Project Management Advisor
Action Against Hunger/Action contre la Faim Canada
Head of Humanitarian
Full Time – 3 years
60,000 – 70,000 CAD
Toronto, Canada (a
homebased role may be considered)
Founded in 1979, Action Against Hunger is
a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the
causes and effects of hunger.
Our mission is to save
the lives of severely malnourished children while helping communities become
self-sufficient. Recognized as a world leader in the fight against
malnutrition, Action Against Hunger has pursued its vision of a world without
hunger for almost four decades, combating hunger in emergency situations of
conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity. With more than 8,000
staff in nearly 50 countries, our programs in nutrition, food security,
livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene, reach more than 20 million people
ABOUT THE ROLE
Action Against Hunger Canada supports
humanitarian response programming across multiple country offices in
sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Our programs target populations
affected by, or at risk of, malnutrition and its underlying causes through
emergency nutrition, WASH, and health approaches. Action Against Hunger is looking for a Project Management
Advisor to manage the project’s day to day needs, including monitoring,
planning and reporting, to contribute to Canadian institutional donor engagement,
and to support Action Against Hunger’s Gender Agenda. The primary
responsibilities of this position are:
Grant Management and Administration
Monitoring and Evaluation
Knowledge and Communications
Promote Action Against Hunger Gender Policy and
Under the direct supervision of the Head of
Humanitarian Affairs of Action Against Hunger Canada and in close collaboration
with the Action Against Hunger international network, the Project Officer will:
1. Project ImplementatioN
regular contact with Action Against Hunger HQs and country teams regarding
project progress, local context and challenges
responses to the donor on project questions that arise during the life of the project.
communications with selected donor representatives
and provide quality control to all documentation submitted to the donor
relating to the project (reporting, informal updates, modification requests).
the development and application of internal monitoring tools for grant
management in collaboration with other Action Against Hunger staff.
2. Grant Management and
Establish and coordinate a donor reporting plan for
the international program.
Coordinate and compile reporting across country
teams, technical and finance departments and prepare global reports.
Coordinate and consolidate project workplans and
budgets. This includes conducting
regular follow up to assess overall execution levels.
Prepare and coordinate all processes related to
sub-contracting for Global
Affairs Canada-funded humanitarian projects/programmes.
Review Global Affairs Canada funding
agreement compliance rules
with the Finance Manager and provide guidance
and ongoing support
to Action Against Hunger
project teams on their application.
Support additional project administration with
technical teams as required.
3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability
Support the development and implementation of an appropriate
monitoring and evaluation plan, based on humanitarian and gender
transformative, empowerment and people-centred principles.
Develop, implement and oversee data collection
instruments and conduct qualitative and quantitative data collection.
Develop templates to document learning including
Organize Monitoring and Evaluation visits in
coordination with country offices for Action Against Huger Canada staff.
4. Knowledge and
communicate the SitReps, publications, technical assessments, achievements and
successes of Action Against Hunger in countries receiving or pursuing Global
Affairs Canada funding.
internally and support the production of external communications materials
relating to humanitarian programming including for the organization’s website,
social media and other media.
communicate the achievements and successes of Action Against Hunger and its
funded programs with donors and other key stakeholders.
Coordinate the design and implementation of a program
information management system.
5. Project Development
Lead on the design, preparation and update of tools
and guidance documents for country offices developing humanitarian proposals
for Global Affairs Canada.
Lead on the planning and development of expressions
of interest and concept notes for Global Affairs Canada humanitarian funding.
Provide direct support and guidance to specific
offices for concept note and proposal preparation and finalization as required.
Coordinate and support the induction and compliance workshops
for Action Against Hunger Canada and Network teams.
the full alignment of new proposals with donor criteria and requirements.
6. Promote Action Against
Hunger Gender Policy and Practice
Ensure organizational Gender Policy is applied
across all facets of work.
Provide specific gender and safeguarding advice to
projects in the proposal development process.
planning sessions, team meetings and annual performance reviews as required.
exchange and collaboration with Action Against Hunger Canada team members and the
Ensure an on-going
process of personal professional development and learning.
Other duties as
Qualifications & EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in relevant discipline in a field
related to social sciences, development, nutrition or gender studies and/or
equivalent experience gained.
Minimum of 5 years working with an international
organization in a project management or leadership position.
Demonstrated experience in grant management,
budgetary oversight, proposal development and compliance.
Skills and ABILITIES
Fluency in English and French or Spanish in both
oral and written communications.
Demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and GBV risk
Demonstrated understanding of the creation of an
enabling environment for gender equality and PSEA prevention in the workplace
and in programming.
Financial literacy skills.
Ability to apply Results Based Management.
Strong organisational and planning skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
including demonstration of cultural awareness, diplomacy, and tact.
Solid understanding and commitment to humanitarian
principles including the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
Ability to work independently and under tight
deadlines, and to multi-task.
Positive attitude and strong analytical,
interpersonal and coordination skills.
Excellent knowledge of MS Office Applications.
experience working with Global Affairs Canada funding and agreements.
experience working within a humanitarian/development gender or nutrition
experience working internationally (field work) for a humanitarian/development organization.
Hunger Canada is committed to promoting the well-being of people around the
world and focuses its efforts on saving
the lives through the elimination of hunger. Action Against Hunger Canada has a
zero-tolerance policy for any behavior violating our code of conduct, including
workplace violence, harassment and sexual harassment, any form of exploitation
and abuse, corruption, fraud and any behavior lacking integrity. Action Against
Hunger actively recruits new team members who demonstrate a commitment to our
organizational values and principals.
actively welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or
gender identity, visible minorities and others who may contribute to our
organizational diversity and who share our values. If you are invited to
continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any
particular adaptive measures you might require.
employment offers with Action Against Hunger Canada are conditional upon the
receipt of satisfactory references and the signing our code of conduct and
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy. Certain positions may be subject to appropriate
you are interested in this position, please apply online at APPLY NOW by Friday November 13, 2020.
learn more about Action Against Hunger, visit our website at www.actionagainsthunger.ca