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  • Action Against Hunger 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 Sector Manager

     


    Location:
    Damaturu, Yobe
    Job type: Full time
    Start date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Area Project Manager

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Objective 1 - Ensure technical implementation of integrated ACF - WASH programs in Yobe State:

    • Ensure appropriate design, construction and implementation of WASH hardware according to technical standards, as well as proper maintenance and use of WASH equipment
    • Implements, in the framework of projects, the mission’s WASH strategy taking into account the key internal and external documents: ACF charter, 2018 strategic framework, policies (WASH and other ACF sectors), positioning papers (WASH and transversal), national strategies and other specific legal framework enforced by the body/department in charge of WASH issues.
    • Develop and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for hygiene promotion and training
    • Ensure contractual activities are completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality
    • Identify and monitor risks, constraints or escalating issues relating to the management of the program, and inform the hierarchy accordingly
    • Ensure post-implementation monitoring of ACF WASH structures
    • Plan and manage emergency responses; and priorities activities according to humanitarian needs.

    Objective 2 - To develop ACF understanding of WASH issues in Northern Nigeria:

    • Ensure that all data and information is updated, well organized and easily accessible; and that lessons learnt and best practice are capitalized
    • Analyze and report on the evolving humanitarian needs and provide clear recommendations for interventions
    • Carry out needs assessments
    • Participate in the definition of the WASH strategy for ACF as well as identification and design of potential new intervention areas.

    Objective 3 - Supervision of the WASH program staff: induction, follow up, evaluation, and responsibilities promotion of positive team dynamics and motivation:

    • Supervision of WASH technical staff carrying out activities in Yobe
    • Recruitment and training of WASH staff as needs arise.
    • Overseeing the work of WASH program staff in order to ensure good compliance of activities within the objectives of the mission and of proposals - this includes regular visits to the field sites in order to evaluate achievements; to discuss the constraints encountered, the possible solutions and to make recommendations for current and future programs
    • Evaluation of WASH program staff as per the defined schedule
    • Capacity building of WASH staff and mentoring of WASH program officers

    Objective 4 - To actively participate in external coordination within the WASH sector at the county and state level, as well as national level as required:

    • Participate in WASH Coordination meeting held at LGA and state levels
    • Develop WASH contacts with other NGOs, agencies and technical bodies
    • Assess feasibility of ACF technical support and guidance to partner agencies and relevant governmental bodies, specifically the RUWASA
    • Support capacity building of ACF WASH partners in the area of intervention
    • Participate in emergency WASH interventions in Ni geria as required Support WASH coordination efforts outside of Yobe as required.

    Objective 5 - To coordinate within the ACF team:

    • Collaborate and communicate with Technical and Support Coordinators, Program Managers, CD, and any other ACF resource people in order to ensure the coherence of activities and reports in terms of ACF WASH strategy.
    • Informing/updating the FieldCo and CD on WASH program implementation and any issues on a regular basis
    • Participation in weekly base team meetings and any other general team or strategy meetings
    • Follow up of WASH program budgets in liaison with the Admin coordinator and program managers, to ensure budget expenditure is in line with program objectives and timeline.
    • Follow up of logistics requirements for WASH Programs in liaison with the Head of Base
    • 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.

    Objective 6 - To ensure proper reporting of the programmes:

    • Reporting on attended meetings or training to share with program managers, coordination team as necessary
    • Track the progress of activities, ensure the collecting of program indicators
    • Monthly ACF WASH report to be sent to Multisector project manager (line manager) -which includes an overview of the WASH situation, external coordination update, achievements for the past month and objectives for the following month
    • Preparing inputs for the mission weekly and monthly sitrep
    • Writing of contractual donor reports
    • Prepare handover report as necessary to replacement

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal

    • Multisector project manager, Yobe: Direct manager, hierarchical relationship
    • WASH regional Coordinator: technical support - exchange of information
    • Administrative Coordinator: exchange of information and collaboration on financial and planning matters
    • HR Coordinator: exchange of information and collaboration on recruitment, training and, if need be, on team management problems
    • Other Programme Managers: Nut/FSL: exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach)

