Action Against Hunger Recruitment for Graduates 2019 | AAH Application Guide and Requirements

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.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

  1. Job Title: FSL Officer – Agroforestry

Location: Damasak, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Programme – FSL
Starting Date: as soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: FSL Sector Manager

Job Summary

  • Under the supervision of the FSL Sector Manager the Agroforestry Officer will lead field team implementing Agriculture activities in the “Enhancing Food security, WASH services and resilience for Conflict-Affected Populations in Northeast Nigeria” through livelihood interventions, business management and technical trainings and capacity building to improve skills or production in new/pre-existing livelihood assets and including tree nursery.

Objective 1

  • Provide support to the FSL Sector Manager and Area Manager in the implementation of the FSL component of the program at LGA level under the direction of the FSL Sector Manager.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community mobilization, meetings and training during community led agriculture activities such as dry season vegetable production, compost making and tree nursery establishment.
  • Mobilize beneficiaries into groups and facilitate cooking training and recipe demonstrations in target communities to improve the utilization of locally produced vegetables and staple food to improve the nutrition status of children and women.
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during the implementation of activities.
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during the implementation of activities.
  • Support in the implementation of Agriculture capacity building training including Field Training Workshops for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level. Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Agriculture Assistant and Community stakeholders.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations etc. from the Agriculture component of the program.
  • Contribute to preparing FSL internal and external reports including case studies and success stories etc.
  • Contribute to farmer’s access to seeds, post-harvest processing and market linkage for small holder farmers in the LGA.

Objective 2

  • Collect information and data on Agriculture Activities at LGA level through surveys, assessments, regular post-distribution monitoring and field supervision visits of beneficiary households.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the Agriculture Activity situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result when required.
  • Supervise and collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the Agro Assistants.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL (CBT and IGA), Nutrition, WASH teams in different LGAs on cross-learning with the aim of revising and improving approaches.
  • Support M&E team in activities monitoring (beneficiary targeting, identification, registration and training; market and livelihood assessments; baseline and endline surveys, post-distribution monitoring, price monitoring, field monitoring visits, focused group discussions (FGD), etc).
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from FSL PM, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.

Objective 3

  • Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilization strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the Economic and Livelihoods Restoration.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about Agriculture Activities and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from relevant State, LGA and community stakeholders, in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified based on project proposal and organizations policies before agriculture intervention is made.
  • Support the FSL SM in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive Agriculture interventions are carried out in a transparent way, which guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field way and with the active participation of women, men and minority members of communities.
  • Facilitate good working relationship between state, LGA, community level stakeholders and target beneficiaries.

Objective 4

  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA and state levels when required.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with all other AAH departments and sectors to ensure the project activities are integrated in line with Logistics, Finance, HR and security procedures and SOPs.
  • Collaboration with other partners including the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in assigned LGA.
  • Ensure that the project (implementation of Agricultural activities) is well represented in regular LGA level meetings and forums.
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials, and cash advances received from finance are  properly retired after each activity
  • Preparation of weekly movement plan for assigned LGA according to the team planning and sharing with FSL SM.

Objective 5

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Agriculture assistants to compile and submit monthly activity reports.
  • To provide reports according to the request of the FSL sector program manager (Bi-weekly updates, success stories, case studies etc.)
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, security information at the community as needed and/or requested.
  • Including, but not limited to: Compiles weekly and monthly reports and ensuring timely submission of such written reports to the FSL SM for consolidation and sharing with the FSL Sector manager.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • FSL SM: hierarchical relationship.
  • Area Manager: Technical oversight, technical support, coaching.
  • Multisectorial Program Manager: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination.
  • Other Programme Officers and Deputy Programme Managers: Nut/FSL/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach).
  • Support departments: collaboration and exchange of information.

