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  • Posted on: 7 June, 2015 Deadline: 12 June, 2015
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    Food Security & Livelihoods Deputy Program Manager

     

    The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager will primarily be responsible for managing and implementing the USAID/Food For Peace funded PROTECT IDP response in Borno State (MMC & Jere LGA) in North-Eastern Nigeria. From May to December 2015, FFP will provide 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.
     
    Summary of Key Objectives:
    •    Provide support to ACF’s Emergency Program Manager (EPM) to implement the FFP program. 
    •    Manage field teams within food security & livelihoods sub sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL interventions.
    •    Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under food security & livelihood subsector.
    •    Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.

    Qualifications; Essential Skills & Experience:  
    •    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. 
    •    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
    •    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 Kanoori

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    Food Security & Livelihoods Supervisor

     

    The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager will primarily be responsible for managing and implementing the USAID/Food For Peace funded PROTECT IDP response in Borno State (MMC & Jere LGA) in North-Eastern Nigeria. From May to December 2015, FFP will provide 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.

    Summary of Key Objectives:
    •    Provide support to the FSL Deputy Program Manager to implement the program successfully. 
    •    Facilitate program coordination and monitoring and evaluation of the FSL activities.
    •    Facilitate community mobilisation activities to support targeting and registration of beneficiaries and improve gardening knowledge, attitudes and practices
    •    Represent ACF externally in relevant LGA level forums and technical working groups
    •    Ensure the proper HR management of the field based FSL team 

    Qualifications; Essential Skills & Experience:  
    •    Degree in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies etc.. 
    •    Professional, good organizational capacity, 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 
    •    Capacity to supervise a team
    •    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, Kanoori and English
    •    Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

    Preferred
    •    Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers) 
    •    Previous team management and activity planning experience 
    •    Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    •    Previous experience with ACF
    •    Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) 
    •    Analytical capacity
    •    Good relational qualities
    •    Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural/animal health production systems
    •    Good knowledge of implementing projects
    •    Capacity to write high quality reports

    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: recruitment.ng@acf-international.org 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 Tuesday, 12th June, 2015 will not be considered.

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