FSL Field Assistant at ACTED Nigeria

Contract, Full Time
Posted 6 months ago

ACTED is a company that was established in year 1993 and is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer-term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

FSL Field Assistant at ACTED Nigeria 1

JOB TITLE: FSL Field Assistant

JOB LOCATIONMonguno, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Contract length: 6 Months with possibility of extension
Level: E1-3 (national contract)
Start date: As soon as possible


  • In light of the displacement in the northeastern part of Nigeria, ACTED has set up an office in Monguno to respond to the humanitarian needs. ACTED is therefore looking for a Field Assistant to support its mission in Borno State.


  • Assist during all the process of Cash Based Transfer (CBT) redemptions
  • Monitor the activity of vendors during redemptions and supervise shop monitors
  • Assist in mobilizing the communities for the realization of all project / program activities
  • Disseminating and sharing information with Persons of Concern on their rights and access to services
  • Assist in mobilizing the IDP community and affected host population and facilitate awareness raising activities with other partner organizations, disseminating information about services available for IDPs and affected host communities
  • At Field level keep good relations with local implementing actors, local authorities and other international and local stakeholders
  • Assist in maintaining excel database to ensure that statistics and other reports are produced on a timely basis
  • Liaise, establish a good working relationship with all humanitarian actors, community leaders and IDPs in the IDP settlements and host communities to encourage participation in, support for and a better understanding of the program activities
  • Assist in preparing and conducting Post Distribution Meetings in the intervention areas
  • Assist in individually and collectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of Project management Committees (PMCs) committees and propose appropriate solutions.


  • Prepare daily distribution reports
  • Prepare weekly and monthly plans & reports to Food Security Officer
  • Provide the Food Security project manager relevant documents, and channel issues related to project implementation appropriately
  • Communicate, exchange information and co-operate with relevant internal reporting lines.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Higher Diploma of Public health or University Degree in Social Sciences
  • One-year Work experience with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and/or displaced population is a very strong asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to achieve results
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills
  • Strong ability to work in a variety of environments and in remote locations without communication or amenities
  • Remains productive when under pressure with ability to prioritise effectively, and respects and adheres to deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Email application software
  • Languages: Fluent in English and have a sound knowledge of the local languages spoken in Monguno.

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Carefully observing the details as follows:

  • All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.
  • CV and Cover Letter indicating and explaining the suitability to the position applied.
  • Provide contact details (name, position, email address and telephone no.) of 3 professional non-related references, whereas 1 must be for the latest employer. Please do not attach any written recommendations.
  • Applications should be addressed to the Recruitment Manager.
  • Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications, sent together with a CV, will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered. Please note: The position title and location must be written in the subject line of the e-mail otherwise not considered.
  • ACTED considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.
  • CVs will be review on rolling bases.
  • Due to the large numbers of expected applicants ACTED will only inform shortlisted candidates. We apologise for the inconvenience. Only short-listed applicants will be invited for written test and oral interview.

Deadline: June 14, 2021

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Job CategoryAssistant