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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:

Food Security and Livelihood Sector Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Senior Project Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide technical lead and guidance in the implementation of FSL activities of the program:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for the kitchen garden, farmers field school, and other agricultural activities related components of the program in collaboration with the assistance of the MPM
  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for Cash-based Transfer Social Protection activities in collaboration with the SPM and guidance from the FSL technical team.
  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for the economic strengthening of the income generation activities of the households in collaboration with SPM and guidance from the FSL technical team.
  • Compile monthly FSL program technical reports with an overview of activities of the program, contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to SPM for consolidation.
  • Evaluate and update project needs (HR, financing, logistics) ;
  • Elaborate appropriate questionnaires and apply the follow-up and supervision tools of the project
  • Identify and inform the SPM of any problems or constraints
  • Ensure follow-up of the project’s progress and write suitable reports;
  • Propose solutions and improvements concerning the project’s progress;
  • Coordinate activities and sensitize local partners in the field.

Objective 2

  • Track and report technical activities on FSL activities area of the program

Tasks ad Responsibilities:

  • Review reports and gauge program progress against the logical framework, ensuring compliance with AAH internal and donor reporting standards.
  • Assist the SPM in reviewing the FSL program budget and then follow up with support departments to ensure adherence to the work plan.
  • Review with SPM all procurement requests for the FSL activities area of the program component before submission to the logistics department.
  • Support in follow up on logistics requirements in coordination with the procurement officer and Log manager
  • Ensure that all program-related data and information on FSL activities area of the program are correct, updated, organized and accessible to the country program, HQ and other key stakeholders, and that lessons learned and best practice are documented.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Support development of activities progress reports for the program team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 3

  • Manage the FSL project’s team:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and supervise the work of the team to optimize the capacity of each team member.
  • Take part actively in the recruitment and the training of staff, in cooperation with the SPM.
  • Lead and support the Evaluation (performance appraisal) of FSL staff and ensure that all staff has planned and completed Pas, recommendations for capacity building and career development milestones.

Objective 4

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, and 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, and identify the strength and areas of professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Multi-sectoral PM: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • FSL  Officers: line manager– exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Finance, HR and Logistics Coordinator: exchange of information and collaboration
  • Others Programme Managers: exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach).

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 organizations: exchange of information

Position Requirements
Qualification:

  • Degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences or Economics or other related fields

Skills and Experience:
Essential:

  • Previous 3 years of work experience in food security and livelihood projects
  • Experience in a managerial position
  • Analytical capacity
  • Capacity to supervise a team
  • Good relational qualities
  • Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural production systems
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with AAH
  • Previous development programming experience
  • Capacity to write high-quality reports
  • Previous team management and activity planning experience
  • Computer knowledge (Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook).

Minimum Basic Salary

  • NGN308,589 per month.

More Information

  • Job City Maiduguri, Borno
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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.

Action Against Hunger saves lives while building long-term strategies for self-sufficiency:

  • Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
  • 6,500+ field staff assisting more than 14.9 million people in 2015
  • 35+ years of expertise in contexts of conflict, disasters and food crises

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment.

Why Our Work Matters

Deadly malnutrition claims the lives of 1 million children each year, even though it’s:

  1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when to expect acute malnutrition
  2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to help children stay healthy
  3. TREATABLE: Therapeutic ready-to-use foods can help save millions
  4. AFFORDABLE: Just $45 can provide a child with lifesaving treatment

You can trust Action Against Hunger. Here’s why:

  • Highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator, ten years in a row
  • Listed as an “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch
  • We're accountable, meeting all 20 Better Business Bureau standards
  • Earned Guidestar's Gold Participant Seal for our commitment to transparency
  • Awarded the “Best in America” seal by the Independent Charities of America

What Others Are Saying

Don’t take it from us: here’s what others have to say of our work:

“Action Against Hunger is a NGO that is action oriented. I can truthfully say that they deliver services to those in need and are very present on the ground. They make lasting positive change in the lives of people. I worked for them in four countries and have a good understanding of how they work.”

– Holimata, Great Nonprofits Review

“Action Against Hunger is in war-torn countries that many fear to tread. They are technical people… that forgo the comforts of modern life to assist local populations and refugees at the most fundamental level in the most dangerous locales. They provide nutrition, healthcare, sanitation, and food sustainability. They train populations to be self-sufficient. Although these dedicated men and women want to eliminate the need for their services, humanity is not willing and forces them to witness the most heinous actions.”

