International Not for Profit Careers – Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Program Manager (GBV & Economic Empowerment Specialist) at Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organisation: Action
Against Hunger (ACF)
  Gulu, Uganda
Reports to: Technical coordinator
About ACF:
Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO. For over’ thirty
years it has been implementing Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Water,
Sanitation and Hygiene programs in Lira, Apac, Oyam, Otuke, Gulu, Kaabong,
Napak and Moroto Districts.
About Project:
Through the
financial support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE), ACF has been
implementing the ‘Combating Gender Based Violence and Enhancing Economic
Empowerment of Women in Northern Uganda’ project since 2011. Recognizing the
positive impacts on the lives of women, RNE and ACF agreed for the programme to
continue with greater focus on gender and capacity development aspects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensure ongoing analysis of the local socio-economic and development context and
contribute to the definition of ACF technical positioning:
  • Ensure ongoing context analysis of socio-economic, gender
    dynamic, food security and livelihoods in Northern Uganda.
  • Drawing from the mission strategic plan and ACF gender
    policy, carry out broader analysis on the relevance and appropriateness of
    the programme and incorporate emerging women needs.
  • Carefully analyze the finding of the final programme
    evaluation and gender study and reflect best practice into the programme
  • Work closely with local and national stakeholders, conduct
    gender analysis and establish the practical needs of women; align
    programme delivery to meet those emerging needs.
  • Significantly contribute to the development of strategic
    positioning for the department as part of the ACF annual country strategy
    process and as needed
  • Identify, propose and develop new program orientations,
    strategies and activities contributing to new proposal development
Ensure effective FSL project management according to ACF strategy and technical
  • Actively facilitate strategic and planning workshops
    involving programme staff, partners and local leaders that Contribute to
    the creation of strategy that enhance programme outputs.
  • Identify program implementation modalities that enhance
    departmental integration, participant targeting criteria, mobilization
    approaches, transfer mechanisms, local partnerships, seasonality of FSL
  • Facilitate detailed planning and implementation of
    activities in collaboration with TC and APMs.
  • Identify areas of cross programme linkages and strive for
    maximum synergy, including p4p and gender programmes implemented by UNFPA.
  • Compile and prepare FSL monthly cash projections and
    monthly BFUs analysis, in coordination with PMs/APMs and Finance
  • Oversee the annual FSL procurement plan in coordination
    with PMs/APMs & base logs, and monitor the monthly progress of all
  • Compile and prepare internal and external reports for ACF
    and donors, including case studies and success stories and identify areas
    for further research.
  • Support other FSL country programs when necessary
Ensure effective management of FSL staff and oversight of local partners:
  • Critically review the staff JD against programme
    objectives and targets
  • Define objectives, update staff job descriptions and
    facilitate regular performance appraisals in consultation with HR Manager
    and Base Administrator
  • Steer the recruitment of competent staff in consultation
    with HR coordinator.
  • Take lead in the selection and oversight of local partners
    on the project in consultation with the Tech coordinator
  • Facilitate reflection and learning workshop, where all
    programme staff and partners will participate
  • Identify staff and partner training and staff professional
    development needs on the basis of needs assessments, feedbacks and
  • Organising and carrying out training sessions for program
    staff and partners taking into consideration their profiles, the cultural
    context and on the basis of the needs assessment.
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring of team members and
    partners in leadership and management skills.
  • Facilitate cross programme learning through joint review
    and planning meeting.
  • Assess the impact of the training on staff and partner
    capacity and programme performance.
  • Ensure the respect of ACF policies and regulations by
Ensure FSL program quality and accountability:
  • Ensure programme quality are maintained to the highest
    standards and are in line with programme objectives, including adherence
    to ACF gender policy, Cash transfer standard operating procedures and
    established administrative systems.
  • Contribute to the appropriate development of high quality
    technical monitoring systems, indicators and supporting tools to monitor
    the impact and outcome of FSL programs
  • Coordinate regular program monitoring that includes
    participatory monitoring, effectiveness of ACF facilitation, progress
    toward achieving targets, analysis of feedback from beneficiaries and
    measuring stated indicators and adherence to ACF humanitarian principles
  • Significantly contribute to the development and
    implementation of systems to reduce the risk of corruption, conflict of
    interest and extortion of beneficiaries by program staff and local
    authorities; and increase accountability and transparency of operations,
    including through the development and implementation of effective, locally
    adapted complaint and response mechanisms.
  • Support internal and external evaluation of current and
    previous programs in the operational area
  • Ensure the respect of procedures and agreed timeframes
    around procurement planning, budget design, forecast and follow-up,
    monthly reports and donor reports, etc.
  • Support learning and application of innovative approaches
    at field level in collaboration with other ACF technical departments and
    external partners
  • Ensure documentation and capitalization of lessons learnt
    and good practices
  • Establish accountability mechanisms and ensure standards
    are met across the program
Represent ACF externally with local authorities, donors and partner agencies:
  • Represent ACF externally and coordinate with government
    authorities, DLG, NGOs and UN agencies; give regular updates to the main
    stakeholders as necessary
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear
    understanding of ACF charter, background, program objectives and
    activities in the field and ensure that humanitarian principles are
    strictly followed.
  • Collaborate with potential and current partners in the
    field (local NGOs, local CBOs, farmers groups/associations, local
    committees) to improve the coverage and the efficiency of ACF programs
  • Ensure active presence and participation in local FSL
    coordination forums
  • Create links with FSL and Gender actors working in the
    same operational area and develop partnerships where relevant and
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor or Master’s Degree
    preferably in agricultural economics, gender, rural development and
    related fields.
  • At least five years humanitarian or development experience
  • Detailed working knowledge and experience of gender
    sensitive programming
  • Knowledge and experience of cash, market based approaches
    and other livelihood programming
  • Past exposure and experience in assessment, monitoring or
  • Familiarity with ACF and acceptance of ACF’s principles
  • Good communication, writing and analytical skills
  • Good team management and representation competencies
  • Knowledge of budget management
  • Prior experience in Uganda
  • Skills in statistical software (SPSS, SPHINX, etc.)
  • Past experience with major institutional and UN donors and
    donor procedures (ECHO/EC, OFDA/USAID, DFID, CIDA, WFP, etc.)
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates who desire to work in one of the world’s prestigious
French-founded Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Action Against Hunger
(ACF), should click the web link below to visit recruitment website.

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