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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International 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.
 Action Against Hunger | ACF-International 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.

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Nutrition Officer

Duty Station: Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:Under the supervision of the Deputy Nutrition Program Manager (DPM) the incumbent will be part of the team implementing Nutrition activities at community level. The support will be focus on implementation of active case findings in selected communities.

Specific Objectives
  • Direct supervision of technical work of nutrition assistants at community level. Ensure frequent visits to various program location to monitor implementation of activities.
  • Oversee community volunteers on MUAC screening and referrals.
  • Participate in the development of joint activity work plans with key stakeholders in the state and within ACF.
  • Ensure all Nutrition interventions are fully integrated, scaled-up and implemented as per national protocols.
  • Participate in monthly planning meetings to review implementation progress and support the nutrition assistants in development of their monthly schedules
  • Collaborate with all other ACF department and sectors to ensure the integration of project activities.
  • Collaborate with other partner, MOH, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working within various communities.
  • Ensure  logistical purchasing procedures are followed whenever delegated
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all items distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and  supply request order)
  • Provide reports according based on program manager and DPM requirements (Bi - weekly updates, success stories, case studies etc.)
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, WASH or security information at the community as needed and/or requested
  • Work closely with the DPM and M&E team to ensure accurate data entry.
  • Support and build the capacity of nutrition assistants in the compilation, preparation and submission of accurate and timely nutrition reports.
Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in health, nutrition, nursing or related field.  Masters degree level degree preferred.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and culturally sensitive
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to translate evaluated results into learning strategies
  • Fluency in Hausa and English.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • Experience in humanitarian PQA or M & E
  • Experience in designing and leading internal and external evaluation
  • Experience designing and leading capacity building and training for national teams
  • Familiarity with nutrition, healthcare and systems
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming
  • Previous experience in CMAM and IYCF programming previous experience with ACF.

2.Nutrition Deputy Program Manager

Duty Station: Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:Following the direction of the Multi sectoral Programme Manager and with technical support of Nutrition Coordinator, the Nutrition Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs.The Nut DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.

Specific Objectives:
  • Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission.
  • Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors.
  • Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
  • To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area.
  • Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
  • Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including staff career plan development).
  • Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in Medicine or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts  + minimum 3 years of work experience.
  • Essential Skills and Experience:
  •  Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
  • Human resource management experience, leadership and motivation/training skills.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management.
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously and self-learner;
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders. 
  • Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with CMAM, Care Group Model, BCC and IYCF programming.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experience within International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
  • Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming.

3.Nutrition AssistantDuty Station: Maiduguri, Borno State; 
Damaturu, Yobe State.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Directly implement the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition officer.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of CMAM activities with support from the Nutrition officer.
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on CMAM practices, malnutrition, causes of malnutrition and treatment of malnutrition.
  • Participate in screening of children less than five years, referral and follow up of malnourished beneficiaries at community level.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about CMAM with support from MOH, community leaders and other key stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Coordinate all activities very closely and in collaboration with MOH and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly reports, monthly reports and MUAC screening data & reports to nutrition officers for compilation.
  • In collaboration with the nutrition officer and DPM develop success stories, lessons learnt and case studies.
Qualifications: Diploma in a nutrition or community based programming or related field.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • 1 year relevant work experience.
  • Experience in the Nutrition and social approach – IYCF a plus.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Good team spirit.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  •  Previous experience with nutrition and health programming.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.
  • Ability to Speak Hausa, Kanuri

4.Nutrition and Health Deputy Program ManagerDuty Station:     Maiduguri, Borno State


Position Overview:Following the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition & health activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs. The DPM ensures the Nutrition & Health team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations. The N-H DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission.
  • Apply the common IYCF package of guidelines and tools used in WINNN (IYCF national guidelines and tools, food demonstration guidelines, recipe cards, etc.) for training, implementation and in support of M&E.
  • Responsible for supervising and quality assurance of all N-H activities in the area of intervention.
  • Ensure the compilation of need/feasibility assessments and related reports. These reports must be written and transmitted to the PM, RRE and N-H coordinator.
  • Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
  • To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area
  • Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
  • Supervise the  N-H teams working at the Local Government Level and ACF Base Office
  • Participation in the recruitment and the training of staff, in cooperation with the RRE Nut PM and HR administrator 
  • Ensure the compilation of all essential documents related and relevant pictures to N-H projects.
  • Contribute to the set up and populating of the ACF N-H database in the mission.
QualificationsDegree in Medicine , Pharmacy or Public Health Degree in  a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts  + minimum 3 years of work experiences.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Fluent in English.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
  • Human resource management experience, leadership and motivation/training skills.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management.
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously and self-learner.
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders. 
  • Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF programming.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience within the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
  • Experience in Social Behavior Change Programming.
5.Nutrition Program ManagerDuty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State

Position Overview:The Nutrition Program Manager is responsible for overall management of Nutrition Programs (CMAM,IYCF, MNCHW) as well as planning and assessment of startup of additional nutrition activities in Yobe State as needed. He/she will also manage the human resources, supply pipeline in collaboration with the Nutrition team including reporting and representation.

