Overview of the Role
The Technical Program Advisor will work closely with the Somali SIHA Staff to strengthen their capacity in project management and reporting in close collaboration with all Regional Secretariat staff, including the Regional Projects Coordinators, the MEAL officer, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Regional Finance, and Regional Human Resource leads.
SIHA Somalia and Somaliland offices are responsible for coordinating and implementing SIHA programming and are critical offices for the continued success of SIHA programs and the impact of our work across the region. Both offices continue to experience challenges with staff capacity, creating the need to focus efforts on building a coherent and collaborative team. The project staff in both country offices are passionate about their work and demonstrate positive leadership skills. The consultant will be tasked with building on these skills and enabling the project staff in both countries to establish a motivated and effective team. To achieve this, the consultant will be responsible for strengthening the capacity of SIHA Somalia and Somaliland to effectively manage their portfolio of projects by adhering to SIHA project management systems and utilizing SIHA tools and templates.
The consultant will support the senior staff to ensure effective reporting and communication between the country offices, the regional office, and the management structure. The consultant will support the staff to ensure they are fully aware of SIHA policies, procedures, and practices, including human resource policies, financial policies and procedures, and project management procedures and tools. The consultant will shadow the Projects and Advocacy Officer and the Somali Projects Coordinator in their work, providing guidance and support in the day-to-day operations and mentoring them in constructive and effective approaches to program and project management. The consultant will provide SIHA management with assessments of the country offices and their teams and identify areas in need of support. Where applicable, the consultant can develop and implement capacity-building training modules for staff when it is in line with the consultant’s expertise.
Specifically, the responsibilities of the consultant include:
Required Skill and Experience:
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Interested Candidates are asked to provide their current CV and Cover Letter, expressing her/his motivation in applying and relevant experience/expertise, including three professional references, to SIHA’s Human Resources Department email@example.com by September 24, 2023. Please enter “Application Materials: Technical Program Advisor Consultant – Somalia” in the subject line. SIHA may, because of the immediate need of recruitment, contact shortlisted candidates before 24th September 2023. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, please note that SIHA will contact only shortlisted candidates. We thank you for your interest in joining SIHA!