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Nutrition Deputy Program Manager at Action Against Hunger

ACF-International 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.

 

Position Overview:

  • Following the direction of the Multi sectoral Programme Manager, the Nutrition Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising the ECHO funded nutrition activities at all stages of the project management cycle. The DPM ensures the nutrition team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations.
  • Specific Objectives: 
  • In collaboration with the State Nutrition Officer and LGA nutrition focal persons (Potiskum, Fune, Damaturu and Gulani), establish and strengthen monthly LGA coordination meetings.
  • In collaboration with the LGA nutrition focal persons (Potiskum, Fune, Damaturu and Gulani) oversee monthly nutrition coordination meetings and assist in implementation and follow up on action points from the meetings.
  • Coordinate effectively with the other nutrition partners e.g. UNICEF and other stakeholders at the State, LGA, Health Facility and community levels.
  • Oversees the coordination of all the components of the nutrition program in collaboration with the Nutrition Programme Manager.
  • In collaboration with the PMP and the Nutrition PM prepare Bi-weekly and monthly activity progress reports, and contribute to assessment reports.
  • Compile weekly updates, monthly and training reports and ensure timely submission of such written reports   to the Nutrition PM and MPM.
  • Validate activity reports from nutrition officers on Care groups and CMAM activities at community level.
  • Organizing and leading meetings with the LGA nutrition teams (Nutrition Officer, Nutrition Assistants and Promoters) and individual staff members.
  • Create and supervise implementation of action plans for individual team members.
  • Lead and support officers and nutrition assistants in the organization and coordination of their work.
  • Institute technical knowledge to nutrition officers and nutrition assistants in form of updates and discussions to keep abreast with current nutrition recommendations.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Medicine , or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in post emergency recovery contexts  + minimum 3 years of work experiences

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information.
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive.
  • Human resource management experience, leadership and motivation/training skills.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management.
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously.
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders. 
  • Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context.
  • Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their application by email to recruitment.ng@acf-international.org
To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “LGA Nutrition Officer - Damaturu, Yobe”. Also note that applications will be processed on FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered.  Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

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