    External:

    • State government, Local overnmental and non-governmental partners  exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
    • Local medical authorities: exchange of information, coordination, influence on choice of technical options
    • Local representatives of international aid or anisations : exchange of information aoe presentatives of international aid organisations: exchange of information.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Engineering, Technology or Public Health Degree (Bachelor level or equivalent/higher) in a field related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Civil/ Building/Geology/Public health)
    • Additional training courses specific to WASH in development contexts (such as Bioforce Institute graduates), and/or Program Management professional certifications, strongly preferred.

    Skills & Experience:
    Essential:

    • Minimum 3 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 values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills

    Preferred:

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

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    Sector Manager - Health System Strengthening

     


    Location
    : Damaturu, Yobe
    Job Title: Full Time
    Start date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Program Manager

    Objective 1

    • Provision of support to strengthen the human resource for health.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • In collaboration with the state ministry of health and state primary health care management board, carry out health system assessment; diagnosis of health system in line with defined methodology and with technical support from Nutrition & Health HoD with the aim of identifying the gap in the targeted facilities, LGAs and state levels
    • In close coordination with the program manager, ensure dissemination of the findings
    • Work closely with the state ministry of health, state primary health care management board and state ministry of budget and planning to identify the best strategy toward centralization and coordination of training of frontline health workers on continues medical education
    • Work with SMOH on the selection and TOT training of dedicated master trainers within the state structure to facilitate and lead the training of frontline health workers through the coordination centre
    • Coordinate with nutrition and health sector manager to organise the training of frontline health workers
    • Support SMOH to develop annual training plan and incorporation into the state AOP to ensure consistent funding for training
    • Provide technical support to SMOH in the development of AOP to ensure all identified gaps in the health system are strategically captured
    • In close collaboration with the advocacy team, support SMOH and SPHCMB in the adoption and institutionalization of CHIPS program and subsequent implementation at the selected LGAs
    • Update stakeholder contact information at state level and targeted local government level for nutrition and health sector on a regular basis.
    • Develop health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH supplies, technical Capacities, information man policies/guidelines at health facility level.
    • Liaise with Nutrition and Health service delivery team; Community Mobilization teams and keep them updated about the identified gaps on a regular basis.

    Objective 2

    • Support and strengthen community participation in health system

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Work with the authorities at the selected LGAs to scale-up and strengthened Health Facility Management Committee (HFMC) and Ward Development Committee to ensure ownership and sustainability of interventions at the ward level
    • Participate at the quarterly meeting with the HEMC and WDC
    • Support the implementation of the adapted BFHI policy at the state level and designation of targeted facilities as baby friendly
    • Support Program Manager to organize workshops and meetings at state level in regards to HSS

    Objective 3

    • Project Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • This position is responsible to support Program Manager for budget planning, responsibilities expenditure tracking related to HSS activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be:
      • Support MPM in developing HSS timeline.
      • Support MPM in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS timelines and planning at different level.
      • Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening, finalization and managing process for HSS related positions.
      • Ensure close collaboration with logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
      • Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects
      • Plan, Review, update and manage budget including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with N/H project manager.
      • Maintain close collaboration with state MoH, primary health care agencies and LGA public health coordinators
      • Lead coordination with state government and non-government partners working in the targeted LGAs on a periodic basis in close coordination with Nutrition and Health Sector manager.

    Objective 4

    • Follow up of the HSS action plan with AAH teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Spearhead advocacy issues in SUNNY for improved service delivery responsibilities
    • Support LGAs in planning and budgeting for health and nutrition service delivery in reference to identified gaps.
    • With support from Program manager, develop follow up mechanism and tools for tracking progress on the agreed HSS action plans
    • Organize periodic observation visits and update the follow up tools
    • Engage with State HIS officers to follow up on the progress on reporting
    • Engage with all respective government counterpart such as SMoH, SPHCMB, Monitoring and Evaluation team (DHIS2 officers) during the follow up and share with them the Progress on a regular basis.

