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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.