Consortium Coordinator
Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger is an international humanitarian organization committed to ending child hunger. Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 40 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes in over 45 countries benefitting seven million people each year. With head offices in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the United States and Canada, our international network shares its combined resources, breadth of experience and technical expertise in pursuit of a world without hunger. Every year, our 7,500+ field workers help over 21 million people in over 45 countries worldwide.

As a non-governmental, non-profit, non-religious organization, we are committed to principled humanitarian action as outlined in our International Charter of Principles: independence, neutrality, non-discrimination, free and direct access to affected populations, professionalism and transparency.

As part of its work, Action Against Hunger seeks to implement a new forecast – based shock responsive social protection project through a consortium made of 3 agencies. This project, using a research action approach, will mainly consist in:

  • Organizing a localized trial where, through the participation of the community, disaster and social assistance stakeholders can design a model for forecast – based shock responsive social protection
  • Using this experience, documented and analyzed, to engage at National level with CSOs, government authorities, donors and UN agencies in order to agree on a national framework of action for forecast- based shock responsive social protection

Consortium Coordinator

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Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (Subject to grant approval)
Contract duration: 22 months 
Duty Station: Kathmandu with frequent and extended field visit
Project Area: Nawalparasi Bardaghat Susta West and Banke districts

Please note that this position is contingent upon funding. 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Strategic management of the consortium
  • Initiate, strengthen and maintain positive relations and engagement with government, civil society, donor and other stakeholders as well as external representation of the consortium
  • Ensure the consortium project activities implementation as well as respect strong project cycle management practices and quality standard by the consortium members
  • Directly supervise the overall preparation and planning of Action Against Hunger consortium project activities in Nawalparasi West district (in close coordination with Nawalparasi Field manager) and at national level
  • Fulfil general responsibilities and contribute to broader Action Against Hunger Nepal country programme, operational quality and consistency

Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree in social science, food security, disaster risk management, public health, nutrition, humanitarian and development studies or a relevant discipline with at least five years of extensive experience (preferred seven years)  in the humanitarian and / or development sector, including at least  two years with International organisations in senior management role (a bachelor degree in similar topics may be acceptable if balanced by significant experience)
  • At least four years of extensive experience in social protection, humanitarian Response and/ or disaster risk management 
  • At least two years previous experience in independently managing a consortium model of working and / or a field unit
  • Strong knowledge and experience in coordinating activities with multiple partners and liaising with government officials 
  • Strong knowledge and in-depth understanding of social protection, disaster risk management, humanitarian response and preparedness, early warning system 
  • Good understanding of shock responsive social protection and forecast –based financing
  • Sound knowledge / understanding of health, nutrition, resilience, food security and livelihood situation in Nepal and of community/social mobilization
  • Excellent written, verbal and oral communication and facilitation skills in Nepali and English a must 
  • Thorough understanding of gender and social inclusion issues
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of MEAL methods and processes and of project cycle management
  • Ability to work in diverse team and environment with short deadlines and intense pressure

Required Skills: 

  • Excellent leadership and management skill
  • Should have Advocacy, networking and representation skill
  • Should have Interpersonal and negotiation skill
  • Innovative and problem Solver
  • Good sense of humour
  • Should be results oriented 
  • Excellent computer skills including office package 

Desirable: 

  • Previous experience of working in Terai  
  • Experience of managing / implementing project funded by ECHO (European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations)
  • An understanding and knowledge on resilience and how it relates to climate change , DRR and humanitarian assistance

Applying Procedure

Interested Nepali applicants with suitable skills are requested to submit a motivation letter, updated CV with two referees through email: [email protected] by 17th March 2020 by 5 pm

The Vacancy Reference (ACFKATCONCOR) must be mentioned in the subject otherwise the application will be disqualified. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further process. Action Contre la Faim Nepal reserves the right to reject any or all applications. Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained.

Action Contre la Faim is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people with disabilities and members from disadvantaged /underrepresented ethnic groups.

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