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

WASH TECHNICAL OFFICER

DUTY STATION:   

Maiduguri, Borno State
Damaturu, Yobe State

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The WASH Technical Officer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH Emergency Response Program Manager, accountable for professional technical contribution to drilling and construction of the WASH project activities within the framework of the emergency response program in Northeast, Nigeria.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Overall supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical designs and bills of quantities.
Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners.
Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in water engineering, hydrology, civil engineering, and other related fields.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
Three years relevant work experience
Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, 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 AAH mission, values and policy

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector .
Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
Previous experience with AAH.

HR ASSISTANT

DUTY STATION:
Damaturu, Yobe State

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Base Human Resources Officer, the HR Assistant will support the HR Department in achieving its core objectives in ensuring National staff are recruited, developed and managed in a strategic, proactive manner to ensure the mission’s human resource requirements for programs and support positions. Ensure national staff benefits, data and information administration are carried out effectively, in close coordination with supervisors/managers and administrators at all bases. Ensure smooth delivery of internal services to employee and also ensuring the management team is supported with all administrative tasks related to both national and international staff.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
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 and follow up with the appropriate people to get any missing documents or information.
Support tracking and following up all expatriate visas, work permits and stay permits as required.
Liaise with Administration HR officer in Abuja to provide timely information regarding visa expiration or travelling.
Support the base HR Officer in the planning and scheduling for new staff briefings.
Assist the base HR Officer in the practical organization of trainings as requested.
Assist in base HR Officer in the maintenance of training files.
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

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management preferred, relevant experience also acceptable.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
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, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
Able to maintain confidentiality.
Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information

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

COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ASSISTANT


Duty Station: Damaturu, Yobe State

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The position specifically involves carrying out training/mobilizing/organizing activities, communicating the mission’s activities and objectives to partners and implementing security plan.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Identify existing local capacities in the villages (link persons).
Prepare necessary teaching material for sessions.
Organize training sessions with various communities in coordination with the other field team.
Apply defined methodologies (development, duration, number of participants etc.).
Organize the training sessions and check lessons learnt.
Propose possible improvements.
Collect and report any new security information, incident or any change of the context to the LGA Officer/ Deputy Program Manager.
Respect the security guidelines as set in the program security plan.
Explain the project’s activities and objectives to the partners and the population;
Represent the Organization in meetings with the beneficiaries.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Lower High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent or professional experience.
Priority will be given to locals (Especially Hausa and English).

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Capacity to communicate with people
Teaching skills, Good team spirit - Good knowledge of the area and local customs – Autonomy - Knowledge of the local languages

NUTRITION OFFICER

DUTY STATION:   
  Damaturu, Yobe State

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Nutrition Program Manager (DPM) the incumbent will be part of the team implementing Nutrition activities at community level. The support will be focus on implementation of active case findings in selected communities.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

Direct supervision of technical work of nutrition assistants at community level. Ensure frequent visits to various program location to monitor implementation of activities.
Oversee community volunteers on MUAC screening and referrals.
Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the state and within ACF.
Ensure all Nutrition interventions are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols.
Participate in monthly planning meetings to review implementation progress and support the nutrition assistants in development of their monthly schedules
Collaborate with all other ACF department and sectors to ensure the integration of project activities.
Collaborate with other partner, MOH, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working within various communities.
Ensure  logistical purchasing procedures are followed whenever delegated
Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials
Ensure that documentation is properly done for all items distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and  supply request order)
Provide reports according based on program manager and DPM requirements (Bi - weekly updates, success stories, case studies etc.)
Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community as needed and/or requested
Work closely with the DPM and M&E team to ensure accurate data entry.
Support and build the capacity of nutrition assistants in the compilation, preparation and submission of accurate and timely nutrition reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition, nursing or related field.  Masters degree level degree preferred.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies
Fluency in Hausa and English.
Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
Experience in humanitarian PQA or M & E
Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation
Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams
Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems
Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming
Previous experience in CMAM and IYCF programming previous experience with ACF.

