Action Against Hunger | ACF-International Job Vacancies, March 2017

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: LGA Officer
Location
: Damaturu, Yobe State
Position Overview

  • The LGA officer will directly report to the Distribution Deputy Project Manager and will play a key role in implementing AAH Food Aid project in Yobe state North-Eastern Nigeria.
  • The LGA Officer is responsible for running and supervising all GFD & BSFP activities at all stages of the project management cycle.
  • He/she will ensures the project team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations.

Specific Objectives

  • Support the Deputy Project Manager in detail planning and implementation of GFD and BSF distribution and related FSL activities in coordination with other sectors.
  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, BSFP and NFIs, etc.)
  • Supervise the technical work of the FSL team at all the locations of the project activities in LGA and surrounding communities.
  • Together with the FSL team co-lead in monthly planning meetings with the FSL staff to review program implementation progress
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of community mobilization activities and document all findings for further improvement.
  • Contribution in preparation of weekly movement plan according to the weekly team planning
  • Review activity reports of the LGA assistants and provide necessary feedback to the DPM
  • Ensure continuity of program learning through documentation of lessons learnt, best practices and success stories
  • Ensure coordination and proper linkages are established between AAH and other agencies, through inter agency coordination’s and community sensitization
  • Assist the Distribution DPM for the implementation of capacity building activities through on job training (OJT), mentorship and couching.
  • Organizing and leading meetings with the FSL team and individual staff members
  • Create and supervise implementation of action plans for individual team members

Qualifications

  • Higher Diploma/Bachelors in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics and extension services or equivalent in a field related to food security and livelihoods in emergency context, B.Sc. Social sciences, 1 year of work experience
  • Practical demonstration of the use of excel and Microsoft word

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive
  • Human resource management experience, leadership and motivation/training skills
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
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Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Experience with EXCEL and MICROSOFT WORD

Job Title: Deputy Program Manager – Distribution
Location:
Damaturu, Yobe
Position Overview

  • The Distribution Deputy Program Manager will directly report to the Distribution/FSL Program Manager and wil play a key role in implementing AAH Food Aid project in Yobe State North-Eastern Nigeria.
  • The Distribution Deputy Program Manager is responsible for running and supervising all implementing activities at all stages of the project management cycle.
  • He/she will ensures the field team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations.

Specific Objectives

  • Oversee detailed planning and implementation of general food distribution (GFD)/ BSFP and related  project activities in coordination with other sectors
  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, BSFP and NFIs, etc.)
  • Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines
  • Supervise the technical work of the FSL team at all the locations of the project activities in Yobe and surrounding communities.
  • Ensure coordination and proper linkages are established between AAH and other agencies,  through inter agency coordination’s and community sensitization
  • Assist the FSL/ Distribution program manager for the implementation of capacity building activities through on job training (OJT), mentorship and couching.
  • Support the team to supervise community promotion and awareness session on all plan activities
  • In collaboration with the PM prepare progress reports, donor reports, proposals, project procurement plan and contribute to assessment reports
  • Compile weekly updates, monthly and training reports and ensure timely submission of such written reports   to the PM
  • Validate activity reports from the distribution officers on each distribution activity before sharing
  • Review activity reports of the distribution officers and  assistants and  provide necessary feedback
  • Organizing and leading meetings with the FSL team and individual staff members
  • Create and supervise implementation of action plans for individual team members
  • Lead and support the project team members in the organization and coordination of their work
  • Coordinates with the other FSL partners and other stakeholders at the state and LGA level
  • Oversees the coordination of all the components of the food security and livelihoods program in collaboration with the PM
  • Collaborate with the  other officers of the other departments  by sharing of updates and planning joint movement plans and implementation of activities where feasible
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Qualifications

  • A Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics and Extension Services or equivalent in a field related Food Security and livelihoods in emergency context.
  • 2 years of work experiences.
  • Practical demonstration of the use of excel and Microsoft word

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information.
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
  • Human resource management experience, leadership and motivation/training skills.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management.
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience managing multispectral cash transfer program s(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.

Note

  • Also note that applications will be processed on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
  • Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV’s to: recruitment.ng@acf-international.org with the Job Position they applying for e,g “Distribution Deputy Program Manager – Yobe”  as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline: 31st March, 2017.

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