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FSL Assistant - Social Protection At Action Against Hunger

Date Posted: 11/Jun/2019
Deadline: 17/Jun/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 Assistant - Social Protection

Location: Damaturu, Yobe 
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: FSL Officer- Social Protection

Objective 1

  • Perform social protection strengthening activities at the community level.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct day to day detailed planning and implementation for Social Protection activities with the support of the SP Officer
  • Identify the most vulnérable groups and ensure the beneficiary selection is done that target these vulnerable individuals in the community
  • Plan together with other sector assistants for internal integration within sectors and other programs (Nutrition, WASH)
  • Ensure persons with disability and gender issues are addressed in SP.
  • Ensure project activities are implemented is done with quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of Action Against Hunger technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines
  • Ensure activity budgets are spent on a monthly basis and paid during the month
  • Document monthly and quarterly success stories and share with SP Officer.

Objective 2

  • Social Protection planning and implémentation

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Identify the vulnerable persons in the project areas and ensure the project interventions are targeting them effectively.
  • Ensure all cash beneficiaries who do not receive their cash transfers are followed up and engaged.
  • Handle all conflict and cases of violence related to SP activities in the communities.
  • Conduct engagement with the LGA technical staff (extension workers and others) on social protection issues in the community
  • Conduct SP trainings and sensitization of beneficaries on social protection issues and referal mechanisms
  • Report fraud and other complaints related to SP to the Sector Manager and SP Officer within 24 hours for action.
  • Working with the SO Officer to ensure that gender equality, and in particularly, women’s economic empowerment, is effectively mainstreamed in the project implementation.
  • Identify community needs and share with the SP Officer for further actions.

Objective 3

  • Foster Coordination and Integration of Social Protection in other sectors at the LGA level

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Support cash beneficiaries to benefit from Health, Nutrition and WASH activities in the community.
  • Support the beneficiaries to access social protection and safety nets  services in the community and foster the development of durable solution for the affected beneficiaries.
  • Ensure proper documentation of the social protection and safety nets interventions to ensure proper and timely reporting to relevant clusters throughout the period.
  • Support cash beneficiaries are involved in savings for sustainable liveihoods.

Objective 4

  • Report technical activities of the social protection component of the program.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Compile monthly social protection and safety nets reports  and submit to the SP Officer within time and standards.
  • Ensure the progress of SP activities is according to plan on a monthly basisi enuring compliance with AAH internal and donor’s reporting standards.
  • Assist the SP Officer planning and budgeting for social protection activities and ensuring adherence to workplan.
  • Ensure all payment requests are made in time and payments to service providers and project participants are closed on a monthly basis and on time.
  • Ensure that all program-related data and information on social protection and safety nets component of the program is correct, updated, organized and accessible to other key stakeholders, and that lessons learnt and best practice are documented.
  • Support systematic monitoring of SP activities and share the report monthly.

Objective 5

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 10 minutes monthly conversation and ensure submission by end of the month.
  • Ensure compliance to performance appraisal and probation is discussed with the SP Officer and submitted in time.
  • Share the performance objectives and targets with the SP Officer in a timely manner for performance agreement and reviews.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support whenever required.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Social Protection Officer: Line Manager
  • Social Protection Sector Manager: Exchange of information
  • Senior Project Manager - Exchange of Information
  • Other Sectoral Managers & team: close collaboration on planning and implementation; Exchange of information
  • Support team: exchange of information, collaboration, coordination

External:

  • LGA Team/Community leaders: exchange of information, coordination

Qualifications

  • A post-graduate qualification in Development Studies, Social Policy, Rural Development, Economic Development or related discipline relevant to the requirements of this post
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience working in the Field of social protection. It is desirable that at least 1 of these years will have been spent working at a Field level with a locally based organization.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • A sound understanding of the Social protection and cultural environments impacting on social protection in Nigeria.
  • Ability to engage effectively for sustainable development programmes
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with community members and leaders, partner agencies and key contacts in the government
  • Previous community development work experience

Preferred:

  • Expériences in community development work or emergency response
  • Excellent of working with local governemnt authorities
  • Experience with proficiency in the analysis, management and reports writing
  • Excellent communication skills including excellent written and verbal skills in English; fluency in Hausa and Kanuri will be desirable
  • Evidence of good interpersonal networking and communication skills.

Remuneration
Basic Gross Salary: NGN 156,995 - NGN 252,100.

Method of Application

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