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WASH Technical Officer

 
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State
                   Damaturu, Yobe State
Position Overview:
The WASH Technical Officer will be working under the leadership and guidance of the WASH Emergency Response Program Manager, accountable for professional technical contribution to drilling and construction of the WASH project activities within the framework of the emergency response program in Northeast, Nigeria.
Specific Objectives: 
  • Overall supervision of water and sanitation construction activities including preparing technical designs and bills of quantities.
  • Train and build the capacity of staffs and partners.
  • Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation.
Qualifications:
 Degree in water engineering, hydrology, civil engineering, and other related fields.
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Three years relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector .
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with AAH.

HR Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State
Position Overview:
Reporting to the Base Human Resources Officer, the HR Assistant will support the HR Department in achieving its core objectives in ensuring 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. Ensure national staff benefits, data and information administration are carried out effectively, in close coordination with supervisors/managers and administrators at all bases. Ensure smooth delivery of internal services to employee and also ensuring the management team is supported with all administrative tasks related to both national and international staff.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Prepare all new staff files and maintain the existing staff’s files
  • Liaise with the employees and managers to ensure all required information is received in a timely manner
  • Maintain a database of all staff information, documents, expiration dates and follow up with the appropriate people to get any missing documents or information.
  • Support tracking and following up all expatriate visas, work permits and stay permits as required.
  • Liaise with Administration HR officer in Abuja to provide timely information regarding visa expiration or travelling.
  • Support the base HR Officer in the planning and scheduling for new staff briefings.
  • Assist the base HR Officer in the practical organization of trainings as requested.
  • Assist in base HR Officer in the maintenance of training files.
  • Support in the implementation and application of the HR policy on the mission and provide advice and support to employees and managers
  • Participate in elaborating projects related to national HR functioning
  • Provide suggestions on how to improve HR functioning throughout the mission
  • Assist in the circulation of HR department communications
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in fields related to HR, Administration and Management preferred, 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)
  • Understanding of national labor law and employment norms/practices

Community Mobilization Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:
The position specifically involves carrying out training/mobilizing/organizing activities, communicating the mission’s activities and objectives to partners and implementing security plan.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Identify existing local capacities in the villages (link persons).
  • Prepare necessary teaching material for sessions.
  • Organize training sessions with various communities in coordination with the other field team.
  • Apply defined methodologies (development, duration, number of participants etc.).
  • Organize the training sessions and check lessons learnt.
  • Propose possible improvements.
  • Collect and report any new security information, incident or any change of the context to the LGA Officer/ Deputy Program Manager.
  • Respect the security guidelines as set in the program security plan.
  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to the partners and the population;
  • Represent the Organization in meetings with the beneficiaries.
Qualifications:
  • Lower High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent or professional experience.
  • Priority will be given to locals (Especially Hausa and English).
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Capacity to communicate with people
  • Teaching skills, Good team spirit - Good knowledge of the area and local customs – Autonomy - Knowledge of the local languages

Nutrition Officer

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Nutrition Program Manager (DPM) the incumbent will be part of the team implementing Nutrition activities at community level. The support will be focus on implementation of active case findings in selected communities.

Specific Objectives
  • Direct supervision of technical work of nutrition assistants at community level. Ensure frequent visits to various program location to monitor implementation of activities.
  • Oversee community volunteers on MUAC screening and referrals.
  • Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the state and within ACF.
  • Ensure all Nutrition interventions are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols.
  • Participate in monthly planning meetings to review implementation progress and support the nutrition assistants in development of their monthly schedules
  • Collaborate with all other ACF department and sectors to ensure the integration of project activities.
  • Collaborate with other partner, MOH, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working within various communities.
  • Ensure  logistical purchasing procedures are followed whenever delegated
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all items distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and  supply request order)
  • Provide reports according based on program manager and DPM requirements (Bi - weekly updates, success stories, case studies etc.)
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community as needed and/or requested
  • Work closely with the DPM and M&E team to ensure accurate data entry.
  • Support and build the capacity of nutrition assistants in the compilation, preparation and submission of accurate and timely nutrition reports.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition, nursing or related field.  Masters degree level degree preferred.
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies
  • Fluency in Hausa and English.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Experience in humanitarian PQA or M & E
  • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams
  • Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming
  • Previous experience in CMAM and IYCF programming previous experience with ACF.

