CARE’s programming in Somalia focuses on strengthening resilience, reducing conflict and addressing chronic poverty as well as mitigating immediate emergency situations.
Job Responsibility #1 – Participate development and review of program strategies
- Support the ACDP, Gender Advisor, program coordinators, technical staff and consultants in developing research activities that contribute to an understanding of underlying causes of poverty, vulnerability and marginalization.
- Provide technical guidance on research methodology and reporting of research finding
- Support program coordinators in reviewing overarching program theories of change, implementation strategies, and monitoring frameworks
- Ensure ongoing monitoring, learning and innovation on the program strategies
- Ensure strong collaborative relationships with strategic partners involved in the program and ensure their involvement in design and implementation
- Ensure strong collaborative relationships are developed between the intended impact group, CARE staff and partner staff.
- Ensure strong input by the intended impact group in program strategy, design and monitoring
- Ensure the program is implemented in line with partnership principles as outlined in CI policies.
- Conduct and provide technical guidance to assessments
- Lead program design teams with program coordinators, consultants and field staff
- Ensure design of quality proposals
- Ensure projects are in line with the overall program strategies and further additional learning and innovation
- Lead Program Quality unit in developing indicators to measure impact of the programs and ensure data is being gathered against these indicators – next to indicators needed as per donor requirements
- Ensure project M&E systems
- Guide project and area managers in adequate implementation of M&E systems
- Support the design of terms of references for evaluations and other project studies
- Ensure that work with partners is of high quality, contributes to partner growth and ensure that the accountability systems for work with partners are in place.
- Ensure commonly agreed program quality and accountability standards are in place
- Conduct reviews of projects and programs against these standards
- Provide recommendations for improvements Provide management reports to the Senior Management Team
- Other program related duties as required.
There are three levels of problem-solving:
Education / Training
- Minimum relevant Masters degree or graduate with significant relevant experience
- At least 7 years experience working in conflict/post conflict context, with preferred work experience in Somalia
- At least 2 years experience in a program management setting
- At least 2 years experience in working with pastoralist communities in Africa, preferably in the Horn
- Demonstrated experience in gender analysis and women’s empowerment
- Demonstrated experience in development and recovery programming
- Demonstrated experience in program assessments, problem analysis and program design
- Experience in working in partnerships
- Team player, who is able to develop strong collaborative relations across the organization, in both the program and program support departments
- Proven capacity of managing programs through partnerships
- Strong gender and conflict analysis skills, and the ability to articulate and design programs using a rights based approach
- Preferably the incumbent also has a strong grasp of CAREs Unifying Framework for understanding the underlying causes of poverty and vulnerability
- Proven budgeting and financial management skills
- Ability to develop and articulate program ideas related to Peace building, governance and civil society
- Demonstrated ability to advise and coach field staff
- Ability to work and live under difficult conditions .
Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV to SOMRecruitment@care.org by 28th September, 2016.
Only qualified candidates will be conducted.
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer Promoting gender, equity and diversity.