Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator NGO Jobs – Action Against Hunger (ACF)

Organisation: Action Against Hunger (ACF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Against Hunger (ACF) is an International Humanitarian NGO which has been in
existence for over thirty years. ACF 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 Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator will
be responsible for the design and follow up of the Food Security and Livelihood
Country Strategy. The FSL Coordinator will also, support the assessment,
implementation, monitoring, and reporting of current and future ACF Food
Security programmes in Uganda, as well as liaising with external stakeholders
(Partners, Donors, and local authorities). The incumbent will also ensure the
technical relevance of Food Security interventions according to ACF and country
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Ensure ongoing
analysis of the overall humanitarian context and define ACF technical
  • Ensure the regular analysis and reporting of
    humanitarian needs, malnutrition causal factors and linkages at country
    level through regular high quality field assessments, participation in
    coordination forums, regular consultation with stakeholders and collection
    of secondary data
  • Actively contribute to integrated
    surveillance activities as applicable through input on development of
    tools, analysis and interpretation, etc.
  • Develop strategic positioning for the
    department as part of the ACF annual country strategy process and as
    needed, in close consultation with field teams and other technical
  • Identify new geographical areas of interest
    and or confirm existing areas according to humanitarian needs and the ACF
    strategic plan
  • Serve as lead on new proposal development
  • Identify, propose and develop new program
    orientations, strategies and activities
  • Collaborate with other technical coordinators
    to develop an integrated technical strategy; and support integrated
    program definition and implementation
2. Coordinate FSL program
implementation according to ACF strategy and technical protocols and
effectively manage teams:
  • Ensure a close and regular coordination with
    other technical departments (nutrition, WASH) in overall program
    coherence; and support departments (logistics, administration and human
    resources) in procurement planning and follow-up, cash forecasts and budget
    follow-ups, human resources planning and overall staff management
  • Supervise FSL field PMs and conduct regular
    field visits
  • Pro-actively motivate and coordinate the FSL
    staff and within the rest of the team
  • Provide continuous technical and organizational
    support and capacity building to PMs and their technical teams
  • The incumbent will ensure high quality
    technical and donor reporting across all program activities to ACF and
    donor standards
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of FSL
    approach and activities across all program bases with the development of
    project implementation plans and regular follow-up
  • Ensure the development and implementation of
    proper systems to reduce the risk of corruption and conflict of interest
    by program staff and local authorities; and increase accountability and
    transparency of operations.
  • Define objectives, update PM job descriptions
    and facilitate regular performance appraisals
  • Identify training needs and work with HR
    department to develop and implement relevant training plans
  • Ensure compliance of FSL program standards to
    achieve grant/funding objectives
  • Work in liaison with FSL technical
    counterpart in HQ
  • Promote an integrated approach among the
    WaSH, Nutrition and FSL sectors wherever feasible and justified
  • Facilitate mainstreaming of DRM, gender and
    protection aspects
3. Ensure overall FSL
program quality and accountability in link with the PQA:
  • Ensure the appropriate development and
    implementation of high quality technical monitoring systems, indicators
    and supporting tools to monitor the impact and outcome of FSL programs;
    ensure their harmonization across bases and build capacity of field teams
    on their implementation and regular timely use
  • Ensure internal and external evaluation of
    current and previous programs in the operational area in a manner that
    facilitates organizational learning.
  • The incumbent will support learning and
    application of innovative approaches at field level in collaboration with
    other ACF technical departments and external partners
  • Ensure documentation, capitalization and
    dissemination of lessons learnt and good practices; and contribute to the
    preparation of publications, where applicable
  • Ensure accountability standards are
    mainstreamed across programs and build capacity among field staff where
4. Represent ACF
externally in the Uganda humanitarian community
  • Represent ACF externally and coordinate with
    government authorities, NGOs, UN agencies and donor representatives as
  • Ensure active presence and participation in
    national FSL coordination meetings, cluster and technical working groups
  • Develop a strong state and county level
    relationship with the Ministry of Agriculture/Animal
    Resources/Fisheries/Forestry, and OPM
  • Create links with various FSL actors working
    in the same operational areas and develop partnerships where relevant and
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a
    clear understanding of ACF charter, background, program objectives and activities
    in the field
  • Contribute to develop and implement the
    communication plan regarding ACF activities, best practices and strategy
  • Contribute to develop and implement the
    advocacy strategy of ACF in Uganda.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Action Against
    Hunger (ACF) Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator career opportunity
    should hold a Master’s degree in agronomy, socio-economic, rural
    development, anthropology, geography, international development.
  • Additional qualification in tropical
    agriculture or related subject preferred.
  • At least five years’ experience working with
    NGO specifically in Agriculture
  • Proven management and coordination skills
    (HR, Logistics, Finance &projects)
  • Demonstrated ability to translate analysis
    and evaluation into operational planning and strategy;
  • Previous experience with evaluations and
  • Prior experience with external representation
  • Two years relevant work experience essential.
  • Previous experience with ACFIN is an
  • Open, creative, experienced, mature,
    responsible, flexible, culturally sensitive, energetic, interested.
  • Coordination with other international actors
    (i.e: donors, UN, INGO, local authorities).
  • Knowledge of donors policies and guidelines.
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of donor guidelines and
    procedures (proposals, reports, logical frameworks)
  • Excellent computer skills (MS- office and
    spread sheets, analytical software are assets)
  • Good representation and networking skills
  • Ability to function effectively within a
    multicultural team and international organisation;
  • Ability to establish priorities, respect
    deadlines, and work both collaboratively and independently
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications
which should include ONLY a cover letter, 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 2MBs. All
documents should be zipped in one folder. Any email larger than 2MBS will not
be considered. Please send your email application to: mentioning “FSL Coordinator” in the
subject line.
Deadline:  22nd September 2017 by 5:00 pm
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