• Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 December 2018
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Closing on 31 January 2019

Job Description

CARE is seeking a dynamic and strategic Director-Somalia NGO Consortium to represent Consortium members to internal and external stakeholders at a local, national and global level providing high level liaison, information, coordination, and advocacy services. The Director will be the first point of contact for NGO members and external stakeholders.

The Director will provide effective management of the Consortium staff, finances and assets; ensure strong collaboration and management of a team of 13 staff members based in different field locations; S\he will be responsible for effective consultation and dialogue with members and eternal stakeholders, as well as responsibility for representing NGOs in an official capacity with governments, donors, UN agencies, and in official coordination fora including the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), Humanitarian Coordination Forum (HCF), Somalia Partnership Forum, the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) Advisory Board, and the National Development Plan.

Reporting to the Country Director, the Director will respond in a timely manner to all queries from members and eternal stakeholders on issues of relevance to NGOS working in Somalia; facilitate identification and production of key messages and advocacy related publications; maintains strong relationships with external stakeholders and regional/international NGO fora; lobby with high level external stakeholders in support of the strategic aims of the consortium and its members; She/he will guide staff in identifying and producing relevant pieces of information for circulation to the membership.


• Ensure cooperation with INSO Somalia and attend regular SNC Senior Management Meetings and monthly all staff (SNC) meetings.

• Facilitate the Consortium to develop and portray a voice and stand on issues affecting NGOs working in Somalia

• Pro-actively coordinate members around both humanitarian and development key issues and reach agreements and/or take decisions when necessary

• Provide leadership within the Consortium Advocacy Working Group

• Responsible for the correctness of information shared, upholding the principle of neutrality in all correspondence

• Ensure relevant information is accessible to the membership

• Overall editorial responsibility for Consortium publications and the website


• Masters’ degree in international relations, political science, development studies, social sciences or related field

• At least five (5) years of practical work experience at a managerial level within NGOs / UN in humanitarian work in developing countries.

• Strong management skills including staff and financial management, ideally within a complex emergency context

• Proven experience in development and maintenance of multi-stakeholders networks and proactive coordination experience

• Demonstrable experience with advocacy/lobbying (NGO or other stakeholders)

• Proven experience in high quality production of reports and analysis

• Demonstrated leadership capacity and professional experience at a management level

• Excellent communication, coordination and representational skills

• Proven understanding and experience of advocacy within a complex humanitarian context

• Demonstrated ability to make clear and articulate presentations of complex information

• Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of initiative and engagement

• Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders

• Demonstrated understanding and work experience on conflict/security issues would be deemed an added benefit

• Fragile contexts experience and\or working in Somalia an added advantage

• Excellent English communication skills (both oral and written)

• Knowledge of Somali would be deemed a strong added benefit

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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