Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: FSL Sector Manager
Location: Damasak, Borno
Job type: Full Time
Starting Date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Field Coordinator
Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Ensure successful technical implementation of the FSL components of the projects:
- Provide guidance and advice to the program teams so that cash based interventions, seeds distribution and livestock supports activities are always justified and based on sound needs assessment and gap analysis.
- Undertake market assessment and analysis to ensure the transfers do not cause negative effects on program beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries.
- Develop and ensure the use of appropriate techniques and materials for agricultural promotion and training.
- Provide backstopping on market analysis and train field team on market assessment tools such as EMMA, MIFIRA and others
- Ensure that AAH methodologies for targeting and distributing cash and vouchers are followed.
- Ensure that M&E procedures for CBIs are adapted, understood and followed.
Objective 2 – Facilitate the integration of FSL interventions (Cash, seeds and livestock supports) with Nutrition and WASH programs interventions and ensure collaboration with support teams (Logistic, Administration Security management, Human Resources) and external actors:
- Identify program implementation modalities that enhance departmental integration, participant targeting criteria, mobilization approaches, transfer mechanisms, local partnerships, and seasonality of FSL activities.
- Ensure AAH gender policy is fully addressed and followed
- Support program budget design by identifying planned personnel, activity, and resources.
- Responsible for FSL monthly cash projections, in coordination with PMs/APMs and monitor monthly BFUs.
- Ensure that CBI is coherent within the different bases and phases of the emergency, as well as across sectors
- Prepare internal and external reports for AAH and donors, including case studies and success stories.
Objective 3 – Ensure effective management of FSL program resources and staff:
- Ensure the respect of procedures and agreed timeframes around activity planning, budget design and management, cash forecast, procurement follow-up, monthly reports, technical reports, etc.
- Define objectives, update staff job descriptions and facilitate regular performance appraisals in consultation with HR Manager and Base Administrator
- Identify training needs and work with HR department to develop and implement relevant training plans
- Motivate, coordinate and supervise teams, providing continuous technical and organizational support to staff and conducting regular field visits
- Facilitate cross program learning through joint review and planning meeting with other departments.
- Ensure the respect of AAH policies and regulations by staff
Objective 4 – Ensure FSL interventions program quality and accountability in link with the PQA/M&E unit where applicable:
- Ensure strict program adherence to AAH technical protocols, administrative systems and other relevant quality standards such as the CBI guideline, the CBI log admin SOP, the IGA guideline, livestock handling guidelines, seeds protocol, the Food Aid positioning papers; etc.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of systems to reduce the risk of corruption and conflict of interest by program staff and local authorities; and increase accountability and transparency of operations.
- Support internal and external evaluation of current and previous programs in the operational area
- Contribute to high quality technical and donor reporting to AAH and donor standards
- Support learning and application of innovative approaches at field level in collaboration with other AAH technical departments and external partners
- Contribute to the appropriate development of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of FSL CBI programs
- Coordinate regular program monitoring that includes participatory monitoring, effectiveness of AAH facilitation, progress toward achieving targets and measuring stated indicators and adherence to AAH humanitarian principles
- Ensure documentation and capitalization of lessons learnt and good practices
- Establish accountability mechanisms and ensure standards are met across the program
Objective 5 – Represent AAH externally with local authorities, donors and partner agencies:
- Repesent AAH externally and coordinate with government authorities at local, national and state levels (NEMA and SEMA), NGOs and UN agencies; give regular updates to the main stakeholders as necessary.
- Collaborate with potential partners in the field (local CBOs, farmers groups/associations, local committees) to improve the coverage and the efficiency of AAH programs
- Ensure active presence and participation in local cash working groups, food security working groups and relevant cluster meetings
- Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of AAH charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field
- Defend humanitarian principles
- Engage with the private sector (bankers, traders, technology providers etc..) to analyze and use existing systems and tools, making more efficient the transfer of resources
- Host donor visits as needed and ensure correct application of visibility rules on behalf of donors.
Internal & External Relationships
- Others Program Managers: Exchange of information and coordination (integrated approach)
- FSL Coordinator: Technical advisory relationship – technical support – exchange of information
- Logistic Coordinator: Exchange of information and collaboration on procurement planning, purchasing and follow-up and other logistics matters
- Administrative Coordinator: Exchange of information and collaboration on budget design, cash forecast, budget follow-up and other financial matters
- HR Coordinator: Exchange of information and collaboration on recruitment, training plans, appraisals and team management issues
- Nutrition and WASH Coordinators: Exchange of information and collaboration on program issues
- Field Coordinator: hierarchical relationship – Exchange of information and collaboration on program, operational and security issues
- Head of Base: Collaboration and exchange of information on relations with Government Institutions at district level, operational and security issues
- Deputy Country Director: Exchange of information and collaboration on strategic issues
- Country Director: Exchange of information and collaboration on strategic issues
- Local governmental and non-governmental partners: exchange of information, coordination, training, supervision, influence on choice of technical options
- Local representatives of international aid organization: exchange of information
- Donor representatives: hosting field visits, exchange of information
- Cluster and other coordination forums
- Bachelor of Arts or Science in International Development, Economics, Rural Development, Agriculture, Livestock or related studies.
- Minimum 2 years work experience in similar setting and responsibility, Minimum 2 year’s humanitarian experience.
Skills & Experience
- Good communication, writing and analytical skills
- Knowledge of cash, market based, food assistance, agriculture, livestock or other livelihood based programming in humanitarian settings
- Experience in assessment, monitoring or evaluation
- Familiarity with AAH and acceptance of AAH’s principles.
- Good team management and representation competencies
- Training in cash/vouchers transfers programming
- Experience of CBIs including food vouchers transfers programming and e-payments
- Experience on Market Analysis (EMMA, MIFIRA, or another approach for market analysis) is an advantage
- Skills on statistical software (SPSS, SPHINX, etc.)Experience with major institutional and UN donors and donor procedures (ECHO/EC, OFDA/USAID, DFID, CIDA, WFP, etc.).
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: Tuesday, 5th March, 2019.