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  • Posted on: 22 August, 2016 Deadline: 26 August, 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.

    National Safety and Security Manager, Northern Nigeria

     

    Duty Station: Jigawa, Yobe, Borno States
    Closing Date: 26th Of August, 2016. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

    Position Overview:
    The Safety and Security Manager is the focal point for all security relevant information within Bases of Action Against Hunger in Northern Nigeria (specifically for Borno, Jigawa and Yobe states). He/she provides support to the Field Coordinators in Damaturu and Dutse and serves as an advisor for daily operational planning of safety and security for all staff and programs in Northern Nigeria. The Security Office will be based in AAH Office Maiduguri and will have regular trips to AAH Office Damaturu and Dutse. As per AAH policy, He/She will support the Field Coordinators to ensure the safety and security of all ACF staff, locations, and assets. As determined by the Field Co, the safety and security manager may need to represent ACF, its Mandate and activities to external actors and participate in humanitarian and governmental safety and security forums as appropriate. The Safety and Security Manager will ensure that AAH staff, and operations in all areas covered, apply the AAH Mandate, Charter and Code of Conduct, as well as safety and security operational policies, procedures and regulations.

    Specific Objectives:

    • Overall Safety and Security Management in Support to Programs.
    • Liaison with Government and external actors for safety and security of AAH staff.
    • Risk assessments in operational and new mission areas.
    • Assist the Field Coordinator to insure safety/security of AAH personnel and assets.

    Qualifications:

    • University Degree or equivalent experience in the NGO sector
    • Minimum of three (4) years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial Safety and Security business is required.
    • Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and Hausa languages is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
    • Thorough knowledge of security operations is essential.

     

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Ability to work structured and independently
    • Ability to write short coherent reports on topics of security relevance
    • Existing network to influential actors in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno state (e.g. on security, political, social, cultural, religious level)
    • Expertise on political and security situation in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno state
    • Fluency in English and Hausa
    • Living in Jigawa, Yobe and/or Borno state for 5 years+
    • Experience in a humanitarian context or NGO context
    • Experience in dealing with Safety & Security threats in an business / non-profit organization
    • Fluency in Kanuri language
    • Radio user

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Excellent drafting and written skills.
    • Previous management experience, including management of multiple teams/departments.
    • Basic experience in Nigerian Security Forces (Military and/or Police).
    • Previous ACF experience.

     

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    Deputy National Safety and Security Manager, Northern Nigeria

     

    Position Overview:
    The Deputy Safety and Security Manager is the second line focal point for all security relevant information within Bases of Action Against Hunger in Northern Nigeria (specifically for Borno, Jigawa and Yobe states). He/she supports the national safety and security manager, Northern Nigeria and is line managed by the Field Coordinator Maiduguri base and provides support to the Field Coordinators in Damaturu and Dutse and serves as an advisor for daily operational planning of safety and security for all staff and programs in Northern Nigeria. The deputy safety and security manager will be based in AAH Office Maiduguri and will have regular trips to AAH Office Damaturu and Dutse as per AAH policies. He/She will support the Field Coordinators to ensure the safety and security of all ACF staff, locations, and assets. As determined by the Field Co, the deputy safety and security manager may need to represent AAH, its Mandate and activities to external actors and participate in humanitarian and governmental safety and security forums as appropriate. The deputy safety and security manager will ensure that AAH staff, and operations in all areas covered (Borno, Yobe and Jigawa state-wide), apply the AAH Mandate, Charter and Code of Conduct, as well as safety and security operational policies, procedures and regulations.

    Specific Objectives:

    • Overall Safety and Security Management in Support to Programs.
    • Liaison with Government and external actors for safety and security of AAH staff.
    • Risk assessments in operational and new mission areas.
    • Assist the Field Coordinator to insure safety/security of AAH personnel and assets.

    Qualifications:

    • University Degree or equivalent experience in the NGO sector
    • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the commercial Safety and Security business is required.
    • Fluent Speaking/Reading/Writing in English and Hausa languages is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
    • Thorough knowledge of security operations is essential.

