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Food Security Manager Job in Sudan

Position Title: Food Security Manager, UMCOR Sudan Company Name: United Methodist Committee on Relief - NGO Position Location: Darfur, Sudan
Purpose: The Food Security Manager plays an important role in the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sudan's field management structure. UMCOR-NGO’s program areas in the Sudan focuses primarily in the field of Emergency Relief and transitional development, which include but not limited to the following sectors; water and sanitation, food security, health, education/child protection, shelter construction, camp coordination, and community development. The position is based in El, Daein, Darfur.
Essential Functions: The Food Security Manager will be responsible for the management, planning, implementation and monitoring of food security and various livelihood activities including coordination of all aspects of UMCOR food aid assistance programs in Sudan. He/she serves as coordinator and liaison with other partners including Donors and Government offices to promote and support food security program activities and their contribution to UMCOR-Sudan Strategic plans.
• Plan, coordinate, implement and monitor various aspects of food security in the fields of food distribution, agricultural production and livelihoods in coordination with government departments • Maintain the project timeframe, budget and resources set and implement the project within the specified parameters • Conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E), formation of local committees, community mobilization • Prepare and submit regular internal reports on all food security/livelihood activities • Support the livelihood team in ensuring that interventions are relevant and appropriate and that quality standards are maintained across the project cycle through regular coordination meetings with local institutions and the UN; including ensuring and maintaining the flow of program reports to donors • Provide training and technical guidance to sector staff on the latest national and donor guidelines • Conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E), formation of local committees, community mobilization • Oversee project assets and budget management/tracking (by sub-sector) and enhance the reporting system to meet the donors’ requirements • Participate in need assessment missions with other stakeholders in the area, representing UMCOR in terms of preparation, training, analysis and reporting of findings and recommendations, which includes but not limited to, identification of need/gaps and their root causes, recommendation of good practices (strategically optimal solution) to improve the situation as and when required • Plan/lead and participate in various assessments and stakeholder analysis pertinent to program areas under consideration which will include the annual joint food need assessment with other stakeholders in the area • Represent UMCOR in food security, livelihood, and nutrition coordination meetings • Manage and lead staff in all related activities in the implementation of the project. Provide support, through guidance and organization as well as supervision to the sector teams to promote quality in project activities • Ensure lessons learnt in monitoring and evaluations are captured, capitalized and incorporated into UMCOR programs through systematic supervision, reporting and documentation including exchange of feed back on project impact for replication and scaling up • Research, write and submit proposals for new food security, livelihood, and nutrition projects to complement UMCOR Sudan’s work • Assume any other duties as may be assigned by the Program Manager
QUALIFICATIONS and Professional Experience: • The position requires a postgraduate degree in a relevant field (agricultural economics, agriculture, irrigation, community development). • At least 3 years of field experience with INGOs in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Food security & livelihood programs in Africa • Experience managing complex recovery and long term sustainable food security/livelihood programs within an integrated community/rural development strategy aimed at poverty alleviation.
KNOWLEDGE: • Knowledge of researching and writing proposals and budgets for food security livelihood programs • Knowledge of USAID and Institutional Donor policies and procedures related to food security and livelihood projects’ monitoring and impact evaluation.
ABILITIES: • Must possess excellent representation and negotiation skills, diplomacy and patience • A team player with good interpersonal and team building skills. • Ability to work in post conflict environment and drought affected regions with limited resources • Ability to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with local authorities in a diplomatic manner.
To Apply: Submit your cover letter (notes) and resume through our website at No telephone inquiries please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications received by October 26, 2011 will receive immediate review, this job will remain open until filled. Thanks for your interest in UMCOR. The United Methodist Committee on Relief - NGO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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