ACF: Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager - Gaza

Action Against Hunger (ACF) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational and non-profit making organisation working in the Palestinian Territory since 2002.
ACF is recruiting for its Gaza office a
Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager
For an initial period of 12 months
The Candidate will:
    Collect and analyze primary and secondary data related to the food security and livelihoods sector in the Gaza Strip; this undertaken in close coordination with other local and international organizations. 
    Analyze the activities  in the livestock and agricultural sectors with cooperatives and relevant stakeholders
    Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments.
    Propose cost-effective and high-impact responses to identified needs.
    Proactive participation in the implementation and revision of ACF’s food security strategy.
    Develop food security and livelihoods projects in coordination with WASH, administration and logistics departments.
    Ensure implementation of an integrated approach between FSL and WASH departments.
    Identify sectors which should be integrated with FSL interventions – including:  protection, gender, nutritional security and psychosocial support.
    Propose an integrated approach for these sectors for inclusion in ACF programming. 
    Represent ACF in relevant external coordination meetings (Technical Working Groups and Agriculture/FSS clusters/sectors).
    Ensure effective communication with stakeholders involved in food security (data sharing and brainstorming); and with local authorities involved in project definition and/or implementation.
    Analyze and develop effective operational partnerships and oversight on the implementation and monitoring of programmes to ensure timely and effective implementation and financial management.
    Agreement on goals and objectives with key staff and monthly assessment of progress against outputs.
    Organize and supervise the effective implementation of ACF food security and livelihoods project activities, in close coordination with administration, logistics, and WASH departments.
    Define program implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization).
    Analyze the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions based on known contexts and needs.
    Produce regular internal and external reports for submission to supervisory staff.
    Follow up of project budgets and expenditure to ensure the effective and appropriate utilization of funds for each project within specified timeframes and donor regulations.
    Identify program constraints and problems during implementation, propose solutions and implement after validation by Technical Coordinator and Head of Base.
    Develop an adequate monitoring and evaluation plan linked with the relevant project indicators; formalize the results in a report to be shared with supervisory staff.
    Report activities achievements both internally (to supervisory staff and team members) and externally (donors).
    Participate in the recruitment and training of field officers, social workers and new members of the Gaza FSL team.
    Plan and coordinate team members’ activities through weekly and monthly work schedules;
    Identify the FSL team training needs.
    Evaluate each team member’s performance once per year, in collaboration with the Admin/HR Department and Head of Base.  
    Participate in the development of all technical tools related to FSL projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, capitalization reports…).
    Participate in workshops and ad hoc meetings related to FSL areas of intervention and report systematically to the HoB and Technical Coordinator.
    Report on protection issues observed in the course of implementation of ACF projects in Gaza - Food Security and Livelihoods and WASH.
    Review, update and edit documents produced by the FSL team.
Profile of the Candidate:
    Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Agriculture
    Livelihoods program design and implementation, preferably in the Gaza Strip. Knowledge of agriculture, livestock and value chain development would be an asset.
    At least 5 years field humanitarian experience, Experience on conflict affected areas would be an asset.
    Ability to write donor reports and proposals in English.
    Able to design programs and budgets at scale. 
    Training and capacity building experience.
    Strong analytical skills.
    Able to propose innovative solutions.
    Diplomatic and tactful, positive and solution oriented, professional and transparent.
    Team spirit and good communication skills.
    Organized and self-motivating.
    Experience in team management and problem solving.
    Able to work under pressure Fluency in reading, writing and speaking English.
    Fully proficient in MS-Office, Outlook and Skype, familiarity with GIS and ODK an asset.
Application Procedure:
ACF is an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply for this position

Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation and their updated CV including at least two professional references covering the last two supervisors for their last two jobs to recruitment-gaza@pt.acfspain.org  

Applications will be accepted up to and including the 24h May 2016.
PLEASE indicate the reference FSL/TTPP/16/06 in all correspondence.
Only those candidates pre-selected for a test and an interview will be contacted.