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Thursday, October 4, 2012

CARE International Jobs in Somalia

CARE International is an international NCC working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering caused by drought, conflict and displacement. 
We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals to fill the following positions.

Regional Hire - Rural Women Program Monitoring and Learning Coordinator 
(REF-SOMIEXIOI2O) — Based in Garowe, Puntland

The Rural Women Program Monitoring and Learning Coordinator will be responsible for managing CARE’s Rural Women Program work in Somalia in a defined geographical area. 
S/he will contribute to strategic planning and ensure high quality, accountable and impactful program design and delivery of programs targeting vulnerable rural women and the communities they live in to address underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization that affect them.

Specific responsibilities:  
Staff oversight, program design, implementation, monitoring and reporting, grant and knowledge management, advocacy and liaison with partners, donors, government and other stakeholders who are key to achieving the results of the program.

Requirements: 
  • Masters degree in social sciences or relevant field with minimum five (5) years professional experience in conflict/post-conflict context (preferably in Somalia) with at least 2 years field experience in project management (including managing work through partners) and working with pastoralist communities in Africa. 
  • Ability to work as a team player and strong leadership, gender, conflict analysis and negotiating skills required.
Regional Hire - Urban Youth Program Monitoring and Learning Coordinator
(REF-SOMIEXIOI2I) — Based in Hargeisa Somaliland

The Urban Youth Program Monitoring and Learning Coordinator will be responsible for managing CARE’s Urban Youth Program work in Somalia in a defined geographical area. 
S/he will contribute to strategic planning and ensure high quality, accountable and impactful program design and delivery of programs targeting vulnerable urban youth, with a focus on secondary education and livelihoods, to address underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization that affect them.

Specific responsibilities
Staff oversight, program design, implementation, monitoring and reporting, grant and knowledge management, advocacy and liaison with partners, donors, government and other stakeholders who are key to achieving the results of the program.

Requirements:  
  • Masters degree in social sciences or relevant field with minimum five (5) years professional experience in conflict/post-conflict context (preferably in Somalia) with at least 2 years field experience in project management (including managing work through partners) and working with pastoralist communities in Africa. 
  • Ability to work as a team player and strong leadership, gender, conflict analysis and negotiating skills required.
Regional Hire-Secondary Education Advisor  
(REF-SOM/EX10122) - Based in Garowe, Puntland

The Secondary Education Advisor will provide overall technical expertise on secondary education under the Urban Youth program, including new large-scale EC-funded projects in Puntland and Somaliland. 
S/he will be responsible for developing education strategies, advising project teams, monitoring and reporting on progress, and coordinating and liaising with staff, partners, government ministry representatives and other stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities:  
Technical support, assessments and baselines, monitoring systems/tools and their use, implementation of secondary and teacher training activities, donor reporting and collaboration with MoE officials, consortium staff, community education committees, school heads, staff and other stakeholders.

Requirements:  
  • Master’s degree in Education or relevant field. Minimum 3 years’ experience working in Somalia or in the Horn of Africa in child-friendly and girls’ secondary education programming with partners. 
  • Knowledge of USAID, EC and other rules & regulations, contract management, technical and managerial skills. 
  • Sound judgment and ability to work effectively with others at all levels, firm belief in teamwork, partnership, gender equality, participatory approaches and sustainable development.
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
For all Regional positions:

Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees clearly marked the reference number should be sent by 16th October, 2012 to: recruit@som.care.org
International Hire - Puntland Education Project Coordinator for EC Consortium
Based in Garowe1 Puntland

The Puntland Education Project Coordinator will provide overall strategy leadership and direction for a three-year EC-funded project, managing a consortium comprising CARE, Save the Children, ADRA and VU Amsterdam University. 
S/he will work closely with the MoE in Puntland, consortium partners and other key stakeholders, overseeing project delivery, contract management and donor reporting.

Specific responsibilities
Project delivery (define working arrangements for consortium, monitor project activities and progress, oversee technical support to MoE, manage assessments, baselines, evaluations), consortium management (strategic guidance to and coordination with stakeholders, coordinate project management committee, representation), contract management, staff management (of technical assistants within MoE and senior project officer), monitoring and reporting.

