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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 below:

Job Title: Stabilization Center Officer

Location: Damaturu-Yobe / Maiduguri-Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Start date: Subject to Grant Funding Approval
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager: Health and Nutrition

Objective 1

  • Proper functioning of the Therapeutic Feeding Center:

Tasks and Responsibilities:
In collaboration with the Stabilization Center Manager, the SC officer will ensure that the center is functioning properly, providing care of high quality including medical diagnosis and treatment of SAM children presenting with medical complications:

  • Ensure that the referred SAM children from other health facilities or community health workers are re-diagnosed and documented appropriately.
  • Ensure that the admission criteria into a stabilization center according to the national CMAM Protocol and WHO guidelines are followed.
  • Support the stabilization center medical team on deciding properly about the malnutrition status of SAM children and referrals to other components of CMAM (SC/OTP/SFP) by ensuring strict compliance with the recommended discharge criteria.
  • Boldly indicate on the wall all the available OTP in the LGA for appropriate referral of SAM children to OTP nearest to their home.
  • Ensure that dispensing of sugar water and F75 upon admission is in place
  • Ensure appropriate diagnosis and monitoring of hypothermia, hypoglycemia, dehydration, severe anaemia, take timely action to prevent and treat those complications using the protocol strictly in collaboration with SC doctors.
  • Follow up on the anthropometric measurement of the children (weight, MUAC, checking bilateral edema and W/H percentage) to ensure consistent weight gain in collaboration with the team.
  • Closely follow up and monitor to ensure that all the necessary information on the registration book, treatment sheet, follow up card at admission and discharge are recorded for each beneficiary.
  • Provide adequate coaching and hands-on training to the SC nurses and nurse aides on the treatment and follow up protocols, procedures in the SC.
  • Provide technical coaching to the nurses and nurse aides on the calculation, preparation of therapeutic milk and distribution and monitoring of feeding according to the standard protocol for the SAM children.
  • Ensure that SC nurses and nurse aides are encouraging breastfeeding practices.
  • Train nurses and nurse aids on supplementary Suckling technique (SST) and ensure SST for mothers facing breastfeeding challenges.
  • Ensure that the systematic treatment and drugs are given correctly to all patient in collaboration with SC doctors.
  • Ensure caregivers are regularly given feedback on the status of their children.
  • Follow up on the hygiene and sanitation rules in the center and ensure PPE is always available and been used.
  • Identification of absence and defaulters from stabilization center and follow up at home through volunteer’s network and/or outreach staff in collaboration with SC manager.

Objective 2

  • Drugs, therapeutic feeding products, and equipment

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that adequate supplies are available in stabilization centers in collaboration with the SC manager
  • Ensure that daily record/tally on the utilization of each medicine and therapeutic feeding product used in SC are available.
  • Prepare weekly / monthly utilization, requisition and stock report for therapeutic feeding products, medicines and medical equipment with validation from the SC manager
  • Liaise with pharmacists for supplies with adequate anticipation.
  • Follow up the utilization and expiry information of all therapeutic feeding products and medicines on a regular basis and inform ACF’s pharmacists for appropriate action required.
  • Prepare and ensure that the order forms are in conformity (including consumption coherence and SRO) and ensure anticipation to prevent stock out.
  • Provide technical support in milk preparation in accordance with protocol and hygiene rules.
  • Ensure the rational use of medicines and therapeutic foods at the center
  • Ensure that all medical devices and equipment are properly handled and functioning at all times.

Objective 3

  • Information management, reporting, and coordination:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all information from initial diagnosis and previous diagnosis/treatments (if referred from OTP) of SAM children coming to the center are captured in the CCP card and admission register.
  • Ensure that all data collection tools (i.e. screening registers, patient registers, patient CCP cards, patient feeding charts, patient’s diagnosis test reports, etc.) are regularly updated and always available at the center.
  • Ensure that all actions carried out on any SAM patient are recorded in the patient file no matter how minute.
  • Compile and analyze the data and determine the performance of the center, share the monthly Activity Progress Report with the SC manager in collaboration with the SC manager
  • Regularly report and coordinate with nutrition SC manager regarding challenges, issues faced at the center for timely and appropriate decision making.

