Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a Consortium of national and international organizations whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in building their resilience capacities, in their own ways. The Consortium was created in 2013 and is now implementing projects funded by three different donors, in more than ten regions of Somalia.

The BRCiS M&E coordinator – Knowledge and Information Management will be contracted through NRC, the consortium lead agency, but will sit within BRCiS’ independent CMU responsible for coordinating implementation of all consortium activities across consortium Members (ACF, CWW, GREDO, IRC, KAALO, SCI, and NRC as lead agency) and local, downstream (DS) implementing partners. 

Generic responsibilities:

The following is a brief description of the role:

Adherence to NRC policies, guidance, and procedures. Design, construct and maintain programme databases and dashboards to support programme data processing and information management. Support in revising and implementation of Consortium existing data collection and processing matrix including what data will be collected, why data is collected, from what sources, how, by whom, when, as well as how the data will be stored, protected, analyzed, and disseminated.  Maintain, promote uptake and consistent use of Consortium Knowledge and information management tools and platforms. Support in implementation of BRICS Consortium knowledge and influencing strategy (KIS) and drive continuous improvement of KIS strategies, processes, and tools in collaboration with BRCiS Consortium management unit, Consortium members, and other key stakeholders. Assists in the production and updating of monthly, quarterly, and annual basis information and advocacy products such as reports, charts, infographics, posters, presentations, animations, and other visual materials.  Support the development and dissemination of knowledge and experience through enhanced communication, strengthened knowledge products and publications. Any other ad-hoc request defined by the BRCiS M&E Manager

Specific responsibilities:

Information Management

Playing a lead role in the design, development, management, and improvement of BRCiS Consortium data management systems including Consortium systems and innovations already defined, mainly: Information Management System (IMS), Indicator tracking tool (ITT), Accountability to Affected People (AAP) dashboard, Adaptive programming tracking tool (APT) and other Consortium innovations. Use existing BRCiS Consortium tools and databases (MS Power BI, ONA, KOBO, GIS, excel based databases and others) to establish an effective automated and customized monitoring mechanisms (e.g., Dashboard) for tracking progress across Consortium implementing projects.  Prepare and submit monthly statistical reports to the Consortium M&E manager and other key stakeholders as per the Consortium M&E plan. Ensure safety of collected data by developing control user access permissions for each segment of database and dashboards according to program management specifications. Maintains a repository of collected data and ensure that the data are documented and accessible to Consortium members, donors, and key stakeholders through local and/or online services.  Identify training needs for Consortium field staff and develop appropriate training methodologies and assist in delivery of training. Support the collection, storage, analysis, and presentation of geographical and spatial information to produce high-quality map products and multimedia.  Any other ad-hoc request defined by the BRCiS M&E Manager

Knowledge Management

Evaluate, revise, and continuously improve the Consortium KIS Framework workflow and procedures as the Consortium scales. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual knowledge management analytical reports and interactive dashboards/reports shareable with Consortium members, donors, and other relevant key stakeholders. Compiles, analyses, and disseminates BRCiS Consortium information products for internal and external audiences (e.g., information management, dashboards, reports, briefs, charts, infographics, response highlights, advocacy materials), in collaboration with the BRCiS CMU M&E Manager and wider Consortium management unit. Build and drive the culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the Consortium members through defining, supporting, and encouraging the use of knowledge to employees of all skill levels and roles and serve as the advocate for KIS initiatives within consortium operations.  Maintain, promote uptake and consistent use of existing internal and external knowledge sharing platform including Microsoft team sites, BRCiS webpages, etc. Monitoring and measuring knowledge management activities to assess the impact, engagement, functionality, and effectiveness of KIS and justify new strategies, course-corrections, identify risks and areas for improvement. Any other ad-hoc request defined by the BRCiS M&E Manager.

Critical interfaces:

BRCiS Consortium Management Unit:  Chief of party, M&E manager & M&E team, Programme Manager & programme team, and Finance manager & finance team BRCiS Consortium Members: M&E team, programme team. NRC Country programme and M&E team NRC East Africa Regional Office Other relevant key stakeholders

Professional competencies:

Generic professional competencies for this position: 

University degree preferably in Information technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or any other relevant discipline. At least 3-5 years' experience in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting including knowledge management, M&E systems, communication, network facilitation or related field. Experience in monitoring and evaluation approaches in relief and development programs, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Experience in survey design tools (XLSForm), and Mobile data collection tools (ODK, ONA, Kobo) is required. Experience in handling of web-based management system and IT tools for knowledge management is required. Familiarity of Geographic Information System (GIS) software such as QGIS or ArcGIS is required. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages including MS office, Excel, Access, and Power BI is required Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and web based interactive storytelling apps is an asset. Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods High level English language proficiency (speaking, reading, writing) Experience in data analysis and visualization software knowledge including SPSS, STATA, and NVIVO is required. Outstanding communication and report writing skills and the ability to translate complex statistical insights for non-technical audiences. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.

Context related skills, knowledge and experience: 

Good communication and interpersonal skills Strong organizational and team working skills Good cultural awareness and sensitivity Highly approachable, trustworthy and confidential Advanced English Language level (Business English is a plus) Knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of the humanitarian sector is a plus Good level of proficiency in Windows Excel and quantitative analysis (R preferred) Excellent communication skills in English Proven presentation, training and facilitation skills

Behavioural competencies:

Strategic thinking Planning and delivering results Working with people Communicating with impact and respect Analyzing Handling insecure environments

What We Offer:

Duty station:  Mogadishu, Somalia  Contract duration: Initial 3 months’ probation period for a contract up to March 31, 2024, with possibility of extension. Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions. NRC is an equal opportunities employer. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability. We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.  NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

Key Information - Please Take Note When Applying

Apply by completing all the system-required fields of your experience, employment history, and education in your application. Ensure to attach your latest CV. Submit your application and CV in English. Submission of an independently prepared data analysis plan and dashboard that was specifically produced for the purpose of this recruitment. The instructions go as follows:  Select an innovative intervention that you believe is effectively contributing to the strengthening of certain resilience capacities in the humanitarian sector in Somalia.  Develop a brief M&E plan on how you would go about collecting, analysing, and presenting your data on a live dashboard to measure the link between your selected activity and the resilience capacities of interest.  The document should be submitted in PDF format and uploaded in NRC’ recruitment portal as an attachment with your name + title “BRCiS_Innovation_Plan” When creating your profile, include your full name as per your passport. Incomplete, email and paper applications will not be considered. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as applications may be screened prior to the vacancy deadline. Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to large response, NRC will not provide feedback to those candidates who do not meet criteria and/or not follow the application process. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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