FSL Officer at Action Against Hunger – 2 Openings

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: FSL Officer

Locations: Potiskum and Bade, Yobe
Job type: Full Time
Department: Operations
Line Manager: FSL Programme Manager
Proposed Start Date: Subject to funding approval

Job Description

  • We are looking to fill the role of two FSL Officer (based in Potiskum and Bade respectively) to implement FSL activities under the SDC funded project mainly cash based food assistance and livelihoods activities including income generating activities, cash for work, VSLAs, Agroforestry/Agriculture amongst others.
  • The post holder will supervise the FSL Assistant and coordinate direct engagement with beneficiaries, vendors, local/community leaders, local government representatives and other stakeholders.
  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environments.

Roles and Responsibilities
Objective 1:

  • Provide support to the FSL Programme Manager in the implementation of SDC cash transfer and other livelihood activities in targeted communities within the given LGAs

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee detailed planning and support implementation of field level activities relating to the cash based food assistance and livelihoods activities including income generating activities, Cash for work, VSLAs, Agroforestry/Agriculture among others under the guidance of the FSL Programmme Manager.
  • Work with community leaders and other relevant stakeholders to support the identification and selection of vulnerable communities and beneficiaries for cash or food voucher support.
  • Support the identification, contracting, and management of vendors through regular engagement, documentation of vendors’ activities and provision of timely support throughout the project.
  • Ensure accountability, fairness and transparency in the cash or voucher transfer activities by ensuring community level stakeholders (IDPs and host community members) are well informed and provide regular information through available channels.
  • Coordinate closely with the FSL Programme Manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs are implemented efficiently.
  • Follow-ups on the program activities to ensure that program objectives and outputs are achieved – and activities are implemented in accordance with standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans and requirements.
  • Manage and support the field team’s implementation of SDC project related activities as planned in the Detail Implementation Plan (DIP) in close coordination with other concerned authorities.

Mission 2 :

  • Facilitate the collection and collation of information and BNF data for SDC activities through registrations, surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring and field supervision visits.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and supervise the collection and management of beneficiaries’ data, distribution list for reference purposes and successful implementation of program activities.
  • Facilitate in coordination with the M&E unit, data sourcing and analysis with the aim of improving program approaches based on evidence.
  • Contribute to organizational and sector-wide Learning through proper documentation of lessons learned, best practices, success stories, case studies, etc. on the cash-based intervention in emergency and early recovery context.
  • Plan and oversee regular program monitoring and evaluation activities, like Baseline, PDMs, Market Price Monitoring, end line, etc. in collaboration with relevant unit/departments.
  • Ensure field visits to monitor the ongoing project activities conducted by FSL Assistants and Community Mobilization team to provide support and technical guidance.
  • With FSL Programme Manager, collaborate on the development of tools to monitor and improve the quality of SDC Project.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the FSL Programme Manager

Mission 3:

  • Participate in Regular internal and external coordination meeting for the program at the local government level.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the project’s community mobilisation strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries in collaboration technical team.
  • Develop and strengthen good linkages and coordination with local government, government line agencies, related stakeholders and service providers to ensure their support for the implementation of project activities
  • Coordinate with logistics in preparation of weekly movement plan according to the weekly work plans of the team.
  • Conduct beneficiaries training on usage of smartcard, training monitoring with the support of FSL Assistant and FSL Programme Manger
  • Conduct Vendors training and oversee the monitoring of vendors activities to ensure beneficiaries are not short changed.
  • Participate in the LGA level coordination of Cash and Food Security Working groups.
  • Support development of communication mechanisms with key stakeholders at LGA and Ward levels
  • Maintain and build relationships with authorities, partners and relevant actors in all the intervention LGAs of Yobe State on behalf of ACF.

Mission 4:

  • Support the FSL Programme Manager in Reporting on Project activities and progress.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the FSL Programme Manager in reporting for internal and external use through drafts reports with inputs and outputs for the reporting period ;
  • Support the Programme Manager in producing monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  • Extract data and information from weekly reports from the field and aggregate same for inclusion in the month and quarterly reports;
  • Work with MEAL team under the direction of the FSL PM to ensure that all annexes needed for report are available.

Mission 5:

  • Ensure the proper HR management of the Field Based FSL Team

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Support the recruitment and training of program staff under the support of the  FSL Program Manager, Field Coordinator and Base HR.
  • Identify training and development needs of FSL Assistants and propose and/or provide training, coaching and mentoring as required.
  • Manage the daily activities of the program staff in order to ensure the smooth running of the FSL program in line with HR procedures and policies.
  • Undertake performance management activities such as 10 minutes conversation and performance appraisals for FSL assistants as required by HR.
  • In collaboration with the HR department, ensure the support to the field teams for all matters concerning human resources.
  • Work with the FSL team in different LGAs on cross-learning and beneficiary capacity building initiatives.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee will also perform other related tasks as required and be responsible for reporting and communication of progress and achievement of the specific assigned task;
  • The employee is also required to conduct all duties in a professional manner following Action Against Hunger Nigeria mission staff regulations, mandate and charter including promotion of gender equality.


  • Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies or other related fields
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in implementing food security and livelihood humanitarian project;
  • Experience in supervisory position;
  • Good knowledge of FSL and experience in advocacy;
  • Good knowledge of implementing projects in insecure contexts.


  • Gross Basic Salary: N281, 063 Monthly
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.
  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion

Application Closing Date
Friday; 17th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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