Programme Manager - Livelihoods and Food Security (0190)

  • Salary:
    €34,106 - €37,895
  • Location:
  • Country:
    Central African Republic
  • Job Title:
    Programme Manager - Livelihoods and Food Security
  • Contract Type:
    Unaccompanied Fixed Term International Contract
  • Annual Allowance:
  • Benefits:
  • Closing Date:
    4 October 2017

Programme Manager – Livelihoods & Food Security

Central African Republic

About the role: This is a 12month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Kouango, Ouaka prefecture, with frequent travel to project locations and with a salary of Grade 3 €34,106 - €37,895

You will report to the Area Coordinator, Kouango and will line manage National Assistant Programme Manager Food Security & Livelihoods, and a programme team of around 7 staff (indirectly) and work closely with Area Coordinator, WASH PM, Programme Director, Logistics Coordinator.

We would like you to start as soon as possible

Your purpose: You will implement, lead and manage the Livelihood and Food Security components of Concern Worldwide’s programmes in Kouango, Ouaka prefecture, south-eastern CAR. 

You will be responsible for:

Programme implementation:

  • Oversee the implementation of the Livelihood & Food Security component of the OFDA programme, ensuring timeliness and delivery according to the activity plan and results framework
  • Ensure the programme adheres to Concern’s food security and livelihoods approaches, to best practices and to all internal policies and procedures
  • Ensure participation of the community in the implementation of programme through appropriate mechanisms.
  • Ensure that the programme addresses the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.
  • Build the capacity of members of the team assigned to the project
  • Coordinate with other organisations in the same location to ensure timelines, packages and conditions are agreed to minimise problems and security issues.
  • Liaise with other implementing partners in similar programs to ensure appropriate coordination of interventions.
  • Coordinate and lead  needs assessments in crisis-affected areas of Ouaka prefecture
  • Programme Management:Revise programme operational plans based on plan submitted to donors and according to best practice.
  • Manage the Livelihoods and Food Security activities ensuring that it is meeting its intended aims and objectives and achieving impact.
  • Actively participate in the Concern CAR team.
  • Staff Management:Recruit, manage and support programme staff ensuring that there is a clearly defined structure, up-to-date job description, and reporting mechanisms for each team member.
  • Ensure that all programme staff are managed in accordance with Concern’s policies and procedures and ensure that all staff fully understand, and are committed to, the organization and the programme’s mission, vision, values and strategic aims.
  • Assist with the provision of or coordinate the training necessary for the delivery of good quality activities.
  • Agree clear performance objectives for all direct reports, and ensure all team members have appropriately set objectives, and that performance reviews are undertaken in a timely manner.
  • Financial management:Manage the programme budget, including regular monitoring of expenditure against budget, in accordance with Concern financial procedures and guidelines.  
  • Together with Assistant Programme Manager and Area Coordinator, review financial reports and feedback to finance department on discrepancies.
  • Develop internal budget revisions with the support of the Area Coordinator and the finance team and according to schedule
  • Develop a clear work and expenditure plan and ensure that the programme is implemented within the agreed/approved budget and timeframe.
  • Networking: Organize the presence / represent Concern at regional coordination meetings
  • At the request of the Area Coordinator, undertake other representational duties.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Manage programme in line with Results Based Framework (including logical framework), and the programme M&E plan; and ensure teams are accountable and understand processes
  • Ensure team is aware and understand M&E requirements and methodologies and understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure that the information regarding the programme activities and beneficiaries is regularly captured, stored and analysed according to the established M&E Plan
  • Organize regular team coordination meetings
  • Lead with regular and annual data collection and analysis initiatives
  • Ensure that beneficiaries have access to feedback mechanisms and that data is monitored and responses given within appropriate time periods
  • Ensure that quality programme reports are produced and submitted to the Area Coordinator in timely manner, according to schedule
  • Security: Oversight of programme security - ensure all program staff strictly comply with the Security Management Plan and SOPs.
    • Provide timely security information/updates/alerts for the Area Coordinator and /or SMT member
    • Other 
    • Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership)
    • Adhere fully to the commitments and rules of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct (P4 and CoC), including the respect of confidentiality.
    • Report to the appropriate manager, all violations of the P4 or CoC, this is a mandatory duty of all staff.
    • Undertake any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Area Coordinator or SMT member. 
    • Essential:
    • Your skills and experience will include: 
    • Relevant degree (Agriculture, community development, economy, or related discipline)
    • At least three years working in emergency settings for an international NGO with programme management experience
    • Minimum two years overseas experience
    • Experience with Seed fairs and Cash-for-Work programming in rural areas
    • Work experience in insecure environments
    • Proven ability in report writing, research and documentation and experience in proposal writing
    • Excellent communication skills in French both written and verbal, and working knowledge of English
    • Demonstrably strong understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation processes and tools;
    • Proven analytical, planning and time management skills. 
    • Willingness and ability to communicate with people and to contribute to local staff capacity development
    • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team politically and culturally sensitive
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Desirable:
  • Masters in relevant discipline (Agriculture, community development, economy, or related discipline)
  • Recent work experience in CAR or DRC
  • CaLP Level 2 training

 We would also like:

  • Familiar with the project management cycle
  • Familiar with logistics and administrative processes
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate
  • Ability to cope with stress, work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience
  • Ability to motivate and develop skills of others
  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions
  • Methodical and thorough


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