The Program Director will ensure the high-quality implementation of a USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA) food security project to provide emergency food assistance to vulnerable communities in North-East Syria in adherence to Blumont and donor programmatic, financial, administrative, and security procedures. The Program Director will work closely with the Senior Program Director (SPD) and the Syria Emergency Food Security Project (SEFSP) team to oversee all operations of the project, including daily transport and appropriate storage of flour; timely and complete delivery of food supplies to several locations; the collection and analysis of data to continually monitor markets and food security; and determining and re-evaluating vulnerability criteria for assistance to recipients based on rapidly changing conditions. The Program Director will work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to develop weekly and quarterly reports, track progress toward project deliverables, identify implementation challenges, and recommend project adjustments based on changing needs. The Program Director will be responsible for coordinating communication between the program team, the SPD, the Country Director, all key HQ stakeholders, and all administrative and support functions based in Erbil, including finance, procurement, supply chain logistics, and HR.
The SEFSP PD is the strategic lead for the project, and as such s/he plans, oversees, and coordinates all aspects of program implementation with field teams to ensure the objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe and funding parameters. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring progress toward deliverables, providing necessary reporting and documentation, quality assurance of activities, careful financial and administrative management, and adherence to Blumont policies and procedures and USAID/BHA rules and regulations.
Personnel who travel for Blumont must be physically able: (i) to function for extended periods of time wearing personal protective body armor weighing approximately 35 pounds and a helmet weighing approximately 5 pounds; (ii) to walk comfortably over rough terrain; and (iii) to ascend up to six flights of stairs on a daily basis. Candidates will be required to provide medical certification to Blumont’s satisfaction of the absence of any conditions that might impair a candidate's ability to meet these requirements.