Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Officer at Action Against Hunger – 5 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: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Officer

Location: Damaturu-Yobe / Maiduguri-Borno
Slot: 5 Openings
Start date: Subject to Donor Funding Approval
Direct Line Manager: Health Sector  Manager (support from PM)


Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Provide support to ACF supported health facilities to implement Maternal and Child health activities throughout the project implementation stages based on the national and ACF standards:

  • Conduct facility assessment, identify gaps and develop recommendation for action
  • Provide onsite and offsite training for health care providers to ensure the quality of care at the health facilities
  • Ensure health facilities have necessary guidelines, tools, reference to implement Maternal and Child health services in the facilities.
  • To coordinate with LGA officials to share plan and implementation of the Maternal and Child health activities
  • Help to identify methods that enhance partnership & coordination with government official and local communities, internal integration within sectors and programs (Health, Nutrition, WASH,  etc.)
  • Identify areas of cross-program linkages within AAH programs in assigned LGA to ensure program quality and adherence to program objectives, including respect of AAH technical guidelines, systems, and established deadlines.
  • Support the reinforcement and coordination of regular project monitoring activities, i.e. baseline, PDM, end line, etc.
  • Provide support to line manager in budget forecasting, detailed work planning, monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Assist the Sector Managers and PM in preparing internal and external reports for AAH and the health facilities, including case studies and success stories.

Objective 2 – Manage Community Promoters CHIPS Supervisors within the project to ensure compliance, technical quality MCH interventions, trainings and IEC material Building:

  • Enhance the referral service from the communities to the health facilities and intra-facilities and feedback mechanism
  • Ensure constant engagement with Community Promoters CHIPS, give them necessary support in the field, and report this to the office.
  • Follow up the Community Promoters CHIPS and be sure that they are conducting the agreed activities.
  • In close coordination with Community Promoters CHIPS supervisors and social mobilization team in the review and lead technical assessments, training manuals for AAH program.
  • Provide regular support to the project manager to implement the filed activities at health facilities and community level.
  • Provide regular input for the tools based on findings at field level to ensure that technical standards, guidelines and methodologies are communicated and understood.
  • Assist in engaging HeRoN consortium and other stakeholders at LGA level.

Objective 3 – Ensure tracking and reporting of activities of Maternal and Child health activities:

  • Share reports and finding on a weekly basis to provide help in the compilation of quality reports with an overview of activities and contextual updates, and quantitative indicator follow-up and submit to supervisor for consolidation.
  • Share day to day challenges and will suggest mitigation to project team.
  • Assist the Project Manager in reviewing maternal and child health activities, budget and then follow up with Logistics and field assistants to ensure adherence to work plan.
  • Support Project Manager through the Sector Manager to ensure timely submission of PRs, car/ staff movement plans on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that all project-related data and information shared are correct, updated, organized, properly documented and accessible to the supervisor.
  • Facilitate and support systematic monitoring and evaluation of the Project activities.
  • Contribute to developing monthly update on activities for the project team as well as contribute to the development of donor reports.

Objective 4 – Participate in regular internal and external coordination for the project at LGA level and at the state level when required:

  • Coordinate with AAH support departments and AAH sector departments with the help of PM to ensure a common approach and sharing of information.
  • Represent AAH with local authorities, partners and other program stakeholders at LGA level.
  • Undertake additional coordination as requested by the PM.

Internal and External Relationship
Internal Relationship:

  • PM: Direct line management & reporting, technical oversight, coaching
  • Deputy Health and nutrition HoD- technical supervisor
  • Community Promoters CHIPS Supervisors, direct supervisee
  • Other Program Managers: exchange of information on programs and monitoring and evaluation (integrated approach)
  • Base log, Admin and Finance: exchange of information, reporting, collaboration, coordination

External Relationship:

  • Participate in all Working Group meetings  (with the consent of line manager):
  • Local and state government: Engage with stakeholders in coordination with base admin &log and state supervisors/PMs/DPMs
  • HeRoN consortium partners

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Community Health Extension, Political Science, Public Health other related qualifications.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in humanitarian contexts, with at least 2 years in conflict/insecure contexts.
  • He/she must have experience in Nutrition/Health and WASH programming and community engagement.

Skills and Experience

  • Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions like long-distance walking to screening sites
  • Capacity to supervise and coach.
  • Ability to work in an environment where there are physical discomforts associated with a change in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust or dirt
  • Professional, motivated, open, creative, mature, responsible, flexible and, culturally sensitive.
  • Excellent team, budget and project management, and representation competencies


  • Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Willing and able to be based and travel regularly within remote areas, where services are limited.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa
  • Commitment to AAH mission, values, and policy.
  • A resident of community area (LGA) of work, networks within the community)
  • Proficiency with local languages
  • Previous NGO experience managing mobilization in different interventions (i.e.  FSL, wash,  and Nutrition).
  • Report writing skills

Minimum Basic Salary
N211,441 per month.


Application Closing Date
3rd April, 2020.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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