Nutrition Deputy Program Manager

Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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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.


Position Overview: 

Following the direction of the Nutrition Program Manager, the Deputy Program Manager (DPM) is responsible for running and supervising nutrition & health activities at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is also responsible for accomplishing the program objectives and outcomes within the contextual constraints in coordination and synergy with other DPMs. The DPM ensures the Nutrition & Health team completes the defined activities while adhering to internal standards and contractual obligations. The N-H DPM also has responsibilities regarding the capacity building of staff; humanitarian needs identification through needs assessments, monitoring of the evolving situation; context analysis to contribute to the development of future programs and internal coordination.


Specific Objectives:  

  • Contribute to the definition and the implementation of ACF policies, positioning and strategies in the mission 
  • Contribute to the identification, definition, formulation of N-H projects and/or components of projects led by other sectors. 
  • Leads projects implementation, monitoring and reporting for N-H.
  • To support in local ACF representation and coordination with other stakeholders within the intervention area
  • Contribute to evaluation (internal and external) of project’s effect/impact.
  • Contribute pro-actively to HR management (including staff career plan development)
  • Contribute to the mission’s capitalization and to ACF communication



  • Degree in Medicine , or Public Health Degree or equivalent in a field related to Nutrition and Health and or training/courses specific to Nutrition and Health in emergency contexts  + minimum 4 years of work experience.
  • Fluent English, Hausa and Kanuri 
  • Ability to analyse and synthesize information
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail, and time management
  • Must be disciplined, able to work autonomously and self-learner; 
  • Strong capacity to represent ACF and sustain relations with state and local stakeholders.  
  • Interpersonal skills (team management, communication, reporting, autonomy, pedagogy, planning and organizational skills.
  • Experience in working with CMAM and IYCF programming.
  • Preferred Skills and Experience: 
  • Experience in the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Humanitarian context
  • Experience with Social Behaviour Change Programming

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Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Healthcare / Pharmaceutical and Project / Programme Management

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years