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Technical Officer- Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

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Technical Officer- Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF)

Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With more than 40 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes in over 45 countries benefitting seven million people each year. With head offices in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. Every year, our 7,500+ field workers help over 21 million people in over 45 countries worldwide.

As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

Position: Technical Officer

Contract Type: Fixed short Term Contract (Subject to grant approval)
Project Area: Banke, Bara, Dhanusa, Rautahat, Jumla, and Kalikot
Number of positions: several
Please note that this position is contingent upon funding. 


Main Responsibilities

  • Conduct screening of under five years children and support in recruiting Severely Acutely Malnourished (SAM) children in the district 
  • Provide technical support and on-the-job training to Health Workers and Community Health Volunteers in screening and proper recording and reporting of children under five years 
  • Coordinate, communicate and establish linkages with the local partner 
  • Conduct Social and Behaviour Change Communication-related activities 
  • Lead in support functions at the district level 
  • Represent Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF)  in the project related meetings, forums etc. in the district

Qualifications & Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with two (2) years of experience in public health, nutrition, development studies, nutrition and dietetics, social science or relevant discipline
  • Significant experiences in Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) / Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) programme and / Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) required 
  • Sound knowledge and experience in using Open Data Kit (ODK) preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, negotiation and communication skills
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken Nepali and English language 
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft office package
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Training/ capacity-building skills
  • Thorough understanding of gender and social inclusion issues
  • Ability to work in diverse team and environment with short deadlines and intense pressure.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of local language is preferred
Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter, updated CV with two referees through email: recruitment@np-actionagainsthunger.org by 19th May 2020 by 5 pm Nepal time. 

The Vacancy Reference (ACFNNHBATO) must be mentioned in the email subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF) reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.

Action Against Hunger | Action Contre la Faim (ACF) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups.


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