Ended Project Manager - GFD

The Job

Job title: Project Manager - GFD

Employment category:  Band MF2

Reporting to:   Emergency Distribution Manager

Direct reports: GFD Livelihood Team Leaders - Hajjah & Hodeidah

Unit/department: FSL                            

Location: Hajjah - Hodeida

Authorization level: As per IDRA


Overall purpose of the role

The Project Manager (FS-GFD) is responsible for the organization of the distributions to the beneficiaries of the General Food Distribution (GFD) project in additional to another coordination tasks in the area.

Geographic scope: North Yemen                                                                                                             

Yemen is caught in the on-going conflict and is facing severe food insecurity in most of Yemen governorates. DRC will carry out WFP General Food Distribution (GFD) to the most vulnerable host/IDP HHs in Hajjah & Hodeida governorate. DRC is announcing Project Manager – GFD (FS-GFD) to carry on the project implementation in the areas of intervention based in Hajjah and Hodeida with full presence in the field within the distribution and any data collection.

Main responsibilities        

Planning, design of the distributions and preparation:

  • Participate in the technical design of GFA activities in relation to the distribution cycle, through field information gathering, community consultation, and discussions with the team
  • Guide the project staff to perform project oversight, monitoring, reporting, field missions, spot checks, evaluations.
  • Ensure beneficiaries selection process and criteria are applied prior to distributions
  • Prepare the work plan for the receipt and distribution of food.
  • Ensure the protection and gender mainstreaming in parallel with the project.
  • Responsible for ensure the preparation of the causal labors payments on time.
  • Working closely with other support DRC team to ensure the accurate and the suitable implementation of the project within DRC policy.
  • If needed, participate in other livelihoods interventions including need assessments, community consultations, and technical design of the intervention.

Organizing distributions

  • Organize the distribution of food according to the work plan after consultation with the Emergency Distribution Manager.
  • Implement, adapt, monitor and evaluate the distribution activities.
  • Participate in the creation or refreshment of Committees prior to distributions, to ensure good communication and accountability between the communities and DRC
  • Supervising and assist in the committees training and ensure the training of the staff.
  • Regular review of staff performance and timely feedback to address staff performance.
  • Raise any need from the field to the Emergency Distribution Manager to insure the quality of the work.


  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to the partners, authorities and the population
  • Focal point and representation of the organization in the FSAC and WFP meeting in Hajjah and Hodeida.
  • Work in close collaboration with other members of DRC team to ensure an integrated approach to meet the needs of the population with integration of malnutrition prevention in the programmes.
  • In the event of visits from donors, participate actively in the preparation and the smooth organization of the visit.
  • Coordination with the governorates, district offices, local representatives, community committees and build links and networks with representatives of stakeholders and to enhance cooperative efforts.
  • Establish and maintain good relations with local authorities and stakeholders and seek their support when needed.


  • Responsible to submit all daily, delivery and stock reports to WFP.
  • Responsible to submit weekly report and other internally information or reports when need to the base managers and Head of Program.
  • Ensure meeting the deadline in any report or information need from the donor.
  • Maintain quality and accuracy of the data/information collected in the field.
  • Ensure documentation of project progress, monitoring and evaluation framework.
  • Keep the Emergency Distribution Manager informed of the activities, problems and success.


  • Contribute to the collection of information relating to the safety in the intervention areas and reports to the head of base
  • Ensure that the project, the methodology and the selection criteria do not endanger the beneficiaries, DRC’s staff or any other person
  • Raise any incident report to DRC.
  • Ensure no weapons are present during distributions and strict adherence to DRC security protocols

Required experience and competencies                                                                                                                             

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:  

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.  

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.  

• Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.  

• Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.                                                                                          

Essential qualities and experiences: 

  • A degree in an agronomy, nutrition or livelihoods related discipline (rural development, sociology, economy, etc.)
  • Training and experience in Project Management
  • At least three years’ Experience in managerial position.
  • Experience in a Food Security and Livelihood program (food assistance/cash based programming/ livelihoods support…).
  • Preferably experience in humanitarian INGOs/NGOs.
  • Good community mobilization skills
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, humanitarian principles and minimum standards such as Code of Conduct
  • Motivate and able to work independently and good team player.
  • Ability & willingness to travel to the field
  • Works well under pressure and in meeting deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized with excellent ability to coherently lead diverse spread out teams.


  • Good English language (written and spoken)
  • Excellent report writing skills including editing the work of others
  • Fluency in Arabic language (written and spoken)





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here



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¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

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¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by 18th June 2019. Due to the urgency of this hiring, interviews will be on a rolling basis; and a candidate might be selected even before the closing date. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.



  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Al Hodaida, Hajjah
  • Posted on: 5 June 2019
  • Deadline: 18 June 2019