CASH ASSISTANT

DUTY STATION:   
  Maiduguri, Borno State

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Cash LGA Assistant will be responsible for the management and implementation of the Cash and Voucher funded
project to Improving Food Access and Nutrition for Vulnerable Displaced and Host Populations Programme in North-
Eastern Nigeria at the community (LGA) level directly under the supervision of the Cash Officer. The Cash and Voucher
program will support vulnerable host population with unconditional cash transfers and nutrition behavior change
communication training in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in
Northern Nigeria.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of unconditional cash transfers planned  activities with the support from the Cash Officer
Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Cash Officer.
Implement detailed work plan for FSL team at LGA level activities in collaboration with stakeholders and Cash Officer.
Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses
Participate in the registration and distribution of beneficiary ID cards and / vouchers,
Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities
Mobilization and awareness raising about AAH mission, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)
Facilitate good working relationship between government extension workers and target beneficiaries.
Support the Cash Officer in ensuring beneficiaries’ access to the provider and guarantee protection and gender sensitivity in the field.

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in Accounting related field e.g. Accounting, Business management Development Studies etc.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
1 year relevant work experience.
Experience in the Banking, Cash Management and social approach.
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.
Good team spirit,

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience with FSL, Cash programming.
Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
Previous experience with ACF.
Previous humanitarian programming experience.

NUTRITION DEPUTY PROGRAM MANAGER

Duty Station: 
   Damaturu, Yobe State

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Following the direction of the Multi sectoral Programme Manager and with technical support of Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs.
The Nut DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission.
Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors.
Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area.
Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including staff career plan development).
Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Degree in Medicine or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts  + minimum 3 years of work experience.
Essential Skills and Experience:
 Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri.
Ability to analyse and synthesize information.
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 and self-learner;
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.
Experience in working with CMAM, Care Group Model, BCC and IYCF programming.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Experience within International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming.

WASH TECHNICAL ASSISTANT

DUTY STATION:
     Maiduguri, Borno State
                  Damaturu, Yobe State

POSITION OVERVIEW
The WASH Technical assistant will be working under the supervision of the WASH Technical Officer. He/she will assist the WASH Technical officer in data collection and supervision of construction and rehabilitation of Water and sanitation related activities (water points, latrines, incinerators, and others).

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
Provide assistance to the WASH Technical Officer to assess water and sanitation needs in the communities.
Participate in technical assessments, data collection, technical surveys
Assist the WASH Technical Officer in community selection and mobilizing them to participate during construction and or rehabilitation of water and sanitation activities
Assist the WASH Technical Officer in the supervision of contractors, and or daily workers throughout construction and/or rehabilitation activities.
Assist the WASH Technical Officer in the process of handing over constructed and or rehabilitated facilities to communities and local government water & sanitation focal person.
Assist the WASH Technical officer in preparing and conducting relevant technical trainings to community member (WASH management committee).
Assist the WASH Technical Officer to do regular assessment and on-field support and training to help the WASH Management committee and the community to reinforce their technical competences.

QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma or certificate in water sanitation, facilities construction or other related fields.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
The WASH Technical Assistant should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities
The WASH Technical Assistant is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter.
Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
Motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
Two years relevant work experience.
Basic computer skills.
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 SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
Previous experience with ACF.

MONITORING & EVALUATION OFFICER
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The M&E Officer will be primarily responsible for leading data gathering, collation and reporting activities to ensure the quality and accountability of the programs implemented by ACF in Northern Nigeria. Under the direction of the M&E Deputy Program Manager and in collaboration with the Project Manager, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear and practical M&E plans for the program by ensuring program 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 his/her manager.

TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit their application by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.org

To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “Nutrition Deputy program Manager -Maiduguri”. 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

DUE DATE: 18 May, 2017

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