Head of Food Security, Livelihoods and Resilience Department ( Somali Nationals) 73 views0 applications


Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Action Against Hunger-USA has over $60 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The FSL HOD will be responsible in setting the strategic direction, growth, technical support and coordination of Action Against Hunger’s work on tackling the root causes of hunger which includes Nutrition sensitive & cash transfer programming , social protection and shock responsive safety nets, economic resilience, climate adaptation and resilience, food security and livelihoods and economic empowerment programming. This includes leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality and cost effective humanitarian and long-term development programs, resulting in enhancing community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income

Purpose

The Head of FSL and Resilience Department Provides technical leadership to Action Against Hunger’s nutrition security programs through context analysis, development of strategic FSL & R priorities and promotion of technical innovations and learning capitalization.

KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

  • Support the analysis of the humanitarian context through high quality field assessments, consultation with stakeholders and collection/analysis of secondary data.
  • Develop strategic positioning for the technical department in close consultation with field teams and other technical departments, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical leadership in responding to emergencies, market-based programming, Climate adaptation, innovation, Social protection, environment and nutrition sensitive programming in the Livelihoods and Food Security sector.
  • Lead on new proposal development, produce technical and necessary parts of proposals in accordance with donor formats and deadlines, and ensuring close coordination with all the relevant technical and support sectors of Action Against Hunger and partner organizations.
  • Provide technical leadership in Food Security, Social Protection and livelihoods focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices to inform project design, implementation and policy and advocacy efforts in line with the Country Office’s Evidence & Learning Agenda.
  • Ensure a close and regular coordination with other technical departments for 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.
  • Conduct technical review of internal and external reports to support Action Against Hunger obligations to donors.
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of program approach and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans and regular follow-up, including the follow-up of APRs and analysis with budget and logistics follow-up.
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field.
  • Collaborate and support the establishment of strategic partnerships with other institutions that can support Action Against Hunger work amplifying the impact of Action Against Hunger work in Somalia.
  • Supervise/provide technical support to field PMs and conduct regular field visits.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in food security, Agricultural Education and Extension, Agricultural/Applied Economics, Agribusiness Management, Food Policy and Applied food science, Veterinary Sciences, or related courses.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing, overseeing and delivering high quality and cost-effective humanitarian and long-term development programs (experience in social protection or economic empowerment or climate change/economic resilience preferable.
  • Experience in strategic planning, including an ability to prioritize among competing demands and opportunities, and an ability to scan the horizon and manage risks.
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of technical fields related to Food Security & Livelihoods that includes excellent working knowledge of food security, Market systems and nutrition sensitive resilience.
  • Sound analytical and technical competence in the subject matter of food security and livelihoods
  • Field experience in FSL programming, including agro ecology, value chain analysis, income generation, emergency food assistance, COD, HEA, etc.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience in assessment and research methods.
  • Strong organizational skills and technical review/writing of detailed technical documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Capacity to represent the organization in various fora.
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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  • Job City Mogadishu
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Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

Action Against Hunger saves lives while building long-term strategies for self-sufficiency:

  • Lifesaving impact in 45+ countries
  • 6,500+ field staff assisting more than 14.9 million people in 2015
  • 35+ years of expertise in contexts of conflict, disasters and food crises

Our global efforts save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, but millions of malnourished children remain in need of lifesaving treatment.

Why Our Work Matters

Deadly malnutrition claims the lives of 1 million children each year, even though it’s:

  1. PREDICTABLE: We know where and when to expect acute malnutrition
  2. PREVENTABLE: We know how to help children stay healthy
  3. TREATABLE: Therapeutic ready-to-use foods can help save millions
  4. AFFORDABLE: Just $45 can provide a child with lifesaving treatment

You can trust Action Against Hunger. Here’s why:

  • Highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator, ten years in a row
  • Listed as an “A”-rated organization by CharityWatch
  • We're accountable, meeting all 20 Better Business Bureau standards
  • Earned Guidestar's Gold Participant Seal for our commitment to transparency
  • Awarded the “Best in America” seal by the Independent Charities of America

What Others Are Saying

Don’t take it from us: here’s what others have to say of our work:

“Action Against Hunger is a NGO that is action oriented. I can truthfully say that they deliver services to those in need and are very present on the ground. They make lasting positive change in the lives of people. I worked for them in four countries and have a good understanding of how they work.”

– Holimata, Great Nonprofits Review

“Action Against Hunger is in war-torn countries that many fear to tread. They are technical people… that forgo the comforts of modern life to assist local populations and refugees at the most fundamental level in the most dangerous locales. They provide nutrition, healthcare, sanitation, and food sustainability. They train populations to be self-sufficient. Although these dedicated men and women want to eliminate the need for their services, humanity is not willing and forces them to witness the most heinous actions.”

