Management Information System Assistant at Action Against Hunger

Company Overview

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.

Job Title: Management Information System Assistant

Location: Abuja, FCT
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
DirectLine Manager:  Information System Manager

Job Type: Full Time

Objective 1

  • Provide technical input in the formulation and integration of Geographic/Management Information System technology and other related spatial information applications.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collect information and study trends for the preparation of maps and its documentation.
  • Work closely with other technical staff in order to agree on the scope of regular mapping, define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, and participate in undertaking mapping.
  • Conduct research to locate and obtain updates of data bases and geo-referenced data.
  • Create maps using GIS software and maintenance of reference datasets for Action Against Hunger areas of operations.
  • Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
  • Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including field observation, satellite imagery, and existing maps.

Objective 2

  • Support in management of MIS platforms (Red Rose and Kobo)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support conception, editing and updating of information management systems.
  • Manage data entry and guarantee its quality.
  • Support quality and security of program related data.
  • Support technical team in form coding.
  • Uploading and management of surveys form on MIS platforms.
  • Support IS Manager in storage and security of beneficiaries data.

Objective 3

  • Plan, organize and develop Geographic/Management of data for operational programming needs in relation to spatial information acquired

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, organize and archive data and maps, and retrieve when required.
  • Enter new map data by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude and map scales.
  • Advice and support on enhancing the compatibility of data and metadata structures.
  • Production of printable maps with ArcGIS, Quantum Information system and other relevant GIS softwares.
  • Collection, integration of external cartographic data as required for analysis or reporting needs.
  • Map production for WASH, FSL and Nutrition interventions.

Objective 4

  • Develop GIS maps for exchange of geographical data and assist in M and E activities and capacity building

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage response and prioritization of requests for map products and services.
  • Undertakes various tasks in connection with requirements of  programme needs.
  • Working with the provided Data to make Maps based on demand and update of 5w sector map.
  • Training and capacity building of staff in GIS and Mapping.

Internal & External Relationship

  • IS Manager: Direct line manager
  • MIS officers: Exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • M&E managers and Deputy Managers: Exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • Project Managers/Sector Managers: Exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Project Officers: Ensure exchange of information, collaboration and coordination.
  • Other ACF M&E staff: Exchange of information, collaboration and coordination


  • Governmental and non-governmental partners: Exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options.
  • Representatives of international aid organizations: Exchange of information.
  • Representatives of donors: Exchange of information, technical discussions, project related exchanges.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geographical Information System, Management information systems, information Technology, Computer Science, or a related discipline from a recognized university/institution.
  • Post graduate diploma in mapping and cartography is a plus
  • Minimum of 1 year of MIS/GIS work experience required.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in GIS and mapping.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS, Quantum Information system and other relevant GIS softwares.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills, and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger aims, values and principles
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly with GIS and arch view and remote sensing.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited


  • Previous experience with Action against Hunger.
  • Strong interpersonal and community norms understanding
  • Experience in community development programming, preferably in nutrition, food security, livelihoods or WASH
  • Experience with cartography, infographics and other GIS platforms
  • Experience with participatory fieldwork methodologies

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN156,995 per Month

Application Closing Date
15th May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are encouraged to apply