Oversee the implementation of the IRC’s work under the BRCiS Consortium Program in Galmudug, Puntland and Benadir.
Ensure technical coordination of regional/district level activities related to BRCiS program
Actively develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, including consortium partners, donors, government and other stakeholders;
Contribute to technical discussions and planning exercises regarding BRCiS program implementation in Somalia;
Represent the IRC in the Consortium technical working groups/meetings;
Represent the IRC in all relevant meetings within the Consortium and/or external resilience related meetings
Programme Management and monitoring
Develop key project planning management approaches and tools and orientate relevant staff on their use;
Coordinate and closely monitor the implementation of BRCiS program against agreed work plan, performance targets, and budget to ensure that programming is on track;
Conduct regular field visits to the target areas to provide technical support and monitor performance;
Work closely with the CMU and consortium partners to identify and address implementation challenges in a professional manner;
Liaise regularly with IRC field staff, grants teams and technical advisors to promote intra-organizational learning and discuss BRCiS strategy implementation in country;
Ensure strong coordination with IRC sector coordinators through chairing regular technical meetings with coordinators to review progress, discuss challenges, and share best practices;
Provide the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) high-level updates on progress, risks and potential mitigations on regular basis;
Lead and ensure the production of timely and high-quality program reports that document achievements, best practices, and lessons learned;
Ensure quality completion of baseline and end-line assessments during the inception and close out of the programme;
Maintain open and effective communication amongst the Consortium members, government officials and the donor;
Oversee the implementation of the MEAL Framework and facilitate course correcting interventions based on emerging findings.
In accordance with IRC’s Monitoring for Action Standards, support implementation and updating of the IRC measurement action strategy to ensure the following:
Indicator monitoring across projects, including incorporation of organizational core indicators
Routine monitoring of program activities
Field data audit and data quality check using appropriate forms
Assessments of beneficiary needs
Evaluations of the effectiveness of program interventions
Data collection, including digital data collection where feasible
Data storage and secure accessibility of data by project staff and country/regional management;
Learning for projects implementation captured and lessons used;
Consolidate data at IRC Somalia country level.
Support development and implementation of accountability feedback mechanisms to ensure responsiveness to client’s needs and aspirations.
Support collection and updating of program dashboard to provide monthly summaries of key program indicators and assessment results for decision making by country and regional management.
Supervise any direct reports, including consultants, in accordance with IRC HR policies and local law;
As necessary, lead the recruitment of new programme staff in coordination with the Deputy Director for Programmes, IRC HR team, and HQ technical unit.
Ensure that program resources, including financial, are used effectively and transparently and in order to achieve program objectives;
Regularly monitor grant expenditures to ensure that spending is on track and to proactively identify and address any expected under/overspend;
Ensure promptly response to all budget holders-related inquiries in collaboration with grants and finance teams;
Hold consultation meetings with CMU in regards to issues relating budget management;
Representation and Advocacy
Attend national level resilience meetings and other workshops, working groups, and coordination forums as required to ensure close coordination and collaboration;
Liaise closely with consortium partners to ensure that field-level perspectives and operational considerations are taken into account during national discussions on BRCiS program implementation;
Analyze and present current program data in creative new ways to influence national-level discussions on BRCiS implementation.
To effectively deliver this engagement, the applicant should meet the following requirements:
Master's degree in social sciences, development studies, public administration, or other relevant field or the equivalent in professional work
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in management of programs in a developing country or other resource-poor context, including experience in implementing/managing resilience programs
At least 3 years of experience in a managerial position and demonstrated capacity in project management and budget planning, including the development of spending plans, procurement plans and work plans
Demonstrated experience in developing proposals for and working with institutional donors, preferably the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
Excellent budget planning and management skills, previous experience effectively managing multi million-dollar grants required
Understanding of and experience with the resilience programming - a distinct advantage
Proficient multi-tasker with the ability to delegate tasks while still maintaining a high attention to detail
Energetic and self-driven with the ability to independently address and overcome challenges
Exceptionally patient with a strong commitment to teamwork and capacity-building
Ability to provide technical support and feedback with a high degree of tact and diplomacy
Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organizations, and technical experts from multiple sectors
Strong communication skills and effective in representation and liaison with external actors
Excellent English speaking/writing skills required.