FSL Officer – Household Economic Strengthening (HES) at Action Against Hunger – Monguno

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: FSL Officer: Household Economic Strengthening (HES)

Location: Monguno, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Programmes – FSL
Level: Mid Level
Starting date: As Soon as Possible
Direct Line Manager: FSL Sector Manager

Objective 1

  • Provide support in the implementation of income-generating activities and household economic strengthening component of the program at LGA level

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate community mobilization towards economic activities.
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable beneficiaries for income-generating activities.
  • Ensure IDPs and host communities provide information to ensure accountability, fairness and transparency during cash support disbursement activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of planned activities with support from the FSL sector manager.
  • Support in the implementation of capacity building training including business management, bookkeeping, market linkage and profit maximization for the target beneficiaries at the LGA level.
  • Directly implement in the field the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with the FSL Household Economic Strengthening Assistant and Community stakeholders.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing a detailed work plan for the FSL team at LGA level activities in collaboration with FSL Assistant.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide learning through documentation of lessons learned, best practices, evaluations, etc. on income-generating activities component of the program.

Objective 2

  • Collate information and data on economic strengthening activities at LGA level through surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits of beneficiary households

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and collect information to ensure that the surveillance of the economic situation in the area of implementation of the program is achieving the expected result when required.
  • Supervise and collect the required information in the field to facilitate the capacity building and training program, with the support of the FSL Household Economic Strengthening Assistants.
  • Support the M&E team in the analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL Economic Strengthening FSL sector manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs are being implemented in synergy.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL (Agro recovery and social protection), Nutrition, WASH teams in different LGAs on cross-learning with the aim of revising and improving approaches.
  • Participate in and inform longer-term discussions with the program team (FSL, WASH, and nutrition) regarding program implementation strategy.
  • Support M&E team in activities monitoring (beneficiary targeting, identification, registration, and training; market and livelihood assessments; baseline and end-line surveys, post distribution monitoring, price monitoring, field monitoring visits, focused group discussions (FGD), etc)
  • Contribute to the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of FSL Economic Strengthening programming.
  • Support the preparation of documentation required for the implementation of field activities.
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the program as well as the mission, with the help of technical support from FSL sector manger, review tools, and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines, and methodologies are communicated and understood.

Objective 3

  • Mobilization and awareness-raising about the organization, Economic Strengthening objectives, and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the Organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilization strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries for the income-generating activities.
  • Implement sensitization activities for targeted communities about Economic Strengthening activities and strengthening livelihood restoration activities with support from relevant State, LGA and community stakeholders, in feasible livelihood restoration activities at LGA level.
  • Support in the verification of the beneficiaries to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable population is verified based on project proposal and organization policies before Economic Strengthening intervention is made.
  • Support the FSL Sector manager in ensuring that targeting of beneficiaries to receive cash-based Economic Strengthening interventions are carried out in a transparent way that guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field way and with the active participation of women, men and minority members of communities.
  • Facilitate the good working relationships between the state, LGA, community-level stakeholders and target beneficiaries

Objective 4

  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program at LGA and state levels when required.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with all other ACTION AGAINST HUNGER departments and sectors to ensure the project activities are integrated into line with Logistics, Finance, HR and security procedures, and SoPs.
  • Collaboration with other partners including relevant state government ministries, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs and the UN working in assigned LGA.
  • Work in collaboration with the communities and local leaders at all stages of project implementation.
  • Ensure that the project (implementation of Economic Strengthening activities) is well represented in regular LGA level meetings and forums.
  • Ensure proper records are kept of all expenditure and usage of materials, and cash advances received from finance are  properly retired after each activity
  • Ensure that documentation is properly done for all cash distributed (donation certificates, delivery notes, beneficiary lists, and  supply request order)
  • Preparation of weekly movement plan for assigned LGA according to the team planning and share update with Sector Manager.

Objective 5

  • Reporting

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with FSL Household Economic Strengthening assistants to compile and submit monthly activity reports.
  • To provide reports according to the request of the FSL Economic Strengthening deputy program manager (Bi-weekly updates, success stories, case studies, etc.).
  • Participate in writing situation reports with information on food security, security information at the community as needed and/or requested
  • Including, but not limited to Compiling weekly and monthly reports and ensuring timely submission of such written reports to the FSL Sector Manager for consolidation and sharing with the Multi-sectoral program manager.

Objective 6

  • Performance Management

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • FSL sector manager: hierarchical relationship
  • Technical coordinators: Technical oversight, technical support, coaching
  • Multi sectorial Program Manager: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination
  • Other Project Officers/Sector Managers: Nut/FSL/M&E: exchange of information on programs, coordination and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach)
  • Support departments: collaboration and exchange of information

External:

  • Local authorities: communication, exchange of information in collaboration with the FSL sector manager  Multisectoral PM
  • Local Technical Coordination: lobbying, animation, and leadership
  • Other NGOs: partnerships and technical exchanges or sharing of experience
  • Population and beneficiaries: definition of needs, targeting, communication and exchange of information
  • Participate actively in Food Security Working Group, Cash Transfer Working Group, OCHA meetings, INGO forum,
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with FieldCo, Multi sectorial PM and FSL sector manager.

Position Requirements
Qualification:

  • Degree or HND in Agric Economics, Business Management or Accounting.

Skills and Experience:
Essential:

  • Minimum of two years’ work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • Previous experience with food security and livelihoods programming.
  • Strong computer literacy, organizational and planning skills, report writing, and budget oversight.
  • Commitment to upholding Action Against Hunger’s values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible.
  • 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 English, Hausa and other local languages (Fulani and Kanuri)
  • Commitment to ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’s mission, values, and policy.

Preferred:

  • Previous experience managing FSL interventions (i.e. cash based transfer, IGA, agriculture/livelihoods)
  • Previous experience with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER
  • Experience implementing programming on behalf of the donor (i.e. USAID, ECHO, DFID, SIDA) funded activities.

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN 236,585 per month.

Application Closing Date
27th May, 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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