Global Communities

Program Support Consultant, Humanitarian Assistance, Yemen

1 month ago
ID
2017-1399
# of Openings
1
Post End Date
11/30/2017
Category
Field - Other
Yemen

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 15-month Northern Support to Yemen for Infrastructure, Cash Assistance and Livelihoods (NSYNC Livelihoods) program with the goal of saving lives, alleviating human suffering, and reducing the social and economic impact of the crisis on Yemeni communities in Taiz and Ibb Governorates. To support this programming, Global Communities is seeking a Program Support Consultant who will responsible for overseeing, ensuring, and contributing in the implementation of NSYNC Livelihoods to achieve the program objectives.

 

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 Acting Country Director in overall program management;
  • Work with the Acting Country Director and Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to track program budget and expenditures;
  • In conjunction with the DFA, develop, refine, and oversee cash controls, financial policies and procedures;
  • 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. 

Reporting Requirements

 

The consultant shall report directly to the Yemen Acting Country Director; however, the consultant is expected coordinate with the NSYNC Livelihoods Acting Program Director as well as 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.


 
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. 

 

Qualifications

  • 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;
  • Proven success managing the administration and compliance of donor funding;
  • Proven experience working with complex teams in difficult environments;
  • 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;
  • Experience with emergency response programs and staff training and mentoring is preferred;
  • Experience working in Yemen or the Middle East region is preferred;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic essential; and
  • Minimum three years of experience with international humanitarian organizations. Experience in emergency response and conflict areas an advantage.

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