Head of Nutrition and Health Department at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Action Contre la Faim France

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: Head of Nutrition and Health Department

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months fixed term
Proposed start date: 02/05/2024


  • The role holder will define the strategies and coordinate the mission activities in the fields of Nutrition and Health (focusing on long term strategic direction including humanitarian operations).
  • Develop regional nutrition and health programming, coordinate effective technical programmes’ implementation and play an active role in ACF strategic engagement with Nutrition and Health working groups.
  • Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of nutrition and health.
  • Monitor and coordinate programmes in the fields of Nutrition and Health [Development of Grants Defined by The Mission].
  • Manage the Nutrition and Health team in the capital office if any and be the Technical/Support Manager of the Nutrition and Health Program Managers [development grant defined by the mission].
  • Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies [development grants defined by the mission].
  • Represent ACF and its positioning in the field of nutrition and health [cross-cutting across humanitarian and development grants].
  • Manage and coordinate all reporting across the mission relating to Nutrition and Health.

Requested Profile

  • The role holder should possess an Advanced Degree (Masters) preferably in Human Nutrition, Medical Sciences or Social Sciences.
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of previous experience working with NGOs specifically in nutrition and/or health
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management);
  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy;
  • Experience with evaluations and monitoring as well as Project Management Cycle;
  • Experience with external representation and knowledge of Nut & Health Cluster mechanisms
  • Advanced knowledge of N&H guidelines and procedures including those of donors and international standards (e.g. SPHERE)
  • Ability to work in a mainstreamed manner and analyze/capitalize institutionalized information
  • Excellent written and spoken English, including the ability to write clear and engaging reports;
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to ACF field locations.
  • Experience working with multiple donors (BHA, ECHO, UNICEF…) including compliance reporting and regulations.

Specific Conditions / Salary
For expatriate Applicants:

  • Monthly gross salary from 2597 to 2968€ upon experience
  • Monthly per diem and living allowance: 837€ net, field paid
  • Monthly country allowance: 150€
  • 16% of the gross monthly salary for pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens
  • Transportation and accommodation: Coverage of transportation costs and guest house
  • Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses and repatriation insurance
  • Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid
  • leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215€ at each RnR period
  • Training: Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge©.

For national Applicants:

  • Basic Salary: Starting from 1,375,618  Naira per month
  • Living condition: 252,000 Naira per month
  • Leave allowance: 10% of Basic Salary per month
  • Pension: Employer contribution 10% of gross salary, Employee contribution 8% of gross salary
  • Annual leave: 2 days per month
  • Private health insurance: 100% health care coverage provided by the organization
  • Private life assurance: 24/7 life assurance coverage provided by the organization
  • Competitive relocation benefits
  • Training: : Free and direct access to Cross Knowledge
  • Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for for a hospitalized child and creche facilities for babies.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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