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  • Posted on: 9 September, 2014 Deadline: 14 September, 2014
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    Cash Based Intervention (CBI) Officer

     

    Job Description:
    The Cash Based Intervention Officer will primarily be responsible for implementing and monitoring a cash delivery mechanism to replace lost assets and support small scale businesses for IDPs, and Non Food Item distribution (if feasible) of the Humanitarian multi-sectoral Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) program in Yobe state, Nigeria implemented by ACF and funded by USAID. The livelihood restoration sub sector aims to protect and restore the livelihoods of people affected by insurgency in Yobe State through the replacement or rehabilitation of pre-existing livelihood assets and inputs, through cash based interventions and capacity building to improve skills or production in new or pre-existing livelihood assets.

    Summary of Key Objectives

    •     Implement a cash transfer mechanism where population can receive, redeem and spend the transfer timely and safely within program objectives and ACF procedures
    •     Ensure that all activities are in compliance with ACF’s Cash Based Interventions Guidelines in coordination with Admin and logistics Department
    •     Ensure tracking and reporting on payments, generate distribution reports, and set up a complaint response mechanism (CRM)
    •     Capacity building and coaching of field staff in the cash transfer mechanism and livelihood restoration activities
    •     Provide support to FSL Deputy Program Manager and RRM Specialist in program implementation.

    Qualifications & Essential Skills

    •     Degree in management / administration related studies e.g. business, economics, and technology
    •     Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    •     Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
    •     Previous experience in cash transfer programming
    •     Three years relevant work experience
    •     Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word, Access).
    •     Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    •     Fluency in Hausa and English
    •     Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

    Preferred

    •     Previous experience in market assessments, baseline and end line surveys, post distribution monitoring, and evaluation.
    •     Previous experience in implementing cash transfers, cash for work, or voucher programs, preferably in a humanitarian or emergency context
    •     Previous experience with ACF

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    Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Field Assistant

     

    Job Description:
    The FSL field assistant will be directly under the supervision of the FSL Supervisor. He/ She will be responsible for management and implementation of the Humanitarian multi-sectoral Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) food security and livelihoods programming at community (LGA) level.

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    •     Objective 1: Undertake food security & livelihood interventions (cash based and livelihood restoration) at LGA level under the direction of the FSL Supervisor
    •     Objective 2: Collect information and data on food security at LGA level through surveys, assessments and regular post distribution monitoring of beneficiary households
    •     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)

    Qualifications & Essential Skills:

    •     Diploma in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies e.t.c
    •     Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
    •     Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    •     Good team spirit
    •     1 year relevant work experience
    •     Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
    •     Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    •     Fluency in Hausa and English

    Preferred

    •     Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming
    •     Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    •     Previous experience with ACF
    •     Previous humanitarian programming experience

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    Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) DPM

     

    Job Description:
    The Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager will primarily be responsible for implementing the Livelihood sub sector of the Humanitarian multi-sectorial rapid response mechanism (RRM) program in Yobe state, Nigeria implemented by ACF and funded by USAID. Livelihood restoration sub sector aims to protect and restore livelihoods of people affected by insurgency in Yobe State through the replacement or rehabilitation of pre-existing livelihood assets and inputs, through cash based interventions and the capacity building to improve skills or production in pre-existing livelihood assets.

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    •     Provide support to the ACF’s RRM Specialist to implement the program successfully, harmonizing and developing technical approach, and ensuring that the technical standards, guidelines and methodologies developed are applied.
    •     Manage field teams within food security & livelihoods sub sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL interventions.
    •     Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under Livelihood subsector.
    •     Recruitment, capacity building and coaching of field staff within livelihood sub sector.
    •     Provide support to FSL Coordinator to implement FSL strategy.

    Qualifications & Essential Skills

    •     Degree in FSL related studies e.g. agro-economy, natural resource management, anthropology, etc.
    •     Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    •     Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
    •     Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
    •     Three years relevant work experience
    •     Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
    •     Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    •     Fluency in Hausa and English
    •     Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

    Preferred

    •     Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
    •     Previous experience with ACF
    •     Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

     

    Job Description:
    The M&E Assistant will be directly under the supervision of the M&E Technical Adviser. He/ She will be responsible for data gathering, collation and reporting activities of the Humanitarian multi-sectoral Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) program at community (LGA) level. The incumbent will assist in tracking progress of key indicators and provide timely report to the M&E Technical Advisor.

