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    Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
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    National Coordinator for Economic & Social Recovery Project

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Duration: 12 Months
    Start date : 2020-06-01


    • As the National Coordinator for the project, you will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Economic & Social Inclusive Recovery (RESILAC) Project for the Lake Chad, which include activities in the country of intervention, in conjunction with the regional office, the host mission and the project partners.

    Your main responsibilities are:

    • Ensure the functioning and coordination of the national RESILAC program unit in Nigeria
    • The understanding and appropriation of the project by the field teams of ACF and partners teams intervening in the program.
    • Provide support to the state and national level operation committees and ensure that stakeholders are engaged.
    • Integration and cooperation of all technical pillars in the overall implementation strategy at national level.
    • The transmission to the partners of the information collected and analyzed.
    • Integration of the recommendations made by technical referents in connection with the RESILAC project.
    • Support the implementation and ensure reporting of the project.
    • Plan and monitor the implementation of RESILAC‘s activities in Nigeria, its evaluation and its internal and external accountability.
    • In liaison with the regional office, validation of key milestones and implementation methodologies.
    • Ensure the quality and accountability of the RESILAC Program.
    • The project technical conformity with the international rules, guidelines and technical standards as defined with the technical referents of the project.
    • To promote overall quality of project implementation in order to maximize impact.
    • Report to the Area Coordinator and regional coordination team any major difficulties encountered in implementing the recommendations and / or the necessary adaptation measures.
    • Provide technical and administrative leadership to the project team.
    • Supervision of program staff (team of over 15 staffs across the three LGAs).
    • Identify need-based trainings and work with HR team to develop, plan and implement relevant training plans for each team member.
    • Define objectives, update staff job descriptions and facilitate regular performance appraisals with support of the HR team.

    Requested Profile

    • You have at least 3 years of work experience coordinating development activities or humanitarian activities in a complex environment (insecure / relatively isolated setting).
    • You are known for your management and coordination skills (project management in consortium, country projects, multicultural technical teams, etc.).
    • In your past positions, you had to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
    • You have excellent written and oral communications skills, and you have advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures.
    • You are fluent (written and spoken) in English – this is mandatory.
    • Having a training in safety and security management will be a plus.

    Specific conditions / Salary

    • Status: Unaccompanied – the position is based in Maiduguri
    • Contract: Fixed term contract under French legislation

    Remuneration and benefits:

    • Monthly gross salary from 2450 to 2800 € upon experience
    • Per diem and living allowance: 539 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
    • + 450€ as country allowance
    • + 16% of monthly gross for non-French citizen for retrocession of retirement and unemployment insurance.  
    • + child allowance
    • Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

    Leaves and RnR:

    • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
    • + 20 RnR per year.   
    • + 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months).
    • Support for transport tickets to the reference recovery area.

    Training :

    • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge.
    • Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

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    Project Manager

    Location: Damasak, Borno
    Starting date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Area Coordinator

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Objective 1 - Ensure efficient, effective, quality and timely implementation of the entire project(s):

    • Management of the entire project cycle;
    • Finalize and manage the update and implementation of the detailed Project Implementation Plan (PIP);
    • Develop detailed monthly/weekly implementation plans for project staffs in order to achieve the activities in the PIP;
    • Finalize and manage the Project Scope Documents (PSDs) such as Project Procurement plan, Monitoring and evaluation plan, Work Breakdown Structure, etc. as well as ensuring regular update of these documents in order to maintain a strong record of the project(s);
    • With the support of the relevant technical coordinators, develop, document and work as per designs, BoQs, tools, implementation modalities and guidelines
    • Ensure contractual activities are completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality.
    • Ensure that the project(s) is being implemented as per donor regulations;
    • Take overall responsibility for the quality of the project(s) including regular monitoring, field visits, and learning;  
    • Initiate and oversee needs and technical assessments and analysis, as well as preparing the follow-up reports in coordination with the Head of M&E and Area Coordinator.
    • Oversee the development of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning tools and plans in collaboration with the M&E Manager and Head of M&E department.
    • Stay abreast of, and manage field operations as to, the prevailing security, cultural and social situation as per the guidance of the Area coordinator;
    • Identify and monitor risks, constraints or escalating issues and inform senior management accordingly;
    • Identify and assign additional activities as required in coordination with the technical departments.
    • Regular field visits to monitor the activities and their quality in compliance with proposals and in liaison with the M&E department.