Cash Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State

Position Overview:
The Cash LGA Assistant will be responsible for the management and implementation of the Cash and Voucher funded
project to Improving Food Access and Nutrition for Vulnerable Displaced and Host Populations Programme in North-
Eastern Nigeria at the community (LGA) level directly under the supervision of the Cash Officer. The Cash and Voucher
program will support vulnerable host population with unconditional cash transfers and nutrition behavior change
communication training in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in
Northern Nigeria.

Specific Objectives
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of unconditional cash transfers planned  activities with the support from the Cash Officer
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Cash Officer.
  • Implement detailed work plan for FSL team at LGA level activities in collaboration with stakeholders and Cash Officer.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses
  • Participate in the registration and distribution of beneficiary ID cards and / vouchers,
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities
  • Mobilization and awareness raising about AAH mission, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)
  • Facilitate good working relationship between government extension workers and target beneficiaries.
  • Support the Cash Officer in ensuring beneficiaries’ access to the provider and guarantee protection and gender sensitivity in the field.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Accounting related field e.g. Accounting, Business management Development Studies etc.
  • Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • 1 year relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the Banking, Cash Management and social approach.
  • 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 Hausa and English.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Good team spirit,
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience with FSL, Cash programming.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

Nutrition Deputy Program Manager

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:
Following the direction of the Multi sectoral Programme Manager and with technical support of Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition 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 Nut 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.
Qualifications:
  • 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  + minimum 3 years of work experience.
  • 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 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, Care Group Model, BCC and IYCF programming.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience within International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
  • Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming.

WASH Technical Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State
                  Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview
The WASH Technical assistant will be working under the supervision of the WASH Technical Officer. He/she will assist the WASH Technical officer in data collection and supervision of construction and rehabilitation of Water and sanitation related activities (water points, latrines, incinerators, and others).

Specific Objectives: 
  • Provide assistance to the WASH Technical Officer to assess water and sanitation needs in the communities. 
  • Participate in technical assessments, data collection, technical surveys
  • Assist the WASH Technical Officer in community selection and mobilizing them to participate during construction and or rehabilitation of water and sanitation activities 
  • Assist the WASH Technical Officer in the supervision of contractors, and or daily workers throughout construction and/or rehabilitation activities.
  • Assist the WASH Technical Officer in the process of handing over constructed and or rehabilitated facilities to communities and local government water & sanitation focal person.
  • Assist the WASH Technical officer in preparing and conducting relevant technical trainings to community member (WASH management committee).
  • Assist the WASH Technical Officer to do regular assessment and on-field support and training to help the WASH Management committee and the community to reinforce their technical competences.
Qualifications
Diploma or certificate in water sanitation, facilities construction or other related fields.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • The WASH Technical Assistant should be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work/activities
  • The WASH Technical Assistant is expected to conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF Nigeria mission staff regulations and charter.
  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
  • Motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Two years relevant work experience.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe

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 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.

Qualifications:
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of M&E concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.
  • Experience with mobile data collection (preferred)
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken).
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • 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

Nutrition Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State.
                Damaturu, Yobe State.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Directly implement the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition officer.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of CMAM activities with support from the Nutrition officer.
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on CMAM practices, malnutrition, causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Participate in screening of children less than five years, referral and follow up of malnourished beneficiaries at community level.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about CMAM with support from MOH, community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with MOH and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition officers for compilation.
  • In collaboration with the nutrition officer and DPM develop success stories, lessons learnt and case studies.
Qualifications:
 Diploma in a nutrition or community based programming or related field.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • 1 year relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the Nutrition and social approach – IYCF a plus.
  • 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 Hausa, Kanuri and English.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Good team spirit.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  •  Previous experience with nutrition and health programming.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.
  • Ability to Speak Hausa, Kanuri.

Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:
The M&E Assistant will be directly under the supervision of the M&E Technical Adviser. He/ She will be responsible for data gathering, collation and reporting activities of the Humanitarian multi-sectoral Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) program at community (LGA) level. The incumbent will assist in tracking progress of key indicators and provide timely report to the M&E Officer. The M&E Assistant provides support to the M&E Officer and M&E DPM in the design, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the program by managing data and facilitating program implementation monitoring at LGA level, under the guidance and direct supervision of the M&E Officer and DPM
Specific Objectives: 
  • Quantify methods and identify data sources for program performance and impact indicators, in conjunction with respective program component teams (WASH & FSL).
  • Assist in conducting project baseline, end line and progress surveys, ensuring appropriate sample size and sampling survey methods, data collection procedures, and data verification through periodic site visits.
  • Ensure proper monitoring of implementation of the program, focusing on overall M&E framework of the program at LGA level.
  • Present and analyze data based on information needs of project team and partners and support in data base management.
  • Complete and submit monthly report.
  • Under guidance of M&E Officer work in a close collaboration with the FSL & DPM program team in the LGA (whenever required) for resolving complex programme-related issues and information delivery.
  •  Collaborate with government partners to ensure the smooth implementation of the program delivery.
  • Assist the FSL & WASH program team in terms of selecting the beneficiaries of NFI & Cash Transfer as per the established procedure.
  • Assist the FSL & WASH program team in selecting the Community Volunteers to facilitate the process of beneficiaries’ selection.
  • Monitor the progress of disseminating the ACF Principles within the beneficiaries’ community by the program team.
Qualifications:
Bachelors in Economics, Rural Development, Business, Administration, statistics, demography or related subject, with previous experience working in humanitarian projects

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • 1 year M&E related work experience
  • Experience in data collection, collation, analysis, and report writing (Mobile Data Collection a strong advantage)
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF aims, values and principles
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships and team spirit, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • 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 Hausa and English.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  •  Previous  M&E experience.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

Public Health Promotion and Non-Food Items Distribution Field Assistant

 
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State

Position Overview:
The PHP and NFI assistant will be working under the supervision of the PHP & NFI Officer. He/she will assist the PHP &NFI officer to undertake hygiene promotion related activities and non-food items distribution to affected population.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Assist in conducting home visits and visits to the community (schools, Health facilities, etc.) to identify gaps in terms of hygiene, sanitation and use of water.
  • Assist the PHP & NFI officer in preparing training modules for the promotion of hygiene in the communities.
  • Organize hygiene promotion awareness raising sessions.
  • Mobilize communities to adopt safe hygiene practices as promoted by the project (latrine construction, hand washing facilities, environmental cleanliness.
  • Assist in processing beneficiaries’ selection to receive NFI assistance.
  • Assist in beneficiary registration.
  • Assist in the distribution of NFI kits to registered beneficiaries.
Qualifications
High school graduate

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience in hygiene promotion and community mobilization
  • motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • two years relevant work experience
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with AAH

Nutrition and Health Deputy Program Manager

 
Duty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State

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.
  • Apply the common IYCF package of guidelines and tools used in WINNN (IYCF national guidelines and tools, food demonstration guidelines, recipe cards, etc.) for training, implementation and in support of M&E.
  • Responsible for supervising and quality assurance of all N-H activities in the area of intervention.
  • Ensure the compilation of need/feasibility assessments and related reports. These reports must be written and transmitted to the PM, RRE and N-H coordinator.
  • 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.
  • Supervise the  N-H teams working at the Local Government Level and ACF Base Office
  • Participation in the recruitment and the training of staff, in cooperation with the RRE Nut PM and HR administrator 
  • Ensure the compilation of all essential documents related and relevant pictures to N-H projects.
  • Contribute to the set up and populating of the ACF N-H database in the mission.
Qualifications
Degree in Medicine , Pharmacy or Public Health Degree 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 in English.
  • 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 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 within the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
  • Experience in Social Behavior Change Programming.

