4 Feb 2016

Full-Time Project Director, Emergency Food Security Program at Save the Children

Toni AdewunmiAbuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Job Description

Project Director, Emergency Food Security Program, Nigeria
Location: Nigeria – Abuja
Division.: Policy and Humanitarian Response

Save the Children is seeking a Project Director for its proposed 12-month USAID/Food for Peace-funded program in Nigeria in response to food insecurity to provide support to internally displaced and host community households in Borno State. In order to facilitate access to food for vulnerable displaced and host community households lacking access to agricultural lands, or with otherwise constrained income earning opportunities and reduced market access, while at the same time supporting existing food vendors, SC will target households with unconditional food voucher transfers. We are currently seeking a senior level Project Director to lead this critical project in Nigeria.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

The Project Director (PD) will be based in Abuja with 40-50% travel to Maiduguri to work with the Humanitarian Project Manager, and the head of Food Security and Livelihoods to provide technical and operational guidance, support monitoring and evaluation, and ensure quality of the project. He/she will also ensure effective financial and operational management of the project through a local partner. The Project Director will represent the project to the USAID Mission and Office of Food for Peace, and other key stakeholders in Abuja, including the food security technical working groups.

Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors

Minimum five years of professional experience in implementing food security programs with a minimum of two years’ experience in a leadership role in the implementation of projects relevant to food security. Prior experience implementing cash transfer programming (cash or voucher) required.
Master’s degree in development, humanitarian response, agriculture, or related field is required.
Experience in project implementation as well as strong managerial and operational leadership.
Experience in managing USG funding and familiarity with federal regulations is critical.
Previous Project Director experience is preferred.
Prior experience living and working in conflict or emergency settings.
Flexibility and the ability to effectively adjust expectations to on-the ground realities, while adhering to humanitarian minimum standards.
Strength in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
Expertise in strategic communication, community mobilization, using HEA (Household Economy Approach) and other participatory methodologies.
Experience conducting in-depth FSL assessments is desirable.
Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
Prior regional experience in West Africa is ideal.
Prior experience in Nigeria is preferred.
Experience in designing and managing USAID-funded programs is preferred.

Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world’s most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children’s lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. As a humanitarian agency, Save the Children is obliged to create and maintain an environment that aims to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children and promote the implementation of its child safeguarding policy. All representatives of Save the Children – employees, volunteers, interns, consultants, Board members and others who work with children on Save the Children’s behalf – are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.


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