Save the Children Vacancy: Livelihood Manager – Aceh Program (Bener Meriah), Indonesian

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Save the Children Vacancy: Livelihood Manager  – Aceh Program (Bener Meriah), Indonesian
Save the Children is an international NGO and the world's top independent charity for children in need. Since 1919, we have been fighting for children's rights, saving their lives and providing hope for brighter futures worldwide.  In Indonesia, Save the Children currently works in eleven provinces, has staff of approximately 165 local professionals, and programming in Child Protection, Education, Health and Nutrition, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Humanitarian Response.  Save the Children in Indonesia is seeking to fill the following position:

Livelihood Manager  – Aceh Program
1 position, based in Bener Meriah
Code : LM-AP

The Livelihood Manager ensures that LINK-2 livelihood strategies and activities are of high quality and yield sustainable food security impacts at household level in communities of intervention. The candidate will enter a fast-paced environment, applying recent learning in midterm review, value chain analysis and food security best practice to adjust and tailor livelihoods programming within the context of a food security project that focuses on coffee farmers in Bener Meriah. Also host donor visits and communicate with Save the Children Australia as necessary.

Reports to: Aceh Program Manager
Dimensions: Manage project staff on all food security and livelihoods strategies and interventions, trains and capacities extension agents, and works directly with project cooperatives. This position advises and accomplishes through capacity building and support.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Accountable for the quality and impact of food security and livelihoods interventions. This will be based on recent project evaluations and studies, a keen understanding of context, and the candidate's own food security and livelihoods expertise. 
 
2. Rapid development of the livelihoods team providing leadership, management, training and capacity building, including:

Financial and Administrative Management
  • Develop together with the Senior Manager Program Aceh and Deputy Program Manager Aceh and the finance unit annual LINK-2 budgets. 
  • Ensure the effective and efficient use of LINK-2 resources. 
  • Regularly monitor budget versus actual expenditures and proactively propose any modifications to expenditure plans and projections.
  •  Ensure the application of appropriate controls for LINK-2 resources including accurate tracking of all expenditures. 
  • Coordinate with the Finance unit to produce accurate and timely financial reports. 
  • Oversee appropriate logistics management including procurement, fleet management, and provision of goods and materials to communities. 
  • Ensure adequate human resource policies are in place.
3. Some priorities include:
  • Improve quality and sustainability of coffee interventions: Review situation analysis of post-harvest and market linkage practices of small holder coffee farmers in order to identify constraints and opportunities for strengthening value chain so coffee farmers could get additional value from their crops. Design and facilitate implementation of strategic interventions identified on the basis of the situation analysis. 
  • Improve quality and sustainability of income diversification interventions: Assess design and implementation quality of crop diversification, home gardens, fisheries and livestock for consumption and income generation interventions. Facilitate sustainability by strengthening relevant aspects of the value chain such as input supply and market linkages.
  • Design and Roll out of Women–led Business intervention: Appropriate women-led small businesses to support livelihoods and empower women established. This will include identifying appropriate small business opportunities, developing implementation plan for this component and developing a human resource plan including recruitment, development and training to meet the requirements and needs of the implementation plan.
  • Documentation of process, monitoring of food security and livelihoods interventions, and continuous project improvement.
QUALIFICATION
  • At least 8 years work experience managing Agriculture/Livelihood projects that include community mobilization.
  • Experience with sustainable livelihood approaches including value chain development from on farm to marketing areas.
  • Experience with coffee sector a plus.
  • Bachelor University Degree or higher, preferably in Agriculture, Livelihood, or other relevant discipline. Or equivalent practical experiences in program implementation.
  • Solid communication skills with different level of agriculture stakeholder, namely farmers, extension workers, traders, etc.
  • Computer literate and demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and other project document in Indonesian and English.
  • Commitment  to  and  understanding  of  Save  the  Children's  aims,  values  and principles  including rights-based approaches.
Updated CV and application letter should be sent to recruitment.indonesia@savethechildren.org

Please fill the "subject" column of the e-mails in this format: <LM-AP><your name>
Closing date for application is up to 6 July 2014
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)
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