– President Nelson Mandela, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2004

“As a field worker and a partner... I recommend Action Against Hunger as an effective and important organization. Through their integrated approach and expertise in nutrition, food security and water, sanitation and hygiene they are saving lives and improving them for years to come in some of the poorest parts of the planet.”

– Water Advocate, Great Nonprofits Review, Dec. 8, 2011

“Action Against Hunger—the title speaks for itself. This is a remarkable organization with a staff of energetic, enthusiastic and deeply committed people who are determined to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people. There are millions who do not have access to clean water, food, health services or education. They are condemned to a grinding life of poverty with no choices. Action Against Hunger is changing this. Their training programs are improving the quality of life and health and, above all, bringing hope to thousands in underdeveloped countries. I commend them for their outstanding work and welcome the opportunity to express my support.”

– Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2006

“I’ve been covering humanitarian crises since the early 1990s and have often been impressed by the work of Action Against Hunger. They are among the first to respond when tragedies unfold, and they work to ensure that communities have a fighting chance to get back on their feet... The nightly news can often seem overwhelming, but it’s important to remember there are effective ways to fight hunger and overcome poverty, and along with groups like Action Against Hunger, you can become part of the solution.”

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0 USD Maiduguri, Borno CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week 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 below:Food Security and Livelihood Sector ManagerLocation: Maiduguri, Borno Starting Date: As Soon As Possible Direct Line Manager: Senior Project Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide technical lead and guidance in the implementation of FSL activities of the program:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for the kitchen garden, farmers field school, and other agricultural activities related components of the program in collaboration with the assistance of the MPM
  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for Cash-based Transfer Social Protection activities in collaboration with the SPM and guidance from the FSL technical team.
  • Develop detailed planning and implementation strategies for the economic strengthening of the income generation activities of the households in collaboration with SPM and guidance from the FSL technical team.
  • Compile monthly FSL program technical reports with an overview of activities of the program, contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to SPM for consolidation.
  • Evaluate and update project needs (HR, financing, logistics) ;
  • Elaborate appropriate questionnaires and apply the follow-up and supervision tools of the project
  • Identify and inform the SPM of any problems or constraints
  • Ensure follow-up of the project’s progress and write suitable reports;
  • Propose solutions and improvements concerning the project’s progress;
  • Coordinate activities and sensitize local partners in the field.

Objective 2

  • Track and report technical activities on FSL activities area of the program

Tasks ad Responsibilities:

  • Review reports and gauge program progress against the logical framework, ensuring compliance with AAH internal and donor reporting standards.
  • Assist the SPM in reviewing the FSL program budget and then follow up with support departments to ensure adherence to the work plan.
  • Review with SPM all procurement requests for the FSL activities area of the program component before submission to the logistics department.
  • Support in follow up on logistics requirements in coordination with the procurement officer and Log manager
  • Ensure that all program-related data and information on FSL activities area of the program are correct, updated, organized and accessible to the country program, HQ and other key stakeholders, and that lessons learned and best practice are documented.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Support development of activities progress reports for the program team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 3

  • Manage the FSL project’s team:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and supervise the work of the team to optimize the capacity of each team member.
  • Take part actively in the recruitment and the training of staff, in cooperation with the SPM.
  • Lead and support the Evaluation (performance appraisal) of FSL staff and ensure that all staff has planned and completed Pas, recommendations for capacity building and career development milestones.

Objective 4

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with HR for necessary staff meeting, performance review, and 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, and identify the strength and areas of professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support

Internal & External Relationship Internal:

  • Multi-sectoral PM: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • FSL  Officers: line manager– exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Finance, HR and Logistics Coordinator: exchange of information and collaboration
  • Others Programme Managers: exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach).

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 organizations: exchange of information

Position Requirements Qualification:

  • Degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences or Economics or other related fields

Skills and Experience: Essential:

  • Previous 3 years of work experience in food security and livelihood projects
  • Experience in a managerial position
  • Analytical capacity
  • Capacity to supervise a team
  • Good relational qualities
  • Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural production systems
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects

Preferred:

  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with AAH
  • Previous development programming experience
  • Capacity to write high-quality reports
  • Previous team management and activity planning experience
  • Computer knowledge (Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook).

Minimum Basic Salary

  • NGN308,589 per month.
2020-01-18

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