Ended ​​​​​​​Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager

The Job

Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager – Amran & Sana’a Sub Office

Position Objectives:

Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a

The Food Security & Livelihood Manager is responsible for the management of all food security programs implemented by Save the Children in the area of intervention (Amran and Sana’a governorates) and for the line management of field food security and Livelihood team.

Tasks:

Key areas of accountability:

Needs analysis and program design

  • Design and participate in required assessments with assistance from Advisor.
  • Contribute to situation analysis and participate actively in developing a food security and livelihood proposals for SC Amran office.
  • Promote and facilitate capacity building of local partners (government, civil society organizations and other community-based structures) to ensure long-term project sustainability.
  • Define and contextualise implementation modalities (identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution, monitoring, etc.);

Program implementation

  • Develop steps and procedures in the planning and implementation of the Food Security and livelihood project in accordance with SCI policies and agreements with donors.
  • Coordinate and manage the Food Security and Livelihood Projects in line with the project proposal, strategy and donor requirements.
  • Develop detailed implementation plans, phased budgets and monitor project progress in line with the log frames while evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention. 
  • Identify programme supply needs and coordinate with logistics teams to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Ensure that the progress reports and relevant donor reports are prepared timely and are of high quality and serve to inform management decisions
  • Ensure that activities are appropriately planned, 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 tracking of budgets.
  • 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.
  • Document and share lessons learnt for future FSL project improvement.

People management and capacity building

  • Build staff capacity in key  areas including basic assessment techniques, participatory approaches for identification and follow-up of community projects, monitoring food security as well as training of staff in data management, analysis and reporting
  • Strategically plan staffing needs to implement the FSL programs by working with HR team to recruit in line with approved project positions.
  • 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 all coordination cluster meetings in the area of jurisdiction and represent SCI interest among external stakeholders.
  • 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.

General

  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, equal opportunities, fraud and other relevant policies and procedures.

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • At least university degree in social science, economics, Agriculture, geography or other discipline relevant to urban/rural livelihoods. Relevant experience instead of the formal education may be considered.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Experience:

  • Six years of experience working with development or humanitarian agencies, with at least Four years experience in food security and livelihood interventions (Food / Commodity distribution, food security & livelihoods projects).
  • Proven experience in project cycle management and budget management.
  • Previous experience in proposal development and project design.
  • Proven experience in FFA/CFW activities is added advantage

Skills:

  • Good Organizational and Analytical Skills
  • Capacity to organize and supervise the work of the team.
  • Good human relations and diplomacy.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Background in Food Security projects (voucher/cash transfer, Food distribution, Agriculture, livestock, Monitoring, Assessment, etc).
  • Excellent Computer skills especially the use of (Word, Excel, PPT..etc).
  • Fluency at English is essential.
How to Apply

Kindly apply HERE

This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen

All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Amran, Sana'a
  • Posted on: 2 January 2020
  • Deadline: 15 January 2020

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