Action Against Hunger New Employment Opportunities [5 Positions]

Posted on :

19 Oct, 2017

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NGO Jobs in Nigeria

Action Against Hunger 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 positions below:

Job Title: Community Mobilization Assistant
 Damasak, Borno
Slot: 6
Job Summary

  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will be based in Damasak, Borno state and report to the Community Mobilization Officer.
  • The Community Mobilization Assistant will work with the Community Mobilization Officer to implement community mobilization for conflict affected populations in Damasak (resilence and recovery) project.

The task and responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

  • Support the implementation of the mobilization activities at LGA level in line with the work plan to adhere the deadlines.
  • To coordinate with LGA officials to share plan and implementation of the community mobilization activities.
  • Provide assistance in training, orientation to the target communities regarding the mission’s project, health and hygiene, Nutrition and other mobilization activities based on project requirements.
  • Provide inputs for the tools based on findings at field level to ensure technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
  • Assist in engaging stake holders at LGA level.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality input for lessons learnt, best practices, evaluations.
  • Supervision of community mobilization field teams (community volunteers, daily hired staff) within sector to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all Action against Hunger mobilization, trainings and IEC material building.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of higher national diploma in Health Education or related field and previous experience in hygiene promotion and community mobilization preferably.
  • The ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
  • Have the willingness and capacity to be flexible.
  • Be proficient in English and Hausa.


Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
 Maiduguri/Monguno, Borno
Slot: 2 
Job Summary

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Officers be based in Maiduguri/Monguno, Borno State and report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Deputy Project Manager.
  • The M & E Officer will be primarily be responsible for data gathering, collation and reporting activities to ensure the quality and accountability of projects implemented by Action Against Hunger in Northern Nigeria.

The major tasks includes but are not limited to;

  • 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.
  • Track progress of key indicators and provide timely report to his/her manager. The task and responsibilities include but are not limited to;
  • Supporting the M&E team in the pilot data collection and integration of findings by providing feedback to the M & E Deputy Project Manager.
  • Review and develop M & E systems for new projects, lead on the implementation of qualitative and participatory tools, including focus group discussions.
  • Work closely with the team and other project team to ensure timely and quality data entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • Regular field visits and monitor the design and execution of surveys with other assessments.
  • Representation of Action Against Hunger activities relating to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and reporting when required.

The successful candidate will;

  • Have a minimum of bachelors degree in Economics, international development, statistics, public health, demography or related subject, with previous experience in a similar field/ working in humanitarian projects.
  • Have experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Have strong experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH.
  • Have strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Have excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages
  • Be willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited
  • Be fluent in English and Hausa (both written and spoken skills).
  • Have experience in statistical analysis with participatory fieldwork methodologies.


Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer
Damasak, Borno
Slot: 3
Job Summary

  • The Community Mobilization Officer will be based in Damasak, Borno state and report to the Food, Security and Livelihood Deputy Project Manager.
  • The Community Mobilization Officer will implement community based program focusing on key project objectives and ensuring all modalities that lead to project sustainability are well developed and validated.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Design a work plan and approaches towards rebuilding the community assets in a bid to promote early recovery.
  • Regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at state level when required and also track, report and map all activities under community mobilization.
  • Assist in the supervision and monitoring of the implementation of home visits of beneficiaries by community actors for follow-up of non-respondents, defaulters and potential defaulters.
  • Mobilize the community for nutrition activities (detection of case, referral, follow-up).  Active screening in phase one of the project and implementing passive screening in the second phase of the project.
  • Building community mobilization network system within communities and follow-up implementation of activities.
  • Develop the project exit strategy procedure and communicate its content to all the stake holders.
  • Promote good community relationship to facilitate project acceptability and community participation in relevant activities.
  • Follow up with the local traditional leaders and community volunteers to ensure compliance with the set action plans and rules for the community work.

