A food program manager may be hired in the NGO sector, private capacity, or in a government organization, depending on where one wants to work. People working at this position are required to oversee an already implemented food program, or initiate, develop and implement one.
The success of a food program is dependent on a food program manager’s work abilities, which is why companies require that they hire someone with some prior experience.
Skills & Education Requirements
Typically, a degree in business is required to work as a food program manager. Some companies may provide a leeway if you do not have formal education in the field but have had some background in the work, in a professional capacity. To be able to work successfully as a food program monitor, you have to make sure that you know all there is to know about food programs, their applications, and expected outcomes.
The ability to effectively communicate information to people from different walks of life is exceptionally important if this is the work that you want to do. Additionally, you will need to be well-versed in leading a team of food program workers to ensure the success of an assigned program. You will also be working closely with the management, tweaking program modules as and when required.
A list of some job duties particular to the position of a food program manager are provided below:
Food Program Monitor Duties & Responsibilities
• Determine the scope of assigned food program, and explain program rules and procedures to participants or members.
• Create, develop and implement core food programs, in accordance with set regulations and protocols.
• Ascertain that all food program workers, including interns and aides are provided with thorough insight of each program module.
• Assist in determining problems with implemented food programs, and aim to resolve issues through modifications and re-implementation.
• Create metrics to determine if assigned food program has achieved stated results, and provide advice on modifying it to ensure its efficacy.
• Create and maintain effective liaison with external and internal agents, to ensure that all program metrics are at par with each other.
• Collect, track and analyze data from different sources to determine the efficacy of all implemented food program modules.
• Develop clear and concise reports regarding the success of assigned food programs, for the benefit of the management.
• Compare food program outcomes against existing records to gauge its success and accuracy of program operations.
• Identify areas within an assigned program to monitor, based on the details of each contract requirement.