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Organization: Southern Aid
Position: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Kismayo
Date of issue: 16-11-2019
Closing date: 21-11-2019
Starting Date: As soon as possible
SOUTHERN AID is an African-based Non –Governmental Organization implementing several humanitarian projects including health/nutrition, livelihood and food-security programs in different locations of Somalia with the aim of alleviating poverty and fostering sustainable development practices in arid and semi-arid (ASAL) areas of the regions dominated by nomadic pastoral communities. SOUTHERN AID currently Partnered with IOM DDR (Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration Department) on Community based case management during reintegration phase ofthe national program on disengaged combatants for Males in KismayoRehabilitation Centre.We are willing to employ highly motivated and experienced person to fill the position described below.
community based case management during reintegration phase of the national program on disengaged combatants for males in Kismayo is three months program that aims to provide proper transitional plan for the graduating combatants undertaking outreach services monitoring the progress at the community level.
The Program Coordinator will closely coordinate with IOM, Rehabilitation Centre staff and Government counterparts from the Defector Rehabilitation Programme (DRP) in the implementation of the case management programme at the Transition Centres. The Coordinator will help improve the case management programme, build capacity of case workers at the centre, and coordinate the case management programme through regular oversight, on the job guidance and skills building of staff.
The Case Management Project Coordinator will further incorporate the provision of regular psychosocial counseling to beneficiaries in groups, and one-on-one based on need. This will
include training the case workers on the provision of psychosocial support, and overseeing the counseling process.
Assess the needs and capacity gaps in the current case management system for beneficiaries at the Transition Centres.
Make regular follow-up with beneficiaries to assess their needs and progress while in the centre, and during their three month reintegration period.
Develop individualized care plans where needed, and monitoring beneficiary progress and changing needs on a regular basis.
Develop effective case management and reporting formats and tools, to be used by psychosocial counselors and social workers at the centre
Review and make improvement as needed to the psychosocial assessment forms (in English and Somali) used during the beneficiaries’ entry into the programme, and during regular intervals in the course of their rehabilitation and reintegration
Programme Coordinator will help integrate the case management system with the current monitoring and evaluation system implemented at the centres.
Build the capacity of the centre staff in terms of coordination, collaboration and effective communication with other staff, government agencies and IOM
Provide training on the new case management programme, and associated tools, to ensure successful implementation
Provide technical training and on-the-job capacity building to staff; this should be done through observation of staff performance, as well as weekly review of successes and challenges encountered
The Programme Coordinator will oversee the implementation of the case management programme, monitoring its effectiveness, making improvements where needed, and providing regular technical guidance in the course of implementation.
Conduct weekly and ad hoc reviews of beneficiaries’ progress with the Case Workers Provide technical guidance to the Case Workers, as well as direct psychosocial
counseling to beneficiaries with complicated cases
Responsible for the regular monthly and final reporting on the Case Management Programme
The program coordinator works under the direct supervision of the field manager Education
Masters degree in Law, Political or Social studies, International affairs or a related field from a recognized University with 5 years of professional experience or University Degree in the above fields with 7 years of relevant professional experience
Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticism.
Client Orientation – maintains high customer service standards at all times.
Performance Management – identifies ways and implements actions to improve performance of self and others.
Professionalism – displays mastery of the profession and conducts oneself in a professional manner at all times.
Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment
Demonstrable experience in clinical social work for a minimum of five years; relevant work experience in Somalia is a strong asset;
Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing case management programmes;
Educational background and experience in psychosocial counselling; Experience working with youth and vulnerable groups is a strong asset
Prior experience working with vulnerable groups in a highly complex conflict area, particularly in areas related to DDR, Human rights or Peacekeeping
Fluency in English and Somali languages is required
HOW TO APPLY:
Candidates who meet the above requirements should send updated C.V to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 21st November 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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