Food Security and Livelihood Officer

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Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Food Security and Livelihood Officer

 Damaturu, Yobe
Slot: 2 Openings
Job Type: Full Time
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Food Security and Livelihood Sector Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide support to the FSL Sector Manager in the implementation of FFP cash transfer and other livelihood activities in targeted communities within the given LGAs

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee detailed planning and support implementation of field level activities relating to the cash-based food assistance under the guidance of the FSL Sector Manager.
  • Work with community leaders and other relevant stakeholders to support the identification and selection of vulnerable communities and beneficiaries for cash or food voucher support.
  • Support the identification, contracting, and management of vendors through regular engagement, documentation of vendors’ activities and provision of timely support throughout the project.
  • Ensure accountability, fairness, and transparency in the cash or voucher transfer activities by ensuring community-level stakeholders (IDPs and host community members) are well informed and provide regular information through available channels.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL Sector Manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs are implemented efficiently.
  • Follow-ups on the program activities to ensure that program objectives and outputs are achieved – and activities are implemented in accordance with standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans, and requirements.
  • Manage and support the field team’s implementation of FFP project related activities as planned in the Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) in close coordination with other concerned authorities.

Objective 2

  • Facilitate the collection and collation of information and BNF data for FFP activities through registrations, surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and supervise the collection and management of beneficiaries’ data, distribution list for reference purposes and successful implementation of program activities.
  • Facilitate in coordination with the M&E unit, data sourcing, and analysis with the aim of improving program approaches based on evidence.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide Learning through proper documentation of lessons learned, best practices, success stories, case studies, etc. on the cash-based intervention in emergency and early recovery context.
  • Plan and oversee regular program monitoring and evaluation activities, like Baseline, PDMs, Market Price Monitoring, end line, etc. in collaboration with relevant units/departments.
  • Ensure field visits to monitor the ongoing project activities conducted by FSL Assistants and Community Mobilization team to provide support and technical guidance.
  • With FSL Sector Manager, collaborate on the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of the FFP Project.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by Sector Manager

Objective 3

  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination meeting for the program at the local government level

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the project’s community mobilization strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries in collaboration with the Community Mobilization Officer.
  • Develop and strengthen good linkages and coordination with local government, government line agencies, related stakeholders and service providers to ensure their support for the implementation of project activities
  • Coordinate with logistics in preparation for the weekly movement plans according to the weekly work plans of the team.
  • Conduct beneficiaries training on usage of a smartcard, training monitoring with the support of FSL Assistant and FSL Sector Manger
  • Conduct Vendor training and oversee the monitoring of vendors activities to ensure beneficiaries are not short-changed.
  • Participate in the LGA level coordination of Cash and Food Security Working groups.
  • Support development of communication mechanisms with key stakeholders at LGA and Ward levels
  • Maintain and build relationships with authorities, partners and relevant actors in all the intervention LGAs of Yobe State on behalf of ACF

Objective 4

  • Support the FSL Sector Manager in Reporting through bi-weekly and monthly draft reports with accurate output level data.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Sector Manager in reporting for internal and external use through drafts reports with inputs and outputs for the reporting period.
  • Support the Sector Manager in producing monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Extract data and information from weekly reports from the field and aggregate same for inclusion in the month and quarterly reports
  • Work with M&E under the direction of the FSL SM to ensure that all annexes needed for the report are available  

Objective 5

  • Ensure the proper HR management of the Field-Based Cash Team

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the recruitment and training of program staff under the support of the FSL Sector Manager, Area Manager, Senior Project Manager, and Base HR.
  • Identify training and development needs of FSL Assistants and propose and/or provide training, coaching and mentoring as required.
  • Manage the daily activities of the program staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the FSL program in line with HR procedures and policies.
  •  Undertake performance management activities such as 10 minutes conversation and performance appraisals for FSL assistants as required by HR.
  •  In collaboration with the HR department, ensure the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources.
  • Work with the FSL team in different LGAs on cross-learning and beneficiary capacity building initiatives.

Internal & External Relationship

  • FSL Sector Manager: Line Manager - exchange of information, collaboration, coordination
  • FSL Assistants: Line Managing– exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Area Manager/ Senior Project Manager: – exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Technical Coordinators: Technical oversight, Technical support, and coaching
  • Support Departments: collaboration and exchange of information


  • LGA and Ward level representatives of humanitarian actors: exchange of information
  • Other Project Officers/ Sector Managers: NUT/ WASH/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring, and evaluation
  • Other NGOs: Partnerships and Technical exchange of information
  • Participate actively in Food Security working Groups, Cash Transfer working Group, OCHA meetings, INGO forum
  • Local and State Government: Training and Supervision, engage stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo, Sector Manager, Area Manager, and Senior Project Manager


Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Position Requirements

  • Degree in Food Security-related field e.g. Economics, Agronomics, Agriculture, Development Studies, etc.
  • Priority will be given to internal staff that possesses a Diploma in the relevant field and have 1-2 years of relevant experience on the FFP Project implementation.
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate

Skills and Experience

  • Professional, good organizational capacity, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Three years of relevant work experience
  • Capacity to supervise a team
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in Hausa and English
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values, and policy


  • Previous work experience with ACF
  • Previous experience managing cash-based interventions (i.e. cash for work, cash transfers or cash vouchers)
  • Previous team management and activity planning experience
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA)
  • Analytical capacity
  • Good relational qualities
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects
  • Capacity to write high-quality reports

Minimum Basic Salary

  • NGN236,585 per Month.

Application Closing Date
Wednesday, 29th January, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note: Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

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About Action Against Hunger | ACF-International
Action Against Hunger | ACF-International  is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger. The organization helps malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. Action Against Hunger was established in 1979 by a group of French doctors, scientists, and writers. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Alfred Kastler served as the organization's first chairman.Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnu...
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Job Summary
January 21, 2020
Offer Type
Full time
Minimum of 1years
January 29, 2020
NGO / Community Services
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