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Danish Refugee Council is currently looking for a highly qualified Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Manager to oversee FSL programming across three bases in Central Darfur.

DRC Sudan implements FSL programming in three bases across Central Darfur and includes a mixture of basic needs programming (general food distribution, food vouchers), agricultural support (staple and winter crops, livestock), income generating activities (vocational training, skills training) and financial inclusion (VSLA).

Programme Manager, Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

  • Open: 16th May, 2019
  • Closing: 31st May, 2019
  • Organization: Danish Refugee Council
  • Country: Sudan
  • City: Khartoum

What we offer

Job title: Programme Manager, Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

Reports to: Head of Programme

Reportees: FSL Team Leaders

Contract: 24 months, with possibility of extension (subject to funding)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary band: F, (Management) 32,200 DKK per month

Benefits: Housing and other benefits provided according to Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

Duty station: Nertiti, Sudan. Travel to other DRC offices in Sudan (50%). This is an unaccompanied position. Nertiti is a non-family duty station with R&R.

Sudanese National are encouraged to apply.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website www.drc.dk.

About the job

The FSL Manager has the overall accountability for the implementation, quality, and coordination of DRC Sudan FSL activities. This position directly line managing the FSL field teams, in coordination with Base Managers. The FSL Manager is responsible for supporting National NGO partner implementation in regard to technical quality and technical capacity building.

This position is based in Nertiti, Central Darfur, with regular travel to other field sites and Khartoum. This position is overseen by the Head of Programmes (HoP) and is a member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT). Both qualified international and national staff are invited to apply.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Project Management and Implementation:

  • Oversee the implementation of all FSL programming, including programme quality and budget management across all field sites;
  • Undertake regular on-site visits to monitor the quality of activity implementation at the village-level and provide technical advice to field project staff as necessary;
  • Ensure the relevance and implementation of technically-sound beneficiary selection criteria and approaches;
  • Invest heavily in the skills and competencies of national field teams – the FSL manager will provide hands-on coaching, guidance and technical support to programme staff, ensuring clarity over programme plans and priorities;
  • Participate in the staff recruitment process, new staff on-boarding and induction process, capacity building, and performance appraisal of FSL staff;
  • Ensure strong cooperation and coordination with DRC’s Protection Manager (also based in Nertiti) to ensure all FSL programming is sensitive to and, where possible, actively reducing protection risks amongst vulnerable population groups.
  • Provide accurate and timely briefings for donors and stakeholders, as needed.

Programme Development and Quality

  • Develop DRC’s FSL Strategy and associated SOPs, tools, and assessments in Sudan and provide technical assistance to roll them out, in coordination with the Global Specialist Leads;
  • Lead regular market analyses and adjust programmes accordingly, with the ultimate goal of supporting local markets to the greatest extent possible, in line with global best practices;
  • Monitor need and engage with financial and market service providers to determine capacity and appropriate forms of assistance including development of use of new technologies in Sudan (mobile money, e-vouchers).
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for further programming, design and support needs assessments and gap analyses, and have responsibility for programmatic contributions to FSL donor reporting, in cooperation with the Grants and MEAL Manager;

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  • Conduct timely routine activity quality monitoring activities, including field-site and post-distribution monitoring – ensure data is shared in a timely fashion with the MEAL Team.
  • Lead the development of technical FSL assessments, with support from the Grants and MEAL Manager;
  • Work closely with team to support the development of accountability activities, ensuring compliance with CHS;
  • Support DRC offices in strengthening information management, including standardized databases for implementation tracking and monitoring purposes.

Finance, Procurement and Administration

  • Accountability for the management of FSL programme budgets (budget holder), with support from the Finance Manager and Head of Support Services;
  • Ensure FSL Team raised Purchase Requests (PRs) in a timely manner, in-line with DRC standards, and follow-up procurement processed with the Supply Chain Manager;
  • Ensure HR policies are followed, including completion of regular Performance Management Meetings, with all FSL staff;
  • Ensure familiarity with DRC’s Operational Handbook;
  • Proactively seek training from the Support Services Department on operational policies and processes for FSL team should gaps in understanding be apparent.

Coordination & Representation

  • Represent DRC and National and State-level FSL Cluster and other humanitarian coordination bodies;
  • In consultation with HoP and Country Director (CD), engage with other humanitarian actors, donors, UN, and civil authorities on cash/livelihoods issues;
  • In consultation with HoP, coordinate with national, local and international actors and participate in working groups and other sector meetings on cash/livelihoods related issues;
  • Stay abreast of developments in Sudan and provide timely analysis on key issues on a regular basis

Additional Duties:

  • Any other duties related to the nature of the job as directed as agreed by the Head of Programmes or Country Director, as required.