External:

  • Local authorities: communication, exchange of information in collaboration with the Area Manager and FSL Sector Manager.
  • Local Technical Coordination: lobbying, animation et leadership.
  • Other NGOs: partnerships and technical exchanges or sharing of experience.
  • Population and beneficiaries: definition of needs, targeting, communication and exchange of information.
  • Participate actively in Food Security Working Group, Cash Transfer Working Group, OCHA meetings, INGO forum.
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo, Multisectorial PM, FSL PM, FSL SPM and state PMs/SMs.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Agriculture, Forestry, Sociology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography and other related fields.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum two years’ work experience in development contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • 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 English and Hausa languages.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience managing FSL interventions (i.e. cash based transfer, IGA, agriculture/livelihoods).
  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities.
  • Fluency in Hausa and other local languages.

Application Closing Date
Tuesday, 16th April, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. Job Title: FSL Officer – Agroforestry

Location: Bade, Yobe
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Programme – FSL
Starting date: as soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: FSL Sector Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide support to the FSL Sector Manager in the implementation of Agro component of the program; and specifically undertake Agricultural Activity interventions at LGA level.

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community mobilization meetings for community led agriculture activities (vegetable production, dry season farming, compost making, tree seedlings nursery) in collaboration with the assistance of the FSL sector Manager;
  • Work with community leaders to ensure identification and selection of the most vulnerable IDPs and host communities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of Agriculture planned activities with the support from the Sector Manager.
  • Support in the implementation of Agriculture capacity building initiatives including facilitating field training Workshops for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Provide technical guidance in implementing agricultural activities as defined in the FSL programme in close collaboration with the agro assistant and Community stakeholders.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing detailed work plan for FSL team at LGA level activities in collaboration with Agro Assistants.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learnt, best practices, and evaluations from the Agro component of the project
  • Contribute to preparing FSL internal and external reports including case studies and success stories etc.

Objective 2

  • Collect information and data on Agriculture Activities at LGA level through surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits of beneficiary households

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the Agriculture Activity situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result, when required.
  • Supervise and collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the Agroforestry Assistants.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Coordinate closely with the Sector Manager to ensure that cross LGA programs are being implemented in synergy.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL (CBT and IGA), Nutrition, WASH teams in different LGAs on cross-learning with the aim of revising and improving approaches.
  • Participate in and inform longer-term discussions with the program team (FSL, WASH and nutrition) regarding program implementation strategy.
  • Support M&E team in activities monitoring (beneficiary targeting, identification, registration and training; market and livelihood assessments; baseline and endline surveys, post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, field monitoring visits, focused group discussions, etc)
  • Contribute to the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of FSL programming.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities.
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from Sector Manager, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.

Objective 3

  • Mobilization and awareness raising about the organization, program objectives and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the Agroforestry, Economic and Livelihoods Restoration.
  • Implement sensitisation activities for targeted communities about Agriculture Activities and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from relevant State, LGA and community stakeholders, in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified based on project proposal and organization’s policies before agriculture intervention is made.
  • Support the Sector Manager in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive Agriculture interventions are carried out in a transparent way which guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field way and with active participation of women, men and minority members of communities.
  • Facilitate good working relationship between state, LGA, community level stakeholders and target beneficiaries.

Objective 4

  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination meeting for the program at LGA and state levels when required.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with all other AAH departments and sectors to ensure the project activities are integrated in line with Logistics, Finance, HR and security procedures and SoPs.
  • Collaboration with other partners including relevant state government ministries, Borno State Agricultural Development Program, Chad Basin Development Authority, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in assigned LGA.
  • Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation.
  • Ensure that the project (implementation of agricultural activities) is well represented in regular LGA level meetings and forums.
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials; and cash advances received from finance are  properly retired after each activity.
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all cash distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists and  supply request order).
  • Preparation of weekly movement plan for assigned LGA according to the team planning and sharing with Sector Manager.

