Job Opportunity For a Community Liaison Officer at Action Against Hunger

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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.

Job Title: Community Liaison Officer

Position Overview
  • The Community Liaison Officer will primarily be responsible to the Field Coordinator (FieldCo) for the active involvement of community's, Ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners, by liaison, training and sensitizing communities for the identification, formulation and implementation of AAH programs in a bid to contribute to the eradication of extreme hunger, malnutrition and poverty in Northern Nigeria.

Specific Objectives
  • Raise awareness and knowledge about AAH mandate, activities and principles
  • Raise awareness about humanitarian principles
  • Awareness presentation design and delivery to community's, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners
  • Assisting with the organization of required community meetings and other participatory consultations.
  • Collaborate with the S&SM as communities become safer for return of IDP's to establish a relation with that communities leader for future coordination as AAH expands its program support
  • Coordinate with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders AAH mandate
  • Developing public relations programmes to educate the general public and community members about the AAH program activities to support active community participation and ownership.
  • Creation and provision of awareness materials to community's, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGO), Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and other social partners

Requirements /
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sociology or Rural Development or in a related field with at least  3 years' relevant project experience working with rural communities.
  • Minimum two years' work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 1 year in conflict/insecure contexts.

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and Kanuri.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values and policy.
  • Previous experience with Community Liaison management duties.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word).

Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience with AAH.
  • Administrative competence would be an asset.

Job location

Application Closing Date
7th February, 2017

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications to:
[email protected]

  • To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line. For example, "Community Mobilization Manager – Borno" OR "Community Mobilization Officer – Borno"..
  • Also note that any application received without these specifications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.
  • Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply.

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