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FSL Sector Manager At Action Against Hunger

Date Posted: 14/May/2019
Deadline: 20/May/2019

Action Against Hunger 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.

FSL Sector Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full Time 
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Area Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide support to ACF’s FSL Area Manager in the implementation of the program.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee detailed planning and implementation of FSL and multi-sectoral cash transfer activities in collaboration with the PM and Area Coordinator’.
  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH, FSL, NFIs, etc.)
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages with other ACF programs in MMC/Jere. Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • In close coordination with the M&E and field team, reinforce and coordinate regular program monitoring activities, i.e. Baseline, PDM, Market, Monitoring, Price Monitoring end line, etc
  • Support program budget design and updates; oversee budget monitoring and cash projections
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through good quality documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc. for the FSL.
  • Assist the Area Manager in preparing Cash internal and external reports for ACF and the community, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2

  • Manage Field teams to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL/cash interventions.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • In close coordination with field staff; Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E of the cash program.
  • Assist FSL PM/AREA MANAGER /Area Manager in the development of project procurement and work plans of the field teams.
  • Conduct regular field visits, advice and provide regular technical support to the field-based program team.
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from Regional coordinator, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
  • Assist in recruiting, evaluating and coaching of program technical staff.

Objective 3

  • Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities under FSL/cash subsector.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Compile monthly FSL program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to PM for consolidation.
  • Review reports and gauge program progress against the logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and donor’s reporting standards.
  • Assist the FSL PM/AREA MANAGER in reviewing FSL program budget and then follow up with HR/ Area Coordinator to ensure adherence to the work plan.
  • Review with FSL PM/AREA MANAGER and validate procurement requests for FSL program needs before submission to the logistics department.
  • In coordination with the FSL PM/AREA MANAGER, follow up logistics requirements in coordination with the HR, Area Coordinator and Logistics Coordinator.
  • Ensure that all program-related data and information are correct and of high quality, 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 activity progress reports for the program team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 4

  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA level and at the state level when required.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Represent ACF at State Emergency Working groups (OCHA, INGO Consortium) when required by the Area Coordinator, FSL Coordinator and/FSL PM/AREA MANAGER. 
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the PM and the FSL Coordinator.

Internal & External Relationships

  • FSL PM: hierarchical relationship.
  • FSL Head of Department/Deputy Head: technical guidance, technical support, coaching
  • Multisectorial Program Manager: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.
  • Other Project Managers/Sector Managers: Nut/FSL/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach).
  • Support department: collaboration and exchange of information.


  • Local authorities: communication, exchange of information in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and the Multi-sectoral Program Manager.
  • Local Technical Coordination: lobbying, animation and leadership.
  • Other NGOs: partnerships and technical exchanges or sharing of experience.
  • Population and beneficiaries: definition of needs, targeting, communication and exchange of information.
  • Participate actively in Food Security Working Group, Cash Transfer Working Group, OCHA meetings, and INGO forum.
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo, Multisectorial PM, FSL PM and Other State Project Managers.

Position Requirements

  • 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.

Skills & Experience

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Previous experience with cash transfer programming.
  • 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.


  • Previous experience managing multispectral cash transfer programs (i.e. cash transfers or vouchers for nutrition, FSL, WASH, NFI, etc.)
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities.
  • Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri.
  • Previous team management and activity planning experience.

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