Recent Vacancies at Action Against Hunger
Recent Vacancies at Action Against Hunger

Current Vacancies at Action Against Hunger

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 position below:

 

 

Job Title: WASH Assistant
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: WASH Officer

Job Summary

  • The WASH Assistant will be working under the leadership and guidance of the RRM WASH Officer, accountable for professional technical contribution to rehabilitation and construction of the WASH project activities within the framework of the emergency response program in Northeast, Nigeria.

Objective 1

  • Daily supervision of Hygiene, water supply and sanitation activities, including construction, preparing technical design and bills of quantities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate technical assessments of WASH facilities and hygiene practices in communities/IDP settlements.
  • Assist the Project manager in the selection, design and construction of water systems, using ground water or surface water, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of existing systems.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Project manager 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
  • Identify and engage skilled and unskilled labour workers for borehole rehabilitation and emergency latrines construction.
  • Raised material request for borehole and latrine construction materials.
  • Keep track of construction materials used daily in the material consumption sheet.
  • Prepare request for daily skilled and unskilled labour for construction and rehabilitation work.
  • 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 that facilities are sustainable.
  • Prepare a Written Work Instruction for use on-site to bring clarity to contractor’s roles and responsibilities in each stage of the execution of construction activities.
  • Continually assess emergency needs, as requested, especially taking in the broader perspective of public health.
  • Ensure that work meets with SPHERE minimum standards.
  • Ensure that all technical work reflects the needs and preferences of different target groups.

Objective 2

  • Train and build the capacity of Stakeholders, beneficiaries and partners

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with community leaders to Identify community capacity needs.
  • Prepare training tools on relevant technical topics and conduct training for both internal staff and external stakeholders.
  • Assist the WASH Project Manager in the development of technical guidelines and tools.
  • Assess areas for improvement and recording lessons learnt for future activities.

Objective 3

  • Facilitate Hygiene Promotion sessions and promote behaviour change

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assess hygiene practices and identify risky behaviours within the community and identify best hygiene promotion approach.
  • Facilitate selection and training of community hygiene promoters.
  • Identify and train volunteers in preparedness for emergency cholera response.
  • Liaise closely with the WASH Technical Officer throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the WASH technical activities.
  • Identify and train water vendors to improve access to safe drinking water
  • Work closely with community structures in building sustainability and ensuring the effective utilisation of WASH facilities.

Objective 4

  • Coordinate with internal staff and local stakeholders to ensure smooth project implementation

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise closely with other sectors in the implementation of WASH activities.
  • Ensure that effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration.
  • Team with local Government and sectorial stakeholders/counterparts to exchange information on WASH technical implementation status.
  • Assist and participate in community mobilization.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • WASH Assistant: Collaborate with the hygiene promotion and social mobilization team members to ensure exchange of information and promote effective use of WASH facilities in the community.

External:

  • Local governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options.
  • Local representatives of international aid organisations: exchange of information.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of National Diploma in Water engineering, Geology, Hydrology, civil engineering, and other related fields.
  • Additional experience in trouble shooting, borehole rehabilitation, solar installation and latrine construction.
  • Experience in drilling and construction activities.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Previous experience in supervising drilling and construction activities
  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience
  • Microsoft Office and designing software Skills (AutoCAD, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word)
  • The candidate should be willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Kanuri, Hausa and English.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy

Preferred:

  • Previous experience of work in the humanitarian sector.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with AAH.

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Officer
Location
: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager – Nutrition/RRM Health & Nutrition Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Slot: 2 Openings

Objective 1

  • Represent AAH and the program within the community

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Know and understand AAH mandate, Humanitarian principles and the current program strategy and approach.
  • With the program manager, develop coherent messages and pass them to the community about AAH mandate, program objectives and approach.
  • Build trust between AAH and the community.

Objective 2

  • Health facility capacity  assessments and profiling

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct capacity assessment of health facilities: baseline, progress and end line and to come up with reports of the same.
  • Identify issues/problems and solutions as a result of the capacity assessment and progress assessment and in collaboration with the RRM Health/Nutrition adequately implement solutions in order to resolve problems.
  • Support emergency nutrition assessment among displaced population in newly accessible areas as well as Hard To Reach (HTR) areas.

Objective 3

  • Ensure community nutritional screening is functional and linking to health facilities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the supervision and monitoring of the implementation of active screening activities
  • Assist in the supervision and monitoring of the implementation of home visits of beneficiaries by community actors for follow-up of non-respondents, defaulters and potential defaulters.
  • In collaboration with the community volunteers and as needed the health facility staffs, mobilize the community for nutrition activities (early detection of case, referral, follow-up).
  • Support the community volunteers in the building up of the community mobilization network system in communities and follow-up implementation of activities
  • Under the responsibility of the Deputy nutrition program manager identify key areas of training for the community actors
  • Inform the Program Manager of training needs.

