Deputy Head of Department – Food Security and Livelihoods at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Head of Department – Food Security And Livelihoods

Location: Abuja


Position Overview

  • To support in the Food Security Livelihoods Head of Department (FSL-HoD) in developing the country strategic direction and focus, technical strategy and fostering innovations for the food security and livelihoods  programmatic area in Nigeria

Specific Objectives

  • Provide Support to the FSL-HoD to Consolidate, develop and strengthen ACF’s strategic focus and technical leadership in food security and livelihoods.
  • Provide technical support to program development and ensure program quality.
  • Represent ACF and its positioning in external coordination, donor, and technical meetings/visits on technical and operational matters.
  • Lead programmatic integration and related capacity building.


  • Advanced University degree (Masters) preferably in Management, Economics, International Development, Social Sciences (Sociology) , Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Development.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in food security and livelihoods.
  • Experience in Food security and Livelihood assessments including cash and market assessments in both development and emergency contexts.
  • Clear understanding of child and gender protection issues in the field.
  • Proven management and coordination skills (HR, projects, and stress management).
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  • Proven ability to translate analysis and evaluation into operational planning and strategy.
  • Experience with evaluations and monitoring as well as Program Cycle Management.
  • Experience with research and partnership developments with universities

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with donor communications.
  • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills.
  • Disciplined and able to work and arrive at decisions autonomously and with minimal guidance.
  • Excellent drafting and written skills.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Prior ACF  Experience in a similar position
  • CaLP level 2

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications by email to: To be considered, applications must include a CV and letter of interest, and indicate the full position title and location in the email subject line, or on the application envelope. For example, “Deputy Head Of Department – Food Security And Livelihoods-Abuja”.


  • Applications will be processed on “First Come Firt Serve” basis and any application received without these specifications will not be considered. 
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
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