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Nordic International Support Foundation  seeks to recruit a project officer – Galkacyo, Somalia

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Nordic International Support Foundation  seeks to recruit a project officer – Galkacyo, Somalia

Job description

The Nordic International Support Foundation
Project Officer – Galkacyo
Closing date : 25 Nov 2018

Nordic International Support Foundation (NIS) SOMALIA :

The Nordic International Support Foundation (NIS) is a Norwegian-registered non-profit organization engaged in stabilization and reconciliation initiatives in conflict and post-conflict areas. Our primary areas of intervention are institutional development, public service delivery, and conflict resolution. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, NIS is currently implementing projects in Somalia, Myanmar, and the Sahel. NIS Somalia is currently implementing a wide range of projects in South Central, Puntland and Somaliland with plans to expand in to new areas. The organization has offices in Mogadishu, Baidoa, Kismayo and operational presence across all federal member states of Somalia.


Job summary & purpose :

NIS Stabilization and Peace Dividends Programme is part of the EU Stabilization/Local Governance programme that includes a component focusing on processes (social reconciliation, civic engagement, local governance, and strategic communications). The peace dividends component, implemented by NIS, will be complemented by Finn Church Aid that will deliver social stabilization dividends to the population. Through this, the five focal areas of the Wadajir framework (Peace Dividends, social reconciliation, civic engagement, local governance, and strategic communications) will be covered.

The main purpose for the project officer is to closely work with the project team in the identified North-South Corridor in Puntland & Galmudug, as specified in the portfolio of Stabilization & Peace Dividend project funded by European Union (EU).

1. Specific duties & responsibilities :

1.1 Programme Planning, Development, coordination and Management :

  • Liaise regularly and coordinate with project key stakeholders from the government and community for the implementation of projects, information sharing and the development of institutional capacity ;
  • Represent NIS Somalia Program in various donor and coordination forums at Galmudug and Puntland and providing programmatic information as required to promote NIS visibility and good will with donors including, UN Agencies, bilateral, multilaterals, Support Offices and NGO peers ;
  • Assist in coordinating activities with related actions implemented by the INGOS and LNGOs of in the areas and it is environs ;
  • Schedule and implement the approved work plans for field activities in consultation with the entire team ;
  • Review the program work plan submitted by the contractor for the execution of the works to establish whether the methods, arrangements, order and timing of the activities are realistic ;
  • Participate in planning, coordination and execution of the project activities in Puntland and Galmudug ;
  • Monitor the implementation of the project at the local level, in close collaboration with IP and contractor in North-South Corridor ;
  • Assist in conducting regular meetings of community leaders and partners, in Puntland and Galmudug ;
  • Assist in the review of achievement, constraints and provide feedback accordingly ;
  • Remain alert to identify and appropriately report any emerging project issues in North-South Corridor ;
  • Compile field visit and assessment reports as appropriate ;
  • Ensure that all documentation of the project is promptly and correctly filled and archived as necessary ;
  • Perform any other related duties assigned by the program manager through the project coordinator as required.

1.2 Project Monitoring and reporting :

  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to the project site to assess the efficiency of resources used ;
  • Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs that relate to the implementation of the project, such as weekly updates, progress reports, photos, briefings in the project area ;
  • Follow-up regularly on project deliverables, monitor progress and identify gaps that needs to be addressed ;
  • Support any relevant assessments or studies and provide feedback on findings to the relevant stakeholders for quality programming ;
  • Prepare and submit weekly, monthly progress reports containing brief descriptions of actual versus planned progress, problems encountered and their solutions and comments on the quality of work and contractor performance ;
  • Assist in documenting case studies and success stories (written & audio) for the project and or support other project if need be.

2. Desirable Competence Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience :

  • Degree in administration, project planning and management or other related subject. Alternatively, a combination of relevant education and professional experience can substitute the requirement of a degree ;
  • Three years or more working in humanitarian or development field, preferably with one or more previous assignments in the North-South Corridor contexts ;
  • Strong leadership and demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team, prioritize tasks and manage multiple activities with attention to detail and ability to meet very tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills ;
  • Experience of working with INGO in a similar capacity will be an added advantage ;
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to explain and present complex technical information ;
  • Ability to work independently in a result oriented multi-tasking and multi-cultural environment and manage conflicting priorities ;
  • Political and cultural awareness and experience of working where insecurity is a major issue ;
  • Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, Fluency in Somali language is desirable ;
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc) ;
  • Advanced computer skills ;
  • Planning and organizing: Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, and to identify priority activities and assignments ;
  • Communication: Solid communication skills, both oral and written; ability to provide both detailed and strategic analysis and negotiation skills; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. Good facilitation skills ;
  • Teamwork: Strong interpersonal skills; willingness and ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a diverse work environment in a multicultural, multiethnic organization. Ability to actively participate in team endeavors and to contribute positively to a team environment ;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle concurrent activities simultaneously.

3. Other Duties :

Any other duties assigned by the Program Manager, the Program & Technical Director or and the Country Representative.

4. Performance management

The employee will be accountable for and evaluated on the responsibilities and the competencies, based on NIS’s Performance Management System. The following documents will be used for performance reviews :

  • The Job Description ;
  • The individual work and professional development plan ;
  • The competency framework.


5. Duration

The position if for initially 12 months with a possibility of renewal for 3 years.

How to apply

Only those interested candidates who meet the profile stated above should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees, contact details (e-mail, telephone) to the following Link

NIS Foundation shall only respond to shortlisted candidates.



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