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  • Posted on: 19 February, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Action Against Hunger-USA recruits humanitarian professionals looking to make a meaningful contribution in the fight against world hunger. Action Against Hunger staff are committed to designing & implementing activities which save lives. Our workplaces value quality, impactful programming while allowing for individual creativity & innovative solutions. Action Against Hunger seeks staff who embrace working with a diverse group of exceptional colleagues & who are looking for challenges which will grow their skills & experience.

    Details of the requirements for each open vacancy can be found below. Thank you for your interest in working with Action Against Hunger.

    WASH Coordinator

     

    You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

    You will play a key role in tackling the root causes of hunger through our integrated approach to provide access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services. You will develop the professional capacities of all ACF staff and foster strong relationships with the community.  

    Key activities in your role will include:
    • Ensuring appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH construction activities according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment.
    • Overseeing the quality of the need assessment and technical assessment. You will develop and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene promotion and training.
    • Implementing the ACF WASH Strategy by planning, integrating and managing the project cycle and creating timely internal and external reports.
    • Representing ACF externally in both the Humanitarian Community and with Government officials as well as developing strong links with WASH and NGO actors. Actively participate in WASH meetings and other Government/UN forums.

    You’re a seasoned WASH professional

    • Degree in Water Engineering/Construction Engineering/Public Health or relevant degree with at least 3 years experience in project management.
    • You have experience in water, sanitation, hygiene and health education projects, preferably in a humanitarian context.

    You’re a super communicator

    • You have led teams where you need to coach others to adapt their communication style to suit colleagues from other cultures & professions.
    • You are able to adjust your own style to represent ACF appropriately with a range of national counterparts.
    • You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing.
    • You are diplomatic & able to help colleagues handle difficult situations.
    • You are able to consolidate & polish contributions from a large team to ensure reports are comprehensive & coherent. You identify & support how junior staff can improve their reporting skills.

    Your work style builds trust within your team

    • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You are calm under pressure, & able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
    • You identify training needs and work with the HR dept to develop and implement relevant trainings.
    • You are goal-oriented while also being genuinely committed to helping others succeed.

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    CASH Program Manager

     

    You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

    You will play a key role in tackling the root causes of hunger through identifying market needs and applying ACF’s approach and activities through designing and implementing project plans. You will develop the professional capacities of all ACF staff and foster strong relationships with the community.  

    Key activities in your role will include:
    • Carry out the cash voucher program according to ACF strategy and market assessments and training your team. Promote an integrated approach to program design.
    • Provide support and leadership to all parts of the program while keeping in mind the deadlines and that the quality must be high. Support learning and application of innovative approaches.
    • Represent ACF externally in both the Humanitarian Community and with Government officials as well as developing strong links with FSL and NGO actors. Actively collaborate and exchange information in FSL cluster meetings and other Government/UN forums.
    • Motivate, coordinate and supervise teams, providing continuous technical and organizational support to staff and conducting trainings in cash and voucher program implementation.

    You’re a seasoned Food Security and Livelihoods professional

    • You have earned a Bachelor of Arts or Science/Bac+4 in International Development, Economics,  Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Geography, Agriculture, Livestock or related studies
    • You have 2 years’ work experience in similar setting and responsibility working with cash, market based, food assistance, agriculture, livestock or other livelihood based programs.
    • You have experience in humanitarian settings delivering agriculture, livestock, cash or other livelihoods based programming in complex emergency and conflict/post conflict settings.

    You’re a super communicator

    • You have experience working with colleagues who do not speak your language. You are used to explaining your work in non-technical terms.
    • You are comfortable explaining policies & procedures to a team.
    • You stay calm & like talking to colleagues to find solutions to their problems.
    • You contribute to team reports & are able to succinctly summarize & analyze current field activities.

    Your work style builds trust within your team

    • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You are calm under pressure, & able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
    • You identify training needs and work with the HR dept to develop and implement relevant trainings.
    • You are goal-oriented while also being genuinely committed to helping others succeed.  

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    Field Coordinator

     

    You’ll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

    Taking an active part in our dynamic team to support seasonal response and recovery programs for populations at risk in Nigeria. You will play a key role in coordinating our life-saving programs in a difficult environment as part of our emergency response team. 

    Key activities in your role will include:
    • Putting into action your strong understanding of humanitarian principles and motivating your team to put these principles into action in Nigeria’s changing context.
    • Negotiating access to areas with humanitarian needs so ACF can manage an emergency response.
    • Liaising and conferring with provincial partners & other actors and building relationships with authorities & community leaders as acting senior ACF representative in the area.
    • Using your experience managing security in a highly insecure and changing area of Nigeria to analysis, identify, and manage mitigation of any assessed risks. Overseeing the Logistical, Admin and Finance activities and ensuring ACF policies are carried out.

    You’re a seasoned Field Coordinator or Emergency Coordinator

    • You have a Bachelor's degree in International Relations, Public Health, Logistics or field related to core humanitarian activities.
    • You have earned at least 2 years’ experience working in humanitarian emergencies with security and safety management.

    You’re a super communicator

    • You have extensive experience communicating with staff from diverse cultures and professional backgrounds. You are able to adjust your own style to represent ACF appropriately with a range of local counterparts.
    • You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing.
    • You are diplomatic & able to help colleagues handle difficult situations.
    • You are able to consolidate & polish contributions from a large team to ensure reports are comprehensive & coherent. You identify & support how junior staff can improve their reporting skills.

    Your work style builds trust within your team

    • You are an experienced negotiator and are calm and articulate under pressure, & able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
    • You identify training needs and work with the HR dept to develop and implement relevant trainings.
    • You are creative and enjoy taking innovative and realistic approaches to projects.

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