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Graduate And Experienced Job Positions At Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Date Posted: 13/Mar/2017
Deadline: 17/Mar/2017

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.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State

Position Overview: 
The M&E Assistant will be directly under the supervision of the M&E Technical Adviser. He/ She will be responsible for data gathering, collation and reporting activities of the Humanitarian multi-sectoral Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) program at community (LGA) level. The incumbent will assist in tracking progress of key indicators and provide timely report to the M&E Officer. The M&E Assistant provides support to the M&E Officer and M&E DPM in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program by managing data and facilitating program implementation monitoring at LGA level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the M&E Officer and DPM

Specific Objectives: 

  • Quantify methods and identify data sources for program performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with respective program component teams (WASH & FSL).
  • Assist in conducting project baseline, end line and progress surveys, ensuring appropriate sample size and sampling survey methods, data collection procedures, and data verification through periodic site visits.
  • Ensure proper monitoring of implementation of the program, focusing on overall M&E framework of the program at LGA level.
  • Present and analyze data based on information needs of project team and partners and support in data base management.
  • Complete and submit monthly report.
  • Under guidance of M&E Officer work in a close collaboration with the FSL & DPM program team in the LGA (whenever required) for resolving complex programme-related issues and information delivery.
  •  Collaborate with government partners to ensure the smooth implementation of the program delivery.
  • Assist the FSL & WASH program team in terms of selecting the beneficiaries of NFI & Cash Transfer as per the established procedure.
  • Assist the FSL & WASH program team in selecting the Community Volunteers to facilitate the process of beneficiaries’ selection.
  • Monitor the progress of disseminating the ACF Principles within the beneficiaries’ community by the program team.

Qualifications: 
Bachelors in Economics, Rural Development, Business, Administration, statistics, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 1 year M&E related work experience
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing (Mobile Data Collection a strong advantage)
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships and team spirit, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • 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

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •  Previous  M&E experience.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State
Deadline:     20th March 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

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 that 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.

Specific Objectives:  
Support the operationalization of M&E systems on ACF projects to ensure compliance with donor and ACF M&E standards. Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities, and reporting. Document and promote good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities. Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups at State level.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Economics, international development, statistics, public health, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability of humanitarian or development programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standards
  • Experience with mobile data collection (preferred)
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills)

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years M&E related work experience
  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Strong interpersonal and community norms understanding
  • Experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH
  • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms
  • Experience in statistical analysis
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies

 

 

Data Assistant

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State

Specific Objectives: 

  • Collection and Organization of Data.
  • Implementation of Information Management and Reporting Tools at the LGAs level.
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant local forums and technical working groups where necessary.

Qualifications: 
Minimum of OND in Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics 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.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office programming (Access,  Outlook, Excel, Power Point, and Word).
  • Knowledge and experience in using database specific software.
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills.
  • Fluent in  English.
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for LGA team.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Fluent in Hausa, Kanuri.
  • Previous experience in M&E
  • IT troubleshooting capabilities
  • Previous experience with NGOs or INGOs.

 

LGA Assistants

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State
Position Overview: 
Distribution of items, Beneficiary management and Project Reporting

Specific Objectives: 

  • Measure and distribute food and nonfood items to beneficiaries;
  • Ensure that the distribution is being done on time and in an organized way;
  • Ensure that each beneficiaries is receiving proper quantity;
  • Ensure that the hygiene conditions are appropriate;
  • Check the quantity and conditioning of the items received, distributed, scoop, lose.
  • Control the beneficiaries: Crowd control.
  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to the beneficiaries and the population;
  • Act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries.

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or Lower High School Leaving Certificate, equivalent or professional experience.
  • Priority will be given to locals (Especially Kanuri, Hausa and English).

