Programme Advisor, Humanitarian (Consultancy Position) at ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid works with poor people in over 40 countries across the world. Our goal? To end poverty. We believe in doing things differently. We know that with the right opportunities, poor people will find their own solutions – and build new lives.
ActionAid Nigeria commenced programmatic operations in January 2000 after a Country appraisal which found poverty in the midst of plenty. We commenced work then through a Country Agreement signed with the National Planning Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Our works are currently spread across 26 states of the federation.Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reporting to: Manager, Humanitarian and Resilience
Duration; 6 months (July – December 2020)
Internal Relationships: Entire AAN team.
External Relationships: Partners, Donors, CSOs and relevant government agencies.

Job Purpose

The Job Holder will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on ActionAid Nigeria’s Humanitarian Development Nexus actions, ensure adequate engagements with relevant stakeholders, mobilization and participation of national organizations as well as support in undertaking effective and appropriate documentation and shared learning systems, that will collectively contribute to improved programme quality and impact towards realization of the programme objectives.

Specific Responsibilities
Programme:

With support from the Manager, Humanitarian and Resilience develop, implement and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans including budget and procurement to achieve expected results.
Provide policy, technical and operational advice and support on advancing sustainable development in crisis and post-crisis contexts and ensuring linkages with humanitarian and development, planning and programming, including prevention and disaster risk reduction (DRR).
Support national actors working in the humanitarian sector and contribute to growing discussions around the new way of working as captured by the World Humanitarian Submit.
Produce periodic and quality analytical products on the Human Development (HD) nexus matters in Nigeria
Support in planning and capacity building training workshops for humanitarian organizations on the Humanitarian Development nexus
Establish and maintain contacts with relevant government officials, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.; ensures appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information that would further AAN humanitarian work
Support systems and manage the process of timely project and other reporting, including following up on internal and external reports and ensuring compliance with terms of reference and consultancies.
Participate in proposal development Facilitate and support relevant capacity needs as identified from humanitarian nexus engagements
Ensure the implementation of AAN methodologies at the community and states’ level

Capacity Development 2:

Develop training modules and facilitate trainings of groups and organizations on the Humanitarian development nexus warning systems resilience, access to credits and farming techniques
Support system strengthening and organizational development

Communication and Reporting:

Managing external communications including handling queries and issues on a timely and appropriate basis.
Set up effective communication mechanisms from community to AAN; other partners or other relevant stakeholders including security agents and other MDAs.
Work with relevant units to ensure implementation of planned activities
Work with AAN communications hub to provide content on Humanitarian Development nexus activities for our media including social media spaces.
Ensure adequate and effective documentation of all reports within the unit

Financial Management:

Actively participate in developing project budgets for the humanitarian unit project in accordance with AA financial guidelines.
Facilitate the financial processes for service providers engaged by the unit

General:

Participate in, or lead where necessary, any programme, procedure or strategy to enhance the goal and objectives of AAN Humanitarian & Resilience unit.
Actively take part in the overall policy, programme, procedures and strategy development of AAN in general.
Active engagement in community mobilization and programming and movement building
Assume any other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by line manager

Persons Specifications

Education/ Qualifications
Essential:

First degree in social sciences or arts/humanities

Desirable:

Membership of relevant professional Institute
Masters’ degree in relevant

Experience
Essential:

At least three years’ post NYSC experience
At least two years’ experience in similar position in the development sector
Experience in community mobilization
Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook (MS Office in general)

Desirable:

Experience working on a conflict project and intervening at community levels

Skill Abilities
Essential:

Excellent analytical skills
Strong communication & writing skills
Active presence on social media
Computer skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft office
Ability to implement data management systems
Fluency in spoken and written English language
Highly numerate
Excellent planning and prioritization skills
Excellent (proven) interpersonal skills

Desirable:

Experience working with youth, women groups and persons with disabilities

Personal Qualities:

Team player, a person of integrity
Creative and takes initiative.
Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
Self-motivated person able to work with minimum supervision
Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives

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