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A Consortium Capacity Building Coordinator – Amman - Jordan - Amman, Jordan

Duration : 6 months
Start date : ASAP

Our work in Jordan  Salary & Benefits

General description of the position

You will have to support the nationalisation of consortium leadership and systematisation of work conducted in consortium in conformity with Action Against Hunger and international standards and national policies 

Main responsabilities

The main priorities for the incoming Consortium Capacity Building Coordinator to address in the first three to six months in post are:

1. Catalyse positive momentum around the nationalisation of consortium leadership with the Deputy Consortium Coordinator

2. Initiate, define, and follow through on capacity building plans for the Deputy Consortium Coordinator to be able to take on consortium development, leadership, and management with full confidence and support both internally and from partners

3. Ensure the smooth transition in consortium management to the Deputy Consortium Coordinator, always upholding programme quality and logical adherence to external commitments

 4. Conduct a critical review of the way in which Action Against Hunger Jordan engages in consortia and establish guidelines to improve efficiency, quality, and coherent management of / contribution to consortium work moving forward

The consortium is with NRC 

Do you fit the requested profile ?

With an demonstrated previous  experience in / or understandinf of development environment,  you've a strong commitment to the global localisation agenda, with extensive experience working in consortia (leading them, supporting them, etc.) and / or partnerships, and you're excellent in training and capacity building. You must have a mind for compliance and project cycle management, be very comfortable with intercultural relations, and show consistent prioritisation of nationalisation efforts.

The team in Jordan is currently moving toward becoming compliant with Action Against Hunger's Gender Minimum Standards; thus if you don't need to be a gender expert or have extensive experience working on gender, an appetite to get more involved with gender and be part of a country-level change process of prioritising gender considerations is necessary. 

You're a good team player, networker, and strategic thinker, and you should demonstrate initiative and creativity.  

Specific conditions / Salary

Localisation :  Jordan, Amman  with 60% travel to field sites and regular travel to Erbil, IRAQ

Work context

The Jordan mission is dynamic and rapidly growing, with large-scale WaSH and Livelihoods programmes being implemented in host communities and the Azraq refugee camp. Mental Health and Care Practices (MHCP) programming will begin in the month of september 2018 in the north (Irbid). The Jordan country strategy combines humanitarian and development projects to address needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian through an holistic approach. With a team of 12 international employees and more than 100 national colleagues, the Action Against Hunger Jordan office manages a portfolio of projects for more than EUR 9 million, in response to the Syria crisis and its reverberating effects on development conditions in Jordan. Donor supporting these programmes range include the EU via MADAD, AFD, GIZ, SDC, and Taiwan. Action Against Hunger also works in close partnership with UNICEF. 

The coordination office in Amman supports the two operational bases in Azraq and Irbid.

Azraq base, with approximately 50 national employees, covers activities in Azraq Camp where Action Against Hunger is a core WaSH service provider and addresses the needs of 35,000 individuals. In host communities in Azraq town, Action Against Hunger is conducting Solid Waste Management programming implemented in collaboration with the Munipality and local farmers. 

Irbid is the fastest growing base of Jordan mission with currently close to 40 staff and the largest number of projects and grants. FSL, WaSH, and soon MHCP projects are implemented in host communities in Irbid governorate. 

Jordan is considered as a stable country where security conditions enable safe implementation of projects.

There are 2 consortia : 

Consortium 1:

The objective of the project implemented jointly by Action Against Hunger and NRC is to improve access to water for vulnerable communities—both Syrian and Jordanian—thus contributing to lowering the water-service-related tensions, and hence building resilience of local communities. The consortium partners aim at working beyond the public part of the water network to improve actual access of households, with as special focus on the most vulnerable households and public buildings, when possible. This project is implemented in coordination with the Yarmouk Water Company and the Water Authority of Jordan. Over the course of three years, Action Against Hunger and NRC seek to use this EUR 10 million grant to support 10,000 households.

Consortium 2:

In the consortium project jointly implemented by Action Against Hunger teams in Jordan and Iraq, AFD’s financial support is contributing to the strengthening of public services and social resilience for refugees, IDPs, and host communities. The specific objective of this project will be to improve social cohesion and health status of vulnerable women, girls, boys and men in Irbid Governorate (Jordan) and Dohuk Governorate (Iraq). The following results will contribute to achieve this objective:

  • Local and/or national institutions' capacity is reinforced to provide adequate services on psychosocial support (Iraq and Jordan) in targeted areas.
  • Improved access to affordable water at household level and public schools and improved water conservation practices within targeted poor households and school children (Jordan).
  • Mental health services are improved through greater awareness activities, referral and follow up of cases (Jordan and Iraq).
  • Replication of best practices is encouraged at regional level through experience sharing and results dissemination (Jordan and Iraq).

Overall, Action Against Hunger is seeking to support 6,760 direct and at least 18,900 indirect beneficiaries in this two-year project, valued at EUR 2 million.


Manager word:

Action Against Hunger Jordan is committed to composing a team that is, 'as national as possible, as international as necessary'. As Consortium Capacity Building Coordinator , you will play a key role in making this possible by coaching the Deputy Consortium Coordinator on leading, developing, and managing the organisation's work conducted in consortium with other partners. By enhancing the skills of the Deputy, and systematising the way in which Action Against Hunger Jordan works in consortia, you will make a significant contribution to the sustainability of development efforts in Jordan.

If you enjoy taking up new challenges, are solution-oriented, are passionate about capacity building and nationalisation, and are committed to gender equity, join the team!

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