Career Opportunities in Nigeria at Action Against Hunger, November 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 recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Food Security & Livelihoods Officer
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Specific Objective

  • Provide support to the FSL Deputy Program Manager to implement the program successfully.
  • Facilitate program coordination and monitoring and evaluation of the FSL activities.
  • Facilitate community mobilisation activities to support targeting and registration of beneficiaries and improve gardening knowledge, attitudes and practices.
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant LGA level forums and technical working groups.
  • Ensure the proper HR management of the field based FSL team.

Qualification

  • Degree in a Food Security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies etc.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 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
  • Capacity to supervise a team
  • 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, Kanuri and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • 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)
  • Analytical capacity
  • Good relational qualities
  • Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural/animal health production systems
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects
  • Capacity to write high quality reports

Job Title: Food Security & Livelihoods Program Manager
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Position Overview

  • The Food Security and Livelihood Program manager is the focal point in 1.) providing technical support and recommendations on program implementation at all stages of the project cycle; 2.) designing, monitoring and contributing to reporting & M&E of the project; and 3.) ensuring quality of services delivered, ensuring compliance with ACF policies and national guidelines.
  • S/he works in close collaboration with the project manager and other sector managers (e.g. Nutrition and Health, WASH, M&E, etc.) to ensure project objectives are achieved; as well as with the Logistics, HR, and Finance departments as needed.
  • S/H works in management and technical support to
  • FSL/Distribution field teams implementing projects in the specified locations, and under technical oversight and coherence from the Food Security and Livelihood Region technical coordinator based in Maiduguri.

Specific Objectives

  • Contribute to deliberations on strategy and the positioning of the FSL Department.
  • Identify needs and contribute to project elaboration.
  • Set up, implement and report on FSL projects.
  • Contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of his/her program.
  • Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of ACF in his/her area of intervention.
  • Supervise and manage the team.

Qualifications

  • University Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, or related field

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in humanitarian context and project management.
  • Experience in food aid distribution AND Cash based intervention in emergency context
  • Experience on community based approach activities in an intercultural context.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective organizational representation at different levels
  • Easily integrate with remote areas living conditions.
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance;
  • Fluent in English (professional English) Excellent verbal and written skills;Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Initiative and problem solving skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Motivation and involvement.
  • Professionalism and Management.

Job Title: Food Security & Livelihoods Assistant
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Specific Objectives

  • Undertake food security & livelihood interventions 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

  • Degree/Diploma in a Food Security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural Engineering, Development Studies etc.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • 1 year relevant work experience
  • Experience in the FSL and social approach
  • 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, Kanuri and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
  • Good team spirit

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with ACF.

Job Title: CASH Deputy Program Manager
Location:
Maiduguri, Borno
Position Overview

  • The Cash Transfer Deputy Program Manager will play a key role in implementing the PROTECT IDP response in North-Eastern Nigeria.
  • From November 2016, 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.
  • 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 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) funded activities
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications 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, or on the application envelope.
  • Also note that 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  21st November, 2016.

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