Economic Recovery and Market Systems Specialist – Mogadisho
4 weeks ago
Jul 7 ,2021
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Essential Job Responsibilities
Strategy & Vision
Review existing program strategies and approaches based on changing contexts. Work with Program Manager to ensure linkages with other sector strategies (NFI, Agriculture and Food Security, Livelihoods, WASH and Protection)
Design viable strategies that are both respectful with the local culture and sensitive towards the population.
implementation and program coordination
Work with MEAL Team (Officers and Manager) to develop needs assessment tools and strategies, and train and supervise staff through field surveys and assessments.
Contribute to building the capacity of Mercy Corps staff, as well as project stakeholders.
Develop project work plans related to ERMS with HQ Technical Support Unit (TSU) as needed; communicate to Program Manager.
Ensure the tracking, monitoring and quality reporting of all Economic Recovery and Market Systems interventions.
Complete budget pipeline planning, monitoring and monthly follow up in coordination with the Program Manager.
Supervise and monitor the implementation of Economic Recovery and Market Systems activities, together with other program team members, ensuring that all activities are compliant with the grant and Mercy Corps requirements. Prepare subsequent reports.
Work with Program Manager and Director of Programs to identify, build and manage collaborative partnerships with consortium partners, sub-grantees, donors, and other stakeholders.
Program impact and PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Prepare procurement plans based on project cycle for Economic Recovery and Market Systems works; ensure all PRs are accurately prepared and submitted on time.
Manage grant budget lines related to technical area of specialization (Economic Recovery and Market Systems), including preparation of monthly projections.
Work with MEL Unit to measure outcome indicators and outputs to determine the success of interventions.
Provide team members with information, tools and resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback informally and formally via regular one on ones and performance reviews.
Create and sustain a work environment of mutual respect where team members strive to achieve excellence.
Hire, orient and lead team members as necessary.
design and planning
Lead Economic Recovery and Market Systems aspects of technical assessments in coordination with other thematic areas and/or other external sector agencies.
Revise work plans in conjunction with ERMS Specialist under the oversight of the Program Manager.
Ensure provision of program quality in all aspects of design, planning, and implementation of Economic Recovery and Market Systems interventions
Contribute to the identification and design of additional opportunities for short, medium and long-term programming.
Contribute to the design of new proposals based on sectoral and general knowledge.
Collaborate with finance to develop budgets for agriculture and food security related work.
Prepare bi-weekly, quarterly and interim donor reports for relevant activities under the guidance of the Reporting & Program Support Officer and Program Manager.
Maintain and coordinate reporting and documentation of Economic Recovery and Market Systems activities.
Fulfil Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.
Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.
Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, International Development, Econometrics or related field. Masters preferred.
5 years in a relief setting with Economic Recovery and Market Systems management or managerial experience; from starting up programs to working in emergency and transitional contexts.
Experience in complex and complicated settings with time sensitive deliverables in unstable environments.
Demonstrated ability to manage and communicate effectively with an ethnically diverse team in a sensitive environment.
Internationally recognized qualification in project or program management or a commitment to obtain the qualification in the early months of work.
Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
Knowledge of participatory approaches and community sensitization and mobilization.
Good knowledge of program implementation, monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
Good knowledge and experience regarding gender mainstreaming.
Good computer applications skills.
Knowledge of M&E and the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies.
Experience in planning and managing surveys.
Experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
Experience in managing and providing training to partners and target beneficiaries.
Ability to effectively represent Mercy Corps and its interests to key stakeholders including host governments, and national and international NGOs.
Excellent oral and written English skills required.