Country Programme Officer – Somalia


The purpose of the Country Offices (CO) is to ensure implementation of Norwegian Red Cross International Strategy at country level through programme support to the National Society partner, as articulated and established in the approved Country Framework. This means that the CO is responsible for ensuring results-based project management, risk management, and operational in-country Movement coordination. Furthermore, the CO is responsible for ensuring project implementation in support to NS partners, in line with established project agreements and project plans. The CO ensures sound technical quality of all country projects, in line with established technical standards and best practices. The CO ensures that Norwegian Red Cross programme support is based on regularly updated humanitarian needs analysis in line with established practices. The CO represents Norwegian Red Cross in-country with regards to external partnerships and relationships. The CO is responsible for in-country security management. 
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Country Programme Officer
According to SRCS salary scale

International Programmes and Preparedness
Reports to:
Country Programme Manager Somalia

International Programmes
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Joanna Radziukiewicz

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The purpose of the Country Programme Officeris to organize purposeful collaboration with the National Societies project teams in line with technical standards and project agreements.

Strategic responsibilities

–          Promote the Norwegian Red Cross programme cooperation with the Host National Society project teams to ensure it is consistent and efficient.
–          Support HNSsound technical planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting in line with established project agreements and project plans.

Operational responsibilities

–          Contributes to adequate needs assessment to inform design of relevant projects
–          Ensures the logical project structure of effects and results according to existing guidelines and linkages between the National Societies and Norwegian Red Cross results frameworks.
–          Contributes to the development of SMART indicators that are supported by clear and concise indicator guidelines that operationalizes the indicators and explains the data sources, collection methods, frequency of monitoring and audience.
–          Function as the focal person at the Norwegian Red Cross CO for the project(s) implementation staff on issues related to the daily running of the project(s) which is/are included in the Norwegian Red Cross supported programmes
–          Provides support to the Country Programme Manager for the development of quality project packages to be submitted for internal approval before project start up
–          Supports the design and implementation of baseline surveys
–          Supports the Country Programme Manager in situ monitoring of progress and discusses adjustments to improve results and achieve objectives.
–          Quality assures overall data and quarterly reports provided by HNS
–          Supportsthe organization of end-line studies to quantitative measures changes in values of chosen variables.
–          Facilitates mid-term and final evaluation the design and implementation of relevant end line exercises to measure programme success
–          Reports to the Country Programme Manager issues related to project implementation and options to improve project objectives.
–          Provides input to quarterly reports, yearly reports and indicator tracking table.
–          Perform duties and tasks not covered in this job description and provide support to colleagues when necessary and assigned by the line manager.


–          Consistently provide support to the project teams of the Host National Society and ensure that Norwegian Red Cross rules and guidelines are anchored among Host National Society personnel.
–          Engage with the Results Management Officer at Regional Office and the Country Programme Manager to ensure consistent accountability towards Norwegian Red Cross rules and regulations, guidelines and deadlines.

Mission specific responsibilities

The project officer is responsible for providing continuous support to the HNS projects in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the NorCross supported projects.


Formal Competence
–          University Degreein Health e.g. nursing, medicine with further studies in public health and/or community health an advantage
–          Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Personal qualifications, skills and knowledge
Skills and knowledge

–          Track record of managing humanitarian teams in complex humanitarian setting
–          Proven ability to implement programmes in challenging contexts.
–          Proven ability to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and report onprogrammes related to technical area of health
–          Excellent drafting skills. Ssuccessful donor applications and reporting on humanitarian projects with measurable results.
–          Fluency in English in required. Working proficiency of regional languages is an asset

Personal Qualifications

–          Ability to work towards achieving objectives and results.
–          Ability to convince and gain acceptance
–          Ability to communicate effectively.
–          Ability to be solution oriented

Work Processes: CP1, Complete
Strategic Objectives: HO1, EO1, EO2, EO4, IPO4
Deadline for Applications: January 5- 2020 to February- 5-2020
Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to send their C.Vs with cover letter, copy of their certificates and 3 professional references to:
 Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SOURCE: Country Programme Officer – Somalia

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