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Social Protection Program Manager At Action Against Hunger-USA

Date Posted: 12/Jun/2014
Deadline: 10/Jul/2014

Location (Country & Base): Abuja with frequent travel to Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria

Contract duration:24 months

Starting date in-country: 15 July 2014

Direct Line Manager:FSL Coordinator

Technical Supervisor: FSL Coordinator

Objective 1: Lead the coordination for and implementation of a cash-based five-year social protection program.

Oversee detailed planning and implementation of activities in collaboration with the consortium lead.

Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership coordination, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, FSL, etc.).

Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other ACF programs in Nigeria.

Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.

Reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring.

Support program budget design and updates; oversee budget monitoring and cash projections.

Supervise the annual program procurement plan, and monitor monthly progress.

Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc.

Prepare internal and external reports for ACF and the consortium lead, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2: Manage the program field team to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence.

Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E.

Approve and support the development of project procurement and work plans.

Conduct regular field visits advise and provide regular technical support to field-based program managers.

Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the consortium, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood in coordination with the consortium lead’s technical advisors.

Recruit, evaluate and coach program technical staff.

Objective 3: Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities.

Compile monthly program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, market price monitoring, and quantitative indicator follow-up.

Review reports and gauge program progress against logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and consortium reporting standards.

Review program budget follow up with the Finance Coordinator to ensure adherence to workplan.
Validate procurement requests before submission to the logistics department.

Follow up logistics requirements in coordination with the Logistics Coordinator.

Ensure that all program-related data and information is correct, updated, organized and accessible to the country program, HQ and other key stakeholders, and that lessons learnt and best practice are documented.

Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.

Develop reports for the consortium lead and the donor.

Objective 4: Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program and the wider social protection sector at federal and state levels.

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 including a lead NGO, an external research team, and various experts.

Represent ACF Nigeria in the consortium’s monthly Technical Working Group.

Participate, if requested, in the Program Management Unit of the consortium.

Undertake additional coordination as requested by the Country Director and the FSL Coordinator.



Masters of Arts or Science/Bac+5/6 (or higher) in International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Geography, Food and Nutrition Policy, Economics or related.

Focus on social protection preferred.

Similar Bachelor’s degrees profiles to be considered with two additional years of work experience.

Two years’ experience in humanitarian or development contexts, with at least 1 year managing or coordinating a social protection or safety nets project in a developing country.



Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills in English

Team management, budget management and representation experience

Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, oral and written communications, and MS Office computer skills

Experience in assessment, monitoring and evaluation

Experience working with national teams

Familiarity with statistical or data collection and analysis software (SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)

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