Somalia: SNAP Consortium Manager

SNAP Consortium Manager

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Role Purpose:
Save the Children, in partnership with International Rescue Committee (IRC) and CARE International, is implementing an empowerment programme in Somalia/Somaliland, to achieve sustainable transformation towards greater social and economic empowerment for women and girls. The programme challenges gender discriminatory social norms at the structural, cultural and personal level and directly reaches 188,600 people across six of the seven administrative states in Somalia. The Consortium Manager is responsible for effective and high-quality coordi nation and management of the programme funded by DFID and the Norwegian Embassy. The grant is implemented in 6 districts in Somaliland, Puntland and Southern States in a consortium led by Save the Children. The name of the grant is Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality and Empowerment in Somalia (CHANGES). It is also known as SNaP (Social Norms and Participation)

The responsibilities of the role include supporting the Consortium partners’ efficient planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and reporting.

The Consortium Manager will lead the implementation of a harmonised package of field-tested, evidence-based models and approaches, which are aimed at:
* Enhancing civic engagement to support gender equality for women and girls
* Improving knowledge of and attitudes to gender discriminatory social norms such as female genital mutilation and child marriage
* Increasing social and economic empowerment of women and girls

To ensure the long-term sustainability of the project and enhanced Somali ownership, the Consortium is working with a range of local NGOs who will be intrinsic to the implementation of activities across the three output areas of the project.

Although the Consortium Manager is directly contracted by Save the Children (as the consortium lead), s/he plays a neutral function that will serve all the members of the Consortium. The Consortium Manager also manages donor relations and has bi-lateral meetings with the donors as needed, representing all the consortium partners, to discuss any programmatic issues.

Contract Duration: 24 Months

Location: Hargeisa or Garowe – at least 50% of time will be spent in travelling to project locations Galgadud

Qualifications and Experience:
* Post-graduate qualification in, social science, development, gender related studies, or other relevant discipline
* At least 6 years of senior management experience in designing and/or delivering large scale programmes.
* Proven ability to manage consortia with an extensive experience managing multi-agency programmes.
* Demonstrable track record of meeting or exceeding programme targets, while maintaining technical quality.
* Ability to represent the CHANGES programme at a strategic level including donors and engage and influence key stakeholders at district and national level.
* Demonstrated experience of working with national level government structures to strengthen the capacity of the state to take ownership for and deliver services.
* Self-motivated and results orientated.
* Highly numerically articulated with a track record of data management and reporting systems.
* Experience in management of finance and budget monitoring and risk management.
* Proven ability to motivate and develop others
* Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills
* Strong communication skills in English, with substantial experience in managing multicultural teams
* knowledge of the Somali language is an added value
* Experience of building, leading and developing a team of senior staff with different backgrounds and expertise
* Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in

* Substantial experience of working and living in the Horn of Africa, ideally with professional experience in the Somalia.
* Demonstrable understanding of Value for Money and DFID results agenda.
* Ability to coach and mentor partners.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

Job City: Hargeisa or Garowe – at least 50% of time will be spent in travelling to project locations Galgadud

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