Health 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: 

To support Health Officer for the effective implementation of the health component of multi-sectoral project, particularly in management of childhood illness and CMAM in Maiduguri, Borno State


Specific Objectives: 

  • Facilitate Capacity building of the MoH’s staff in State and LGA levels on CMAM and IMNCI.
  • To strengthen links and coordination between different departments and authorities i.e. partners, LGAs, SMOH and Hospitals.
  • To conduct regular monitoring and supervisions in the respective hospitals in order to ensure the quality of the CMAM In-Patient services.


  • Diploma in Science with a major in Nursing, community health or Nutrition. 1 year experience in inpatient nutritional treatment essential, IMNCI and CMAM approach.


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experiences on CMAM programing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to network effectively with llocal representatives of international aid organizations for exchange of information
  • High level of self-discipline, time management, organization, self-motivated and able to work with little day to day supervisions but meet deadlines and program objectives
  • Transparency and adherence to medical codes of conduct and patient, confidentiality and child protection
  • Commitment to ACF values and principles.
  • Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Experienced in working in Northern Nigeria and well integrated into local community
  • Fluency in Hausa, Kanuri and English
  • Good knowledge of the intervention area/s and local economy
  • Previous experience with ACF
  • Previous humanitarian programming experience

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Action Against Hunger ACF

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years