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Jobs at Action Against Hunger for a Community Liaison Officer

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.

Action Against Hunger is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Community Liaison Officer
Location: Borno
Position Overview

  • The Community Liaison Officer will primarily be responsible to
    the Field Coordinator (FieldCo) for the active involvement of
    community’s, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO),
    Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners, by
    liaison, training and sensitizing communities for the identification,
    formulation and implementation of AAH programs in a bid to contribute to
    the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern
    Nigeria.

Specific Objectives

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Awareness presentation design and delivery to community’s, local
    authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based
    Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Coordinate with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders AAH mandate
  • Developing public relations programmes to educate the general public and community members about the AAH program activities to support active community participation and ownership.
  • Creation and provision of awareness materials to community’s, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Assisting with the organization of required community meetings and other participatory consultations.
  • Collaborate with the S&SM as communities become safer for
    return of IDP’s to establish a relation with that communities leader for
    future coordination as AAH expands its program support

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology or Rural Development or in a
    related field with at least  3 years’ relevant project experience
    working with rural communities.
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Previous experience with Community Liaison management duties.
  • 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, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Administrative competence would be an asset.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications to:
recruitment.ng@acf-international.org

Note

  • 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. For example, “Community Mobilization Manager – Borno” OR
    “Community Mobilization Officer – Borno”..
  • Also note that any application received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
  • Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline  7th February, 2017

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