Friday, July 11, 2014

INTERSOS Gender-Based Violence Project Manager Job in Mogadishu, Somalia

Mission to Somalia - International Staff Position
Position: Gender-Based Violence Project Manager
Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia with travel to other areas of Somalia and Nairobi
Reporting to: Somalia Protection Coordinator
Status: Fulltime
Duration: 1 year
Starting date: Mid-July 2014
Background to INTERSOS: INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. 

Established in 1992 with support from the Italian Federation of Trade Unions, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected. 

In Somalia INTERSOS is active since 1992 responding to emergencies that involve IDPs and returnees populations as well as the host community.
Key responsibilities:
The Gender-Based (GBV) Project Manager is responsible to for technical and managerial oversight and implementation of INTERSOS Somalia GBV prevention and response activities among internally displaced populations (IDPs), host communities and returnees in INTERSOS areas of operation; specifically Baidoa (Bay region) and Middle Shabelle region. 

Specifically, under supervision of the Protection Coordinator, he/she is responsible for: 

Technical support
  • Regular training, mentoring and technical backstopping of local NGO partners and field staff on case management, psychosocial support (based on IASC MHPSS Guidelines), support for vulnerable groups (including persons with disabilities), GBV mainstreaming using the IASC guidelines on integrating GBV in humanitarian action, GBVIMS use, Clinical management of rape and caring for child survivors;
  • Developing community engagement methodologies and tools, participatory design of IEC materials for GBV and child protection awareness and outreach activities,
  • Development of participatory training where required, based on evidence and best practice;
  • Design, training and support implementation of monitoring and evaluation, assessment tools, methodologies based on WHO ethical and safety principles;
  • Training and technical support for GBVIMS use, including operationalising protection protocols and information sharing protocols;
  • Review weekly activities reports, case management files and provided advice and supervision on case management processes;
  • Support the development and operationalise safe and ethical referral mechanisms (GBV standard operating procedures).
  • Conduct project management activities including recruitment, appraisal and daily management of GBV project staff;
  • Review of monthly financial and narrative reports from partners, ensure financial compliance including budget management and accountability documentation;
  • Conduct regular supervision meeting with project staff and local partners, including monitoring and evaluation;
  • Development and management of partnership agreements with local partners;
  • Act as INTERSOS Somalia PSEA focal point, support training roll-out internally and guide operation of the internal PSEA system.
Coordination & project development
  • Liaison with Ministry and local authorities regarding project activities;
  • Coordination with GBV WG and protection cluster including attending coordination meetings, providing monthly reports on INTERSOS GBV activities etc;
  • Ensure linkages with the child protection team, and other INTERSOS departments internally;
  • Supporting proposal writing on GBV for Somalia mission;
  • Perform other duties as required by the Protection Coordinator and Head of Mission.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in social sciences, social work, psychology or other related field (including law and human rights).
  • At least two years work experience in humanitarian field as Project Manager and in relevant technical discipline (GBV prevention and response programming, social work/counseling).
  • Demonstrated project management skills (financial management, human resources management, monitoring and evaluation techniques etc).
  • Strong training and capacity building skills, particularly using participatory techniques for training on different components of GBV programming.
  • Excellent analytical, report writing and proposal writing skills and computer literate.
  • Strong inter-personal skills to develop effective working relationships with donors, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and high work capacity to ensure activities and technical/management/coordination support provided in a timely manner to achieve project results;
  • Previous experience conducting training in case management, caring for child survivors, psychosocial support, social component of clinical management of rape curriculum, GBV information management system etc desirable.
  • Strong orientation towards evidence-based programming, with skills in monitoring and evaluation and conducting assessments desirable.
  • Good knowledge of the procedure of international donors, especially CHF and ECHO desirable
  • English required (fluent), Somali language desirable (proficient).
  • Willing to work and travel in a volatile environment. Willingness to spend at least 80% time in Somalia.

Please send your updated CV and cover letter to specifying the subject line “GBV Project Manager– Somalia”. 

Deadline for applications is 18th July 2014 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis).