CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.
The Director for NGO Consortium will represent Consortium members to internal and external stakeholders at a local, national and global level providing high level liaison, information, coordination, and advocacy services acting as the first point of contact for NGO members and external stakeholders. The Director will provide effective management of the Consortium staff, finances and assets; ensure strong collaboration and management of a team of 13 staff members based in different field locations; S\he will be responsible for effective consultation and dialogue with members and eternal stakeholders, as well as responsibility for representing NGOs in an official capacity with governments, donors, UN agencies, and in official coordination fora including the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), Humanitarian Coordination Forum (HCF), Somalia Partnership Forum, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) Advisory Board, and the National Development Plan.
Reporting to the Country Director, the Director will respond in a timely manner to all queries from members and eternal stakeholders on issues of relevance to NGOS working in Somalia; facilitate identification and production of key messages and advocacy related publications; maintains strong relationships with external stakeholders and regional/international NGO fora; lobby with high level external stakeholders in support of the strategic aims of the consortium and its members; She/he will guide staff in identifying and producing relevant pieces of information for circulation to the membership. The position will be based in Mogadishu with travels to other locations within Somalia and Nairobi- Kenya as deemed necessary.
- Consortium Management
- Representation and leadership
- Information management
- Masters’ degree in international relations, political science, development studies, social sciences or related field
- At least five (5) years of practical work experience at a managerial level within NGOs / UN in humanitarian work in developing countries
- Strong management skills including staff and financial management, ideally within a complex emergency context
- Proven experience in development and maintenance of multi-stakeholders networks and proactive coordination experience
- Demonstrable experience with advocacy/lobbying (NGO or other stakeholders)
- Proven experience in high quality production of reports and analysis
- Demonstrated leadership capacity and professional experience at a management level
- Excellent communication, coordination and representational skills
- Proven understanding and experience of advocacy within a complex humanitarian context
- Demonstrated ability to make clear and articulate presentations of complex information
- Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of initiative and engagement
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders
- Demonstrated understanding and work experience on conflict/security issues would be deemed an added benefit
- Fragile contexts experience and\or working in Somalia an added advantage
- Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written)
- Knowledge of Somali would be deemed a strong added benefit