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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: FSL Officer – Agroforestry

Location: Bade, Yobe
Job type: Full Time
Experience level: Mid Level
Direct Line Manager: FSL Sector Manager
Starting date: as soon as possible

Tasks & Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Provide support to the FSL Sector Manager in the implementation of Agro component of the program, and specifically undertake Agricultural Activity interventions at LGA level:

  • Facilitate community mobilization meetings for community-led agriculture activities (vegetable production, dry season farming, compost making, tree seedlings nursery) in collaboration with the assistance of the FSL sector Manager;
  • Work with community leaders to ensure identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during the implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of Agriculture planned activities with the support from the Sector Manager.
  • Support in the implementation of Agriculture capacity building initiatives including facilitating field training Workshops for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Provide technical guidance in implementing agricultural activities as defined in the FSL programme in close collaboration with the agro assistant and Community stakeholders.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing detailed work plan for FSL team at LGA level activities in collaboration with Agro Assistants.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learnt, best practices, and evaluations from the Agro component of the project
  • Contribute to preparing FSL internal and external reports including case studies and success stories etc.

Objective 2 – Collect information and data on Agriculture Activities at LGA level through surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits of beneficiary households:

  • Supervise and collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the Agriculture Activity situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result, when required.
  • Supervise and collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the Agroforestry Assistants.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Coordinate closely with the Sector Manager to ensure that cross LGA programs are being implemented in synergy.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL (CBT and IGA), Nutrition, WASH teams in different LGAs on cross-learning with the aim of revising and improving approaches.
  • Participate in and inform longer-term discussions with the program team (FSL, WASH and nutrition) regarding program implementation strategy.
  • Support M&E team in activities monitoring (beneficiary targeting, identification, registration and training; market and livelihood assessments; baseline and end-line surveys, post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, field monitoring visits, focused group discussions, etc)
  • Contribute to the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of FSL programming.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities.
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from Sector Manager, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.

Objective 3 – Mobilization and awareness-raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level):

  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the Agroforestry, Economic and Livelihoods Restoration.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about Agriculture Activities and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from relevant State, LGA and community stakeholders, in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified based on the project proposal and the organization’s policies before agriculture intervention is made.
  • Support the Sector Manager in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive Agriculture interventions are carried out in a transparent way which guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field way and with the active participation of women, men and minority members of communities.
  • Facilitate good working relationship between state, LGA, community-level stakeholders and target beneficiaries.

Objective 4 – Participate in regular internal and external coordination meeting for the program at LGA and state levels when required:

  • Collaborate with all other AAH departments and sectors to ensure the project activities are integrated in line with Logistics, Finance, HR and security procedures and SoPs.
  • Collaboration with other partners including relevant state government ministries, Borno State Agricultural Development Program, Chad Basin Development Authority, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in assigned LGA.
  • Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation.
  • Ensure that the project (implementation of agricultural activities) is well represented in regular LGA level meetings and forums.
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials, and cash advances received from finance are properly retired after each activity.
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all cash distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and supply request order).
  • Preparation of weekly movement plan for assigned LGA according to the team planning and sharing with Sector Manager.

Objective 5 – Reporting and Documentation:

  • Coordinate with Agriculture assistants to compile and submit monthly activity reports
  • To provide reports according to the request of the Sector Manager (Monthly APR updates, success stories, case studies etc.)
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, security information at the community as needed and/or requested including, but not limited to: Compiles weekly and monthly reports and ensuring timely submission of such written reports to the Sector Manager Social Protection for consolidation and sharing with the Multi-sector PM

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Sector Manager: hierarchical relationship o Sector Manager: Technical oversight, technical support, coaching
  • Area Program Manager: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Other social protection Officers and Project Officers: WASH/Nut/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach)
  • Support departments: collaboration and exchange of information

External:

  • Local authorities : communication, exchange of information in collaboration with the Sector Manager
  • Local Technical Coordination: lobbying, and leadership
  • Other NGOs: partnerships and technical exchanges or sharing of experience
  • Population and beneficiaries: definition of needs, targeting, communication and exchange of information
  • Participate actively in Food Security Working Group, Cash Transfer Working Group, OCHA meetings, INGO forum,
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo,
  • APM, Sector Manager and other LGA officers

Position Requirement
Qualifications:

  • B.Sc in Agriculture or Development Studies e.g. Agro-Economy, Natural Resource Management, Anthropology, Disaster Risk Management etc.
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Skills & Experience:
Essential:

  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy

Preferred:

  • Previous experience managing FSL interventions (i.e. cash based transfer, IGA, agriculture/livelihoods)
  • Previous experience with ACF o Experience implementing programming on behalf of the donor (i.e. SDC, USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded
  • activities
  • Fluency in Hausa and other local languages (Fulani and Kanuri).

Remuneration
Minimum Basic Salary: N236,585 per month


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: WASH Officer – Sanitation, Marketing and Hygiene

Location: Damaturu, Yobe State
Job Type: Full Time
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: WASH Sector Manager

Objective 1

  • Conduction of research study on Sanitation Marketing

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Conduct a proper research study on sanitation marketing that are evidence based on current practices
  • Develop sanitation marketing strategy
  • Work in collaboration with consultant on market survey, identify goals and develop a market plan

Objective 2

  • Identification and training of communities volunteers and local artisans

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Organize meetings with community members to develop their knowledge in terms of the approach
  • Inform and involve the communities in the implementation of the program
  • Identification and sensitization of local artisans on various latrines designs and construction with the signing of MOU in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Develop an inventory of trained artisans in each community including participating in vendors’ selection.
  • Conduct and supervise house to house monitoring of latrine construction

Objective 3

  • Monitor community mobilization on sanitation marketing related activities

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Ensure the implementation of CLTS in the various communities in relation to sanitation marketing to eliminate open defecation.
  • Work in collaboration with community mobilizers officers in the implementation of Behavioural Change Communication strategy in relation to sanitation marketing
  • Monitor the constructions of subsidized household’s latrines with high-quality materials which will be durable and cost-effective in terms of maintenance.

Objective 4

  • Manage the project team

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Elaborate the content of the required training and organize them
  • Train the team of assistants to make sure they transmit the messages clearly to the communities
  • Organize the teamwork and produce weekly/monthly activities report
  • Identify and anticipate problems or constraints especially on the cost of construction.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • WASH Sector Manager : Technical hierarchical relationship – exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • WASH Officer (PHP): Collaborate with the hygiene promotion and social mobilization team members to ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination
  • WASH Officer (Capacity building): Collaborate with the capacity team members to ensure the exchange of information, collaboration, training and coordination
  • Support team: coordinate and collaborate regularly to plan and manage the transport, supply and budgets.

External:

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

Qualifications

  • Degree in Water Engineering, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Building, Social Science, Public Health and other related fields with a minimum of 2 years field experience especially on CLTS and sanitation marketing.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Previous experience on implementing CLTS and sanitation marketing
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  •  Two years of relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy

Preferred:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN 236,585 Per month


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Advocacy and Communications Manager

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Job Type: Full Time
Operations Manager/Supervisor
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Area Coordinator

Job Purpose

  • The Advocacy and Communications Manager will lead the AAH policy and advocacy efforts in Yobe state while working in close coordination with the advocacy coordination team under the supervision of the Area Coordinator.
  • Focusing on the early-recovery context and the AAH Nigeria advocacy strategy, the Advocacy and Communications Manager will play a key role in developing and implementing a field-level advocacy and communications strategy that will inform the policy agenda and enhance collaboration with communities, government stakeholders, partners and the media.
  • This position will also provide overall management of advocacy and communication action plans for AAH projects in the state.