Nutrition Program Manager

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:
The Nutrition Program Manager is responsible for overall management of Nutrition Programs (CMAM,IYCF, MNCHW) as well as planning and assessment of startup of additional nutrition activities in Yobe State as needed. He/she will also manage the human resources, supply pipeline in collaboration with the Nutrition team including reporting and representation.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Ensure strong linkages with State and LGA authorities in planning, and decision making in all relational nutritional activities (trainings, assessments, rehabilitation, etc.) in collaboration with the Nut Co.
  • Provide joint technical support to the hospital staff in the Stabilization Center (SC) and to the health facilities staffs for the running of OTP activities.  This is to be done with a counterpart in hospital and health facilities to ensure the existence of capacities to coach at LGA and health facility levels. 
  • Follow-up on recommendation provided by SQUEAC evaluations and other documents for improvement of program impact. 
  • Ensure the use of communication materials (such as posters, banners, pamphlets, radio messaging, etc.) to support activities implementation.
  • Jointly with SNO, NFPs and health facility in charges, determine mechanisms to strengthen the community – community volunteer – health facility linkages. 
  • Organize and support implementation and monitoring of IYCF activities to ensure approach is adapted/documented throughout the process. 
  • In collaboration with the ACF nutrition team & Nut Co, jointly conducts formal training session with  SMOH/LGA nutrition focal persons/technical team  for additional members of State/LGA and health facilities staff in area of intervention and for NGO partners (upon request) in all aspects of the management of acute malnutrition.
  • Ensure timely 3-months logistics order in respect with the procedures and follows up the supplies and orders with the logistics department.
  • Coordinate on a regular basis with the other technical departments of ACF.
  • Define overall CMAM implementation plan in collaboration with LGA/Ward/health facility personnel for all components of CMAM.
  • Recruit and train program staff with the support of the HRM/Multi-sectorial PM for the running of the nutrition activities.
  • Propose training to the nutrition staff whenever necessary and relevant, and coach/training ACF staff.
  • Finalize the monthly activities reports presented to the medical authorities (SMOH/LGA) and ensures validation by the Nut Co before dissemination.
  • Validate all documents and reports in collaboration with Nut Co before dissemination to partners, including supplies orders ad hoc assessment reports, etc. 
  • Represent ACF Nigeria in important national or regional Nut meetings, particularly with regards to potential regional crises
  • Identify Nut calls for proposals, interested donors, and opportunities for Nut and/or integrated program development, including emergency response.
Qualifications
Minimum Bachelor in medical sciences, preferably in nutrition or public health. Master’s degree preferred

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Two years relevant work experience managing CMAM nutrition programs
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent human resource management, leadership and motivation/training skills
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders. 
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Ability to speak Hausa.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures in humanitarian and recovery settings.
  • Significant experience in recovery and development project management.

LGA Nutrition Officer

 
Duty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:
To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in planning, management, delivery, follow-up and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks). 

Specific Objectives: 
  • Provide technical support in planning, implementation and monitoring of key nutrittion interventions by working closely with the nutrition focal persons (NFP) and MCH expert at LGA level. This includes micro planning for MNCHWs
  • Work with NFP to support operational researches to identify barriers and facilitators of optimal breastfeeding and complimentary feeding practices as well as linked to access to CMAM and other nutrition interventions.
  • Support the LGAs and health facilities on preparation and planning for implementation of activities identified via needs assessment, in close collaboration with NFP and MCH focal person.
  • Train the health facility staff on the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), IYCF, and MNCHWs according to the Nigerian national guidelines.
  • Together with the LGA and health facility nutrition focal point, identify the gaps of the HWs & CVs through supervision visits, and provide on-the-job coaching and training based on the gaps
  • Plans trainings according to identified gaps for all the nutrition interventions.
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of annual, quarterly, and monthly plans on IYCF/CMAM/MNCHWs and nutrition in general.
  • Support the preparation of supportive supervision plan and follow its implementation
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of IYCF/CMAM/MNCHW Nutrition M&E plans and its implementation
  • Ensure compliance with National Guidelines for CMAM, IYCF and MNCHWs.
  • Support exchange of information with teams and health facilities on absentees and defaulters for follow-up (CMAM), specific challenges for IYCF, etc. 
  • Manage the Community Mobilization Assistants to ensure that ACF program objectives are communicated effectively within the communities in order to improve program effectiveness.
  • Ensure that the proper performance evaluations are completed for each Community Mobilization Assistants on an annual basis.
  • Responsible for LGA level results and overall regular reporting, data analysis, communication and management aspects of the project (finance, logistics). 
Qualifications
BSc Degree with a major in Nutrition. Graduate degree in a similar field a plus.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition / diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally IYCF, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Proven experience and ability in report writing.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aim, values and principles.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience in setting up IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context.
  • Experience with working with partners, including the government.
  • Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behavior change.
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches.
Method of Application

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.org
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