WFP Program Manager–Food Security & Livelihood Career Opportunity – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organization: Action
Against Hunger (ACF)
Funding Source:  World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kaabong,
About US:
Action 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 the Lango, Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja regions
of Northern Uganda.
Job Summary: The Program
Manager–Food Security & Livelihood  will manage the existing FSL team in Kaabong
through identifying and realising its programmatic and capacity building
priorities. The incumbent will follow and implement WFP funded project
covering food security and livelihood activities.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Define programme implementation
    modalities (targeting criteria, mobilisation modalities, local
    partnerships, seasonal timing of inputs and support, participant
    training curricula, monitoring systems, staff schedules, cash
    projections, etc.).
  • The incumbent will ensure quality
    and integrity of implementation, including adherence to technical
    guidelines, administrative systems, and established deadlines.
    Identify and respond to related staff capacity building priorities.
  • Tasked with developing regular
    project monitoring that includes participatory methods, programme
    progress, effectiveness of ACF facilitation, progress toward achieving
    targets, ability to measure stated indicators, programme adherence to
    methodology, budget expenditure, etc.
  • Prepare and submit internal and
    external reports for ACF and donors, including expenditure plans and
  • Manage the establishment and
    strengthening of FSL team and food security, livelihoods, and disaster
    risk reduction programming, in broader coordination with the ACF
    nutrition and WASH teams.
  • Facilitate staff recruitment and
    capacity building; identify staff and stakeholder training needs;
    conduct regular performance evaluations.
  • Build and mentor the capacity of Assistant
    Programme Manager, FSL Officer , and in Project Cycle management
  • Significantly contribute to
    developing concept papers and proposals for prospective donors.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate should hold a
    first degree (at least four years) preferably in agriculture, rural
    development, economics if not in any applied social or natural
    sciences. Agricultural engineering and any Post graduate is an asset
  • At least three to five years’
    experience in food security, livelihoods, disaster risk reduction
    (especially drought), assessments, gender analysis, and M&E,
    including previous experience at similar level of managerial
  • Previous experience in cash based
  • Participatory fieldwork
  • Previous experience in Project
  • Working knowledge of donor
    guidelines and procedures (proposals, reports, logical frameworks)
  • Good representation and networking
  • Human resource management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to function
    effectively within a multicultural team and international
  • Proven ability to establish
    priorities, respect deadlines, and work both collaboratively and
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft
    Office and spread sheets, Analytical software)
  • Good written and spoken English
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their applications including a cover letter, updated
CV (not more than 4 pages) with at least three referees and a daytime
telephone contract. For email applications please note that attached
documents should not be larger than 500 KB. Any larger email will not be
considered. Please address your email application to: mentioning Program Manager-Food
Security & Livelihood in the subject line.
Deadline: Friday, 29th January
2016 by 5:00 pm
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