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CCM ( is an Italian NGO operating in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, South Sudan, Somalia, running a variety of health-related projects

Location: Nairobi office with regular mission to Kenya and Somalia. Missions to Sudan could be required

Contract duration: one year (possible extension)

Start contract date: End of January 2011

Closing application date: 31st December 2010

Please send motivation letter and CV with references to

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please note that ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES will be contacted.

Job description
This management position consists of two different roles:
As Public Health Expert
The candidate supports the Country Representative in providing knowledge and skills towards the promotion of health within the populations and the strengthening of health system in developing countries.

Based in Nairobi office, he/she will analyze the health needs of Kenya and Somalia, identifying possible interventions consistent with the sector policy of the Country and Donors, write and submit project proposals to Donors

Ideally, the candidate should have proven knowledge in public health and in the management of development projects, excellent analysis and project writing skills, good negotiations and team working capacities both with local and international partners.

As Deputy Country Representative,
Under the direct supervision of Country Representative, he/she
- Officially represents CCM in the countries (Kenya and Somalia) when assigned.
- Supervises the management and the implementation of all projects ensuring the compliance with agreements signed with the donors.
- Ensures the preparation and the submission of all reports (financial and narrative) to the Donors or to the HQs according to the internal procedures. For the administrative issues he/she will be supported by the Regional Administrator
- Ensure the correct management of the personnel working in the countries
- Support the identification of new project opportunities

Moreover he/she will be responsible for the management of some projects the organization is implementing in the area (Somalia and Kenya).
For issues concerning the projects CCM implements in Developing Countries, the Deputy works in collaboration with the Desk Officer of the Projects Department in the HQs according to CCM’s internal procedure.

Reporting: He/ She reports to the Country Representative.

Job profile
•Good knowledge and proven experience in public health. This is a mandatory requirement for all candidates
•Good knowledge and proven experience in the management of projects and programs. This is a mandatory requirement for all candidates.
•Relevant academic background
•At least 3 years of relevant work experience in the identification, formulation, management and monitoring of projects in developing countries
•Knowledge of data collection methodologies
•Good administrative skills for the management of developing projects (budget formulation and management, contracts understanding, reporting, etc).
•Good communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
•Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team
•Demonstrated capacity to organize the work and to be focused on the achievement of expected results
•Willingness to work under pressure and long hours, if required
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•Fluency of both written and spoken English
•Fluency in Italian would be an asset
•Past experience in an NGO will be a strong advantage
•Past work experience in Somalia will be positive evaluated
How to apply
Please send motivation letter and CV with references to
Reference Code: RW_8BYFGC-31

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