Action Against Hunger Job Vacancies in Nigeria, May 2016

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 below:

Job Title: WASH PHP Assistant
Location:
Yobe
Position Overview

  • The HP and NFI assistant will be working under the supervision of the HP & NFI Officer.
  • He/she will assist the HP &NFI officer to undertake hygiene promotion related activities and non-food items distribution to affected populations.

Specific Objectives

  • Assist the PHP & NFI Officer in context assessment and developing materials for hygiene promotion.
  • Carry out safe hygiene promotion and mobilize members of the beneficiary communities.
  • Assist the HP & NFI Officer to carry out NFI distribution.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Public Health, Sociology, Rural Development, and other related fields.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in hygiene promotion and community mobilization
  • Motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Two years relevant work experience
  • 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 Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with AAH.

Job Title: WASH PHP Officer
Location:
Yobe
Position Overview

  • The Public Health officer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH Deputy Program Manager and is accountable for the overall implementation of the Public health promotion and Non-Food Items distribution of the WASH project.

Specific Objectives

  • Overall supervision of Public Health Promotion and Non-food items distribution activities following AAH’s local strategy and International Guidelines
  • Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners
  • Coordinate with internal staffs, and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation
  • Supervise and manage staffs under your responsibility

Qualifications

  • Degree in Public Health, Sociology, Rural Development, and other related fields.
  • Master’s Degree is an added qualification.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in supervising hygiene promotion activities
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Three years relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office software 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, Kanuri, Shuwa and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with AAH
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA)

Job Title: WASH Hygiene Promotion Officer
Location:
Yobe
Position Overview

  • The Hygiene Promotion officer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH Deputy Program Manager and is accountable for the overall implementation of the Public health promotion and Non-Food Items distribution of the WASH project.

Specific Objectives

  • Overall supervision of Public Health Promotion and Non-food items distribution activities following AAH’s local strategy and International Guidelines.
  • Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners.
  • Coordinate with internal staffs, and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.
  • Supervise and manage staffs under your responsibility.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Public Health, Sociology, Rural Development, and other related fields

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in supervising hygiene promotion activities
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Three years relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office software 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, Kanuri, Shuwa and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with AAH
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA)

Job Title: WASH Program Manager
Location:
Yobe
Position Overview

  • The WASH Program Manager is responsible for the overall implementation of WASH project activities, ensuring that services are delivered on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations.
  • He/She will provide technical guidance, in all areas of WASH programming, ensuring that implementation methods are consistent with acknowledged good practice and achieve sustainable results.
  • The WASH project designs are implemented in ways responsive to communities, partners and in line with Donors principles, values and strategic plan and compliant with ACF procedures and quality standards.
  • He/She will also develop Project implementation plan including procurement and distribution schedules of project inputs in line with project logistics/supply chain capacity.
  • In coordination with the Rapid Response Mechanism expert, the WASH PM will ensure that WASH staff have work-plans in place and follow up with team members regularly to ensure that activities are on track.

Specific Objectives

  • Ensure technical implementation of integrated ACF-USA WASH programs.
  • To develop ACF understanding of WASH issues in Northern Nigeria.
  • To supervise WASH program staff at field bases.
  • To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the county and state level, as well as national level as required.
  • To coordinate within the ACF team.
  • To ensure proper reporting of the programmes.

Qualifications

  • Engineering or Public Health Degree (Bachelor level or equivalent/higher) in a field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Additional training courses specific to WASH in development contexts (such as Bioforce Institute graduates), and/or Program Management professional certifications, strongly preferred.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years relevant working experience, in a WASH management/supervisory capacity.
  • Strong computer literacy, organizational and planning skills, report writing, budget oversight.
  • Commitment to upholding ACF’s values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the INGO/NGO and humanitarian context.
  • Experience managing a team of staff.