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in FS distribution is preferred.
  • Capacity to communicate with people.
  • Good team spirit.
  • Good knowledge of the area and local customs.
  • Autonomy- Knowledge of English and local languages.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

 

 

Community Mobilization Assistants

Duty Station:      Monguno, Borno State

Position Overview: 
Specific Objectives: 

  • Community sensitization on the program objectives and methods to stimulate & eventually promote the understanding and participation of the target population. Community sensitization starts at village- and Community-leader levels and eventually extends to the entire population.
  • Elicit community involvement in case finding, referral, encouraging attendance and minimize defaulters. Follow-up issues related to low attendance rate and defaulters and the underlying problem and propose appropriate solution
  • Support to the Community Nutrition Volunteers (CNVs) during screening (active case finding) and linking up the CNVs with the LHW program.
  • Prepare activity plan for the screening exercise in consultation with the CNVs and OTP Supervisors.
  • Seek and provide feedback on screening programme implementation schedule and activities plan as appropriate to enhance coverage and maximise impact.
  • Participate in the selection of the decentralized mass screening sites to ensure access and high coverage.
  • Regularly supervise CNVs for patient follow-up to investigate the reasons for absence and ensure the nutritional messages delivered are in adherence with the messages prepared for the program.
  • Ensure on going Community mobilization activities including satisfactory active case finding, referral & follow-ups.
  • Establish good Relationship with Community leaders.
  • Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGOs).
  • Establish a good understanding of the program within the Community.
  • Area mapping through PRA tool.
  • List of villages preparation with population/village (triangulation of secondary data on demography).
  • Preparation of list of community gate keepers.

Qualifications:

  • National Diploma in health information/Health Education/ Community Health Extension Worker certificate or other related qualifications. He/she must have experience in CMAM and community mobilization.
  • Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites.
  • Capacity to supervise and coach community volunteers.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within community
  • Previous NGO experience in a similar setting
  • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani).
  • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches is advantageous.

 

Nurse

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State

Specific Objectives: 

  • Ensure strong communication links with all other CMAM staff, providing advice and support to all other staff members on IYCF issues as and when they arise.
  • Conduct education sessions within the surrounding community on the importance of IYCF practices in conjunction with community mobilisers.
  • Conduct Simple Rapid Assessment (SRA) of all mothers with children under 24 months that attend the OTP/CMAM program.
  • Conduct detailed assessment of child feeding practices in women that require additional support or reveal difficulties.
  • Complete and maintain individual breastfeeding beneficiary report cards.
  • Perform close monitoring of all beneficiaries, including follow up checks with community mobilisers and summaries of total number of mothers attended to.
  • Maintain clear communication with all other CMAM program staff regarding the status of beneficiaries, including OTP nurse, CMAM providers, measures and community mobiliser.Provide tailored one to one counselling sessions, based on initial assessments, offering practical advice and education to mothers on the key issues of infant and Young child feeding practices.
  • Ensure all mothers/care givers are aware of the importance of exclusive breastfeeding for the initial 6 months.

Qualifications:

  •  A diploma in Nursing / B.sc in Nursing or other related qualification. 
  • 1-2 Years of experience with INGO/NGO of  Infant and young Child Feeding practices /treatment of malnourished children in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition is advantageous.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  •  High level of self-discipline, ability to adhere to strict deadlines, organizational skills
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Demonstrable ability to report timely and excellent communication skills
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in Hausa and Kanuri.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •  Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Experience with EXCEL and MICROSOFT WORD

 

Nutrition Deputy Program Manager

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State
Deadline    20th March 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Position Overview: 
Following the direction of the 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: 

  • Apply the common IYCF and Care Group Model package of guidelines and tools which will be used in FFP (Phase II) for training, implementation and in support of M&E.
  • Responsible for supervising and quality assurance of all N-H activities in the area of intervention.
  • Ensure the compilation of need/feasibility assessments and related reports. These reports must be written and transmitted to the PM and Nutrition coordinator.
  • Fully understand the logical framework and indicators (LFA).
  • Ensure the team possesses printed copies of all project proposals and related guidelines/tools for implementation (IYCF, CGM or CMAM).
  • Support to ensure that agreed technical guidelines and specifications for the implementation of all N-H projects are followed in the course of project execution.
  • Support capacity building of ACF N-H partners in the area of intervention and the community.
  • Where relevant, promote partnerships with local NGOs, including capacity building, at district/provincial/regional level.
  • Support M&E teams as needed on implementation of KAP survey and other related surveys in the program.
  • Supervise the  N-H teams working at the Local Government Level and ACF Base Office.
  • Take part actively in the recruitment and the training of staff, in cooperation with the Cash PM and HR administrator
  • Ensure a compilation on a soft drive of all relevant pictures of N-H projects.
  • Contribute to the set up and populating of the ACF N-H database in the mission.