    Objective 2 - Manage and develop the project team(s):

    • Ensure that all project staff are provided with a full induction and are briefed on all relevant components of the project;
    • Keep staff aware of any changes in the project(s) and in the wider organization;
    • Ensure staff are aware of and operating by humanitarian principles and other codes of conduct;
    • Identify need-based training and work with the HR team to develop, plan and implement relevant training plans for each team member.
    • Facilitate cross-program learning through joint review and planning with other departments
    • Define objectives, update staff job descriptions and facilitate regular performance appraisals with support of the HR team.
    • Ensure the provision of updated records and reviews for team personnel reviews and records;
    • Ensure availability of staff for necessary recruitment steps (shortlist, technical interview, placement interviews, etc. ) staff as required by the HR recruitment Manage recruitment of new staff as required;
    • In close collaboration with the HR department manage disciplinary matters as per AAH Nigeria HR protocols;
    • Manage conflict resolution and motivation exercises with the project(s) team in a proactive manner;
    • Encourage compliance with the Charter and the fight against fraud, corruption, and abuse of power; alert the Area Coordinator and/or Deputy Country Director in the event of fraud, corruption or abuse of power.
    • Track and manage team attendance;
    • Motivate, coordinate and supervise teams, providing continuous organizational support to staff and conducting regular field visits

    Objective 3 - Maintain Comprehensive Records and Report in a Timely Manner:

    • Develop a data collection and entry plan complete with tools and timeline that is integrated into the PSDs and PIPs (if not already included) in line with the Mission M&E structure and strategy.;
    • Globally manage and monitor data collection and entry as per plan; in collaboration with the M&E team.
    • Maintain, document and handover all project(s) records in an organized and complete manner to enable audit of the project(s);
    • 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;
    • Completion of quality MEAL reports; 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).

    Objective 4 - Assist In Wider Organizational Development Through Learning And Proposal Development Support:

    • Identify, examine and report in a proactive manner any areas of geographic or sectoral growth for the organization
    • Contribute to overall project(s) design, activity implementation guidelines, training development, and documentation;
    • Develop a systematic mechanism for the lesson learned about the programs to provide information to conduct advocacy activities, with periodic field visits to other projects(s) to strengthen across mission information and best practice sharing; and encourage the development of an innovative approach
    • Produce regular success stories on project implementation;
    • Highlight areas of improvement within the PIPs and PSDs;
    • Support wider learning by leading on the project(s) based learning and research;
    • Support development of project(s) proposals, concepts, and improvements.

    Objective 5 - Manage External Relations Related To The Project(s):

    • Represent AAH in external meetings as requested;
    • Prepare and share minutes and clear action points of meetings/training attended;
    • Coordinate with relevant UN agencies, government authorities, and any other stakeholders to ensure support for the project(s) and the wider organization;
    • Support Area  Coordinator in liaising regularly with authorities and community representatives in relations to AAH programming and positioning;
    • Represent AAH programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors during their field visits and other meetings;
    • Promote and defend humanitarian and AAH principles;
    • Develop an information (formal/informal) network.

