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Project Manager

Job Title: Project
Manager

Organization: Action Against Hunger / Action contre la Faim – Canada

Report To: Head of
Humanitarian Affairs

Location: Toronto, ON

Job Type: Full-Time,
2-year contract with a possibility of extension

Work Hours: 37.5 hours
per week

Salary: 60K – 70K per
annum

ABOUT THE ROLE

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 each year.

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 Manager 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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Implementation

§ Maintain regular contact with Action Against Hunger headquarters
and country teams regarding project progress, local context and challenges
faced.

§ Coordinate responses to the donor on project questions that
arise during the life of the project.

§ Coordinate communications with selected donor representatives
as delegated.

§ Review and provide quality control to all documentation
submitted to the donor relating to the project (reporting, informal updates,
modification requests).

§ Ensure the development and application of internal monitoring
tools for grant management in collaboration with other Action Against Hunger
staff.

Grant Management and Administration

§ 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.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

§ 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
dissemination plans.

§ Organize Monitoring and Evaluation visits in coordination
with country offices for Action Against Huger Canada staff.

Information Sharing and Communication

§ Pro-actively communicate the SitReps, publications, technical
assessments, achievements and successes of Action Against Hunger in countries
receiving or pursuing Global Affairs Canada funding.

§ Coordinate internally and support the production of external
communications materials relating to humanitarian programming including for the
organization’s website, social media and other media.

§ Pro-actively communicate the achievements and successes of
Action Against Hunger and its funded programs with donors and other key
stakeholders.

§ Support the implementation of a program information
management system.

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.

§ Ensure the full alignment of new proposals with donor
criteria and requirements.

Promote Action Against Hunger Gender and Safeguarding Policies
and Practice

§ Ensure organizational Safeguarding and Gender policies are
promoted and applied across all facets of work.

§ Provide specific gender and safeguarding advice to projects
in the proposal development process.

General

§ Attend planning sessions, team meetings and annual
performance reviews as required.

§ Pro-active exchange and collaboration with Action Against
Hunger Canada team members and the International Network.

§ Ensure an on-going process of personal professional
development and learning.

QUALIFICATIONS AND 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.

§ Fluency in English and French in both oral and written
communications.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,
ABILITIES AND OTHER ATTRIBUTES

§ Demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and GBV risk
mitigation/protection.

§ Demonstrated understanding of the creation of an enabling
environment for Gender Equality and Safeguarding in the workplace and in
programming.

§ Financial literacy skills.

§ Ability to apply Results Based Management.

§ Strong organizational 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.

§ Demonstrated experience working with Global Affairs Canada
funding and agreements.

§ Previous experience working within a humanitarian/development
gender or nutrition program.

§ Previous experience working internationally (field work) for a
humanitarian/development organization.

§ Oral and written fluency in Spanish would be considered an
asset.

Action
Against Hunger Canada is committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive
workplace. We actively welcome applications from Indigenous persons, persons
with disabilities, visible minorities, women, persons of all sexual
orientations and genders. If you are invited to continue the selection process,
please notify our human resources representative of any accommodation or special
measures that you may require.

Action
Against Hunger Canada is committed to promoting the well-being of people around
the world and focuses its efforts on saving lives through the elimination of
hunger. To that end, we uphold the principles of independence, neutrality,
non-discrimination, unrestricted access to assistance, professionalism, and
transparency in all our operations. We have ZERO TOLERANCE towards 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 Canada is committed to safeguarding children and adults in the communities
where we work. Our safeguarding commitment is to ensure that children and
adults are protected from both deliberate and unintentional harm or abuse
caused by Action Against Hunger staff, including the Prevention from Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

In an
effort to safeguard children and adults in communities we work, our offers of
employment are conditional on successfully clearing background checks that
may include, but are not limited to, criminal records, vulnerable sector
screening, and employment references.

If you
are interested in this position, please apply online by 9:00 AM EST, Friday,
September 17, 2021.

To learn
more about Action Against Hunger, visit our website at www.actionagainsthunger.ca