OFDA/FFP Project Coordinator – Baidoa– Somali-National only
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Save the Children is seeking a Project Coordinator for its proposed 12-month USAID/FFP and OFDA-funded programs in Somalia designed to deliver emergency food assistance, health, nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection (CP) services and DRR to drought-affected communities in Puntland, Somaliland, and South-Central regions of Somalia and Somaliland. Through these projects, SC will respond to food insecurity, reducing mortality and morbidity levels and increase wellbeing among drought and conflict-affected communities in Somalia through integrated, multi-sectoral programming. We are currently seeking a senior-level Project Director to lead these critical projects in Somalia.
The Project Coordinator’s base of operations is Baidoa, Garowe and Borama of Southern states, Puntland, and Somaliland regions of Somalia respectively to work with Program Managers and FSL, health, nutrition, WASH and CP program teams to provide implementation and reporting and support monitoring and evaluation, and ensure quality of the project. He/she will also ensure effective implementation of the project. The Project Coordinator will represent the projects to other key stakeholders in each location in Somalia, ensuring participation in key technical working groups and sectors (including Cash).
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Director of OFDA/FFP Program
Reporting to: OFDA and FFP project teams (FSL, Health & Nutrition project officers, WASH project officers, CP project officers, MEAL project officers)
Budget Responsibilities: OFDA and FFP projects, according to Scheme of Delegation
Contract Duration: 12 Months
Country Dimensions: Save the Children has been working in Somalia for more than 60 years. The Country Office has over 550 staff across 14 field offices (Boroma, Burao and Hargeisa in Somaliland; Bosasso, Gnarowe, Galkayo and Gardo in Puntland; Beletweyne, Adaado, Abudwak, Baidoa, Kismayo, Dhobley and Mogadishu in Central South Somalia). we reached more than 2.5 million people through our humanitarian and longer-term development work in Health, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH), Education, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Child Protection and Child Rights Governance. The Country Office manages 65 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 AND EXPERIENCE
* Minimum five years of demonstrable professional experience in implementing multi sector programs and at least of two years’ experience in a leadership role in the implementation of projects relevant to FSL and either health, nutrition, WASH or child protection within a complex country program in an emergency response or fragile state
* Master’s degree or equivalent experience in development, humanitarian response, technical sector, health, and nutrition or related field is required.
* Prior experience designing and managing OFDA/FFP and/or USAID funded program is essential
* Experience with remote management and cash programming
* Prior experience living and working in conflict or emergency settings.
* Flexibility and the ability to effectively adjust expectations to on-the ground realities, while adhering to humanitarian minimum standards.
* Strength in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, and capacity building to realize organizational objectives.
* Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
* Previous Project Coordinator experience
* Prior experience in Somalia
* Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of Somalia.
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Application will be close on 27th August 2020.
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