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Deputy Country Director, Somalia Mogadishu

Posted by African Development Solutions Private Nugal
  • Company: African Development Solutions
  • Experience: 5 - 10 yers
  • Studies: Master
  • Category: Management - Executive - Director
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Salary: Over 3.000 / month (USD)
POSITION SUMMARYThe Deputy Country Director (DCD), in collaboration with the Somalia Country Director (CD), is primarily responsible for the ongoing program planning and development, implementation, and daily oversight and management of Adeso’s Somalia programs. The DCD is responsible for ensuring that all programmatic deliverables are met, that programs remain on schedule, that program quality is assured, and that staff have access to all necessary technical resources. This includes oversight of program support functions in Somalia. The position is based in Garowe, Somalia with frequent travel to Nairobi. The DCD reports to the Somalia CD and serves as the Acting CD in the absence of the CD. The DCD provides management oversight of all Program Managers.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Primarily responsible for the quality, compliant and timely implementation of all programs in Somalia. Provide leadership and management oversight, mentoring and day-to-day guidance for all PMs, and support them in the overall management of all staff. Identify gaps in management and proactively address these gaps with solutions that contribute to the overall goal to enhance quality and efficiency of program delivery. Develop and institute management tools and best practices for all programs. Oversee country level program support functions, and act as the primary point of contact for HQ level program support to Somalia; this includes championing program support requirements for the Somalia portfolio at the HQ level. Ensure adherence to and compliance with internal policies and procedures, donor regulations and local laws. Support the CD in representing the organization and liaise with local and national authorities, UN, NGO, and donor agencies to promote programs implemented in Somalia. Facilitate successful coordination of activities and ensure transparency in the community.  Prepare routine program status reports for submission to the Country Director according to internal procedures. Participate in relevant cluster coordination in Nairobi to ensure the organization’s programs play a vital role and to secure required support from the cluster coordination mechanism and the UN funding instruments such as CAP, CHF, etc.  Assist the Country Director in expanding country portfolio in Somalia, including assisting in pursuing new sources of donor funding and maintaining adequate donor funding levels to sustain identified program and support activities. Ensure highly qualified individuals are recruited and retained, and promote staff learning and capacity enhancement as required. Work closely with the Security Officer and CD to ensure the safety and security of staff in all locations. Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff. Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff.SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field; Minimum of five years as senior level of an INGO/IO/UN in a complex emergency environment, including donor liaison and program management or equivalent; Knowledge of, and direct experience with, donor rules, regulations and reporting standards (particularly USAID/OFDA, EC, ECHO, OCHA, and DFID); Experience managing a large team of international and national staff in an insecure environment; Proven track record of successful proposal writing with major donors, and sound knowledge of donor practices and budget/financial control. Ability to draft high quality, donor-ready reports without support; Cultural sensitivity and a commitment to national staff development; Practical field experience in multiple target sectors, including food security, water and sanitation, education, community mobilization, livestock, livelihoods, protection; Self-motivated, able to work effectively in a sometimes harsh and unpredictable environment; Team player, committed to motivating and leading staff; Management of multiple budgets, contracts and resources; Excellent written and spoken English. Somalia language skills a plus; Extensive knowledge and appreciation for strong monitoring systems and experience developing them.Preferred: Master’s degree in Public Policy, International/Humanitarian Affairs or similar; Experience working in an insecure environment; Experience in single year and emergency-funded programs, project start up and training local staff; Previous experience in country or extensive knowledge of the issues facing Somalia.
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