Organization:Action Contre la Faim France
Created in 1979, Action contre la Faim (ACF) is a non-governmental organization that fights against hunger. Its charter of humanitarian principals- independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to victims, professionalism, transparency – has been part of its identity for more than 35 years. Its mission is to save lives by eliminating hunger through the prevention, detection and treatment of under-nutrition, particularly during and after emergency situations linked to conflicts or natural disasters. Action contre la Faim focuses its actions on 5 main areas of expertise:nutrition and health – healthcare and care practices – food security and livelihoods – water, sanitation and hygiene – advocacy. In 2016, Action contre la Faim provided aid to 14.7 million people in more than 49 countries worldwide.www.actioncontrelafaim.org
We are looking for:A Consortium Capacity Building Coordinator
Location:Jordan, Amman with 60% travel to field sites and regular travel to Erbil, IRAQ
Length of contract: 6 months, starting 15thOct. 2018.**
Context of the position:
The Jordan mission is dynamic and rapidly growing, with large-scale WaSH and Livelihoods programmes being implemented in host communities and the Azraq refugee camp. Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP) programming will begin in the month of september 2018 in the north (Irbid). The Jordan country strategy combines humanitarian and development projects to address needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian through an holistic approach. With a team of 12 international employees and more than 100 national colleagues, the Action Against Hunger Jordan office manages a portfolio of projects for more than EUR 9 million, in response to the Syria crisis and its reverberating effects on development conditions in Jordan. Donor supporting these programmes range include the EU via MADAD, AFD, GIZ, SDC, and Taiwan. Action Against Hunger also works in close partnership with UNICEF.
The coordination office in Amman supports the two operational bases in Azraq and Irbid.
Azraq base, with approximately 50 national employees, covers activities in Azraq Camp where Action Against Hunger is a core WaSH service provider and addresses the needs of 35,000 individuals. In host communities in Azraq town, Action Against Hunger is conducting Solid Waste Management programming implemented in collaboration with the Munipality and local farmers.
Irbid is the fastest growing base of Jordan mission with currently close to 40 staff and the largest number of projects and grants. FSL, WaSH, and soon MHCP projects are implemented in host communities in Irbid governorate.
Jordan is considered as a stable country where security conditions enable safe implementation of projects.
Action Against Hunger Jordan is committed to composing a team that is, ‘as national as possible, as international as necessary’.As Consortium Capacity Building Coordinator , you will play a key role in making this possible by coaching the Deputy Consortium Coordinator on leading, developing, and managing the organisation’s work conducted in consortium with other partners. By enhancing the skills of the Deputy, and systematising the way in which Action Against Hunger Jordan works in consortia, you will make a significant contribution to the sustainability of development efforts in Jordan.
The consortium is with NRC
If you enjoy taking up new challenges, are solution-oriented, are passionate about capacity building and nationalisation, and are committed to gender equity, join the team!
The position :
You will have to support the nationalisation of consortium leadership and systematisation of work conducted in consortium in conformity with Action Against Hunger and international standards and national policies
The main priorities for the incoming Consortium Capacity Building Coordinator to address in the first three to six months in post are:
- Catalyse positive momentum around the nationalisation of consortium leadership with the Deputy Consortium Coordinator
- Initiate, define, and follow through on capacity building plans for the Deputy Consortium Coordinator to be able to take on consortium development, leadership, and management with full confidence and support both internally and from partners
- Ensure the smooth transition in consortium management to the Deputy Consortium Coordinator, always upholding programme quality and logical adherence to external commitments
- Conduct a critical review of the way in which Action Against Hunger Jordan engages in consortia and establish guidelines to improve efficiency, quality, and coherent management of / contribution to consortium work moving forward
With an demonstrated previous experience in / or understandinf of development environment, you’ve a strong commitment to the global localisation agenda, with extensive experience working in consortia (leading them, supporting them, etc.) and / or partnerships, and you’re excellent in training and capacity building. You must have a mind for compliance and project cycle management, be very comfortable with intercultural relations, and show consistent prioritisation of nationalisation efforts.
The team in Jordan is currently moving toward becoming compliant with Action Against Hunger’s Gender Minimum Standards; thus if you don’t need to be a gender expert or have extensive experience working on gender, an appetite to get more involved with gender and be part of a country-level change process of prioritising gender considerations is necessary.
You’re a good team player, networker, and strategic thinker, and you should demonstrate initiative and creativity.
Contract:** 6 months fixed term contract
Remuneration and benefits:
- Monthly gross salaryfrom 1 805 € to 2 305 € upon experience.
- Per diem and living allowance: 660 € (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
- + 16% of monthly gross salaryas reimbursement of retirement insurance for non-French citizen.
Transportation and accommodation:
- Coverage of transportation costs to and in the mission.
- Individual room in guesthouse covered
Medical coverage:** 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.
Leaves and RnR:**
- 25 days of paid leaves per year.
- 20 RnR per year.
- 215 € at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months).
- Coverage of the transportation expenses to the RnR area of reference (Zanzibar).
- Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ©.
- Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year).
- Opportunity of coaching or mentorship.
- Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.
Please send a cover letter & CV (no more than 4 pages) on our website
(note that a former International experience is compulsory.)