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Jordan: A Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator - Amman, Jordan

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Action Contre la Faim France
Country: Jordan
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

Starting date: 26th of August 2017

Jordan mission is a dynamic mission rapidly growing; with large scale WaSH and Livelihoods projects being implemented in host communities and refugees’ camp, Mental Health sector is being now developed. Country strategy combines emergency and development projects to address needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian in a holistic approach. With a team of 12 international employees and more than 100 national colleagues, ACF Jordan office manages a portfolio of projects for more than 9 million €, in response to the Syria crisis in Northern and Eastern Jordan. The donors range vary from institutional funds (UNICEF / MADAD) to bilateral agreements (AFD / GIZ / Taiwan). To support the 3 operational bases, the coordination office is based in Amman.

Jordan is considered as a stable country where security conditions enable a safe implementation of the projects.

Length of contract: 4 months renewable, starting August 28th, 2017**

The position:

Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director, you will have to scale up and guarantee the quality and relevance of FSL strategy and programmes in Jordan, for Syrian refuges and vulnerable Jordanian households in conformity with ACF and international standards and national policies. More precisely, your mission will be:

· To contribute to defining the country strategy as well as the strategy and positioning of the FSL technical department

· To coordinate the identification of needs and the formulation of project proposals

· To oversee the implementation of programs/projects and ensure that reports are submitted

· To guarantee the quality and cost-effectiveness of projects

· To ensure the active participation of ACF in national sectorial coordination and technical forums and develop sectorial partnerships

· To manage the FSL teams

· To Promote capitalization, technical development and research within the FSL Department

The applicant:** You hold a Master’s degree in Agronomy, agriculture, international development or other fields relevant to urban or rural livelihoods, with at least three years of field experience with NGOs in food security activities.

You have a proven experience in proposal writing and in emergency response management. An additional cash experience in urban areas would be ideal.

You are known for your ability to work independently, take initiative.

You have already experienced a year of work in volatile security context, and on the Syrian crisis, ideally in the Middle East.

You have demonstrated experience managing complex operations in challenging contexts and excellent communication and inter-personal skills.

Your English (both written and oral) is professional. Arabic is a plus.

Word to the candidate:

The FSL component is still not yet sustainably established. Therefor we are looking for an appropriate candidate able to help the Jordan mission develop our Livelihoods programmes, and be a part of a growing and dynamic team.

The FSL HoD will be required to be supportive of the 2 current FSL programs implemented in Irbid and Azraq. Expectations and support are different on both: Azraq project is to be started shortly pending on the governmental approval and the one in Irbid will be ending in December 2017 pending on the NCE.

There is currently no direct management required for this position but there might be in the future depending on submitted proposals.


Gross monthly salary ranging from €1805 to €2305 depending on relevant experience

Food and hygiene expenses, per diem, transportation costs, collective or individual accommodation, medical insurance

25 days of annual paid leaves and 20 days of rest and recuperation (R&R) per year

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