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

Cash Assistant Employment 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: Cash Assistant

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Cash Officer


  • The Cash Assistant will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Cash and Voucher intervention aimed at improving the Food and Nutrition security of Vulnerable Populations in in MMC and Jere LGAs of Borno State, North-Eastern Nigeria at the community level under the supervision of the Cash Officer.

Objective 1

  • Undertake Cash and Voucher interventions at LGA level under the direction of the Cash Officer

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community sensitization, meetings and training during related  to cash activities;
  • Work with community volunteers and other stakeholders to ensure the 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 unconditional cash transfers planned  activities with the support from the Cash Officer;
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training for the target beneficiaries at the community level.
  • Directly implement in the field the program activities in close collaboration with the Cash officer.
  • Implement detailed work plan for FSL team in MMC and Jere LGA.

Objective 2

  • Collect information and data on food security at LGA level through surveys, assessments and regular post distribution monitoring of beneficiary households.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the unconditional cash transfers situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result, when required.
  • Support the M&E team in analysis of beneficiary data collection.
  • Participate in the registration and distribution of beneficiary Smart cards.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities.

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:

  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about Cash Transfer and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified before Cash transfer is made.
  • Support the LGA Supervisor in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive cash transfers is carried out in a transparent way and with active participation of women and minority members of communities.
  • Support the Cash officer to ensure that beneficiaries’ access to the provider guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field.

Internal & External Relationship

  • Cash Officer: Direct line supervisor.
  • FSL Deputy Program Manager: Technical hierarchical relationship- exchange of information, collaboration, coordination.


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

Position Requirement

  • Diploma in Food security and livelihoods related courses e.g. Economics, Agricultural Economics, Business management Development, Agriculture Studies.

Skills & Experience

  • Professional, good organizational capacity, good human relationships, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • 1 year relevant work experience.
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English.
  • Commitment to Action Against Hunger mission, values and policy
  • Good team spirit.


  • Previous experience with FSL, Cash programming.
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy.
  • Previous experience with Action Against Hunger.
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience.

Application Closing Date
26th November, 2018.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online