1 Dec 2017

Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Coordinator – Hudur


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Job Description

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Job title: Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Coordinator
Employment category: Grade 3 Step 0

Reporting to: Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Manager

Direct reports: Project Officers

Unit/department: Programmes – DDG

Location: Hudur with travel to field location

Authorization level: As per the IDRA

Overall purpose of the role:


The Project Coordinator is responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the project activities in the geographical location. S/he ensures that all relevant protocols and the guiding manuals for project implementation processes and results re achieved per the project logical framework. S/he is required to liaise with the AVR Manager and other senior members of staff for quality control and overall programming support as well as supervise project officers.


·         Ensure that the staff members are following the relevant protocols and the guiding manuals for project implementation processes and results to be achieved as noted in the project’s logical framework.

·         Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where DDG project team members strive to achieve excellence.

·         Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance review and goal setting.

·         Ensure local authority and other local partners are informed about the achievements of the project and work with the AVR Manager to ensure complementarities and synergies with similar indicatives.

·         Ensure all the M&E requirements and standards described by the M&E team are followed and trained to the facilitators as well.

·         Prepare annual, quarterly implementation plan stating activities with   timeline and key outputs

·         Build the capacity of the project staff through trainings especially on community dialogue facilitation, participatory planning and state-community engagement in coordination with the AVR Manager and the Regional AVR Specialist.

·         Liaise with the existing community structures including, social structures and the local authorities promoting collective actions in addressing common needs of the townspeople.

·         Coordinate and organize extensive community dialogue and discussions among the community groups as well as between the community groups and state administrations through consultative meetings and engagement forums.

·         Collect relevant data and information required for writing   location specific conflict analysis to ensure project implementation follows conflict sensitive approach.

·         Coordinate with the community structures in the carrying out community grants by providing technical guidance   through which local community structures/taskforces and local administrations will be able   to implement activities identified through government –community engagement.

·         Coordinate gender mainstreaming activities

·         Ensure the quality and accuracy of all documentation produced by the project team in the field.

·         Check and sign all order request forms coming from the teams after having ensured that the items are necessary and money is available in the relevant budget lines

·         Ensure that all financial procedures are adhered to, including rules for compensation for community members.

·         Ensure that operational expenditure for the activities are in accordance with the budget allocated.

·         Exercise due diligence in the care and maintenance of all assigned equipment, including computers and communication equipment

·         Produce monthly cash forecast for the project activities and other operational cost.

·         Any other tasks assigned by the AVR Manager.

Experience and technical competencies:

·         Minimum of 2 years working experience with humanitarian international NGOs or operational UN agencies

·         Minimum of 1 year field experience in conflict affected areas in Somalia

·         Preferably experience in the areas of conflict resolution, security governance and/or community based programming

·         Leadership skills, including ability to build and motivate a team and willingness to deal with conflicts constructively

·         Political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures.

·         Proven ability to function well in an unstable and restricted environment

·         Strong liaison, education and communication skills (oral and written)

·         Ability to resist external pressures

·         Innovative and creative thinking


·         Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Management, Law, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject.

·         High degree of computer literacy

Basic Advanced Expert
Striving for excellence
Taking the lead
Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here


·         Strong proficiency in English, both written and spoken English minimum level 4

·         Fluency in written and spoken Somali

Key stakeholders:

·         DRC/DDGO CO, RO and HQ staff, as well as colleagues in DDG in other programmes


·         Local government authorities

·         Community beneficiaries

·         Other NGOs operating in Bakool, Southwest State


Interested and qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their Applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and CV to drcbaidoa.jobs@drcsomalia.org with the subject heading “Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) Coordinator” No later than Tuesday 12 December 2017.


ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview


 (DRC is Equal Opportunity Employer)


¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.

¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.


Availability December, 2017

Other terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC/DDG terms for National staff,


The position is open to Nationals ONLY.






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