Ongoing recruitment at Action Against Hunger, July 25th 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 into the following job positions

Job Title:  Nutrition Assistant
Position Overview:  
The Nutrition Assistant will primarily be responsible for delivery and follow-up of training of key stakeholder on nutrition in link with the response in the respective states. Presently and ongoing, the Program is working to provide over 2000 IDP and vulnerable host households with support to implement micro gardening in their settlements and camps, and 4750 IDP and vulnerable host households with food assistance, and nutrition behavior change communication training in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria. This position will be responsible for implementing the nutrition behavior change activities
Specific Objectives:  
• Undertake nutrition interventions at LGA level under the direction of the Nutrition Officer.
• Collect information and data on nutrition at LGA level through screenings, surveys, and assessments.
• 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).
• Reporting.
Qualifications:  
• Diploma in a nutrition or community based programming or related field.
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 Nutrition and social approach – IYCF a plus.
• 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 nutrition and health programming
• Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
• Previous experience with ACF
• Previous humanitarian programming experience

Job Title:  Nutrition Officer
Position Overview:  
To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in planning, management, delivery, follow-up 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).
Specific Objectives:
• Support the assigned LGA in nutrition related program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (IYCF, CMAM, MNCHWs and/or other as needed).
• Regularly assess and build capacity of the LGA level personnel in designated health facilities.
• Coordination with and support to LGA health office.
• Strengthen technical and advocacy capacity at LGA level.
• Management of community mobilization assistants and/or LGA level consultants.
• Responsible for LGA level results and overall regular reporting, data analysis, communication and management aspects of the project (finance, logistics).
Qualifications:  
• Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition ; graduate degree in a similar field a plus
Essential Skills and Experience:  
• First or Advanced Degree in Health / Public Health / Nutrition / Higher 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
• Computer literacy
• Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their caregivers
• 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
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
• Facilitation and interpersonal skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills
• Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
Preferred Skills and Experience: 
• Experience in the setup of an IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context
• Experience with working with partners, including the government
• Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behaviour change
• Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
• Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches

Job Title:  Distribution Officer
Specific Objectives:
• Planning and orientation of staff
• Supervision and monitoring of the activities of distribution
• Training and Community Mobilization
• Relay activities and goals of the organization working with communities and local partners
Qualifications:  
• Degree in Logistics, Purchasing and Supply or any Social Science
Essential Skills and Experience:  
• Relevant experience (2 years) in the supervision of distribution and logistics activities.
• Have experience in community mobilization.
• Have a high sense of organization, planning and compliance with timelines.
• Autonomy, critical thinking and initiative.
• Flexibility and organization.
• Management Competence.
• Proficient computer skills Word, Excel.
• knowledge of Kanuri and Hausa
• Training Skills.
• Any experience with INGOs or ACF is an asset
Preferred Skills and Experience:  
• Know ride the motorcycle.
• Training Skills.
• Any experience with INGOs or ACF is an asset.
• Must be able to speak to speak Hausa and/or Kanuri

Job Title:  Distribution Assistant
Specific Objectives:
• Implementation of the activities of distribution
• Assist in training and Community Mobilization
• Other tasks/responsibility that may be delegated by the supervisor
Qualifications: 
• Diploma/Degree in Logistics, Purchasing and supply.
Essential Skills and Experience:
• One year mandatory experience in distribution and logistics activities.
• Must have experience in community mobilization.
• Must possess a sense of organization and compliance with timelines.
• Should be autonomous.
• Must be fluent with Kanuri and Hausa languages
Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Any experience with INGOs or ACF is an asset.

