4 Jan 2018

Project Coordinator – Doollow


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Job Description


Project Coordinator-BORESHA
Employment category:Grade 4

Reporting to:Program Coordinator, with technical support from FSL Manager.

Direct reports:livelihood Officer


Location:Dollow (with frequent travel on project sites)

Authorization level:As per DRC IDRA

Advert No:DRC2018/004


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization which has been operating in Somalia since 1997. DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict and natural disaster. DRC programs include Protection, Food security & Livelihoods, Shelter/NFI and Water & Sanitation.


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Somalia Programmeis seeking for a Somali national Project Coordinator-Boreshawho will be basedDollow in Gedo with regular field visits as part of the DRC portfolio in Gedo region. The Projecr Coordinator will ensureproper implementation, guidance and support to EU-BORESHA PROJECT staff as per the log frame, budget and implementation plan. Coordinate and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of project activities in Dollow districts..

The overall responsibilities

·         Participate in programme inception meeting/reviews to discuss on the proposal and log frame and expected deliverables.

·         Participate or lead in the development of DRC EU-BORESHA, programme annual, monthly and quarterly work plans or meetings.

·         Ensure smooth implementation of planned project activities in accordance with log frame, budget and proposals.

·         Coordinate the operations of the field staff to ensure adherence to programme log frame and reporting requirements.

·         Identify programme staff training needs and initiate appropriate intervention to address the capacity gaps.

·         Draft project progress reports and share with PC and TU for review and ensure timely submission of DRC monthly report.

·         In collaboration with the Consortium lead agencies and technical team, ensure timely budgetary revisions at project level.

·         Be responsible for timely communication with the programme staff in the field offices on project milestones and upcoming deadlines

·         Keep the Consortium Manager and the Management Team informed about all programmatic issues of relevance to the overall management and coordination of the programme.

·         Monitor program activities through periodic field visits

·         Maintain up to date project information

·         Coordinate various baseline and post implementation surveys as planned

·         Recommend revisions (if necessary) to planned programme activities and budgets to the Consortium Manager

·         Keep good relationship with other stakeholders (including other INGO, donors, government authorities etc.)

·         Perform regular field visits/project site.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • University degree in Sociology, BA, PA, Agronomy, NRM, Economics or any other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of Four years of progressive experience in implementing FSL/WASH Projects, with demonstrated experience in resilience programming.
  • At least 3 years on similar, senior management position, in developing programming including the preparation and monitoring of budgets with an international organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community mobilization/involvement techniques.
  • Experience working with pastoral communities, fluency in Somali language is required.
  • Excellent in managerial skills (planning and organizational skills, problem solving   capabilities, innovative and industrious)
  • Understanding of EU donor reporting requirements,
  • Excellent in team building, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Proven experience in Microsoft applications (Ms. Word, Excel, Power-Point and Outlook)
  • Stable and robust character and a good team-player, Proven ability to prioritize tasks    and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:

·         Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

·         Collaborating: You are a strong networker and enjoy working with many different types of stakeholders, you involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

·         Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while balancing the role of advisor and taking leadership

·         Communicating: You write and speak effectively and honestly and display political and cultural sensitivity, including ability to adapt well to local cultures

·         Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.


Availability:January, 2018

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

The position is open to Nationals ONLY.


Interested & qualified candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their updated CVand a 1-page Cover letter clearly stating their motivation and why they are suited for the post to jobs.dollow@drcsomalia.orgwith the subject heading “Project Coordinator-Boresha – Dollow” not later than 17th Jan 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test & oral interview.

(DRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer)



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