Objective 4

  • Implement community health groups (CHGs) within the catchment population for each health facility targeted by the CMAM component and for IYCF activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Implement community health groups (according to methodology)
  • Ensure outlined participation in the CHGs by all registered participants.
  • Draw an action plan after every CHG session, and follow up this action plan at the beginning of the next session.
  • Involve community volunteers in the CHGs.
  • Follow up the community volunteers to make sure that they follow up the communities to achieve the set action plans after the public health sessions.
  • Listen to the community volunteers and give them any necessary support in the field and report this to the office.
  • Follow up the community volunteers and be sure that they are conducting CMAM activities.

Objective 5

  • Assist the RRM Health&Nutrition/PM to work with the logistics and admin departments to plan, procure appropriate supplies and follow up community based activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Follow logistical purchasing procedures.
  • Ensuring correct budget lines are utilized as expected.
  • Ensure that the proper project codes are utilized in all document.
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials.

Objective 6

  • Identify training needs of Health workers and Community Volunteers attached to facilities as well as conducting theoretical training if necessary followed by On Job Training (OJT)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contact the key nutrition stakeholders and identify training needs in each facility/mobile clinic.
  • Under the responsibility of the RRM Health&Nutrition Manager/Nutrition Program Manager, identifies key areas of training for the health and nutrition actors.
  • Conduct training to facilities on IMAM, IYCF, micro-nutrient supplementation as per the needs identified through capacity assessment.
  • Facilitate on the job training on all aspects of activities as per the
  • proposal and to ensure that the health facility is able to move to the next phases of the project timeline.
  • Organize supportive supervision sessions to identify gaps in CMAM and IYCF services, proffer solutions and strengthen the quality of services provided.
  • Work with the health facility staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to identify properly and on time when the beneficiaries who must be transferred from the OTP to the stabilization centre or any major medical site for treatment and different branches of the programme. Ensure that the transfers are actually well done.
  • Build the capacity of the health staffs and CVs attached to the health facility to perform the appetite test for each potential OTP beneficiary and be sure that after the admission and consecutive visits.

Objective 7

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

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Establish good Relationship with Community leaders.
  • Establish a network with the other actors in the working area (I/NGOs)
  • Establish a good understanding of the program within the Community.
  • Establish linked and meetings with the Community leaders and different group existing in the working area.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • RRM Health&Nutrition Manager/Sector Manager – Nutrition: hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information.
  • Regional Nutrition and Health Coordinator/Nutrition & Health Program Manager: technical support.
  • Nutrition Assistant: Supervisor.

External:

  • State Primary Health Care Agency (SPHCDA), State Nutrition Officer, SMOH: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options.
  • LGA Team/HF team/CV: Training, supportive supervision, influence of choice on technical options.

Position Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Nutrition, Nursing or related field. Higher level Degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • Experience in IYCF-E is an asset.
  • He/she must have experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages, remote areas and stay at the field.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites.
  • Capacity to supervise and coach health workers.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies

Preferred:

  • Proficient in statistical and other softwares (Microsoft Office package, SPSS, SPHINX, STATA, EPI Info, ENA for SMART, GIS, etc.)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. Cash Transfers, WASH, Nutrition).
  • Previous experience with AAH.

 

 

Job Title: Nutrition Assistant
Location:
 Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Nutrition Officer

Objective 1

  • Represent AAH and the program within the community

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Know and understand AAH mandate, Humanitarian principals and the current program
  • With the Nutrition Sector manager, IYCF and Nutrition Officers develop coherent messages and pass them to the community about AAH mandate, program objectives and approach.
  • Build trust between AAH and the community.

Objective 2

  • Implement the nutrition CMAM & behavior change activities

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Directly implement the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the Nutrition and IYCF officers.
  • Work closely within community structures to follow up on implementation of CMAM and IYCF –E activities with support from the Nutrition and IYCF officers.
  • Create awareness and sensitize the community on CMAM practices, IYCF, malnutrition, and the 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, IYCF 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, IYCF Officer and Nutrition Sector Manager develop success stories, lessons learnt and case studies.
  • Organize and lead the formation of Mother to Mother Support Groups
  • for IYCF with the support of IYCF/Nutrition Officer in Emergency context.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • Nutrition Officer/IYCF Officer: hierarchical relationship – technical support – exchange of information.
  • RRM health and Nutrition manager: Technical support.

External:

  • SMOH field workers.

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Diploma in a Nutrition or Community Based Programming or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year work experience in humanitarian contexts (conflict/insecure contexts).
  • He/she must have experience in CMAM, IYCF and community mobilization.

Skills & Experience
Essential:

  • Ability and willingness to frequently travel to villages, remote locations and stay at the field.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long distance walking to screening sites.
  • Capacity to supervise and coach health workers.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management and representation competencies.

Preferred:

  • Proficient in statistical and other software (Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Proficiency with local languages (Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa).
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e. cash transfers, wash, Nutrition).
  • Previous experience with AAH.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 23rd November, 2018.