Job Title:Livelihood Manager - Somalia Application Deadline Date: 15 Mar 2012
Position Location: Somalia Position Start Date: 01 Jul 2012
Region: Africa\East Africa Position End Date: 30 Jun 2013
Requisition Category: International Recruitment Priority: Early Warning
Country Name: Somalia Program/Office Name: Somalia Program
City/Province: Somalia Employee Type: Contract
Job Grade Level: 11 IIPP Recruitment Status: Advertising in Progress
Is this a family post? Non-family - Staff only
Requisition Num: 2012AFEFNJE-8RBH5M
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To assess, design, implement and document various WV funded projects geared towards creating self-sufficiency and improved household food security among the poor rural communities of Somalia.
Working with Program Design Unit ensure that relevant and appropriate concepts/proposals are drafted in partnership with local institutions and
Ensure that projects are designed with agricultural technology package aimed at creating self-sufficiency, as well as enhancing the food security
status of farmers’ households/local communities.
Ensure that baseline data on existing farming systems and water management techniques is updated for use in assessing the impact of the project
Ensure that the agricultural potential in the region is assessed with an aim of improving on the existing farming systems and water management
practices for increased crop production and farm productivity.
Ensure enhanced integration of the agricultural activities with other sectors
Working closely with the PDU and Finance, donor reports are prepared in a timely fashion for submission to donors.
Monthly, quarterly and annual program reports prepared as required and submited to the Program Officer/RC
Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor
Lesson Learnt through monitoring and evaluation are captured, capitalized and incorporated into future proposal designs.
Ensure that technical leadership is provided in the development of livelihood activities including income generation, cash for work, market
development, livestock and climate change adaptation as prioritized by communities and local authorities through technical best practices and
Project Implementation & Management
Prepare DIP and Cashflows for new project and update them on a regular basis to reflect changes in context.
Ensure project timeframes, budgets and resources are respected throughout the entire program
Ensure WV staff are tasked and/or local partners are mentored to undertake Livelihood programming as detailed in implementation plans
Ensure budgets and expenditures are monitored within budget and in compliance with financial regulations.
Ensure timely submission of variance explanations on budgets to Finance team and other relevant stakeholders.
Work closely with Finance team to ensure appropriate record keeping is maintained of all donor related vouchers, waybills, etc to facilitate the timely
reconciliation and liquidations.
Ensure project implementation is in alignment with financial and administrative procedures and policies.
Responsible for human resource management of health staff, including performance management, succession planning and disiplinary action when
To coordinate closely with all sector specialists to ensure cross-sector integration of programming at the field level.
Ensure WVS projects promote Local Capacity for Peace and take into consideration Protection issues.
Perform other duties as assigned by your Manager
Ensure that technical and administrative support is provided to Cash for Work community projects
In coordination with government and other stakeholders, ensure livelihood/food security and livelihood asset development activities are well planned,
coordinated and monitored
Training of staff, partners and local communities
Ensure that enhanced DRR and Rangeland Management techniques are well understood at the community level, among WVS staff, with partner agencies, government institutions and other external partners
Tools developed to promote enhanced DRR and Rangeland Management training created
Communities trained in innovative water entrapment techniques
Communities trained on improved farming and animal husbandry techniques
Somali staff training needs identified and resources allocated to ensure professional development
Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills
Must adhere to set security standards
Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work
Perform other duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Degree in Agriculture or social sciences
Professional technical skill desired training in Agriculture in Semi Arid regions
Three years of experience in Humanitarian industry
Proposal writing skills and people management skills
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