Specific Objectives: 
  • Ensure strong linkages with State and LGA authorities in planning, and decision making in all relational nutritional activities (trainings, assessments, rehabilitation, etc.) in collaboration with the Nut Co.
  • Provide joint technical support to the hospital staff in the Stabilization Center (SC) and to the health facilities staffs for the running of OTP activities.  This is to be done with a counterpart in hospital and health facilities to ensure the existence of capacities to coach at LGA and health facility levels. 
  • Follow-up on recommendation provided by SQUEAC evaluations and other documents for improvement of program impact. 
  • Ensure the use of communication materials (such as posters, banners, pamphlets, radio messaging, etc.) to support activities implementation.
  • Jointly with SNO, NFPs and health facility in charges, determine mechanisms to strengthen the community – community volunteer – health facility linkages. 
  • Organize and support implementation and monitoring of IYCF activities to ensure approach is adapted/documented throughout the process. 
  • In collaboration with the ACF nutrition team & Nut Co, jointly conducts formal training session with  SMOH/LGA nutrition focal persons/technical team  for additional members of State/LGA and health facilities staff in area of intervention and for NGO partners (upon request) in all aspects of the management of acute malnutrition.
  • Ensure timely 3-months logistics order in respect with the procedures and follows up the supplies and orders with the logistics department.
  • Coordinate on a regular basis with the other technical departments of ACF.
  • Define overall CMAM implementation plan in collaboration with LGA/Ward/health facility personnel for all components of CMAM.
  • Recruit and train program staff with the support of the HRM/Multi-sectorial PM for the running of the nutrition activities.
  • Propose training to the nutrition staff whenever necessary and relevant, and coach/training ACF staff.
  • Finalize the monthly activities reports presented to the medical authorities (SMOH/LGA) and ensures validation by the Nut Co before dissemination.
  • Validate all documents and reports in collaboration with Nut Co before dissemination to partners, including supplies orders ad hoc assessment reports, etc. 
  • Represent ACF Nigeria in important national or regional Nut meetings, particularly with regards to potential regional crises
  • Identify Nut calls for proposals, interested donors, and opportunities for Nut and/or integrated program development, including emergency response.
QualificationsMinimum Bachelor in medical sciences, preferably in nutrition or public health. Master’s degree preferred

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Two years relevant work experience managing CMAM nutrition programs
  • Fluent English
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent human resource management, leadership and motivation/training skills
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders. 
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience with ACF.
  • Ability to speak Hausa.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures in humanitarian and recovery settings.
  • Significant experience in recovery and development project management.

6.LGA Nutrition OfficerDuty Station:     Damaturu, Yobe State


Position Overview:To strengthen the capacity of the Local Government Area (LGA) nutrition focal person or team (as designated by the LGA) in planning, management, delivery, follow-up and advocacy of cost-effective malnutrition prevention and treatment interventions (interventions include – Infant & Young Child Feeding, Community Management of Acute Malnutrition , Maternal & Child Health Weeks).

Specific Objectives: 
  • Provide technical support in planning, implementation and monitoring of key nutrittion interventions by working closely with the nutrition focal persons (NFP) and MCH expert at LGA level. This includes micro planning for MNCHWs
  • Work with NFP to support operational researches to identify barriers and facilitators of optimal breastfeeding and complimentary feeding practices as well as linked to access to CMAM and other nutrition interventions.
  • Support the LGAs and health facilities on preparation and planning for implementation of activities identified via needs assessment, in close collaboration with NFP and MCH focal person.
  • Train the health facility staff on the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), IYCF, and MNCHWs according to the Nigerian national guidelines.
  • Together with the LGA and health facility nutrition focal point, identify the gaps of the HWs & CVs through supervision visits, and provide on-the-job coaching and training based on the gaps
  • Plans trainings according to identified gaps for all the nutrition interventions.
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of annual, quarterly, and monthly plans on IYCF/CMAM/MNCHWs and nutrition in general.
  • Support the preparation of supportive supervision plan and follow its implementation
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of IYCF/CMAM/MNCHW Nutrition M&E plans and its implementation
  • Ensure compliance with National Guidelines for CMAM, IYCF and MNCHWs.
  • Support exchange of information with teams and health facilities on absentees and defaulters for follow-up (CMAM), specific challenges for IYCF, etc. 
  • Manage the Community Mobilization Assistants to ensure that ACF program objectives are communicated effectively within the communities in order to improve program effectiveness.
  • Ensure that the proper performance evaluations are completed for each Community Mobilization Assistants on an annual basis.
  • Responsible for LGA level results and overall regular reporting, data analysis, communication and management aspects of the project (finance, logistics). 
QualificationsBSc Degree with a major in Nutrition. Graduate degree in a similar field a plus.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Health / Public Health / Nutrition / diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally IYCF, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Proven experience and ability in report writing.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
  • Commitment to and understanding of ACF’s aim, values and principles.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience in setting up IYCF program within CMAM program in an emergency context.
  • Experience with working with partners, including the government.
  • Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behavior change.
  • Fluency in local languages (Kanuri, Fulani)
  • Training in adult education/learning and effective training approaches.

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.orgTo be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “Nutrition Deputy program Manager -Maiduguri”. 


Also note that applications will be processed on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered.  

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

Keanis Jay

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