Adeso Program Reporting and Communications Assistant Job in Bosaso, Somalia

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions
Position title: Program Reporting and Communications Assistant
Reporting to: Communications Officer
Working with: NRM Program Director, NRM Deputy Program Director, NRM Senior Project Officer, Communications department in Nairobi, NRM field teams.

Program / Duty station: Bosaso, Somalia
Duration: 1 Year
Starting date: Immediate
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 


At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 
Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 
We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Position Summary: Program Reporting and Communications Assistant will work very closely with the NRM Program Director, NRM Communications Officer, and will support the NRM program teams in Badhan, Bosaso, Garowe and Galkayo.
Position Purpose: Adeso is seeking a qualified and committed individual to join its team as Program Reporting and Communications Officer. 
The primary role of the Program Reporting and Communications Officer is to facilitate communication flows to ensure that key external stakeholders and Adeso decision-makers receive the information they need regarding the project in a timely way and format that is adapted to the target audience. 
As such, the position holder will manage the day-to-day communications needs of the project and oversee the implementation of the project’s communication strategy, which includes a wide-range of public-information and outreach activities in support of project goals.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support the Communications Officer and be a communications vocal point for his/her region, collect and arrange and label photos and share with the Communications Officer, Program Director, and other program teams;
  • Support NRM/Adeso’s program teams in Somalia in project implementation, and reporting;
  • Liaise with and support key program staff to ensure that communication and visibility requirements for the project are running effectively and making best use of project resources;
  • Follow up with teams to provide data/feeds and pictures from the field which is needed for the development of success stories- ideally 1 story every month, and share it with Communications Officer, PD/DPD, and other NRM Project Officers to develop stories;
  • Ensure a high, professional quality to communication/visibility materials in terms of format and English/Somali are produced for the NRM project;
  • Compile comprehensive communications and visibility training (s) activities reports and follow up with team members to produce mission reports, community mobilizations and community sensitization meeting (s) etc;
  • Passionate and inspired to support NRM/Adeso’s mission and vision;
  • Develop interview guides and carry out interviews with individuals inside and outside of Somalia to collect additional information on NRM achievements;
  • Utilizes monthly communications and visibility calendars to develop content and disseminate targeted communication and visibility including environmental awareness campaigns and social media;
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Adeso and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission;
  • Assist the Pos in drafting reports and weekly activities updates- if the PO wants to delegate.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Information Management or similar;
  • At least 3 years experience in communications and information dissemination within a humanitarian or development context;
  • Proven experience of communicating information to a wide range of different audiences;
  • Ability to review and edit reports and other written documentation for dissemination and publication;
  • Ability to collect information and undertake research under potentially difficult and constraining conditions;
  • Ability to develop and present information and communication products for a range of different audiences;
  • Experience overseeing the design of radio programs and campaigns;
  • Experience of media liaison and media tools e.g. photography, video etc;
  • Awareness of potential sensitivity of information in the context of Adeso’s work and development programming and ability to differentiate between information for internal versus external audiences;
  • Willingness to work and travel in difficult circumstances and adhere to agreed security procedures;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English and Somali.
Application Process
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.
 If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 19th February, 2016.

Each application should be addressed to Human Resource Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one’s background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.
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