Kenya: Resilience Programme Coordinator – Somalia

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Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 17 May 2018

About the role: This is a 24 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to programme areas in South-Central Somalia and Somaliland, and a salary of Grade 4 €35,981 – €39,979

You will report to the Somalia Programme Director, and will line manage Resilience Programme Manager and Somaliland Resilience Field Coordinator (with downstream-management of other Resilience staff).

You will work closely with: Emergency Coordinator, Cash Consortium Director, WASH Coordinator, Programme Managers, Somaliland Area Coordinator, Finance and Logistics teams, M&E Unit, Grants & Information Manager, HQ Technical Advisors and Desk Officer, Consortium counterparts, local partner NGOs.

We would like you to start asap (May 2018).

Your purpose:

This role is responsible for the management and development of all Somalia resilience programmes. This includes management of Concern’s new $14 million 2018-2022 DFID-funded flagship resilience programme as part of the wider Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) Consortium, as well as components of the Irish Aid funded SPHERES resilience programme (2017-2021).

Within the BRCiS programme, this role has responsibility for representing Concern in the consortium Technical Working Group and for overall management of Concern’s component of the programme. In addition, this role will oversee implementation of Livelihoods and WASH components in Mogadishu of the Irish-Aid funded SPHERES Programme. The role will further provide technical advisory to SPHERES Somaliland components and Durable Solutions programming per requirement.

Some of your responsibilities will be to:

Programme management

• Assume overall responsibility and manage Concern’s implementation of DFID funded BRCiS Programme ensuring implementation in line with the programme documents.

• Assume responsibility for and manage the Livelihoods and WASH component of Irish Aid-funded SPHERES programme in Mogadishu, ensuring activities are in line with programme proposals, log-frames and budgets.

• Assume overall responsibility and technical writing of resilience proposals and fundraising efforts.

• Work closely with the H&N Programme Coordinator to ensuring successful integration and implementation of nutrition activities as part of the resilience programme.

• Responsible for financial management in accordance with the programme budgets

Management of partner relations

• In consultation with the Partnership Advisor and Programmes Director (PD), provide or source capacity support for partner organisations as required; ensure capacity assessments remain updated and significant changes in partner capacity are responded to appropriately.

Human resources

• Ensure recruitment of staff as needed and support their training, mentoring and supervision

• Provide close support, line management and professional mentoring for Mogadishu-based Resilience PM and Somaliland Resilience Field Coordinator, support further recruitment as required and ensure clear lines of communication are maintained.

External relationships and fundraising

• Represent Concern as a technical-leader in Somalia resilience work, in Somalia cluster/working group coordination fora, multi-lateral events and to the regional resilience community.

• Maintain relationships with external partners and colleagues working on remote sensing and value-for-money activities/analysis – including Columbia University’s IRI (satellite remote sensing), Imperial College London PhD Researcher (on/in-ground remote-sensing), and SHG Community of Practice.

M&E and Accountability

• Provide overall vision and leadership in Concern’s resilience measurement efforts, including VfM analysis, process measurement and formal resilience measurement.

• Provide technical support to the M&E unit in designing and conducting surveys; ensure data are analysed and used to influence and adjust work plans and decisions; support or lead research initiatives wherever possible.

Senior management of wider programme

• Contribute to the roll out of the Country Strategic Plan and contribute to monthly and annual reports.

• Ensure BRCiS and SPHERES programmes integrate with other Concern’s programmes where possible.

Your skills and experience will include:

Essential:

  • Relevant degree in international development/relations, business, economics or related field.

  • Between 3-7 years’ experience in humanitarian/development aid in complex and/or insecure environments, preferably in East/Horn of Africa.

  • Experience in interpreting data and writing reports/proposals to a rigorous technical standard.

  • Excellent English language communication skills.

  • Detailed knowledge of latest USAID resilience measurement guidance

  • Experience developing and managing detailed budget forecasts and applying them to flexible financial/programme management practices within major donor guidelines.

  • Experience working through local partner organisations and remote management.

  • Experience managing staff, staff development and building a failure-friendly team culture.

Desirable Qualifications & Experience:

  • Masters level qualification in a relevant field

  • Experience working in complex consortium structures.

  • M&E knowledge and experience, specifically designing and conducting surveys, analysing data, use of digital data gathering technology.

  • Willingness to travel and stay in basic conditions and in an insecure areas.

  • Willingness to work 40% of time from within Somalia/Somaliland

How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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