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.

Job Position: Cash Officer

Job Location: Sokoto

Job Description

  • Action Against Hunger is currently looking to fill the role of Cash Officer, who will be responsible to work under the direct guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager to support the implementation of FSL activities mainly cash transfer and cash-based food voucher assistance.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Work with community leaders and other relevant stakeholders to support the identification and selection of vulnerable communities and beneficiaries for cash or food voucher support;
  2. Oversee detailed planning and support implementation of field-level activities relating to cash transfer and cash-based food assistance under the guidance of the Programme Manager;
  3. Support the identification, contracting, and management of vendors through regular engagement, documentation of vendors’ activities and provision of timely support throughout the project;
  4. Ensure accountability, fairness and transparency in the cash or voucher transfer activities by ensuring community-level stakeholders (IDPs and host community members) are well-informed and provide regular information through available channels;
  5. Coordinate closely with the Programme Manager to ensure that cross-LGA programs are implemented efficiently;
  6. Follow-up on the programme activities to ensure that programme objectives and outputs are achieved  and activities are implemented in accordance with standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans and requirements;
  7. Facilitate and supervise the collection and management of beneficiaries’ data, distribution list for reference purposes and successful implementation of programme activities;
  8. Plan and oversee regular program monitoring and evaluation activities, like baseline, post distribution monitoring, market price monitoring, end line, etc. in collaboration with relevant unit/departments;
  9. Embark on field visits to monitor the ongoing project activities conducted by the community mobilization team to provide support and technical guidance;
  10. Contribute to the development of the project’s community mobilization strategies for targeting and registration of beneficiaries in collaboration technical team;
  11. Develop and strengthen good linkages and coordination with local government, government line agencies, related stakeholders and service providers to ensure their support for the implementation of project activities;
  12. Coordinate with logistics in preparation of weekly movement plan according to the weekly work plans of the team;
  13. Conduct beneficiaries training on the usage of smartcards with the support of the Programme Manager;
  14. Conduct vendors training and oversee the monitoring of vendors’ activities to ensure beneficiaries are not short-changed;
  15. Participate in the LGA-level coordination of cash and food security working groups;
  16. Support the development of communication mechanisms with key stakeholders at the LGA and ward levels;
  17. Maintain and build relationships with authorities, partners and relevant actors in all the intervention LGAs of Yobe State on behalf of ACF;
  18. Support the Programme Manager in reporting for internal and external use through drafts reports with inputs and outputs for the reporting period;
  19. Extract data and information from weekly reports from the field and aggregate the same for inclusion in the monthly and quarterly reports.

Job Requirements

  1. Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies and other related fields;
  2. Minimum of 3 years of work experience in implementing food security and livelihood projects;
  3. Experience in a supervisory position;
  4. Good knowledge of CVA and FSL;
  5. Good knowledge of implementing projects in insecure contexts;
  6. Good knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of the Hausa language is a plus;
  7. Thorough knowledge and understanding of issues in agriculture;
  8. Capacity to communicate with people;
  9. Experience in team support;
  10. Humanitarian experience;
  11. Experience in advocacy & dissemination of information on innovation.

Starting Basic Salary
NGN 326,033 per month (excluding other benefits).

Application Deadline
11th April 2023.

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


  1. Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
  2. Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  3. Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, free and direct access to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.
  4. Women at ACF are entitled to benefits such as maternity leave, compassionate leave for a hospitalized child and creche facilities for babies and toddlers.
  5. All candidates MUST ensure they answer all the questions asked for this application. Failure to do so means candidates will not be considered for the process.

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