VACANCY: Project Delegate - Resilience and Food Security

German Red Cross , Somalia , Hargeisa, Somaliland

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: Health Care, NGOs / Government
  • Field of Expertise: Project Management
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Sep 14, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: Oct 29, 2020

Job Description

The German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. The German Red Cross assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and capacity building projects on appeals of their sister organisations within the Movement.

GRC has a long-standing good bilateral cooperation with the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS). In line with the SRCS Strategy Paper for Resilience, launched in 2012, GRC initiated a number of community resilience projects, in partnership with the Host National Society. At present, GRC supports the first phase of a resilience project in Somaliland, one drought response operation as well as emergency response projects tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and the Desert Locust Plague.

GRC is seeking an experienced Project Delegate (m/f/d) Resilience and Food Security to coordinate project activities in close cooperation with the SRCS in Somaliland in the fields of community resilience, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and food security with a strong organizational development component. The position will be based in Hargeisa with frequent visits to the field.

Duration: Starting December 2020 for two years

Key tasks and responsibilities:
Ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the on-going community resilience project including regular monitoring and the collection and analysis of data for indicator based reporting and project controlling and where possible identify new areas of engagement in resilience work;
Ensure accurate financial project management, including budgeting, monitoring and reporting of expenditures, budget revisions, cash forecasting and other financial processes according to GRC and donor requirements
Ensure quality and timely narrative and financial reporting in compliance with GRC and donor regulations
Support organizational development and capacity building of SRCS Somaliland in community resilience DRR and FSL and provide technical support to SRCS staff in the above mentioned fields
Provide necessary technical and project management guidance in regard to the development of the inception and implementation phase of the new Strengthening Community Resilience project
Establish good working relationships with SRCS project counterparts and ensure project team cohesiveness and a constructive and trustful working atmosphere
Implement efficient and effective visibility measures according to GRC and donor guidelines

Additional tasks:
Provide analysis of GRC’s cooperation with SRCS and advise the Regional Head of Office on possible adjustments, changes, or new opportunities for cooperation and support in office administration and coordination
Promote the integration of disaster risk reduction and cross cutting issues such as gender, volunteer management and beneficiary accountability into all projects
Promote understanding of the principles and ideals of the RC/RC Movement
Support the identification of new funding opportunities and facilitate and assist SRCS in proposal writing

Required Skills:
Experience in the sectors of DRR, livelihood, food security, preferably in Eastern Africa/ Somalia
University degree in a relevant field
Strong project management skills with a minimum of five years of experience working in relief, rehabilitation & development in an international role
Significant experience in organizational development/capacity strengthening
Proven experience in developing and executing effective monitoring and evaluation
Experience with the RC/RC Movement is a strong asset
Experience to develop proposals and manage complex grants from institutional donors, including German Government and EU/ECHO is an asset
Diplomatic skills to coordinate and cooperate with a Host National Society, local organizations, local authorities and other stakeholders
Proactive personality with leadership skills and experience in managing, coaching and supporting staff
Skills in negotiation, advocacy and mainstreaming new concepts and approaches
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Ability and agreement to adhere to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments, and high intercultural sensitivity
Oral and written fluency in English, knowledge of German is of advantage
Readiness to go on assignment without partner and ability to live under strict security regulations
Ability to complete a thorough medical screening process 'working abroad under specific climate and health conditions'
Valid Driving License