International / Multinational

Area Manager-Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Job at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Area Manager-Food Security & Livelihood (FSL)

Location: Monguno, Borno
Starting date: As soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: Field Coordinator

Objective 1
Manage field teams to ensure compliance, technical quality and coherence in all FSL (interventions)

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Lead the team indirectly by  implementing the FFP project and ensure all project deliverables are produced with sufficient quality and on time
  • 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 and other upcoming FSL programming.
  • Support the development of FFP programming in general and other FSL programming procurement plans and project work plans.
  • Manage and lead FFP  team to implement high-quality interventions that adhere to 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 program staff to provide an 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 are updated, well organized and easily accessible; and that lessons learned 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 to 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 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 with 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


Internal & External Relationship

  • 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 B3G field team: Manage FFP two-sector managers in particular and, FFP Monguno team in general (exact reporting structure to be determined) to ensure the exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.  Also, oversee technical oversight, technical support, coaching
  • Other FSL field teams:  Manage other FSL officers as needed in future FSL programming.


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


  • Degree in developmental studies, Food security and livelihood, Disaster Risk Management and sustainable development, or related fields

Skills and Experience

  • 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 the donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities
  • Five years of relevant work experience
  • 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 Hausa and English
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values, and policy


  • 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

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, and identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Minimum Basic Monthly Salary

  • NGN424,310 per month

Deadline: 5th March, 2020.

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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