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Project Coordinator – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Project Coordinator – Mogadishu Somalia Nationals Only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

ROLE PURPOSE:  

To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP).  The Project Coordinator is overall responsible for the day to day implementation of DRSLP program implementation. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Project Director, Area management and support staff (including finance, HR, Supplies Chain and program) to ensure the day to day activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality. The Project Manager reports directly to the Project Director. The Project Coordinator will assist the Project Director in outlining a strategic plan for the implementation of this program including identifying target areas/projects, methods of operation for effective programming and maximum results.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to:  Project Director

Staff reporting to this post: Project Officers, Assistants and Engineers

Budget responsibility: DRSLP (area budget)

Other key working contacts: Field Managers, Logistics Manager, Finance and Grants Managers, HR manager and Reporting Coordinator, other sector Programme Managers and Technical Advisors.

Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 500 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Garowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). Our Country Office coordination and administration base is in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2017, as a result of significant scale up for the countrywide drought response, our annual spend FY2017 was US$117 million and we reached more than 2 million people through our humanitarian and longer termdevelopment work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 61 active awards totalling US$165 million from a range of governmental/institutional donors, including DFID, ECHO, EU, FFP, OFDA, and DANIDA being some of our largest

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of degree in an area of information technology, Data science, demography, statistics, or equivalent.

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TITLE: Project Coordinator

TEAM/PROGRAMME:

Operations

LOCATION: Mogadishu

GRADE: 3

POST TYPE: National (Internal/External Advert)

CONTRACT LENGTH: TBC

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3 – the role holder will have contact with children and/or young people eitherfrequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

To contribute to Save the Children’s capacity to meet its Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP).  The Project Coordinator is overall responsible for the day to day implementation of DRSLP program implementation. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Project Director, Area management and support staff (including finance, HR, Supplies Chain and program) to ensure the day to day activities are implemented according to schedule, budget and required quality. The Project Manager reports directly to the Project Director. The Project Coordinator will assist the Project Director in outlining a strategic plan for the implementation of this program including identifying target areas/projects, methods of operation for effective programming and maximum results.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Project Director

Staff reporting to this post: Project Officers, Assistants and Engineers

Budget responsibility: DRSLP (area budget)

Other key working contacts: Field Managers, Logistics Manager, Finance and Grants Managers, HR manager and Reporting Coordinator, other sector Programme Managers and Technical Advisors

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :

Precise objectives will vary between assignments. The core areas that the position holder will be expected to deliver on are as follows:

Essential

Management of project interventions, including recruitment, staff management, capacity-building, development of work plans, grant management and reporting.
Ensure correct allocation of responsibilities within the team and that the project runs to time in an efficient and effective manner.
Play key role in development of systems and mechanisms to ensure the successful implementation of the project. This includes being responsible for the quality of monthlyupdates and project tracking system and ensuring that project records are kept up to date.
Guarantee community involvement at all phases of the project through identification, design, implementation, and monitoring to ensure the development of community ownership for the projects. This should be done in coordination and cooperation with Project Director and Area Management Team as well as local authorities in the project target areas.
Mobilise communities to participate in the design, implementation and maintenance of projects as well as design viable strategies which are both respectful with the local culture and sensitive towards the female population but that are effective in engaging women in the activities of the programme.
Conduct monitoring visits to assess the effectiveness of projects. Provide follow up recommendations and solutions where there are problems in implementation.
Establish a system to monitor and evaluate project activities and impact on an ongoing basis. Synthesize performance indicators into a useful format to track progress.
Collaborate with the Project Director to monitor progress and to ensure that tasks are carried out according to the plan and timeline identified in the proposal and the implementation timeline.  Adjust the timeline, as needed.
Regularly meet with the Project Director to discuss project activities, as well as with other senior management to discuss scheduling and other practical requirements.
Advocacy, coordination and external representation activities with other NGOs, UN agencies, donors and national governments, and support to clusters and or other inter-agency processes.
Ensure that DRSLP project interventions are informed by and integrated with Save the Children’s other core sectors of health, education, nutrition, WASH, food security & livelihoods and protection.