    Objective 5

    • Information management, reporting and coordination

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Liaise with N/H teams and ensure that health facility matrix, 4W/5W are |updated by the respective teams and archived.
    • Ensure that attendance sheet are used and maintained by the teams for on- job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and refresher trainings
    • Identify key progresses, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform N/H project manager
    • Closely coordinate with State/LGA representatives from SMoH and health Care agencies responsible for service delivery for the targeted LGAs
    • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners
    • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forum at district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
    • Conduct regular meetings with other ACF sector or Partners to discuss and document lessons learned
    • Regularly report and coordinate with line mangers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.

    Objective 6

    • Performance Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and responsibilities expectations to team members which includes: 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal completed within set time line.
    • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement,
    • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Senior Project manager: Line manager
    • HSS Officer : Direct Line management
    • Field Co: exchange of information
    • Nutrition and Health HoD : technical reference - technical support - exchange of information, coordination
    • Nutrition & Health sector manager, Advocacy team: regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
    • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
    • Other sectorial team; Exchange of information, coordination

    External:

    • SPHCDA, SMOH, SMBP:direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
    • LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, Supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/or related field
    • Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage
    • 3 years’ experience in primary health care system

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure - Previous role at coordination/supervisory level is required
    • Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
    • Working knowledge of MS Office

    Preferred:

    • Work experience in humanitarian settings
    • Work experience with government health care system is an added advantage
    • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with Ministry of Health is preferable
    • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
    • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
    • Ability to understand and to interpret the nature of human behavior
    • Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation

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    System Strengthening Manager

     

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Job type: Full time
    Start date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Project Manager

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Objective 1 -Strengthen government ownership, governance and policy to sustain and scale up quality, inclusive and accountable nutrition and health  interventions:

    • In collaboration with Nutrition Sector Manager, carry out analysis of trends and drivers of malnutrition at the state, LGA  and facility level and conduct capacity review and threshold setting for targeted HF.
    • Work with SMOH and SPHCDA to organize a workshop towards defining and costing of surge actions and subsequent incorporation into the AOP.
    • Work strategically with the state parliamentarians based on project objectives and provide necessary support from the program in a bid to increase nutrition visibility at the state level
    • Work with SMOH and ministry of education on the incorporation of nutrition into school curriculum
    • Provide TA to the state on the integration of Procurement and distributions of health and nutrition commodities into the state logistics management system with clear SOPs and tools for forecasting, distribution, storage and reporting
    • Support the expansion of Rapidpro to capture other areas of interventions
    • Work closely with SMOH and SMBP on the best strategy for the coordination of training of frontline health workers across the state
    • Work with SMOH on the selection and TOT training of dedicated master trainers within the state structure to facilitate and lead the training of frontline health workers through the coordination centre
    • Support SMOH to develop annual training plan and incorporation into the state AOP to ensure consistent funding for training
    • Provide technical support to SMOH in the development of AOP to ensure all identified gaps in the health system are strategically captured
    • In close collaboration with the advocacy team, support SMOH and SPHCMB in the adoption and institutionalization of CHIPS program and subsequent implementation at the selected LGAs
    • Update stakeholder contact information at the state level and targeted local government level for nutrition and health sector on a regular basis.
    • Develop health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH, supplies, technical capacities, information management and availability of policies/guidelines at state and health facility level

    Objective 2 - Support and strengthen community participation in health system:

