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Vacancy Notice:

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

Organizational Background:

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.

Project Background:

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.

Role objectives

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

Key competencies

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


Candidates who meet the above requirements should send updated C.V to the email: southernaid.field@gmail.com not later than 21st November 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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