Colombia

LATIN AMERICA – FSL MANAGER (H/F) - FIELD

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Desired start date: ASAP

Duration of the mission: 6 months (renewable according to funds)

Location: Latin America

ABOUT THE MISSION...

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a French humanitarian organization that provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 39 years, our organization has worked towards meeting the three basic needs - water, food and shelter – of vulnerable and crisis-affected populations, and has been more specifically committed to fight against waterborne diseases, leading cause of death in the world. SI’s interventions are carried out based on its expertise in the field of access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, but also in the essential ones of food security and livelihoods. SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL is currently present in about 20 countries where SI staff – a total of 2,000 people comprising expatriates, local staff, HQ employees and some volunteers – implements programs with professionalism and commitment whilst being mindful of respecting other cultures.**

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has started its activities in Latin America relatively recently. After several exploratory missions were carried out in 2019, missions were opened and progressively scaled up to increase their scopes of intervention. They now include activities such as urban agriculture or soft WASH activities (hygiene promotion, distribution of kits) and hard WASH activities (distribution and installation of water storage unit, rehabilitation of health facilities) in targeted rural or urban communities. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL operates in Latin America within Consortiums with other INGOs and some of its activities are implemented through local partners.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is now looking for a Food Security and Livelihood Manager to support the scale up of one of its mission in Latin America and the launching and designing of a new livelihood and urban dimensions activities.

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) program manager is in charge of implementing and achieving the objectives defined in the proposals. He/she is in charge of supervising the operational teams allocated to his/her program. He/she guarantees the proper execution and the quality of the implemented program and, if applicable, suggests adjustments or developments to ensure its relevance**.**

Responsibilities and main activities:

  1. Project relevance, quality and design
  2. Implementation and operational monitoring
  3. Capitalization
  4. Personnel management
  5. Reporting / communication / representation

The main challenges:

  1. New position in a new base to be opened in the coming weeks
  2. Launch and design all livelihood and urban agriculture activities (Budget portfolio of specific FSL component reaches around 500 000 USD)
  3. Recruit, train and directly support three to four national staff including possibly a national project manager who will take over the project once operational
  4. Support site assessments, identification of beneficiaries, technical trainings, distributions
  5. Monitor and advise urban agriculture development

Frequently evolving COVID restrictions and complex local regulations

YOUR PROFILE

Education: Higher degree in agronomy and agriculture development

Experiences:

  • Strong knowledge about humanitarian environments is a prerequisite
  • Experience in working with peasants groups and in gardening
  • Not necessarily experience in humanitarian emergency sector if proven experience in agriculture development projects at international level
  • Proven experience of project implementation at field level
  • Experience in Latin America is an asset

Skills:

  • Knowledge of humanitarian project cycles
  • Technical experience in agriculture development or agronomy is a prerequisite
  • Good planning, anticipation, organization and coordination skills to deal with a large daily volume of internal and external demands
  • Resistance to stress
  • Strong sense of diplomacy and experience of working in an intercultural environment
  • Team spirit, ability to federate and coordinate team members

Language: English and Spanish are mandatory

SI WILL OFFER YOU

A salaried post:
According to experience, starting from 1 800 euros gross per month (+ 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly) and a monthly Per Diem of 750 USD.

SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL also covers accommodation costs in a Guest House to be rented as well as travel expenses between the expatriate's country of origin and the place of assignment.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of 7 working days every three months (with 850 USD allocated by Solidarités). To these break periods, one additional rest day per month worked is granted.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Covid 19 :

SI recommends vaccination against Covid-19, using WHO approved vaccines. If possible, the vaccination should be done before departure in order to reduce the logistical constraints once on the ground.

How to apply

Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English via this link: https://emea3.recruitmentplatform.com/syndicated/private/syd_apply.cfm?id=PULFK026203F3VBQB6G8N8NX4&nPostingTargetID=65065. CV only applications will not be considered.

NB: The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension

For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: http://www.solidarites.org/en/