholders
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Assist in Preparing training tools on relevant technical topics and conduct trainings for stakeholders.
  • Assist the WASH technical officer in the development of technical guidelines and tools.
Objective 3
  • Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • Liaise closely with the WASH PHP team throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities. Hygiene promotion is a vital element in such infrastructure activities, especially in cholera responses
  • Team with local Government to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status
Objective 4
  • To communicate & report WASH Technical activities
Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • To participate in base meetings
  • To submit technical report and consumption report to the WASH Officer (Upon request)
  • Assist in the preparation of weekly report.
  • Provide full support to WASH Officer in maintaining regular contact with local stakeholders.
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • WASH Officer: Technical hierarchical relationship - exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • WASH PHP/Community Mobilization assistance: Collaborate with the hygiene promotion and social mobilization team members to ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination
External:
  • Local governmental: Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • Local representatives of (LGA): Exchange of information
Qualifications
  • Minimum of HND/BSc in Water Engineering, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Building and other related fields with minimum of 2 years field experience.
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
  • 2 years relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (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 AAH mission, values and policy
Preferred:
  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with AAH
Gross Basic Salary NGN 156,995 - NGN 252,100     Job Title: Nutrition & Health Officer Location:  (Country & Base): Damaturu, Yobe State Start date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Program Manager Slot: 4 Objective 1
  • Implementation of Health and Nutrition activities at the facility and community level
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the LGA and within ACF
  • Ensure that all services are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols
  • Establish and foster linkage between the health facility and the community in the respective catchment areas
  • Plan and participate in training of HF staff on IMAM and IYCF and other health packages
  • Building the capacity of the Health Facility staff and community volunteers (CVs) attached to the health facilities on CMAM, IYCF and other health interventions in the LGA
  • Support and build capacity of HF and LGA health department in the compilation, preparation and submission of accurate and timely Health and Nutrition reports
  • Implement, organize, follow-up and report on capacity building, training and nutrition screening activities
  • Improve on the linkages between the beneficiaries in the CMAM, IYCF and other Health program and the health facilities.
  • Participate in surveillance activities to monitor Health and Nutrition situation in the LGAs.
  • Provide updates to HF staff, LGA health workers and community leaders and Health & Nutrition Assistants on Health and Nutrition situation analysis in the LGA in collaboration with the DPM and surveillance specialist
  • Assess and report the drugs and other major supplies in the HF on a monthly basis and share report with H&N Sector Manager.
  • Build the capacity of HF staff and CVs and monitor for accurate timely and quality reporting and management of stocks.
Objective 2
  • Scale up and functionality of Care Groups (CGs) and Fathers Group (FGs) at LGA level
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Provide monthly updates on PLW and Neighbour Women (NW) grouping at LGA level with specific details on those that newly join the groups monthly.
  • Orientation and training of community based health promoters and H&N packages.
  • Build capacity of CHIPPS, care group facilitators and CGV leaders on Health and Nutrition packages
  • Monitor the knowledge levels of CHIPPS, Care group and CGV leaders and close the knowledge gaps for quality results.
  • Conduct monthly reviews with CHIPPS, Care group leaders on reporting and data accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of Health and Nutrition records in HFs and community groups, verified using checklists (QIVCs) and are easily accessible
  • Conduct hands on supervision of HWs in selected HF in the LGA for quality health and nutrition services and closing gaps in the Facility.
  • Supervise the Care group and fathers group meetings for quality discussions and dissemination of reports.
  • Conduct and monitoring the referral mechanism in Care groups and HFs
Objective 3
  • Project Management
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate the implementation of Health and Nutrition activities in line with activity timeline
  • Ensure budget utilization for H&N interventions in line with the financial forecast  and within timelines
  • Ensure compliance to logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
  • Ensure the Health and Nutrition activity targets for care groups, CGV groups, and other core health and nutrition targets is met monthly in selected wards.
  • Monitor the project activities and output targets are achieved on a monthly basis
  • Maintain close collaboration with LGA Health and Nutrition department and political leadership on health and nutrition issues in the supported LGAs
  • Build relationships with INGOs and local NGOs for synergies in nutrition and health service delivery to avoid duplication of efforts in the targeted LGAs.
