||About the role: This is a 1 year, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Boda, Lobaye Prefecture, CAR with frequent travel to Boali, with a salary of Grade 3 €36,527 – €40,586. We would like you to start as soon as possible.
You will report to the Bossembele Area Coordinator and will line manage the Assistant PM, IGA supervisors, Logistics Assistant and Finance/HR Assistant. You will oversee operations at Concern’s sub-base in Boda while working closely with the Area Coordinator, Programme Director, M&E Officer, Logistics Coordinator, Country Financial Manager, and HR Manager.
Your purpose: This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the Food Security/Livelihood (FSL) components of Concern Worldwide’s EU funded programme in Lobaye and Ombella M’Poko Prefectures, improving quality and providing strategy direction for the FSL programme.
You will be responsible for:
- Oversee the implementation of the Livelihood components of the programme, ensuring timeliness and delivery according to the activity plan and results frameworks.
- Liaise with the consortium lead on all matters related to grants, reporting and project management; attend required consortium meetings.
- Ensure the programme adheres to Concern’s food security and livelihoods approaches, to best practices and to all internal policies and procedures.
- Ensure participation of the community in the implementation of programme through appropriate mechanisms.
- Ensure that the programme addresses the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.
- Build the capacity of members of the team assigned to the project.
- Coordinate with other organisations in the same location to ensure timelines, packages and conditions are agreed to minimise problems and security issues.
- Liaise with other implementing partners in similar programs to ensure appropriate coordination of interventions.
- Coordinate and lead needs assessments for new displacements, as well as to inform new programme development.
- Ensure mainstreaming of a gender-sensitive and protection-oriented approach into all programme activities, in particular while working around culturally sensitive and difficult topics (gender-based violence, transactional sex, sexually transmitted diseases) with groups of women, men, girls and boys.
- Ensure that crosscutting themes including accountability, equality, gender and protection are mainstreamed in the programme as well as adhering to the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
- Revise programme operational plans based on plan submitted to donors and according to best practice.
- Manage the Livelihoods activities ensuring that they are meeting their intended aims and objectives and achieving impact.
- Identify areas where improvements can be made to increase impact, identifying and incorporating lessons learned in programme design.
- As the Security Focal Point in Boda, in close liaison with the Area Coordinator, ensure the day-to-day application of the Concern CAR Security Management Plan (SMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) through collaboration with the Security Focal Group.
- Undertake analysis of security incidents and trends in the zone of intervention and surrounding areas, ensuring that line management is regularly briefed on the security situation and advise as necessary in relation to adaptation of workplans and movement plans.
- Ensuring adherence to Concern’s systems and procedures for logistics, administration, HR and finance functions, with support from the AC, Logistics Coordinator, and the SD.
- Overseeing the maintenance and running of Concern premises in Boda (office, residence and stores) ensuring that adequate supplies, staffing and support systems are in place. Special attention paid to generator management, maintenance, and fuel consumption.
- Recruit, manage and support programme staff ensuring that there is a clearly defined structure, up-to-date job description, and reporting mechanisms for each team member.
- Ensure team members are aware of core Concern policies and procedures relevant to their work, and with the support of others, carry out regular briefings on these policies, including the P4, security management, accountability etc. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.
- Together with other project teams members, ensure inequality and risk and vulnerability are analysed, mitigated against and responded to during the overall planning, implementation and management of the FSL project.
- Assist with the provision of or coordinate the training necessary for the delivery of good quality activities.
- Agree clear performance objectives for all direct reports, and ensure all team members have appropriately set objectives, and that performance reviews are undertaken in a timely manner.
- Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in programme as well as operational (e.g. HR) activities.
- Actively participate in the gender mainstreaming strategy within the programme and operations.
- Manage the programme budget, including regular monitoring of expenditure against budget, in accordance with Concern financial procedures and guidelines.
- Together with the Area Coordinator, review financial reports and feedback to finance department on discrepancies.
- Develop internal budget revisions with the support of the Area Coordinator and the finance team and according to schedule, while building the capacities of the Assistant PM to improve their budget management skills.
- Develop a clear work and expenditure plan and ensure that the programme is implemented within the agreed/approved budget and timeframe.
- Take overall budget responsibility for FSL Programmes in Boda.
- Organize the presence / represent Concern at regional FSL-related coordination meetings.
- At the request of the Area Coordinator, undertake other representational duties.
Monitoring & Evaluation:
- Manage programme in line with the logical framework, and the programme M&E plan; and ensure teams are accountable and understand processes
- Ensure team is aware and understand M&E requirements and methodologies and understand their roles and responsibilities.
- Ensure that the information regarding the programme activities and beneficiaries is regularly captured, stored and analysed according to the established M&E Plan.
- Organize regular team coordination meetings.
- Lead with regular and annual data collection and analysis initiatives.
- Ensure that beneficiaries have access to feedback mechanisms and that data is monitored and responses given within appropriate time periods.
- Ensure that quality programme reports are produced and submitted to the Area Coordinator in timely manner, according to schedule.
- Write guidelines and capture key learnings on conditional and unconditional cash programmes in CAR.
- Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of commitments of Concern under the CHS (Core Humanitarian Standards).
- Adhere fully to the commitments and rules of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct (P4 and CoC), including the respect of confidentiality.
- Report to the appropriate manager, all violations of the P4 or CoC, this is a mandatory duty of all staff.
- Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Area Coordinator or SMT member.
|Experience / Qualifications
||Your skills and experience will include:
Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Relevant degree (Agriculture, community development, economic farming, or related discipline).
- At least three years working for an international NGO with programme management experience.
- Minimum two years overseas experience.
- Experience with IGA, Cash-for-Work and cash programming in conflict and post conflict settings.
- Work experience in insecure environments.
- Demonstrably strong understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation processes and tools.
- Good team player and capable of working with a multinational country team
politically and culturally sensitive.
- Proven analytical, planning, and problems solving skills.
- Excellent communication skills in French both written and verbal, and working knowledge of English.
- Strong understanding of gender, ethnicity and HIV and AIDS and how to mainstream and integrate these into programming.
- Proven ability in report writing, research and documentation and experience in proposal writing.
- Proven financial management skills.
- Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values.
- Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel.
We would also like:
- Familiar with the project management cycle.
- Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions.
- Familiar with logistics and administrative processes.
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate.
- Ability to cope with stress, work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
- Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience.
- Ability to motivate and develop skills of others.
- Facilitation and interpersonal skills.
- Analytical and problem solving skills.
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