Objective 1

  • Expand and improve AAH’s advocacy and communication work for tackling undernutrition in Yobe State.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Development of project specific advocacy and communications action plan and provide technical guidance throughout their implementation.
  • Develop and drive implementation of the state focused advocacy and communication plan in collaboration with advocacy coordination team.
  • Analyse and understand the state government structures, parliamentary and political processes including key decision-making structures and how to influence them.
  • Increase visibility and dissemination of AAH programme interventions by developing a range of communications materials and other activities for sharing with the stakeholders.
  • Identify both global, federal and state events/celebrations and organize awareness-raising events and campaigns.
  • Explore media opportunities for broadcasting AAH activities and showcasing community initiatives.
  • To develop or contribute to the development of advocacy products such as policy briefings, letters, submissions and other advocacy products.
  • Facilitate documentation and coordinate the collection of evidence from AAH programs in the state to influence state policies and practices.
  • Facilitate institutional capacity building of government stakeholders and partners as per AAH mandate.
  • Facilitate and create platforms for active and meaningful engagement of citizens with the government stakeholders.

Objective 2

  • Collaboration and representation in advocacy fora

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Provide Coordination team with regular updates on the political and policy developments in the State as well as humanitarian updates and state level conversations.
  • Develop and coordinating partnerships with other parties on advocacy activities (NGO, civil society) and facilitating joint advocacy activities.
  • Engage in networking, building relations with Federal and States stakeholders to continually inform, challenge and improve advocacy messages and tactics
  • Represent AAH and contribute to advocacy related working groups (INGO and UN Working groups & task forces) and other coordination meetings.
  • Undertake advocacy and lobbying as required with state decision-making bodies and stakeholders
  • In collaboration with the advocacy coordination team, support the development of policy and advocacy materials such as talking points, briefing notes, position papers for AAH.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the DCD Humanitarian and Area Coordinator.

Objective 3

  • Capacity building and repository of information

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated organizational and staff capacity assessment and plan appropriate capacity building on communication and advocacy as per the capacity needs identified.
  • Responsible for regular progress reports on advocacy and communication activities, outcomes, lessons learned, best practices and challenges at the state level.
  • Create repository of advocacy and communication initiatives, tools and documents and support colleagues in identification, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned from AAH interventions.
  • Provide context specific, field-level information to national and global advocacy efforts.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Other Managers: exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach)
  • Coordinators: exchange of information and collaboration on program issues
  • Area Coordinator:  hierarchical relationship – reporting, exchange of information and collaboration on program, operational and security issues
  • Operations Support Coordinator: Collaboration and exchange of information on relations with Government Institutions at district level, operational and security issues
  • Advocacy Manager (Abuja): work very closely to provide information, specifically around challenges and concerns within the humanitarian response; collaboration, coordination on early recovery, policy and development agenda
  • Advocacy and Communications Officer: Supervisee – exchange of information, collaboration, coordination on advocacy and communications agenda in Yobe state.

External:

  • Governmental and non-governmental partners : exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
  • International and Local Aid Organizations : exchange of information
  • Donor representatives: hosting field visits, exchange of information
  • Cluster and other coordination forums

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development related fields, with at least 2-3 years of relevant work experience in development and humanitarian.
  • Minimum 2 year experience in an advocacy position
  • Experience in working with coalitions and within multi-agency forums.
  • Engaging with governments and/or multilateral institutions at different levels.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Credibility to lobby, network, influence and represent AAH Nigeria at all levels.
  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
  • Proven ability to learn and adapt Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Previous experience with advocacy or communication 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.
  • Excellent writing/editing, analytical and verbal communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Hausa/Kanuri (written and spoken)
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy
  • Familiar with Northeast Nigeria context

Preferred:

  • Knowledge and practical experience of general humanitarian standards and principles such as Sphere Standards, HAP, and the Red Cross Code of Conduct, Do No Harm and conflict sensitivity.
  • Up to date knowledge of the humanitarian discourse around key concepts such as devolution, resilience, LRRD.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Package and Adobe photoshop.
  • Good understanding of all three AAH’s technical sectors is desirable.

Minimum Basic Salary
N424,310 NGN per month


Deadline: 8th August, 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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