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 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, Care Group Model, BCC and IYCF programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

 

 

LGA Officer

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State
Deadline:     20th March 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Position Overview: 
The LGA officer will directly report to the Distribution Deputy Project Manager and will play a key role in implementing AAH Food Aid project in Yobe state North-Eastern Nigeria. The LGA Officer is responsible for running and supervising all GFD & BSFP activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she will ensures the project team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations

Specific Objectives: 

  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, BSFP and NFIs, etc.)
  • Support the Distribution Deputy Project Manager and the program manager in ensuring the program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines
  • Work directly with the LGA assistants and M&E team, to reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring activities as needed for the GFD/ BSF.
  • Conduct frequent field visits to monitor the general running of the FSL activities of AAH within the scope of the project area.
  • In collaboration with the Distribution DPM, propose and initiate improvements according to the lessons learnt during programming and the findings from assessments conducted in the program period
  • In collaboration with the Distribution DPM and program manager adjust the program to any change in the context
  • Ensure that targeting of beneficiaries to receive GFD & BSF is carried out in a transparent way and with active participation of women and minority members of communities.
  • Conduct follow up monitoring of community mobilization activities and document all findings for further improvement.
  • Compile weekly updates, monthly and training reports and ensure timely submission of such written reports to the Distribution DPM
  • Review activity reports of the LGA assistants and provide necessary feedback to the DPM
  • Ensure continuity of program learning through documentation of lessons learnt, best practices and success stories
  • Identify training and development needs in Cash team and propose and/or provide training, coaching and mentoring where necessary and relevant
  • Manage the program staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the Cash program, respecting all HR procedures and policies

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics and extension services or equivalent in a field related to food security and livelihoods in emergency context, BSC. Social sciences, 2 years work experience. And practical demonstration of the use of Microsoft Office Package
  • 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
  • Experience with EXCEL and MICROSOFT WORD.

 

Food Security & Livelihoods DPM

Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State
Deadline:     24th  March 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Specific Objectives:

  • Oversee detailed planning and implementation of FSL gardening activities in collaboration with the EPM and  assistance of the FSL  coordinator.
  • 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.).
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other ACF programs in Northeast. Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • In close coordination with the PQA and field team, reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring activities, i.e. baseline, pdm, endline, etc.
  • In close coordination with FSL field staff; Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E of the FSL the program.
  • Assist the EPM in the development of project procurement and work plans of the FSL gardening component of the program.
  • Conduct regular field visits, advice and provide regular technical support to field-based program team (FSL Supervisor and FSL Assistants).
  • Compile monthly FSL program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to EPM for consolidation.
  • Review reports and gauge program progress against logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and donor’s reporting standards.
  • Assist the EPM in reviewing FSL program budget and then follow up with HOB/ Field Coordinator to ensure adherence to work plan.
  • Coordinate with ACF and partner technical and support departments to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.
  • Represent ACF with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 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 mission, values and policy.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •  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.

