FSL-DRR HoD (Re-announced)

Vacancy Number:AAH/AFG-2021-003
Title: FSL-DRR HoD (Re-announced)
Category:Program
Duration:11 Months with possibility of extension
Exp.: 2021-03-06-(3 Weeks From now)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As per company salary scale
Gender:Male/Female

Location

Organization: Action Against Hunger | About Action Against Hunger
City: Kabul
Country: AF

Qualification

Education:bachelors degree in agriculture or relevant subject
Work Experience:2 Years
Qualification:

Qualification/skills and experience



Experience:



• At least two years of working experience in emergency context and response



• Strong previous experience in needs assessment



• Strong previous experience in Agriculture and food security-livelihood projects



• Strong previous experience in Emergency projects (NFI and Cash and Vouchers Assistance)



• Previous experience in rapid response projects will be a key asset



• Previous experience in emergency supply schemes (purchase distribution...)



• Strong experience in humanitarian environment



• Experience in linking relief recovery and development projects will be a key asset



Strong background in community-based disaster risk reduction (CBDRR) and overall disaster preparedness.



 



Technical skills:



• Very good organizational and planning skills



• Strong communication skills patient and diplomatic



• Very good negotiation skills



• Strong ability in coordination (external coordination) and in response management



• Very good team management and supervision skills leadership



• Knowledge of international minimum standards (SPHERE…)



• Very good knowledge in food security and livelihood programming



• Knowledge and previous experience in project cycle management



• Knowledge of humanitarian actors including institutional donors



• Knowledge of humanitarian environment challenges (Policies UN humanitarian reform stakeholders…)



• Extend and relevance of experience in identifying and preparing programmes strategies and policy on humanitarian and transition contexts at country level



 



Languages: Fluent in English (written spoken read).



Computer skills: Good computer skills (Microsoft office package internet GIS)



 



Other:



• Good redaction skills



• Very good analytical skills – context and needs analyses



• Good pedagogical skills



• Adaptability to work in harsh environments



• Rigor patience autonomy and capacity of adaptation are necessary skills.


Duties & Responsibilities

Mission 1: Contribute to deliberations on strategy and the positioning of the FSL-DRR Department  



The FSL-DRR HoD is responsible for:



Ongoing systematic and thorough analysis of the humanitarian situation in respect of FSL Emergency and of the context of intervention in his field of activity (Rapid assessment Market survey Community level and Household assessment etc.);

internal dissemination of information gathered and its analysis to the DCD and field team

taking part in the determination of strategy in his area of activity and sectorial strategy at national level

ensuring that teams have a clear understanding of these documents

promoting transversal integration of the FSL sector with other sectors in collaboration with the Field Coordinator and other programs HoD ;

Taking cognizance of transversal problems associated with FSL initiatives (HIV Gender issues Disaster Management Environment Handicap humanitarian access etc.)



 



Examples of tasks:



Monitor and analyze general indicators

Monitor and analyze FSL indicators (FCS market monitoring etc.)

Integrate this analysis and the follow up in the monthly report

Become thoroughly familiar with the ACF strategy plan and that of the mission

Define the operational direction to be promoted in relation to the strategy the capacities of the mission and the identification of need in the sector

Take notice of the sectorial orientations of national strategy and understand the implications for his field of activity

Identify the presence and the strategic orientations of other partners in the field with a view to improving coordination and effective working (particularly with ANDMA and DORR)

Take part in the annual strategic review of the mission

Gather analyze and share relevant information in the context of technical and operational strategy meetings organized by the DCD



 



Mission 2: Identify needs and contribute to project elaboration



The FSL-DRR HoD is responsible for:



Identifying humanitarian needs in the field of FSL-DRR and in his area of activity this to include the submission of reports pertaining to such matters

Including where appropriate target populations and local actors (ANDMA and DORR) partners (IP WFP and UNHCR) in the identification of needs and ways of responding to them

Participation in defining and development of FSL-DRR programs

Providing relevant inputs and ideas to the design of new projects



 



Examples of tasks:



Carry out need assessment missions (Rapid assessments Household survey Market assessment etc.) (methodology team training in the field carrying out investigations on the ground)

Collect secondary data and information supplied by the target populations

Analyze the results of need assessments

Write up analysis reports

Put forward recommendations for the definition of programs (Location methods of implementation context and beneficiaries’ targeting...)

Work on the definition of programs taking into account logistics administration other areas of intervention partners etc

Contribute to proposals for intervention (Context analysis logical framework covering literature text budget time scales and logistics.....) in collaboration with the departments concerned



 



Mission 3: Support field teams technically on FSL-DRR projects



The FSL-DRR HoD is responsible for:



The quality of the programs established in conformity with the technical and project management standards of ACF

Familiarizing him/herself thoroughly with his projects the issues involved the logical framework and indicators ;

Identifying the technical constraints associated with the implementation of the projects

Proposing innovative technical solutions in response to such constraints

The implementation of technical recommendations concerning his/her project (Head of Department Deputy Head of department Field coordinator Experts Evaluators …)



Supervising his programs by means of internal APR monitoring tools review on monthly basis (Narrative and Quantitative) regular presence in the field to monitor the team and supervise the activity implementation

Preparing in time to meet FSL-DRR components deadlines of external and internal reports relating to his/her projects

Ensuring that his team is respecting beneficiaries and local authorities during the intervention.



