Head of Department, Food Security and Livelihood at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Food Security and Livelihood Head of DepartmentLocation: AbujaDescriptionWe are looking for a highly skilled, creative FSL HOD, responsible for ensuring smooth implementation of FSL programmes through support to the FSL teams and ensuring adherence to our policy, procedure and donor guidelines and standards.About the ProgramAction Against Hunger has been operational in Nigeria since 2010 responding to both chronic and acute needs through a multi-sector strategy where nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities are integrated to have a meaningful impact on people’s resilience.The main objectives of the country program are 1/ to continue building on Action Against Hunger’s reputation for nutritional expertise to deliver integrated nutrition, WASH and FSL assistance in the high caseload Northern Nigeria States and build evidence from out pilot projects to influence policy makers to find long lasting solution to under nutrition and hunger and 2/ responding to the dire humanitarian situation created by the devastating conflict on-going in the North East while applying, where possible, attempts to find durable solutions in line with the New ways of Working and Humanitarian Development Nexus.With a central office in Abuja and 3 main field office across the North, Action Against Hunger runs intervention in 3 States of Northern Nigeria including two States affected by the on-going conflict. We have a country team of around 550 staff (45 international) and a budget for 2018 projected at 50 M US$. Our main donors and partners in Nigeria include USAID/OFDA&FFP, DFID, ECHO, EU EDF, AFD, UNICEF, SIDA, SDC and GAC.You'll contribute to ending world hunger by:Guaranteeing quality, relevance and scaling up of FSL strategy and interventions of the mission, in conformity with Action Against Hunger and international standards and national policies.Key ActivitiesEnsure ongoing analysis of the overall humanitarian, recovery and development context and define Action Against Hunger technical positioning:Ensure the regular analysis and reporting of recovery and development needs, malnutrition causal factors and linkages at country level through regular high quality field assessments, participation in coordination forums, regular consultation with stakeholders and collection of secondary data.Contribute to integrated surveillance activities as applicable through input on development of tools, analysis and interpretation, etc.Develop strategic positioning for the department as part of the Action Against Hunger annual country strategy process and as needed, in close consultation with field teams and other technical departments.Identify new geographical areas of interest and or confirm existing areas according to humanitarian, recovery and development needs and the Action Against Hunger strategic plan.Identify, propose and develop new program orientations, strategies and activities.Serve as lead on new recovery and development proposal development.Collaborate with other technical coordinators to develop an integrated technical strategy; and support integrated program definition and implementation.Coordinate FSL program implementation according to Action Against Hunger strategy and technical protocols and effectively manage teams:Ensure a close and regular coordination with other technical departments (nutrition, WASH) in overall program coherence specifically recovery and development projects; and support departments (logistics, administration and human resources) in procurement planning and follow-up, and budget follow-ups, human resources planning and overall staff management.Provide continuous technical and organizational support and capacity building to PMs and their technical teams regarding recovery and development activities.Ensure harmonization and coherence of recovery and development FSL approaches and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans and regular follow-up.Ensure the development and implementation of proper systems to reduce the risk of corruption and conflict of interest by program staff and local authorities; and increase accountability and transparency of operations.Identify training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans.Ensure compliance of FSL program standards to achieve grant/funding objectivesWork in close relation with FSL technical counterpart in HQ and Regional FSL Coordinator for the NE response.Promote an integrated approach among the WASH, Nutrition and FSL sectors wherever feasible and justified.Facilitate mainstreaming of DRM, gender and protection aspects in recovery and development projects.Ensure overall FSL program quality and accountability:Ensure the appropriate development and implementation of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of recovery and development FSL programs; ensure their harmonization across bases and build capacity of field teams on their implementation and regular timely useProvide direct support to recovery and development program managers on program planning and monitoring (procurement planning, budget design, forecast and follow-up, monthly reports, technical reports, etc.)Ensure the development and implementation of systems to reduce the risk of corruption and conflict of interest by recovery and development program staff and local authorities; and increase accountability and transparency of operations.Ensure internal and external evaluation of current, recovery, and development previous programs in the operational area in a manner that facilitates organizational learning.Ensure high quality technical and donor reporting across all recovery and development program activities to Action Against Hunger and donor standardsSupport learning and application of innovative approaches in recovery and development projects at field level in collaboration with other Action Against Hunger technical departments and external partnersEnsure documentation and capitalization of lessons learnt and good practices; and contribute to the preparation of publications, where applicableEnsure accountability standards are mainstreamed across programs and build capacity among field staff where neededRepresent Action Against Hunger externally in the Nigeria humanitarian community:Represent Action Against Hunger externally and coordinate with government authorities, NGOs, UN agencies and donor representatives as necessaryEngage in outreach and advocacy with policymakers and practitioners at State and Federal government levels.Represent Action Against Hunger Nigeria in key national or regional meetings and forums. Ensure active presence and participation in national FSL coordination meetings, cluster and technical working groupsDevelop a strong state and county level relationship with local authorities and institutions related to Food Security and livelihoodCreate links with various FSL actors working in the same operational areas and develop partnerships where relevant and appropriateEnsure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field. 

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