TITLE: Food Security and Livelihood Program manager
TEAM/PROGRAMME: FSL LOCATION: Hajjah
GRADE: 3a CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months
Fixed Term 1
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
The Food Security & livelihood Program Manager is responsible for the management of all food security programs implemented by Save the Children in the area of intervention (field site) and for the line management of field food security teams.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Field Manager
Reporting to : Project officers
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Needs analysis and program design
• Design and participate in required assessments.
• Contribute to situation analysis and participate actively in developing a food security and livelihood strategy
• Contribute towards the elaboration of proposals
• Define implementation modalities (identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution, monitoring, etc.);
• Manage the implementation of high quality program activities in line with grant agreement and SC technical requirements
• Monitor progress of activities against planned achievements, outcomes and impact evaluating the continued relevance and appropriateness of the intervention
• Ensure that the progress reports and relevant donors reports are timely, of high quality and serve to inform management decisions
• Ensure that activities are appropriately planned and that delays and constraints are documented and solutions identified.
• Identify and ensure the timely supply of technical inputs required for program delivery
• Ensure programs are adequately resourced and manage budget lines for program activities ensuring appropriate spend
• Make frequent visit to project sites to provide technical and managerial guidance/support and identify issues that need timely action and support at different levels
• Provide necessary technical training and develop appropriate technical guidelines and materials for SC and partner staff
• Where applicable recruit and train the team members.
• Lead, manage and motivate staff under direct line management, ensuring that they have clear objectives and received meaningful feedback on their performance
Coordination and representation
• Attend inter-department meetings and represent SC in the coordination meetings
• In coordinate with other SC program to ensure effective programs integration in the areas of intervention.
• Develop and maintain collaborative and effective partnership with NGOs/CSOs and government partners.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
• holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
• holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
• sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
• widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
• future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
• builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
• values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
• approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
• develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
• willing to take disciplined risks.
• honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
• At least university degree (M.S.c or B.S.c) in social science, economics, Agriculture, geography or other discipline relevant to urban/rural livelihoods.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
• Four years of experience working with development or humanitarian agencies, with at least three years experience in food security and livelihood interventions (Food / Commodity distribution, food security & livelihoods project).
• Proven experience in project cycle management and budget management
• Previous experience in proposal development and project design.
• Good Organizational and Analytical Skills
• Capacity to and supervise the work of the team.
• Good human relations and diplomacy.
• Excellent analytical and report writing.
• Background in Food Security projects (voucher/cash transfer, Food distribution, Agriculture, livestock, Monitoring, Assessment, etc).
• Computer knowledge (Word, Excel, SPSS).
• Fluent English is essential.
organize Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.