FSL Deputy Program Manager – Baidoa
- Job category: Management/Leadership
- Post date:6 Feb 2020
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JOB TITLE: FSL Deputy Program Manager
|TEAM/PROGRAMME: Child Poverty Reduction||GRADE: 3|
|LOCATION: Baidao||POST TYPE: National; 10 months|
|CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3 – the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.|
The primary purpose of the Deputy Program Manager-FSL is to assist the FSL PM in managing in all FSL funded projects in South West state (Baidao). The post-holder will support the PM in budget management responsibilities for FSL projects. S/he will contribute to programme strategy, ensure close co-ordination and integration with other projects and foster good working relationships between all sections of the team and with communities, local leaders and counterparts. S/he will work closely with the FSL Program Manager- Southern states, Field Manager- SWA, FSL Technical Specialists, Head of FSL, Finance, Human Resource and Logistic staff
|SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Field Manager, Southwest State
Country Dimensions: Save the Children works in various sites within Puntland, Somaliland and southern states of Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 400 staff and current budget of approximately USD 98 million.
Staff directly reporting to this post: FSL DPMs
|KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Program Management & Support:
· Provide managerial support to the projects in Mogadishu for the line management of the Program Manager, who will, in situ, be responsible for the day to day management of FSL activities and staff
· In collaboration with the PM, develop Monthly/quarterly/annual work plan, phased budget, cash forecasts and procurement plan for all FSL projects.
· Assist the FSL Program Manager in the development of thorough analysis of the food security and livelihoods situation through primary and secondary assessment and with due consideration for child rights and objective of the programme
· With close consultation with the Program Manager, ensure all FSL staff adheres to the security protocol and are sensitized to child safeguarding policy, child protection and code of conduct.
· Working closely with the PM, implement project activities ensuring that resources transfers are delivered on time and on budget
· In consultation with the PM, manage program budget lines and ensure proper and effective use of program resources
· In coordination with the MEAL staff, monitor program progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets.
· Identify FSL program supply needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan
· Contribute to the development of a further project proposals for Save the Children’s FSL response in Somalia to develop the programme to more appropriately mitigate against the causes of food insecurity and livelihoods failure
· As delegated act the FSL PM and ensure smooth implementation of the FSL project activities
Budget Management & Monitoring:
· In close consultation with the FSL Program Manager, monitor expenditures related to the FSL project budgets.
· Assist the Program Manager in developing phased budgets and cash forecasts.
· Along with FSL Program Manager, participate in monthly BVA meetings to identify under spent/overspent project budget lines and draw up comprehensive plan to utilize allocated budget as per the project work plan
Staff Capacity building:
ü Target the most vulnerable beneficiary households
ü Design, implement, monitor and report on all FSL, especially cash transfer, resilience, IGA, TVET, Micro credit schemes and DRR activities.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):
Reporting & Documentation:
|SAVE THE CHILDREN COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK
Developing Self and Others (Accomplished)
Problem Solving and Decision Making (Accomplished)
· Uses data and evidence to drive decision making for quality improvement
· Analyses and exercises judgment in challenging situations in the absence of specific guidance or knowledge of the full facts
· Evaluates the opportunities and risks of each idea and solution to make informed strategic decisions
· Takes decisions when decisions are due and is prepared to account for them.
Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Accomplished)
· Makes decisions based on professional expertise and experience without deferring unnecessarily to others
· Shares knowledge and best practice on technical solutions so that others can make best use of that expertise Actively seeks new ways to develop the application of technical and professional standards within the team Networking (Accomplished)
· Builds trust with contacts through openness and honesty
· Participates effectively in sensitive, complex and/or high impact relationships and networks
· Builds strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
· Spots opportunities to bring together partnerships/working alliances that have not been used before
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· University Degree in development studies, Agriculture, Economics or any other social sciences
· A minimum of least 5 years’ management experience in the INGO environment, including exposure to field operations in both emergency and development programs
· Good understanding of livelihoods, resilience, durable solution concepts and issues in both emergency and development context.
Code of Conduct
Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
All interested candidate is encouraged to forward a CVs and a mandatory application letter to:
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Closing Date: Feb 14, 2020
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