Objective 5

  • Reporting and documentation

Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with Agriculture assistants to compile and submit monthly activity reports
  • To provide reports according to the request of the Sector Manager (Monthly APR updates, success stories, case studies etc.)
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, security information at the community as needed and/or requested including, but not limited to: Compiles weekly and monthly reports and ensuring timely submission of such written reports to the Sector Manager Social Protection for consolidation and sharing with the Multi-sector PM

Internal & External Relationships
Internal:

  • Sector Manager: hierarchical relationship o Sector Manager: Technical oversight, technical support, coaching
  • Area Program Manager: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Other social protection Officers and Project Officers: WASH/Nut/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach)
  • Support departments: collaboration and exchange of information

External:

  • Local authorities : communication, exchange of information in collaboration with the Sector Manager
  • Local Technical Coordination: lobbying, and leadership
  • Other NGOs: partnerships and technical exchanges or sharing of experience
  • Population and beneficiaries: definition of needs, targeting, communication and exchange of information
  • Participate actively in Food Security Working Group, Cash Transfer Working Group, OCHA meetings, INGO forum,
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo,
  • APM, Sector Manager and other LGA officers

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • BSc in Agriculture or Development Studies e.g. agro-economy, natural resource management, anthropology, disaster risk management etc.
  • Minimum two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Skills & Experience

  • Essential:
    • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
    • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies
    • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
    • 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 English
    • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy
  • Preferred:
    • Previous experience managing FSL interventions (i.e. cash based transfer, IGA, agriculture/livelihoods)
    • Previous experience with ACF o Experience implementing programming on behalf of donor (i.e. SDC, USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) funded activities
    • Fluency in Hausa and other local languages (Fulani and Kanuri).

Application Closing Date
Thursday, 11th April, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

  1. Job Title: Logistics Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Logistics
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Logistics Manager

Objective 1

  • Manage the logistics supply chain

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that KitLogV3.7 procedures are followed in regards to supply chain including procurement (raise PLs), receipt and documentation.
  • Ensure that base team understand and complies with the laid down procurement procedures in collaboration with the Logistics Manager.
  • Follow up PL lines with procurement team.
  • Develop a monthly planning of logistics purchase including sub bases & ensure best available prices and quality of the items
  • Ensure quality control of deliveries from suppliers;
  • Ensure that logistics stationery stocks management activities run by the Log assistants meet all ACF standards and principle warehousing requirements (conditions, FIFO rule, identification, documentation)
  • Ensure that stock management files (stock cards, DN, SRO, other) and procurement files are kept and archived according to ACF standards
  • Follow up and update contract management like property rental premises, Security services etc.
  • Follow up and control fuel utilization of all generators including sub bases with log assistant.
  • “Logistics Petty Cash” needs to be manage efficiently, adjusted and submit to Finance timely
  • Need to monitor strongly about Logistics Petty cash expenses of sub bases with log assistant.

Objective 2

  • Assist and Management of equipment, communication means and the vehicle fleet

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise allocation and use of equipment with IT team.
  • Follow-up and monitor installation, maintenance and repair of equipment especially generator, Air conditioner etc.
  • Ensure tracking of fixed assets, update base equipment list with new equipment on a monthly basis and conduct physical check of equipment list each 3 months with IT team. Update fixed assets inventory list for base and sub bases with logistics assistant.
  • Ensure (with the support of the Logistics Assistant, if applicable) that ACF standard generator fuelling, maintenance and repair processes are implemented and adhered with, logbooks are filled, consolidated and monitored on a monthly basis.
  • Assist Fleet officer (if needed) that all drivers follow ACF standard procedures for weekly checks and vehicle documentation (Log book, movement log)
  • Report to Logistics Manager on vehicle, generator or equipment faults.
  • Follow up on all generator and Air conditioner maintenance and repair needs reported by logistics assistant or other staff members
  • Compile and consolidate records for generators consumption with log assistant and raise PL when it reaches reorder point.
  • In case of accident, incident, provide report to Logistics Manager and ensure the daily communication systems (phones / internet) run smoothly with IT team.

