CESVI Child Protection Project Manager Job Vacancy

Position: Project Manager – Child Protection
Location: Mogadishu, Hargeisa and Nairobi – according to security situation
Duration: 6 months – renewable
Reports to: Desk Officer – HQ


CESVI is working in East Africa since 2008 through its Nairobi Regional Office and is implementing a Multi-Donor Child Protection Program in Kenya and Somalia.

CESVI Child Protection program is implemented both in Somalia and in Kenya, both development and emergency set up. 

Thanks to a flexible set up and an in house expertise on child issues, strategies and actions are coordinated among the entire region by CESVI regional office through its field offices in rural and urban areas. 
CESVI is an active participant of nationals and regional coordination forum and child protection working groups.

The child protection program is divided among three action paths:

  • NSAs and Government (Central and Local) capacity building in order to identify and address child protection issues as well as supporting creation, update and enforcement of child policies in targeted countries.
  • Enhancing psychosocial support delivery and referral mechanisms for children victims, especially in post-conflict or conflict contexts
  • Emergency Child protection intervention in humanitarian crisis in Somalia (Banadir and Gedo region) and Kenya (NE Province).
Job Description

Child Protection Project Manager

The duty stations will be Nairobi with frequent field visits in Somaliland and Somalia field offices

The person will report to the Desk Officer at HQs.
Cesvi Nairobi Regional Office will coordinate, support and supervise the operations at field level.

Key responsibilities

  • S/He will be responsible for the overall project management, implementation of the project(s) and for overseeing administration, accounting, procurement and staffing issues related to the project(s).
  • S/He will oversee the planning and implementation of the activities and ensure that objectives are achieved and that appropriate quality, functioning and assistance is established and maintained for setting up policies, strategies and laws to comply with international conventions and standards.
  • S/He will also provide adequate and timely technical guidance, supervision, capacity building and management support to the local staff and actors involved in the project.
  • S/He will ensure that the right support is given in terms of identification of needs and existing competencies; development of curricula; coordination; supervision; facilitation support and progress assessment.
  • S/He will ensure the elaboration of monthly internal report to be submitted to CESVI Regional Office for Somalia and Kenya on achievements, projects, problems encountered, pertinent developments, and strategic needs
  • S/He will supervise all project activities, guaranteeing a constant support to all project stakeholders
  • S/He will guarantee clear documentation of all project activities, through reports and other visibility tools, as required and agreed upon with Cesvi HQs.
  • S/He will represent Cesvi in various coordination fora and ensure coherence of Cesvi mission and strategy with that of the Human Rights and Democracy for Somalia.
  • Manage liaisons with donor(s), local and international NGOs and IGOs, private sector, civil society associations and other counterparts.
  • S/He will keep informed of the project activities donors, UN and NGOs active in Somalia to ensure proper advocacy and improve collaboration and coherence of interventions-
  • S/He will attend meetings with local representatives of the un and local concerned authorities, as well as with and other donors or project stakeholders, whenever required.
  • S/He will attend meetings with UN Agencies representatives, local and international NGOs officers, private sector and civil society representatives, whenever required
  • S/He will be constantly involved in the development of new project proposals for private and public donors, according to Cesvi Country strategy
  • S/He will report to the Desk Officer for Kenya and Somalia at HQs level, through e-mails, other mailing, telephone calls and periodic reports, as required
  • S/He will maintain daily contacts with Cesvi Regional Nairobi Office and will ensure effective distance supervision / remote control when in Nairobi.
  • S/He will carry out briefing and de-briefing with the Desk Officer for Kenya and Somalia at Headquarters level and/or with the Regional Representative in Nairobi, at the beginning and at the end of his/her assignment
  • S/He will attend a compulsory training at the beginning of his/her assignment at Headquarters level
  • S/He will be involved in visibility actions taken by CESVI headquarters in order to promote in-country activities and to raise funds accordingly
  • University-advanced degree in Social Sciences, International Law or related fields
  • Experience (3-5 years) in development and/or emergency projects management and implementation.
  • Experience (3-5 years) in international NGOs
  • Previous experience in Child Protection interventions and working experience(s) in foreign countries
  • Human rights programme management experience in developing area or in countries in emergencies.
  • Demonstrate experience in managing multi-partner projects and multi-location projects
  • Demonstrate experience to work in post-conflict areas where security is an issue
  • Be able to facilitate the further development of emergency programmes in the area and to identify and quickly react to funding opportunities.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise report and project proposals – writing skills
  • Leading and representation skills – liaison/negotiation and lobbying
  • Ability to make effective decisions under time pressure
  • Ability to cope with isolated environment
  • Capacity to work independently, strong strategic and creative thinking
  • Fluency in English (oral and written).
Desirable competencies
  • Good administration and accounting skills (on-the-spot constant supervision and monitoring upon project administration is required)
  • Previous work experience in Somalia and knowledge of Somali language is an asset.
  • Office management skills
  • Problem solving
How to apply

Persons qualified for this position are invited to submit their CV(including 3 referees) and COVER LETTER to CESVI to the e-mail address recruitment.nairobi@cesvioverseas.org

Subject line must include: Project Manager – Child Protection
Please include actual salary and expected salary in your cover letter. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications is 9th July 2012.

However Cesvi reserves the right to close the vacancy before the above mentioned date in case a large number of applications is received.  

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