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  • Posted on: 14 May, 2019 Deadline: 20 May, 2019
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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.

    Nutrition Officer

     

    Location: Damaturu, Yobe
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Represent Action Against Hunger and the program within the community

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Know and understand Action Against Hunger mandate, Humanitarian principals and the current program
    • With the program manager, develop coherent messages and pass them to the community about Action Against Hunger mandate, program objectives and approach.
    • Build trust between Action Against Hunger and the community.

    Objective 2

    • Health facility capacity assessments and profiling

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Conduct capacity assessment of health facilities: baseline, progress and end line and to come up with reports of the same.
    • Identify issues/problems and solutions as a result of the capacity assessment and progress assessment and in collaboration with the PM adequately implement solutions in order to resolve problems.

    Objective 3

    • Ensure community nutritional screening is functional and linking to health facilities

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Ensure the supervision and monitoring of the implementation of active screening activities
    • Assist in the supervision and monitoring of the implementation of home visits of beneficiaries by community actors for follow-up of non-respondents, defaulters and potential defaulters
    • In collaboration with the community volunteers and as needed the health facility staffs, mobilize the community for nutrition activities (detection of case, referral, follow-up
    • Support the community volunteers in the building up of the community mobilization network system in communities and follow-up implementation of  activities
    • Under the responsibility of the Deputy nutrition program manager identify key areas of training for the community actors
    • Inform the Program Manager of training needs

    Objective 4

    • Implement community health groups (CHGs) within the catchment population for each health facility targeted by the CMAM component

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Implement community health groups (according to methodology)
    • Ensure outlined participation in the CHGs by all registered participants.
    • Draw an action plan after every CHG session, and follow up this action plan at the beginning of the next session.
    • Involve community volunteers in the CHGs.
    • Follow up the community volunteers to make sure that they follow up the communities to achieve the set action plans after the public health sessions.
    • Listen to the community volunteers and give them any necessary support in the field and report this to the office.
    • Follow up the community volunteers and be sure that they are conducting CMAM activities

    Objective 5

    • Assist the PM work with the logistics and admin departments to plan, procure appropriate supplies and follow up community based activities

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Follow logistical purchasing procedures.
    • Ensuring correct budget lines are utilized as expected.
    • Ensure that the proper project codes are utilized
    • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials

    Objective 6

    • Identify training needs of Health workers and Community Volunteers attached to facilities as well as conducting theoretical trainings if necessary followed by On Job Training (OJT)

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Contact the key nutrition stakeholders and identify training needs in each facility/mobile clinic
    • Under the responsibility of the nutrition program manager identifies key areas of training for the health and nutrition actors
    • Conduct training to facilities on IMAM, IYCF, micronutrient supplementation as per the needs identified through capacity assessment.
    • Facilitate on the job training on all aspects of activities as per the proposal and to ensure that the health facility is able to move to the next phases of the project timeline.
    • Work with the health facility in charges, health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to identify properly and on time when the beneficiaries who must be transferred from the OTP to the stabilization centre or any major medical site for treatment and different branches of the programme. Ensure that the transfers are actually well done
    • Build the capacity of the health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to perform the appetite test for each potential OTP beneficiary and be sure that after the admission and consecutive visits.

    Objective 7

    • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Establish good Relationship with Community leaders
    • Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGOs)
    • Establish a good understanding of the program within the Community
    • Establish linked and meetings with the Community leaders and different group existing in the working area.

    Internal & External Relationships
    Internal:

    • Deputy Nut & Health Program Manager: hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information
    • Nutrition & Health  Program Manager: technical support
    • Nutrition Assistant: Supervisor

    External:

    • State Primary Health Care Agency (SPHCDA), State Nutrition Officer, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options.
    • LGA Team/HF team/CV: Training, supportive supervision, influence of choice on technical options

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Health, Nutrition, Nursing or related field. Higher level Degree preferred
    • Minimum 2 years work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.
    • He/she must have experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field
    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites
    • Capacity to supervise and coach health workers
    • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
    • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.

    Preferred:

    • Proficient in statistical and other softwares (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
    • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.
    • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa)
    • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
    • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.

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    Community Mobilization Assistant

     


    Location:
    Maiduguri, Borno State
    Starting date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Community Mobilization Officer

    Objective 1

    • Provide support to AAH PM to implement mobilization activities throughout the program implementation stages.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support the community mobilization officer to develop a community mobilization and sensitization strategy document for effective program delivery.
    • Support the community mobilization officer to implement the mobilization activities at LGA level in line with the work plan to adhere the deadlines.
    • To provide training, orientation to the target communities regarding, AAH, project, CRM, health and hygiene, FCS, HDDS, Nutrition and other mobilization activities part of the project and provide guideline and trainings to field assistants for effective community mobilization at the LGA level.
    • Support the community mobilization officer to identify methods of community mobilization that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and programs (FSL, Nutrition, WASH, NFIs, etc.)
    • Help to identify areas of cross-program linkages within AAH programs in assigned LGA to ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of AAH technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
    • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality input for lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc. for the FSL, WASH, Nut components of the program for training, mobilization and IEC material etc.
    • To assist the Community Mobilization officer, Nutrition Sector Manager and FSL Area Manager in preparing internal and external reports for AAH and the community, including case studies and success stories.

