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Nutrition Deputy Program Manager At Action Against Hunger

Date Posted: 19/Jan/2017
Deadline: 31/Jan/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.

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: 

  • Provide support to the Program Manager and the Nutrition specialist to implement the program successfully.
  • To establish and supervise the grant’s nutrition (porridge mum components) of the cash transfer program.
  • To coordinate activities within ACF, SMOH and between partners in project area.
  • To ensure adequate reporting and documentation of all related nutrition activities.
  • Training and managing the program team in collaboration with Cash PM and RRE.
  • Contribute pro-actively to participate in HR management (including staff career plan development).
  • Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication.

Qualifications: 
Bachelors or Higher Diploma in 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
  • 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 Complementary feeding programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

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. For example, “Nutrition Deputy program Manager - Maiduguri”. 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.

Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply

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