Objective 3

  • Manage all rehabilitation and maintenance for office and premises

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide useful improvement for construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of structures for the operation of the base (programs, offices, house, warehouse, mechanic workshop…).
  • Manage operations under supervision of the Logistics Assistant Base & sub bases, if applicable

Objective 4

  • Manage facilities management of office and guest house

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide useful support of office & guest house facility management with logistics assistant including sub bases.
  • Weekly monitor Expert Guest House and compound with maintenance & repair (if needed) AND report
  • Need to quick response (if needed) about any electrical fault, plumbing issue within office premises and guest house.

Objective 5

  • Reporting

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collect and analyze monthly reports for inventory, running costs of generators, the narrative report of activities, equipment list.
  • Compile and submit monthly report to the Logistics Manager (if applicable).

Objective 6

  • Performance Management

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

Internal & External Relationships
Internal:

  • Logistics Manager: Direct Supervision – hierarchical relationship – exchange of information
  • Technical Support – exchange of information and collaboration on procurement matters
  • If applicable – Logistics Assistant: Line Management – hierarchical relationship
  • Logistic Coordinator: integrated approach – Coordination – sharing of information – Technical Support – exchange of information and collaboration on procurement matters
  • Finance Coordinator/ Base Admin: exchange of information and collaboration on procurement matters
  • Base/Capital Logistician: exchange of information and collaboration on procurement and transport matters
  • Others Programme: exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach)

External:

  • Service Providers & Vendors: working relation, exchange of information, coordination,
  • Local representatives of international aid organization: exchange of information

Requirements
Qualification:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (Preferable Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology or related field)

Essential:

  • Minimum of 4 years’ work experience in Supply chain and/or logistics position
  • Some experience in supervising Staff
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, especially MS Excel
  • Rigorous, with strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Professional level of English
  • Ability to work in complex environment and can bear the work load
  • Good interpersonal skills – approachable, diplomatic, able to negotiate, influence, give and receive effective feedback, be a team player
  • Ability to manage stress effectively, and juggle competing priorities.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience working for NGOs an asset, particularly international and/or health related NGOs
  • Fluency in one or more National/regional languages an asset
  • Experience in supervisory position an asset
  • Proficient in IT and networking technology.

Application Deadline: Thursday, 11th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

  1. Job Title: Consultant – Study of value chain analyses

Location: Nigeria

Objectives of the Study

  • The General objective of the study is to propose concrete viable options for support or enhancement of the key value chains in Jere, Kukawa and Monguno LGAs, on the basis of a solid analysis of current trends, processes and actors.

The specific objectives are:

  • To produce a full mapping of pre-selected value chains today as well as before the crises (10 year ago), including the type, name and location of actors, the quantified flow of resources and communication taking place between actors, summarized production systems, source of inputs, and a geo-referenced map of where they are located;
  • To Analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats along the value chains;
  • To conduct a rapid market assessment for the pre-selected commodities, including an analysis of current market trends in terms of market demand and supply, price-scheduling mechanisms, market determinant factors, supply chains and government market regulatory and control mechanisms;
  • To identify priority value chain which could be supported by the project, and which will be analyzed in more details; and for those value chains

Job Responsibilities

  • To elaborate of a competitiveness plan for each value chain;
  • To Analyze the business models adopted by each actors along the value chains;
  • To analyze the opportunities to promote micro and small enterprises along the pre- selected value chains, looking at the specific involvement of marginalized groups (women, youth, IDPs, smallholder farmers) in terms of jobs creation, incomes generation, actual participation in professional organizations / networks etc.;
  • To define a value chain recovery and enhancement plan for the pre-selected commodities (in collaboration with the RESILAC team identifying specific aspects where RESILAC can have an impact in unblocking issues.

Application Deadline: 27th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should sumbit the following information listed below to: [email protected]

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