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Senior Project Manager Vacancy at Action Against Hunger


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: Senior Project Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job type: Full Time
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Area Coordinator

Objective 1

  • Ensure Efficient, Effective, Quality and timely implementation  of the entire project(s)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Management of the entire project(s) cycle;
  • Finalize and manage the update and implementation of the detailed Project(s) Implementation Plan (PIP);
  • Develop detailed monthly/weekly implementation plans for your staff in order to achieve the activities in the PIP;
  • Finalize and manage the Project(s) Scope Documents (PSDs) such as Project Procurement Plan, Monitoring and evaluation plan, Work Breakdown Structure, etc. as well as ensuring regular update of these documents in order to maintain a strong record of the project(s);
  • With the support of the relevant technical coordinators, develop, document and work as per designs, BoQs, tools, implementation modalities and guidelines
  • Ensure contractual activities are completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality.
  • Ensure that the project(s) is being implemented as per donor regulations;
  • Take overall responsibility for the quality of the project(s) including regular monitoring, field visits and learning;
  • Initiate and oversee needs and technical assessments and analysis, as well as preparing the follow-up reports in coordination with the M&E Co and DCDs;
  • Oversee the development of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning tools and plans in collaboration with the M&E coordinator;
  • Stay abreast of, and manage field operations as to, the prevailing security, cultural and social situation as per the guidance of the field coordinator;
  • Identify and monitor risks, constraints or escalating issues and inform senior management accordingly;
  • Identify and assign additional activities as required in coordination with the technical departments.
  • Regular field visits to monitor the activities and their quality in compliance with proposals and in liaison with the M&E department.

Objective 2

  • Manage and develop the project(s) Team

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all project(s) staff are provided with a full induction and are briefed on all relevant components of the project(s);
  • Keep staff aware of any changes in the project(s) and in the wider organization;
  • Ensure staff are aware of and operating by humanitarian principles and other codes of conduct;
  • Identify need based training and work with the HR team to develop, plan and implement relevant training plans for each team member.
  • Facilitate cross-program learning through joint review and planning with other departments
  • Define objectives, update staff job descriptions and facilitate regular performance appraisals with support of the HR team.
  • Ensure the provision of updated records and reviews for team personnel reviews and records;
  • Ensure availability of staff for necessary recruitment steps (shortlist, technical interview, placement interviews etc. ) staff as required by the HR recruitment Manage recruitment of new staff as required;
  • In close collaboration with the HR department manage disciplinary matters as per AAH Nigeria HR protocols;
  • Manage conflict resolution and motivation exercises with the project(s) team in a proactive manner;
  • Encourage compliance with the Charter and the fight against fraud, corruption and abuse of power; alert the Field Coordinator and/or Country Director in the event of fraud, corruption or abuse of power.
  • Track and manage team attendance;
  • Motivate, coordinate and supervise teams, providing continuous organizational support to staff and conducting regular field visits

Objective 3

  • Maintains Comprehensive Records and Report in a timely manner

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a data collection and entry plan complete with tools and timeline that is integrated into the PSDs and PIPs (if not already included) in line with the Mission M&E structure and strategy.;
  • Globally manage and monitor data collection and entry as per plan; in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Maintain, document and handover all project(s) records in an organized and complete manner to enable audit of the project(s);
  • Produce weekly, monthly and quarterly internal and external reports as requested;
  • Track the progress of activities and outcomes as well as ensuring the tracking of relevant indicators;
  • Completion of quality MEAL reports;
  • Participate in the weekly coordination meetings, or other ad hoc internal meetings as requested;
  • Prepare handover/end of mission reports to cover periods of leave and/or upon exit from the project(s).

Objective 4

  • Assist in wider organizational development through learning and proposal development Support

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, examine and report in a proactive manner any areas of geographic or sectoral growth for the organization;
  • Contribute to overall project(s) design, activity implementation guidelines, training development, and documentation;
  • Develop a systematic mechanism for the lesson learned about the programs to provide information to conduct advocacy activities, with periodic field visits to other projects (s)s to strengthen across mission information and best practice sharing; and encourage the development of an innovative approach
  • Produce regular success stories on project implementation;
  • Highlight areas of improvement within the PIPs and PSDs;
  • Support wider learning by leading on the project(s) based learning and research;
  • Support development of project(s) proposals, concepts and improvements.

Objective 5

  • Manage External Relations Related to the Project(s)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Represent AAH in external meetings as requested;
  • Prepare and share minutes and clear action points of meetings/training attended;
  • Coordinate with relevant UN agencies, government authorities and any other stakeholders to ensure support for the project(s) and the wider organization;
  • Support Field Coordinator in liaising regularly with authorities and community representatives in relations to AAH programming and positioning;
  • Represent AAH programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors during their field visits and other meetings;
  • Promote and defend humanitarian and AAH principles;
  • Develop an information (formal/informal) network.

Internal & External Relationship

  • Field Coordinator: hierarchical relationship (managed by) – technical support – exchange of information
  • Project(s) Sector Team: hierarchical relationship (managing)
  • Abuja Coordination Team: Support and Guidance


  • Local governmental, and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on the choice of technical options
  • Local representatives of international aid organizations: exchange of information

Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Project Management, Social Sciences, Health/Nutrition, Development or other related fields
  • Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage
  • Proven multisector project cycle management experience at a senior level for at least 4 years in an INGO;

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent management, organizational, motivational and leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming;
  • Familiarity with EU reporting and regulations;
  • Experience in managing medium to large-sized teams;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications;
  • Problem management capacity;
  • Planning and analysis capacity;
  • Ability to work under pressure;


  • Strong experience in multisector recovery and resilience projects
  • Experience and flexibility with complex/large organizational structures;
  • Good knowledge of the humanitarian architecture and transformative agenda
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal writing and donor reporting;
  • Creative and innovative;
  • Good attention to detail;
  • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance.

Basic Gross Salary

  • NGN 522,793 – NGN 839,492 per month.

Deadline: 28th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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