Nutrition Deputy Program Manager in Yobe, Nigeria

at Action Against Hunger

NonProfit Organization Management
Hospital & Health Care
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Following the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition & health activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs. The DPM ensures the Nutrition & Health team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations. The N-H DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.

Specific Objectives:  

•    Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission 
•    Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors. 
•    Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
•    To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area
•    Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
•    Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including staff career plan development)
•    Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication


•     Degree in Medicine , or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition & Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts  + minimum 4 years of work experience.

Essential Skills and Experience: 

•    Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri 
•    Ability to analyse and synthesize information
•    Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive
•    Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
•    Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously and self-learner; 
•    Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders.  
•    Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
•    Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

•    Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
•    Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming

  • Location: Borno, Jigawa, Yobe 
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