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MEDAIR is seeking a Project Manager - Food Security for its programme in Haiti

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Eliza Jockuat

HR Recruitment Support - Medair UK

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17 Oct 2014, 20:23

Role and Responsibilities Responsible for developing, leading, monitoring and evaluating assigned projects; effectively manage and report on projects in line with the objectives; provide technical support, leadership and strategic direction; manage and train national staff to meet quality standards in Food Security; ensure beneficiary participation is enhanced in all phases of the project; liaise with other organisations, govt. offices, and stakeholders; contribute to the development of new Food Security / Nutrition project proposals and reports. Take a look at Medair’s Health & Nutrition work Project Overview A 12-month project focused on improving the food security and resilience of vulnerable communities in the communes of Côtes-de-Fer and Bainet in South-east Haiti. Multi-sectoral approach including conditional cash distributions, livelihood and natural resource management trainings, and WASH. Medair Medair is a humanitarian organisation inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places. We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, regardless of political, social or religious viewpoint. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We provide a range of emergency relief and recovery services: health care and nutrition; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene; shelter and infrastructure. Workplace Côtes de Fer (CFE), Haiti. Take a look at Medair’s work in Haiti. Starting Date As soon as possible Initial Contract Details Full time, minimum contract of 12 months Key Activity Areas Project Management • Manage the assigned food security project in order to meet the project objectives (outputs/activities) within the budget, and allotted time frame, as well as staff team at site of operation (as designated, with support from the Projects Coordinator (PC). • Maintain open lines of communications with line manager - promptly reporting any operational concerns (e.g. projected failure to meet objectives; increased beneficiary needs; projected over or under spending on project budget. • Coordinate and seek advice from relevant advisors (i.e. Food Security, Monitoring and Evaluation) on project implementation, particularly on M&E and training aspects. • Update, plan, schedule and supervise project activities – regularly update the project activity plan. • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities – internal monthly reports to PC (monitoring and evaluation updates against project objectives using both quantitative and qualitative data and budget analysis (using BvAs) and external reports according to donor reporting timescales and format. • Ensure sector integration, learning, sharing and adoption of best practices – contribute to Medair sector development if appropriate with the Food Security Adviser. • Ensure effective integration of Disaster Risk Management (DRM), gender, protection and other core mainstreaming issues into the project. • Input into the integration of beneficiary participation and accountability in all aspects of the project. • Develop new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps and the Medair country strategy, in conjunction with the relevant field managers. Project Logistics and Finance Management • Coordinate closely with the support team (logistics, admin, finance) to ensure resources needed for the project are on site when needed and managed according to Medair procedures. • Ensure that project stocks related to designated outputs/activities are managed, transported and maintained correctly in the field. • Complete monthly cash needs forecasts; manage spending on the project within the approved budget. • Analyse monthly BvAs and give prompt feedback to the PC and Finance Manager. • Ensure sufficient and appropriate controls are in place to prevent fraud within the project. Staff Management • Oversee job descriptions, recruitment, appraisals, management of staff with support from the PC. • Identify training needs and capacity building activities, and carry out training as appropriate. • Facilitate regular meetings to assist information sharing between project staff, to ensure all staff are aware of project objectives and current work plans, and to provide the opportunity for feedback. External Coordination • In coordination with PC, liaise with national and local government officials and other NGOs, to improve the operations and coordination of the project. Security Management • Responsible for the safety and security of Medair assets and personnel on site of operations. Quality Management • Ensure all projects are implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with Medair, donor, country and international standards (i.e. Sphere and HAP standards). Qualifications • Higher level degree in humanitarian aid, agriculture, nutrition, or food security • Post-graduate degree in the humanitarian sector desirable Languages • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written) • Working knowledge of French (spoken and written) Experience / Competencies • 2 years post-qualification experience in a project management position • 1 year overseas work experience in relief work with an NGO having worked preferably in a nutrition/ food security; DRR knowledge desirable • Knowledge of Humanitarian Essentials, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols desirable • Experience in design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of humanitarian/emergency progs. • Diplomacy in dealing with government officials; good report and proposal writing skills • Team-player with good inter-personal skills; committed to team-building and able to develop and support other team members; Self-motivated, energetic, hard-working, servant-hearted Medair Standard Working Requirements for the Field • Experienced professionals in a relevant field; Overseas intercultural experience • Committed Christians; commitment to the Medair values • Strong working knowledge of English, spoken and written • Working knowledge of French, spoken and written, for French-speaking field programmes • Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply. • Successful completion of Medair Relief & Recovery Orientation Course (ROC) • Reflect the vision and values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, external contacts • Able to live and work in a multicultural team under difficult conditions • Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit Benefits • A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder • Comprehensive briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing • Security training for those going to particularly insecure environments • Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country • Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service) • Rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food allowance) • Annual leave; Death and disability allowance • Contribution matching programme for retirement savings (for experienced relief workers) • Additional contract benefit allowance for those who commit to longer contracts • Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing Application Process Follow this link: check if you are an Experienced or New Relief Worker and that you fit our standard working criteria, then: a) apply for this vacancy (or another position that matches your profile), or b) apply for a Medair ROC (where we can try and match your competencies to our vacancy needs). Please do not make multiple applications. We will not review email applications. Only English-language applications / CVs will be reviewed. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled.

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