Somalia: Project Manager

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:

The position will be supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. The mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

Role objectives:

Police and Military Stipends
Two of the largest Somalia programs included the distribution of stipends to the Somali National Police and the Somali National Army (SNA). Both are considered critical by the international community for promoting stability.

Expected output:

Purpose and Scope of Assignment:
The project manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the military stipends project and the complementary component for biometric registration. He/she is expected to meet project objectives and provide the project related services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries.

The project manager is responsible for carefully reviewing the project initiation documents (PID), having a complete understanding of the Legal Agreement(s) and having a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to meet the objectives for the client/donor.

Delivery and Performance:

Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within limits set by the Project Board.
Manage the payment of stipends in consultation with the Head of Implementation, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
Advise the Project Board and Country Manager of any deviations from the plan that will affect the operational success of the project.
Identify and manage risks.
Manage and review product quality.


Follow the Project Management Life Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policies are complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions).
Consult with the Head of Implementation for any guidance required.
Prepare or adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board.
Project Initiation Documentation.
Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions.
Supervise the project support officer in the preparation of required reports within agreed upon time frames.

Key competencies:

Core Values and Principles:
Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity.
Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans.
Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff; and look for ways to build capacity of local counterparts.
Strive to build strong partnerships and effective coordination among relevant project actors.
Ensure that the project produces the required outcomes within the agreed upon limitations of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits.
Ability to meet tight schedules in a very stressful environment and varied cultural context.
Knowledge and capacity to manage and supervise staff in the execution of the project, adhering to professional and accurate project management and documentation standards.
Flexibility and ability to quickly grasp complex structures.
Excellent team player attitude and an ability to build consensus among staff, peers and the greater UN community.
Ability to perform with professionalism, integrity and commitment to project demands.
Ability to work accurately, control quality and multi-task within the structure of dual reporting lines.
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Advanced user level with software’s such as MS project, MS Office and other relevant software.

Skills Required:

Stakeholder Management.
Budget Management.
Legal skills – Contract law.
Monitoring & Evaluation.
Project Development.
Experience in International Organizations.
Capacity building.
Financial Rules and Regulations.


Advanced University Degree (Master’s) in Project Management, Business Administration with an emphasis Finance and/or Public Management, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, Criminology, Law or other relevant discipline, or
University Degree (Bachelor’s/first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, Criminology, Law or other relevant discipline, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, five of which which should be in the field, preferably in a conflict or post-conflict setting.
Experience in Rule of Law, Stipends, Public finance and electronic/telephone funds transfer will be an asset.

Team management:

He/she is responsible for managing the performance of his/her team, composed of six international personnel who are tasked to set-up the stipends project process and execute accordingly. The team consists of two mentors who train and coach local SNA staff to execute the payments, one IT specialist one logistical expert, one senior program specialist and a project support

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