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Somalia Project Manager (CESVI)
« on: May 20, 2011, 09:41:52 PM »
DURATION 6 months, renewable REQUIRED COMPETENCES Advanced University degree in Economical Development, Humanitarian Aid studies or working experience in WASH/SWM projects which leads to a similar competence

Experience (3-5 years) in managing development of emergency projects

Previous experience in conflict area and/or remote control management systems

Knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within EU, UN, other international donors

Flexible approach in managing, able to prioritise in a multiple tasks set up

Demonstrate ability to respect tight deadlines

Demonstrate ability in contributing to develop organization programs

Excellent ability in complex negotiation and to take quick and appropriate actions

Ability to work independently and to prepare accurate and timely report to donors

Good logistic and administrative background

High professional commitment for the provision of high quality emergency projects

Able and willing to live, work and travel in an insecure environment, following strict security guidelines at all times

Strong communication skills, with fluent written and spoken English DESIDERABLE COMPETENCES Previous experience in the management of EU and UN funded projects Previous experiences in policies and advocacy

Previous work experience in Somalia, Iraq or Afghanistan Good knowledge of Somali would be an advantage

Be able to facilitate the further development of emergency programmes in the area and to identify and quickly react to funding opportunities WORK CONTEXT CESVI is working in Somalia, Kenya and Sudan since 2008. Work in these three countries is supported and coordinated by a Regional Office, located in Nairobi and leaded by a Regional Representative of Cesvi in the Area.

In the region, Cesvi has a consolidated leadership in the sector of hygiene and environment, thanks to the realization of many projects in this field.

In particular in 2011 Cesvi is improving its presence in the area with two important projects in the field of SWM. Cesvi presence in Somalia is consistent in particular with WASH, Health and Protection Projects.

JOB DESCRIPTION The collaboration will start on June 2011.

She/He will be responsible for the overall project management, implementation of the project and for overseeing administration, accounting, procurement and staffing issues related to the project.

Directly supervising the programme and support staff, the post holder will manage and coordinate all aspects of the health project including support to the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of activities and advice on medium to long-term strategy for the region.

Oversee the planning and implementation of the activities and ensure that objectives are achieved and that appropriate quality, functioning and accessible health service is established and maintained.

Provide adequate and timely technical guidance, supervision, capacity building and management support to the local staff and actors involved in the project.

She/He will ensure that the right support is given in terms of identification of needs and existing competencies; development of curricula; coordination; supervision; facilitation support and; progress assessment.

She/He will keep all the actors involved in the project and ensure effective negotiation with the local authorities and communities for enhancing project implementation.

Represent Cesvi in various coordination fora and ensure coherence of Cesvi mission and strategy with that of the Health Sector for Somalia. Manage liaisons with Donors, local and international NGOs and IGOs, private sector, civil society associations and other counterparts.

She/He will keep informed of activities donors and NGOs active in Somalia to ensure proper advocacy and improve collaboration and coherence of interventions.

She/He will be responsible for the timely preparation and submission of required reports for submission to donors and other partners. Facilitate effective and timely communication between HQs and Donor.

She/He will ensure the elaboration of monthly internal report to be submitted to the Desk Officer for Somalia on achievements, projects, problems encountered, pertinent developments and strategic needs.

She/He will ensure effective distance supervision/remote control when in Nairobi.

Work closely with the Regional Coordinator to enhance project implementation. Coordinate with the security team support at regional and HQs level providing regular information and monitoring identified security risks.

She/He will be involved in visibility actions taken by Cesvi HQs in order to promote in-country activities and to raise funds accordingly.

She/He will report to the Desk Officer for Somalia at HQs level and coordinate with the Regional Coordinator at Nairobi Office.

She/He will be based either in Somalia or Kenya (Nairobi) according to security situation.

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