Fresh Job Vacancies at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Against Hunger | ACF-InternationalAction 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.

Information & Telecom(ITC) Assistant

Position Overview:
To support ICT Officer in ensuring that ACF Nigeria mission has well maintained, up-to-standard IT, HF/VHF radio, satellite, internet, mobile phone and GPS equipment.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Data security and software management.
  • Equipment management.
  • User management.
  • Server and network management.
  • Procurement role.
  • Reporting
  • Communication service and subscription management.
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/ Engineering;

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Min 1 year experience in the IT sector, in IT support
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills; approachable, diplomatic, able to maintain confidentiality, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment
  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English, and other northern language will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information
  • Willingness to travel to field sites.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Previous experience working for NGOs an asset, particularly international and/or health related NGOs
Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri is highly preferred.

Advocacy Manager

Position Overview:
The overall purpose of this position is to expand, coordinate and improve  ACF’s advocacy and communication work for tackling under nutrition at Federal and State levels, explore the States’ contexts to develop, refine and execute the advocacy strategy employing different communication tools to ensure the inclusion of nutrition on the political and development agenda. Also to develop and communicate advocacy messages targeted to various stakeholder groups and especially decision makers at States level (and secondary at Federal) using evidence from ACF’s programme experience and the work of other key nutrition stakeholders and to disseminate updates on new developments in nutrition advocacy, government policies, regional and international events, etc.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Contribute to the development of the advocacy strategy.
  • Implement the advocacy strategy at Federal and States level.
  • Representation in advocacy fora.
  • Capacity building and repository of information.
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communication and media.
Master’s degree is desirable.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years in the humanitarian/development sector.
  • Minimum 2 years of humanitarian experience in an advocacy position.
  • Experience with ACF is desirable.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and management skills.
  • Training and capacity building skills.
  • Good analytical and presentation skills.
  • Credibility to lobby, network, influence and represent ACF Nigeria at all levels.
  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
  • Proven ability to learn and adapt.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Knowledge and practical experience of general humanitarian standards and principles such as Sphere Standards, HAP, and the Red Cross Code of Conduct, Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity.
  • Up to date knowledge of the humanitarian discourse around key concepts such as devolution, resilience, LRRD.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent knowledge of  Microsoft Package.
  • Good understanding of all three ACF’s technical sectors is desirable.

Monitoring and Evaluation Program Manager

Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno state; Damaturu, Yobe State
Position Overview:
The M&E PM will be responsible for effective management and implementation of monitoring and evaluation component of all programs and projects in Borno, both new and established, providing accountability and ensuring efficiency in project deliverables. The M&E PM will also monitor all grant activities and ensure that the project complies with donor performance reporting requirements. S/he will conduct need assessments to identify necessary changes and future opportunities, conduct assessments, baseline and end line studies, post distribution monitoring knowledge attitude and practice surveys and perform oversee continuous activity monitoring to identify bottlenecks, lessons and opportunities  for  programming. The role will work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Deputy Program Manager and M&E officers to provide support to all humanitarian projects in Borno state.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Lead the operationalization of M&E systems for ACF programs to ensure compliance with donor and ACF M&E standards.
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities, and reporting.
  • To build the capacity of staff  M&E through trainings, mentorships and coaching to ensure quality control of monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • To ensure capitalization, learning and reporting of all projects  activities in the mission.
  • To support proper and adequate resource management: HR, Finance and assets.
  • To represent the organization at National level and promote ACF’s technical viewpoints, guidelines and methods of work.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, business administration or computer science, with relevant experience in data analysis in emergency or development sector.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 4 years of previous experience working with NGOs covering multi-sectorial programming
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management)
  • Proven experience in a technical advisory role in monitoring and results management
  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skilful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software’s
  • Experience on project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on activity monitoring, data management including data collection, analysis and storage
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write clear and engaging reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of international humanitarian  guidelines and standards including those of donors
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.
  • Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites.
  • Experience in insecure context.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience in  conflict-related displacements and nutrition crisis contexts.
  • Familiarity with emergency donors (OFDA, ECHO, UN, DFID, FFP…) reporting and regulations.
  • Experience with market-based emergency response (ex. Cash Transfers, EMMA…).
  • Understanding of Social Behavior Change and nutrition sensitive programming.

Base - HR Assistant

Position Overview:
  • Reporting to the Base Human Resources Officer, the HR Assistant will support the HR Department to ensure that;
  • National staff are recruited, developed and managed in a strategic, proactive manner to ensure the mission’s human resource requirements for programs and support positions
  • National staff benefits, data and information administration are carried out effectively, in close coordination with supervisors/managers and administrators at all bases, to ensure smooth delivery of internal services to employees
  • The management team is supported with all administrative tasks related to both national and international staff
Specific Objectives: 
  • Provide support to the Base HR Officer in various aspects of the recruitment process
  • Maintain timely and accurate information for all employee
  • Provide administrative support to ensure the timely processing of all international staff’s visas and permits
  • Support the HR team in various aspects of the training and development of staff
  • Provide overall support to the HR Department
Bachelor’s degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management preferred; post-secondary diploma plus relevant experience also acceptable
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Experience working in HR and/or administrative support positions, 1+ years
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Approachable, diplomatic, able to work effectively in diverse, cross-cultural teams in a complex, multi-site work environment
  • Computer literacy including all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Excellent attention to detail, highly organized, rigorous, self-motivated, strong sense of responsibility, ability to work independently
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Capacity for analysis, synthesis and reporting of large amounts of information
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience working for INGOs an asset, particularly health related INGOs
  • Fluency in one or more National/regional languages an asset (Hausa / Kanuri)
  • Understanding of national labor law and employment norms/practices.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Position Overview:
The M&E Officer will be primarily responsible for leading data gathering, collation and reporting activities to ensure the quality and accountability of the programs implemented by ACF in Northern Nigeria. Under the direction of the M&E Deputy Program Manager and in collaboration with the Project Manager, the M&E Officer will develop and implement clear and practical M&E plans for the program by ensuring that program indicators, monitoring formats, databases, data analysis, and reporting are maintained and harmonized.  He/she will also track progress of key indicators and provide timely report to his/her manager.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Support the operationalization of M&E systems on ACF projects to ensure compliance with donor and ACF M&E standards.
  • Ensure proper and timely implementation of ACF M&E tools, activities, and reporting.
  • Document and promote good practice from planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups at State level.
  • Degree in Economics, international development, statistics, public health, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects.
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability of humanitarian or development programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.
  • Experience with mobile data collection (preferred).
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken skills).
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • A Minimum of 3 years M&E related work experience.
  • Experience of data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English.
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Excel, spreadsheets, Sphere standard, SPSS, SPHINX, or other statistical packages.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Strong interpersonal and community norms understanding
  • Experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH
  • Experience with mobile data collection processes and platforms
  • Experience in statistical analysis
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies

Deputy Program Manager - Nutrition

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: 
  • Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission.
  • Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors.
  • Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
  • To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area.
  • Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
  • Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including staff career plan development).
  • Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication.
Degree in Medicine , or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum 4 years of work experiences.
  • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri
  • Ability to analyze 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 and self-learner;
  • 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 programming.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
 Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
Experience with Social Behavior Change Programming
Method of Application

Applicants should submit their application by email to, 
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. 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.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.