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Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager (Somalia -Eyl)




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Recruiter: Action Against Hunger US Updated on: 2018-10-20 02:10:01
Contract Temporary
Location: Somalia Available: ASAP
Category: Nutrition / Food Security Offer: COMPETITIVE



This post aims to identify and implement high quality Food Security and resilient Livelihood activities which are appropriate and comprehensive, in conformity with overarching strategy and the standards set internationally, by AAH and by national policies.

Minimum Requirements

Who we are looking for:

  • The person should have a Degree in Agriculture, Veterinary or Rural Development Studies with professional experience of minimum 3years in the field of food security and livelihoods.
  • Experience working in fast paced humanitarian programming in Somalia
  • Good facilitation, analytical, planning and report writing skills; demonstrate good planning, organizational and research / analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills 
  • Must be able to work within a team
  • Excellent oral and written English and Somali language skills
  • Ability to use standard computing, packages (word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc.)
  • Good knowledge and experience in management.




Success Factors

Working knowledge of Somalia




Job Specification

Organisational Background:

Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia Since May 1992. Currently, AAH is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on treating and preventing malnutrition, increasing access to clean water and appropriate sanitation, strengthening the food-security and the livelihoods and thus boosting the resilience of communities in Somalia as well as emergency response via program bases in Somalia.

The Positions and Responsibilities:

AAH Somalia is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Program Manager (PM). The position will be based in Somalia- Eyl . The Program Manager reports hierarchically & technically to the Head of Food Security and Livelihood Department.


The Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) Program Manager ‘s core responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

Mission 1: Contribute to deliberations on strategy and the positioning of the FSL Department   

  • Ongoing, systematic and thorough analysis of the humanitarian situation in respect of FSL and of the context of intervention in his/her field of activity
  • Internal dissemination of information gathered and its analysis to the Field Coordinator and the HoD
  • Taking part in the determination of strategy in his/her area of activity and sectoral strategy at national level
  • Setting up projects consistent with the Charter, the strategic framework, the policies of FSL and other AAH sectors, national strategic and key international documents in the sector (Standards SPHERE and WHO.)
  • Ensuring that teams have a clear understanding of these documents
  • Participating, as and when necessary, in the development of the FSL section of the emergency response plan in his/her area of activity 
  • Promoting transversal integration of the FSL sector with other sectors, in collaboration with the Field Coordinator 
  • Taking cognizance of transversal problems associated with FSL initiatives (HIV, Gender issues, Disaster Management, Environment, Handicap, etc.)

 Mission 2: Identify needs and contribute to programme elaboration

  • Identifying humanitarian needs in the field of FSL and in his/her area of activity, this to include the submission of reports pertaining to such matters
  • Including, where appropriate, target populations and local actors in the identification of needs and ways of responding to them
  • Participation in defining FSL programs
  • Contributing to the writing of the FSL sections of project proposals

Mission 3: Set up, implement and report on FSL projects

  • Setting up of the FSL program(s) taking into account the logical framework of the program(s), the budget, and the logistical and administrative processes of AAH
  • The quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of AAH
  • Familiarizing him/herself thoroughly with his/her projects, the issues involved, the logical framework and indicators ; retaining printed copies of all funding agency contractual documents ; sharing all such information with his/her teams
  • Identifying the technical constraints associated with the implementation of the projects
  • Proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints
  • The implementation of technical recommendations concerning his/her project (Head of Department, Technical Advisor at Headquarters, Experts, Evaluators )
  • Supervising his/her programs, by means of internal APR monitoring tools, regular presence in the field, maintenance of a timeline, monthly review of the budget
  • Maintaining the profile of both the funding agency and AAH on the project sites
  • Preparing in time to meet deadlines the FSL components of external and internal reports relating to his/her projects
  • Identifying and implementing safety measures for both the teams and the wider population (building sites, community based sites)

Mission 4: Contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of his/her program

  • Promoting and taking part in the evaluation of the impact of his/her project (external assessment)
  • Promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (internal evaluation and joint visits)
  • Implementing complaints procedures for ethical and transparency reasons, particularly in respect of the beneficiary populations
  • Ensuring that a double CAP survey is put in place (baseline/final)

Mission 5 : Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of AAH in his/her area of intervention 

  • Coordination of activities with other sectors and departments of AAH in order to ensure rational use of resources and optimum integration
  • Participation in visits by funding bodies whenever requested by the Country Director or the Field Coordinator
  • Representing AAH and ensuring coordination with partners, the authorities, agencies of the United Nations and NGOs in his/her sector, in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
  • Contributing to the process of selecting partners, formalizing partnerships and enhancing their capabilities (Local NGOs, international NGOs, national authorities, private agencies etc)
  • Reinforcing the FSL capabilities of partners

Mission 6 : Supervise and manage the team

  • Determining size and recruitment of his/her team
  • Team management (leadership, monitoring, motivation)
  • Evaluation of team members
  • Staff development of team members
  • Support the WASH department in the implementation of programs

Mission 7: Contributing to capitalization and technical development in his/her sector

  • Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved
  • Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program
  • Contributing to the upward transmission of data from the ground the better to inform AAH communications


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