Area Director at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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.We are recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Area Director - North EastLocation: Maiduguri, Borno and with one week a month to be spent in Abuja.Scope of RoleReports to: The Country Director as Deputy Country Director positionSupervises: North East AreaBudget Responsibilities: approx. USD 50 million. The portfolio and budget responsibilities will vary with the expansion or contraction of the programme in the long-term.RequirementsKey Activities in your role will include:Strategy:To actively contribute as co-lead on the production of a strategy for the North-East and that this is reviewed on an annual basis and documented each year.Ensure that the strategic plan is informed by the ACF global strategy and continuously evolves to achieve the greatest impact and relevance in the operating context by providing strategic guidance to the Area/Field Cos.Define within the plan a clear strategy for different approaches to work to ensure access and coverage, that may be adopted separately or severally whether through partners, direct implementation or through advocacy.Engagement with state government, UN, other strategic level coordination groups and visiting donors in the North-East to position ACF as a partner of choice; a leader in the fight against hunger and an influential voice for the humanitarian response.Ensuring on-going analysis of humanitarian trends in the northeast to develop early warning signals for a proactive rather than a reactive humanitarian programme.Ensure policies and strategies of AAH globally are incorporated into our work and contribute to ongoing development and modification of existing SoPs guidelines.Programme Delivery:Continually guide the humanitarian response team on assessments, programming and changes in plans that will affect the annual strategic plan.Work with the SMT members to ensure that ACF Nigeria has the necessary capacity to meet the management, logistical and technical requirements of any programme undertaken and to ensure effective coordination of the programme activities with key stakeholders at state and national levels.Collaborate with relevant departments at the country office to ensure timely decisions are made regarding opportunities for delivery of concept notes and project proposals to allow the humanitarian response to be effective and efficient.Ensure compliance with ACF’s MEAL framework and Gender minimum standards.Develop initiatives for continuous learning, pilots and innovation.Ensure the humanitarian programme delivery is principled and is based on ACF global standards where applicable and on other global minimum standards, such as SPHERE.External Representation & Coordination:Provide feedback to country office and the HQ for global messaging and engagements with international coordination fora, concerned with northeast Nigeria or the Lake Chad Basin crisis.Facilitate funding and non-funding partnership to increase participation. Including NGO partners (local and international), networks, alliances, institutions, UN, Government of Nigeria, etc.Support the team to ensure programme learning and innovation are documented and shared at appropriate national, regional and international level.Ensure active and effective collaboration with the advocacy and communications team at the country office.Actively engage with the OHCT, iNGO Forum and other coordination platforms in the North-East. Ensure that accurate and updated host government (state and federal) relations information and other relevant policy information is disseminated to SMT and Area/Field Coordinators promptly.Ensure that ACF has up-to-date legal status to operate activities in the intervening states as well as program related agreements with the relevant line ministries, departments and agencies.Team Management, Coaching and Capacity Building:Promote a continuous learning environment within the humanitarian response programme and country programme through dissemination of up-to-date thinking on humanitarian/development issues.Manage a multidisciplinary team of senior staff. Performance manage all direct line reports including development and coaching of staff.Team building and development of team capacity, with particular focus on developing skills, knowledge and capacity relevant to attaining the ACF Nigeria Country Programmes objectives and vision. 

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