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Action Contre la Faim (ACF-France) has been conducting humanitarian programs in Somalia from May
1992. Currently, ACF is conducting its humanitarian activities in Somalia focused on severe and moderate
malnutrition, medical programs, resilience, and water & sanitation programs via program bases in
Mogadishu (since 1995), El Berde (since 2012) and Eyl-(Puntland(since 2014). ACF Somalia is currently
looking for suitable Somali National to fill the position of Food Security and Livelihoods Program
Manager which will be based in Eyl with constant travel to other bases, reporting to the Food Security and
Livelihood Head of Department.
FSL Program Manager is responsible for :
Mission 1: Contribute to deliberations on strategy and the positioning of the FSL Department
 ongoing, systematic and thorough analysis of the humanitarian situation in respect of FSL and of the context
of intervention in his/her field of activity;
 internal dissemination of information gathered and its analysis to the Field Coordinator and the HoD
 taking part in the determination of strategy in his/her area of activity and sectoral strategy at national level
 setting up projects consistent with the ACF Charter, the ACFIN 2015 strategic framework, the policies of
FSL and other ACF sectors, national strategic and key international documents in the sector (Standards
SPHERE and WHO, etc.)
 ensuring that teams have a clear understanding of these documents
 participating, as and when necessary, in the development of the FSL section of the emergency response
plan in his/her area of activity ;
 promoting transversal integration of the FSL sector with other sectors, in collaboration with the Field
Coordinator ;
 taking cognizance of transversal problems associated with FSL initiatives (HIV, Gender issues, Disaster
Management, Environment, Handicap, etc.)
Mission 2: Identify needs and contribute to programme elaboration
 Identifying humanitarian needs in the field of FSL and in his/her area of activity, this to include the
submission of reports pertaining to such matters
 Including, where appropriate, target populations and local actors in the identification of needs and ways of
responding to them
 Participation in defining FSL programs
 Contributing to the writing of the FSL sections of project proposals
Mission 3: Set up, implement and report on FSL and WASH projects
 Setting up of the FSL program(s) taking into account the logical framework of the program(s), the budget,
and the logistical and administrative processes of ACF
 The quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards
of ACF
 Familiarizing him/herself thoroughly with his/her projects, the issues involved, the logical framework and
indicators ; retaining printed copies of all funding agency contractual documents ; sharing all such
information with his/her teams
 Identifying the technical constraints associated with the implementation of the projects
 Proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints
 The implementation of technical recommendations concerning his/her project (Head of Department,
Technical Advisor at Headquarters, Experts, Evaluators …)
 Supervising his/her programs, by means of internal APR monitoring tools, regular presence in the field,
maintenance of a timeline, monthly review of the budget
 Maintaining the profile of both the funding agency and ACF on the project sites
 Preparing in time to meet deadlines the FSL components of external and internal reports relating to his/her
 Identifying and implementing safety measures for both the teams and the wider population (building sites,
community based sites …)
 Support in the WASH department in the implementation of project activities.
M Mission 4: Contribute to the quality, accountability and impact measurement process of his/her program
 Promoting and taking part in the evaluation of the impact of his/her project (external assessment)
 Promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of quality (internal evaluation and joint visits)
 Implementing complaints procedures for ethical and transparency reasons, particularly in respect of the
beneficiary populations
 Ensuring that a double CAP survey is put in place (baseline/final)
Mission 5 : Participate in the coordination, representation and partnerships of ACF in his/her area of
 Coordination of activities with other sectors and departments of ACF in order to ensure rational use of
resources and optimum integration
 Participation in visits by funding bodies whenever requested by the Country Director or the Field
 Representing ACF and ensuring coordination with partners, the authorities, agencies of the United Nations
and NGOs in his/her sector, in collaboration with the Field Coordinator
 Contributing to the process of selecting partners, formalizing partnerships and enhancing their capabilities
(Local NGOs, international NGOs, national authorities, private agencies etc...)
 Reinforcing the FSL capabilities of partners
Mission 6 : Supervise and manage the team
 Determining size and recruitment of his/her team
 Team management (leadership, monitoring, motivation)
 Evaluation of team members
 Staff development of team members
 Support the WASH department in the implementation of programs
Mission 7: Contributing to capitalization and technical development in his/her sector
 Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved
 Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program
 Contributing to the upward transmission of data from the ground the better to inform ACF communications
Who we are looking for:
 The person should have a Degree in Agriculture, Veterinary or Rural Development Studies with
professional experience in the field of food security and livelihoods.
 Experience working in fast paced humanitarian programming in Somalia
 Good facilitation, analytical, planning and report writing skills; demonstrate good planning, organizational
and research / analytical skills;
 Good interpersonal skills ;
 Must be able to work within a team;;
 Excellent oral and written English and Somali language skills
 Ability to use standard computing, packages (word, excel, outlook, power point, internet etc.);
 Good knowledge and experience in management.
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How to apply
APPLICATIONS including CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to be sent via email to
st not later than 31 December, 2014 clearly mentioning the position and
location you are applying for on the subject line. e.g Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews
Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.
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