CARE International is an international NGO 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.
CARE Somalia’s Urban Youth Program is currently seeking applications from experienced professionals to fill the position of Program Officer. The position will be based in Galkayo- Galmudug with frequent travel to the field regularly for project implementation and technical support.
CARE Somalia has adopted a program approach that is focusing on achieving a specific impact on a particular vulnerable population group over a 10 to 15-year period. The approach involves developing theories of change and program strategies for specific impact groups who have been carefully identified and selected based on in-depth situational analysis. One of the country office impact group is urban youth who are in the age bracket 15-29 years, out of school and/or socially marginalized. Through strategic alliances and increased policy advocacy, CARE’s Urban youth program will contribute to lasting change in the lives of these most impoverished and marginalized youth. At present the focus of much of the work with urban youth is on education, inclusive governance and livelihoods with an emphasis on TVET. The aim of this project will be to work with these youths to address underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization that affect them.
2. Position Summary
The Program Officer will be responsible for the effective and efficient field implementation of EU funded project in Galmudug, under the Urban Youth program. This person will closely work with the project team, Area Manager and the Project advisor in supporting project planning, reporting, representation and routine monitoring of the project progress. She/he will facilitate and contribute to project trainings, procurement and financial plans as well as liquidations, and timely documentations. She/he will regularly ensure project deliverables with staff and with other key program stakeholders and partners, while providing leadership but not limited to in enhancing community buy in, clarification of Project parameter rationale, beneficiary selection, and verification, formation of committees and community engagement in Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA), Youth employment, Conditional cash transfers activities and strengthen Gender sensitive approaches. She/he will liaison over all CARE’s activities in Dhusamareb and South Galkayo district. The post will be located in Dhusamareb district of Galmudug State, and will report directly to the Area/Office Manager, DSRIS project.
Roles & responsibilities
Result 1; Support Project Delivery (45%)
The Project Officer will facilitate all aspects of delivering a high quality and accountable EU funded project in Galmudug State.
Result Area 2: Resource Management and Administration (25%).
Ensure adherence to the budgetary, logistical, human resource and other administrative issues of his/her base in collaboration with the her/hs supervisor but not limited to
Result Area 3 –Partnerships, Representation and Coordination (25%).
In coordination with the project advisor She/he she will ensure that CARE maintain excellent and productive relations with all key stakeholders, especially beneficiaries, local authorities and the humanitarian community. Tasks include:
Result Area 4 – Other assignment (5%)
The Project officer will carry our other activities/assignments assigned by the organization and Her / His supervisor
3. Required Qualifications (minimum requirements)
Reporting to: - Area/Office Manager Working closely with - Consortium coordinator, Project Advisor, M&E officer. - South central Security manager (advisory role in project implementation from a security point of view) - Finance teams (for budget preparation and financial liquidations) - Financial Risks & Grant Management Unit (grants to partners, compliance) - Other program support departments (for logistics, procurement, HR issues etc.)
External: - Local governments’ technical departments at regional level and district levels - Municipal and regional government - Local NGO partners – with emphasis on strategic partners - Communities - UN agencies, international NGOs working in the same geographic areas/sectors
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are requested submit their application letter and CV with at least 3 professional reference check via email SOM.Recruitment@care.org by close of business on 15th August 2019. Please include the reference “Program Officer – Galkayo - Galmudug As subject of your email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For more information about CARE and its programs, visit www.care.org
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Our selection process reflects our Commitment to the protection of children.