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    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.

    WASH Program Manager


    The WASH Program Manager will primarily be responsible for ensuring technical implementation of integrated ACF-USA WASH programs in Yobe State, Nigeria implemented by ACF. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints.  

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    • Ensure the technical implementation of all integrated WASH programs in Yobe State, ensuring all activities are completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality.
    • To develop ACF’s understanding of WASH issues in Northern Nigeria, particularly the evolving humanitarian needs, and provide clear recommendations for interventions
    • To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the county and state level, as well as national level as required
    • Supervision and capacity building of the WASH program staff: induction, follow up, evaluation, and promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation
    • Participation in the overall mission and program strategy, narrative and financial project proposals and reporting, in collaboration with Log/Admin/CD and other program coordinators as necessary
    • Collaborate and communicate with ACF team in order to ensure the coherence of activities and reports in terms of ACF WASH strategy.


    • 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 & 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 mission, values, and policy
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and strong individual and team management skills
    • Flexibility and willingness to be based in Damaturu with frequent travel to remote areas, where services are limited.


    • Experience in the INGO/NGO and humanitarian context
    • Experience managing a team of staff

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    Head of Base


    The Head of Base will be responsible for ensuring that the necessary support is provided to the programs in terms of HR, Log and Admin in an effective and efficient manner as per ACF policies. He/She will support the Field Coordinator to ensure the safety and security of all ACF staff, locations, and assets. As determined by the Field Co, the HoB may need to represent ACF, its Mandate and activities to external actors and participate in humanitarian and governmental fora as appropriate. The HoB will ensure that ACF staff, and operations in all covered areas, apply the ACF Mandate, Charter and Code of Conduct, as well as operational and internal policies and regulations.

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    • Assist the Field co to insure safety/security of ACF personnel and assets
    • Overall Management of the Support to Programs
    • Ensure proper base Administration & Finance
    • Ensure proper Human Resources management
    • Ensure proper base Logistics
    • Give appropriate line management and support to the Support staff.


    • Bachelor level degree in management, finance, or related field; MBA or similar higher degree a plus

    Qualifications & Essential Skills:

    • 3+ 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, Logistics
    • Experience with donor-funded programs
    • Proven experience in contexts with volatile security and safety issues.
    • 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 ACF Charter values – professionalism, transparency, neutrality, access to victims, non-discrimination


    Excellent drafting and written skills.

    • Previous management experience, including management of multiple teams/departments
    • Previous ACF experience

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    WASH Deputy Program Manager (DPM)


    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.  

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    • To Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission
    • To Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of WASH projects
    • To support projects implementation, monitoring and reporting
    • 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 & Essential Skills:

    • Degree in Geological, hydraulic, hydrology, Engineering, Public Health or equivalent in a field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and or training/ courses specific to WASH in development contexts (such as Bioforce Institute graduates)
    • Minimum of three years relevant work experience
    • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • Excellent team, budget and project management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedadogy, planning, organizational  and representation competencies
    • Previous experience with WASH programming (Soft and Hardware )
    • Experience of assessing, reviewing and monitoring technical projects
    • 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


    • Experience implementing WASH programming on behalf of donors (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA)
    • Experience with International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian contexts
    • Experience in Personnel Management and administration
    • Experience in Project Cycle Management
    • Fluency in Hausa

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV together with their Cover Letter as an email attachment to the following email address to: Applicants should indicate in the subject title of their forwarding mail, the title of the position they are applying for.

    Note: Please do not attach your certificates to the application email. Any application received after Sunday, 3rd May, 2015 will not be considered.

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