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Latest Recruitment 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: LGA Officer

Location: Guri, Jigawa
Employment type: Full time
Department: Programmes – Health & Nutrition
Experience: Experienced

Company Overview & Job Description
Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim – ACF) began operations in Nigeria in 2010 in response to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, focusing on integrated programming and looking at the Nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. In 2011, we expanded our work to begin implementing nutrition development projects in Jigawa and in Yobe. Following the crises in Northeast Nigeria, we further expanded our operations in Borno State in 2014 in response to the crisis to address the Nutrition, Health, Food security & livelihoods, WASH, and shelter needs of conflict-affected communities. We are operational in 11 Local Government Areas of Borno, 12 in Yobe and 3 in Jigawa.

ACF is looking for an LGA Officer that will be responsible for coordinating WASH, Nutrition and FSL activities within the LGA. He/She will facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change within the LGAs, provide support to the facility/ community nutrition workers in the Project’LGAs in implementing the nutrition interventions (Community Management of Malnutrition [CMAM] and Infant and Young Child Feeding [IYCF]) while integrating with other sectoral partners.

Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change within the LGAs
  • Facilitate technical assessments of WASH facilities and hygiene practices in communities
  • Provide technical assistance to the Project team in the assessment of sanitation needs, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system, in consultation with male and female beneficiaries, which includes excreta disposal, refuse disposal, vector control and drainage.
  • Prepare and submit weekly timesheets of daily skilled and unskilled workers for validation.
  • Consider different maintenance mechanisms, ensuring that they are appropriate to the local context and cultural norms and those facilities are sustainable.
  • Assess hygiene practices and identify risky behaviours within the community and identify best hygiene promotion approach.
  • Facilitate selection and training of community hygiene promoters.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation of CMAM and IYCF in collaboration with other nutrition and SMOH staff and integration with other programs
  • She/He will facilitate good practice and ensure compliance to applicable implementation of national CMAM guidelines.
  • Supporting targeting of beneficiaries; formation and establishment of Care groups; selection of community volunteers and members of community structures.
  • Work closely with lead mothers to ensure all aspects of the program are understood and agreed and appropriate referrals take place to and from the community.
  • Take lead on the CMAM services at fixed and mobile outreach.
  • Work closely with the teams to ensure all children are screened correctly.
  • Ensure comprehensive health checks and correct clinical diagnosis at the time of assessment according to the CMAM protocols so that the patient receives appropriate treatment in the relevant program.
  • Ensure all children are immunized according to the national protocols.
  • Ensure timely identification of complications, non-responders, and referrals.
  • Ensure correctness, consistence and completeness of the information in the nutrition registers.
  • Support field level technical assessments in coordination with the FSL response lead and other SC thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs.
  • With support from the FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, develop project plans and budgets, contributing towards an overall project implementation.
  • With support from the lead FSL Coordinator and/or other senior programme staff, support with inputs in the development of high-quality concept notes and proposals.
  • Working closely with supervisees (Partner Field Assistants/enumerators) to ensure project/sector objectives are met per time across projects being supported.
  • With the support of FSL Coordinator, support project implementation to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against log frames, individual performance management work plans).
  • Coordinate field level implementation of projects activities alongside staff of partner organizations.
  • Work closely with the programme Officer, Program Manager and other senior programme staff, to support timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal ACF requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.

Position Requirements

  • B.Sc / HND Degree in Nutrition, Health, Agric Extension, Public Health or any related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a public health-related role.
  • Experience in a non-governmental organization is preferred
  • Experience with donor-funded programs would be appreciated
  • Good understanding of the Local Language (Hausa/Kanuri)
  • Professionalism
  • Good organizer/planner
  • Sound Computer skills (Microsoft Word, 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

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN236,595 per month.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Job Title: Stabilization Centre Officer

Location: Potiskum, Yobe
Employment type: Full time
Department: Programmes – Health & Nutrition
Experience: Mid Level

Company Overview & Job Description
Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim – ACF) began operations in Nigeria in 2010 in response to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, focusing on integrated programming and looking at the Nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. In 2011, we expanded our work to begin implementing nutrition development projects in Jigawa and in Yobe. Following the crises in Northeast Nigeria, we further expanded our operations in Borno State in 2014 in response to the crisis to address the Nutrition, Health, Food security & livelihoods, WASH, and shelter needs of conflict-affected communities. We are operational in 11 Local Government Areas of Borno, 12 in Yobe and 3 in Jigawa.

ACF is looking for a Stabilization Centre Officer who, in collaboration with the Stabilization Center Manager, will ensure the proper functioning of the Therapeutic Feeding Centre and will coordinate with nutrition SC manager regarding challenges, issues faced at the centre for timely and appropriate decision making.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the centre is functioning properly, providing care of high quality including medical diagnosis and treatment of SAM children with medical complications
  • To ensure that the referred SAM children from other health facilities or community health workers are re-diagnosed and documented appropriately.
  • To ensure that the admission criteria into a stabilization centre according to the national CMAM Protocol and WHO guidelines are followed.
  • Support the stabilization centre medical team on deciding 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.
  • 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 of 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.
  • Follow up of the hygiene and sanitation rules in the centre and ensure PPE are always available and are being used.
  • Identification of absence and defaulters from stabilization centre and follow up through the volunteer’s network and/or outreach staff.
  • Ensure that adequate supplies are available in stabilization centres 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
  • Ensure that all information from initial diagnosis and previous diagnosis/treatments (if referred from OTP) of SAM children coming to the centre are captured in the CCP card and admission register.
  • Ensure that all data collection tools (i.e. screening registers, patient registers, patient CCP card, patient feeding chart, patient’s diagnosis test reports etc.) are regularly updated and always available at the centre.
  • Compile and analyze the data and determine the performance of the centre, share the monthly Activity Progress Report with the SC manager.
  • Regularly report and coordinate with nutrition SC manager regarding challenges, issues faced at the centre for timely and appropriate decision making.
  • Organize and conduct weekly medical meetings with the team to discuss mortality review and case study.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, Nursing, RN Nurse, Public Health, Nutrition or related degree with SC experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in in-patient management of SAM cases with Medical Complications and CMAM programmes implementation
  • Valid and current practising license.
  • Excellent report-writing skills is 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 ACF’s aims, values and principles.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN236,595 per month

 

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 25th January, 2021.

 

Note: Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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