National Program Officer (Environmental Peacebuilding)

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Overview of Position

  • Our clients Community Stabilization Unit (CSU) in Somali encompasses community stabilization programming & environmental peacebuilding programming. Environmental Peacebuilding (EP) programming harnesses the gains made by previous ther stabilization programs breaking the climate conflict in Galmudug (Deegaan Bile Galmudug as shorthand) & stabilization support to Somalia II (Daryeel as shorthand) & aims to contribute to climate security efforts in Somalia. By creating conditions to simultaneously restore the environment & foster peace & stability, the social contract between Somali citizens & state institutions is rebuilt in an environmentally sustainable way, thereby providing a bridge to longer term development interventions.
  • Under its environmental peacebuilding portfolio, our client is implementing several programs / projects across the four states Jubaland, South West State, Hirshabelle & Galmudug. These include the EU funded breaking the climate conflict cycle in Hirshabelle, Danish funded forging a greener peace in the Hirshabelle state of Somalia, FCDO funded Rapid Stabilization Support to Somalia (RSS) & several projects in the pipeline by other donors
  • Under the overall supervision of Program Manager (Environmental Peacebuilding) & direct supervision of the Program Officer (Climate Conflict), the environmental peacebuilding program under CSU seeks to recruit a National Program Officer (Environmental Peacebuilding) who will be responsible & accountable for the implementation & management for the environmental peacebuilding programs within our clients Somalia operations & will be based in Mogadishu.

Role Objectives

  • Lead overall implementation with support of field teams of innovative programmatic activities under the CSU, such as but not limited to regenerative resilience, natural resource management & to expand its EP portfolio & avenues to integrate different systems.
  • Participate in the preparation of EP project proposals & a diverse range of communication products, concept notes & other planning documents.
  • Keep the supervisor informed on the status of project implementation, identify gaps & suggest actions to improve implementation.
  • Contribute to the planning, development, organization & delivery of capacity building activities focused on EP targeting our clients staff, government & civil society partners, implementing partners & communities.
  • Coordinate closely with engineers, M&E, field teams, procurement & finance units to ensure timely implementation of various activities relating to the respective units within the project cycle.
  • Identify EP program development opportunities, new thematic areas of technical intervention relating to regenerative resilience & strategic partnerships that would promote the expansion of our clients environmental peacebuilding portfolio.
  • Supervise, provide training & technical guidance to project staff on community led natural resource management & best environmental practices.
  • Contribute to the Community Based Planning (CBP) process by supporting CSU’s field teams including but not limited to conducting area profiling, facilitating static & mobile community consultations & coordinate with key district stakeholders to document & incorporate relevant information.
  • Coordinate the timely preparation & dissemination of project reports in accordance with our clients procedures & donor requirements.
  • Assist in the implementation of matching grant activities relating to environmental regeneration & communal natural resource management.
  • Undertake regular travel to target locations when needed to enhance community, government & local partner ties as well as to regularly monitor progress of activities.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project Reporting

  • This role works under the overall supervision of Program Manager (Environmental Peacebuilding) & direct supervision of the Program Officer (Climate Conflict).

Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, environmental sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, economics or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in the design & field implementation of environmental peacebuilding & / or community stabilization activities.
  • Experience in the implementation & coordination of environmental peacebuilding & / or community stabilization programs in countries experiencing instability or transition in Somalia is an advantage.
  • Experience working with the fovernment at a federal, state, regional, district & / or local level.
  • Experience in the design & field implementation of innovative interventions that promote or create conditions for environmental peacebuilding including through enhancement of horizontal trust (inter & intra community), as well as vertical trust (between the local government & their constituents).
  • Knowledge of UN, international organizations’ & NGOs mandates & programs in the area of environmental peacebuilding & community stabilization.
  • Experience in local partner liaison & community engagement at field level.
  • Familiarity with pastoral, agro pastoral & nomadic ecologies & economies.
  • Thorough knowledge of rural project implementation approaches.
  • Experience in regenerative resilience, natural resource management & the climate conflict cycle.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous & shifting demands / priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Understand the interplay between climate change, environmental degradation & conflict in Somalia.
  • In depth knowledge on community led natural resource management.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Somali regional / country social issues & analysis.
  • Ability to collaborate within teams & across boundaries.
  • Good knowledge of the UN work system & ability to work under minimum supervision & effectively with people of different national & cultural backgrounds.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of prior work experience in Africa.
  • Must be fluent in both English & Somali.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintain high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Team Management

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further Information

  • Quailfied female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Educational certificate(s) of the selected candidate will be sent for verification.

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