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, social sciences or related field. Five years’ experience working in the region and in education programming (building capacity of MoEs using a sector-wide approach). 
  • Demonstrated experience in management and working in (preferably leading) a consortium. Sound judgment and ability to work effectively with others at all levels, firm belief in teamwork, partnership, gender equality, participatory approaches and sustainable development. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required, and Somali language skills desired.
Get more details about this position and apply online from the website below: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CHO5/ats/careers/requisition .jsp?org=CAREUSA&cws=1 &rid=1753

International Hire - Pastoralist Technical Advisor for Consortium 
Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland

CARE and six other NGQs (Oxfam, WVI, ADRA, DRC, COOPI and ACF) in Somalia are initiating a consortium to build resilience among pastoralist, agro-pastoralist and peri-urban livelihoods, as a response to multiple droughts and last year’s famine. 
  • The position will provide technical lead in pastoralist resilience in the consortium, during inception and implementation. 
  • The position is initially for six months, based in Hargeisa, with travel to other parts of Somalia and Nairobi, with the intention to extend for full duration of program (3-5 years). 
  • S/he will provide technical support to consortium, ensuring innovation, harmonization of approaches, technical quality and coordination.
Specifics responsibilities
  • Program design (develop needs analysis and evidence base, draw lessons from consortium partners), technical support and program quality (provide regular updates/reports to CoP, develop and support M&E mechanisms), learning and policy development (support innovation, knowledge management, input on regional and global policy work).
Requirements:  
  • Master’s degree on livestock management, rangeland/dryland management, natural resource management or rural livelihoods. 
  • Five years’ experience in pastoralist programming in Horn of Africa and three years’ experience in advisory role in NGO or similar. 
  • Technical experience in NRM, animal husbandry, veterinary practices, livestock marketing, income/asset diversification, drought cycle management and pastoralist budget and resource management practices. 
  • Excellent communication skills required, along with proven ability to facilitate learning and monitor, evaluate and measure impact of livelihood and/or resilience programming in pastoralist setting. 
  • Consortium and Somali language skills highly desirable.
Get more details about this position and apply online from the website below: https://ch .tbe.taleo.netICHO5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CARE USA&cws=1 &rid=1751
 
International Hire - Peace-building and Governance Program Coordinator for Consortium
Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland 
CARE, DRC, IRC and UNICEF have developed a joint program to strengthen local governance and conflict management at the village level in Somaliland and Puntland (targeting village institutions and local representatives, including marginalized minorities, women and youth, to build skills in project management, financial management, conflict resolution, advocacy and leadership skills, as well as public speaking). 
This position will provide overall leadership for the implementation of the Consortium, overseeing the establishment and functioning of a joint Program Quality Unit to ensure harmonization and quality of interventions. 
S/he will be responsible for developing the overall program approach, guided by the proposal, bringing together technical expertise from each agency, and developing harmonized ways of working, tools and manuals.

Specific responsibilities:  
Program management (support staff hiring, develop tools, manuals and systems based on best practice, develop and implement baseline study and help develop M&E system), program quality and coherence (provide regular updates?

reports to consortium, coordinate technical support and program quality unit), learning (support innovation, knowledge management, input on regional and global policy work), reporting and liaison and representation.

Requirements
  • Master’s degree in community development, sociology, political science or related field. 
  • Seven years’ experience in progressively more senior position in governance, peacebuilding and/or community development. 
  • Experience managing projects and consortia and working with partners. 
  • Technical knowledge of peacebuiding and governance strengthening in fragile environments. 
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and facilitation skills required. 
  • Experience working in Somalia is highly desirable.
Get more details about this position and apply online from the website below: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CHO5/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CARE USA&cws=1 &rid=1752

Competencies and skills for all positions:

Respect, accountability, analytical ability, networking, adaptability, initiating action, building partnerships, communication with impact, facilitating change, coaching, managing performance for success, operational decision making, planning and organizing. 
For all positions, computer literacy in MS-Word, Excel, good interpersonal, communication and writing skills are required.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity, our diversity is our strength and we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.