Job announcement: Livelihood expert and Focal Point
Position: Livelihood and focal point Officer (1)
Job Location: Marib (City-Al Wadi) at the community center and in the field.
Duration of Assignment: 6 Months (July-December2023)
Report to: Activity Coordinator/Project Manager
Deadline: 06 July 2023
This position is open to internal applicants only. Applicants must be legally present in Marib at the time of application, recruitment, and hiring unless HA makes an online interview.
Human Access for Partnership and Development (HUMAN ACCESS) is a non-governmental, independent, non-profit, humanitarian, developmental, charitable, voluntary, and community-based organization. It was established in March 1990 by an elite of volunteers and social personalities as a voluntary non-governmental organization that implements its programs, projects, and services according to periodic plans, a deliberate and renewed strategy, and a method of work based on the scientific methodology to be an effective link between donors and beneficiaries. Human Access is UNHCR’s implementing partner in Marib and other cities. HUMAN ACCESS is characterized by a strong and renewed relationship with development partners at home and abroad, and it has joint efforts with official and popular authorities. It is also distinguished by a tangible presence in many charitable and humanitarian events and activities. During its period of operation, which extends for about three decades, the association obtained several memberships in various organizations and bodies.
The association is a member of the Department of Public Information for the Non-Governmental Organizations of the United Nations (DPI-NGO), a member of the Arab Union for Voluntary Work, and an active and accredited partner to various international organizations, the most important of which are the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
HUMAN ACCESS has also obtained membership in many local, Arab and international organizations and networks working in various fields of volunteer and humanitarian work. It in addition obtained the international quality certificate ISO 9001: 2008 as a culmination of its institutional work.
This project is for IDPs and entitled:’Provision of life-saving protection services to IDPs and conflict-affected populations in Marib—-545’
Safeguarding at Human Access is committed to the community members we work with and the beneficiaries we serve. As part of this commitment, Human Access has zero tolerance for violations of our Code of Conduct (Sexual Abuse of Beneficiaries and Community Members (PSEA), Child Safeguarding Policy, PSEA Misconduct Policy, Discrimination, Harassment Policy, and Anti-Fraud and Corruption).
Equal Employment Opportunity
Human Access is an equal-opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have a sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
The Position Summary
Livelihood Expert and focal point between the targeted beneficiaries, the organization, and the donor. The expert will be responsible for implementing and evaluating the project and providing the required training for displaced women in the pastry industry and entrepreneurship. Train the beneficiaries according to the project goals and the guidance of the UNHCR Motherfood supervisor. This training that they will attend, will also enable the beneficiaries to market and promote the products produced by the women. The activity coordinator will help manage the budget and ensure the project stays on track. the, as follows:
- Attending training for the implementation of the project
- Develop and implement training for the participants
- Provide technical support to the participants
- Contribute with the participants in marketing the products they produce
- Submit periodic reports of project progress to the activity coordinator, Project manager, Motherfood point of contact, and UNHCR MFT including the reports required in the food QIP.
The main objective of the job
Implementation of the Food (QIP) as planned (from start to finish).
- Food (QIP) action plan implementation, reporting any deviations in the performance indicators of the work, and working on submitting proposals for improvement. Percentage of achieving the objective
- Monitor and implement all steps of the activity, budget, and service delivery, and monitor, evaluate, and improve them. The completion of the department's tasks according to plans
- Report to the project manager, activity coordinator, and focal point, UNHCR on the progress of the project. Periodic reports
- Strengthening relationships with the local community and authorities, establishing strategic partnerships, and managing change to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. Partners list
- Reviewing and approving work procedures and methods, performance indicators, and quality of all steps of the food (QIP), developing the necessary proposals to improve work, and submitting them to the line manager for approval and action accordingly. Including number of proposals for improving operations, Percentage of achievement of quality indicators and standards
- Provide technical support to the participants. Performance-level participants
- Periodic follow-up of performance indicators, review of achievement rates, and evaluation of the trainees' performance. Achievement rates
- Providing the necessary support to the line manager, and performing any other tasks assigned within the framework of the project.
- Supervising and implementing the process of preparing and developing an integrated methodology for the food QIP supervision and the mechanisms approved for its implementation and evaluation through the outputs, by the procedures approved by the organization.
- Implementation of the food QIP according to the approved schedule
- Follow up the implementation of all phases of the food QIP with the required specifications, such as holding focus group discussions, market assessment, implementing the food QIP in coordination with the concerned authorities on the project, choosing the trainees, and directing them.
- Training participants on the outputs of training, making pastries, and entrepreneurship. Implementation of training
- Coordinating with the organization's strategic partners regarding the food QIP implementation under the supervision of the activity coordinator.
- Participate in devising new proposals according to the nature of the work of each stage, evaluating the food QIP, and making recommendations for improvement. Number of proposals submitted
- Participate in attending meetings and training related to the management and follow-up of the implementation of the food QIP, ensure the implementation and follow-up of recommendations and decisions, and raise the amendments related to the project.
- Women's participation in the marketing and promotion of the products they produce.
- Preparing final reports, documenting success stories, and implementing what is required in the project concept.
- design and Oversee business plan development, production and packaging, distribution modeling, cost estimation, logistics, pricing modeling, investment budgeting, and small plant setup based on beds and equipment under the supervision of the activity coordinator and project manger.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor's degree in Management / or equivalent in a similar field
- project management skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Commitment to social justice and fairness
- Minimum 2 years of training and development experience
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in livelihood projects
- Excellent knowledge of the pastry industry
- High behavioral Competencies
- Communication and communication skills
- Focus on the skills and abilities of the trainees
- Focus on results
- Managing resources effectively
- Strategic thinking
- Empowering the trainees and developing their abilities
- Leading the change
- Risk Management
- Computer skills and applications
- Knowledge of product marketing
- Familiarity with pastry industry skills
- Knowledge of budgeting principles
- Preparing technical reports
- Knowledge of marketing methods.
- Excellent Knowledge of Life Skills.
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