TOR – Food Assistance Project Manager, Sudan
Position: Food Assistance Project Manager (Consultant)
Reports to: Deputy Country Director – Programs
Location: El Fasher, North Darfur state (100%)
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. RI has been working in South Sudan since 2005, delivering integrated Health, WASH, and Nutrition projects.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Provide strategic, operational and technical oversight and management of the food assistance component of the emergency response in El Fasher with supervision to general food distributions, nutrition and food for education (School feeding) projects in compliance with WFP and RI policies plus other relevant standards in the area of operation.
Provide leadership that entails planning, supporting and management of the program so that activities and outputs remain on track and the program contributes to its main goal of alleviating suffering among disaster affected and vulnerable communities in North Darfur by improving access to humanitarian assistance.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
·Providing supervision and technical support to staff in management of all food resources, ensuring that the reception, handling, storage and documentation of food commodity movements are aligned with WFP and RI standards and guidelines.
·Ensure an effective reporting system to produce timely and accurate commodities reports to WFP, RI and other key stakeholders like the United Nations and Government counterparts.
·Manage all food resources and commodities budgets in conjunction with the DCD Of programs, the Nutrition Technical Coordinator and the Finance Team, and ensure spending and expenditures are within budget and adhere to donor requirements.
·Risk and security management: Actively combat fraud and corruption within the wider program, ensuring projects are ready for Risk Based Audits.
Staff Supervision, Management and Capacity Building:
·Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with RI policies, donor requirements and local laws and ensure proper technical and operational capacity of staff to manage and implement project initiatives.
·Conduct monthly reviews of staff performance in line with RIs performance management system, ensuring opportunities for staff feedback.
·Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation & Knowledge Management:
·Maintain effective project quality assurance mechanisms, including monitoring system for tracking of project progress against indicators, activities and key project milestones, reporting, evaluation, and communication systems.
·Conduct routine visits to all project sites for purposes of monitoring and operational support.
·Ensure Commodity Tracking System (CTS) support to the food assistance commodity reporting team, including follow.
Donor and Stakeholder Engagement:
·Participate in inter-agency coordination meetings, assessments, task force teams and workshops/conferences, representing RI in engagement opportunities to local government officials, UN/NGO agencies, religious institutions and community in a positive and professional manner.
·Other relevant duties as assigned by supervisor to further RI programs.
Qualifications & Requirements
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
·Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, or Social sciences, or business administration or a related field including grant management.
·At least 10 years of experience of experience in Food Assistance.
·Excellent understanding of WFP programmes design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
·Excellent computer skills, familiarity with MS Word, Lotus Notes, MS Excel and Power Point would be an added advantage.
·Field-based international NGO work experience in Food Assistance program leadership, with a minimum of 5 years total development and emergency experience in food logistics (warehousing, transportation, distributions) in a fragile or challenging and complex context with responsibility of overseeing comprehensive food security programs at a senior level.
·Sound knowledge of humanitarian international standards, policies and procedures including the Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, HAP-I Standard, ECB Good Enough Guide, Sphere Standard (Humanitarian Charter and Participation Standard), donor requirements.
·Relevant professional experience managing and implementing large emergency response projects in Africa (assessment, proposal development, report writing and evaluation, etc.)
·Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
·Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts.
·Strong English communication skills (both oral and written).
·Positive collaboration and facilitation skills including the ability to train and supervise a multi-cultural team.
·Proven ability to manage complex partnership relationships including effective coordination with host country government.
·Good cross-cultural communication skills.
·Willingness to spend at least 30% of the time in the field visiting projects sometimes under difficult living conditions.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.
·Transparency and Accountability
·Agility and Innovation
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