Concern Worldwide

Programme Manager (Livelihoods and Nutrition)

Concern Worldwide

Job Description

 

This is a 12 month, new role with accompanied terms based in Port of Prince, with 60% of the time scheduled and spent in the programme area, with a salary of Grade 3 €36 527 - €40 586.

The Livelihoods and Nutrition Programme Manager is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme, and will manage a team of three Programme Officers, two Technical Assistants and three Field Agents.

You will report to the Programmmes Director and will liaise with the Urban Programme Coordinator, MEAL Manager, CFC, Country Director and other key staff in country, and with the technical person in SAL, Dublin.

We would like you to start in 1 August 2020.

Your purpose

The Livelihoods and Nutrition Programme Manager is responsible for the management of the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme to ensure quality and effective implementation of the programme. You will also ensure accountability and learning within the programme. You need to be dynamic, experienced in project implementation, and coordinating with government entities, partner organizations, and programme stakeholders.

Programme Management

  • Providing overall leadership, management and strategic direction for the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme as budget holder for the programme and ensure consistency within the team in understanding of the project log frame, monitoring, funding and reporting requirements of the Programme;


  • Responsible for ensuring the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme targets are reached in accordance with agreed programme objectives as per contracts with donors, are in line with the overall programme approach, ensuring integration with other programme activities, and in line with Concern’s approaches and policies, and international best practices.


  • Oversee the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme Administration, implementation and financial management to ensure that activities aligns with programmatic approach, budget allocations, Concern policies, and USAID regulations and procedures;


  • Provide direction and guidance to the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme team on compliance issues, procurement standards/requirements, and other administrative questions related to the project;


  • Lead the implementation of the work plans and ensure project responds to changing conditions and operating environments;


  • Work closely with the Concern Health and Nutrition Advisor, and NRM/Markets Advisors to ensure a comprehensive integrated approach to meet the program objectives;


  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the project operational procedures, adapting the technical resources and tools as needed in line with the local context;


  • Responsible for high quality monthly and quarterly project reporting, including to the donor on progress on indicators and objectives in a timely manner.


  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts and beneficiaries and coordinate the provision of technical assistance;


Financial Management

  • Monitor and manage the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme budget, ensuring resources are optimally utilised and spending is in line with Concern financial procedures and Donor requirements, and reviewing the monthly management accounts including transactions, providing monthly feedback by the deadline on any corrections, missing transactions and justification for over/under spends and preparing monthly forecasts.


  • Responsible for quarterly Analysis of the project budget, target settings and reviewing spends with Concern staff and consortium partners, especially on burn rate and variances.


  • Assist in the preparation of the consolidated financial report as pert the contractual obligations.


  • When necessary, take the initiative in leading the proposal/budget revision processes.


Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitor project activities to ensure the quality and capture the impact of project activities, while making necessary adjustments to project activities and work plans if necessary in a timely manner.

  • In collaboration with the Haiti MEAL Manager, and the HQ PSU Meal Coordinator, support the roll out of robust M&E mechanisms, project monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation.


  • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager and the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) team conduct the baseline and assessments, including market surveys, PDMs, and stakeholders’ analysis.


  • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, contribute to the production of capitalization report including lessons learnt, case studies and recommendations for future Capacity Development based in project experience.


  • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, contribute to the drafting of learning papers based on the project implementation and share with partners and stakeholders, to be incorporated into future preparedness and responses.


  • Contribute to all aspects of the Programme e.g. integration of equality, protection, and disaster risk reduction and ensure programmes are implemented in line with the How Concern Understands Extreme Poverty Policy paper.


  • In collaboration with the MEAL Manager, ensure monitoring data is regularly collected, analysed and reported to the HQ PSU.

  • Ensure the work plans are on track and report any amendment or significant changes to the line manager and/or to the Steering Committee as required.

  • Ensure appropriate reporting tools are in place, if not already in place to ensure reporting formats are understood and used by staff and partners and provide the information required for high quality donor reporting purposes. Provide regular feedback on reports.

  • Undertake monitoring visits to the field sites locations covered by Concern and provide feedback to the PD/CMT and project team and MEAL Manager for adjustment and improvement.

Human Resources

  • Lead and manage the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) team, contributing to their Capacity Building and career development.

  • Monitor and review performance of staff line managed through Concern’s Performance Development Reviews system (PDR’s) and hold staff accountable for meeting the success criteria.

  • Provide Technical Support and on-going on-the-job training and coaching to staff;

  • Ensure that all staff is aware of and comply with Concern’s policies and procedures.

Representation and Coordinator

  • Represent Concern and actively participate in various Food Security and Nutrition technical forums in order to promote best practice and advance national policy


  • Actively liaise and seek opportunities for collaboration, coordination and learning with other technical and financial partners in Haiti.


  • Share information on Concern activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working in the area.


  • Provide all necessary documentation support to the Country Management Team (CMT) including visibility material and programme brochures which promote Concern’s work.


  • Any other tasks mutually agreed with the Programmes Director and/or the Country Director.


Confidentiality

  • Ensure the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever acquired in the course of duty, relating to the practices and business of Concern Worldwide, to any other person or Organization without authority, except in normal execution of the above duties

  • Ensure strict guardianship and security of financial data and documents at all times, including secure storage, accurate & complete filing and limiting access to the finance office to authorised personnel only

  • Ensure strict adherence to Concern Haiti Financial Procedures and Fraud Policy and remaining within the boundaries of these policies at all times

Accountability

  • Ensure the programme is in line with Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) by ensuring the roll out of accountability plan.

  • Roll out a robust Complaints Response Mechanism for the Manje Byen, La Sante (Eat Well, Good Health) Programme in coordination with MEAL Manager, in alignment with overall CRM processes in the programme area, included documented consultation and participation of communities, documented information to communities on appropriate behaviour and how to report, appropriate mechanisms to report, and active monitoring and response to complaints.

  • Communication, information sharing within the programme and promoting participation of staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders to all the steps of the programme cycle.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or advanced degree in International Development Studies, Economics, Livelihoods and Nutrition, or other related discipline


  • At least three years overseas experience in food security and livelihoods and at least 2 years in similar coordination/programme management position


  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) techniques and a good grasp of project cycle management, and knowledge of participatory methods, data collection methodologies, including and experience in analysis of livelihoods data.


  • Knowledge and experience of cash/voucher systems, of Early Warning Early Action projects, of social behavior change communication around health and nutrition


  • Good networking skills and experience in working and maintaining good relationships with partner organizations, line ministries and donors.


  • Success in developing proposals and securing funding from institutional donors


  • Clear commitment to and experience with, developing and coaching staff, combined with the ability to give direct actionable feedback.


  • Strong team-building and capacity building skills, and the ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people.


  • Fluent in French and English, including strong communications and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact productively with partners and stakeholders (community, government technical services and institutions)


  • Strong Analytical, Problem Solving abilities and networking skills.


  • Ability to work independently, manage a high volume work flow, organize and plan effectively, work under pressure often to strict deadlines


  • Dynamic, Self starter and flexibility


  • Empathy with organisational goals.


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