Shafak is looking for FSL Project Manager


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Shafak was officially established in 10-10-2013 (registration no. 27-016-129). It was founded during the early months of the Syrian Crisis in 2011. At its core, Shafak is a grassroots NGO that was formed by Syrians for Syrians, with the intent of addressing the needs of their life with dignity, equality and humanity with a focus on sustainability and autonomy.

Shafak is an impartial, independent, non-profit NGO that exists for the express purpose of providing humanitarian services to vulnerable people regardless of political or religious affiliations and on the long run to contribute to recover and rebuilding the society on freedom, justice and equality basis.


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Role Purpose

The FSL program provides assistance through direct distributions of food baskets and bread for the most vulnerable families in the directly affected areas by the conflict, as well as provides cash assistance in the form of vouchers to support most vulnerable families in the most stable areas to buy food, and provides emergency support for recently displaced people to meet their priority needs directly within the first days of displacement. The FSL program also supports farmers and livestock breeders inside Syria, through the provision of supplies, equipment and training opportunities. In addition to previous mentioned activities, the program provides support to the centers of technical and vocational training through the provision of equipment and opportunities for professional development.

The D-MoFa Project Manager (FSL) will oversee the implementation of the D-MoFa project in Northern Syria. The Post Holder is responsible for managing the human, material, and financial resources of the project and ensuring smooth coordination internally and externally. The aim of the project is protection and improvement of food access for the most vulnerable families; supporting livelihoods through vocational training and supporting farmers and livestock breeders through voucher system. The post holder will be expected to also mentor and/or build the capacity of project staff.




Key areas of accountability and responsibilities:

  • Set up the project work plan.
  • Follow up the project team during the implementation of the work plan.
  • Supervise and evaluate the project implementation during the project cycle, and evaluate the implementation progress.
  • Improve the work mechanisms that help in measuring the project indicators to achieve the project’s goals efficiently and effectively.
  • Conduct field visit during the project activities implementation and providing them with all required information.
  • Provide capacity building for the project team, such as training, on job training.
  • Supervise the assistance delivery and the distribution process.
  • Document and report the lesson learn, and success stories in the technical reports.
  • Provide the operations and the finance departments with all requested documents.
  • Comply with finance and procurement policies and procedures.
  • Keep track records of the project documents in the database.
  • Coordinate with all the related stakeholders.
  • Report the project progress and final technical report.
  • Report the security situation in the targeted areas and setting up the necessary measures.
  • Any other tasks assigned to him/ her by his/her direct supervisor.


Required Qualifications, Experience and Attributes

  • University degree in/ Agriculture engineering, Projects Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Previous work experience with INGO is an asset.
  • Experience of project management/coordination in establishing and managing FSL projects, including monitoring, evaluation, administration, finance, and logistics, in complex and challenging environments
  • Excellent understanding of cash programming and cash based interventions
  • Comfortable in of all aspects of managerial work, including managing large budgets
  • High level of expertise in representation and negotiation with Government, Donors, partners and other stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of the humanitarian emergency operating context, including the humanitarian system, donors, security, civil military liaison and program management.
  • Experience and ability to work in volatile and unsafe situation.
  • Strong capacity building skills and experience.
  • Good analytical skills including data analysis and good reporting/writing skills
  • Fluency in English (both written and spoken)
  • Ability to work and live under difficult conditions
  • Proficiency in computer software
  • Ability to travel to Syria

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Please Submit your up to date CV with a cover letter in a single document  to by closing date October 28, 2016 5.30PM (Turkish local time). Indicate the Job Code and Postion applied for on the subject line. Note that any application without the Job Code may not be processed. Shafak is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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