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  • Posted on: 11 February, 2016 Deadline: 16 February, 2016
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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.

    Nutrition Deputy Program Manager


    Position Overview:

    Following the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition & health activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs. The DPM ensures the Nutrition & Health team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations. The N-H DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.

    Specific Objectives: 

    • Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission
    • Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors.
    • Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
    • 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


    • 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 emergency contexts  + minimum 3 years of work experiences.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanouri
    • Ability to analyze 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 and self-learner;
    • 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 Behavior Change Programming

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    Nutrition Officer


    Position Overview:

    The Nutrition and Health Officer will play a key role in implementing the program, focusing on the delivery of nutrition communication interventions.  

    Specific Objectives: 

    • To assist in the development and implementation of an appropriate nutrition focused BCC and IYCF methodology
    • Collaborate with health centers and other nutrition focused stakeholders in order to successfully carry out program activities.
    • Represent ACF externally in relevant local and state level forums and technical working groups


    • Bachelor degree in health, nutrition, nursing or related field. 
    • Higher level degree preferred.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
    • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
    • Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies.
    • Experience in monitoring and evaluating  donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities
    • Skills on statistical and other software (MS Excel, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
    • Fluency in Hausa and English
    • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
    • Experience in humanitarian PQA or M & E.
    • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation.
    • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams.
    • Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems.
    • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
    • Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
    • Previous experience with ACF

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their application by email to in person to the following addresses:

    • House No. 3,69 Crescent, 6th Avenue, Gwarinpa, Abuja FCT
    • 079, Unguwar Kasarau Yamma Dutse, Jigawa State  
    • No. 195/196, Don Etebet Housing Estate, Damaturu, Yobe State
    • 96 West North, Damboa Road GRA, Behind Indimi House, Damboa Road, Maiduguri, Borno State

    To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title in the email subject line, or on the application envelope.  Applications received without these specifications will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, no phone calls or follow-ups will be entertained.Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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