    Objective 2

    • Manage community mobilization field teams within sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all AAH mobilization, trainings and IEC material Building.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • In close coordination with community Mobilization officer, cash team and nutrition team in review and lead technical assessments, training manuals, design IEC material for AAH program.
    • To provide regular support to the program field team to implement the filed activities at community level.
    • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of line manager.
    • Will provide regular input for the tools based on findings at field level to ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
    • Assist in engaging stake holders at LGA level.

    Objective 3

    • Ensure tracking and reporting of activities under community mobilization of all two component of the program (cash transfer and Nutrition).

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Share reports and finding on daily basis to provide help in compilation of quality reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to supervisor for consolidation.
    • Share day to day challenges and will suggest mitigation to program team.
    • Assist the program Manager in reviewing community mobilization activities, budget and then follow up with Logistics and field assistants to ensure adherence to work plan.
    • Contribute to the timely submission of PRs, car/ staff movement plans on weekly basis.
    • Ensure that all program-related data and information shared is correct, updated, organized, properly documented and accessible to the supervisor.
    • Contribute to the systematic monitoring and evaluation of CM activities.
    • Contribute in developing biweekly report activity, progress reports for the program team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

    Objective 4

    • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Represent AAH with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders at LGA level with the consent of CM supervisor.
    • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the line manager.

    Internal & External Responsibilities
    Internal:

    • Community Mobilization Officer: Direct line management & reporting, technical oversight, coaching
    • LGA CM field assistants, direct supervisee.
    • Other Sector Managers (FSL, WASH, Nut): exchange of information on programs and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach).
    • Base log, Admin and Finance: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.

    External:

    • Participate in all Working Group meetings  (with the consent of line manager):
    • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with base admin &log and state supervisors/PMs/DPMs.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of National Diploma in Public Administration, Community Health Extension, Political Science, and Public Health, other related qualifications.
    • Minimum 1 years work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 years in conflict/insecure contexts.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites
    • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
    • Professional, motivated, creative, and, culturally sensitive.
    • Excellent team, communication and organization competencies.

    Preferred:

    • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
    • Fluency in English and Hausa
    • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
    • Resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within community
    • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Shuwa)
    • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. FSL, cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
    • Previous experience with AAH.
    • Report writing skills.

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    FSL Sector Manager

     


    Location
    : Maiduguri, Borno
    Job Type: Full Time
    Starting date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Area Manager

    Objective 1

    • Provide support to ACF’s FSL Area Manager in the implementation of the program.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee detailed planning and implementation of FSL and multi-sectoral cash transfer activities in collaboration with the PM and Area Coordinator’.
    • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, FSL, NFIs, etc.)
    • Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other ACF programs in MMC/Jere. Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
    • In close coordination with the M&E and field team, reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring activities, i.e. Baseline, PDM, Market, Monitoring, Price Monitoring end line, etc
    • Support program budget design and updates; oversee budget monitoring and cash projections
    • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc. for the FSL.
    • Assist the Area Manager in preparing Cash internal and external reports for ACF and the community, including case studies and success stories.

    Objective 2

    • Manage Field teams to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL/cash interventions.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • In close coordination with field staff; Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E of the cash program.
    • Assist FSL PM/AREA MANAGER /Area Manager in the development of project procurement and work plans of the field teams.
    • Conduct regular field visits, advice and provide regular technical support to the field-based program team.
    • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from Regional coordinator, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
    • Assist in recruiting, evaluating and coaching of program technical staff.

    Objective 3

    • Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under FSL/cash subsector.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Compile monthly FSL program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to PM for consolidation.
    • Review reports and gauge program progress against the logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and donor’s reporting standards.
    • Assist the FSL PM/AREA MANAGER in reviewing FSL program budget and then follow up with HR/ Area Coordinator to ensure adherence to the work plan.
    • Review with FSL PM/AREA MANAGER and validate procurement requests for FSL program needs before submission to the logistics department.
    • In coordination with the FSL PM/AREA MANAGER, follow up logistics requirements in coordination with the HR, Area Coordinator and Logistics Coordinator.
    • Ensure that all program-related data and information are correct and of high quality, updated, organized and accessible to the country program, HQ and other key stakeholders, and that lessons learnt and best practice are documented.
    • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.
    • Develop activity progress reports for the program team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

    Objective 4

    • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at the state level when required.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate with ACF and partner technical and support departments to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.
    • Represent ACF with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders.
    • Represent ACF at State Emergency Working groups (OCHA, INGO Consortium) when required by the Area Coordinator, FSL Coordinator and/FSL PM/AREA MANAGER. 
    • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the PM and the FSL Coordinator.

    Internal & External Relationships
    Internal:

    • FSL PM: hierarchical relationship.
    • FSL Head of Department/Deputy Head: technical guidance, technical support, coaching
    • Multisectorial Program Manager: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.
    • Other Project Managers/Sector Managers: Nut/FSL/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach).
    • Support department: collaboration and exchange of information.

