Somali Cash Consortium Programme Coordinator
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Somali Cash Consortium Programme Coordinator
Somali Cash Consortium Programme Manager
12 months contract
As part of the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and under the direct Supervision of the
Cash Consortium Programme Manager, the Coordinator will ensure the efficient, effective
and compliant implementation of the Cash Consortium programme.
He / She will:
• Liaise with Cash Consortium partner teams in Somalia (Mogadishu and other
• Supervise partners’ Cash Consortium related activities and report to the CMU
• Verify that the correct participants are being included in the programme by partner
teams, by confirming that targeting guidance has been followed.
• Represent the Cash Consortium at meetings of Cash Working Groups, donors and
humanitarian coordination functions in Somalia (Mogadishu and other field
• Facilitate the roll out of Cash Consortium programme, process and system
development pilots; including voice verification, call centre technology and other
projects by holding project management meetings with stakeholders.
• Support the Cash Consortium logistics and admin functions in Somalia, ensuring
that all tasks are carried out in line with Concern and donor procedures.
Main duties &
• Ensure the needs of programme participants are being prioritised.
• Regularly visit participant communities with partner agency staff to:
o Ensure guidance notes are being followed
o Report on any areas for improvement
o Receive feedback from communities
o Document activities
• Report to the rest of the CMU team on visits to communities
Meet stakeholders involved in programme, process and system development pilots.
Develop and document project plans and ensure all stakeholders are aware of their commitments.
Hold stakeholders to account by reviewing progress against project plans then agreeing and documenting revisions.
Participate in coordination meetings with partners and other NGO/UN Agencies (clusters, local cash working groups, government meetings) where Cash Consortium is concerned.
Meet with local stakeholders; government, authorities and private sector.
Network with NGOs/UN Agencies to promote the work of the Cash Consortium and coordinate implementation.
Oversee and build capacity around partners’ process implementation and documentation – particularly relating to targeting and registration
Review, suggest amendments and follow up on amendments to partners’ documentation
Receive, clean, analyse and compile data sent monthly by partner agencies.
Receive, review, suggest amendments and follow up on amendments to information submissions by partners including; quantitative data, programme reports and audit documentation.
Support partners or consultants in developing communications products; including finding and drafting success stories and taking photographs & videos.
Admin, logistics and procurement
Translate between English and Somali for program written documents / forms, feedback from community visits or surveys and provide oral translations during community visits and trainings.
Make logistic, finance and administrative arrangements for community visits by stakeholders. Ensure that all logistical activities are carried out within the framework of Concern’s and donors’ procedures, standard and policies.
Follow up with finance, admin, and logistics staff within Concern to ensure procurements are completed in a timely fashion.
Take active measures to address equality issues, particularly relating to gender, in programme as well as operational activities.
Ensure the highest stands of accountability through ensuring good communication and information sharing within and outside the organisation.
Be aware of, understand and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures (P4, finance, logistics, HR, security management etc).
Contribute to ongoing security management and planning as necessary.
Establishing and developing effective working relationship with Concern and partner agency staff, authorities, the private sector, service providers and volunteers to ensure teamwork and integration.
Any other duties as assigned by the line manager.
Person specification: Essential:
Desire to work in a small, dynamic, high-performing multidisciplinary team.
Degree in Business Administration/Social Science or relevant field.
At least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with both local and international counterparts and colleagues.
Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.
Fluency in English and Somali to allow for quick and accurate translation/interpretation.
Ability to multi-task competing priorities
Effective communication skills including strong facilitation/negotiation and coordination abilities.
Strong and demonstrable competency in computer skills including MS Office.
Willingness and ability to undertake frequent travel (Hargeisa, Baidoa, Nairobi, remote communities, etc.)
Previous knowledge and experience of programming in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).
Knowledge in NGO finance and procurement procedures and best practices.
Experience and knowledge in managing personal and others’ security in higher risk environments.
How To apply: Interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, should submit their applications (cover letter and updated CVs) by email to email@example.com with the subject line “Application for Somali Cash Consortium Programme Coordinator by 31st December 2019.
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