VSF Germany is an international Non-Governmental Organization, providing humanitarian aid and development assistance to pastoralists and vulnerable communities in areas where livestock is of importance. In the region, VSF Germany implements activities in Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia & Ethiopia. It focuses on Livestock, food security and Livelihoods, Natural Resources Management, Peace and Conflict, Good governance, Disasters & Emergency, and Agriculture, marketing, but also with developing the capacity of communities and governmental institutions or initiating peace and conflict resolution we work towards food security and strengthened livelihoods of pastoralist communities.
VSF Germany is implementing the project ‘Strengthening Livelihoods and Resilience of Crises-Affected Communities in Puntland and Jubaland States, Somalia**’** for the next 3 years with funding from BMZ. Funds direct recipient is VSFG for Somalia and then VSFG has sub-contract the implementation to Partners, as sub-grantee (SIF) and Local partner: Somali Lifeline Organization (SOLO), VSF-G, will implement activities in Somalia (Puntland state)
Puntland State is geographically located in the Eastern portion of Somalia. The population mainly depends, either directly or indirectly, on livestock products for their livelihood and is best suited for pasture, and not for extensive crop production due to general scarcity of water, formation of salt deposits on plots in the water spring areas, poor farming systems and the poor quality of available seeds.
The project will be implemented in Puntland - Nugaal region (Garowe and Burtinle). The overall objective of the programme is to “To enhance livelihood and resilience of vulnerable crises-affected communities and institutions through multisectoral interventions*.”* The action will be implemented in a consortium led by VSFG in collaboration with SIF & Local partner: Somali Lifeline Organization (SOLO), key stakeholders including; Government and local authorities, Puntland National Veterinary Association, Private sector, Training institutions and Community groups in-order to ensure the success and achievement of the set objectives.
We seek to recruit a qualified and well experienced Project Manager to support and lead the implmentation of project activties. The position will be field based in Garowe and with frequent visits to other locations within the project area. The incumbent will work in collaboration with senior project officer, project officers, field officers and the support team provide technical expertise and support in planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication. The project manager will be in charge of direct implementation of project activities for a period of 12 month with possibility of extension based on performance. The position holder will work under the guidance and in close cooperation with the Technical advisor and the country Director and in collaboration with all field staff. S/he will be directly responsible for all project activities at field level.
I. Leadership & Operations
II. Project Management
· Pro-actively organize and conduct (baseline) surveys and focus group discussions
· Comply with- and enforce standard project implementation policies and procedures.
III. Technical support & capacity building
· Maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on the project activities carried out.
· Identify staff development and training needs especially in areas relating to the core services of the organization and.
· Ensure capacity building of staff
· Meet with community representatives or government authorities to determine overall growth and development needs and goals, and to develop and support activities, programs, and plans.
IV. Financial Management
Minimum qualifications and work experience
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and CV to: Postal address: VSF Germany, Piedmont Plaza, off Ngong’ Road, 2nd floor, P.O BOX 25653, 00603 Nairobi
Or via email address email@example.com . Indicate on the subject the Job Title applicable. Applicants will be assessed on a continuous basis alongside internal candidates. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Closing date for receiving applications is 25th August 2021, on or before mid-night (East African time).
Disclaimer: VSF Germany does not charge for its recruitment nor ask the applicants to pay any form of fee.