Team Leader – Hargeisa

  • Full time
  • 2 years ago
  • / Monthly

Job Information

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    Posted On Aug 14 ,2019
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 3 years

Job Description






Program Development and Management

  • Line management for senior project staff and support functions in the area
  • Supervise sector coordinators/officers (Health & Nutrition) and provide assistance to successfully implement current programs, ensure consistency with SOPs, and further develop and integrate these sectors where appropriate.
  • Compliance with and adherence to Mercy-USA policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Provide area specific input on organizational strategies, Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Organize grants opening and closure meetings at area level
  • Implementation of projects (including master support budget and coordinating input for donor proposals and reports) in the area, in compliance with contractual commitments (i.e. quality, synergies, timeliness, use of resources).
  • Assess needs, develop emergency and recovery response and implement response plans
  • Represent Mercy-USA and networking on area level both with donors/potential donors, coordination forums and other implementing partners
  • Ensure that capacity building is provided to all staff in the area
  • Ensure overall security and safety of staff in the area
  • Liaise with the government of Somaliland and officials from the line ministries.

Finance and Administration

  • In coordination with Programmes Coordinator, review and provide operational feedback to sector and program managers on implementation issues, and develop strategies for improving and enhancing program support services.
  • Enforcing all Mercy USA policies at the field office
  • Approve as required, authorized levels of project related expenditures.
  • Provide constant advice to both field staff and the regional on security situation

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Supervise M&E Team and provide required support and guidance to meet the program M&E needs, including execution of baseline, periodic, and final evaluations as necessary.
  • Review program/project narrative and related financial reports submitted by sector coordinators and officers, share feedback with programmes coordinator and concerned sectors managers, and initiate appropriate/necessary follow up action recommended or warranted by monitoring reports.
  • In coordination with your team present quarterly program, implementation status reports to programmes coordinator and sector managers and highlight any areas that may require special management attention.
  • Ensure measurement of achievement and progress toward project goals through timely submission of well-prepared annual plans and budgets.
  • Conduct regular field visits to field program sites and activities on a regular basis to review overall status of program implementation.


· Degree in Health Sciences/Public Health/ Project Management/ Social Sciences/ International relations/Community Development or another relevant technical discipline

· Professional qualification will be an added advantage

Master’s Degree in the specified field will be an added advantage


· 4 years minimum in similar position

· 3 Years’ experience working as a Senior Project Manager in a humanitarian emergency and recovery context

· Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts.

· Experience of implementing USAID,UN,EAC,DFID, ECHO funded projects

· Experience working with budgets, including managing financial outlays and expenditures

Previous work experience managing remote field teams

Work related skills

· Strong knowledge of the programme management cycle, and related process and structures for quality programme management

· Good organizational skills

· Experience with scaling up of humanitarian programs in strictly controlled context is an asset

· Excellent interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and negotiation

· Good time management skills

· Strong communication skills, including ability to lead and manage remote

· Ability to work in harsh conditions

· Strategic thinking

· Aggressive and Result Oriented

· Able to meet set own targets and meet own targets on a monthly basis and follow up targets of reporting colleagues

· Able to meet deadlines

· Able to identify programme challenges and plan and communicate alternatives for smooth programme implementation

Personal attributes

· Ability to work under pressure

· Trustworthy

· Team player

· Responsiveness

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong customer relation skills

· Integrity

Due to the nature of Mercy USA Operations, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable.

How to apply:

About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

Any interested candidate can send a CV and cover letter to the following email address:

This position is only open to Somalilander’s and will close on 20th August 2019