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 recruitment-gaza@pt.acfspain.org  

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.