Job Title:  HR and Finance Manager
Position Overview:
• To ensure the proper follow up of the HR and Finance procedures in (State)
• To ensure compliance of all AAH local staff in (State) in regards to Finance and HR procedures
• To ensure the proper and timely support to programs at the base level as needed
Specific Objectives:  
• To ensure the proper follow up of the HR and Finance procedures in (State)
• To ensure compliance of all AAH local staff in (State) in regards to Finance and HR procedures
• To ensure the proper and timely support to programs at the base level as needed
Qualifications:  
• BSc Accounting, Bachelor level degree in management, finance, HR or related field;
• MBA or similar higher degree a plus
Essential Skills and Experience: 
• 4+ years of experience in an INGO in positions of progressively more responsibility and scope, in one or more of the following areas: Administration, HR, Finance,
• Experience with donor-funded programs
• Experience supervising others
• Exceptional organization and planning skills
• Highly developed interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, foster teamwork, promote cohesion, bring diverse teams, staff and peer-level colleagues into alignment around work plans and organizational objectives
• Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs
• Champion of AAH Charter values of : Professionalism, Transparency, Neutrality, Access to Victims, Non-Discrimination.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
• Previous management experience, including management of multiple teams/departments
• Previous AAH experience

Job Title:  Base – HR Assistant
Position Overview: 
Reporting to the Base Human Resources Officer, the HR Assistant will support the HR Department to ensure that;
1) National staff are recruited, developed and managed in a strategic, proactive manner to ensure the mission’s human resource requirements for programs and support positions
2) National staff benefits, data and information administration are carried out effectively, in close coordination with supervisors/managers and administrators at all bases, to ensure smooth delivery of internal services to employees
3) The management team is supported with all administrative tasks related to both national and international staff
Specific Objectives:
• Provide support to the Base HR Officer in various aspects of the recruitment process
• Maintain timely and accurate information for all employee
• Provide administrative support to ensure the timely processing of all international staff’s visas and permits
• Support the HR team in various aspects of the training and development of staff
• Provide overall support to the HR Department
Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management preferred; post-secondary diploma plus relevant experience also acceptable
Essential Skills and Experience: 
• Experience working in HR and/or administrative support positions, 1+ years
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment
• Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
• Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information
Preferred Skills and Experience:  
• Previous experience working for INGOs an asset, particularly health related INGOs
• Fluency in one or more National/regional languages an asset (Hausa / Kanuri)
• Understanding of national labor law and employment norms/practices.

Job Title:  Nutrition Deputy Program Manager
Position Overview:  
Following the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition & health activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs. The DPM ensures the Nutrition & Health team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations. The N-H DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.
Specific Objectives: 
• Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission
• Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors.
• Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
• To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area
• Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
• Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including staff career plan development)
• Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication
Qualifications:  
• Degree in Medicine , or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts + minimum 4 years of work experience.
Essential Skills and Experience:
• Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri
• Ability to analyse and synthesize information
• Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive
• Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
• Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously and self-learner;
• Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders.
• Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
• Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF programming.
Preferred Skills and Experience:  
• Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
• Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming

Job Title: WASH Technical Officer
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
• Three 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 PHP Officer
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:  Deputy Field Coordinator
Specific Objectives:  
• Support Grants management & Compliance of ongoing program implementation Information management/data collection and implementation of quality controls.
• Support the field coordinator in the ongoing context analysis and scenario planning, risk analysis and advocacy initiatives
• Support AAH external representation and lead partnership development opportunities
Qualifications:
• Bachelor of Arts or Science/Bac+4 (or higher) in International Development, Economics, Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Geography, Agriculture, Livestock or related studies
• Minimum 2 years work experience in similar setting and responsibility
• Minimum 2 years humanitarian experience
Essential Skills and Experience: 
• Good communication, writing and analytical skills
• Good team management and representation competencies
• Knowledge of programming in humanitarian settings
• Experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
• Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles
Preferred Skills and Experience:  
• Experience with major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures (ECHO/EC, OFDA/USAID, DFID, CIDA, WFP, etc.)
• Experience of similar programs in urban setting and highly volatile contexts
• Experience in the area of operation
• Knowledge of local languages (Hausa and Kanuri)

Job Title:  WASH Deputy Program Manager
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 obligations
This 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.

Job Title: WASH Technical Assistant
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 Assisstant 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: WASH PHP Assistant
Position Overview:  
The PHP 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.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit their application by email to [email protected]

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. For example, “Cash Program Manager-JIGAWA”. 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.

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