    • Support government through the provision of technical assistance to identify the gaps in nutrition human resource.
    • Work with SMOH and SPHCDA to develop a human resource development plan based on the gap's analysis.
    • Provide TA to the State Committee on Food and Nutrition and support any initiative emanating thereof.
    • Support the implementation of the adapted BFHI policy at the state level and designation of targeted facilities as baby friendly.
    • Support Program Manager to organize workshops and meetings at state level in regards to HSS  
    • Actively participate in the development of a toolbox of nutrition interventions with costings to serve as a guide for States to implement nutrition programmes leveraging on opportunities
    • In close collaboration with Nutrition team organize nutrition and health media jingles and campaign towards increasing the visibility of national MIYCN SBCC strategy
    • Conduct a State Drivers of change (SDOC) assessment, to include a stakeholder and power mapping to provide the provisional listing of the networks and influencers to engage with in coordination with advocacy team
    • Provide TA to the team on Political Economy analysis (PEA) at the state level
    • Assess current funding for nutrition and health with the estimates from the 5 years costed multi–sectoral plans to identify the funding gaps in the state

    Objective 3 - Project Management:
    This position is responsible to support program Manager for budget planning, expenditure tracking related to HSS activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be:

    • Support MPM in developing HSS timeline
    • Support MPM in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS timelines and planning at different level
    • Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening and finalization process for HSS related positions
    • Ensure close collaboration with logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
    • Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects
    • Review and update budget planning including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with N/H project manager.
    • Maintain close collaboration with state MoH, primary health care agencies and LGA public health coordinators
    • Lead coordination with state government and non-government partners working in the targeted LGAs on a periodic basis in close coordination with Nutrition and Health Sector manager.

    Objective 4 - Follow up of the HSS action plan with AAH teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs:

    • Support LGAs in planning and budgeting for health and nutrition service delivery in reference to identified gaps.
    • With support from program manager, develop follow up mechanism and tools for tracking progress on the agreed HSS action plans
    • Organize periodic observation visits and update the follow-up tools
    • Engage with State HIS officers to follow up on the progress on reporting
    • Engage with all respective government counterpart such as SMoH, SPHCMB, Monitoring and Evaluation team (DHIS2 officers) during the follow-up and share with them the progress on a regular basis

    Objective 5-Information management, reporting and coordination:

    • Liaise with N/H teams and ensure that health facility matrix, 4W/5W are updated by the respective teams and archived.
    • Ensure that attendance sheet are used and maintained by the teams for on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and refresher trainings
    • Identify key progresses, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform N/H project manager
    • Closely coordinate with State/LGA representatives from SMoH and health care agencies responsible for service delivery for the targeted LGAs
    • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners
    • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forum at district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
    • Conduct regular meetings with other ACF sector or partners to discuss and document lessons learned
    • Regularly report and coordinate with line mangers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.

    Objective 6 -Performance Management:

    • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
    • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
    • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • State Program manager: Line manager
    • HSS Officer : Direct Line management
    • Field Co/Field manager: exchange of information
    • Nutrition and Health HoD : technical reference – technical support – exchange of information, coordination
    • Nutrition & Health sector manager & Advocacy team: regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
    • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
    • Other sectorial team; Exchange of information, coordination

    External:

    • SPHCDA, SMOH, SMBP:direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
    • LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/Nutrition or related field
    • Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • 4 years’ work experience in the development sector
    • Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure
    • Previous role at coordination/supervisory level is required
    • Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
    • Understanding of Nigeria political dynamics and structure is required

    Preferred:

    • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with Ministry of Health is preferable
    • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
    • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
    • Ability to understand and to interpret the nature of human behavior
    • Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation.

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    Health System Strengthening Officer

     

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Job Title: Full Time
    Start date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Health System Strengthening Manager
    Slot: 3 Openings