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    •     Collect qualitative and quantitative information and program data at LGA level through surveys, assessments, post distribution monitoring, and regular market monitoring
    •     Support in collating and analyzing monitoring data, as well as report on findings from monitoring activities
    •     Represent the organization when dealing with partners and beneficiaries at LGA level
    •     Work with programme teams to ensure that information relating to ACF and program activities is shared widely within LGAs and provide for beneficiary feedback in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks

    Qualifications & Essential Skills:

    •     Diploma in Economics, Rural Development, Business, Administration, statistics, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects
    •     Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles
    •     Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    •     Good team spirit
    •     1 year M&E related work experience
    •     Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
    •     Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
    •     Fluency in Hausa and English
    •     Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing

    Preferred

    •     Previous M&E experience
    •     Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    •     Previous experience with ACF
    •     Previous humanitarian programming experience

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    Monitoring & Evaluation Technical Advisor

     

    Job Description:
    The M&E Technical Adviser will be primarily responsible for leading data gathering, collation and reporting activities of the Humanitarian multi-sectoral Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) program in Yobe state, Nigeria implemented by ACF and funded by USAID. The incumbent will develop and implement clear and practical M&E plans for the program by ensuring that programme indicators, monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized. He/she will also track progress of key indicators and provide timely report to the RRM Specialist.

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    •     Lead the collection, compilation, analysis and reporting of qualitative and quantitative program data throughout Yobe State.
    •     Situation and programme analysis - Support program staff (through regular meetings and on the job support/coaching) to gather, collate, and analyse monitoring data, as well as to report on findings from monitoring activities
    •     Represent the organization when dealing with partners and explain M&E process to relevant stakeholders as appropriate
    •     Support Accountability, communications and training - Work with programme teams to ensure that information relating to ACF and program activities is shared widely within project area communities and provide for their participation, feedback and capitalization in line with relevant guidelines and frameworks

    Qualifications & Essential Skills:

    •     Degree in Economics, Rural Development, Business, Administration, statistics, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects
    •     Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive;
    •     Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies;
    •     Excellent verbal and written skills in English and local language (Hausa);
    •     A Minimum of 3 years M&E related work experience;
    •     Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles;
    •     Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing;
    •     Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages;
    •     Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.

    Preferred

    •     Experience in community development programming, preferably in food security, livelihoods or WASH;
    •     Experience in statistical analysis;
    •     Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies;
    •     Knowledge of project cycle management;
    •     Experience in monitoring and reporting.

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    Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Supervisor

     

    Job Description:
    The Food Security Livelihoods (FSL) Supervisor will primarily be responsible for directly managing field assistants implementing livelihood activities of the Livelihood sub sector of the Humanitarian multi-sectorial rapid response mechanism (RRM) program in Yobe state, Nigeria implemented by ACF and funded by USAID. Livelihood restoration sub sector aims to protect and restore livelihoods of people affected by insurgency in Yobe State through the replacement or rehabilitation of pre-existing livelihood assets and inputs, through cash based interventions and the capacity building to improve skills or production in pre-existing livelihood assets.

    Summary of Key Objectives:

    •     Provide support to the FSL Deputy Program Manager to implement the program successfully, harmonizing and developing technical approach, and ensuring that the technical standards, guidelines and methodologies developed are applied.
    •     Supervise field project team within food security & livelihoods sub sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL interventions.
    •     Liaise with the CBI officer to ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under Livelihood subsector.
    •     Participate in technical recruitment and training of the project field team.
    •     Provide support to FSL DPM and RRM Specialist to implement FSL strategy, and make recommendations for improving the project according to activity results.

    Qualifications & Essential Skills:

    •     Degree in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies e.t.c
    •     Capacity to supervise a team
    •     Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    •     Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
    •     Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
    •     Three years relevant work experience
    •     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 and English
    •     Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

    Preferred

    •     Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
    •     Previous team management and activity planning experience
    •     Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
    •     Previous experience with ACF
    •     Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA)
    •     Analytical capacity

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV together with their Cover Letter as an email attachment to the following email address to: recruitment.ng@acf-international.org Applicants should indicate in the subject title of their forwarding mail, the title of the position they are applying for.

    Note: Please do not attach your certificates to the application email. Any application received after Sunday, 14th September 2014 will not be considered.

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