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Social Protection Programme Manager at Action Against Hunger


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: Social Protection Programme Manager

Location: Abuja (with frequent travels to Jigawa and Kano)
Job type: Full Time
Category: FSL Manager / Supervisor
Proposed Start date: August 2021
Direct Line Manager: Head of Department Food Security and Livelihoods

Job Description

  • Action Against Hunger is looking for to fill the role of Social Protection Programme Manager to contribute to the successful implementation of Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) funded by Foreign Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO).

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee detailed planning and implementation of activities in collaboration with the consortium lead;
  • Ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of ACF technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines;
  • Support program budget design and updates; oversee budget monitoring and cash projections;
  • Supervise the annual program procurement plan, and monitor monthly progress;
  • Ensure a sound phase out strategy for the program;
  • Recruit, evaluate and coach program  staff;
  • Compile monthly program technical reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates and quantitative indicator follow‐up;
  • Review reports and gauge program progress against logical framework, ensuring compliance with ACF internal and consortium reporting standards;
  • Review program budget follow up with the Finance Coordinator to ensure adherence to work plan;
  • Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the program and the wider social protection sector at federal and state levels.
  • Supervise, review and lead technical assessments, surveys, design and M&E;
  • Approve and support the development of project procurement and work plans;
  • Conduct regular field visits, advise and provide regular technical support to field‐based program managers and staff;
  • Ensure harmonization of program operating plans and protocols across the consortium, review tools and approaches, and ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood in coordination with the consortium lead’s technical advisors;

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Economics or another related field or a Master’s degree in International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Rural Development, Food and Nutrition Policy, Economics or related field;
  • 4 years’ experience in humanitarian or development contexts, with at least 1 year managing or coordinating a social protection or safety nets project in a similar context;
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills, oral and written communications, and MS Office computer skills;
  • Experience in assessment, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience working with national teams.
  • Familiar with FCDO funded grants and budget management;
  • Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills in English;
  • Team management, budget management and representation experience;

Minimum Basic Salary
NGN 466,741 per month.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, paid leave per year, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.
  • Qualified women are strongly encourage to apply

Application Deadline  Monday, 9th August, 2021.

Posted in NGO Jobs in Nigeria

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