    Position Requirements

    • Master's Degree (Preferable) in Project Management, Social Sciences, Health Planning & Management, Public Health, Nutrition, Development Studies or other related fields
    • Bachelor's degree with 5 years’ experience in multi-sectorial project management can also apply

    Skills and Experience

    • Proven project cycle management experience at a senior level for at least 2 years in an INGO;
    • Excellent management, organizational, motivational and leadership skills;
    • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming;
    • Experience in managing medium to large-sized teams;
    • Excellent written and spoken English;
    • Proficient in MS Office Applications;
    • Problem management capacity;
    • Planning and analysis capacity;
    • Ability to work under pressure;


    • Proven project cycle management experience at a senior level for at least 2 years in an INGO;
    • Excellent management, organizational, motivational and leadership skills;
    • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming;
    • Experience in managing medium to large-sized teams;
    • Excellent written and spoken English;
    • Ability to speak the local languages of the operation context i.e. Hausa and Kanuri
    • Proficient in MS Office Applications;
    • Problem management capacity;
    • Planning and analysis capacity;
    • Ability to work under pressure;

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    Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Head of Department

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno State
    Starting date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: FSL Head of Department

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Objective 1 - Provide Support to the FSL-HoD to consolidate, develop and strengthen ACF’s strategic focus and technical leadership in food security and livelihoods:

    • Provide support to the FSL-HoD in developing the National Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Strategy in consultation with DCD-T, CD, and HQ.
    • Provide technical direction and quality assurance to ACF's food security and livelihoods (FSL) programming including cash and markets at a national level, in both development and emergency contexts.
    • Gathers data on the FSL situation including developments in Cash and Market-based approaches.
    • Provide support to Food Security and Livelihoods Senior Project Managers/ FSL Sector Manager to ensure consistency in strategic focus for all projects in Borno state.  
    • Engage with key state stakeholders such as World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Food Security and Livelihoods working group, Cash Working group, Early Recovery and Livelihoods among others, in coordinating activities, advocating for policies and ensuring the representation of ACF’s strategic positioning.

    Objective 2 - Provide technical support to program development and ensure program quality:

    • Support the FSL-HoD in program development in line with the country strategy; in identification, evaluation of opportunities for ACF and develop concept notes, proposals, and related reports.
    • Support the FSL team in Borno in ensuring quality standards of FSL are integrated into the project management cycle.
    • Ensures the review and editing of all reports.
    • Monitors the environment through regular scanning and data gathering for new opportunities, innovations, new approaches, designs or technologies.
    • Conduct Food security & Livelihood assessments for program development

    Objective 3 - Represent ACF and its positioning in external coordination, donor, and technical meetings/visits on technical and operational matters:

    • Represent ACF in donor meetings and project field visits,  coordination meetings and technical meetings as designated by FSL-HoD   
    • Supports the FSL-HoD in developing relationships and partnerships with donors and stakeholders.
    • Develops donor and partner communication strategies

    Objective 4 - Lead programmatic integration and related capacity building:

    • Support FSL-HoD in leading program integration initiatives for a multi-sectoral approach
    • Develops tools and guidance notes on Cash-based transfer and food voucher modalities, Market assessment, livelihoods recovery, agricultural inputs. Resilience programming and related areas.

    Position Requirements

    • Advanced University degree (Masters) preferably in Management, Economics, International Development, Social Sciences (sociology), Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, and development
    • Minimum of five years experience in food security and livelihoods
    • Experience in Food security and Livelihood assessments including cash and market assessments in both development and emergency contexts
    • Clear understanding of child and gender protection issues in the field.
    • 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.
    • Experience with research and partnership developments with universities
    • Experience with donor communications.
    • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
    • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance
    • Excellent drafting and writing skills.
    • Fluent in English

    Skills and Experience

    • Interest and/or experience in Cash transfer programs, Agriculture and livestock programming in Humanitarian setting and community-led methodologies
    • Demonstrated previous experience in and strong proposal writing and donor reporting skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming.
    • Proficient in MS Office Applications
    • Excellent management and representation competencies.
    • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
    • Experience in developing world context
    • A strong understanding of project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation.
    • Working experience in complex emergencies
    • Willing to work in insecure context


    • Prior ACF experience in a similar position
    • Experience in Resilience and agriculture assessments
    • Familiarity with DFID, EU,USAID-FFP & SDC reporting & Regulations
    • CaLP Level 2.

    Minimum Basic Salary
    NGN522,793 per month.

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