Food Security and Livelihood/Climate Change Deputy Program Manager 

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    March 27, 2024
  • Expiration date
    April 9, 2024
  • Experience
    5 Years
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree, Master’s Degree
  • Organization
    Action Against Hunger
  • Required Languages

Job Description




Food Security and Livelihood/Climate Change Deputy Program Manager  

 (National Status) 

Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer Women are strongly encouraged to apply 



International Non-governmental organization, Action Against Hunger has been working to fight undernutrition and support communities affected by crisis across the globe for almost 40 years and across nearly 50 countries. Action Against Hunger established its presence in both Liberia and Sierra Leone in 1991 during the Civil War and since then has been operational in the two countries by implementing various humanitarian and development programs related to health, nutrition, food security/livelihoods and advocacy geared towards the reduction of the prevalence rates of undernutrition in both countries. The Sierra Leone Coordination office is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone overseeing the operations in Bonthe and Moyamba. 

Action Against Hunger is recruiting a suitably qualified Sierra Leonean as Food Security and Livelihood/ Climate Change Deputy Program Manager to assist the Program Manager in planning, implementing, supervising, monitoring and reporting the project’s activities related to Food Security and Livelihoods and Climate Change 



Support the PM in planning, implementing, and reporting the Project 

  • Assists the PM in planning, supervising, monitoring and reporting the implementation of the various projects’ activities using Action Against Hunger tools (Activity Progress Report, budget follow-up, etc) 
  • Contribute in preparing M&E tools, plans and reports;  
  • Assists the PM in ensuring efficient coordination between the project partners (three partners) and project staff 
  • Prepares action plans, and regularly follows up activities Conduct to the monthly budget follow-up and forecast. 
  • Responsible for the implementation in the working sites of the safety measures/rules for both Action Against Hunger team and the populations/public.  
  • To ensure sex disaggregation in all project reports (APRs, Donor reports) 
  • Ensure the inclusion of boys, girls, women and men in all project implementation especially in Action Against Hunger supported communities 
  • Contribute to develop gender-integrated annual work plans to include the gender objectives, activities to achieve the objectives, and indicators to measure progress toward the achieving the objectives for all staff. 
  • Demonstrate experience and/or personal commitment to promoting gender equality within the Action Against Hunger working environment 
  • Ensure that project activities are carried out with cultural sensitivity, promote gender equality and inclusion of marginalized groups;    
  • Work with field teams to ensure access and participation of women, men, girls and boys at risk to Action Against Hunger interventions 
  • Conduct Gender leadership trainings for project staff, community leaders and target communities, beneficiaries; 
  • Include gender lens and component in to all trainings for beneficiaries, project staff and partner staff 
  • Conduct training to raise awareness of the gender equality, equity and poverty dimensions 
  • Support local stakeholders in organizing and carrying out advocacy and campaign for greater gender equality and equity in social protection programmes 
  • Engages with State and local Women’s rights organizations and mobilize collective voice around gender discrimination in the post conflict setting  

Proactively represent Action Against Hunger and participate in Gender working groups 


Gender Action Activities: 

  • Ensure the inclusion of youth and women in the project in all project implementation especially in AAH supported communities; 
  • Help ensure all aspects of Action Against Hunger activities adhere to program quality standards and policies (accountability and mainstreaming) in a coherent and integrated manner. 
  • Ensure that gender considerations are made with participants of projects to have clear statistics on gender inclusion. 



  • Help ensure all aspects of Action Against Hunger activities adhere to program quality standards and policies (accountability and mainstreaming) in a coherent and integrated manner. 
  • Ensure the highest stands of accountability through ensuring good communication and information sharing within the organisation. 
  • Be aware of, understand, and comply with all of Action Against Hunger’s policies and procedures. 
  • Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary. 
  • Actively participate in any emergency response if called upon to do so (within the existing programme area or in a new one). 
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the MEAL Manager, Field Manager, Health and Nutrition Program Manager, Food Security and Livelihood Manager. 
  • Ensure timely filling and submission of ACF timesheets 



  • University degree, a Master’s degree highly preferred (Rural Development, Agriculture or equivalents) + professional experience in implementing Food Security and Livelihoods projects (particularly related to Agriculture) and Climate Change.  



  • Knowledge humanitarian principles – Analytical capacity – Good communication with other 
  • Training experience  – Good knowledge of English – Good level of skill using Microsoft Office 
  • Knowledge of Agriculture (particularly nutrition sensitive agriculture)  – Budget management capacities – Capacities to monitor and report on activities – Management skills. 
  • Ability to work with and support different teams 
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote project areas 
  • Experience in implementing climate change projects in a developing country context
  • Other preferred skills: Knowledge of Bonthe District (context and languages), ability to ride a motorbike. 





HOUSING AND TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE: 15% of basic salary each 

DURATION OF CONTRACT: Nine (9) Months, with possible  extension 

LOCATION: Mattru Jong – Bonthe, with possible travels to Moyamba, Freetown and other field areas 


Send Motivation Letter, CV saved in your name – for example (Joe Blue CV) for your CV, and (Joe Blue Motivation Letter) for your motivation letter, with names of three (3) referees by EMAIL

under the Subject  “FSL DPM”  to 


Deadline for the receipt of applications is Wednesday 10th April 2024.  


Due to the urgency of this position, applications may be sorted on a rolling basis. 


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for a written test and oral interview. 


Please state the position applied for on the subject line of your email. 


Action Against Hunger is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women are strongly encouraged to apply