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Emergency Project Officer – Borama, Somaliland

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Job Description

 Vacancy Announcement 

Emergency Project Officer – Borama Office

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

Job Title: Emergency Project Officer
Reports To: Emergency Field Coordinator
Direct Reports: N/A
Liaise with: EmergencyCoordinator, Emergency Programme Manager, relevant support departments
Job Location: Borama Office
Contract Details: 16 months (1st July–31st October 2021)
Job Purpose:


Under the direct supervision of the Emergency Field Coordinator, contribute to the effective implementation of Concern’s emergency response Somaliland.
Duties and



Programme implementation:

·         Work with the Emergency Field Coordinator and other programme units and the support departments to ensure the achievement of the objectives of Concern’s emergencyprogramme.

·         Support implementing partners or lead on undertaking rapid assessments to inform on developing  emergency response Projects/programme

·         Assist in identifying location(s) for intervention by conducting interviews with different stakeholders, including relevant ministries

·         Work with the project team and community representatives in the identification, selection and registration of the most vulnerable and poorest households in target communities as per Concern Worldwide Guidelines, ensuring that the targeting process is participatory and transparent. 

·         Conduct meetings with community representatives and beneficiaries to discuss ongoing activities, entitlements and other relevant issues and then, share the meeting notes with relevant staff.

·         Assist in preparing daily and weekly work plans forproject activities and ensure these are timely shared with relevant staff, including line manager and country emergency coordinator

·         Represent Concern Worldwide in different forums as and when required

·         Mobilizecommunity as necessary prior to the start of a given activity and act as a focal point for community relations

·         Be familiar with Concern’s P4 policy, Safe guardingpolicy,   Codes of conduct and other associated policies and strictly adhere to the same.

·         Be familiar with humanitarian accountability initiatives including CHS, people in Aid and SPHERE Standards.

·         Ensure program related documents are kept in record and properly maintained. Provide support in making documentation compliant as per Concern program requirement

·         Support the team in ensuring all project activities take gender issues fully into account in implementation. This includes the introduction of mechanisms to enable women to participate in decision making

Monitoring and Evaluation:

·         Continuously monitor the humanitarian/food security situation in the Concern programme locations and provide accurate reports to the Emergency Field Coordinator.

·         Assist and input in planning, organizing and conducting assessments and evaluations

·         Verify appropriate entitlements are given to registered beneficiaries and report immediately any inconsistencies to your line manager and the Emergency Programme Manager. 

·         Provide information on Concern’s P4 policy and complaints reporting and handling procedure for beneficiaries and local committees in target locations.

·         Collect and document timely complaints and feedback received from programme participants and report the same to relevant staff. Describe the actions taken to handle complaints on-site.


·         Collect information on Concern’s humanitarian response in the area as requested by the Emergency FieldCoordinator

·         Contribute to different programme reports as requested by the Emergency FieldCoordinator.

·         Support partners in reporting activities completed and planned as well as challenges faced and how these were addressed

·         Support on collecting and preparation of 3W matrix, Case studies for different clusters and donors that Concern reports to.

Finance and Logistics:

·         Coordinate with logistics team to arrange field visits

·         Work in close collaboration with Concern logistics team to ensure the record of all emergency supplies stock are up to date and maintained

·         Prepare the casual/enumerators attendance sheets, payment sheets and payment documents for contractors (if any)

·         Coordinate and organize casual workers payments in timely manner


·         Carry out any other duties that are consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.as assigned by the line manager

Emergency Response Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Somalia/Somaliland Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization
Person Specification:



·      Bachelor’s degree or advanced high education in social sciences or other related subjects.

·      At least 2 years professional experience working with  NGOs

·      Experience in humanitarian emergencies with specific experience onimplementation of Cash and Voucher Assistance and WASH

·      Excellent report writing and presentation skills

·      Fluency in both written and spoken English

·      Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook

·      Command on using MS Excel/spread sheet

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and gender diversity

·      Flexibility to work extensively within Concern’s operational area

Disclaimer This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time
How To Apply Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications (cover letter and updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to som.vacancies@concern.netwith the subject line “Application for Emergency Project Officerby Tuesday 30th June 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Females are strongly encouraged to apply.

Concern has Code of Conduct (CCoC) and its associated policies which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organizations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.  

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal



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