Action Against Hunger

4 job(s) at Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger Juba, Central Equatoria, South Sudan
Oct 05, 2017
Full time
You'll contribute to ending world hunger by ... By providing strategic vision and thought leadership to our program portfolio in south Sudan that addresses the underlying causes and effects of malnutrition in line with Action Against Hunger USA’s core values. You will play a key role in building and maintaining strategic alliances with multiple stakeholders including the private sector, government actors, donors and partners to ensure Action Against Hunger is an NGO fit for the future.   Key activities in your role will include: Designing and implementing an innovative country strategy. Oversee mission’s programming to ensure the effective and efficient design, implementation and evaluation of Action Against Hunger programs and projects. Developing and enchanting relationships with influential stakeholders. Oversee and direct the appropriate mobilization, use and management of financial and logistic resources in the mission in line with ACF policies and donor requirements. Lead the preparation, regular updating and implementation of the security plan in line with Action Against Hunger standards and procedures. Ensuring the Action Against Hunger-USA Values are firmly integrated into the working culture of the South Sudan country office Generating a strong sense of pride, purpose and belonging among the different teams and contributing towards making Action Against Hunger one of the best non-profit organizations to work for. Management and oversight of country office logistics, human resources, finances and security protocols. REQUIREMENTS Do you meet the required criteria? You are enthusiastically pursuing a career in senior management You have a minimum 10 years humanitarian work in an emergency and/or a development context You have at least 5 years of senior management experience You have advance knowledge of donor guidelines and procedures (ECHO, EU, UNICEF, DFID, BPRM, GAC and others.) You have high level financial management skills and are accustomed to steering an organizational budget You are passionate about leading ambitious programming that has impact You are able to see past the inevitable day-to-day emergencies to set & reinforce a long-term strategic vision for the country office You eagerly engage your teams & promote the development & implementation of innovative approaches to solve core humanitarian problems You’re comfortable coaching & developing the skills of your direct reports, adapting your leadership to professionals who may, or may not, be familiar working in humanitarian action Your knowledge of the donor community ensures projects respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs & that activities remain compliant with grant requirements You’re able to analyze changes in your context & discuss the implications with senior operational staff. You are comfortable communicating HQ decisions to your team & relevant partners You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing You are diplomatic but tenacious. You recognize that advocating for change & innovative programming requires building strong relationships with donors, local authorities & other partners, while retaining the space to speak confidently about Action Against Hunger’s programs & our knowledge of the humanitarian needs Your work style builds confidence with others You are an astute negotiator and know how to reach Win-Win outcomes You are a tactful speaker & expert listener You believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions. You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well
Action Against Hunger Juba, South Sudan
Oct 05, 2017
Full time
YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE TO ENDING WORLD HUNGER BY ... encouraging and facilitating the development of nutrition programs in coordination with other Action Against Hunger's USA programs. KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE Manage the implementation of nutrition programmes at field level. Ensure that quality standards for nutrition activities at the field level are adhered to. Facilitate the functioning of the nutrition supply chain through timely requests and alerts. Manage the nutrition team. Draft donor reports and ensure monthly nutrition reporting. Contribute to proposal development. Ensure nutrition teams compliance with ACF security plans. Represent ACF’s nutrition sector at a field level. REQUIREMENTS You have a degree in Public Health or related field. You have At least 3 years of experience in nutrition program management as well as humanitarian work. You have experience in proposal writing and reporting. You have strong understanding of project cycle management, Monitoring and evaluation. You have flexible personality, Negotiation skills. You are Willing to travel often and have minimal personal space. You have a strong understanding of nutrition information system, monitoring and evaluation.. You have good management and representation competencies. You have Ability to analyze data and produce quality graphs and reports. You have excellent writing, communication and analytical skills. BENEFITS Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: - Health Insurance R&R Breaks Paid annual leave (vacation) Training opportunities Child allowance
Action Against Hunger Kampala
Oct 02, 2017
Contract
Purpose of the role: To ensure all financial processes are functioning effectively and efficiently, monitor financial results to detect risks and address them. H/She will plan, execute and evaluate all activities of financial management of AAH-I Uganda Country Programme. The holder will be responsible for creating, reviewing, updating and enforcing compliance of the Programme’s financial policies and procedures. Duties & Responsibilities  Lead in the country budgeting process and provide technical advice to support proposal writing in line with AAH-I Finance and Resource Mobilisation guidelines and procedures. Supervise, train and appraise country accounting staff, support and maintain a competent & motivated “finance team” through giving constructive feedback, coaching and mentoring in line with the Human Resources Manual. Periodically review and implement financial policies to mitigate any financial risks in line with AAHI guidelines and donor policies. Monitor all functions and programs/projects under charge are performed within budgetary parameters, to include performing costs control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures and ensuring sound fiscal control in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices. Review and monitor accuracy of work generated in the country accounts office in relation to billing, payroll processing, accounts