Objective 4
  • Community based assessments, community profiling and community based interventions
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Conduct community mobilization and sensitization for public health and nutrition in targeted LGAs.
  • Share health and nutrition gaps with key leaders, community groups and community members during ongoing meetings in community and LGA.
  • In collaboration with the DPM, develop messages to pass to the community members and other target groups according to the needs identified from the dialogues and sensitization sessions
  • Ensure case-finding and referral mechanisms are functional in HF and communities.
  • In collaboration with the DPM and HF Health workers, ensure community health and nutrition screening is functional and linked to the health facilities.
  • Document the functionality of community structures and models and share with Health and Nutrition Sector manager for action.
  • Conduct situational analysis of multisector issues for further actions quarterly
Objective 5
  • Information management, reporting and coordination:
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that all training and meeting records are dully in place for all activities (attendance sheet, on-job coaching sessions, workshop/meeting reports)
  • Monthly reports submitted by 28th monthly in agreed standards
  • Submit issues log report to H&N Sector Manager with updates on specific actions taken so far and the further actions required.
  • Share success stories on system strengthening and any other Nutrition and health interventions in the LGAs.
  • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on health and nutrition issues including reporting and service gaps
  • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forum at district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
  • Support the health facility staff in completing health and nutrition reports (beneficiary statistics, stock report and requests among others)
  • Support preparation of care group monthly report using the information provided by nutrition assistants and health promoters
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community as needed and/or requested
Objective 6
  • Performance Management
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes;
  • 10 minutes monthly conversation for Health and Nutrition Assistant completed, discussed and submitted by 30th monthly
  • 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal completed, discussed and submitted by end of month.
  • Staff development needs, capacity gaps highlighted in performance management document and key issues highlighted for Sector Manager attention
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • Health and Nutrition Sector Manager: Line Manager
  • WASH, SP, HSS Sector Manager: Information Sharing
  • Health and Nutrition Officer : Exchange of information and coordination of activities
  • M&E Officers/Manager; regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
  • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
External:
  • LGA Health and Nutrition Department, Health Facilities: direct technical and facilitation support, close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
  • LGA Team/Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.
Position Requirements Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/or related field
  • Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • 3 years’ experience in primary health and nutrition
  • Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure
  • Previous role of development facilitation and supervisory level is required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
  • Working knowledge of MS office
Preferred:
  • Work experience in humanitarian settings
  • Work experience with government health care system is an added advantage
  • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with health department is preferable
  • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
  • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
  • Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation
Gross Basic Salary NGN 236,585 - NGN 379,904     Job Title: Sector Manager - Social Protection Location: Damaturu, Yobe Start date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Senior Project Manager Tasks and Responsibilities Objective 1-Provide technical lead in the implementation of the Social Protection programme:
  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for Cash based Transfer and IGA Social Protection  interventions in collaboration with the  economic empowerment officer and the assistance of the MPM
  • In close coordination with the field team, coordinate mapping of most vulnerable groups and coordinate beneficiary selection, cash disbursement and regular monitoring of cash utilisation by target beneficiaries
  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official, local leaders and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH)
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other Action Against Hunger programs in Yobe State.
  • Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of Action Against Hunger technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines
  • Support program budget design and updates, budget monitoring and cash projections
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learnt, best practices and evaluations from the Cash Based Transfer and IGA Social Protection components.
  • Contribute to preparing social protection internal and external reports including case studies and success stories as relate to Cash Based Transfer and IGA Social Protection.
Objective 2-Social Protection Programme development and Management:
  • Support the design and manage the AAH’s Social Protection programme component including planning, monitoring and management of the Mission’s support in the area.
  • Spearhead policy dialogue on Social Protection including launch and operalization of Social Protection Policy in the state LGAs
  • Design and develop purposive, persistent, context specific and innovative social behavioral change messages aimed at improving the capacity, ability and willingness of vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods
  • Develop key partnerships with the LGA and State Government  and other stakeholders including traditional leaders
  • Conduct relevant trainings to build capacity of LGA staff on cash based transfers and saving schemes, food production, food storage and investments at small scale. Strengthen livelihood enhancement  in social protection programmes
  • Working with the FSL Manager, SPM and WASH and Nutrition Sector Managers to ensure gender equality, and in particularly, women’s economic empowerment, is effectively mainstreamed through the Mission’s programming in the area.