The successful candidate will have;

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in Health Information/Health Education and other related qualifications with at least 2 years experience within the humanitarian sector.
  • Experience in food security and livelihood programming and community mobilization.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible, supervise and coach community volunteers.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Ability to speak English and Hausa.
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy.
  • To be resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within the community.
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e.  FSL, cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).


Job Title: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Project Manager
: Damasak, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Job Summary

  • The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Deputy Program Manager will be based in Damasak, Borno State and support the FSL Project manager in managing and implementing the French Embassy (Resilience and recovery through cash for assets for conflict affected populations in Damasak) project in North-Eastern Nigeria. Through early recovery CFW to the vulnerable IDP and host community households in order to improve nutrition security and assist livelihoods recovery in Northern Nigeria

The specific objectives includes but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementation of FSL Cash for assets activities in collaboration with the FSL PM and technical support team
  • Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of Action Against Hunger technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines
  • In close coordination with the M&E and field team, reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring activities, i.e. baseline, PDM, endline activity tracking and continues monitoring.
  • Lead the implementation of French Embassy project (Resilience and recovery through cash for assets for conflict affected populations in Damasak)
  • Larger systems support suitable for livelihoods group linkage within the project locations and foster linkages with the identified support systems in a bid to ensure project sustainability.
  • Support the FSL Project manager in engaging communities and livelihoods groups in identifying community assets and related livelihoods recovery through participatory approach and joint mapping and prioritization according to the program design.
  • induction of project team and project volunteers including briefing on all relevant components of the project according to the mission’s principles.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in FSL related studies e.g. Agro-economy, Natural Resource Management, Anthropology, Disaster Risk Management etc. Higher level degree will be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts as well as FSL related program and managing inteventions (cash base transfer, IGA, agriculture/livelihoods)
  • Have experience in implementing programs on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, SIDA) funded activities.
  • Possess excellent team management skills, budget and project management and representation competencies.
  • Be willing to travel regularly to remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Have excellent Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Be fluent in Kanuri and English.


Job Title: Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Project Manager
Damasak, Borno
Job Summary

  • The Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Project Manager will be based in Damasak, Borno State and report to the Field Coordinator.
  • The FSL Project Manager is responsible for leading the implementation and completion of Project (Recovery of livelihoods and resilience building of conflict affected populations in Damasak LGA Borno State) throughout all its different phases as well as the appropriate management of its specific scope, schedule, resources, quality, risks, representation, coordination and contractual requirements.

The specific objectives includes but are not limited to:

  • Finalize and manage the update and implementation of the detailed Project(s) Implementation Plan (PIP).
  • Develop detailed monthly/weekly implementation plans to achieve the activities in the PIP.
  • Manage the Project(s) Scope Documents (PSDs) such as Project Procurement plan, Monitoring and evaluation plan, Work Breakdown Structure, etc. as well as ensuring regular update of these documents in order to maintain a strong record of the project(s).
  • Develop, document and work as per designs, tools, implementation modalities and guidelines.
  • Identify program implementation modalities with focus on context based setting of cash delivery mechanism, appropriateness  that will enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs
  • Develop a data collection and entry plan with tools and timeline integrated into the PSDs and PIPs in line with the Mission M&E structure and strategy.
  • Manage and monitor data collection and entry in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Track the progress of activities and outcomes as well as tracking relevant project indicators.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Social Sciences, Health/Nutrition, Development or other related field with project cycle management experience at a senior level for at least 2 years in an INGO.
  • Excellent management, organizational, motivational and leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming.
  • Excellent written and spoke English with experience in managing medium to large-sized teams.
  • Capacity to analyze complex information and producing creative solutions.
  • Experience in general food distribution and blanket supplementary feeding programs
  • Experience with donors reporting and regulations including emergency responses.
  • Experience and flexibility with complex/large organizational structures and good knowledge of the humanitarian architecture and transformative agenda
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing and donor reporting.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  23rd October, 2017.

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