Deputy Country Director Program - Abuja, Nigeria

Abuja

You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ...

leading our dynamic team of technical coordinators to scale up our multi-sectorial response in Nigeria. You will play a key role in coordinating our life-saving programs in a difficult environment, providing technical experts with essential strategic direction to ensure effective program activities.

Key activities in your role will include:

  • Overseeing the work of all Technical Coordinators to maximize the impact & quality of all program activities, in line with the mission’s strategic plan.
  • Leading the program development process, with a focus on robust & appropriate programming
  • Regularly visiting all ACF’s field projects & participating in exploratory missions & assessments.
  • Acting as an effective liaison between program & support departments to ensure the timely identification & resolution of key issues.
  • Liaising and negotiating with partners & other actors in Juba. Building relationships with authorities & community leaders in ACF’s field sites.
  • Advising technical supervisors on their project staffing plans & assisting with local recruitment.

Does this description fit you?

You’re an experienced humanitarian professional

  • You have a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Studies, International Politics or another related field
  • You have completed additional training in security management, project cycle management, donor compliance, operational strategic planning or other skills relevant to working in humanitarian contexts
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in complex humanitarian emergencies, preferably leading projects with multiple funding streams & ambitious multi-sectorial objectives

You aim to deliver innovative, quality programming

  • You are highly organized & pay attention to small details. You are passionate about finding creative solutions & innovative approaches to long-standing & critical problems.
  • You intuitively adapt how you communicate technical analysis, mission strategy, as well as donor policies & procedures, to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing.
  • You are able to consolidate & polish contributions from a large team to ensure reports are comprehensive & coherent. You identify & support less experienced technical managers to improve their reporting skills.

Your leadership style reinforces trust within your team

  • You are calm under pressure, diplomatic & able to easily adapt to changing circumstances.
  • You model to your direct reports how to adapt your communication style to suit colleagues from other cultures & professions. You are able to adjust your own style to represent ACF appropriately with a range of national counterparts.
  • You are goal-oriented while also being genuinely committed to helping others succeed.

https://careers.actionagainsthunger.org/index.php/positions/view/268/

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: ACF - Action against Hunger/Action Contre la Faim
  • Location: Abuja
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Environment
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-13

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