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Field Coordinator At Action Against Hunger-USA

Date Posted: 13/Jun/2014
Deadline: 24/Jun/2014

Location (Country & Base): Nigeria – Yobe and Jigawa States

Contract duration: 12 months

Starting date in-country: July 15, 2014

Training requirements: Induction if new to ACF

Direct Line Manager: Country Director

Technical Supervisor: Country Director

Specific Objectives:

Objective 1: Effectively manage and develop ACF Programming and Strategy in Yobe and Jigawa States.


Lead and motivate the management team in the two State Offices (Damaturu, Yobe and Dutse, Jigawa).

Ensure proper PCM (Project Cycle Management) follow up and implementation of project activities in line with the different work plans through line management of the PMs (Program Managers) and under the technical guidance of the Technical Coordinators.

Promote relevant, needs-based, integrated humanitarian/recovery programming in line with country strategy.

Ensure good level of coordination and integration of new program assessments and project evaluations in Yobe and Jigawa.

Examine possibilities for program expansion at both geographical and sectoral dimensions.

Ensure good coordination between Technical and Support departments in the two Bases in collaboration with HoBs (Head of Bases).
Support and guide the PMs in the development of potential partnerships/alliances.
Data collection and research, analysis of socioeconomic, humanitarian and security issues in the province to support in the definition of new proposals/concept notes.

Objective 2: Safety/Security of ACF personnel and assets


  • Analysis, identification, quantification and, through line management, mitigation of assessed risks.
  • Maintenance of updated security plans (procedural, SOP, MOSS, health, evacuation)
  • Development and maintenance of security network (formal/informal) at field level.
  • Responsible for decisions regarding the Security and Safety of ACF premises and staff in Yobe and Jigawa.
  • Closely coordinate with Crisis Management Team (Country Director, Deputy Country Director and Logistics Coordinator) for any developments on the security situation.
  • Brief all staff on security and context changes as needed.

Objective 3: Overall responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, and Logistics in Yobe and Jigawa.


  • Supports and follows up HR, Finance, Supply, Procurement, Fleet and Movements in the two states, including planning, authorization of expenses and reporting through line management of the HoBs, Bases Log and Administration teams in coordination with Admin and Log Coordinators.
  • Ensures that ACF policies, procedures and donor regulations applicable to field activities are executed in close collaboration with both HoBs.
  • Defines HR needs and ensures field recruitment is carried out according to regulations and national labor laws.
  • Responsible for stress management and conflict mitigation within the teams.
  • Support and give guidance to HoBs to hold the weekly base coordination meetings and promote departmental coordination.

Objective 4: Field representation of ACF and adherence to Mandate/Charter/Principles.


  • Act as the senior representative of ACF in both States and liaise/exchange information with the CD to ensure common ACF positioning in humanitarian issues.
  • Promotion and defense of humanitarian principles towards all stakeholders.
  • Maintenance/expansion of regular relations with field-based donors, authorities and partners.
  • Compliance with national laws, regulations and best practices.
  • Ensure respect of ACF Code of Conduct by all ACF staff.
  • Development of an information (formal/informal) network

Internal & External relationships


  • Reports to the Country Director (CD)
  • Line Manager of: Heads of Bases, Program Managers, Rapid Response Specialist
  • Work collaboratively with technical and support coordinators


  • External representation with other NGOs in KP and in interagency coordination mechanisms as required
  • Regular communications and reporting to provincial and district authorities


Monthly Sitrep

Bases Security reports

Donor Reports as required



  • Degree in related humanitarian issue



  • Significant experience with INGOs. Previous experience with ACF in emergency and post-emergencies an asset.
  • Excellent management skills (HR, projects, stress management)
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines and procedures (ECHO, UNICEF, DFID, OFDA, etc.)
  • Ability to organize, train and motivate a multicultural team
  • Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Disciplined and able to work independently
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent drafting and written skills.


  • Master's degree
  • Experience in insecure setting


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