About you

Required

  • University degree or higher education in agronomy, economics, natural resource management, social sciences or related field;
  • At least 3 years’ international experience delivering FSL programming with an INGO;
  • Strong knowledge of cash transfer programming and modalities, in-line with international best practices;
  • Technical knowledge of rural and subsistence livelihoods;
  • Demonstrated skills in Project Cycle Management, including creating work plans, team management, budgeting, and delegation;
  • Full professional written and spoken proficiency in English; effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work closely with a culturally diverse team in a fluid environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to professionally and diplomatically represent the organization and negotiate and defend DRC’s interests with a diverse range of government officials, local organizations and other groups.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
  • Proven experience in providing technical guidance and training including development of training materials.

Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website www.drc.dk.

Application and CV

Only applications with CV and application letter that address the stipulated duties and responsibilities and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Please send application and CV, in English and marked “FSL Manager – Sudan”, no later than 31 May 2019 via our online application system on www.drc.dk under Vacancies > Current vacancies > FSL Manager – Sudan. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until vacancy filled.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development
How to apply:

Only applications with CV and application letter that address the stipulated duties and responsibilities and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Please send application and CV, in English and marked “FSL Manager – Sudan”, no later than 31 May 2019 here or via our online application system on www.drc.dk under Vacancies > Current vacancies > FSL Manager – Sudan. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until vacancy filled.

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The Danish Refugee Council is currently implementing a broad range of activities relevant to conflict affected communities and persons. The activities are categorized in ten sectors:

Shelter and Non-food Items, Food Security, Protection, Income Generation, Coordination & Operational Services, Community Infrastructure & Services, Humanitarian Mine Action, Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), and Education.

Here you can read some short exemplifications of what types of activities the respective sectors include:

Shelter and Non-food Items: Provision of emergency shelter, emergency cash grants, rehabilitation of housing, distribution of non-food items (NFIs) and provision of return and repatriation kits.

Food Security: Emergency food provision or food voucher programmes. Training and capacity development in agriculture, agricultural inputs (e.g. tools and seeds), agricultural grants.

Protection: Advocacy for the rights of displaced people in their context of displacement, child protection initiatives, individual protection assistance based on vulnerability, legal aid, land & property rights, sexual and gender-based violence prevention, registration services for the internally displaced and refugees, monitoring of rights and rights awareness-raising, facilitation of return and repatriation processes.

Income Generation: Business training and SME development, business grants, life-skills training, literacy and numeracy training, vocational training, micro-credit loans, savings groups, group enterprise development and facilitation.

Coordination & Operational Services: Coordination and management of refugee and IDP camps, active participation in UN cluster coordination, humanitarian surveys and studies, facilitation of NGO Networks focused on displacement solutions, capacity development, training and support to local NGOs, secondment of experts to UN emergency operations worldwide

Community Infrastructure & Services: Provision of physical infrastructure like roads, bridges, community centres, irrigation systems or other community structures, facilitation and training of infrastructure management groups at community level, facilitation and funding of community development plans, initiatives for disaster risk reduction at community level.

Humanitarian Mine Action: Manual or mechanical mine clearance, clearance of former battle areas, education for affected communities – with special focus on children on how to avoid harm from mines and UXO, surveys of expected and confirmed mined or UXO areas, explosive ordnance disposal and stockpile destruction, capacity building of national demining institutions.

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR): Education in procedures for safe storage and safe handling of small arms and light weapons (SALW), capacity building of institutions for safety, local and community level conflict management and mitigation.

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH): Emergency water supply, hygiene item distribution, hygiene information and education, construction of latrines, installation water points, wells and water storage. Water purification.

Education: Education grants and fee support, school feeding programmes, teacher training and support, school materials provision and construction or rehabilitation of school structures.

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0 USD Nertiti, Central Darfur CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Danish Refugee Council is currently looking for a highly qualified Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Manager to oversee FSL programming across three bases in Central Darfur.

DRC Sudan implements FSL programming in three bases across Central Darfur and includes a mixture of basic needs programming (general food distribution, food vouchers), agricultural support (staple and winter crops, livestock), income generating activities (vocational training, skills training) and financial inclusion (VSLA).

Programme Manager, Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

  • Open: 16th May, 2019
  • Closing: 31st May, 2019
  • Organization: Danish Refugee Council
  • Country: Sudan
  • City: Khartoum

What we offer

Job title: Programme Manager, Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

Reports to: Head of Programme

Reportees: FSL Team Leaders

Contract: 24 months, with possibility of extension (subject to funding)

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary band: F, (Management) 32,200 DKK per month

Benefits: Housing and other benefits provided according to Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

Duty station: Nertiti, Sudan. Travel to other DRC offices in Sudan (50%). This is an unaccompanied position. Nertiti is a non-family duty station with R&R.

Sudanese National are encouraged to apply.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website www.drc.dk.

About the job

The FSL Manager has the overall accountability for the implementation, quality, and coordination of DRC Sudan FSL activities. This position directly line managing the FSL field teams, in coordination with Base Managers. The FSL Manager is responsible for supporting National NGO partner implementation in regard to technical quality and technical capacity building.

