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Action Against Hunger Vacancy Listing

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25 Jul, 2016

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant
Locations:
Borno, Jigawa, Yobe

Position Overview

  • The Nutrition Assistant will primarily be responsible for delivery and follow-up of training of key stakeholder on nutrition in link with the response in the respective states.
  • Presently and ongoing, the Program is working to provide over 2000 IDP and vulnerable host households with support to implement micro gardening in their settlements and camps, and 4750 IDP and vulnerable host households with food assistance, and nutrition behavior change communication training in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria.
  • This position will be responsible for implementing the nutrition behavior change activities

Specific Objectives

  • Undertake nutrition interventions at LGA level under the direction of the Nutrition Officer.
  • Collect information and data on nutrition at LGA level through screenings, surveys, and assessments.
  • 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).
  • Reporting.

Qualifications

  •  Diploma in a Nutrition or Community Based Programming or related field.

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 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 ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Good team spirit.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Locations:
Borno, Jigawa, Yobe

Position Overview

  • To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in planning, management, delivery, follow-up and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks).

Specific Objectives

  • Support the assigned LGA in nutrition related program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (IYCF, CMAM, MNCHWs and/or other as needed).
  • Regularly assess and build capacity of the LGA level personnel in designated health facilities.
  • Coordination with and support to LGA health office.
  • Strengthen technical and advocacy capacity at LGA level.
  • Management of community mobilization assistants and/or LGA level consultants.
  • Responsible for LGA level results and overall regular reporting, data analysis, communication and management aspects of the project (finance, logistics).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition ; graduate degree in a similar field a plus

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • First or Advanced Degree in Health / Public Health / Nutrition / Higher diploma or equivalent
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally IYCF, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Proven experience and ability in report writing
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their caregivers
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aims, values and principles
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and patience
  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the setup of an IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context
  • Experience with working with partners, including the government
  • Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behaviour change
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches.

 

Job Title: Nutrition Deputy Program Manager
Locations:
Borno, Jigawa, Yobe

Position Overview

  • 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 N-H 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 4 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
  • 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 and IYCF programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming

Application Deadline: Not Specified.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application by email to: [email protected]

Note

  • 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 – JIGAWA”.
  • 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.

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