Action Against Hunger (AAH) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-political, non-denominational and non-profit making organization working in the Palestinian Territory since 2002.
Action Against Hunger is recruiting for its Gaza office a
Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Program Manager
For 12 months with a possibility of extension
The AAH Food Security and Livelihood programming aims at improving the socio-economic status of vulnerable Gazans through: Rapid Emergency Responses including cash-based interventions answering to immediate basic needs through vouchers and unconditional cash; Support to the agricultural sector including rehabilitation of productive assets and inputs; Economic empowerment by enhancing access to income generation opportunities and facilitate gender balanced decision-making processes at a household level.
In the framework of food security and livelihoods programming to assist vulnerable households in the Gaza Strip, the FSL Program Manager will lead the Food Security and Livelihoods Department ensuring quality implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all activities, following up on and feeding into the FSL strategy 2022-2025 and mission strategy, including identification of appropriate new interventions, and capitalization process. Specific focus on employability strategies, social business approaches, and integration of climate change and protection approaches are among the priorities of the FSL portfolio development.
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Objective 1: Consolidation of Action Against Hunger’s technical network and food security and livelihoods strategy in the Gaza base
- Review and prepare an action plan for the FSL strategy 2022-2025, in alignment with the mission strategy, in collaboration with FSL team, the deputy Head of Base and Deputy CD.
- Understand the challenges associated to the livelihood and food security sector by identifying areas and participating in the collection and analysis of data related to the Food Security and Livelihoods sector in the Gaza Strip; this undertaken in close coordination with the MEAL department and the clusters.
- Explore and identify new potential areas of intervention that are in line with AAH’ mandate and according to community’s needs, contributing to AAH program development in Gaza.
- Analyse the potential relevant FSL activities in the Gaza Strip and ensure participation in the relevant coordination forums (FSS, CWG, etc.)
- Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations through regular visits and literature review, and through the design and implementation of relevant needs assessments.
- Propose cost-effective and high-impact responses to identified needs.
- Proactive participation in the implementation and revision of Action Against Hunger’s Food Security Strategy for oPt in general and the Gaza Strip specifically.
- Develop Food Security and Livelihoods projects in coordination with WASH, MEAL, Administration and Logistics departments under the programmatic guidance of the deputy Head of Base and Jerusalem office.
- Propose an integrated approach for protection, gender and nutritional security to be included in Action Against Hunger programming.
- Ensure effective communication with stakeholders involved in food security (data sharing and brainstorming); involved in project definition and/or implementation.
- Analyze and develop effective operational partnerships and oversight on the implementation and monitoring of programmes to ensure timely and effective implementation and financial management.
- Work closely with the Advocacy Coordinator on defining and identifying key advocacy products and messaging for the FSL Department in the Gaza Strip.
- Participate in the development of all technical tools related to FSL projects (ToRs for consultants and evaluators, ad hoc reports, research & studies, monitoring tools, implementation SOPs, capitalization reports…).
- Participate in workshops and ad hoc meetings related to FSL areas of intervention, as relevant to the role and in agreement with the Deputy HoB.
- Duties that are inherent to the position and requested according to missions’ needs and context.
Objective 2: Project implementation & quality, follow-up and monitoring
- Organize and supervise the effective implementation of Action Against Hunger Food Security and Livelihoods project activities, in close coordination with MEAL, administration, logistics, finance and HR departments.
- Define program implementation modalities and methodologies (including, but not limited to technical specifications, identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution and sensitization) based on existing approaches and SoPs.
- Analyze the appropriateness, adequacy and potential impact of all interventions based on known contexts and needs.
- Revise as necessary internal and external reports.
- Follow up of project budgets and expenditure with FSL head of projects to ensure the effective and appropriate utilization of funds for each project within specified timeframes and donor regulations.
- Follow up of project logistical planning and procurement with FSL head of projects to ensure adequate forward planning and adherence to Action Against Hunger and donor timeframes, rules and regulations.
- Identify program constraints and problems during implementation, propose solutions and implement after validation if necessary.
- Participate in the development of an adequate MEAL plans linked with the relevant project indicators in coordination with the MEAL department in Gaza; formalize the results in a report to be shared with supervisory staff.
- Report on protection issues observed in the course of implementation of AAH projects in Gaza
- Report activities achievements both internally (to supervisory staff and team members) and externally (donors).
- Capitalize knowledge within the team by holding regular department meetings, and within the mission.
Objective 3: Food Security and Livelihoods team management
- Ensure good communication with team members and coach team staff for positive growth and development.
- Ensure a smooth and effective communication with all FSL department team members, creative a positive working environment and encouraging collaboration within the team.
- Plan and follow up the recruitment of new members of the Gaza FSL team.
- Participate in the yearly revision of the Human Resources FSL team structure.
- Follow up the staff allocation in collaboration with Human Resources department.
- Plan and coordinate team members’ activities through weekly and monthly work schedules.
- Identify the FSL team members’ training needs and follow up with the HR officer.
- Evaluate each team member’s performance following Action Against Hunger appraisal procedures, in collaboration with the Admin/HR Department and Head of Base.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
- Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in international cooperation and development, economics, political sciences or agriculture
- Food security and livelihoods program design, implementation, and follow-up.
- Knowledge of business and employability programming and Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) required.
- At least 7 years in the humanitarian field with INGO experience is preferable.
- Experience working in complex humanitarian contexts and recovery.
- Experience in integrated approach of livelihood programming and protection an asset.
- Excellent oral and written English and fluent in Arabic (native speaker).
- Fully proficiency in MS-Office and Outlook needed.
- Familiarity with analytical tool such as PowerBI and ODK an asset.
- PM will be based in Gaza with travel to Jerusalem and occasionally Hebron.
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