Infant And Young Child Feeding Officers at Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Infant And Young Child Feeding Officer

Location: Monguno, Borno

Position Overview

  • Support implementation of ACF’s WINNN Jigawa State IYCF activities by providing training, guidance, and monitoring support to STAs, LTAs and Government counterparts, including internal follow up and accountability to ACF’s IYCF program objectives.

Specific Objectives

  • Provide technical support and capacity building in IYCF program planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Support and coordinate micronutrient supplementation and maternal, newborn and child health weeks.
  • Coordination and monitoring of program implementation .


  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Nutrition or Bachelor of Nutrition; graduate degree in a related field a plus

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Experience of emergency nutrition work and the design and implementation of feeding programmes (ideally both C-IYCF and IFC, CTC/CMAM), including IYCF monitoring and evaluation.
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.
  • Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to be respectful, kind, sensitive and empathise with all beneficiaries and their carers.
  • 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 ACF’s aims, values and principles.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and local languages; Hausa required.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and patience.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills; Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the setup of a IYCF program within CMAM programme in an emergency context
  • Experience with working with partners, including the government
  • Previous experience working with mothers support group and strong negotiation skill for behavior change
  • Fluency in  Kanouri and Fulani a plus
  • Training in adult learning/education and training delivery

Application Closing Date
20th April, 2017.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application by email to:


  • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title in the email subject line.
  • Applications received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, no phone calls or follow-ups will be entertained.
  • Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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