    Objective 1

    • Provision of support to strengthen the human resource for health

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support HSS manager to carry out health system assessment; diagnosis of health system in line with defined methodology and with technical support from Nutrition & Health HoD with the aim of identifying the gap in the targeted facilities, LGAs and state levels
    • Organise  and ensure dissemination of the finding from the assessment
    • Work closely with HSS manager to identify the best strategy toward centralization and coordination of training of frontline health workers on continues medical education at the state level
    • Actively participate at the selection of dedicated master trainers  and organise the TOT training in conjunction with HSS manager
    • Coordinate with nutrition and health sector manager to organise the training of frontline health workers
    • Work with HSS manager to provide support to SMOH towards development of annual training plan and incorporation into the state AOP to ensure consistent funding for training
    • Provide technical support to SMOH in the development of AOP to ensure all identified gaps in the health system are strategically captured
    • Work with the advocacy team to support SMOH and SPHCMB in the adoption and institutionalization of CHIPS program and subsequent implementation at the selected LGAs
    • Update stakeholder contact information at state level and targeted local and report to the HSS manager
    • Develop health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH, supplies, technical capacities, information management at the facility level and availability of policies/guidelines at state level
    • Liaise with Nutrition and Health service delivery team; Community Mobilization teams and keep them updated about the identified gaps on a regular basis.

    Objective 2

    • Support and strengthen community participation in health system

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Develop presentation on the LGA health governance structure with support from HSS Manager/N-H Project Manager for assigned LGA.
    • In close collaboration with Public Health Coordinators/Officers, collect available LGA level health plans, Budgets and share with line manager or MPM.
    • Provide required information to support development of health facility assessment, community assessment in liaison with Community Mobilization team.
    • Support HSS Manager to organize workshops and meetings at LGA level in regards to HSS planning, follow up meetings etc.
    • In collaboration with HSS manager, support the authorities at the selected LGAs to scale-up and strengthened Health Facility Management Committee (HFMC)  and Ward Development Committee to ensure ownership and sustainability of interventions at the ward level
    • Actively participate at the quarterly meeting with the HFMC and WDC
    • Lead and follow up the implementation of the adapted BFHI policy at the facility level and ensure designation of targeted facilities as baby friendly.

    Objective 3

    • Project Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support HSS Manager in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS LGA activity plans
    • Inform line manager about planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc. at LGA level well in advance. 
    • Inform transport planning/requirement to line manager for any particular activity at LGA level well in advance using predefined tools.
    • Review and update budget planning including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with line manager.
    • Maintain close collaboration with public health coordinators/officers and other partners in the assigned LGA

    Objective 4

    • Follow up of the HSS action plan with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Conduct periodic observation visits to health facilities and update the HSS action plan follow up tool
    • Draft summary report on the progresses made at LGA level, challenges and way forward and inform line manager on a monthly basis
    • Organize periodic meetings with health facility to update the health facility matrix on the pre-identified indicators (6 building blocks)
    • Directly engage with LGA HIS officers to ensure that DHIS2 reporting from all supported health facilities are completed in time
    • Inform line manager in case if there are need to engage with any state level health care department or agency for raising particular challenges at LGA level.

    Objective 5

    • Information management, reporting and coordination

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all training database for master trainers are collected from and archived with all necessary details
    • Identify key progresses, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform line manager
    • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners

    Objective 6

    • Performance Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes ; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
    • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
    • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • HSS Manager: Line manager
    • N/H sector Manager : Exchange of information
    • MPM/Field Co: exchange of information
    • Nutrition and Health HoD : technical support – exchange of information, coordination
    • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
    • Other sectorial team; Exchange of information, coordination

    External:

    • SPHCDA, SMOH,LGA Authority: direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine/public health/Nursing/nutrition

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • At least 1 years post NYSC experience in primary health care system;
    • Previous supervisory role is required will be added advantage
    • Fluency in spoken and written English language; Hausa language will be added advantage
    • Working knowledge of MS office.

    Preferred:

    • Work experience in humanitarian settings;
    • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with Ministry of Health is preferable;
    • Good understanding Nigeria public health structure
    • Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation at LGA level.

