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Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim – ACF) began operations in Nigeria in 2010 in response to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, focusing on integrated programming and looking at the Nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. In 2011, we expanded our work to begin implementing nutrition development projects in Jigawa and Yobe. Following the crises in Northeast Nigeria, we further expanded our operations in Borno State in 2014 in response to the crisis to address the Nutrition, Health, Food security & livelihoods, WASH, and shelter needs of conflict-affected communities. We are operational in 11 Local Government Areas of Borno, 12 in Yobe, and 3 in Jigawa.

The mission has over 600 staff including over 40 international employees. There are four base offices: Damaturu, Maiduguri, Monguno, and Dutse, and three sub-bases including Potiskum, Bade, and Damasak.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Project Manager – ECHO

Location: Damasak, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Operations
Experience: Manager/Supervisor
Direct Line Manager: Field Manager- Damasak 

Job Description

  • Action Against Hunger Nigeria Mission is looking for a Project Manager who will be in charge of the proper implementation and completion of Project throughout all its different phases as well as the appropriate management of its specific scope, schedule, resources, quality, risks, representation, coordination, and contractual requirements.  
  • The Project Manager will be based in Damasak with travels to Maiduguri and other field locations as deemed necessary.
  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent team management and project management abilities who thrives in fast-paced environments.

Responsibilities

  • Finalize and manage the Project Scope Documents (PSDs) such as Project Procurement plan, Monitoring and evaluation plan, Work Breakdown Structure, etc. as well as ensuring regular update of these documents in order to maintain a strong record of the project(s);
  • With the support of the relevant technical team, develop, document, and work as per designs, BoQs, tools, implementation modalities, and guidelines 
  • Ensure contractual activities are completed on time, within budget, and with acceptable quality.
  • Ensure that the project(s) is being implemented as per donor regulations;
  • Take overall responsibility for the quality of the project(s) including regular monitoring, field visits, and learning;  
  • Manage and develop the Project Team
  • Ensure that all project staff are provided with a full induction and are briefed on all relevant components of the project;
  • Keep staff aware of any changes in the project(s) and in the wider organization;
  • Ensure staff are aware of and operating by humanitarian principles and other codes of conduct;
  • Develop a data collection and entry plan complete with tools and timeline that is integrated into the PSDs and PIPs (if not already included) in line with the Mission M&E structure and strategy.;
  • Globally manage and monitor data collection and entry as per plan; in collaboration with the M&E team.
  • Support the Field Manager  in liaising regularly with authorities and community representatives in relations to AAH programming and positioning;
  • Represent AAH programs when and if necessary vis-a-vis donors during their field visits and other meetings;

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in project management, social sciences, health planning & management, public health, nutrition, development studies, or other related fields with more than 2 years’ experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years’ experience in multi-sectorial project management can also apply
  • Proven project cycle management experience at a senior level for at least 2 years in an INGO;
  • Excellent management, organizational, motivational, and leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and preparation of budgets for programming;
  • Experience in managing medium to large-sized teams;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications;
  • Problem management capacity;
  • Planning and analysis capacity;
  • Ability to work under pressure;

Minimum Monthly Salary and Benefits

  • NGN 424,310 per month
  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, 24 days paid leave per year, free and direct access to the Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.

Application Closing Date
24th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

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