Food Security and Livelihood Officer at Action Against Hunger Jobs in Nigeria

Food Security and Livelihood Officer at Action Against Hunger Jobs in Nigeria

  • 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.

    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.

    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 actorsexchange 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

    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.


  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Food Security and Livelihood Officer at Action Against Hunger Jobs in Nigeria

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