Complaints Response Mechanism Assistant

Action Against Hunger ACF

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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: 

  • CRM Assistant is responsible for ensuring mechanisms are in place in all Action Against Hunger programmes to strengthen the quality and accountability of emergency response under direct management of the CRM Officer and M&E DPM. He/she will be responsible for upholding the organisation commitments towards Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) standards especially in regards to information sharing, beneficiaries’ participation, complaints and response mechanism. CRM Assistant will be the primary support person to the CRM Officer, will build capacity, monitor AAH performance against 2010 HAP standard, and, crucially, will, in the first instance be the first point of contact for beneficiary complaints.


Specific Objectives: 

  • Establishment and management of the Feedback Mechanism for all ACF humanitarian projects.
  • Management of the hotline system.
  • Reporting and Referrals.
  • Represent ACF externally in relevant forums and working groups at State level.



  • Bachelor degree in management, social research, development studies or a related field.
  • At least with 2 years relevant experience in developing and maintaining accountability and learning activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accountability especially feedback mechanisms concepts and international humanitarian quality standards.
  • Fluency in English and local languages especially Hausa and Kanuri (both written and spoken skills).
  • Strong understanding of HAP, Do No Harm and other relevant global standards.
  • Experience of carrying out design and implementation of accountability and complaints reporting mechanisms in Nigeria.
  • Experience of developing and/or managing complaints reporting mechanisms for cash transfer programme.
  • Ethical, focused on treating complainants/ community fairly  and culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent computer skills especially developing databases
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in local languages (Hausa and Kanuri).
  • Sound analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in report writing.
  • Commitment to ACF mission, values and policy.
  • Previous experience in handling feedback mechanism
  • Previous experience of working with NGOs
  • Proven interest & commitment to humanitarian and development principles and demonstrable understanding of conflict/post conflict development contexts.

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Action Against Hunger ACF

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years