 



Examples of tasks:



Take notice of funding agencies’ contractual document

Train his teams in the logical framework of the project activities and indicators monitoring transversal issues etc

Define the various stages of the projects by reference to existing technical guidelines

Develop for submission and approval by the Head of the FSL Department technical methodologies for the implementation of his projects

Take part in the monthly budgetary monitoring exercise and request it if it has not been undertaken 

Engage in the planning of needs and resources with the Logistic and Finance Departments

Support for reports submission to funding agencies (intermediate and final) and reports for the information of regulatory authorities 

Submit in good time reports to his hierarchical and line manager for approval and dissemination

Identify risks in consultation with the support departments concerned



 



Mission 4: Contribute to the quality accountability and impact measurement process of his/her projects



The FSL-DRR HoD is responsible for:



Promoting and taking part in the monitoring and evaluation of the impact of his projects (constant internal monitoring external assessment)

Promoting and contributing to learning and improvement of program quality (internal evaluation and joint visits)

Promoting complaints mechanism procedures for ethical and transparency reasons particularly in respect of the beneficiary populations



 



Examples of tasks:



Ensure and supervise the adequate monitoring of the program done by his team (training follow up of the team)

Play a part in writing the TOR of the external assessment

Accompany external assessors

Follow-up on the recommendations made as a result of internal and external assessments in the context of a specific work plan (quality control)

Promote a complaint mechanism procedure base on ACF standard

Initiate if necessary KAP enquiry at both beginning and end of each FSL-DRR project



 



Mission 5: Participate in coordination representation and partnerships of ACF in his/her area of intervention 



The FSL-DRR HoD is responsible for:



Coordination of activities with other sectors and departments of ACF in order to ensure rational use of resources and optimum integration and particularly with DAIL ANDMA and DoRR and PDMC UNHCR and WFP implementing partners)

Participation in visits by funding bodies whenever requested by the Deputy Country Director

Representing ACF and ensuring coordination with partners the authorities (ANDMA DoRR DAIL Provincial departments of Public Health (DoPH) district governor Provincial Disaster Management committee PDMC) agencies of the United Nations and NGOs in his sector in collaboration with the Field Coordinators (sharing information on program progress communicate assessment documents after approval of Deputy Country Director)

Contributing to the process of selecting partners formalizing partnerships and enhancing their capabilities (Local NGOs international NGOs national authorities private agencies etc...)

Reinforcing the FSL and DRR response mechanism of the partners capabilities of partners



 



Examples of tasks:



Participate in and contribute to internal and external coordination meetings

Represent ACF in forums/clusters or working parties in FSL and related areas

Identify potential partners necessary

Take part in their selection according to the documented partnership policy of ACF

Prepare with partners a plan to strengthen their competences

Propose activities to enhance the abilities of partners

Draft and propose to the Deputy Country Director articles for the technical Newsletter or related external support (Field exchange...)



 



Mission 6: Supervise and manage the team



The FSL-DRR HoD is responsible for:



Determining size and recruitment of his/her team

Team management (leadership monitoring motivation training)

Evaluation of team members

Staff development of team members

Ensuring that his/her team is respecting ACF Chart.



 



Examples of tasks:



Define the human resource needs for his/her area of activity and the organization chart of the team

Participate in the recruitment of his/her teams (producing job descriptions conducting interviews administering tests...)

Organizing and conducting team and one-to-one meetings on both a weekly and exceptional basis

Working out and following through individual action plans for team members

Managing planning work-sharing and coordination of work

Providing for assessment interviews with team members

Providing technical support for the teams  

Identifying the training needs of team members at the beginning and continuously along the project life when needed.

Setting up organizing and leading training sessions at the beginning and continuously along the project life when needed.

Requesting outside support for complementary training exercises (HR HoD partners...).)

Dealing with problems within the team



 



Mission 7: Contributing to capitalization and technical development in his/her sector



The FSL-DR RHoD is responsible for:



Capitalization of program-related data and documentation of the innovations achieved (archiving both soft and hard copies)

Dissemination of the technical and operational expertise acquired in the course of the program

Contributing to the upward transmission of data from the ground the better to inform ACF communications

Ensuring a respectful using and a good follow up of the entire material link with the program through stock reports in collaboration with the logistic department.

 Build relationships and play a leadership role in ACF’s country Disaster Risk Management (DRM) networks and promote the sharing of ACF Afghanistan’s good practice “across the global organization”



 



Examples of tasks:



To produce capitalization reports on the basis of existing formats

Compile and archive bot soft and hard copies of all documents dealing with the essential techniques and methodologies involved in the projects (including the list of beneficiaries and distribution etc..) for capitalization and audit purposes

Ensure that his/her superior is supplied with all essential documents for archiving in digital form

Contribute to the sharing of experience (end of mission account interview internet site.....)


Submission Guideline

Qualified and interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (with three Referees) indicating the vacancy announcement reference to the address: Human Resources Department office or can also be emailed to:

[email protected] no later 6 of March-2021.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a full CV (maximum four pages) with a cover letter explaining their motivation in applying for the job and highlighting their relevant skills and experience.

In the e-mail subject line please put job title & vacancy number of the position you are applying for otherwise your applications will not be screened.

Do not submit academic certificates with the application. These can be requested if the candidate is selected.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the written test/interview.

Note: this position has been re-advertised  therefor the previous application will not considered.

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer.

Email: [email protected]
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