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Job Title: Social Transfers Field Coordinator
Job Location: This position will be based in Hargeisa office with 50% frequent travels to programme locations within Somaliland.
Reports to: The Social Transfers Field Coordinator will report directly to the Social Transfers Programme Manager (PM)
Direct reports: 3 Social transfer project officers
Contract details: 1 year & renewable
Liaises with: The Social Transfer Field Coordinator will collaborate with other programme and systems staff as necessary.
Job Purpose: This is a central position in the Social Transfers programme, responsible to undertake a variety of Social Transfers programme implementation, administrative and management tasks. He/she will help in the planning and implementation of Social Transfers programme activities in compliance with both donor and Concern’s requirements. The Field Coordinator (SFC) will assume specific responsibilities for the development, implementation and field monitoring of the Social Transfers programme activities in Somaliland regions. The SFC will collaborate with key Social Transfers actors, and ensure relationships with these actors is strengthened. This position will also assist in compiling all reports and proposals relating to Social Transfers programme.
Main duties & Responsibilities:
- Work closely with the PM to ensure that the Social Transfers programme is managed and implemented in line with the proposal, approved budget and donor requirements.
- Support coordination of the project at regional and district levels to ensure effective project implementation.
- Actively contribute to and assist the PM in the development of annual, quarterly, and monthly implementation plans and ensure timely and quality implementation of activities
- Ensure meaningful and active participation of key line ministries, authorities and other stakeholders in the programme planning and implementation.
- Ensure synergy and facilitate the integration of the Social Transfers programme activities with other Concern programmes.
- In collaboration with the PM, develop and maintain close relationships with Ministry of Employment, Social and Family Affairs in Somaliland and develop strategic relationships with other actors/stakeholders in Somaliland.
- Contribute to the development of procurement plans, initiate timely procurement processes through SRs, and closely follow up procurement of programme items and inputs.
- Contribute to the development of appropriate beneficiary targeting tools and ensure Social Transfers programme targets the intended poorer and vulnerable households.
- Assist the PM in exploring new Social Transfers programing opportunities in Somaliland regions.
- Identify and facilitate technical support needed by the Social Transfers programme in Somaliland regions.
- In addition to the above tasks, the SFC is expected to actively participate in emergencies responses and carry out other appropriate duties as assigned by the PM, the Programme Director (PD), and the Country Director (CD).
- Represent Concern at relevant coordination meetings/fora as and when assigned by the Programme Manager.
- Maintain good collaboration and working relationship with government bodies such MESAF as well as regional and districts authorities, communities and other relevant stakeholders/actors.
- Provide regular programme updates to the Protection Unit at MESAF and maintain close working relationship with Ministry DG and staff.
- Contribute to the production of good quality, accurate and timely reports for both donor and internal use.
- In collaboration with the PM, contribute inputs to concept notes, proposals and reports.
- Coordinate the development and sharing of quality case studies and lessons learned from the Social Transfers programme.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability
- Work with Social Transfers PM and M&E Manager on baselines and end line surveys, and development of monitoring tools.
- Conduct frequent monitoring and supervision visits to the target programme locations and communities.
- Undertake periodic beneficiary discussions and engagements to keep up to date with community perceptions of the project, changing needs and opinions.
- Keep the PM up to date and informed of programme progress with any developments which may require action or a change of plan in the area of responsibility.
- Facilitate beneficiaries to timely access feedback and response to issues raised.
- Ensure integration and mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues, such as gender, SRGBV, DRR, equality, and other protection concerns are mainstreamed in Somaliland Social Transfers Programme Component.
- Encourage innovation and learning and ensure that lessons learned are documented shared (within and outside of Concern), and encourage wider application of such learning where appropriate and organize periodical joint monitoring with the relevant authorities.
- Assist in budget management and contribute to the preparation of activity budgets.
- Support the PM in budget monitoring, budget revision and timely feedback on monthly management accounts.
- Ensure budget utilisation is in compliance to donor guidelines and Concern financial policy and procedures, while ensuring accountability, transparency and value for money.
- In the absence of the PM f, the SFC will be in full charge of programme responsibilities.
- Ensure staff members under your reporting strictly comply with programme security management plan and SOPs.
- Ensure that all staff reporting to this position receive annual Performance Development Reviews (PDRs) in accordance with Concern’s HR policy, along with follow up throughout the year to ensure movement forward on objectives.
- Undertake any other ad duties as may be assigned by the PM or the PD that is consistent with the nature of Concern’s operations.
Qualification and Experience:
- Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience working in Social Transfers programming and / or cash transfer programs. Experience with community driven development, emergency, and/or multi-sectoral programming,
- Direct experience working on activities that centrally employ community based approaches to community driven development and community contribution.
- Experience working with displacement affected communities, as well as other related or vulnerable populations
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Social studies, a related subject
- At least 3 years professional experience with an international humanitarian/development agency
- Demonstrated commitment to gender responsive and inclusive programming.
- Good leadership skills, ability to work effectively with people.
- Fluency in English and Somali language
Desirables & Special Skills:
- Must have a ‘hands on’, practical mentality, be self-driven and very motivated.
- Ability to balance multiple high priorities at the same time
- Must be well organized.
- Able to take initiative and work independently and aspire others to do the same
- Very high attention to detail.
- Cultural and political sensitivity.
- Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a fluid situation.
- Good interpersonal skills.
Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the Programme Manager from time to time.
How to Apply: Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements should submit their applications (cover letter and updated CV) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Application for Social Transfers Field Coordinator” by Thursday 25th March 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test and interview
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