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Job Description

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Announcement

Somali Cash Consortium – Senior Field Coordinator – Mogadishu Office

 

 

Job Title:

Senior Field Coordinator  – Somali Cash Consortium

Duration:

One year with the possibility of extension

Grade:

7

Reports to:

ILED Programme Coordinator – Somali Cash Consortium

Responsible for:

No direct reports

Exact job location:

Mogadishu based, with semi-regular trips to partner offices across Somalia and Somaliland and Nairobi

Liaises with:

Somali authorities, NGO partners, UN, donors, private sector and community leaders,  beneficiaries

Project explanation:

Concern Worldwide leads the Somali Cash Consortium. Consortium members include Concern Worldwide, Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council, ACTED, COOPI, Save the Children International and IMPACT Initiatives.

Since January 2018 the Somali Cash Consortium has supported over 100k vulnerable Somali households with unconditional mobile money transfers.

The Somali Cash Consortium is primarily funded by Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) along with other institutional donors.

This role will support the Cash Consortium’s new DEVCO funded ILED programme, which is being implemented in partnership with Somali authorities.

Job Purpose:

As part of the Consortium Management Unit (CMU), under the supervision of the Cash Consortium ILED Programme Coordinator, the Senior Field Coordinator will ensure the efficient, effective and compliant implementation of the Cash Consortium’s ILED programme.

They will:

  • Liaise with Cash Consortium partner teams in Somalia (Mogadishu and other locations).
  • Supervise partners’ Cash Consortium related activities and report to the CMU
  • Verify that the correct participants are being included in the programme by partner teams, by confirming that targeting guidance has been followed.
  • Represent the Cash Consortium at meetings of Cash Working Groups, donors and humanitarian coordination functions in Somalia (Mogadishu and other field locations).
  • Facilitate the roll out of Cash Consortium programme, process and system development pilots; including voice verification, call centre technology and other projects by holding project management meetings with stakeholders.
  • Support the Cash Consortium logistics and admin functions in Somalia, ensuring that all tasks are carried out in line with Concern and donor procedures.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Field visits and community engagement

  • Ensure the needs of programme participants are being prioritised.
  • Regularly visit participant communities with partner agency staff to:
    • Ensure guidance notes are being followed
    • Report on any areas for improvement
    • Receive feedback from communities
    • Document activities
  • Report to the rest of the CMU team on visits to communities

Project management

  • Meet stakeholders involved in programme, process and system development pilots.
  • Develop and document project plans and ensure all stakeholders are aware of their commitments.
  • Hold stakeholders to account by reviewing progress against project plans then agreeing and documenting revisions.

External Representation

  • Participate in coordination meetings with partners and other NGO/UN Agencies (clusters, local cash working groups, government meetings) where the Cash Consortium is concerned.
  • Work closely with coordination mechanisms such as the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs M&E unit and others set up by Somali authorities at Federal, State and District level.
  • Meet with local stakeholders; government, authorities and private sector.
  • Network with NGOs/UN Agencies to promote the work of the Cash Consortium and coordinate implementation.

Partner Support

  • Oversee and build capacity around partners’ process implementation and documentation – particularly relating to targeting, registration and reporting of transfers
  • Review, suggest amendments and follow up on amendments to partners’ documentation
  • Receive, clean, analyse and compile data sent monthly by partner agencies.
  • Receive, review, suggest amendments and follow up on amendments to information submissions by partners including; quantitative data, programme reports and audit documentation.
  • Support partners or consultants in developing communications products; including finding and drafting success stories and taking photographs & videos.

Admin, logistics and procurement

  • Translate between English and Somali for program written documents / forms, feedback from community visits or surveys and provide oral translations during community visits and trainings.
  • Make logistic, finance and administrative arrangements for community visits by stakeholders. Ensure that all logistical activities are carried out within the framework of Concern’s and donors’ procedures, standard and policies.
  • Follow up with finance, admin, and logistics staff within Concern to ensure procurements are completed in a timely fashion.

Other Duties

  • Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in programme as well as operational activities.
  • Ensure the highest stands of accountability through ensuring good communication and information sharing within and outside the organisation.
  • Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc).
  • Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary.
  • Establishing and developing effective working relationship with Concern and partner agency staff, authorities, the private sector and service providers to ensure teamwork and integration. 
  • Any other duties as assigned by the line manager.

Person specification:

Qualifications

Required

  • Degree in Business Administration/Social Science or relevant field.
  • Evidence of further professional development

Skills

  • Desire to work in a small, dynamic, high-performing multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong and demonstrable competency in computer skills including MS Office.
  • Fluent in Somali and English
  • Excellent written and presentational skills
  • Effective communication skills including strong facilitation/negotiation and coordination abilities.
  • Ability and willingness to communicate confidently and flexibly, choosing the most effective means, including emails, phone, Skype and in-person.
  • Experience of working in complex, insecure environment
  • Willingness and ability to undertake frequent travel (Hargeisa, Baidoa, Nairobi, remote communities, etc.)

Experience

Required

  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar/related position.
  • Experience of coordinating with Somali development authorities at a Federal and State level

Desirable

  • Previous knowledge and experience of programming in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).
  • Knowledge in NGO finance and procurement procedures and best practices.

Other

  • Adhere to the standards of conduct outlined in Code of Conduct (CoC) with Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking Policy.
  • Support and promote the standards outlined in the Concern Code of Conduct and related policies to the team, partner and stakeholders and be committed to providing a safe working environment.
  • Actively participate in Concern accountability initiatives (communication strategy, participation and CRM for example) ensuring that they are integrated into the project
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Programme Manager.

How to Apply

Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to som.vacancies@concern.net  with subject title “Senior Field Coordinator” by Thursday 24th September 2020.

        

ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written test and interview.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

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 organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation 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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