6 Jan 2017

Project Coordinator


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Job Description

Internal & External

Job Vacancy

Improving Food Security of Vulnerable Population in Kismayo, Somalia through

Access to Fishery Products

Salary band:        4 Project Coordinator 


Choose title of salary band 4T
Reports to: Pogramme Manager
Duty station: Kismayo; Somalia

Brief introduction of the project: 

The project in Somalia – Improving Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Population in Kismayo, Somalia through Access to Fishery Products – is being implemented in the Lower Juba Region of Somalia. GIZ’s political partner is the Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs in Mogadishu. In Kismayo different line ministries, the district commission, non-governmental organizations and community based organizations are partners. The project’s objective is to improve the food and nutrition security of voluntary returnees, internally displaced persons and vulnerable residents in Kismayo, Somalia. The project operates in the following fields of activities:

1), Better information for food insecure people in Kismayo about the nutritional-physiological benefit of fish consumption.

  • Increase of availability of high quality fishery products for the vulnerable population groups of

Kismayo through promotion of fish and fish product consumption

  • Rehabilitation of social and productive infrastructure (e.g. health care facilities, market structures) for improved availability and use of nutritionally relevant foods.

A.     Responsibilities

The Project Coordinator has the following responsibilities: S/he

  • Coordinates the GIZ project’s field activities in the Lower Juba Region of Somalia, ensuring a timely and high-quality delivery of activities and progress towards intended results;
  • Supports the programme manager in all aspects of project implementation, planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in Kismayo town;
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders including local authorities and target communities in support of the project;
  • Monitors the security situation in the project areas
  • Supervises project procurement and accounting procedures.
  1. Tasks Core scope of tasks

The Project Coordinator fulfils the following tasks:

Coordination and Management

  • Coordinates and oversees the implementation of the project activities, ensuring a timely and high-quality delivery of activities and progress Supervises and leads up to 4 local staff at the Project Office in Kismayo;
  • Coordinate with GIZ and partners activities at national, regional and local level;
  • Enhance collaboration and information sharing with other relevant stakeholders by participating in health, nutrition, food security and livelihoods cluster meetings and other relevant meetings;
  • Ensures the integration of community development and cross-cutting issues (e.g. peace building, gender, capacity building, etc.) into the project activities;
  • In collaboration with the projects team members, s/he develops and keeps updated project’s work plan;
  • Advises the project management and project staff on their daily activities;
  • Prioritises relevant project activities at the local level in cooperation with target beneficiaries and community
  • Takes lead in the formulation of project action plans and facilitates synchronisation between the planning and the budgeting system;
  • Oversees the preparation, execution and documentation of beneficiary training, workshops, forums, meetings, and other project activities;
  • Prepares official letters, reporting formats etc. for partners in close collaboration with the programme manager
  • Checks invoices, delivery receipts and other papers and signs them/submits them to Nairobi/Kenya for payment;
  • Arranges and co-ordinates the safe transfer of deliveries to beneficiaries and partners; Oversees the filing of documents with completed transactions.

Implementation and Monitoring

  • Supervises the planning and budgeting of activities;  
  • Plans and develops budgets according to the work plan and agreed activities;
  • Supports the identification of capacity building needs of local beneficiaries;
  • Supervises the implementation of capacity building activities;
  • Ensures a timely and high-quality completion of planned activities as part the projects work plan and strategy;
  • Coordinates, monitors and evaluates the project activities according to M&E plans; supports surveys, assessments and other field studies;
  • Ensures a timely completion and submission of monthly field reports on all aspects of the implementation and progress according to available reporting templates;
  • Monitors and supports the performance of activities in the field;
  • Maintains donor relationships, participates in relevant coordination meetings and ensures that donor requirements regarding reporting are met;
  • Maintains close contact with the relevant Government institutions on all aspects pertaining to the implementation of activities,
  • Oversees third party monitoring;
  • Applies resilience measures or other adequate methods (e.g. satisfaction surveys);
  • Develops project proposals and data collection tools and supervise monitoring and lessons learnt studies according to the project’s results model and result matrix;

Health and Nutrition/ Community driven development

The Project Coordinator coordinates the technical activities of the project, ensuring a timely and highquality delivery of activities and progress towards intended results:

  • Development of the pilot project for the inclusion of fish into school feeding in cooperation with WFP
  • Development of the multi-media fish nutrition campaign
  • Development of cooking demonstrations for fish dishes in the local context
  • Training of local fishermen, including returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), in cooling their catch,
  • Training of women, including IDPs and returnees, in selected techniques of fish processing and preservation
  • Economic analysis of the cooling chain from fishing to sale to consumers
  • Needs assessment for health care facilities, including demonstration kitchens and MCH’s with a focus on nutrition for the different target groups of the project.

Other Duties/Additional Tasks

  • Carries out other project activities and any other tasks as assigned by the Programme

Manager and Technical Advisor/Deputy Programme Manager;

  • Assists hired consultants in their duties as per their TOR;
  • Undertakes further job training related to his/her position and duties, if required; Specific training needs shall be identified and appropriate programmes selected jointly with the Programme Management.
  1. Required Qualifications, Competences and Experiences

Formal Education

  • Post-graduate degree in public health/ nutrition/ fisheries or other discipline relevant to the project;
  • Substantial relevant experience of implementing community driven projects with national or international organisations in Somalia.

Experiences with health and nutrition programming with regards to returnees, internally displaced persons and vulnerable populations are an added value and asset.

Professional Experience

  • At least 5 – 8 years of professional work experience in a similar position with management and disciplinary responsibilities.

Further Knowledge, Additional Competences

  • Excellent skills in nutrition programmes monitoring and implementation of project activities;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Somali and English)
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to the GIZ project office in Nairobi/Kenya.
  • Strong networking capacities;
  • Strong Intercultural competences;
  • Proven leadership and management competences;      Knowledge on GIZ regulations would be an asset.

Working Period: 01.02.2017 /15.02.2017 for one year with the possibility of extension.

The position is open to Somali Nationals only. The position is based in Kismayo, Somalia.

Reference Number: JA/PC/25/2017

Applications should be done through email to: application-gizsom@giz.de. All applications MUST bear the above reference number in the subject of the email.

Deadline:  By Tuesday 17th January 2017 16:00 HRS

If you do not receive any correspondence within 30 days after the closing date, consider your application as having been unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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