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Title                             :           Roving coordinator         

Contract type                :           SOS CV Somalia

Proposed level             :           SOS CV Somalia

Duration                       :           12 Months

Duty Station                 :           Baidoa and Jowhar, Somalia

Report to:

Technical Supervisor: National CP AoR coordinator    


Functional Supervisor: Program Development & quality Director

Job Summary: 

On behalf of CP AoR, the purpose of this post is to facilitate the process that will ensure a well-coordinated, strategic, adequate, coherent, and effective CP AoR response in Southwest state and Middle Shabelle. The post holder, under the guidance of the National CP AoR Coordinator, is responsible for the efficient management and functioning of the CP AoR working group in the designated area by providing technical support to the existing state/regional coordinators, reactivating dormant coordination hubs and if necessary, form new area-based coordination working group. The roving coordinator will report to the Somalia National Child Protection AoR coordinator, with a dotted line to the SoS CV Somalia area manager for Southwest state where all his operational and logistic cost will be based with frequent travel to middle Shabelle

Main duties and Responsibilities:


  • Support the relevant state/regional CP AoRs with the set up/strengthening/management of a flexible coordination mechanism
  • Support State/Regional CP AoRs with key deliverables, in line with the core cluster functions, as defined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s
  • Build complementarity of partner actions: avoiding duplication and gaps
  • Effectively use and transfer information to, from and between cluster participants and other stakeholders.
  • Support CP AoR Information Management in the State/Regionals, under the guidance of the national CP AoR Information Manager
  • Support the CP AoRs at State/Regional level with the identification of synergies and opportunities for collaboration with Child Protection, as well as other Clusters
  • Support the CP AoRs at State/Regional level with the mainstreaming of relevant cross-cutting issues including gender and age issues
  • Interact with other clusters in sub national level, humanitarian actors, government counterparts, and relevant authorities for operational planning, engagement, and active contribution of operational partners.
  • Support the development of tools, standard operating procedures, and technical guidance documents for the CPWG, including for rapid assessments and key CP topics.
  • Support the development of capacity building plan for NGO and government partners through a participatory process and provide on-going mentoring and support to CPWG members.
  • Coordinate with the Protection Cluster and inter-cluster forums to ensure the inclusion of CP indicators in the multi-sectoral and protection assessments.
  • Be accountable to the affected population through effective and inclusive consultative and feedback mechanisms.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience of managing child protection programmers and of inter-agency coordination.
  • Education to BSc/BA/BEng level in Social Work, Human rights Law, International Relations, Development Studies or similar, or equivalent field experience.
  • A high level of written and spoken English and Somali
  • Knowledge and understanding established inter-agency standards and guidelines in child protection, i.e., the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Settings.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Experience in working through consultative and participatory processes and ability to balance multiple competing interests to work towards a common goal.
  • Experience in training and capacity building, and willingness to dedicate time and patience to support partner’s capacity development.
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.

Safeguarding Commitment

“SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes Children’s Villages organization is also committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe”.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV, clear subject line and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to: this email

Closing date is 12th December, 2022

Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Office: Baidoa and Jowhar, Somalia

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