Ended FSL Manager

The Job
FSL Manager - (210002EF)


Level 3:  the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


The Food Security & livelihood (FSL) Program Manager is responsible for the management and coordination of all food security programs implemented by Save the Children in the area of intervention (field site) and for the line management of field food security staff.


Needs analysis and program design

  • Design and participate in required assessments with assistance from FSL adviser.
  • Contribute to situation analysis and participate actively in developing a food security and livelihood strategy
  • Contribute in proposal development
  • Define implementation modalities (identification and registration of beneficiaries, distribution, monitoring, etc.)

Program implementation

  • Manage the implementation of high quality program activities in line with grant agreement and Save the Children (SC) technical requirements
  • Create detailed implementation plans, including phased budgets, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and indicator tracking plans for FSL project(s) 
  • Implement project activities – including food/cash transfer, food/cash-for-work, food for training and vocational training – ensuring that services are delivered on time and on budget
  • Manage program budget lines and ensure proper and effective use of program resources
  • Monitor progress of activities against detailed implementation plan, log frames while evaluating the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention. 
  • Identify programme supply needs and coordinate with logistics teams to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan.
  • Monitor program progress against both programmatic and budgetary targets
  • Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal requirements and any relevant external donor requirements.
  • Ensure that activities are appropriately planned and that delays and constraints are documented and solutions identified.
  • Identify and ensure the timely supply of technical inputs required for program delivery
  • Ensure programs are adequately resourced and manage budget lines for program activities ensuring appropriate spend
  • Make frequent visit to project sites to provide technical and managerial guidance/support and identify issues that need timely action and support at different levels.
  • Prepare and execute appropriate training plans with help from FSL Advisor for SC staff

People management

  • Strategically plan staffing needs to implement the FSL programme in north areas and work with HR team to recruit in line with approved awards
  • Lead, manage and motivate staff under direct line management, ensuring that they have clear objectives and received meaningful feedback on their performance

Coordination and representation

  • Attend inter-department meetings and represent SC in the coordination meetings
  • In coordinate with other SC program to ensure effective programs integration in the areas of intervention.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative and effective partnership with NGOs/CSOs and government partners.


  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.



Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved Creates a managerial environment across the Region to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding





  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale



At least university degree in social science, economics, Agriculture, or other discipline relevant to urban/rural livelihoods. Relevant experience instead of the formal education may be considered. 



  • Good Organizational and Analytical Skills
  • Capacity to organize and supervise the work of the team.
  • Good human relations and diplomacy.
  • Excellent  analytical and report writing
  • Background in Food Security projects (voucher/cash transfer, Food distribution, Agriculture, livestock, Monitoring, Assessment, etc)
  • Computer knowledge (Word, Excel, SPSS)
  • Fluent English is essential, Arabic language is desirable.
  • Four years of experience working with development or humanitarian agencies, with at least three years experience in food security and livelihood interventions (Food / Commodity distribution, food security & livelihoods project).
  • Proven experience in project cycle management and budget management
  • Previous experience in proposal development and project design
Location: Hodieda

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Closing Date: Apr 20, 2021
How to Apply
  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Al Hodaida
  • Posted on: 6 April 2021
  • Deadline: 20 April 2021