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), Puntland 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.
Within that framework, the IRC was granted a 3 years fund for a joint Governance and Rights project aiming at addressing the weak capacity of the formal and informal justice actors (duty bearers) in preventing and managing conflicts in ways that are in alignment with international protection standards and community members’ (right holders) lack of knowledge of their rights and entitlements to safe access to justice, referral pathways and inability to prevent and manage conflicts in a non-violent way.
This is a national level, management position responsible for ensuring implementation of all aspects of IRC’s governance programs in Somalia in close collaboration with the Governance and Rights Coordinator. The position will be particularly responsible for: overseeing the development and implementation of the program’s monitoring and evaluation strategies, guidelines and tools; and ensuring timely implementation of program activities in line with approved budgets and proposals. The Governance and Rights Manager will be based in Mogadishu with some occasional travels to Nairobi.
The position holder will guide all program activities implemented by IRC’s governance program. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact to all the field based governance staff, partner organizations, government authorities at national and local levels, and other external parties. S/he must effectively manage relationships on behalf of IRC’s governance program to establish and oversee all program activities. A key component of this program is sustainability, thus the Senior Governance and Rights manager is responsible for ensuring effective capacity building and skills transfer to the IRC’s governance staff and its partners.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Finance and Grants Management
Key Working Relationships
Position Reports to: Governance & Rights Coordinator
Indirect/Technical Reporting: Technical Advisor Governance/PRoL
Position directly Supervises: Protection & Rule of Law Officers, Governance & Rights Officers and M&E Officer.
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Demonstrated Technical Skills:
Computer/Other Tech Requirements:
Three years of experience working in emergency/conflict settings
Strong governance, Protection, CSO strengthening and peace building background and knowledge of refugee and IDP context
Experience with capacity building, including training of trainers, adult learning approaches and remote capacity building
Experience managing NGOs programs is desired
Good knowledge of human rights and humanitarian protection standards and principles, especially those related to access to justice and the protection of individuals with special rights (IDPs, minorities, children, women, person with disabilities etc.)