Adeso Technical Advisor for Program Quality and Development Officer Job in Garowe, Somalia

Organization: Adeso – African Development Solutions
 
Position title: Technical Advisor for Program Quality and Development Officer
 
Reporting to: Program Director
 
Working with: DPD, M&E Manager, Senior M & E Officer & all the program staff
 
Program / Duty station: Garowe, 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.
 
Project Summary: Natural Resource Management (NRM) is a four year European Community (EC) funded intervention that seeks to reduce hunger and food insecurity by improving rangeland conditions in Puntland regions of Somalia. 
The project will improve the state of natural resource management through the implementation of land rehabilitation and restoration work on degraded rangelands, improving sustainable use of natural resources through community based range management programs, integration of environmental considerations into all economic planning and programming activities in the region and galvanizing community support for environmental protection and sustainable use of resources. 
Moreover, ‘Stewardship Puntland’ an awareness raising campaign will also be launched to sensitize both rural and urban communities on environmental issues and to instill on the general public a sense of environmental ownership and stewardship.
 
Position Summary: The Technical Advisor for Program Quality and Development Officer will support the NRM’s Program Director by providing high-level program support in conducting research functions, coordinating the monitoring and reporting of project activities.
Moreover, the Senior Program Quality Officer will be responsible for coordinating and editing the NRM bi-weekly and monthly internal reports and quarterly and annual donor reports for the NRM Project.

Position Purpose
  1. Under the guidance of the Program Director, coordinate the program quality, life cycle management implementation of the appropriate M&E tools and integrating them into the program activities in the 4 regions of NRM Program;
  2. Work with the program teams such as project officers, project engineers, and communication and M&E teams to impart knowledge, on the program continuous documentation, and provide recommendations to improve implementation.
 Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide technical assistance/guidance related to accountability, donor compliance, for the achievement of project Outputs and Activity Results;
  • Through the guidance of the Program Director, set quality performance targets ensuring adherence sharing of knowledge and skills across best practices and donor guidelines of the NRM program.
  • Assist in the development, improvement and implementation of systems and procedures, monitoring and evaluation of standard program management activities, including data and risk analysis and performance monitoring.
  • Supports with the hiring of all technical staff and consultants, including assisting with Job Descriptions, TORs and follow-up;
  • Taking a lead on editing bi-weekly and monthly internal reports, quarterly and donor reports for the NRM Project, including standardizing the format and language/grammar and ensuring a high quality of documentation.
  • Updating the overall reporting data base comprising project wise progress report, progress analysis, and financial progress versus physical progress.
  • Collate and update the overall reporting data base comprising project wise progress report, progress analysis, and financial progress versus physical progress.
  • Liaise with and support Senior M & E Officer, NRM program and PDQU staff to ensure that the unit functions effectively, proper and timely follow up of tasks while making best use of project resources.
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager.
Skills and Qualifications
 
Essential
  • Bachelor/MSc Degree in social sciences, environment, Development studies, program development, M & E, community development etc;
  • First-hand experience in project cycle management or in similar context
  • At least 3-years of experience in the same field
  • Previous experience in Somalia, and preferably the program area
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish motivate and maintain effective working relations with the program team and other field staff.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, power point, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English ;
  • Experience and competence in research, monitoring and evaluation, ideally in an NGO setting.
  • Demonstrable skills in report writing and documentation, and updating overall reporting data bases.
  • Must have a good understanding of natural resources management and initiatives at national and international level;
  • Have a working knowledge of financial management, especially of project budgeting and tracking and reporting of expenditure;
  • Willingness to travel throughout the project areas in Puntland, sometimes to areas of insecurity.
  • Experience in community assessment methodologies (PRA, RRA).
  • Ability to adapt to changing program priorities.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines, and high pressure situations;
  • Tact and diplomacy.
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 jobs.somalia@adesoafrica.org , 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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