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Job Vacancies at Action Against Hunger, 19th February, 2019

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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Area Project Manager
Location: 
Monguno, Borno
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Field Coordinator

Summary

  • The Area Manager (Food Security and Livelihoods) will primarily be responsible for implementing the projects “Protecting and Promoting Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Persons in Borno State, Phase II, North Eastern Nigeria funded by USAID Food for Peace ( FFP). The project aims to improve household food security and dietary diversity of IDPs and vulnerable host communities and Improve nutrition and care practices among pregnant and lactating women and children under five.
  • The project will provide 12913 HHs at Monguno, 6,411 HHs at Nganzai LGA_Gajiram, and 5,681 HHs at Magumari LGA _Gajiganna with In-kind food distribution and food vouchers as appropriate. The Area Project Manager’s time may also be responsible for the management of future FSL focused interventions.

Objective 1

  • Manage field teams to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL (interventions).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the team in directly implementing the FFP (B3F) project and insure all project deliverables are produced with sufficient quality and in a timely manner
  • Advise, participate in, review, and when required, lead on carrying out needed technical assessments, surveys, designing interventions and carrying out monitoring and evaluation related to FFP (B3F) and other upcoming FSL programming.
  • Support the development of FFP (B3F) programming in general and other FSL programming procurement plans and project work plans.
  • Manage and lead FFP (B3F) team to implement high quality interventions that adhere with contractual requirements and AAH procedures and technical ways of working. Technical support includes harmonizing and developing the FSL CBI approach, and ensuring that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.

Objective 2

  • Ensure tracking and reporting of technical activities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead in compiling monthly technical reports with FFP (B3F) program staff to provide overview of activities and contextual updates.
  • Review reports and gauge the progress of projects/programs against output goals, expected results, project indicators and sources of verification ensuring compliance with AAH internal reporting standards.
  • Ensure that all program related data and information is updated, well organized and easily accessible; and that lessons learnt and best practice are capitalized.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of interventions.
  • Support in the elaboration of technical program donor reports with respect of the formats, content and deadlines.
  • Food distribution and BSFP activities. Ensure all food commodities requests timely submitted to WFP and supply chain team and distribution timely carried out as per standard.
  • Support in developing technical FSL documents and reports before dissemination to partners.

Objective 3

  • Recruitment, capacity building and coaching of field staff

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Lead in the development of job descriptions and recruitment of technical national personnel as needed.
  • Evaluate direct reports as per the defined AAH performance evaluation schedule.
  • Provide individual coaching of and training of FSL personnel to improve any identified areas of weakness

Objective 4

  • Provide support to the AAH coordination team in executing FSL strategy and program development.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support FFP Program Manager in working other departments and field teams to ensure a common approach, synergy and sharing of information.
  • Support in the response to FSL funding opportunities in collaboration with other coordination teams (i.e. nutrition, WASH, administration, human resources and logistics).
  • Collect and review data relating to market prices, seasonal and regional trends, and general FSL context.
  • Undertake additional activities as requested by the FFP Program Manager and other members of the coordination team.

Objective 5

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes ; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Field Coordinator: Operational hierarchical relationship– exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • FFP program Manager: Technical hierarchical relationship- direct technical supervision on deliverables including reporting in ensuring quality
  • FFP B3F field team: Manage FFP (B3F) two sector managers in particular and, FFP Monguno team in general (exact reporting structure to be determined) to ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.  In addition, oversee technical oversight, technical support, coaching
  • Other FSL field teams: Manage other FSL officers as needed in future FSL programming.

External:

  • Governmental and non-governmental partners : Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • Representatives of international aid organisations : Exchange of information
  • Representatives of donors : Exchange of information, technical discussions, project related exchanges

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Developmental Studies, Food security and Livelihood, Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development, or related fields
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities
  • 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 AAH mission, values and policy

Preferred:

  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Previous experience managing cash based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
  • Previous experience with AAH

Application Deadline 26th February, 2019.

 

 

Job Title: Finance and Admin Assistant
Locations:
 Bade and Potiskum, Yobe
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Finance and Admin Officer

Objective 1

  • The Finance & Admin Assistant ensures that the cash box and cash books are perfectly maintained, as well as monitoring, inputting and archiving accounting documents

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Establish a statement of needs for liquid assets in consultation with the Finance Officer in Damaturu
  • Make payment of advances, in accordance with established procedures
  • Keep the advance books and cash journal
  • Record budget allocations and accounting codes of the expenses
  • Before recording, check that the supporting documents complies with AAH procedures
  • Ensure that accounting documenting are translated if necessary
  • Check cash balances daily and report any discrepancies to the line manager
  • Send to Damaturu accounting documents on weekly basis after a final check of supporting documentation
  • Ensure cash box security and confidentiality of information
  • Ensure that all staff submit the time-sheets and 10 minutes conversation on monthly basis before 5th of every month.
  • Track and share leaves with Damaturu office.

Objective 2

  • Manage accommodation for staff travelling to Potiskum/Bade, and ensure supplies in the office at all time.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely request of supplies required on monthly basis.
  • Follow up with HR/Admin Officer to ensure timely receipt of supplies and make such arrangement that the supplies are available at all time.
  • Arrange accommodation in Guesthouse and hotels based upon approved travel request.
  • Ensure that all staff submit time-sheet and 10 minutes conversation on monthly basis before 5th of every month.
  • Track and share leaves with Damaturu office

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Directly reporting to Finance Officer Damaturu
  • Technically supported Finance Co Abuja
  • Liaise with  Damaturu finance team
  • Liaise with Log team / PMs

External:

  • Suppliers, vendors, Government and operational partners

Position Requirements

  • BSc./HND Accounting, Bachelor level degree in management, finance, or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a finance and administration-related role.

Essential:

  • Professional
  • Organized with time management and planning skills
  • Sense of confidentiality
  • Strong computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to manage and follow work plans
  • Good interpersonal skills  (communication, able to negotiate, influence, give effective feedback, be a team player)
  • Able to manage stress effectively, juggle competing priorities, balance various programmatic, logistic and team needs

Preferred:

  • Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred
  • Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated

Application Deadline 22nd February, 2019.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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