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Friday, April 14, 2017

Fresh Vacancies at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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.

LGA Nutrition Officer

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • LocationYobe
  • Job FieldMedical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit  
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe
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: 
  • Provide technical support in planning, implementation and monitoring of key nutrittion interventions by working closely with the nutrition focal persons (NFP) and MCH expert at LGA level. This includes micro planning for MNCHWs.
  • Work with NFP to support operational researches to identify barriers and facilitators of optimal breastfeeding and complimentary feeding practices as well as linked to access to CMAM and other nutrition interventions.
  • Work closely and share experience from the Community nutrition officers in another LGAs to ensure community engagement through systematic community mobilization.
  • Ensure that all key messages linked to nutrition interventions are integrated to all maternal, child and newborn health programs and all contacts are used properly and efficiently to deliver the messages.
  • Provide coaching, mentorship and on job training  to improve counselling skills  of health workers and community volunteers.
  • Plans trainings according to identified gaps for all the nutrition interventions.
  • Organize and conduct meetings with CVs and other key community stakeholders on monthly or bi-montly basis or accordingly to agreed work plan.
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of annual, quarterly, and monthly plans on IYCF/CMAM/MNCHWs and nutrition in general.
  • Support the preparation of supportive supervision plan and follow its implementation.
  • Ensure coordination and planning with technical TAs (CMAM, IYCF, advocacy, V+A, M&E, etc.) to respond to support needed for the LGA.
  • With the support of the thematic TAs ensure self-learning on all technical aspects of the programme in order to guarantee support to the LGA counterpart.
  • Support LGA counterpart to provide mentoring to implementing facilities and communities
  • Support LGA counterpart and teams to produce case studies and testimonies as needed
  • Provide training and support to ensure evidence based advocacy by the LGA counterpart in order to leverage resources and increase authorities’  commitment.
  • Work closely with LGA counterpart and team on development of feedback mechanisms to health facilities and communities.
  • Manage the Community Mobilization Assistants to ensure that ACF program objectives are communicated effectively within the communities in order to improve program effectiveness.
  • Ensure that the proper performance evaluations are completed for each Community Mobilization Assistants on an annual basis. In case of consultants, ensure that a feedback form is filled and filed on the outputs achieved during the rime period
  • Assess the capacities of the team and identifies the training and coaching needs and opportunities.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual progress reports.
  • Together with the health facility staff, verify and cross check weekly and monthly CMAM and IYCF data.
Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition ; graduate degree in a similar field a plus

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition / 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 carers
  • 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
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience in the setup of a 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 behavior change
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches
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Nutrition Deputy Program Manager

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationYobe
  • Job FieldMedical / Health   NGO/Non-Profit  
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe
  • Position Overview:
  • Following the direction of the Multi sectoral Programme Manager, the Nutrition Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising the ECHO funded nutrition activities at all stages of the project management cycle. The DPM ensures the nutrition team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations.
  • Specific Objectives: 
  • In collaboration with the State Nutrition Officer and LGA nutrition focal persons (Potiskum, Fune, Damaturu and Gulani), establish and strengthen monthly LGA coordination meetings.
  • In collaboration with the LGA nutrition focal persons (Potiskum, Fune, Damaturu and Gulani) oversee monthly nutrition coordination meetings and assist in implementation and follow up on action points from the meetings.
  • Coordinate effectively with the other nutrition partners e.g. UNICEF and other stakeholders at the State, LGA, Health Facility and community levels.
  • Oversees the coordination of all the components of the nutrition program in collaboration with the Nutrition Programme Manager.
  • In collaboration with the PMP and the Nutrition PM prepare Bi-weekly and monthly activity progress reports, and contribute to assessment reports.
  • Compile weekly updates, monthly and training reports and ensure timely submission of such written reports   to the Nutrition PM and MPM.
  • Validate activity reports from nutrition officers on Care groups and CMAM activities at community level.
  • Organizing and leading meetings with the LGA nutrition teams (Nutrition Officer, Nutrition Assistants and Promoters) and individual staff members.
  • Create and supervise implementation of action plans for individual team members.
  • Lead and support officers and nutrition assistants in the organization and coordination of their work.
  • Institute technical knowledge to nutrition officers and nutrition assistants in form of updates and discussions to keep abreast with current nutrition recommendations.
  • 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 post emergency recovery contexts  + minimum 3 years of work experiences
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
  • Human resource management experience, leadership and motivation/training skills.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management.
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously.
  • 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.
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Assistant Base Logistician - Warehouse

