Action Against Hunger Job Vacancy

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Job Title: Health Officer
Location: Damasak, Borno
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Programmes – Health and Nutrition
Level: Mid Level
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Sector Manager: Health and Nutrition

Objective 1

  • Health situation monitoring and mapping of health sector activities.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Diagnosis  and Mapping:
    • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) tool regularly for the operational LGA; share with the Sector Health Manager.
    • Update tracking tool to monitor program screening based data on acute malnutrition; collect health facility-based disease surveillance reports and update morbidity reporting tool for assigned health facilities/LGAs.
    • Participate in conducting SMART/Rapid SMART surveys with technical support from Deputy HN Manager/Sector Manager.
    • Participate with the M&E team in supervision of data collection for Nutrition KAP surveys; Baseline and End line Surveys.
    • Liaise with Community Mobilization Officers/Assistants and HSS officers for accessing community care group database; health facility database regularly and updating overall health facility-based activities.
    • Conduct a periodic capacity assessment of health workers on CMAM services delivery, IMCI service delivery, Reproductive health service delivery, vaccination, etc. and review the training needs and/or coaching needs.

Objective 2

  • Regular monitoring and supervision of facility-based health service delivery to ensure that services are provided with recommended national technical standards.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Develop monthly monitoring and supervision plan for the LGA and share with the Nutrition and Health Sector Manager (NHSM).
  • Ensure that Assistant Nutrition and Health Officers are using standard Monitoring checklist during a visit to health facilities.
  • Ensure that specific monitoring finding is reported to the NHSM with potential solutions
  • During supervision visit, identify gaps in supply sides and report to the NHSM.
  • Ensure the provision of adequate information to the mother and caretakers on the prescribed doses and administering drugs at home.
  • Closely monitor if the appropriate protocol for micronutrient supplementation, identification of medical complications for pregnant mothers are maintained.
  • Ensure that referral of complicated pregnancies is made to the nearest higher center.
  • Monitor for appropriate documentation – IMCI treatment registers, individual child growth monitoring cards, ANC/PNC cards, and delivery registers.
  • Ensure that all children are properly examined and treated according to national protocols and standards.
  • Identify gaps for WASH in health facilities and inform the NHSM regularly.
  • Work with health workers to establish crowd control mechanisms in the health facilities/centers.
  • Provide guidance and support to health workers for putting in place facility-based screening, detection of acutely malnourished children.
  • Closely monitor and provide guidance to project officers for ensuring appropriate measurement techniques, medical diagnosis for defining their health status.
  • Closely monitor if health workers are following the appropriate protocol for antenatal care, delivery service, and postnatal care.
  • Closely monitor that appropriate treatment protocol is respected in the health facility for the management of childhood illnesses.

Objective 3

  • Management Functions.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Potential management functions (not limited to this list only) are:
    • Develop an LGA work plan with specific roles and responsibilities for each of the field staff.
    • Identify financial requirements, logistic needs, HR support about the work plan and inform the NHSM to prepare a budget forecast.
    • Review financial, logistical and HR needs on a monthly & quarterly basis and share with the NHSM.
    • Ensure that all health facilities/sites have adequate supplies to deliver uninterrupted health care services through identifying needs, informing the line manager regularly.
    • Facilitate quarterly review meetings/workshops with respective government health managers at State/LGA level.
    • Share training plans with identified needs to the NHSM well in advance to facilitate support from HR/Admin/Logistics.
    • Track Supervisee’s daily attendance and validate monthly attendance for the supervisee and submit it on a timely basis to HR.
    • Communicate with HR for the necessary staff meetings, performance review, appraisals, and leaves of the supervisee.
    • Liaise with HR to provide orientation on Action Against Hunger charter/core values/Child safeguarding policy/staff code of conduct etc.
    • Draft supply request and share with Deputy Nut & Health Manager every month.
    • Ensure the rational use of all medical equipment and stationaries in health facilities.
    • Maintain appropriate delivery note/In-kind donation report in close collaboration with Logistics teams.
    • Support the NHSM in organizing LGA based coordination meeting;
    • Prepare individual monthly action plan about the work plan and share with the NHSM.
    • Participate in regular monthly planning meetings with nutrition and health teams led by the NHSM.
    • Maintain individual monitoring & supervision plan as well as for the supervisee.
    • Regularly follow up with the teams on the progress of activity, challenges and guide on necessary actions.

Objective 4

  • Systematic capacity building of SMOH staff on health service delivery (IMCI, Ante Natal & Post Natal Care, Delivery services).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the NHSM in facilitating and organizing technical training for health workers.
  • Organize training for Government nurses/midwives on integrated management of childhood illnesses and ANC/PNC and delivery service provision in close collaboration with the NHSM.
  • Conduct technical on-job coaching of health workers during supportive supervision in health facilities.
  • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on appropriate stock management and reporting (LMIS).
  • Provide technical training and regular guidance to health workers on disease surveillance reporting, DHIS2 reporting.
  • Support the SMoH facility staff on developing customized need specific guidance notes on IMCI, ANC/PNC, and delivery service for on job coaching on different modules based on national protocol.
  • Ensure use of predefined quality assessment checklist, on-job coaching guidance as well as support Assistant N/H Officers in using these tools.

Objective 5

  • Information management, reporting, and coordination.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update the database for health workers, community health workers/volunteers, training and share with line manager.
  • Use specific supervision checklist during supervision visits and archive filled supervision checklists with the summary reports – every month.
  • Fill the Health Evolution reports every month for the LGA and share it with the line manager for consolidation.
  • Support government health workers in preparing the integrated diseases surveillance report, monthly facility-based DHIS2 report.
  • Prepare a consolidated tracking tool for supportive supervision visits/on-job coaching sessions and share with the line manager.
  • Update LGA work plans, individual work plans and share with line manager.
  • Use appropriate attendance sheet on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings, and training and share a copy with the line manager.
  • Provide a summary analysis from the LGA report including:
    • Significant contextual changes that have an impact on nutrition & Health operations.
    • Bullet points on the progress of training, on-job coaching, and supportive supervision.
    • Feedback on the quality of service provision through monitoring visits (checklist to be used).
    • Key challenges and proposed solutions.
  • Collect consumption reports from health facilities, compile for LGA and share with line manager with needs for the upcoming month.
  • Regularly report and coordinate with line managers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision making.


  • Coordinate and collaborate with health State/LGA health offices, health workers for smooth implementation of the project activities and quality of service provision.
  • Organize monthly coordination meetings with health managers and workers.
  • Closely coordinate with the WASH team to ensure appropriate WASH facilities in the targeted sites.
  • Participate in LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners.
  • Participate in meetings with other Action Against Hunger sectors or staff to discuss and document lessons learned.
  • Assist in the organization of project workshops, training, and seminars, including preparation of short reports.

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.
  • Liaise with line Manager and HR in case of issues raised by team members.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree / HND in Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health or related roles

Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in primary health care program.
  • An excellent report-writing skill is required including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Hausa.
  • Ability to manage staff according to local culture and organization policies.
  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions.
  • Prepared to live and work in an uncertain security environment.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Action Against Hunger’s aims, values, and principles.
  • Good Communication and Interpersonal skills.
  • Team management experience with similar programs.
  • Ability to observe and to provide feedback on the activities.


  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions.

Minimum Basic Salary
236,585 per month.

To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline:  20th May, 2020.
Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply

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