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Jobs at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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.


     Maiduguri, Borno State


Following the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition & health 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 DPM ensures the Nutrition & Health team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations.
The Nutrition Deputy Program Manager 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

Provide support to the Program Manager and the Nutrition spe...t to implement the program successfully.
To establish and supervise the grant’s nutrition (porridge mum components) of the cash transfer program.
To coordinate activities within ACF, SMOH and between partners in project area.
To ensure adequate reporting and documentation of all related nutrition activities.
Training and managing the program team in collaboration with Cash PM and RRE.
Contribute pro-actively to participate in HR management (including staff career plan development).
Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication.

Bachelors Degree or Higher Diploma in 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 experiences.
Essential Skills and Experience
Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri
Ability to analyse and synthesize information
Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
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.
Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF Complementary feeding programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
 Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
Experience with Social Behavior Change Programming.

Duty Station:
    Maiduguri, Borno State

The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager will primarily be responsible for managing and implementing the SIDA funded Project in North-Eastern Nigeria, and will Emergency Assistance for Affected Populations in Borno state, North Eastern Nigeria, 2016-2017. Through early recovery CfW IGA and seed Voucer activities to vulnerable IDP and host community households in order to improve nutrition security and assist livelihoods recovery in Northern Nigeria.
Specific Objectives:
Provide support to the Emergency Program Manager (EPM) in implementing the FFP program.
Manage the field team 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 food security & livelihood subsector.
Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required.
Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, NFIs, etc.)
Assist the Multi-Sectorial PM in the development of project procurement and work plans of the FSL gardening component of the program.
Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.

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.

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 English
Commitment to ACF missi


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
Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri.

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to
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: 16 May, 2017


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