payable, drafting checks and accounts receivable in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices. Maintain and reconcile bank accounts for all funds from field accounting support personnel. Review reconciliations for accounts payable ledgers to ensure that statutory deductions (PAYE, NSSF, Local Service Tax, withholding tax) have been paid and submitted to statutory authorities in line with the financial policies and regulations of AAH International. Prepare and review annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly cash flow forecasts, based on cash status and generate weekly cash flow reports in line with AAH-I finance guidelines and procedures. Review and monitor the implementation of proper audit trails, verification and reconciliation actions for all processed work to ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting standards and principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines and regulatory requirements. Review receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions and disbursement orders for the purpose of ensuring compliance with established regulatory standards. Prepare periodic accounting reports e.g. weekly, monthly and annual reports, drafting and revising codes and ordinances in line with AAH-I financial guidelines and procedures. Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end/project end closing processes and procedures for the assigned accounting records, and provide information to auditors in line with the financial policies and regulations of AAH International. Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to management through senior management team meetings and to employees in line with the AAH-I financial guidelines and procedures. Expected Outcomes Projects and country programme is well informed and supported on budgeting. § Financial expenditure is in compliance with Donor contract requirements. A draft annual Country programme budget is prepared 3 months before the year of operation and submitted to HQ. Quarterly country programme financial report is delivered to HQ by the 30th of the following month. Adequate financial systems and controls are implemented and maintained to ensure Debtors; Creditors and Cash balances are reduced. Timely and accurate Donor reports are prepared. Timely planning for Donor and institutional audits Professional qualifications A Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance with A Master’s degree in Financial Management, Accounting, Economics or a related field from a recognized institution. A professional qualification in Finance or Accounting (Membership of ACCA, CPA) Good computer applications knowledge in respect to accounting, budgeting and cash control. As a minimum, this would include an understanding of MS Office and Excel coupled with a strong understanding of Finance and accounting software and knowledge of Pastel, Navision. Minimum relevant experience required A minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar or higher position with at least 3 years in a NonGovernment Organisation. The candidate must be 30-45 years of age. Additional Skills & Competences A team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills A good command of both written and spoken English Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character Excellent Management skills Able to build and develop capacity of others Commitment to the organizational values
Action Against Hunger Kakuma, Turkana County, Kenya
Oct 02, 2017
Full time
The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Officer is to support entrepreneurs, targeted vendors, groups involved in livelihood and organizations within the SPARK Livelihoods consortium to access markets through managing an online marketing platform. The entrepreneurship Officer will achieve this through running day to day operational functions of mobilizing the above mentioned targeted persons/stakeholders and coordinating all entrepreneurship activities for SPARK. The Entrepreneurship officer will be under the supervision of the Field Coordinator for the SPARK Livelihoods Consortium with a dotted reporting line to the Project Manager for AAH- Duties & Responsibilities Conducting training needs assessment for capacity building of organizations staffs and committees on business skills including online marketing strategies. Provide technical support and quality assurance oversight to livelihood producer groups, vendors and implementers involved in livelihood activities. Support entrepreneurs in the community and livelihood groups in product development, manufacture and marketing Provide online day to day support to customers and vendors through relationship management as they access the online marketing platform Logistical planning, stock movement and Inventory management of products supplied by vendors for sale. Mobilization and organization of livelihood groups, entrepreneurs, staffs and vendors for the development of unified market penetration strategies. Monitoring and reporting on progress of the online marketing platform (Kilimall) including other complementary marketing strategies employed. Coordinate activities at the Entrepreneurship Hub (E-Hub), while linking all capacity building initiatives (KUZA, UNTU, UoN) with the trainees Expected Outcomes Livelihood products aggregated by livelihood groups, vendors, entrepreneurs and stakeholder agencies available for sale through the online marketing platform. Members of the SPARK livelihoods consortium and persons of concern supported with methodologies in entrepreneurship and market access. Stakeholders in livelihoods within the project location involved in marketing processes Coordinated entrepreneurship training by KUZA, NTNU and UoN Personal Specifications Bachelor’s degree in business related studies with specialization in either Entrepreneurship, Marketing or Information Technology. At least 3 years’ experience in working with youth programmes including microfinance institutions; NGO’s experience in a similar environment will be an added advantage. Excellent report writing skills Solid foundations in entrepreneurship and marketing Qualification in project planning and management will be an added advantage Additional Skills & Competences  A broad contextual understanding of implementing activities in a humanitarian environment. Good training and facilitation skills. Proven ability to work effectively in a number of teams, in a multi-cultural context where teams may be geographically dispersed. Knowledgeable in customer relationship management. A minimum working experience of 4 years in a similar role. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Considerable problem solving and decision-making skills. Flexible, adaptable and able to effectively execute a range of job duties.