Objective 4

  • Personnel management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Respect the existing working rules and to be attentive to the working condition of the personnel.
  • Distribute and delegates the work within the personnel according to their knowledge
  • Organize and conduct weekly medical meetings with the team to discuss mortality review and a case study in collaboration with the SC manager.
  • Inform the line managers in case of difficulties and challenges faced
  • Ensure the optimal hygienic condition of the center through regular daily cleaning and monthly super cleaning of the whole center.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Nutrition and Health Deputy Head of Department: technical support – exchange of information
  • PM:  Line manager.
  • Nutrition DPM: Referrals, follow-up, and exchange of information
  • Stabilization center nurse, Stabilization Doctor, nurse aids, lab technician, cleaners, watchmen: Line management

External:

  • Local representatives of international aid organizations: exchange of information
  • Collaborate with Hospital in-charge in regards to overall SC management, integrating the SC unit’s report into regular hospital reporting following SC manager’s approval.
  • HeRoN Consortium partners

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine with SC experience, Nursing, RN Nurse with SC experience Public Health, Nutrition or related degree desired

Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of one (2) years’ experience in the inpatient management of SAM cases with Medical Complications and CMAM programs implementation
  • Valid and current practising license.
  • Excellent report-writing skills are required
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, Hausa and/or Kanuri
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Team management experience with similar programs
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’s aims, values, and principles.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required

Minimum Basic Salary
N236,585 per month

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Officer

Location: Damaturu-Yobe / Maiduguri-Borno
Slot: 5 Openings
Start date: Subject to Donor Funding Approval
Direct Line Manager: Health Sector  Manager (support from PM)

Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Provide support to ACF supported health facilities to implement Maternal and Child health activities throughout the project implementation stages based on the national and ACF standards:

  • Conduct facility assessment, identify gaps and develop recommendation for action
  • Provide onsite and offsite training for health care providers to ensure the quality of care at the health facilities
  • Ensure health facilities have necessary guidelines, tools, reference to implement Maternal and Child health services in the facilities.
  • To coordinate with LGA officials to share plan and implementation of the Maternal and Child health activities
  • Help to identify methods that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and programs (Health, Nutrition, WASH,  etc.)
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages within AAH programs in assigned LGA to ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of AAH technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • Support the reinforcement and coordination of regular project monitoring activities, i.e. baseline, PDM, end line, etc.
  • Provide support to line manager in budget forecasting, detailed work planning, monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Assist the Sector Managers and PM in preparing internal and external reports for AAH and the health facilities, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2 – Manage Community Promoters CHIPS Supervisors within the project to ensure compliance, technical quality MCH interventions, trainings and IEC material Building:

  • Enhance the referral service from the communities to the health facilities and intra-facilities and feedback mechanism
  • Ensure constant engagement with Community Promoters CHIPS, give them necessary support in the field, and report this to the office.
  • Follow up the Community Promoters CHIPS and be sure that they are conducting the agreed activities.
  • In close coordination with Community Promoters CHIPS supervisors and social mobilization team in the review and lead technical assessments, training manuals for AAH program.
  • Provide regular support to the project manager to implement the filed activities at health facilities and community level.
  • Provide regular input for the tools based on findings at field level to ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
  • Assist in engaging HeRoN consortium and other stakeholders at LGA level.

Objective 3 – Ensure tracking and reporting of activities of Maternal and Child health activities:

  • Share reports and finding on a weekly basis to provide help in the compilation of quality reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to supervisor for consolidation.
  • Share day to day challenges and will suggest mitigation to project team.
  • Assist the Project Manager in reviewing maternal and child health activities, budget and then follow up with Logistics and field assistants to ensure adherence to work plan.
  • Support Project Manager through the Sector Manager to ensure timely submission of PRs, car/ staff movement plans on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that all project-related data and information shared are correct, updated, organized, properly documented and accessible to the supervisor.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of the Project activities.
  • Contribute to developing monthly update on activities for the project team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 4 – Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the project at LGA level and at the state level when required:

  • Coordinate with AAH support departments and AAH sector departments with the help of PM to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.
  • Represent AAH with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the PM.

Internal and External Relationship
Internal Relationship:

  • PM: Direct line management & reporting, technical oversight, coaching
  • Deputy Health and nutrition HoD- technical supervisor
  • Community Promoters CHIPS Supervisors, direct supervisee
  • Other Program Managers: exchange of information on programs and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach)
  • Base log, Admin and Finance: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination

External Relationship:

  • Participate in all Working Group meetings  (with the consent of line manager):
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with base admin &log and state supervisors/PMs/DPMs
  • HeRoN consortium partners

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Community Health Extension, Political Science, Public Health other related qualifications.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 2 years in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • He/she must have experience in Nutrition/Health and WASH programming and community engagement.

Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long-distance walking to screening sites
  • Capacity to supervise and coach.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with a change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies

Preferred:

  • 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 and Hausa
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values, and policy.
  • A resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within the community)
  • Proficiency with local languages
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e.  FSL, wash,  and Nutrition).
  • Report writing skills

Minimum Basic Salary
N211,441 per month.

Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer

Locations: Damaturu / Maiduguri
Job type: Full-time
Slot: 4 Openings
Start date: Subject to Donor Funding Approval
Direct Line Manager: Health Sector  Manager – Damaturu  (support from PM)

Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Provide support to the Project Manager to implement mobilization activities throughout the project implementation stages:

  • Develop a community mobilization and sensitization strategy document for effective program delivery.
  • Responsible for the implementation of mobilization activities at the LGA level in line with the work plan to adhere to the deadlines.
  • To coordinate with LGA officials to share plan and implementation of the Health and WASH activities.
  • Provide training and orientation to the target communities regarding the HeRoN project ( Health and WASH) and other mobilization activities part of the project.
  • Provide guidelines and training to assistants for effective community mobilization at the LGA level.
  • Contribute to detailed planning and implementation of mobilization on Nutrition, Health & WASH in collaboration and assistance of the Sector Managers.
  • Help to identify methods of community mobilization that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and programs (Health, Nutrition, WASH,  etc.)
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages within AAH programs in assigned LGA to ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of AAH technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • Support the reinforcement and coordination of regular project monitoring activities, i.e. baseline, PDM, end line, etc.
  • Provide support to line manager in budget forecasting, detailed work planning, monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Assist the Sector Managers and PM in preparing internal and external reports for AAH and the community, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2 – Manage community mobilization Assistants within the project to ensure compliance, technical quality, and coherence in all AAH mobilization, training, and IEC material Building:

  • Develop the project exit strategy procedure and properly communicate the content to all the stakeholders.
  • Establish a good community relationship that will facilitate project acceptability and community participation in relevant activities as required by the project design.
  • Follow up with the local traditional leaders and community volunteers to ensure compliance with the set action plans and rules for the community work.
  • Ensure constant engagement with community volunteers and give them necessary support in the field and report this to the office.
  • Follow up the community volunteers and be sure that they are conducting the agreed activities.
  • In close coordination with community mobilization field assistant and Nutrition/Health and WASH team in the review and lead technical assessments, training manuals and design IEC material for AAH program.
  • Provide regular support to the project manager to implement the filed activities at the community level.
  • Provide regular input for the tools based on findings at field level to ensure that technical standards, guidelines, and methodologies are communicated and understood.

Objective 3 – Ensure tracking and reporting of activities under community mobilization of all components of the project (Health and WASH):

  • Share reports and finding on a weekly basis to provide help in the compilation of quality reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to supervisor for consolidation.
  • Share day to day challenges and will suggest mitigation to the project team.
  • Assist the Project Manager in reviewing community mobilization activities, budget and then follow up with Logistics and field assistants to ensure adherence to work plan.
  • Support Project Manager through the Sector Manager to ensure timely submission of PRs, car/ staff movement plans on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that all project-related data and information shared are correct, updated, organized, properly documented and accessible to the supervisor.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of the Project activities.
  • Contribute to developing monthly updates on activities for the project team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 4 – Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the project at LGA level and at the state level when required:

  • Coordinate with AAH support departments and AAH sector departments with the help of PM to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.
  • Represent AAH with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders at LGA level with the consent of CM supervisor.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the PM.
  • Area mapping through PRA tool.
  • List of villages preparation with population/village (triangulation of secondary data on demography)
  • Preparation of list of intervention locations within the project axis

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • PM: Direct line management & reporting, technical oversight, coaching
  • LGA  field assistants, direct supervisee
  • Other Program Managers: exchange of information on programs and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach)
  • Base log, Admin and Finance: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination

External:

  • Participate in all Working Group meetings  (with the consent of line manager):
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with base admin &log and state supervisors/PMs/DPMs
  • HeRoN consortium partners

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Community Health Extension, Political Science, Public Health other related qualifications.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 2 years in conflict / insecure contexts.
  • He / she must have experience in Nutrition/Health and WASH programming and community engagement.

Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long-distance walking to screening sites
  • Capacity to supervise and coach.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with a change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies

Preferred:

  • 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 and Hausa
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values, and policy.
  • A resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within the community)
  • Proficiency with local languages
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e.  FSL, wash,  and Nutrition).
  • Report writing skills

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN211,441 per month

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Sector Manager, Health and Nutrition

Locations: Damaturu – Yobe & Maiduguri – Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Start date: Subject to Grant Funding Approval
Direct Line Manager: Hierarchical (Project Manager), Technical Management (Health and Nutrition DHoD)

Objective 1
Ensure effective management of planned nutrition and health activities under the HeRoN grant

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the short and long-range plans for delivery of project services, and provide guidance to AAH’s Nutrition and Health staff in the management of project interventions and/or activities for effective project impact.
  • Work with the project team to develop an overall detailed project implementation plan for nutrition and health component in line with the predefined project implementation work plan.
  • Manage the assigned Nutrition and Health project interventions in order to meet the project objectives within budget and the allotted time frame and report promptly any operational concerns (e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary needs; projected over or under spending on project budget).
  • Provide day to day supervision for the SMoH staff and AAH Health and Nutrition Team in a manner that supports the growth of internal leadership and adequate program management.
  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned Nutrition and Health project, working to ensure both short and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries, local health authorities at LGA level and for the seconded SMoH staff.
  • Set clear objectives and indicators for the accomplishment of planned nutrition and health activities.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise nutrition and health activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the Nutrition and health team.
  • Provide input into the integration of beneficiary participation in all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure accurate reporting of activities according to AAH and donors expectations.
  • Support the development of new concept notes and proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the AAH country strategy.

Objective 2
Ensure appropriate staff management including staff development programmes for the AAH teams.

Task and Responsibilities

  • Line-manage the Health, Nutrition and SC Officer and assistants assigned to the projects, including day-to-day management, development and training, appraisals, etc.
  • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff members are aware of current work plans and to provide the opportunity for feedback.
  • Provide coaching and training to AAH staff in collaboration with the Regional Health and Nutrition Coordinator in order to develop ownership and full responsibility for activities.
  • Evaluation of the technical skill level of the AAH teams, identification of training needs, Propose training plan to the Deputy head of department for health and nutrition, direct line Manager as well as with other supportive departments
  • Support the Deputy head of department for health and nutrition in ensuring the quality and pertinence of training programmes established for the AAH teams

Objective 3
Ensure effective logistic support as well as quality management

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Support the logistics activities of health staff, particularly in relation to the purchasing of medicines, supplies and equipment for the assigned health facilities and activities.
  • Review overall project logistic plans and budgeting for field activities associated with donor requirements and provide guidance to the Nutrition and Health team and seconded SMoH field staffs in their delivery of those requirements.
  • Promote and use AAH intranet and other operating procedures.
  • Ensure projects are implemented in line with donor requirements and in accordance with AAH, country and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.
  • Support the implementation of the AAH Health and Nutrition monitoring systems and record-keeping methods that support routine data collection, analysis and reporting in line with the organization and donor expectations.

Objective 4
Ensure appropriate financial management, coordination and effective communication

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop budget forecast in reference to the detailed nutrition and health implementation work plan
  • Develop monthly budget forecast and quarterly budget forecast with support from ERR PM and Deputy Managers.
  • Develop appropriate and supportive communication structures with relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, government officials, UN agencies and other NGOs) in line with AAH procedures and communication policy.
  • Support the regional Nutrition and Health coordination team to advance existing partnerships with Key UN agencies (UNFPA, WHO), NGOs and INGOS as well as the SMoH/SPHCDA at both national and LGA level.
  • Participate in Nutrition and Health coordination meetings, AAH internal trainings, and other working groups, representing AAH and feeding back on relevant issues.

Objective 5
Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, appraisals.
  • 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 and External Relationship
Internal Relationship:

  • Project Manager: hierarchical line manager;
  • Deputy head of department for health and nutrition: technical line manager;
  • Nutrition and Health teams: hierarchical management – supervisee;
  • Field Coordinator/DCD-Operations: exchange of information;
  • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information;
  • Other sectorial teams: Exchange of information, coordination.

External Relationship:

  • HeRoN consortium partners, SPHCDA, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination and partnership;
  • LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information and coordination.

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • BSc/Master Degree in Nutrition/Nursing or Medicine or public health. Certificate in project management for development professionals will be an added advantage

Skills and Experience:
Essential:

  • 3 years’ experience in primary health care and maternal health.
  • 2 years’ experience in CMAM and IYCF program.
  • Previous experience in managerial role.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language.
  • Skilled in using MS applications.
  • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow-through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
  • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and react according to evolving context/situation.
  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Able to prioritise clearly, oversee multiple tasks, set clear objectives for staff and delegate.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in humanitarian settings.
  • Work experience with international NGO.
  • Knowledge of humanitarian principles, Sphere and HAP Standards.
  • Experience of working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health is preferable.
  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner. Team-player with good inter-personal skills.

Minimum Basic Salary
N308,589 per month

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Deadline: 3rd April 2020.

Note

  • This position is subject to grant approval.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.



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