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A Nutrition Smart Survey program manager - Maiduguri, Nigeria

Duration : 12 mois
Start date : ASAP

Our work  Salary & Benefits

General description of the position

Action Against Hunger began operations in Nigeria in 2010 in response to the high rate of chronic malnutrition in Northern Nigeria, focusing on integrated programming and looking at the nutrition for children, pregnant and lactating mothers. In 2011, we expanded our work to begin implementing nutrition development projects in Jigawa and in Yobe. Following the crises in Northeast Nigeria, we further expanded our operations in Borno State in 2014 in response to the crisis to address the Nutrition, Health, Food security & livelihoods, WASH, and shelter needs of conflict-affected communities. We are operational in 11 local government areas of Borno, 12 in Yobe and 3 in Jigawa.

The Nigeria mission came under ACF-FR management on January 1st 2019. Financing is issued from donors such as DFID, ECHO, GAC, OFDA, SDC, UNICEF, EU, USAID, AFD, French Ministry of Foreign affairs, SIDA and UNOCHA NHF. The total budget amounts to approximately 70 million USD. The mission has over 600 staff including over 40 international employees. There are three bases offices : Damaturu, Maiduguri and Dutse and four sub bases including Monguno, Potiskum, Bade and Damasak.

Main responsabilities

Under the direct supervision of the field coordinator, you will be responsible to build up an AAH Team and coordinate the implementation of planned nutrition SMART surveys in the targeted areas.

More precisely, you  will be responsible to   :

Design, develop and conduct nutrition surveys in target areas (SMART/Rapid SMART)


Monitor and supervise the survey teams to ensure good quality of surveys 


Coordinate and agree with stakeholders from the design stage to the reporting stage for quality assurance of the study 


Represent Action Against Hunger and its positioning in the field of nutrition surveys 

Do you fit the requested profile ?

You hold a Nurse, Nutrition/Public Health or relevant degree, with a strong experience in conducting SMART nutrition surveys. Training in SMART survey methodology is necessary and you have proven the experience of conducting Nutritional Survey (SMART) with additional indicators before, and fully written the survey reports.

You must have the experience to lead surveys through coaching and supervising teams and having experience in training / capacity building on SMART methodologies. You have got the ability and willingness to travel regularly to the field sites (70% time in the field); You are recognized for your diplomacy, you have got stress management capacities. Previous experience with ACF is preferable.

Fluency in English is mandatory.

Specific conditions / Salary

Length of contract:  12 months, starting date 1st of June 2019

Status: Long-term contract, provided by ACF according to the French legislation.

Remuneration and benefits :

Monthly gross salary from 1600 à 1975 €  upon experience

Per diem and living allowance: 539€ net, field paid

+ 16% of monthly gross salary as reimbursement of retirement insurance for the non-French citizen.

+ Child allowance, limited to 5 children

Transportation and accommodation:

Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.

Individual room in guesthouse covered


Medical coverage100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

 Leaves and RnR

25 days of paid leaves per year.

+ 20 RnR per year.   

+ 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months

Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference

 Training :

Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.

Technical training at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year). 

Participation to external training costs upon eligibility of the request.



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