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationYobe
  • Job FieldProcurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain  
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe
Specific Objectives: 
  • Assist the Base logistician to ensuring the building meets health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation and that all facilities (office & residence) are clean and free from environmental hazard;
  • Checking that agreed work by  contractors including cleaning services has been completed satisfactorily and following up on any deficiencies;
  • Conduct daily/weekly facility assessment and submit report to base Logistician.
  • Supervises cleaners to ensure residence areas, including tables, surfaces, bathrooms, floors, driver’s office/room and compound are cleaned at all times.
  • Ensures the water level is monitored and notify Base Logistician when low on water for the residence and office;
  • Responsible for fueling all generators.
  • support including contingency planning and storage;
  • Conduct daily check on generators and power backup and filed reports;
  • Monitor and control the use of generators/vehicles fuel;
  • Conduct monthly inventory of hibernation kits, and submit report to base Logistician.
  • Ensure that cleaning items and provision are always available in the office and guesthouse.
  • Communicate ACF’s expectations to the guards and follow up their work with support of security manager.
Minimum of a Higher Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Logistics, procurement, supply chain 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.
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Assistant Base Logistician - Fleet

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationYobe
  • Job FieldLogistics   Procurement / Store-keeping / Supply Chain  
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe

Specific Objectives: 
  • Supervises the maintenance of all vehicles with full support from the Base Logistician, Lead Driver and Mechanics.
  • Makes sure that the vehicles are equipped with adequate items (bush, town), liaison according to the log book.  i.e. safety Equipment like fire extinguisher, water, spare tyre, Jake, first aide Kit etc.
  • Checks the fuel consumption and report all abnormalities to the Base Logistician on each vehicle.
  • Consolidates the fuel consumption an keeps a record, monitors the current stock and requests refuelling purchase on time.
  • Collect the weekly movement requests from programs, consolidate and send for approval to FieldCo and SSco.
  • Plan and request weekly car hire movements, liaise with suppliers and ensure compliance of rental cars according to ACF safety and security standards.
  • Reports to the Base Logistician in case of major shortage of vehicles and plan the allocation accordingly.
  • Help in arranging the transportation of goods from the base to the field site and organise KISS movements.
  • Consolidate all the vehicle log sheet for the monthly Motor cost report and submit at each 30th day of the month.
  • Track daily car hire usage of Damaturu and all sub bases according to approved Agreement Form and submit to Log manager on weekly basis.
  • Assist in planning/making the drivers’ rotational and leave schedule with the support of the lead driver.
Minimum of a Higher Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Logistics, procurement, supply chain 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
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Finance Assistant

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
  • Experience2 years
  • LocationBorno
  • Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit  
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State

Specific Objectives: 
  • Reconciling of vendors payment with the Red Rose platform for payment.
  • Check that all daily report summary sheets, the daily transaction sheets and the amounts on the Platform correspond.
  • Ensure transparency throughout the process of unconditional / conditional cash transfer program.
  • Make payments after verifying the consistency of supporting documents submitted in accordance with the ACF’s procedures, ensuring all invoices are accurate, consistent and signed.
  • Manage the base’s bank book - BM02NGN.
  • Respect ACF purchasing procedures as per KLV3 when giving an advance and to report to HoB and Finance Co if these procedures are not respected.
  • Ensure that Logistics and PMs respect the supply chain guidelines.
  • Liaise with the log department for any discrepancy and missing procedure.
  • Clear and release cash advances with logistics / programs on weekly bases.
  • Check that all invoices and their amounts are present as from their reception and the coherence with the accountancy in excel file.
  • After the monthly accounting closure check that the accounting codes, the project codes and the budget codes are accurate.
  • Photocopy and file all the invoices/Documents (base financial books) according to the monthly base books respectively, before sending to Capital office for archiving.
BSc. Accounting, Bachelor level degree in management, finance, or related field; MBA or similar higher degree a plus.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional.
  • Organized with time management and planning skills.
  • Sense of confidentiality.
  • Strong computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to manage and follow work plans.
  • Good interpersonal skills  (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player).
  • Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a finance and administration-related role. 
  • Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred.
  • Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated.
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Food Security & Livelihoods DPM

  • Job TypeFull Time  
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND  
  • Experience3 years
  • LocationBorno
  • Job FieldAgriculture/Agro-Allied  
Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Oversee detailed planning and implementation of FSL gardening activities in collaboration with the EPM and  assistance of the FSL  coordinator.
  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, NFIs, etc.).
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other ACF programs in Northeast. Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • In close coordination with the PQA and field team, reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring activities, i.e. baseline, pdm, endline, etc.
  • In close coordination with FSL field staff; Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E of the FSL the program.
  • Assist the EPM in the development of project procurement and work plans of the FSL gardening component of the program.
  • Conduct regular field visits, advice and provide regular technical support to field-based program team (FSL Supervisor and FSL Assistants).
  • Compile monthly FSL program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to EPM for consolidation.
  • Review reports and gauge program progress against logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and donor’s reporting standards.
  • Assist the EPM in reviewing FSL program budget and then follow up with HOB/ Field Coordinator to ensure adherence to work plan.
  • Coordinate with ACF and partner technical and support departments to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.
  • Represent ACF with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders.
  • 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 food security and livelihoods 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 cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers).
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri.
Method of Application
Applicants should submit their application by email 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, “LGA Nutrition Officer - Damaturu, Yobe”. 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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