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Somalia Area Manager - WASH - Job Ref: SOM/EX0113 (CARE)
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:41:09 PM »
CARE Somalia is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

In mid 2010 CARE Somalia initiated a change in its program structure and strategy - from working in technical sectors to working in more holistic programs focusing on the needs of particular ‘impact groups.

We are looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Area Manager WASH for CARE’s Urban Poor Program. The incumbent will manage the WASH program activities within a defined geographical area, contribute to strategic planning and lead in management of all programmatic aspects within the defined geographical area. The geographic scope of the position will be based in Garowe, Puntland with frequent field visit to other areas within Puntland region.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Program Coordinator-Urban Poor, the Area Manager WASH will be responsible for the WASH projects in puntland.

The manager will contribute to strategic planning and lead in management of all programmatic aspects. S/he will provide day to day leadership, guidance and support to the project team in programmatic and administrative issues, coordinate and liaise with regional and district authorities, elders, community leaders, development agencies, private sector and CARE offices in Hargeisa and Nairobi.

He/she will ensure the project is implemented as outlined in the project proposal and that technical and financial reports are of high quality and are submitted in a timely manner to the program coordinator in Hargeisa and EC. The manager will ensure proper interpretation of the project proposal and oversee the implementation of project activities ensuring that gender, environment and rights issues are taken into account.

He/She will be responsible for ensuring strong collaborative relationships with strategic partners involved within the program area and also ensure the program is implemented in line with partnership principles as outlined in CARE International (CI) policies.

The Area Manager will also be charged with contract management and compliance adherence, by managing grants in line with CARE & donor regulations and requirements and also oversee staff management and will hence be expected to oversee the field staff as appropriate, identify capacity gaps and recommend opportunities to build the capacity of direct reports and other program staff.

S/he will also be required to work with the Safety and Security Advisor to ensure that programs are delivered in a safe and secure manner and ensure that risks to staff, beneficiaries and assets are mitigated through a deterrence, acceptance, protection and program-enabling lens.

Key Competencies

-Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the project and project support departments; -Good leadership and negotiating skills; -Proven capacity of managing programs through partnerships; -Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights based approach ; -Proven budgeting and financial management skills; -Demonstrated ability to motivate and coach field staff; -Ability to work and live under difficult conditions.

Required skills and qualifications

-A degree in civil/water engineering,Public health/environmental health or any related field with significant relevant experience; -Strong experience in policy and networking with government and other actors at different level; -At least 5 years experience working in conflict/post conflict context, with preferred work experience in Somalia; -At least 3 years experience in a project management setting; -Demonstrated experience in development and recovery programming; -Demonstrated experience in project assessments, problem analysis and project design.

The position will be based in Garowe in Puntland, with frequent travel to project sites; depending on security conditions. Closing date for receiving application will be 15th June 2011.

Applications and CVs should be sent to:

The Senior Human Resources Officer CARE Somalia Email:

Applicants sending their applications through email should clearly mark on the subject “Area Manager- WASH - REF: SOM/EX0113’’

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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