Recent Job Openings at Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) – Since 1993, ACTED has been committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. ACTED, headquartered in Paris, France is present in four continents and our teams intervene in 34 countries towards 8 million people, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. Over 5,000 staff are dedicated to implementing and developing our projects.
In light of the displacement in the north-eastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Maiduguri to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for candidates to fill the position below:
  
Job Title: Database Officer
Location:
 Borno
About the job
  • This position falls under the direct management of ACTED’s Food Distribution Project Manager
  • ACTED’s FOOD DISTRIBUTION Database Officer will play an integral part of the Food Distribution team. Database Officer will work primarily on data collection and database-related activities within sites operated by ACTED.
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement FOOD DISTRIBUTION activities as requested by the FOOD DISTRIBUTION Team Leader and PM such as but not limited to:
  • Ability to code and work with Open Data Kit (ODK) and Kobo applications for Android platforms
  • Strong skills in excel formulas
  • Good data entry skills
  • Ability to create a formal site monitoring tool for handheld devices (phones, tablets), site residence database and monthly demographic reports
  • Ensure timely and adequate registration of IDPs in / out camp, including identification of persons with specific needs in coordination with protection partners.
  • Maintaining the beneficiaries database updating this database daily based on new arrivals and new departures
  • Promptly complying with requests for demographic information by ACTED’s FOOD DISTRIBUTION team and by other partners/stakeholders
  • Monitor status of population and highlighting trends
  • Treat community members in a sensitive and humane manner (Create) and maintain distribution muster roll and reporting tools.
  • Installing and maintaining a small computer network (server + 3 to 6). Resolving issues in all IT related distribution registration.
  • Any other tasks as requested by ACTED’s FOOD DISTRIBUTION Team Leader and GFD Program Manager.
About you
  • All employees should master ACTED’s core Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, Ethics, Professionalism, anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability
Moreover, we also expect the following:
Essential:
  • Completion of University Degree in Database, Data Entry, Social Studies, or Technical degrees in software tools
  • Minimum one years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs.
  • Technical skills such as Microsoft Office, ODK, Kobo collecting data using tablets/cells and Android devices
  • Degree of Information technology and/or records Management
  • Minimum one years’ experience for Data Management
  • Good skills and ability to run and operate Data base system.
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite,
Desirable:
  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations
  • Experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Experience conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly.
We Offer
  • Contract length: 3Months
  • Level: D2-1 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible Desirable
Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Location:
 Borno
About the job
  • Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Nutrition Officer is responsible for the development of nutrition training manual, leaf let, designing IEC material and training of staff members on nutrition.
  • The Nutrition Officer will support nutrition activities in ACTED Project locations in Borno through training, mentoring, facilitating.
  • This position will ensure that Acted nutrition interventions are in line with the Nutrition Cluster strategy and will be an active member of the Nutrition Cluster.
Responsibilities
  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the PM, The nutrition officer will provide technical assistance to field staff regarding Nutrition.
  • S/He will be responsible for devising training strategy to train female and male beneficiaries in the intervention areas.
  • S/He will be responsible for designing and preparing of manual for training, leaf let/brushers on nutrition for beneficiaries in Borno.
  • S.He will be responsible for the training/orientation of all field staff in Borno.
  • S/He will be responsible for planning and reporting of training activities to immediate supervisor.
  • S/He will establish linkages with other organizations working in the sector and represent Acted in all local level nutrition working group meetings and other relevant activities such as assessments, training, monitoring, etc.
  • S/He will make sure timely collection of data from the field sites and timely reporting of nutrition activities.
  • S/He will have to deliver simple messages for the prevention of malnutrition and attainment of good health and nutritional status.
  • S/He Will be responsible to formulate Community awareness/sensitization session messages for the BNFs and disseminate it with the active involvement of key stakeholders in a language that local people understand.
  • S/He should be competent too to deliver messages as brief as possible for the target population, using local concepts and understandings of malnutrition, and terms to describe it.
  • Responsible for devising Visual aids (e.g. pictures, brochures, leaflets, etc) for disseminating among key Stakeholders (traditional leaders, teachers, etc, for enhancement of the effectiveness of this process.
  • S/He should be familiar with key health and education messages (IEC materials) for community awareness and sensitization session and be able to fill the recording formats and reporting.
  • S/he will participate in the GFD activities, support distribution and registration when needed.
About you
  • All employees should master ACTED’s core Principles: Independence, Neutrality, Non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, Ethics, Professionalism, anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability.
Requirements
Essential:
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in social sciences, development studies, nutrition or other relevant discipline
  • Minimum one years of experience in international and/or local NGO; ideally involved in the direct implementation of field level humanitarian assistance to refugees or IDPs.
  • Technical skills such as Microsoft Office, ODK, Kobo collecting data using tablets/cells and Android devices
  • Degree of Information technology and/or records Management
  • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite,
Desirable:
  • Previous working experience with humanitarian agencies
  • Experience working with displaced populations
  • Experience hiring and managing casual laborers
  • Experience conducting focus group discussions, or the ability to learn rapidly.
We offer
  • Contract length: 3Months
  • Level: D2-1 (national contract)
  • Start date: As soon as possible Desirable
How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and an updated CV’s (no longer than four pages) in English to the Recruitment Manager, via: nigeria.jobs@acted.org CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining their suitability to the position applied.
Application Deadline  19th March, 2018.
Note
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and tel. no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered.
  • ACTED considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
  • CVs will be review on rolling bases.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants ACTED will only inform shortlisted candidate. We apologise for the inconvenience. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

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