– President Nelson Mandela, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2004

“As a field worker and a partner... I recommend Action Against Hunger as an effective and important organization. Through their integrated approach and expertise in nutrition, food security and water, sanitation and hygiene they are saving lives and improving them for years to come in some of the poorest parts of the planet.”

– Water Advocate, Great Nonprofits Review, Dec. 8, 2011

“Action Against Hunger—the title speaks for itself. This is a remarkable organization with a staff of energetic, enthusiastic and deeply committed people who are determined to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people. There are millions who do not have access to clean water, food, health services or education. They are condemned to a grinding life of poverty with no choices. Action Against Hunger is changing this. Their training programs are improving the quality of life and health and, above all, bringing hope to thousands in underdeveloped countries. I commend them for their outstanding work and welcome the opportunity to express my support.”

– Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus, Recipient, Action Against Hunger Humanitarian Prize 2006

“I’ve been covering humanitarian crises since the early 1990s and have often been impressed by the work of Action Against Hunger. They are among the first to respond when tragedies unfold, and they work to ensure that communities have a fighting chance to get back on their feet... The nightly news can often seem overwhelming, but it’s important to remember there are effective ways to fight hunger and overcome poverty, and along with groups like Action Against Hunger, you can become part of the solution.”

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Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Action Against Hunger-USA has over $60 million in programs, and approximately 1,600 permanent staff based in New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi, and country offices. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of Position

The FSL HOD will be responsible in setting the strategic direction, growth, technical support and coordination of Action Against Hunger’s work on tackling the root causes of hunger which includes Nutrition sensitive & cash transfer programming , social protection and shock responsive safety nets, economic resilience, climate adaptation and resilience, food security and livelihoods and economic empowerment programming. This includes leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality and cost effective humanitarian and long-term development programs, resulting in enhancing community’s access to sustainable sources of food and income

Purpose

The Head of FSL and Resilience Department Provides technical leadership to Action Against Hunger’s nutrition security programs through context analysis, development of strategic FSL & R priorities and promotion of technical innovations and learning capitalization.

KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE:

  • Support the analysis of the humanitarian context through high quality field assessments, consultation with stakeholders and collection/analysis of secondary data.
  • Develop strategic positioning for the technical department in close consultation with field teams and other technical departments, as appropriate.
  • Provide technical leadership in responding to emergencies, market-based programming, Climate adaptation, innovation, Social protection, environment and nutrition sensitive programming in the Livelihoods and Food Security sector.
  • Lead on new proposal development, produce technical and necessary parts of proposals in accordance with donor formats and deadlines, and ensuring close coordination with all the relevant technical and support sectors of Action Against Hunger and partner organizations.
  • Provide technical leadership in Food Security, Social Protection and livelihoods focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovations and good practices to inform project design, implementation and policy and advocacy efforts in line with the Country Office’s Evidence & Learning Agenda.
  • Ensure a close and regular coordination with other technical departments for 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.
  • Conduct technical review of internal and external reports to support Action Against Hunger obligations to donors.
  • Ensure harmonization and coherence of program approach and activities across all program bases with the development of project implementation plans and regular follow-up, including the follow-up of APRs and analysis with budget and logistics follow-up.
  • Ensure that relevant stakeholders have a clear understanding of Action Against Hunger charter, background, program objectives and activities in the field.
  • Collaborate and support the establishment of strategic partnerships with other institutions that can support Action Against Hunger work amplifying the impact of Action Against Hunger work in Somalia.
  • Supervise/provide technical support to field PMs and conduct regular field visits.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect- we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence- we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment- we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ability to foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion. race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Value and respect for all cultures.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in food security, Agricultural Education and Extension, Agricultural/Applied Economics, Agribusiness Management, Food Policy and Applied food science, Veterinary Sciences, or related courses.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing, overseeing and delivering high quality and cost-effective humanitarian and long-term development programs (experience in social protection or economic empowerment or climate change/economic resilience preferable.
  • Experience in strategic planning, including an ability to prioritize among competing demands and opportunities, and an ability to scan the horizon and manage risks.
  • Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff.
  • Excellent knowledge of technical fields related to Food Security & Livelihoods that includes excellent working knowledge of food security, Market systems and nutrition sensitive resilience.
  • Sound analytical and technical competence in the subject matter of food security and livelihoods
  • Field experience in FSL programming, including agro ecology, value chain analysis, income generation, emergency food assistance, COD, HEA, etc.
  • Strong analytical and writing skills is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience in assessment and research methods.
  • Strong organizational skills and technical review/writing of detailed technical documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Capacity to represent the organization in various fora.
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

2022-11-01

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