    External:

    • Local authorities: communication, exchange of information in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the Multi-sectoral Program Manager.
    • Local Technical Coordination: lobbying, animation and leadership.
    • Other NGOs: partnerships and technical exchanges or sharing of experience.
    • Population and beneficiaries: definition of needs, targeting, communication and exchange of information.
    • Participate actively in Food Security Working Group, Cash Transfer Working Group, OCHA meetings, and INGO forum.
    • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo, Multisectorial PM, FSL PM and Other State Project Managers.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • 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.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
    • Previous experience with cash transfer programming.
    • 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 multispectral cash transfer programs (i.e. cash transfers or vouchers for nutrition, FSL, WASH, NFI, etc.)
    • Previous experience with ACF
    • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities.
    • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri.
    • Previous team management and activity planning experience.

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    Nutrition Assistant

     

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno
    Starting Date: As soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition officer

    Objective 1

    • Undertake nutrition interventions (porridge mum) under the direction of the Nutrition officer

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and training during community led Nutrition activities;
    • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of the porridge mum ( Infant Young Child Feeding (IYCF) activities, cooking demonstration, hygiene promotion and complementary feeding with the support from the Nutrition officer;
    • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the community.
    • Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition officer.
    • Implement detailed work plan for Nutrition team at MMC and Jere LGA level activities in collaboration with Nutrition officer, which will include all aspects of the program.

    Objective 2

    • Collect information and data on nutrition at field level through screenings, surveys, and assessments

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the nutritional situation in the area of intervention.
    • Collect the required information in the field to support an understanding of the evolution of the context.
    • Support the M&E team in data collection for screening or other nutrition-related assessments.
    • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities

    Objective 3

    • Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies.
    • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about IYCF with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
    • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with cash team, M&E team and other key stakeholders.
    • Facilitate good working relationship between government extension workers, IDPs and target Beneficiaries.

    Internal & External Responsibilities
    Internal:

    • Nutrition officer: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
    • Other technical teams: Exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination

    External:

    • Local governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Diploma in a Nutrition or Community-based Programming or related field.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • 1-year relevant work experience.
    • Experience in the Nutrition  and social approach – IYCF a plus
    • 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, Kanuri and English
    • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience with nutrition and health programming.
    • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and the local economy.
    • Previous experience with ACF.
    • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

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    Human Resources Assistant

     

    Location:  Monguno, Borno State
    Starting date: as soon as possible
    Direct Line Manager: HR Officer

    Objective 1

    • Provide support to the Base HR Officer in various aspects of the recruitment process

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Assist the base HR Officer in the collection and filing of documents to create complete recruitment files for all positions.
    • Support base HR Officer in shortlisting received applications as directed.
    • Schedule interviews and tests and support with logistics on the day of the interview.
    • Draft and post positions and circulate internal vacancies.

    Objective 2

    • Maintain timely and accurate information for all employees.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Prepare all new staff files and maintain the existing staff’s files.
    • Liaise with the employees and managers to ensure all required information is received in a timely manner.
    • Maintain a database of all staff information, documents, expiration dates, etc. and follow up with the appropriate people to get any missing documents or information.
    • Collect and submit the necessary documents for insurance enrollment and updating and ensure that staff have up-to-date insurance cards.
    • Provide administrative support for pension and salary account openings or changes.
    • Maintain all AAH communication boards as directed by the base HR Officer.
    • In liaison with the Base HR officer, track employee leaves and ensure that all necessary supporting documentation is kept on file.
    • Under the supervision of the Base HR Officer, receive, track and file all staff pay slips and time sheets correctly.

    Objective 3

    • Support the HR team in various aspects of the training and development of staff.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Support the base HR Officer in the planning and scheduling for new staff briefings
    • Assist the base HR Officer in the practical organization of training as requested
    • Assist in base HR Officer in the maintenance of training files

    Objective 4

    • Provide overall support to the HR Department.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Support in the implementation and application of the HR policy on the mission and provide advice and support to employees and managers.
    • Participate in elaborating projects related to national HR functioning.
    • Provide suggestions on how to improve HR functioning throughout the mission.
    • Assist in the circulation of HR department communications.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • HR Officer: Line management, exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
    • HR Coordinator: advisory role, exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
    • Logistics and Finance Departments: collaboration, coordination, and exchange of information
    • Abuja HR team: collaboration, coordination, and exchange of information
    • Program teams: support

    External:

    • Suppliers (newspaper advertising, etc.)
    • Job applicants

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management preferred; post-secondary diploma plus relevant experience also acceptable.

    Skills & Experience
    Essential:

    • Experience working in HR and/or administrative support positions, 1+ years.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment.
    • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, a strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently.
    • Able to maintain confidentiality.
    • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information

    Preferred:

    • Previous experience working for INGOs an asset, particularly health-related INGOs
    • Fluency in one or more National/regional languages an asset (Hausa / Kanuri)
    • Understanding of national labor law and employment norms/practices

    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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