Project Delegate (m/f/d), Hargeisa/ Somalia

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The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

Project Delegate (m/f/d), Hargeisa/ Somalia

GRC works in Somalia in a coordinated bilateral cooperation with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS). In line with the SRCS Strategy Paper for Resilience, GRC implemented various community resilience projects, in partnership with SRCS. At present, GRC supports the first phase of a resilience project in Somaliland, one drought response operation and one project on forecast based financing / anticipatory action.

GRC is seeking an experienced Project Delegate (m/f/d) to coordinate project activities in close cooperation with the SRCS in Somaliland in the fields of community resilience, community-based disaster risk reduction and food security with a strong organizational development component. The position will be based in Hargeisa with frequent visits to the field.

Duration: Starting 01.02.2023 until 31.01.2024 Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland, Somalia

Main duties & responsibilities:

The Project Delegate will engage in capacity building activities for SRCS in disaster risk reduction and community based integrated programming. To achieve this aim, the Project Delegate will need to establish good working relationships with SRCS counterparts and along with SRCS colleagues to work collaboratively with other stakeholders. The Project Delegate is line managed by the GRC Head of Office for Somalia based in Kampala, Uganda.

  • Ensure the qualitative implementation and project management of the on-going community resilience project, including regular monitoring, reporting and project controlling and financial management and reporting according to GRC and requirements of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ);
  • Hands-on support in organizational development and capacity building of SRCS Somaliland in relevant fields (DRR, FS, etc). and provision of technical support to SRCS staff accordingly;
  • Maintain close working relationships with SRCS project counterparts and other RCRC components where appropriate to ensure cohesiveness and a constructive and trusting working atmosphere;
  • Implement efficient and effective visibility measures according to GRC and donor guidelines.

Apart from the management the existing projects the Delegate will also cover the following tasks:

  • Liaise with SRCS Coordination Office in Hargeisa;
  • Provide analyses of GRC’s cooperation with SRCS and advise the Regional Head of Office on possible adjustments, changes, or new opportunities for cooperation and support in office administration and coordination;
  • Promote the integration of community based disaster risk reduction and other cross cutting topics such as gender, volunteer management and CEA into all SRCS projects;
  • Support the identification of new funding opportunities and facilitate and assist SRCS in proposal writing.

Required Competencies & Skills:

  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Proven practical working experience in project management of at least four years
  • Considerable experience in on-the-job capacity building and organizational development
  • Practical experience in community-based approaches to sectors of livelihood, food security and resilience, preferably in Eastern Africa
  • Experience in managing complex grants from institutional donors, including German Government is an asset
  • Diplomatic skills to coordinate and cooperate with a Host National Society, local organisations, local authorities and other stakeholders, experience with the RC/RC Movement is a strong asset
  • Proactive, cooperative personality with leadership skills and experience in managing, coaching and supporting staff
  • Proven skills in negotiation, advocacy and mainstreaming new concepts and approaches
  • Ability and agreement to adhere to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member in multi-cultural environments
  • Oral and written fluency in English, knowledge of German is of advantage
  • Readiness to go on assignment without partner and ability to live under strict security regulations
  • Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process ‘working abroad under specific climate and health conditions’
  • Valid Driving License

What we offer you:

You will be part of a highly motivated professional and multicultural team. We offer you a compensation package according to the collective employment agreement of the GRC, an expatriation allowance during your mission as well as the personal allowance to cover your accommodation. In addition to a full insurance package GRC is covering a home flight within a 12-months period of assignment. You will benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings and coaching prior as well as during and after your mission. Medical check-ups and Psychosocial Support Service are included in your assignment.

How to apply

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system until 30.11.2022.

Please note that due to the travel and visa regulations and the guidelines of our partners in the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement certain vaccinations are required for this delegate position. Candidates on the short-list for this position will be asked to disclose their vaccination status.

We point out that the selection and nomination processes for this international delegate position may demand that information concerning your person be shared with involved Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners (IFRC, ICRC, National Society). This may include transmission into countries that do not apply data protection standards comparable to those of the European Union.

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