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ACF - Action contre la Faim / Action Against Hunger

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Votre environnement de travail

Action Contre La Faim ACF) has been operational since 2010 in Northeast and has been able to successfully implement integrated programs in Nutrition, Health, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) and Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).. further the mission has expanded its programs in the wake of conflict in Borno state since 2017 , focusing on long term sustainable programs focused on system strengthening for Health, WASH, Social Protection, and Agriculture sectors.

Nigeria is one of the biggest missions for ACF France. The need for health and nutrition response is massive and the importance of collaboration with key stakeholders can't be overemphasized. ACF is well known as a font frontier in health and nutrition response.

The Nigerian security environment is volatile, especially in the Northeast and Northwest, where the mission is operating. Specific to the Northeast, the Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG) regular attacks on the military, government and humanitarian installations have made the majority of the locations inaccessible and the mission has prioritized the use of UNHAS choppers while completely banning its staff from using road transport. Moreover, international staff are allowed to stay in a few locations outside the main state capitals of Yobe and Borno. In the Northwest area of the country, abductions and killings have occurred regularly in the past against the mission and the mission has strict measures to be followed while in these locations.

Votre poste et vos responsabilités

The role holder will define the strategies and coordinate the mission activities in the fields of Nutrition and Health (focusing on long term strategic direction including humanitarian operations).

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country director, the position's primary responsibilities involve:

  • Developing regional nutrition and health programming, coordinating effective technical programmes' implementation and play an active role in ACF strategic engagement with Nutrition and Health working groups.

  • Developing and coordinating strategies for nutrition and health initiatives.

  • Encompassing long-term strategic planning and humanitarian operations.

  • Collecting and analyzing data, producing reports, reviewing proposals, conducting assessments, initiating research projects, managing budgets.

  • Fostering an integrated approach, and collaborating with various stakeholders.

  • Overseeing the nutrition and health team, supporting their development, and managing program managers.

  • Managing the Nutrition and Health team in the capital office if any and be the Technical/Support Manager of the Nutrition and Health Program Managers [development grant defined by the mission].

  • Establishing partnerships with governmental and local agencies, negotiating agreements, and contributing to national strategies against malnutrition.

  • Representing the organization in health and nutrition matters, maintaining relations with donors, participating in networks and clusters, and disseminating information on AAH's programs in these fields.

Votre profil

You hold a master degres preferably in human nutrition or medical sciences with a minimum of 5 to 7 years of previous experience working with NGOs specifically in nutrition and/or health.

You have an experience with external representation and knowledge of Nut & Health Cluster mechanisms.

You have an experience with evaluations and monitoring as well as Project Management Cycle; Experience with external representation and knowledge of Nut & Health Cluster mechanisms.

You have an advanced knowledge of N&H guidelines and procedures including those of donors and international standards (e.g. SPHERE).

You also have an Ability and a willingness to travel regularly to AAH field locations. Experience working with multiple donors (OFDA, ECHO, UNICEF, BHA, UN…) including compliance reporting and regulations.

You have an excellent written and spoken in english, and you have the ability to write clear and engaging reports.

Vos conditions d’emploi

  • 12 months fixed term contract under French (for internationals) or Nigerian (for nationals) labor law.
  • Starting date: 02/05/2024

  • For expatriate Applicants:

  • Monthly gross salary from 2597 to 2968€ upon experience

  • Monthly per diem and living allowance: 837€ net, field paid

  • Monthly country allowance: 150€

  • 16% of the gross monthly salary for pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens

  • Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house

  • Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses and repatriation insurance

  • Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid

  • leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215€ at each RnR period

  • Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge©

  • For national Applicants:

  • Basic Salary: Starting from 1,375,618 Naira per month

  • Living condition: 252,000 Naira per month

  • Leave allowance: 10% of Basic Salary per month

  • Pension: Employer contribution 10% of gross salary, Employee contribution 8% of gross salary

  • Annual leave: 2 days per month

  • Private health insurance: 100% health care coverage provided by the organization

  • Private life assurance: 24/7 life assurance coverage provided by the organization

  • Competitive relocation benefits

  • Training: : Free and direct access to Cross Knowledge

  • Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for for a hospitalized child and creche facilities for babies.

Pourquoi nous rejoindre ?

This position is a great opportunity for candidates, with good experience & knowledge in the Nutrition and Health field, to enhance their existing skills and face new challenges. In particular, ACF Nigeria has close to 290 staff (national and international staff). As such, this role requires a high level of management and leadership skills. This is an opportunity to put your skills to use to support the efforts of communities in Nigeria to rebuild their resilience!

Added 17 days ago - Updated 6 hours ago - Source: actioncontrelafaim.org