Food Security and Livelihood Manager – International Rescue Committee

Brief Background of the Project
The IRC has just received funding from the EU Trust Funds for a two years project (January 2017 to December 2018). This project is planned to be implemented in Adamawa state in Mubi axis, Michika and Askira Uba supporting vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host population.
The project objective is anticipated to meet the basic needs of the targeted population as well as building resilience through the implementation of livelihoods activities (IGA, Agriculture, VSLA, CFW and livestock)
Scope of Work
Food Security and Livelihood Manager will be responsible for the Supervision, Organization, and the technical implementation of the EUTF projects with the following components:
Emergency cash transfer through mobile system
Agricultural production
Support to livestock
Income generating activities (IGA)
Cash for Work
Village Savings and Loans Association
And Farmers Field School
The Manager is expected to revise the holistic work plan, Organize assessment and development of monitoring tools and writing projects report such as Base line, PDM, End line and donor quarterly reports.
He/she is expected to manage the project budget and able to coordinate with the IRC programmatic and operations sector and with other external humanitarian stake holders and the government.
The successful candidate is expected to fully participate in the development of Food Security and Livelihoods proposals.
Planning and implementation:
Revise work plan for overall project in line with project proposal, log frame and budget and ensure each activity has a clear and detail work plan.
In coordination with communities authorities, develop community and beneficiary selection criteria based on the context.
Closely oversee the beneficiary selection process and ensure transparent selection.
Ensure Weekly and monthly work plans are developed for the team according to the holistic plan.
Ensure transparent and timely distribution of Cash and project inputs to beneficiaries
Organize regular progress monitoring visits and provide management expertise to overcome challenges.
Conduct regular field visits to monitor progress and quality of activities and provide timely feedback and necessary support to IRC staff and local partners.
Organize and facilitate donor visits, IRC senior management team visits and any other delegation visits, as per the guidance from Sector Coordinator.
Develop branding and marking plan for the project and ensure accurate application of it in compliance with donor and IRC contract.
Under supervision of sector coordinator coordinate and carry out assessments and evaluations.
Participate in multi sector assessments.
Internal – closely work with and share information with other sectors in IRC and coordinate with logistic to timely receive project materials.
Closely coordinate with Nutrition department to harmonies the approach in line with the proposal.
Closely work with finance department to ensure program materials and partner payments are made timely.
External – local partners – to develop work plan, ensure smooth implementation of quality program and ongoing support for partner capacity building. Coordinate with local authorities at community and LGA level to inform program activities and avoid duplication of assistance.
Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting:
Conduct regular field visits to ensure quality and timeliness of all activities implemented under his/her purview.
Maintain a good coordination the M & E units to ensure a timely monitoring of project activities.
In close coordination with Sector Coordinator and M&E, ensure development and sharing of necessary reporting formats and matrixes timely with local partners.
Under the supervision of Sector Coordinator, write post distribution monitoring tools and train staff and local partner staff on applying them in the field.
Human Resources (Directly supervise the FSL team):
Under the guidance of Sector Coordinator, asses’ capacity building needs of program staff and local partner staff and develop capacity building plan.
Roll out capacity building plan.
Develop JDs and submit recruitment requests timely to HR department to recruit staff for project.
Develop staff performance objectives and conduct periodic reviews and evaluations.

Logistic and Finance:
Coordinate with Operations sectors; logistic and HR on the status of procurement and staff recruitments respectively.
Ensure timely submission of distribution and transport plans to logistic.
Develop expenditure plan for the project and do necessary revisions for Sector coordinator’s approval.
In close coordination with finance and sector coordinator, manage adherence to donor and IRC grant compliances at all time.
Give monthly feedback to BVA comments to the grant team and ensure attendance to BVA meetings.
Under the Cash transfer component, ensure timely submission of payment requests and supporting documents to logistic and finance and timely payments to vendors.
Provide inputs to security focal point/sector coordinator and field coordinator on the security of staff.

Fulfil any other duties assigned by the Sector Coordinator/field coordinator

Skills and Experience
Degree in Project Management with 2 years of experience at manager level including minimum 1 year in a humanitarian organization or Degree in Social Work/ Sociology/ Community Development with 3 years of project management experience.
Minimum 2 year experience of organizing managing food security related project in reputable organizations
Coordination experience with different local and international stakeholders.
Experience in staff supervision and capacity building.
Experience working in a recovery context is a clear advantage.
Local language skills – mandatory.
Proficiency of writing and verbal – English plus proficiency in Computer Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other statistical tools such as KOBO, SurveyCTO Collect, Compcare and ODK.
Ability to maintain good working relationship with colleagues and partners
Most importantly, commitment to IRC values and principles
Accuracy and keen attention to details, in order to produce high quality documents and maintain good records
Work Environment
Security level orange. The situation in Adamawa Mubi is calm at the moment but remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include criminality.
There is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in one MS word with the position they are applying for clearly stated in the email subject line to:
Hand delivered to the “HR Office International Rescue Committee Offices in Abuja, Yola, Maiduguri and Mubi”.

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