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    LGA Officer

     


    Location:
    Damaturu, Yobe
    Job Type: Full time
    Start date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager
    Slot: 3

    Tasks and Responsibilities
    Objective 1 - Facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change within the LGAs:

    • Facilitate technical assessments of WASH facilities and hygiene practices in communities
    • Provide technical assistance to the Project team in the assessment of  sanitation needs, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
    • Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms and those facilities are sustainable.
    • Assess hygiene practices and identify risky behaviours within the community and identify best hygiene promotion approach.
    • Facilitate selection and training of community hygiene promoters.
    • Liaise closely with the WASH Technical Officer throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities.
    • Work closely with community structures in building sustainability and ensuring the effective utilisation of WASH facilities.
    • Liaise closely with other sectors in the implementation of WASH activities.
    • Ensure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
    • Team with local Government and sectorial stakeholders/counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status.

    Objective 2 - To provide support to the facility/ community nutrition workers in the Project’s LGAs in implementing the nutrition interventions(Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral partners:

    • The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of CMAM and IYCF in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs
    • She/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.
    • Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
    • Work closely with lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community.
    • Take lead on the CMAM services at fixed and mobile outreach.
    • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
    • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
    • Ensure adequate availability of all medical and food supplies and ensure stock is pre-positioned as planned by discussing with logistics.
    • Through liaison with the community volunteers provide effective follow up of all cases: particularly tracing of children who are absent from the program, sick children, long stay children, children not gaining weight, and children with social problems...etc.
    • Provide key health and nutrition education messages to beneficiaries based on the protocol and guidelines.
    • Respond to inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the program admission and discharge whenever necessary.
    • The Food security and Livelihood Assistant will work with the FSL team and directly with the FSL Officers to ensure time delivery of project activities.

    Objective 3 - To facilitate effective and timely delivery of FSL project activities.

    • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
    • With support from the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
    • With support from the lead FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
    • Working closely with supervisees (Partner Field Assistants/enumerators) to ensure project/sector objectives are met per time across projects being supported.
    • With the support of FSL Coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
    • Work closely with the Programme Officer, Program Manager and other senior programme staff, to support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal ACF requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
    • Help in the identification and recruitment of community mobilisers and/or project volunteers
    • With support from the FSL officer and/or other senior programme staff, identify programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
    • With support from the Monitoring & Evaluation team, support the M & E plan implementation within the FSL projects, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and capacity build technical field staff in carrying out the work.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Nutrition Sector Manager: Direct supervisor.
    • Project Manager: Technical support and exchange of information and collaboration on financial and planning matters

    External:

    • Government and operational partners.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • BSc./HND Degree in Nutrition, Health, Nursing, Public Health or any related fields

    Skills & Experience:
    Essential:

    • Good understanding of the Local Language (Hausa/Kanuri)
    • Professionalism
    • Good organizer/planner
    • Sense of confidentiality
    • Sound Computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
    • Ability to manage and follow work plans
    • Good interpersonal skills  (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player)
    • Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs.

    Preferred:

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a public health related role.
    • Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred
    • Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated

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    Finance Manager

     

    Location: Damaturu,  Yobe
    Job type: Full time
    Start date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Operations Support Coordinator

    Objective 1-Consolidate the base accounts monthly:

    • Disseminating information about the accounting procedures of the base and ensuring that these procedures are respected 
    • The comprehensiveness and precision of entries and the correct budgetary charging of expenses
    • Ensure field books are close on monthly basis towards the end of the month
    • Timely forwarding of accounting information to the capital
    • Ensure that all Cash count & Bank Reconciliation are done at the month end for field books
    • Ensure that all accounting documentation is updated on daily basis & reconciles Bank Books, Cash Books
    • Review the field monthly accountancy to ensure correctness of account codes, budget lines and descriptions used and feedback is sent to all admins on accountancy
    • Prepare a detail report for Finance Coordinator on outstanding / prepaid advances if requested

    Objective 2-Responsible for base tax operation:

    • Ensure that the base is in compliance with in-country tax policies
    • Ensure monthly WHT is deducted from suppliers and recorded correctly in accountancy.
    • Ensure that proper documentation is filed for WHT on monthly basis.
    • Assist Finance Coordinator in ensuring a good Tax system is in place at the base.

