A HEALTH AND NUTRITION HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Action Contre la Faim
Nigéria, Abuja
5d ago

Votre environnement de travail

Nigeria is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis because of the ongoing conflict in the North-East of the country between the State and the non-State armed groups.

With 1.8 million internally displaced people in the affected states (IOM, Displacement Tracking Matrix, October 2018) and 7.

1 million people in need of humanitarian help (OCHA, Nigeria : Humanitarian Response Plan, 2019-2021), it is one of the gravest crisis in the world.

Since the beginning of its involvement in Nigeria in 2010, Action Against Hunger answers to the urgent needs regarding nutritional security, through a multisectoral approach.

We develop therefore programs in nutrition and health, food security and livelihood (FSL), and in water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH).

To do so, and in addition to a coordinating base in Abuja the capital city, AAH intervenes from the bases of :

  • Dutse in the Jigawa state
  • Kano state under Dutse base management
  • Damaturu, Bade and Potiskum in Yobe state
  • Maiduguri, Monguno, and Damasak in Borno state
  • Financing is issued from donors such as DFID, ECHO,OFDA, SDC, EU, USAID, AFD, and SIDA. The total budget amounts to approximately 70 million USD.

    With a staff strength of about 400, Action Against Hunger Nigeria has supported 1,923,308 persons with its life-saving activities in 2019 alone.

    Abuja :

    Abuja is the capital city of the country with a large number of international develpement and humanitarian organizations.

    Being a vibrant city, Abuja is home to a huge expatriate community with a variety of restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas and so on.

    Action Against hunger Nigeria mission like so many other INGO’s has its co-ordination office based on Abuja. All Abuja based expats are assigned permanent rooms in the guest house.

    It is generally a safe city, both day and night but as with any city, caution and common sense should be exercised always.

    Though security guidelines here are relaxed, it must be strictly adhered to.

    Votre poste et vos responsabilités

    Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director, you will be responsible to define the strategies, coordinate activities and technically support the implementation of long term stratetgical projects in the sectors Nutrition & Health.

    More precisely, you will be in charge of :

  • Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of nutrition and health
  • Monitor and coordinate Programmes in The fields of Nutrition and Health
  • Manage the Deputy Head of Department as well as the Nutrition and Health Program Managers at the Capital, in addition to supporting technically the Nutrition and Health teams at the field level
  • Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies
  • Represent AAH and its positioning in the field of nutrition and health
  • Votre profil

  • You hold a Master's degree in Public Health, Medicine or Nursing, with at least 5 years of professional experience in NGOs, including 2 years of prior experience in a similar position
  • You have a demonstrated expertise in nutrition and health programming (including the integrated approaches) and a confirmed experience in project cycle management
  • You have a technical expertise in writing project proposals
  • You have strong managerial, capacity-building development, training, and coaching skills
  • Your diplomacy, negotiation, and representation abilities are essential for this position
  • You have a strong capacity to work in a volatile context
  • Your English is fluent (spoken and written)
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