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Program Support Consultant, Humanitarian Assistance, Yemen

Program Support Consultant, Humanitarian Assistance, Yemen

ID 
2017-1338
# of Openings 
1
Posted Date 
9/7/2017
Post End Date 
10/31/2017
Category 
Field - Other
Country 
Yemen

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Overview

Global Communities is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. Global Communities’ Department of Humanitarian Assistance is currently implementing a 12-month Yemen Early Recovery Support (YERS) program in Aden and Lahj Governorates. The goal is to provide continued humanitarian assistance and early recovery needs of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in southern Yemen through a holistic approach to bolstering food security and livelihoods, improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) outcomes, and promoting economic opportunity. To support this programming, Global Communities is seeking a Program Support Consultant who will responsible for overseeing, ensuring, and contributing in the implementation of YERS to achieve the program objectives.

 

Location: Yemen

Anticipated Level of Effort (LOE): 30 days

Responsibilities

  • In close coordination with the field program staff, oversee day-to-day program activities to ensure that activities are implemented in accordance with donor-approved work plan and budget;
  • Draft and/or contributes to weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports; special program reports and monthly success stories;
  • Work closely with Country Director in overall program management;
  • Work with the Country Director and Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to track program budget and expenditures;
  • Review procurement and financial transactions to ensure adequate supporting documentation, accuracy of amounts and control over payments; give appropriate recommendation and actions, providing advice and suggestions on improvements to GC’s systems and procedures where appropriate;
  • Perform any other task as assigned by the supervisor to overall meet program objectives.

 

Deliverables:

  • Produce report with findings and issues identified during the consultancy, give appropriate recommendation and actions, providing advice and suggestions on improvements to systems and procedures where appropriate;
  • Weekly participation in program calls with HQ;
  • Submission of completed weekly and monthly report(s), which will include:progress against work plan; major activities implemented during consultancy; finance and administration updates; and issues requiring HQ attention/follow-up.
  • Submission of a draft quarterly report. 

Reporting Requirements:

The consultant shall report directly to the Yemen Country Director; however, the consultant is expected coordinate with the YERS Program Director and maintain open communication with Global Communities HQ on an ongoing basis. Concerns should be raised as quickly as possible so that Global Communities can address them in a timely manner. At the conclusion of the assignment, the consultant will be required to submit reports outlined in the deliverables section.

 

Past Performance:

The Consultant shall submit a list of all current contracts and completed assignments that are similar in size, scope and complexity to the Scope of Work. The Consultant shall provide the customer’s name, contract value, current postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number for an available point of contact.

 

Fees:

The Consultant shall submit fully completed and signed Contractor Employee Biodata Form to support his/her daily rates for this consultancy.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential; fluency in spoken Arabic strongly preferred;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills are necessary;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's/Master’s degree in related field;
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience working with national/international NGOs;
  • 4-6 years of experience with USAID-funded programming; demonstrated understanding of USG rules and regulations;
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with international humanitarian organizations. Experience in emergency response and conflict areas an advantage;
  • Proven success managing the administration and compliance of donor funding;
  • Proven experience working with complex teams in difficult environments;
  • Experience with emergency response programs and staff training and mentoring is preferred;
  • Experience working in Yemen or the Middle East region is preferred.