Technical Support

Play a technical support role in assessing the infrastructures technical needs assessment in target communities.
Assist in preparation of work plans, Drawings, BoQs and expenditure plans based on the project scope.
Implement the project as planned according to developed technical standards, schedules and timelines.  
Ensure that sustainable systems are set in place for longer term operation and maintenance of all infrastructures including the provision of all necessary training.
Prior to commencement of project implementation, complete standard Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with line ministries for project activities.  Ensure that all elements of MoU are adhered to.  Report any problems relating to the MoU to the Project Director.

Programme and people management

Prepare and oversee the implementation process to ensure timely delivery of project activities (for example, monitoring against project deliverables, work plans)
Contribute to timely financial and narrative reports on project activities in compliance with internal SC requirements and any relevant external donor requirements. Ensure appropriate management and use of SC resources at all times
Supervise and manage sub-contracts (construction) including BOQ, costs, quality of construction and timeliness.
To ensure that the minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere standard and Red Cross Code of Conduct.
Help be responsible for the security of all staff. Ensure that the security, health and well-being of staff are ensured and staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC principles of equity and fairness.
Identify learning and training opportunities for Save the Children staff and partners and work as a mentor and role model for less experienced staff. Look for opportunities for experiential learning within all work

Representation, advocacy and organisational learning

Ensure that Save the Children’s work in all target regions is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and represent Save the Children at Interagency Coordination meetings.

General

Report, as required, on project work and any management issues arising in each assignment (to the area management teams)
Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child protection, code of conduct, procurement and logistics, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
Ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender and children issues. In particular to promote the full and equal participation of women and children in all aspects of the work.
Within reason, implement additional actions and responsibilities, as requested by your line manager.

Person specification

This position requires a motivated team player who can work flexibly in stressful situations, with a solid background in implementing resilience projects including engineering aspects; a quick learner with good inter-personnel skills and a positive personality, with a good track record.

SAVE THE CHILDREN  COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK

Developing self and others (accomplished level)

Gives regular positive and constructive feedback to others
Identifies clear development needs and development plans through regular constructive reviews of their own performance (and their team’s where appropriate)
Creates space for others to learn and provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments when people are ready for them
Coaches others to learn from their experiences on the job and to use the resources available to them

Delivering results (Accomplished level)

Maintains both a broad strategic perspective and an awareness of the detail of a situation
Establishes clear and compelling objectives with teams  and individuals and monitors progress and performance
Creates and applies measures and metrics to track performance
Holds others accountable for achieving results and challenges underperformance
Demonstrates financial awareness and a concern for cost effectiveness

Problem solving and decision making (Skilled level)

Gathers the right information and uses critical thinking to make effective and timely decisions
Stays with a problem or challenge until a solution is reached or is no longer reasonably attainable.
Knows when to involve others in a decision
Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making
Simplifies processes and procedures wherever possible

Communicating with Impact (accomplished level)

Conveys complex issues with clarity, brevity and confidence
Promotes dialogue with key stakeholders through active listening and effective questioning
Adapts communication style to maximise support and engagement
Advises others on different approaches to influence key stakeholders
Seeks out new methodologies for communication to engage new audiences

Working effectively with others (accomplished level)

Enables people from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives to contribute to positive outcomes
Breaks down silo working and challenges behaviors that are not collaborative
Knows when to follow and when to lend leadership to strengthen other leaders
Recognizes when trust is broken and seeks to resolve conflict and re-establish trust

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

Extensive experience (minimal 5 years) of programme management in humanitarian orfragile state contexts
A degree in engineering or any other related field. Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.
Ability to write clear, well-argued project reports
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
Excellent communication skills
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact  and diplomacy
Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Commitment to SC‘s Child Protection Policy
Computer literate (ability to use advanced excel)
A basic level of written and spoken English and good command over Somali

Desirable

Experience of and ability to represent SC work in external meetings.
Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion
Ability to work hands on implementation capacity
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Date of Issue: September 2020

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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

Extensive experience (minimal 5 years) of programme management in humanitarian or fragile state contexts
A degree in engineering or any other related field. Experience can substitute for qualifications but not vice versa.
Ability to write clear, well-argued project reports
Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
Excellent communication skills
Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact  and diplomacy
Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
Commitment to SC’s Child Protection Policy
Computer literate (ability to use advanced excel)
A basic level of written and spoken English and good command over Somali

Desirable

Experience of and ability to represent SC work in external meetings.
Experience of community mobilisations, distributions and hygiene promotion
Ability to work hands on implementation capacity
The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible, and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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Application will be closed on 24th October 2020.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

Disclaimer:

Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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