  • Represent AAH on appropriate working groups and coordination structures for the Productive Social Safety Net programme and the Social Protection Policy.
  • Support identification and commissioning of relevant research and analysis which informs AAH approach to social protection in Nigeria.
  • Co-ordinate research and documentation of lessons learnt, ‘best practice’ and emerging thinking relating to social protection in Yobe State and the AAH Mission in Nigeria.
  • Ensure effective management of project stakeholders, in-line with the AAH Management Standards.
Objective 3-Foster Coordination and Integration of Social Protection in other sectors:
  • Build synergies between social protection and livelihoods, WASH and nutrition interventions
  • Support the integration of climate resilience into social protection and foster the development of durable solution in the emergency – development nexus.
  • Undertake effective coordination, and proper documentation to ensure proper and timely reporting to relevant clusters throughout the period i.e. food security sector working group, early recovery cluster and Cash working group.
  • Represent AAH in external Sector Coordination meetings as requested;
  • Prepare and share minutes and clear action points of meetings/trainings attended;
  • Provide briefing material as required, including regular updates on  social protection policy environment
Objective 4-Support the strategy of building evidence for learning:
  • Produce regular success stories on project implementation;
  • Support wider learning by leading on project(s) based learning and research;
  • Support development of project(s) proposals, concepts and improvements.
  • Produce analytical summaries of lessons learnt for internal use and / or policy application;
  • Take leadership in analyzing socio-economic behavior change practices to understand how adequately extremely vulnerable HHs can prepare for the long lean periods especially phasing of transfer amounts based on severity of lean periods in Yobe.
  • Explore areas where AAH can enhance its contribution to policy research, in accordance with the commitments in the mission strategy;
  • Contribute brief articles, accounts, photographs and or case studies with particular emphasis on demonstrating the evidence and impact of the AAH
  • Actively engage with SPM – FSL Sector Manager, Field Co and Social Protection Staff on issues relating to social protection strategies, to ensure consistency with AAH policies.
Objective 5-Performance Management:
  • 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.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, and identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Ensure quarterly Social Protection including FSL are met and documented.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support, growing at least one officer in to manager potential for Social Protection in the wider ACF funding opportunities.
  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly internal and external reports as requested;
  • Track the progress of activities and outcomes as well as ensuring the tracking of relevant indicators;
  • Participate in the weekly coordination meetings, or other ad hoc internal meetings as requested; Prepare handover/end of mission reports to cover periods of leave and/or upon exit from the project(s).
Internal & External Relationship Internal:
  • Senior Project Manager: Line Manager
  • Multi sectorial Program Manager: Exchange of information
  • Field Coordinator – Exchange of Information
  • FSL Sector Manager: Exchange of information
  • Other Sectoral Managers & team: close collaboration on planning and implementation; Exchange of information
  • Social protection and economic empowerment Officers: Line management
  • Support team: exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
External:
  • Ministry of Agriculture, SPHCMB, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination
  • LGA Team/ Department of agriculture team/Community leaders: exchange of information, coordination
  • UN Agencies and other INGOs in the State
Position Requirements Qualifications:
  • A post-graduate qualification in development , social policy, rural development, development economics, Livelihoods or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post
Skills & Experience Essential:
  • A minimum of four years relevant experience working in the field of social protection. It is desirable that at least 3 of these years will have been spent working at a senior level with a locally based or international organization.
  • A sound understanding of the 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.
  • Ability to influence and communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences at local and state level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community members and leaders, partner agencies and key contacts in the government
  • Previous Managerial role
  • Strong sense of organization and attention to details
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
Preferred:
  • Experience in planning and management for  results
  • Excellent management skills and experience of working with government authorities
  • Experience with / proficiency in the analysis, management and synthesis of reports; research skills and experience in managing research also desirable
  • Excellent communication skills including excellent written and verbal skills in English; fluency in Hausa and Kanuri will be desirable
  • Experience in farmers institution development and management
  • Value chain development and marketing
  • Evidence of good interpersonal networking and communication skills.
Basic Gross Salary NGN 308,589 - NGN 495,527 monthly.   Application Deadline 29th May, 2019.     How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply   Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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