DEPUTY DIRECTOR - SOMALIA NGO CONSORTIUM

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 June 2020
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Closing on 3 July 2020
  • Current

Job Description

The Deputy Director for the Somalia NGO Consortium will provide high liaison coordination and information management services acting as a key point of contact for NGO members and external stakeholders based in Somalia. S/he will also support the Director in representing Consortium members to internal and external stakeholders at a local, national and global level. She/he will also have a key role ensuring professional pro-active and reactive membership services, in line with the SNC strategy, in all location and will provide coaching/mentoring support to all regional coordinators and Somalia based team members. The Deputy Director is an international position and reports to the Director and is part of the Somalia NGO Consortium team with offices in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Garowe and Nairobi. The position is based in Mogadishu with frequent travel to other regions in Somalia. Somalia is a hazardous environment and the selected candidate must adhere to security precautions and contribute as well as manage security of the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Consortium Management
  • Support Representation, Leadership and Advocacy
  • Coordination
  • Information Management
  • Monitoring and reporting access constraints

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in international relations, political science, development studies, social sciences or related field or related work experience.
  • At least five (5) years of practical work experience at a managerial level within NGOs / UN in humanitarian work in developing countries.
  • Fragile contexts experience an added benefit.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working in hostile environments.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in Somalia and within the Somali context an added benefit.
  • Strong management skills including staff and financial management, ideally within a complex emergency context, with diverse teams and donors
  • Proven in depth and operational knowledge of Somalia, including engagement with local authorities and communities
  • Excellent communication, coordination and representational skills
  • Demonstrable experience with advocacy/lobbying (NGO or other stakeholders)
  • Proven experience in understanding IASC (Inter-Agency Standing Committee) Structures for the coordination of humanitarian assistance
  • Proven experience in high quality production of reports and analysis
  • Proven experience in development and maintenance of multi-stakeholders networks and proactive coordination experience Excellent communication, coordination and representational skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and professional experience at a management level.
  • Proven understanding and experience of advocacy within a complex humanitarian context.
  • Strong willingness to work and adapt to the NGO sector in compliance with basic humanitarian principles
  • Demonstrated ability to make clear and articulate presentations of complex information.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of initiative and engagement.
  • Demonstrated capacity to recognize when and where proactive action is required and to initiate timely and appropriate action
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team and to coordinate with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and diplomacy and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team and to coordinate with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Fluent English and Somali (working language) with excellent writing capacities

Candidates who are interested in the position should send their applications online to be received no later than Wednesday, June 10th 2020. The application should be titled “Deputy Director – Somalia NGO Consortium” and should include the following:

  • Maximum one-page expression of interest/cover letter outlining how you fulfill the requirements for the position.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
  • 3 referees.

About the Organization

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