Somalia: Deputy Team Leader – Mogadishu, Somalia

The International Rescue Committee has been working in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to conflict and disaster affected communities. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Mudug and Galgadud regions) and Mogadishu implementing interventions in the areas of livelihood, Governance, GBV, WASH and health reaching out to more than 300,000 conflict and drought affected people.

Summary of Responsibility
IRC is seeking a Deputy Team Leader for an anticipated Europe Aid-funded project that would focus on providing technical assistance for civil society (CSO) capacity building. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the CSOs working in the governance and democratization sector to mobilize Somali citizens to participate more effectively in democracy and governance reform processes through representation, participation, transparency and accountability. In support of this aim, the project will provide support to:

  • Increase CSOs’ capacity in project cycle management and organization management (financial, communication, etc.), including under EU procedures;
  • Provide technical and advisory support to Somali CSOs on effective participation and influence of civil society in governance and democratization activities and improve their sustainability, accountability and constituencies; and
  • Facilitate coordination/partnerships between the different CSOs and non-state actor Platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide technical assistance to support CSOs or non-state actor platforms to participate more effectively in democracy and governance reform processes through representation, participation, transparency and accountability;
  2. Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  3. Develop, or adapt existing, training materials on project management, M&E, communication, and thematic issues;
  4. Develop and review, in coordination with key project staff, the overall program strategy and the yearly work and performance plans ;
  5. Work with all key staff and partners to identify technical assistance needs and ensure the adequate planning and effective provision of this assistance
  6. Support context and stakeholder analysis

Qualifications and skills

  • A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status in any of the following fields: social sciences, development studies, human rights or monitoring and evaluations.
  • Excellent command of both spoken and written English. Spoken and written command of Somali is also strongly desired.
  • Good organisational, planning and reporting skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software.

General professional experience

  • At least three (3) years’ work experience in the management of civil society coordination and networking, preferably gained in a developing country.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in technical and financial programme management.

Specific professional experience

  • Functional knowledge and experience of EU procedures would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of civil society structures and operations and government policies in Somalia would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of/experience in fragile contexts would be an asset.

How to apply:

Full description of this position and application details can be viewed through our website .
Deadline for Applications: 11th March 2019.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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