Job Title: Assistant Base Logistician
Locations:
Yobe, Borno and Jigawa
Position Overview

  • Following the directions of the Base Logistician, the Assistant Logistician will follow-up and support the receipt, storage, accounting and reporting of all items received, dispatched and stored in the warehouse(s) in collaboration with the store keeper.
  • He/She Supervise the follow-up of construction works contracts, manage suppliers while delivering goods and services

Specific Objectives

  • Support the Base Logistician in management of the logistics supply chain.
  • Support Base Logistician in management of equipment and communication means.
  • Fleet management
  • Security
  • General Logistics Support

Qualifications

  • National Diploma (OND) in Business Management or any other equivalent course

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • IT/Excel literate
  • 2 years finance/procurement work experience

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience working with local/international NGO.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

Job Title: WASH Technical Assistant
Locations:
Yobe and Borno
Position Overview

  • The WASH Technical assistant will be working under the supervision of the WASH Technical Officer.
  • He/she will assist the WASH Technical officer in data collection and supervision of construction and rehabilitation of Water and sanitation related activities (water points, latrines, incinerators, and others)

Specific Objectives

  • Assist the WASH Technical Officer on supervision of water and sanitation construction activities.
  • Assist The WASH technical Officer in the process of Community capacity Building.
  • Additional responsibilities:
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task.
  • The WASH Technical Assistant should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities.
  • The WASH Technical Assistant is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter.

Qualifications

  • Diploma or certificate in Water Sanitation Facilities Construction or other related fields

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities.
  • Motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Two years relevant work experience.
  • Basic computer skill.
  • 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 Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.

Job Title: Management Information System Officer
Locations:
Yobe, Borno
Position Overview

  • The Management Information System (MIS) Officer will play a key role in implementing the Food For Peace funded Improving Food Access and Nutrition for Vulnerable Displaced and Host Populations Programme in North-Eastern 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.
  • From January to July 2015, FFP will provide 3000,IDPs and vulnerable host population with unconditional cash transfers and nutrition behaviour change communication training in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria.

Specific Objectives

  • Establishment of an integrated MIS into the FFP 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

  • Bachelor Degree in IT, MIS or related field. Higher level degree preferred.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 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 programming (Access, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
  • 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 Skills and Experience:

  • Fluent in Hausa, Kanuri and other native languages.
  • 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.

Job Title: Cash Deputy Program Manager
Location:
Yobe
Position Overview

  • The Cash Transfer Deputy Program Manager will play a key role in implementing the PROTECT IDP response in North-Eastern Nigeria.
  • From May to December 2015, ACF will implement a multi-sectoral emergency response program to support IDPs in settlement and camps, and most vulnerable host households in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide support to ACF’s Emergency Program Manager (EPM) to implement of the program.
  • Manage field teams within cash sub sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all cash interventions.
  • Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under cash subsector.
  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.

Qualifications

  • Degree in FSL related studies e.g. Agro-Economy, Natural Resource Management, Anthropology, etc.
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies. Previous experience with cash transfer programming.
  • 3 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 English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience managing multispectral cash transfer program s(i.e. cash transfers or vouchers for nutrition, FSL, WASH, NFI, etc.).
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funds

Job Title: WASH Technical Officer
Locations:
Yobe and Borno
Position Overview

  • The WASH Technical Officer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH Emergency Response Program Manager, accountable for professional technical contribution to drilling and construction of the WASH project activities within the framework of the emergency response program in Northeast, Nigeria.

Specific Objectives

  • Overall supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical designs and bills of quantities.
  • Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners
  • Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation

Qualifications

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, and other related fields

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • 3 years relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, 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 AAH mission, values and policy

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with AAH.

Job Title: WASH Deputy Program Manager
Location:
Yobe
Position Overview

  • The WASH Deputy Program Manager (DPM), following the direction of the WASH Program Manager, is responsible for running and supervising water, sanitation and hygiene programs at all stages of the project management cycle.
  • He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints.
  • The WASH DPM ensures the WASH team complete the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligationsThis position is a support position to the WASH Program Manager

Specific Objectives

  • Support the WASH manager for smooth implementation of integrated AAH-USA WASH projects.
  • Support the WASH project manager to the identification & formulation of WASH projects, and AAH Nigeria mission strategy.
  • Support the project manager in developing proper Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting of projects.
  • Staff management and capacity building.
  • To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the LGA and state level, as well as national level as required.
  • Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication.

Qualifications

  • Engineering or Public Health Degree (Bachelor level or equivalent/higher) in a field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Additional training courses specific to WASH in development contexts (such as Bioforce Institute graduates), and/or Program Management professional certifications, strongly preferred.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years relevant working experience, in a WaSH management/supervisory capacity.
  • Strong computer literacy, organizational and planning skills, report writing, budget oversight.
  • Commitment to upholding ACF’s values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the INGO/NGO and humanitarian context.
  • Experience managing a team of staff.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application by email to:  
[email protected]

Note

  • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line. For example, “WASH PHP Assistant-Yobe”.
  • Applications will be processed on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  17th May, 2016.

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