Consortium Head of Programs/4548

Duration : 12 months
Start date : 01-Mar-2021
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Action Against Hunger is an international non-governmental, private, apolitical, non-religious and non-profit organization created in 1979. Its goal is to combat hunger and dangerous situations that threaten men, women and children. Currently 500 expats and more than 5,000 employees are working for Action Against Hunger in more than forty-six countries working in projects concerning four areas of focus: nutrition, health, food security and water and sanitation.

Action Against Hunger is recruiting for its Jerusalem office a

Consortium Head of Programs 


The Consortium is a strategic partnership between DG ECHO, nine like-minded EU Member States, the United Kingdom and five International NGOs (NRC, Action Against Hunger, ACTED, WeWorld-GVC and Premiere Urgence Internationale) formed in 2015 to prevent the forcible transfer of Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem through a protection-oriented, multi-sector humanitarian response that encompasses emergency relief, community-based protection, the provision of basic and social infrastructure, legal aid and humanitarian advocacy.


The Consortium Head or Programs will provide overall management of the technical implementation of the consortium project to provide protection from displacement in the West Bank. The Consortium Head of Programs will provide overall technical supervision of the West Bank Consortium Operations (WBPC), ensure good coordination among Consortium partners and externally with other stakeholders within oPt humanitarian architecture and profile the work of the WBPC in oPt.

Key activities in your role will include

Objective 1: Technical and Strategic Programmatic Coordination

  • Act as an advisor to consortium partners to address technical and strategic programmatic issues and provide neutral facilitation to solve potential technical issues between partners as well as ensure a good flow of information and efficient communication between partners.
  • Lead consortium partners to address technical issues and facilitate the solution of technical issues as well as ensuring a functional good flow of information and efficient communication between partners.
  • Lead the technical coordination between consortium partners on a day-to day- basis as well as convene and provide reporting and attend part of the steering committee meetings on a regular basis and additional ad hoc meetings as required.
  • In collaboration with the Consortium Representative and the Data Analyst coordinate the strategic development of the project, in particular the integration between advocacy and operations.
  • Work closely with the consortium advocacy working group to contribute to linking the consortium advocacy work with the field work.
  • Responsible for co-chairing and facilitating the work of the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) composed by Thematic Technical Focal Points of each Consortium Member.
  • Ensure that the desired harmonization of tools, SOPs and else within the consortium and potentially with other stakeholders does take place in a timely and efficient manner.

Objective 2: Quality and Development

  • Further develop and improve the consortium project to respond to needs of beneficiaries.
  • Ensure proper risk mapping of consortium activities and, with the other consortium partners develop and implement mitigation measures.
  • Lead on assuring the continuous quality and improvement of the overarching Integrated Protection Approach of the Consortium in coordination with the Partners Technical Focal Points.  
  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation of the project and provide feedback to the consortium and suggest with other consortium partners programmatic changes in response to results of monitoring and evaluation.

Objective 3: External Stakeholders Engagement  

  • In coordination with the Consortium Representative and Country Directors represents the Consortium on technical issues with National Authorities and in relevant humanitarian/crisis response mechanisms, events and fora, as well as in the humanitarian/ crisis response community.
  • Coordinate the activities of Partners to assure the mobilization of actions complementary to the Consortium, to provide integrated protection response to beneficiaries.
  • Support the Consortium Rep in the regular coordination of project partners within the cluster system, and with the broader humanitarian coordination structure.   

 Objective 4: Consortium Steering Committee Engagement

  • Report on day to day operations to the Consortium Representative, and overall at the Steering Committee meetings in a proper and timely manner on all relevant matters as per the ToR.
  • Attend part of the Steering Committee meetings on a regular and ad hoc basis in coordination with the Consortium Rep. During those meetings, he/she will report on:

o            Implementation progress of the signed agreements;

o            Technical issues faced and suggested solutions to overcome them;

o            Overall program development prospects;

o            Representation and public relations matters.

Do you meet the profile required criteria?
  • Background studies: International Relations, Political Science or any related fields
  • Familiarity with oPt and Middle East is an advantage.
  • Experience in multisectoral responses (Eg. WASH, Shelter, Education, Protection), with overarching protection objective.
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian coordination system (HPC, Clusters/Sectors) required.
  • Experience within ACFIN is an asset.
  • Experience in public relations, 5 years relevant experience in humanitarian context/protracted crisis, managing large scale humanitarian operation with complex programming.
  • Liaison experience on the humanitarian sector (UN, INGOs, Donors, Diplomats)
  • Familiarity with donors regulation and management procedures (e.g. ECHO, AECID, DGD, UN HRP cycle).
  • Strong staff management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking capacity.
  • Excellent reporting writing skills, both for language and content.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, Arabic is a plus
  • Fully proficient in MS-Office, Outlook and Skype
  • Ability to travel in West Bank and stay overnight. 

Our remuneration package:

We offer immediate incorporation to a dynamic international network with the following remuneration package:

  • Formal work contract: 12 months with possibility of renewal.
  • Base: Jerusalem with regular trips to West Bank.
  • Compensation package: 42.040€ gross/year divided in 12 payments and based on experience.
  • In addition, there will be living expenses and per diem paid in local currency, corresponding to approx. 750 Euros per month at today’s exchange rate, for a fully worked month (*).
  • Extra per month and per child (Under 18 years old): from 100€ to 225€ monthly (according to standard list of Action against Hunger-Spain). 
  • Break: 5 working days every 4 months, break per diem: 215 EUR, break travel allowance: up to 400 EUR.
  • 25 working days of paid leave per year.
  • Accommodation in guest house or payment of an allowance covering partially an individual rent (800 USD).
  • Travel costs to and from the mission.
  • Expatriate health, repatriation, travel and life insurance covered by the organization.

(*) in local currency subject to unexpected changes in currency exchange


Action against Hunger is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work such as but not limited to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and/or financial misconduct; We expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through endorsing our code of conduct and other related policies and only those who share our values and code of conduct will be recruited to work for us.

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