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Project Manager, Somaliland Hargeisa (Hargeysa)

Posted by CESVI Private Woqooyi Galbeed
  • Company: CESVI
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years
  • Studies: Master
  • Category: Management - Executive - Director
  • Contract: Undefined
  • Salary: Undefined
REQUIRED COMPETENCIESMaster’s degree in Agriculture or related fieldThree years of relevant work experienceExtensive previous food security experience, in Somalia (Puntland/Somaliland context preferred)Knowledge of and training in cash transfer programmingExtensive knowledge of procurement and logistics of food securIty material (seeds, tools, etc) and relevant donor proceduresDemonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of stakeholders and to develop consensus and partnershipsDESIRABLE COMPETENCIESFamiliarity with the Somali contextKnowledge of pastoralist communitiesFluency in English (written and spoken)FlexibilityWORK CONTEXTMarginalised rural and coastal populations in Somaliland and Puntland remain actually affected by food insecurity. In Bari (Puntland) 15,000 rural people have to face critical food security conditions and in Sanaag (Somaliland) 35,000 people; an additional 5,000 people – all in rural areas – experience emergency food security conditions.Food insecurity in Bari and Sanaag is caused by poor rainfall and difficult environmental conditions, but exacerbated by human factors.According to Cesvi’s needs assessments, conducted in September 2012, major contributing factors for food insecurity are:lack of sufficient fodder and water for livestock,insufficient access to markets, anddeteriorating marine productivity, leading to poor food security for fishermenIn this project, Cesvi will work directly in Bari and Sanaag to support 3,000 households to improve pastoralist and fishing livelihoods. It has been esteemed that 28,000 individuals will benefit directly from the project and 100,000 individuals will benefit indirectly.The project will focus on:Lack of inputs, which will be addressed through animal health improvements, fodder production, cash grants to pastoralist dropouts and improvements in fodder storage at the household levelLack of access to markets, which will be addressed through the purchase of fodder through a voucher systemDeteriorating marine productivity will be addressed through support to fishermen in terms of both technical skills and equipment.JOB DESCRIPTIONProgram• Implement food security program targeted at pastoralist and fishing communities• Ensure that current and potential needs of beneficiaries in the programmatic plan are met• Set program objectives and targets and guide staff towards programmatic achievement• Oversee all aspects of the program, and be responsible for the quality of program delivery and outputs• Ensure an effective M&E system is in place and in use for all activities and projects of the program and oversee continual improvement in assessment and communication of impact• Coordinate all aspects of programming with other programs and initiatives as appropriate• Establish and develop links with government and NGOs in the fields of community service, income generation/economic empowerment• Report to the Country Director about activity progress, issues, risks and constraints on a weekly basis• Lead weekly program management meeting.Operational and Financial Oversight• Supervise operational aspects of the program and ensure that Cesvi protocols and procedures are applied and respected• Ensure proper maintenance of procurement consistent with Donors and Cesvi policies and guidelines• Monitor all program financial expenditures and prepare forecasts• Ensure that cash management practices and recordkeeping are in accordance with donor and Cesvi regulations• Contribute to the timely preparation and submission of reports (narrative and financial) to donors.Personnel Management• Ensure effective selection, orientation and supervision of staff• Ensure personnel files are current and policies are understood and properly followed• Conduct performance assessments, build the capacity of the teams through training and on-the-job coaching and provide feedback regularly and appropriately.
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