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LAHIA-Development Food Assistance Program Manager


Position: LAHIA -Development Food Assistance Program Manager

Reports to: Resources Acquisition & Management Director

Provides supervision to: LAHIA Field Officers

Location: Niamey (Niger)


The position will manage and direct all World Vision activities for a MYAP sub-award.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Manager will have ultimate responsibility for staff spread across the area of implementation. S/he will have direct supervision over project key personnel and be responsible for all technical and administrative aspects of the WV portion of the project, including financial management.


  • Direct and oversee the MYAP, (WV portion) ensuring that all program goals are met through proper design, staffing, and implementation.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the program is implemented per design, quality standards, and schedule.

  • Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting agricultural assistance surveys and rapid appraisal design.

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely, accurate, and professional program reports that meet donor requirements to appropriate World Vision Partnership staff.

  • Establish leadership and personal credibility and implement and maintain clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.

  • Develop and maintain an adequate human resource plan consistent with WV policies, donor requirements (such as A-110, A-122, A-133, 22 CFR 211, etc.) and local laws.

  • Coordinate and oversee hiring process for program staff.

  • Organize and direct the work of MYAP staff and short-term advisors. Provide supervision, training and performance appraisals.

  • Manage MYAP budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and WVUS IPG headquarters staff.

  • Ensure program expenses are reasonable, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean A-133 audits.

  • Responsible for overall commodity management of the program.

  • Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal and donor requirements.

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program. Represent the MYAP to USAID, GoN, UN and other appropriate bodies.

  • Coordinate with other WV and/or USAID-funded programs and partners to ensure enhanced integration and synergies.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions.


  • A Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries.

  • 6+ years of extensive international development experience managing large grant-funded projects.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID-FFP and/or other funding agencies; their policies and regulations.

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in Niger.

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries.

  • Familiarity with USAID-FFP programs, their history and their development; mastery of USAID regulations governing such programs.

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and in-country donors.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Prior experience as a DCoP or Senior Expert Advisor managing development assistance projects of a similar size and scope in developing countries; experience managing multi-sectoral projects including agricultural development and maternal child health and nutrition.

  • Strong ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals.

  • Leadership of large and diverse teams.

  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.

  • English Fluency (verbal & written).

  • Technical training qualifications are required.

  • Attend and participate in daily devotions.

  • Open and comprehensive with others.

  • Good relationship with all staff.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • French fluency

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Office-Based

  • Travel: 20% Domestic/International Travel is required

  • On call: 15%