Program Manager- Food & Livelihood



Employer Name: Prediction Learning Associates
Organization Type: Company
Role: Program or Product Management
Position Type: Full Time

Career with International Development Organization

With over 100,000 employees reaching an estimated 138 million people, our client is the world’s largest non-governmental organization. It is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of tools including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, it invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organizations, it is one of the few based in the global South.
Client is seeking application from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill up the following position:

Program Manager- Food Security & Livelihood

Major Responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to ensure the proper planning and timely implementation of projects, lead and coordinate project activities, manage and provide technical guidance of the food security & livelihoods programed. The role will be also responsible for expansion of existing programed in country through ensuing new projects and funding sources. Develop harmonious and effective relations with donors, government agencies, and other stakeholders, branding Client Liberia for ensuing acceptability in food security and livelihood sectors.
  1. Planning for project implementation including technical activity, financial and procurement planning, coordination and execution of the Food Security & Livelihood projects
  2. Making liaison with the Donor Agencies at the national and international level for agriculture, food security and livelihood sector development and raising funds.
  3. Participating in the strategic planning and support to prepare Concept Note/ proposals for food security and livelihood activities.
  4. Ensure that all Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) activities are conducted in accordance with approved work plans and budgets including field visit, regular programed monitoring, budget forecast, plan vs. progress, case studies, reports etc.
  5. Coordination with other Organization programs (i.e. health, education, ELA etc.) and ensures that financial, administration and logistics requirements of the FSL projects are arranged.
  6. Represent Organization internally and externally, contributing to improved coordination in the food security & livelihood cluster, and maintain good relation and liaison with partners and key stakeholders, government, INGOs, research institutions and local authorities. Ensure Organization is held with high esteem and respect and receives adequate visibility.
  7. Arrange periodic internal and donor meeting and preparation of reports (both programmatic and financial) in accordance with guidelines and donor requirements and deadlines.
  8. Facilitate to development of learning materials (i.e. training module, guidelines, flip chart, leaflet/booklet, policy/strategy papers, etc.)
  9. Provide technical support, capacity building and innovative ideas, (i.e. training, workshop, meeting) to volunteers, national staff.
  10. Communicate and coordinate with stakeholders for business oriented services for production, processing and marketing of agricultural (crop, livestock) inputs and products, & the development of agricultural value chain
  11. Supporting for staff recruitment, appraisal, management, general well-being, job descriptions, work schedules, discipline etc. in coordination with Country Representative and support team.
  12. Ensuring integrated development of the adaptive research, climate smart agriculture
  13. Support to poultry farm/ seed production farm as per the suggestion and guideline of the CR and programed anchor.
  14. Coordinate with other technical departments (health, education, MF etc.) and support departments (i.e. admin, human resources).

Person Specifications

Educational Requirements

  1. Minimum Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)/BSc in Agricultural Science/BSc in Animal Husbandry from any reputed University/Institute with minimum 2nd division or class or equivalent CGPA in all academic records.
  2. Candidates having MBA or relevant master degree will be given preference.

Experience Requirements: At least 08 years of experience in the field of Food security & Livelihood sectors working towards the improvement of livelihoods of poor and marginal farmers through implementing integrated Agricultural & livestock and off-farm interventions.

Employment type: Contractual
Salary: Negotiable
Job Location: Country Office- Liberia

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly: send your MS. Word format resume to the following email address with mentioning the position applying for.

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