Graduate Recruitment at Action Against Hunger Nigeria May 2016

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6 May, 2016

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Graduate Jobs in Nigeria

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.

Action Against Hunger is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nutrition Officer
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).


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

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition / 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 empathize with all beneficiaries and their carers
  • 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 a 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 behavior change
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches

Job Title: Payment Assistant
Position Overview

  • The Payment Assistant’s role will be largely limited to the management of Payment issues at the LGA level on project payment mechanism for greater project reporting and impact.

Specific Objectives:

  • Coordinate and follow-up on monthly beneficiary payments.
  • Management of beneficiary database at LGA level.
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant local forums and technical working groups where necessary.


  • Bachelor degree/HND in Information Management, Business Administrations & Sociology/Social Studies or Other relevant qualifications

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Minimum two years’ experience  working with donor funded programming
  • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software (e.g. Microsoft Access)
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for LGA team.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
  • Proven ability to manage large, multi-region data collection and analysis systems
  • Prior experience in overseeing contractual compliance
  • Demonstrated creativity in problem solving involving multiple stakeholders
  • Highly numerically articulate with a track record of data manipulation and use of spreadsheets and reporting systems.
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop others
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong communication, and interpersonal skills in English , Hausa and any local languages

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the setup of a 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 behavior change
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches.

Job Title: Cash Program Manager
Position Overview

  • Playing a key role in tackling the root causes of hunger through identifying market needs and applying ACF’s approach and activities through designing and implementing project plans.
  • You will develop the professional capacities of all ACF staff and foster strong relationships with the community.

Specific Objectives

  • Ensure ongoing context analysis with a focus on market assessment, risk analysis and strengthen the quality of Cash Based Interventions (CBIs).
  • Facilitate the integration of CBI with Nutrition and WASH programs interventions and ensure collaboration with support teams (Logistic, Administration Security management, Human Resources) and external actors.
  • Ensure effective management of FSL CASH and Vouchers program resources and staff.
  • Ensure Cash and Voucher program quality and accountability in link with the PQA/M&E unit where applicable.
  • Represent ACF externally with local authorities, donors and partner agencies.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Science/Bac+4 (or higher) in International Development, Economics,  Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Geography, Agriculture, Livestock or related studies
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in similar setting and responsibility
  • Minimum 2 years humanitarian experience

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Good communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Good team management and representation competencies
  • Training in cash/vouchers transfers programming
  • Knowledge of cash, market based, food assistance, agriculture, livestock or other livelihood based programming in humanitarian settings
  • Experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
  • Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of CBIs including food vouchers transfers programming and e-payments
  • Experience on Market Analysis (EMMA, MIFIRA, or another approach for market analysis) is an advantage
  • Skills on statistical software (SPSS, SPHINX, etc.)
  • Experience with major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures (ECHO/EC, OFDA/USAID, DFID, CIDA, WFP, etc.)

Job Title: Nutrition Deputy Program Manager
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


  • 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 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
  • 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 and IYCF programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience

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

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


  • 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. For example, “NUTRITION OFFICER-JIGAWA”.
  • 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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