Action Against Hunger

Food Security and Livelihood Head of Department

Action Against Hunger

Job Description

Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim is a non-governmental organization that fights Against Hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency - has been part of its identity for more than 40 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after Emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise: Nutrition and Health - Mental Health and Care Practices, Gender and Protection - Food Security and Livelihoods - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - Advocacy. In 2019, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 17 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide. RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director Programs you will be in charge to establish and maintain the quality, relevance, and measured scale of the Action Against Hunger FSL strategy and programmes in Jordan for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian households in conformity with Action Against Hunger and international standards and national policies More specifically your main objectives will be:
  • Review the orientation of the FSL strategy in line with the review of the Jordan country strategy, ensuring integration with other programmes and strong leadership on cross-cutting issues
  • Continue momentum on FSL programme development, including pushing forward into new or expanding on existing thematic areas of programming (potentially including social Entrepreneurship, value chain development, employment linkages, and cash-based interventions) through evidence-based decision-making and within the frame of a gender Analysis
  • Maintain Action Against Hunger's position as a technically sound and well-informed actor in the FSL sector through inter-agency Coordination as well as partnership development and management
  • Take action on advocacy inroads and approaches on critical matters affecting FSL, in line with the humanitarian and development agendas in Jordan and Action Against Hunger's global and regional positions and priorities
  • Build and reinforce the technical capacity of Action Against Hunger's team in Jordan on the dimensions of FSL and its intersections with cross-cutting issues, particularly gender, protection, and environmental concerns
REQUESTED PROFILE You hold a master's degree or equivalent in economics international development, or related field complemented by significant experience in resilience/livelihood-related field.

You have at least 5 years of field experience with humanitarian NGO in the FSL sector, and at least 2 years in the same or similar positions.

You have already worked in developing and urban context, with strategy, proposal, log frame and theory of change development experiences.

You have extensive experience with coordination mechanismsn including cluster system and experience on the Syrian crisis orin the Middle East.

Excellent english level is required, Arabic is a plus.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS / SALARY Competitive salary and vacation offering, according to ACF policy.

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