ACF: Food Security and Livelihood Project Officer

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 Project Officer
For an initial period of 6 months
The Candidate will:
    Prepare, supervise and monitor a detailed project plan activities in accordance with log and time frame (mainly for short term and limited budgets), project procurement plan budget follow up.
    Participate in beneficiary identification process and assure the cross-checking.
    Provide technical oversight and information to local partners/CBOs/beneficiaries in order to build their capacity.
    Collaborate and Work closely with project partners for ensuring activities implementation, (for example assessments/studies, trainings, scheduling and leading meetings and workshops) and timely and quality reporting, share relevant project information with partners.
    Conduct regular field visits to coordinate, implement and monitor project activities and collecting data in accordance with the projects needs.
    Maintain external relationships beneficial to the project, including with businesses and business associations.
    Represent the project in relevant meetings as per FSL Program Manager advice.
    Participate in ACF and internal donors visits. 
    Supervise and coordinate social workers daily work as per defined objectives and signed contracts
    Identify and prevent possible implementation problems/requirements (HR, partner, logistics, and operational.) in order to propose feasible solutions to the FSL Program Manager.
    Assure that the proper follow-up and ACF monitoring tools of the project are applied.
    Assist in the preparation of the donor and internal reports according to the agreed deadlines and donors requirements as per FSL Program Manager advice.
    Analyse and build on experiences in order to share lessons learned, and if required, propose new directions for the project/program.
    Participate in the implementation of ad hoc needs assessments and surveys.
    Participate in continuous information gathering (from other NGOs, institutions, ministries, local partners and communities).
    Participate in the adaptation / development / implementation of MEAL tools to the program including archiving activities as per ACF rules and procedures and FSL Program Manager advice with technical guidance of MEAL Coordinator.
    Participate in FSL department and relevant base meetings.
    Participate with the FSL Program Manager and other departments in concept note and proposal development.
    Ensure compliance with ACF policies and procedures, including those of administration, procurement and finance.
    Support collection and analysis of data needed for advocacy purposes.
    Maintain and file project documents and correspondence.
    Translate documents as requested by the FSL Program Manager.
    Support other technical departments as requested by the FSL Program Manager and Head of Base. 
    Follow the specific safety rules of the security plan of the mission and the base.
    Communicate with security focal point in the base any information related to the safety or the failure of the security plan.
Profile of the Candidate:
    Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Business, International Development, Education, Political Science or International Relations.
    Livelihoods program implementation.
    Knowledge of Logical Framework and budgets.
    Knowledge of humanitarian principles.
    Knowledge of business plan development is a plus.
    A minimum of 2 years professional experience. Proven relevant field experience in food security context in the Gaza Strip, preferably with an international NGO.

    Proven project and budget supervision and monitoring.
    Capacity to apply organizational rules and procedures.
    Committed to humanitarian principles.
    Capacity to treat information confidentially.
    Flexibility to new ideas and ability to work under pressure.
    Able to prioritize tasks and keep deadlines.
    Strong communication skills.
    Team player.
    Ability to critically analyze and interlink information. 
    Ability to summarize and provide comprehensive information.
    Creative.
    Open to criticism and feedback and eager to learn.
    Fluency in reading, writing and speaking Arabic and English.
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet.
    Able to travel to the West Bank and Jerusalem and stay overnight when needed.
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  

Applications will be accepted up to and including the 15h May 2016.
PLEASE indicate the reference FSL/TTPP/16/05 in all correspondence.
Only those candidates pre-selected for a test and an interview will be contacted.