 

Food Security & Livelihoods Officer

Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State
Deadline:     24th March 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Specific Objectives: 

  • Responsible for successful planning, coordination and implementation of program activities including market assessments for profitability of income generation activities following the promotion of gardening activities and beneficiaries group formation, etc..
  • Managing programs includes both gardening activities and food assistance activities. Assessing positive and negative impacts of some livelihoods and culturally sensitive livelihood activities and experience in mitigating them.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL DPM to ensure that cross-LGA programs are being implemented. Work with the FSL team in different LGAs on cross-learning and beneficiary capacity building initiatives.
  • FSL activities and M&E data with facilitate the revision and improving of approaches. Participate in and inform longer-term discussions with the FSL team regarding FSL Program implementation strategy.
  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the FFP program.
  • Plan sensitisation activities or capacity building for targeted communities with focus on Extension workers, Traditional Volunteer, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities.
  • Contribute to strategy formulation for progress of the FSL programme in consultation with LGA team, FSL Deputy Program Manager and other stakeholders.
  • Where appropriate, prepare regular reporting for submission to LGA authorities with validation of FSL Deputy Program Manager.
  • Recruit and train program staff with the support of the FSL DPM, Emergency Program Manager and Head of Base.
  • Identify training and development needs in FSL team and propose and/or provide training, coaching and mentoring where necessary and relevant.

Qualifications: 
Bachelors in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies etc.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Professional, good organizational capacity, 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.
  • Capacity to supervise a team.
  • 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.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers).
  • Previous team management and activity planning experience.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA).
  • Analytical capacity.
  • Good relational qualities.
  • Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural/animal health production systems.
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects.
  • Capacity to write high quality reports.

 

 

Food Security & Livelihoods Field Assistant

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State

Specific Objectives: 

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led FSL activities;
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of gardening and food assistance planned  activities with the support from the LGA Supervisor;
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the LGA Supervisor.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for Gardening and Food Assistance.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about gardening and food assistance activities with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified before inputs and transfers are made.

Qualifications: 
Diploma in a food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, 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 FSL 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, Kanuri and English.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Good team spirit.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •  Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

 

Community Mobilization Assistant

 

Duty Station:     Monguno, Borno State
Position Overview: 
The Community Mobilization assistant will support the CM officer to implement the community mobilization throughout the AAH cash transfer programming and the Nutrition component of the project.
Specific Objectives: 

  • Community sensitization on the program objectives and methods to stimulate & eventually promote the understanding and participation of the target population. Community sensitization starts at village- and Community-leader levels and eventually extends to the entire population.
  • Elicit community involvement in case finding, referral, encouraging attendance and minimize defaulters.
  • Follow-up issues related to low attendance rate and defaulters and the underlying problem and propose appropriate solution.
  • Support to the Community Nutrition Volunteers (CNVs) during screening (active case finding) and linking up the CNVs with the LHW program.
  • Prepare activity plan for the screening exercise in consultation with the CNVs and OTP Supervisors.
  • Seek and provide feedback on screening programme implementation schedule and activities plan as appropriate to enhance coverage and maximise impact.
  • Regularly supervise CNVs for patient follow-up to investigate the reasons for absence and ensure the nutritional messages delivered are in adherence with the messages prepared for the program.
  • Ensure on going Community mobilization activities including satisfactory active case finding, referral & follow-ups.
  • Establish good Relationship with Community leaders.
  • Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGOs).
  • Establish a good understanding of the program within the Community.
  • Area mapping through PRA tool.
  • List of villages preparation with population/village (triangulation of secondary data on demography).
  • Preparation of list of community gate keepers.

Qualifications:

  • National Diploma in health information/Health Education/ Community Health Extension Worker certificate or other related qualifications. He/she must have experience in CMAM and community mobilization.
  • Essential Skills and Experience:
  •  Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages and stay at the field
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites
  • Capacity to supervise and coach community volunteers
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  •  Resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within community.
  • Previous NGO experience in a similar setting.
  • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani).
  • Experience of and commitment to utilizing participatory approaches is advantageous.

 

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. From March 2017, this 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: 

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led Cash activities;
  • Work with committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during implementation of activities.
  • Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the unconditional cash transfers situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result, when required.
  • Collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the Cash Officer
  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the Economic and Livelihoods Restoration.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about Cash Transfer and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from SEMA, Extension workers, Community Volunteers, traditional leaders and other key stakeholders in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.

Qualifications: 
 Diploma in a 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.

Interested 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, or on the application envelope. 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.

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