Cash Officer in Borno, Nigeria

at Action Against Hunger

Industry
NGO
Specialization
Accounting
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female
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Job Description

Overview
Cash Officer will directly report to Cash Deputy Program Manager and will play a key role in implementing the PROTECT IDP response in Yobe State (LGA) in North-Eastern Nigeria. From 2015 to 2016, ACF will implement a multi-sectoral emergency response program to support IDPs in settlement and camps, and most vulnerable host households in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria. 

Specific Objectives:  

•    Provide support to the Cash Deputy Program Manager to implement the program successfully. 
•    Facilitate program coordination and monitoring and evaluation of the FSL activities.
•    Facilitate community mobilisation activities to support targeting and registration of beneficiaries and improve FSL/Cash Base Interventions knowledge, attitudes and practices 
•    Represent ACF externally in relevant LGA level forums and technical working groups
•    Ensure the proper HR management of the field based Cash team

Qualifications: 
Degree in Accountancy and food security related field e.g. Agronomics, Agriculture, Animal health, Agricultural engineering, Development Studies etc.

Essential 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 Cash, food security and livelihoods programming.
•    Three years relevant work experience 
•    Capacity to supervise a team
•    Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word) 
•    Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
•    Fluency in Hausa, Kanoori and English

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

•    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 experience with ACF
•    Previous donor programming experience (e.g. USAID, ECHO, DFID, CIDA) 
•    Analytical capacity
•    Good relational qualities
•    Good knowledge of  techniques and agricultural/animal health production systems
•    Good knowledge of implementing projects
•    Capacity to write high quality reports.

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