Program Coordinator- Somalia

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
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Overview of position:

  • The humanitarian situation in Somalia is one of the most complex & protracted crises in the world. The context is extremely volatile, fuelled by recurrent & cyclical climate shocks such as drought & floods, armed conflict & insecurity, combined with political & socioeconomic factors all of which continue to drive humanitarian needs.
  • Somalia is currently experiencing its’ 4th consecutive season with poor rainfall since late 2020. As a result, on 23 November 2021 the Somali govt. declared a national drought emergency. In addition, the current forecasts indicate a risk of a 5th season with poor rainfall. Somalia is thus at risk of facing a severe drought & food insecurity comparable to 2011.
  • The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by 30% – from 5.9 million people in 2021 to 7.7 million people in 2022. This increase is mainly due to updated population figures & the increased needs in nutrition & WASH. Without humanitarian assistance, almost 7.1 million are expected to face IPC phase 3 levels or worse by the end 2022.
  • Approximately 1.5 million children under the age of 5 are likely to be acutely malnourished until September 2022.
  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Field office, the Program Coordinator will support development, coordination, follow up on implementation, monitoring, evaluation & reporting of our client supported multisectoral projects & humanitarian responses.

Program development & management:

  • As a technical expert, provide timely & effective expert advice, guidance & input on situation analysis, program strategy, planning, implementation & evaluation & human resources.
  • Make viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches & optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children & women.
  • Oversee implementation of our client supported projects, work closely with govt. & other partners to ensure smooth & efficient execution of AWP / program documents activities, humanitarian responses & its inception, development.
  • Prepare & submit viable recommendations on AWP / program documents implementation, alternative approaches & optimal utilization of resources that contribute effectively to the fulfilment of the rights of children & women.
  • Bring coherence, synergy & added value to the program planning & implementation processes using a results based management approach.
  • Ensure best practices & results are captured & documented for knowledge management & future programing (including producing human interest stories for MER use).
  • Facilitate missions of the field office, donors, partners, (draft briefing notes, talking points & arrange meetings at appropriate levels), document key outcomes of field missions & follow up on action points.

Emergency preparedness & response:

  • Coordinate formulation & development of emergency preparation & response ‘plans of action’, monitors compliance of all sectors with emergency plans of action, facilitate coordination process of emergency preparedness & response.
  • Coordinates & supports timely & effective implementation of emergency response to major crises in all sectors, in line with CCCs, the HAC, the HRP & in collaboration with the field office team.
  • Support implementation of the minimum response package MRP / rapid response mechanism at sub national cluster coordination.
  • Facilitate field monitoring & data analysis, partners’ mapping & development of regular updates & recommendations.

Program monitoring & evaluations:

  • Undertakes field visits to monitor & assess program / projects implementation & decides on required corrective actions in consultation with Program Officers.
  • Facilitate program / project evaluations & participate in major program evaluation exercises.
  • Participate in annual sector review meetings with govt. counterparts & implementing partners.
  • Facilitate timely preparation of annual program implementation reports.

Local capacity building / sustainability:

  • Provide govt. authorities & implementing partners with technical supports & guidance to plan & organize training programs for the purpose of capacity building & program sustainability.
  • Contribute to identification of potential implementing partners & facilitate development of program / project partnerships in collaboration with Program Officers.

Partnership, coordination & collaboration:

  • Contribute to development of partnerships & facilitate collaboration with counterparts & implementing partners.
  • Facilitate data collection, dissemination & information sharing on program / project status implementation & movement / distribution of program / project supplies.
  • Follow up on implementation of sectoral program(s) in collaboration with govt. & pur clients program staff & implementing partners.

Project reporting:

  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Field Office, the Program Coordinator is responsible to ensure that our client supported programs are strategically relevant, technically sound, efficiently implemented & administered to meet our clients quality standards, in order to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable / crisis affected children & their families. Particularly s / he will provide operational, technical & coordination support to our clients implementing partners & govt. counterparts as well as, local & sub-national authorities (including clusters & sectorial working group). Moreover, the Program Coordinator will oversee programmatic aspects regarding our clients contribution to the minimum response package / rapid response mechanism (partnerships, supply, HR, etc.).

Key competencies:

  • Advanced University Degree in one of the following fields Social Sciences, Public Administration, Public Health, Nutrition, International Relations, Business Administration or other related disciplines. Preferably a combination of management, administration & relevant technical fields is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health, nutrition & / or WASH-related programs in humanitarian situations, including emergency mission deployments (with UN – govt – INGO) is required.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead a team to deliver results is required.
  • Background / familiarity with emergency is considered as an asset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national & international levels in program / project development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation & administration, including at least 2 year in emergency contexts. Field work experience, including in at least one country in emergency context is required.
  • Prior experience in emergency / Humanitarian settings is required,
  • Fluent in oral & written English.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

Core values:

  • Care.
  • Respect.
  • Integrity.
  • Trust.
  • Accountability.

Core competencies:

  • Nurtures, leads & manages people.
  • Demonstrates self awareness & ethical awareness.
  • Works collaboratively with others.
  • Builds & maintains partnerships.
  • Innovates & embraces change.
  • Thinks & acts strategically.
  • Drive to achieve impactful results.
  • Manages ambiguity & complexity.

Common technical knowledge required:

  • Methodology of program / project management.
  • Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies & strategies.
  • Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children & women & the current position & approaches.
  • UN policies & strategy to address on national & international issues, particularly relating to conflicts, natural disasters & recovery.
  • UN emergency program policies, goals, strategies & approaches.
  • Gender equality & diversity awareness.

Technical knowledge to be acquired / enhanced (for the job):

  • UN policies & strategy to address international humanitarian issues & responses.
  • UN common approaches to programmatic issues & positions.
  • UN security operations & guidelines.

Team management:

  • This role has team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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