A FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD COORDINATOR, JORDAN, Amman

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 09 July 2020

Work context:

The Jordan mission is dynamic and rapidly growing, with large-scale WaSH and Livelihoods programmes being implemented in host communities (Azraq, Irbid, Jerash and Madaba) and the Azraq refugee camp. MHPSS programming is very small in scale, implemented in the north (Irbid). The Jordan Country Strategy has been recently revised, through an in-depth context review, community consultations and internal workshops. The overall objective of the strategy is to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable people to socio-economic and environmental challenges in Jordan, with an emphasis on rural and peri-urban women and youth. The revised strategy, in line with the needs of the Jordanian context, brings up interesting challenges in terms of development-oriented WASH programming, focusing on sustainable and multi-sectoral interventions. With a team of 8 international employees and more than 100 national colleagues, the Action Against Hunger Jordan office manages a portfolio of projects for approximately EUR 7.5 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, and SDC.

The coordination office in Amman supports the three operational bases in Azraq, Irbid, and Madaba.

Azraq base, with approximately 20 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 Livelihoods programming implemented in collaboration with the Munipality and local farmers and cooperatives.

Irbid is the fastest growing base of Jordan mission, with currently close to 60 staff and the largest number of projects and grants. FSL, WaSH, and MHPSS projects are implemented in host communities in Irbid governorate.

One project focused on preventing soil erosion via short-term livelihoods opportunities is being implemented in Madaba.

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

Position & Responsibilities:

You will be in charge to establish and maintain the quality, relevance, and measured scale of the Action Against Hunger FSL strategy and programmes in Jordan for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian households in conformity with Action Against Hunger and international standards and national policies

Your main priorities will be:

  • Review the orientation of the FSL strategy in line with the review of the Jordan country strategy, ensuring integration with other programmes and strong leadership on cross-cutting issues
  • Continue momentum on FSL programme development, including pushing forward into new or expanding on existing thematic areas of programming (potentially including social entrepreneurship, value chain development, employment linkages, and cash-based interventions) through evidence-based decision-making and within the frame of a gender analysis
  • Maintain Action Against Hunger's position as a technically sound and well-informed actor in the FSL sector through inter-agency coordination as well as partnership development and management
  • Take action on advocacy inroads and approaches on critical matters affecting FSL, in line with the humanitarian and development agendas in Jordan and Action Against Hunger's global and regional positions and priorities

Your profile:

You has a strong background in economics, socially-oriented development, or international affairs and you has developed livelihoods projects in the past. You demonstrate working experience in food security, rather than livelihoods.

Experience with peri-urban programming would be beneficial. Projects will include a mix of agriculture value chain development, solid waste management, cash transfer programming (largely cash for work), and social entrepreneurship.

You demonstrate experience in and / or understanding of development environments.

You are a good team player, networker, and strategic thinker, and you demonstrate initiative and creativity.

Conditions:

Contract: 5 months fixed term contract under French legislation or Jordan legislation

Conditions for French Contract:

  • Monthly gross salary from 2450 to 2800 โ‚ฌ upon experience
  • Per diem and living allowance: 285โ‚ฌ + 357โ‚ฌ (cf eurocost) net, field paid.
  • +150โ‚ฌ as country allowance
  • * 16% of monthly gross. For non-French citizen for retrocession of retirement and unemployment insurance.
  • * child allowance

Medical coverage: 100% coverage of medical expenses + repatriation insurance.

Leaves and RnR:

  • 25 days of paid leaves per year.
  • 20 RnR per year.
  • 215 โ‚ฌ at each RnR period (averagely every 3 months )
  • Support for transport tickets to the reference recovery area.

Training :

  • 2/3 days training on finance tools before departure
  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge ยฉ.
  • Technical trainings at HQ or regional level (averagely 1 per year).
  • Intermission Workshop once a year.
  • Participation to external trainings costs upon eligibility of the request.

Why to join us:

If you enjoy taking up new challenges, are solution-oriented, have a zeal for programme integration, and are committed to gender equity, join the team!

This vacancy is archived.

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