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Nutrition and Health Head of Department

Abuja (Nigeria)



leading the definition of innovative strategies as well as to represent Action Against Hunger International in a leading role in the field of Nutrition and Health in Nigeria



  • To provide overall technical coherence, direction and quality assurance to ACF's Nutrition & Health programming at a national level, considering development and emergency contexts.
  • To represent ACF and its positioning in external coordination, donor, and technical meetings/visits on technical and operational matters.
  • To support, follow-up and further develop the ACF Nigeria research & pilot project portfolio in the areas of nutrition-specific and sensitive programming.
  • To support programmatic integration for specific activities.
  • To represent and position ACF in key national and regional initiatives.


You’re a seasoned Nutrition professional

  • You have an advanced University degree (Masters) preferred in human nutrition, medical sciences or social sciences.
  • You have a Minimum five years experience of nutrition programs
  • You have experience with nutrition and coverage surveys, and rapid nutrition assessments.
  • You have proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management).
  • You have proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy
  • You have experience with donor communications.
  • You are disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance.
  • You have good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • You have experience in advocacy and policy development


Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

  • Health Insurance
  • R&R Breaks
  • Paid annual leave (vacation)
  • Training opportunities
  • Child allowance

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website

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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: Action Against Hunger
  • Location: Abuja (Nigeria)
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-21

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