Country: South Sudan
Closing date: 01 Oct 2016
General Description of the Programme
GOAL supports agricultural livelihoods (LLH) in Twic, Abyei and Upper Nile in South Sudan and is expanding this to involve more structured support to the Ministry of Agriculture, working with farmer associations, improving access to markets and incorporating environmental mainstreaming. GOAL would like to explore using cash transfers and more innovative market regeneration approaches. Additionally, GOAL implements a non-formal education programme (REFLECT) with an income generation component and has recently integrated this aspect of REFLECT into the LLH programme. The overall objective of the post is to provide strategic direction, leadership and management of GOAL’s livelihoods programme. The Livelihoods Coordinator reports to the ACD Programmes. The post will involve regular travel to field sites of around 60 – 80%.
Overall responsibility for the strategic direction, planning, implementation and monitoring of the livelihoods programme
- Working in close collaboration with the ACDP, Global Livelihood (LLH) Advisor and LLH staff, develop a livelihoods strategy to guide programme direction.
- Strengthen and maintain a project monitoring system, including an effective field reporting system that will enable measurement of progress at output and outcome levels
- Manage the project budget through reviewing field monthly funds requests, approving expenditures in accordance with GOAL policies and reviewing monthly budget versus actual reports.
- Liaise with finance/administration, procurement and human resource departments at field and Juba level to ensure adequate support for all project activities.
- Actively participate in the annual planning process and support the LLH Field Managers to draft activity budgets which are in line with programme strategy. Ensure that the views, needs and priorities of beneficiaries are incorporated into planning
- Provide input on the LLH programme for donor reports and proposal development, in consultation with the ACDP and Programme Support Officer.
Supervision of project staff
- Support the LLH Field Managers to prepare periodic programmatic work plans and project budgets
- Review job descriptions for all livelihoods staff and support the LLH Field Managers to draft JDs for any new field based positions
- Work to ensure that all project job vacancies are filled in a timely fashion through coordination with the HR Manager throughout the recruitment process
- Ensure work plans are in place for all project staff to reflect mutually agreed expectations and objectives
- Ensure that mid-term reviews and annual appraisals are completed for the LLH Field Managers and support them to conduct effective appraisals for their teams.
- Frequently travel to all project areas to monitor staff performance and achievements against work plans and provide on-the-job feedback and instigate corrective measures to ensure the optimal productivity and efficiency of staff. Ensure activities conducted at field level and subsequent results reflect what has been captured through routine monitoring reports.
- Foster a stable and participatory working environment by promoting experience sharing and lessons learnt.
Ensure that appropriate technical assistance and capacity building is incorporated into relevant project activities.
- Prioritize and recommend technical and management training needs for the LLH field teams and MoAF staff.
- Monitor the effectiveness of training provided by the project to its staff and beneficiaries through frequent communication with organizers and field observations and ensure any necessary adjustments in training programs are carried out
- Identify and pursue opportunities for the human resource development of project staff and promote cross visits to improve familiarization with new technical strategies.
- Work with the REFLECT Coordinator to strengthen, monitor and evaluate the Income Generate Activities (IGAs) of the REFLECT programme.
- Assist as necessary in the establishment and analysis of market survey tools
Participate in the identification and development of additional food security/livelihoods programming initiatives
- Identify new opportunities for GOAL food security/livelihoods programming through problem identification with field programme staff, needs assessments, and liaising with other actors in the FSL sector.
- Assist as necessary in the development of the GOAL South Sudan Food Security/Livelihoods Sector Strategy, including the collection of local information, development of associated interventions and review of draft documents.
- Accompany the ACDP/CD to meetings with potential donors in the food security, nutrition and natural resource management sectors.
Represent the GOAL LLH programme
- In consultation with the ACDP, develop and maintain cordial working relationships with relevant local, regional and international research institutions to facilitate the receipt of up-to-date technical information for the project. Ensure information is circulated to the field teams appropriately.
- Establish and strengthen working relationships with governmental, NGO, local and international organizations
- Ensure GOAL is represented and an active member of the South Sudan Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster at State and National level
Perform all other duties as requested by ACDP or CD.
- Bachelors level degree in agriculture, community development, natural resource management or closely related discipline.
- At least three years practical experience with an international development organization managing agricultural/livelihoods projects under complex operating environments similar to that found in South Sudan
- Experience in marking market work for poor approaches.
- Demonstrated practical project management experience covering all aspects of the project cycle from design through to evaluation.
- Good understanding of the household livelihood security framework
- Strong analytical skills and fluent writing skills. Experience of proposal writing, log-frame development and donor reporting.
- Excellent IT skills including strong knowledge of MS Word applications
- Excellent communications, interpersonal and training skills and track record of building/developing cohesive teams
- Ability and willingness to travel to locations outside Juba and live in basic conditions
- Willingness to take responsibility for personal security and adhere to GOAL’s security guidelines
- Master’s level degree in agriculture, community development, natural resource management or closely related discipline
- Experience of HIV and gender mainstreaming;
- Experience/knowledge of South Sudan
- Experience in cash transfers
- Relevant training/experience in vocational training, SME development, nutrition, community microfinance methodologies and emergency planning
GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.
This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.
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