This position is based in Nertiti, Central Darfur, with regular travel to other field sites and Khartoum. This position is overseen by the Head of Programmes (HoP) and is a member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT). Both qualified international and national staff are invited to apply.

Main duties and responsibilities:

Project Management and Implementation:

  • Oversee the implementation of all FSL programming, including programme quality and budget management across all field sites;
  • Undertake regular on-site visits to monitor the quality of activity implementation at the village-level and provide technical advice to field project staff as necessary;
  • Ensure the relevance and implementation of technically-sound beneficiary selection criteria and approaches;
  • Invest heavily in the skills and competencies of national field teams – the FSL manager will provide hands-on coaching, guidance and technical support to programme staff, ensuring clarity over programme plans and priorities;
  • Participate in the staff recruitment process, new staff on-boarding and induction process, capacity building, and performance appraisal of FSL staff;
  • Ensure strong cooperation and coordination with DRC’s Protection Manager (also based in Nertiti) to ensure all FSL programming is sensitive to and, where possible, actively reducing protection risks amongst vulnerable population groups.
  • Provide accurate and timely briefings for donors and stakeholders, as needed.

Programme Development and Quality

  • Develop DRC’s FSL Strategy and associated SOPs, tools, and assessments in Sudan and provide technical assistance to roll them out, in coordination with the Global Specialist Leads;
  • Lead regular market analyses and adjust programmes accordingly, with the ultimate goal of supporting local markets to the greatest extent possible, in line with global best practices;
  • Monitor need and engage with financial and market service providers to determine capacity and appropriate forms of assistance including development of use of new technologies in Sudan (mobile money, e-vouchers).
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for further programming, design and support needs assessments and gap analyses, and have responsibility for programmatic contributions to FSL donor reporting, in cooperation with the Grants and MEAL Manager;

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

  • Conduct timely routine activity quality monitoring activities, including field-site and post-distribution monitoring – ensure data is shared in a timely fashion with the MEAL Team.
  • Lead the development of technical FSL assessments, with support from the Grants and MEAL Manager;
  • Work closely with team to support the development of accountability activities, ensuring compliance with CHS;
  • Support DRC offices in strengthening information management, including standardized databases for implementation tracking and monitoring purposes.

Finance, Procurement and Administration

  • Accountability for the management of FSL programme budgets (budget holder), with support from the Finance Manager and Head of Support Services;
  • Ensure FSL Team raised Purchase Requests (PRs) in a timely manner, in-line with DRC standards, and follow-up procurement processed with the Supply Chain Manager;
  • Ensure HR policies are followed, including completion of regular Performance Management Meetings, with all FSL staff;
  • Ensure familiarity with DRC’s Operational Handbook;
  • Proactively seek training from the Support Services Department on operational policies and processes for FSL team should gaps in understanding be apparent.

Coordination & Representation

  • Represent DRC and National and State-level FSL Cluster and other humanitarian coordination bodies;
  • In consultation with HoP and Country Director (CD), engage with other humanitarian actors, donors, UN, and civil authorities on cash/livelihoods issues;
  • In consultation with HoP, coordinate with national, local and international actors and participate in working groups and other sector meetings on cash/livelihoods related issues;
  • Stay abreast of developments in Sudan and provide timely analysis on key issues on a regular basis

Additional Duties:

  • Any other duties related to the nature of the job as directed as agreed by the Head of Programmes or Country Director, as required.

About you

Required

  • University degree or higher education in agronomy, economics, natural resource management, social sciences or related field;
  • At least 3 years’ international experience delivering FSL programming with an INGO;
  • Strong knowledge of cash transfer programming and modalities, in-line with international best practices;
  • Technical knowledge of rural and subsistence livelihoods;
  • Demonstrated skills in Project Cycle Management, including creating work plans, team management, budgeting, and delegation;
  • Full professional written and spoken proficiency in English; effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work closely with a culturally diverse team in a fluid environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to professionally and diplomatically represent the organization and negotiate and defend DRC’s interests with a diverse range of government officials, local organizations and other groups.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
  • Proven experience in providing technical guidance and training including development of training materials.

Salary and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website www.drc.dk.

Application and CV

Only applications with CV and application letter that address the stipulated duties and responsibilities and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Please send application and CV, in English and marked “FSL Manager - Sudan”, no later than 31 May 2019 via our online application system on www.drc.dk under Vacancies > Current vacancies > FSL Manager – Sudan. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until vacancy filled.

DRC as an employer By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development
How to apply:

Only applications with CV and application letter that address the stipulated duties and responsibilities and meet the required qualifications will be considered. CV-only applications will not be considered.

Please send application and CV, in English and marked “FSL Manager - Sudan”, no later than 31 May 2019 here or via our online application system on www.drc.dk under Vacancies > Current vacancies > FSL Manager – Sudan. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis until vacancy filled.

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