Program Coordinator – Somalia | ReliefWeb
Presentation of the GTC:
- CTG staff support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing fast, cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, we have placed over 20,000 employees worldwide since commencing operations in 2006.
- CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we are skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The key to successfully carrying out a project is the ability to mobilize quickly; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on multiple occasions.
- Through our efficient and agile HR, logistics and operational services, CTG saves time and money for multilateral organisations. We handle all HR issues for our clients, so they are free to focus on their core services.
- Visit www.ctg.org to know more
- The humanitarian situation in Somalia is one of the most complex and protracted crises in the world. The context is extremely volatile, fueled by recurrent and cyclical climatic shocks such as droughts and floods, armed conflicts and insecurity, combined with political and socio-economic factors which all continue to generate humanitarian needs.
- Somalia is currently experiencing its 4th consecutive season with low rainfall since late 2020. As a result, on November 23, 2021, the Somali government. declared a national drought emergency. In addition, current forecasts indicate a risk of a 5th season with low rainfall. Somalia is therefore at risk of facing severe drought and food insecurity comparable to 2011.
- The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by 30% – from 5.9 million people in 2021 to 7.7 million people in 2022. This increase is mainly due to updated population figures and the increase in nutrition and WASH needs. Without humanitarian assistance, nearly 7.1 million people are expected to face IPC Phase 3 levels or worse by the end of 2022.
- Around 1.5 million children under 5 are at risk of acute malnutrition until September 2022.
- Under the supervision of the Head of Field Office, the Program Coordinator will support the development, coordination, implementation monitoring, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of our multi-sectoral projects and humanitarian responses supported by our clients.
Program development and management:
- As a technical expert, provide timely and effective expert advice, guidance and feedback on situation analysis, program strategy, planning, implementation and evaluation, and human resources .
- Make viable recommendations on project implementation, alternative approaches and optimal use of resources that effectively contribute to the realization of children’s and women’s rights.
- Oversee the implementation of our client-supported projects, working closely with the government. and other partners to ensure smooth and efficient execution of AWP/programme document activities, humanitarian responses and its creation, development.
- Prepare and submit viable recommendations on the implementation of AWP/programme documents, alternative approaches and optimal use of resources that effectively contribute to the realization of children’s and women’s rights.
- Bring coherence, synergy and added value to program planning and implementation processes using a results-based management approach.
- Ensure that best practices and results are captured and documented for knowledge management and future programming (including production of human interest stories for use of MER).
- Facilitate field office, donor, partner missions (draft briefing notes, talking points and organize meetings at appropriate levels), document key results of field missions and follow up on action points stock.
Emergency preparedness and response:
- Coordinate the formulation and development of emergency preparedness and response “action plans”, monitor compliance of all sectors with emergency action plans, facilitate the process of coordinating preparedness and response to emergency situations.
- Coordinates and supports the rapid and effective implementation of emergency response to major crises in all sectors, in accordance with the CCCs, HAC, HRP and in collaboration with the field office team.
- Support the implementation of the MRP minimum response package / rapid response mechanism to sub-national cluster coordination.
- Facilitate field monitoring and data analysis, partner mapping and the development of regular updates and recommendations.
Program monitoring and evaluations:
- Undertakes field visits to monitor and evaluate program/project implementation and decide on required corrective actions in consultation with program officers.
- Facilitate programme/project evaluations and participate in major program evaluation exercises.
- Participate in annual sector review meetings with government. counterparts and implementing partners.
- Facilitate the timely preparation of annual reports on program implementation.
Local capacity building / sustainability:
- Provide govt. authorities and implementing partners with technical support and advice to plan and organize training programs with the aim of building capacity and sustaining the programme.
- Contribute to the identification of potential implementing partners and facilitate the development of programme/project partnerships in collaboration with program officers.
Partnership, coordination & collaboration:
- Contribute to the development of partnerships and facilitate collaboration with counterparts and implementing partners.
- Facilitate data collection, dissemination and information sharing on program/project status implementation and movement/distribution of program/project supplies.
- Monitoring the implementation of sector programs in collaboration with the government. & pure clients program staff & implementing partners.
Project report :
- Under the supervision of the Head of Field Office, the Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that our client-supported programs are strategically relevant, technically sound, effectively implemented and administered to meet the quality standards of our clients, in order to to meet the needs of the most vulnerable/crisis-affected children and their families. In particular, he will provide operational, technical and coordination support to our implementing partner clients and the government. counterparts as well as local and sub-national authorities (including clusters and sector working group). Additionally, the Program Coordinator will oversee programmatic aspects regarding our clients’ contribution to the Minimum Response Package / Rapid Response Mechanism (partnerships, procurement, HR, etc.).
- Advanced university degree in one of the following fields: social sciences, public administration, public health, nutrition, international relations, business administration or other related disciplines. Preferably, a combination of management, administration and relevant technical fields is required.
- A minimum of 5 years of work experience in public health, nutrition and/or WASH-related programs in humanitarian settings, including emergency mission deployments (with UN – government – INGO) is required.
- Proven ability to effectively lead a team to achieve results is required.
- Experience/knowledge of emergency is considered an asset.
- A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience at national and international levels in the development, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and administration of programmes/projects , including at least 2 years in emergency contexts. Field work experience, including in at least one country in an emergency context, is required.
- Previous experience in emergency/humanitarian situations is required,
- Fluent English spoken and written.
- Knowledge of another official UN language or the local language of the duty station is considered an asset.
- Feeds, directs and manages people.
- Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness.
- Works collaboratively with others.
- Establishes and maintains partnerships.
- Innovate and embrace change.
- Think and act strategically.
- Drive for impactful results.
- Manages ambiguity and complexity.
Common technical knowledge required:
- Programme/project management methodology.
- Programmatic objectives, visions, positions, policies and strategies.
- Knowledge of global human rights issues, particularly relating to children and women, as well as current position and approaches.
- United Nations policies and strategy to address national and international issues, particularly those related to conflict, natural disasters and recovery.
- Policies, objectives, strategies and approaches of the United Nations emergency programme.
- Awareness of gender equality and diversity.
Technical knowledge to acquire / deepen (for the position):
- United Nations policies and strategy for solving international humanitarian problems and responses.
- Common UN approaches to programmatic issues and positions.
- UN security operations and guidelines.
- This role has responsibility for team management.
Further information :
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.