     

     

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Ability to work structured and independently
    • Ability to write short coherent reports on topics of security relevance
    • Existing network to influential actors in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno state (e.g. on security, political, social, cultural, religious level)
    • Expertise on political and security situation in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno state
    • Fluency in English and Hausa
    • Living in Jigawa, Yobe and/or Borno state for 5 years+
    • Experience in a humanitarian context or NGO context
    • Experience in dealing with Safety & Security threats in an business / non-profit organization
    • Fluency in Kanuri language
    • Radio user

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Excellent drafting and written skills.
    • Previous management experience, including management of multiple teams/departments
    • Basic experience in Nigerian Security Forces (Military and/or Police)
    • Previous ACF experience

     

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    Procurement Assistant

     

    Specific Objectives:

    • Support the Base Logistician in management of the logistics supply chain
    • Provide Logistics support to Programme activities
    • Manage all logistics activities in Potiskum Sub-base
    • Security Guards Administration
    • General Logistics Support

     

    Qualifications:

    • National Diploma (OND) in Business Management or any other equivalent course

     

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • IT/Excel literate
    • 2 years logistics or procurement work experience

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Highly motivated, and flexible.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Previous experience working with local/international NGO
    • Good interpersonal skills

     

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    Community Liaison Manager

     

    Position Overview:
    The Community Liaison Manager will primarily be responsible to the Field Coordinator (FieldCo) for the active involvement of community’s, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners, by liaison, training and sensitizing communities for the identification, formulation and implementation of AAH programs in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria.

    Specific Objectives:

    • Provide support to AAH’s Acceptance strategy in program delivery
    • Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partner’s awareness and support to AAH programs
    • Participate in regular external meetings at LGA level and at state level when required

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or Rural Development or in a related field with at least five years’ relevant project experience working with rural communities
    • Minimum two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

     

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • Excellent team player
    • Previous experience with Community Liaison management duties
    • 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
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience with AAH
    • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri
    • Administrative and management competence would be an asset

     

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    Deputy Wash Head Of Department

     

    Specific Objectives:

    • To collaborate with the WASH HoD in ensuring coordination/integration between all ACF WASH (Regular Program and Emergency intervention) and other department programs

    • To support WASH Project Managers
    • To provide technical support and guidance to nutrition programs and assessments
    • To represent ACF and its interests to donors, partners and counterparts
    • To ensure proper reporting of the programs

     

    Qualifications:

    • Post graduate level education in a technical field, preferably in civil/environmental engineering or in another relevant field such as architecture / construction management, public health etc
    • At least 4+ years of experience in construction, managing construction/WASH programs in underdeveloped/crisis contexts.
    • Significant experience might be considered in lieu of educational qualification, but not other way around

     

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian WASH guidelines Min. 2-3 years’ experience as a professional in internatAional NGO context, with a sound knowledge of WASH issues in crisis contexts
    • Technical design skills using AutoCAD or Arch CAD,
    • Proposal development and reporting skills
    • Good anticipation, planning skill, especially in changing work contexts.
    • Problem solving ability; able to enforce procedures
    • Experience communicating in different cultural work environments & with a wide diversity of culture
    • Experience in attending and contributing in meetings with government and other agencies
    • Good communicator: verbal and written. Diplomatic skills are a plus.
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision and attention to details.
    • Willingness and ability to travel to the field for program monitoring and supportive visits

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Previous ACF experience a plus
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Independent, can lead the department as well as ask for guidance and follow instructions.
    • Expertise in planning, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on humanitarian operations.

     

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    Deputy Finance HOD

     

    Specific Objectives:

    • Accountancy Management
    • Budget Management
    • Proposal Budgets and Financial Reports
    • Cash management
    • Donor filing and audits
    • Financial policies and procedures
    • Prevent and manage fraud and corruption
    • Monthly Payroll preparation
    • Team Management
    • Mission Financial Coordination

     

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration
    • At least 4 years of experience in NGO Financial Management.

     

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Strong Financial background (accountancy and financial management)
    • Proven management, representation and coordination skills (managing people and processes)
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills (ability to analyze budgets and make financial forecasts)
    • Rigorous organizational and administrative skills (definition of priorities, delegation, training)
    • Familiarity with main ACF donors and donor procedures a must (USAID, ECHO, DFID)
    • Prior experience in conducting and delivering audit support to mission
    • Strong computer skills particularly in MS Excel, literacy and numeracy
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Significant experience in INGOs in recovery and complex emergencies
    • Fluent in English
    • Team player, flexible
    • Committed to ACF values
    • Capacity of analysis, synthesis and reporting
    • Prior experience in NGOs/INGOs
    • Working knowledge of SAGA accounting system

     

    Preferred Skills and Experience:

    • Previous experience working as an auditor
    • Working Knowledge of donors’ environment
    • Working knowledge of HOMERE

     

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their application by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.org 
    To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “Cash Program Manager-JIGAWA”. Also note that applications will be processed on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered.  Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

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