Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nutrition Program Manager NGO Vacancy in Action Against Hunger – Northern Nigeria

Action Against Hunger-USA
Closing date: 31 Dec 2010
Location: Nigeria – Damaturu
Job Objectives:
Objective 1: Overall planning and assessment for start up of the nutrition activities in Northern Nigeria
Objective 2: General management of the nutrition activities in Northern Nigeria
  • Ensure the support and the supervision by ACF of CMAM integration activities in area of intervention. The program includes therapeutic units within the hospitals and Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities.
  • Provide technical support to the hospital staff in the ITC and to the health facilities staffs for the running of the OTC activities.
  • Provide formal training session to health facility and/or SMOH/LGA staff on the management of acute malnutrition whenever necessary, including refresher training.
  • Provide provision equipment, and drugs as necessary for start up.
  • Ensure communication and coordination between the OTC, the ITC, and community mobilization in the frame of a CMAM approach.
Community approach:
Capacity Building:
Objective 3: Coordination
Objective 4: Management of Human resources
Objective 5: Supply Pipeline
Objective 6: Reporting
Objective 7: Representation
Education / Specific Degrees / Special Skills:
  • Necessary experience of CMAM nutrition programs at Program Manager level or above.
  • Experience with working in integrating CMAM into local health systems
  • Strong capacity building and training skills.
  • Strong capacity for relations with state and local stakeholders.
  • Minimum Bachelor in medical sciences Masters Degree considered.
  • Significant experience in recovery and development project management.
  • Excellent human resource management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of donors’ guidelines/procedures in humanitarian and recovery settings.
  • Experienced in working with private funding and foundations.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership and motivation/training skills.
  • Must be disciplined and able to work autonomously and arrive at decisions and conclusions with minimal guidance.
  • The person must be able to set own deadlines and meet them consistently.
  • Fluent in English (professional English required); Knowledge of Hausa a plus.
Humanitarian field experience requested: YES
How to apply
Please apply online at :
Reference Code: RW_8BQLT3-73
Closing Date: Friday, 31 December 2010

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