8 Jan 2018



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Position Description

Location: Baidoa, Somalia

Position Status: Full time,

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In our continued response to emergency and disaster funded by OFDA under SELIP 2   which covers south central Somalia.

[Describe overview of job missioGENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program assistant is overall responsible for the day today implementation of the SELIP II program implementation in the target districts. The Program assistant will work closely both with management and support staff (including finance, administration and program) in Mogadishu MC and other field offices to ensure the day to day activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality. The Program assistant will have to coordinate closely with the clusters including Food security, WASH, CCCM and others, Local Administration, the IDP and host community leaders, and other stakeholders to achieve the program goals and ensure that all projects implemented are demand-driven and communities are mobilized in a participatory way. S/he will have to show full adherence to Mercy Corps procedures and security protocols.


  1. Conduct regular need assessment and prepare communication materials
  2. Maintain close working relationship with local authorities, INGOs and Local NGOs
  3. Foster a collaborative team atmosphere which engages the stakeholder.
  4. Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and not to jeopardize its humanitarian mission
  5. Adhere to MC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
  6. Assist with the implementation of OFDA project and other program portfolios according to plan of action
  7. Prepare and develop status reports as required by management and supervisor in the area of duty station
  8. Ensure proper filing of documents
  9. Representations at cluster meetings at the field levels.
  10. Promote and share ideas for improvement of the program unit
  11. Participate in planning for project implementation including technical activity, financial and procurement planning
  12. Field data information and data collection to inform project design and planning
  13. Project reports/updates for the on-going project activities
  14. Projects documentation of food security, WASH and livelihoods activities through hard/soft copy documents filing, retrieval and archiving system.
  15. Participate in the development of detailed project implementation plans, targets, and roll out strategy as part of the project team
  16. Support the implementation of the food security, WASH and livelihoods activities, trainings and capacity building in the assigned areas of work
  17. Work with officers from all the sectors to administer proper beneficiaries documentations in the field so that quality and reliable data is collected
  18. Support the analysis of beneficiary data collected through the various tools that the department uses (e.g. TOLA, focus group discussions, FGDs, Key informant interviews, etc.)
  19. Document good practices and lessons, testimonies and stories for program learning from field visits, surveys and assessments that have been done
  20. Work with all MC staff to compile all program related documentations for Baidoa office as may be required from time to time
  21. Perform any other assigned duty by Mercy Corps Somalia

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO:  Program Manager,


Other program staff, finance officer, logistics officer, human resources and administration officers.


  1. Relevant qualification in the field of the development for national and international relief and development organization in a similar role, ability to multitask and make decisions, experience in working effectively with minimum supervision.
  2. The position requires third level qualification in a related subject or equivalent experience.
  3. At least five years of work experience with an NGO in a similar capacity, with experience of working in Bay regions with IDP and/or refugees extremely desirable.
  4. Knowledge of the Somalia legal and tax system regarding NGO operation is desired.
  5. Experience in team leadership and commitment/ability to travel to target villages/districts in line of the set duties is highly desirable


Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications should submit their CV and Motivation letter to vacancy@so.mercycorps.org and haosman@mercycorps.org not later than 12th Jan 2018. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted for the Interview.


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