DRC has been operating in Somalia since 1998 using a protection of human rights framework. Somalia is experiencing a devastating humanitarian crisis, with nearly 80% of the population in need of some form of humanitarian assistance. DRC in Somalia is scaling up the operation in emergency response through an integrated approach accessing hard to reach populations.
Overall purpose of the role
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing leadership of DRC Somalia Social safety Net Programs in close coordination with the DRC Head of Programs, government, Cash consortium, donors and safety working groups. S/h ensure planning and delivery of all components of DRC Somalia Safety Net & Cash programs funded by EU, RDE and other donors and facilitate a coherent approach to DRC Somalia overall response. S/he will ensure coordination of the Safety Net effectively to deliver the commitments of the consortium in an efficient, effective and economical manner. S/he is expected to contribute to the strategic thinking, planning, and overall coordination efforts of the Safety Nets programming. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that a drive for quality and innovative practice is embedded in the day-to-day implementation of the safety Net and Cash programming, overseeing the staff matters on implementation. You will report to Head of Programs and will line manage Programme Assistants and work closely with technical teams, Finance, M&E Focal Points of Consortium Members, Consortium PMG; Deputy Country Director & Country Director and other involved staff.
Program development and delivery:
- Responsible for Safety Net programmes at DRC Somalia and close monitoring of implementation of projects and ensuring projects are being implemented in a timely and quality manner.
- Coordinate implementation of all safety net projects monitor budgets in coordination with Area Managers and Head of Programme to ensure there is no overspending or underspending.
- Ensure quality implementation of the safety net programmes and adhere to DRC regulations and donor commitments.
- Develop and maintain appropriate communication with the teams and other relevant stakeholders.
- Proactively network with Somali Cash consortium agencies to identify opportunities to collaborate.
- Ensure clear internal coordination within the project teams and other support teams (Logistics, Human Resources, Finance, Base).
- Provide updates during various meetings such as advisor’s and management, or any other ad hoc meetings.
- Manage Safety Net activities, alongside the relevant field PM and PC, in order to meet the project objectives within budget and allotted time frame.
- Lead the development and implementation of Safety Net strategy in collaboration with food security and HOP.
- Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to applicable timeframes and formats.
- Leading Safety Net and Cash program budget preparations, reviews Planning, and monitoring as per standards.
- Developing and managing internal and donor-level Safety net & Cash reporting
- Ensure compliance and adherence to DRC Programme policies, tools and handbooks.
- Ensure activities are carried out in accordance with agreed consortium standards and timelines, as well as the Sphere Minimum Standards, DRC specific standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
- Lead the development of program and project improvement plans, to ensure effective and timely implementation of the projects and Program.
- Ensures the delivery of a Safety Net & Cash Program with demonstrable impact and is accountable for ensuring that the Program meets overall Program quality and learning standards.
- Manages and is accountable for Program budget including responding to high level management and variance reports.
- Ensure that DRC programs are following donor contractual obligations and that all reporting is of good quality and is done in a timely manner.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Support in developing and implementing the project monitoring and evaluation plan, and timely submission of reports and other document requirements.
- Provide feedback on project implementation modality and assist in achieving maximum efficiency in project delivery.
- Support the teams in undertaking regular participatory monitoring and verification visits to ensure adequate progress against action plans, outputs and ensuring that quality elements are signed off. Provide advice on any corrective action necessary.
Fund rising, Reporting & strategic development:
- Support the senior management in the efforts on identifying relevant funding opportunities for Safety Net, executing and monitoring cultivation and influencing plans for relevant donors
- Ensure the regulation submission of updates and reports (Quertly, Monthly) to the consortium and donors.
- Lead the development of interventions and new proposals, linked to the assessed needs and gaps.
- Support the consortium on development and dissemination of learning, communication, and advocacy initiatives.
- Lead the development and execution of reports and presentations on safety net and Cas issues.
- Consolidating Program reports and providing high level strategic analysis of Program impact
- Prepare Monthly and yearly work plans.
- Progress, constraints, and opportunities as per DRC and donor requirements
- Closely monitor the budget spending against forecast/work plan, conduct monthly Budget monitoring meetings in coordination with Finance, Area Managers and respective Program staff prepare the minutes and actions points and share with HoP/HoSS and CD. Any deviations in the financial spending to be raised to the Area Manager and HoP/HoSS.
- In Coordination with SC staff closely follow up on procurements are to ensure the procurements are done as per the set timelines.
Coordination & Representations:
- Represent DRC at Cash Consortium & technical coordination and working-group meetings
- Attend Safety net & Cash advocacy and communication meetings.
- Work with government entities and line ministries on all matters related to Safety Net programming
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’s five core competencies:
- Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.
Qualifications and Experience
- Experience: – 7-8 years’ experience in Humanitarian with progressive hands-on experience of program management, setting up monitoring and evaluation plans, report writing, coordination, designing, learning and knowledge management.
- Master’s degree in international relations, community Development or related field from an accredited academic institution.
- Good IT skills (especially MS Office).
- To be successful in this role we expect you to demonstrate your leadership and capacity for this position which is key for timely and qualitative aid delivery
- Experience in budget monitoring and working knowledge of Excel sheets.
- Experience in working with ERP systems.
- Experience working in Somalia or similar remote-management context, ideally applying mobile cash-based delivery
- Highly self-driven while striving for perfection under minimum supervision.
- Experience working in emergency response with NGOs, preferably in a humanitarian context.
- Strong coordination/negotiation skills specifically with the ability to effectively coordinate among consortium members and actively contribute to creating a high-paced, flexible, team- oriented culture
Contract: Until 31st December 2023 with possibility of extension, subject to funding and performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for National Staff; Employment band Non-Management G1
Availability: 1st June 2023
Duty station: This position is based in Mogadishu – Somalia
Reporting Line: Head of Program
Providing equal opportunities, we are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Promoting high standards: DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process
Application and CV
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered
Qualified Female candidates highly encouraged to apply
DRC only accepts applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.ngo under Vacancies.
Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 22nd April 2023.