Program Manager

Job Overview

Action Against Hunger is a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger and recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition. Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger delivers programs, in over 40 countries while committed to respect humanitarian principles as a non-governmental, non-political, non-religious and, non-profit organization. Our mission is to save lives through the prevention, detection, and treatment of malnutrition, especially during and after emergencies and conflict. Action Against Hunger intervenes in four main areas: Nutrition, Mental Health & Care Practices; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Food Security and Livelihoods; Advocacy and Raising Awareness.

Action Against Hunger is seeking a Program Manager to work in Ninewa, based in Mosul, with frequent travel to all intervention areas.

Work place: Based in Ninewa, Iraq with frequent travel across field sites over all Iraq

Type of contract:  Initially 6 Months – Fixed-Term contract with the possibility of extension.

Working Hours: Full Time Contract of minimum 40 hours per week up to a maximum of 48 hours per week

Monthly Basic Salary:  Action Against Hunger provide competitive salary according to ACF salary grid: Manager 2  Level 1 (M2L1)

Benefits: Monthly Transport Allowance, Medical Insurance and + End of Year Benefit.

The Purpose of the position:

  • Supervise the implementation of the GAC project K2A,
  • Plan, monitor, follow up on activities implementation
  • Lead the implementation team of the project, manages the program dedicated staff
  • Monitor the budget consumption, provide forecasts, initiate and follow up amendment and donor approvals
  • Coordinate the activities with partners
  • Reports on the achievements of the project
  • Supports Monitoring and evaluation of projects in the area



Objective 1: Improve the knowledge of the needs in the areas of intervention

  • Collect and evaluate data on the situation in the areas of interventions
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations;
  • Propose how to meet these needs;
  • Participate in developing a program strategy with the DCD program
  • Contribute in the elaboration of proposals
  • Act as a link between the different program actors and inform them

Objective 2: Ensure timely and quality implementation of activities under the project

  • Organize and supervise the implementation of activities in coordination with relevant departments;
  • Define implementation modalities (identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution, monitoring, etc.);
  • Follows up the activities implementation with the team on the field
  • Evaluate the relevance of the intervention in view of the evolution of the context and needs;
  • Collect, consolidate and review the internal and external activity reports

Objective 3: Consortium lead: To ensure effective and efficient coordination of implementing partners

  • Ensure effective and efficient coordination of the project
  • Ensure good governance and coordination of the project implementation
  • Support the partner’s implementation and ensure the partner timely and quality Reporting of the project
  • Build the capacity of the partner in the management and implementation of the project
  • Coordinate relationships with Consortium partner organizations
  • Ensure representation of the project

Objective 4: Team Management

  • Recruit and train the team members;
  • Plan and coordinate the team’s activities;
  • Identify the training needs;
  • Carry out appraisals of the team members.

Objective 5: Procurement, Finance and Administration

  • Issues procurement requests in time with relevant Specifications and BoQs
  • Follows up the procurement under the project with the Logs department
  • Monitor project expenses on a monthly basis and updated the forecasts precisely
  • Provide justifications for variations Vs Budget on program budget lines
  • Ensure compliance with donor rules together with the relevant departments

Objective 6: Reporting

  • Collects, reviews, revise and consolidate the all activity reports for the project
  • Contribute actively to project and beneficiaries data collection and reporting
  • Report possible problem or conflicts during the activities

Recruitment criteria:

Qualification/Degree ·        Bachelor or Master degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Engineering, Project Management, Public Health.
Professional Experience
  • Experience in project management in multiple sectors of intervention. Experience with capacity building of staff
  • Experience with team management


Skills ·        General Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Organization, high sense of collaboration, good with team work, Time Management, Problem solving, Critical thinking

  • Autonomous, organised, and self-motivated
  • Diplomatic and tactful, professional and transparent
  • Solution-oriented working style
  • Firm understanding of ‘Do No Harm’ approach

·        Strong understanding of Age, Equality, and Diversity principles

·        Managerial Skills:Organization, Planning, Communication, Leadership

·        Language Skills: Good knowledge of English and Arabic

·        IT Skills: Good computer knowledge : Outlook, Word, Excel, Power point

Criteria ·        At least 4 years of professional experience, 2 years of field experience with a humanitarian NGO in the  WASH/FSL sector with strong knowledge in Gender and 1 year in a managerial or supervisory role.

·        Experience working in different context and settings (urban areas, rural areas, in volatile security context, in development and emergency settings …)

·        Experience with the development of technical tools and SOPs, technical training delivery

·        Experience in logframe development and monitoring and evaluation methods

  • Extended experience with main donors and their rules

·        Experience in protection (child protection, GBV) in humanitarian settings


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