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Vacancy id VAC-9339
Job title VAC-9339 Senior Program Assistant (CCCM Cluster)
Location Beletywene
Apply by 09-Mar-2023
Start date 01-Apr-2023
Duration 9 months
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Bachelor Degree or equivalent in University Degree in Law, International Relations, Social Work, Developmental Studies or a similar field with four years’ relevant professional experience (essential).
High School in Certificate of above relevant qualifications with Six years of relevant professional experiences (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 4 year/s of demonstrable relevant Camp Management experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 4 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in Somali (essential).

Job description

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Overview of position Drought conditions in Somalia have worsened during the first half of 2022 leading to acute displacement across the country. During this period of worsening conditions, displacement leaving affected districts into urban IDP sites has increased in frequency with an estimated one million individuals displaced since conditions deteriorated. Within the CCCM Cluster, there are seven sub-national locations across the country that provide coordination systems assisting CCCM partners in implementing operations and feeding critical information into state-level OCHA-led coordination structures.  While these seven sub-national hubs are fully functional providing support to CCCM partners, increases in the frequency and quantity of displacement have presented challenges in coordinating sub-national responses with CCCM partners and humanitarian service providers.  Therefore, the Roving CCCM Focal Point position has been established with the aim of supporting sub-national focal points with coordination support while providing assistance to operational CCCM partners. This degree assistance looks to strengthen the operationalization of CCCM principles outlined in both the CCCM Cluster’s Famine Prevention Plan and Joint Inter-Sectoral Famine Prevention Plan overall increasing the quality of CCCM interventions.

Currently, CCCM Cluster Sub-National Focal Points are accountable for the CCCM response to the humanitarian crisis. Focal Points must ensure the inclusion of key humanitarian partners within the sector, respecting their mandates and programme priorities. The Senior Program Assistant (CCCM Cluster) for Hirshabelle will provide dedicated focal point support for CCCM operations in Hirshabelle. This will entail strengthened coordination amongst CCCM partners and establishing additional relationships with sub-national focal points for the various clusters following up on longstanding challenges that may be affecting the overall response. The Senior Program Assistant (CCCM Cluster) will also play an instrumental role in enabling CCCM partners at the sub-national level to operationalize core CCCM activities as part of the cluster’s Famine Prevention Plan. This may entail holding trainings or on-the-ground support to CCCM partners while emphasizing the critical importance of community engagement and site-level presence by CCCM partners within the famine prevention response.  Additionally, the Senior Program Assistant (CCCM Cluster) will be willing to engage in frequent travel to site-level locations that may be facing numerous challenges requiring supplementary cluster support.

The Senior Program Assistant (CCCM Cluster) for Hirshabelle Sub-National will work to support the cluster at the S-ICCG and will provide representation to the cluster during all external engagement with OCHA, government officials and sector focal points. This will entail strengthened coordination amongst CCCM partners and establishing additional relationships with sub-national focal points for the various clusters following up on longstanding challenges that may be affecting the overall response. 

Role objectives
  • Maintain appropriate coordination with all relevant sector stakeholders for important cross-sector activities such as emergency needs assessments; including regional and local authorities, non-government organizations, donors and representatives of affected populations in their geographical area of responsibility;
  • Support CCCM partners in strengthening sub-national cluster coordination through holding monthly coordination meetings, trainings for CCCM partners and site-level on-the-job assistance to CCCM partners;
  • Provide technical inputs to the cluster strategy, advocacy notes or any other national documents when requested by the National Cluster Coordinators;
  • Work with CCCM partners to ensure that agencies are implementing the CCCM Cluster’s Famine Prevention Plan while enabling agencies to adhere to quality standards for implemented CCCM activities with an emphasis on community engagement and site-level presence;
  • Train CCCM partners and service providers on the main tenants of the Joint Inter-Agency Famine Prevention Plan for Somalia,  helping CCCM partners to  implement real-time MUAC screening for new arrivals, joint registration with FSL partners on FSL initiatives and orientation sessions targeting new IDP arrivals and existing IDP communities at the site-level;
  • Mobilize CCCM partners as needed to provide ad hoc trainings, support in site verification exercises, safety audit review meetings, local authority coordination or other cluster-supported activities;
  • Liaise with government counterparts and partner focal points regularly ensuring that all partners have updated information related to site priorities, gaps, needs and achievements;
  • Coordinate with established area-based coordination groups maintaining accurate partner presence mapping and fostering greater coordination and synergies within the overall famine prevention response.
  • Support capacity building for relevant stakeholders including local authorities, requesting support from the National Cluster Coordination Team when needed;
  • Represent the CCCM Cluster during S-ICCG meetings and identify opportunities to establish collaborative programming with other sector leads and report them to the supervisor;
  • Hold bi-lateral meetings with certain CCCM agencies or IDP site sector partners to better communicate needs and gaps that have been identified, enabling organizations to improve certain humanitarian responses;
  • Coordinate with OCHA and S-ICCG cluster focal points in addition to service providers with the aim of addressing longstanding challenges and promoting greater synergies amongst cluster operations.
  • Perform other required duties assigned by direct supervisor.
Project reporting
  • Under the overall supervision and guidance from the Pillar Coordinator and direct supervisor of the CCCM Cluster Coordinator, the Senior Program Assistant (CCCM Cluster) for Hirshabelle will be responsible for the following:
Key competencies The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Team management
  • This role has no team management responsibility
Further information
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
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