    Objective 3: Contribute to grant financial management, donor compliance & budget analysis:

    • Support budget holders in developing their forecast and monitoring their lines
    • Receive & incorporating budget forecast in BFU.
    • Organize & lead monthly BFU meetings at the base & provide updates to Finance Coordinator for each grant
    • Monitor level of over/underspending per budget lines and provide feedback to Finance Coordinator
    • Inform the Finance Coordinator for any information which impact the grant financial status
    • Warning the Head of Finance Department and Field Coordinator of financial risks
    • Review donor guidelines and ensure flexibility is respected
    • Ensure proper filing of grants vouchers (review hard documents, review archiving process with the Capital finance team in close coordination with Finance Coordinator.

    Objective 4-Treasury forecast & cash management:

    • Implementing the cash management procedures on the base and ensuring they are respected
    • The availability and safe keeping of the necessary cash
    • Authorising and making payment for purchases falling within the monthly forecast of his/her base
    • Ensure timely & realistic forecast is sent to the capital
    • Meet program managers to ensure good forecast in line with spending plan
    • Ensure expenditures are in line with the forecast prepared, analyse discrepancy between cash and budget forecast and put in place corrective measures
    • With the help of Capital Finance Officer, monitor funds & ensure that there is a low balance towards end of the month
    • Ensure that the funds are requested accordingly as requested in the cash forecast.

    Objective 5-Capacity building for finance & Non-finance staff:

    • Work closely with finance team to build their capacity
    • Organize BFU & forecast meetings with all key staff (finance & Non-finance) to ensure the team is well trained on BFU & recognize the importance of BFU
    • To develop and conduct training for finance staff on accounting policies & tools at the base level
    • Identify the needs of finance staff training & arrange training sessions accordingly
    • Provide induction/briefing on accountancy to all field employees joining finance department
    • Conduct regular refresher trainings on accounting tools to new/existing finance staff on regular basis
    • Develop & share new tools with Finance Coordinator to improve mission accountancy quality & budget allocation.

    Objective 6 -Supervision & team management:

    • Supervise Finance Officer & Finance Assistant
    • Conducting performance appraisals and setting quarterly /yearly objectives of Finance Officer & Finance Assistant

    Objective 7 - Conduct internal audit:

    • Conduct internal Audit from time to time by using FAP “Financial Audit tool”
    • Share Audit report with Finance Coordinator with recommendations & action plan
    • Follow up on recommendations for improvement on regular basis

    Objective 8 - Management of fraud and corruption cases:

    • Alert on  suspicion of fraud and corruption through the appropriate channel
    • Identify  fraud and corruption cases  in the base
    • Sensitize the team on the management of fraud and corruption risks
    • Alert on  suspicion of fraud and corruption through the appropriate channel

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • Directly reporting to Operations Support Coordinator
    • Coordination with mission Finance Coordinator
    • Liaise with mission Finance team
    • Liaise with Abuja Log team
    • Liaise with Abuja HR team

    External:

    • Interaction with suppliers, banking and financial institution service providers, tax offices and other national authorities or institutions with which ACF has working relationships for administrative and financial needs at the base level.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's equivalent in Accounting/Finance: Master degree is a plus
    • ACCA or other Chartered Accountant Diplomas
    • 3 years of professional experience in finance with proven experience in team management

    Skills and Experience
    Essential:

    • Professionalism, honesty, reliability, autonomy & strong sense of responsibility
    •  Exceptional organization, time management, and attention to detail
    • Very good communication & training skills
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality
    • Strong computer skills particularly in MS Excel, literacy and numeracy
    • Fluent in English
    • Team player, flexible
    • Committed to ACF values
    • Capacity of analysis, synthesis and reporting
    • Strong accounting skills
    • Strong budget management skills
    • Team management & coordination skills

    Preferred:

    • Prior experience in NGOs/INGOs
    • Experience with SAGA accounting system
    • Previous experience working as an auditor
    • Previous knowledge of donors environment
    • Good analytical skills
    • Strong Excel skills

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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