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. General Responsibilities

Ensure that BRCiS Members and the CMU comply with contractual commitments and BRCiS programme quality standards throughout the implementation of BRCiS III. Oversee/lead all activities assigned to CMU within the BRCiS III project workplan, including coordination with and contractual management – in collaboration with CMU Finance and NRC Somalia Logistics – of external technical partners and consultants. Throughout project inception phase collaborate with BRCiS Chief of Party, CMU Programme Manager, other CMU teammates, and BRCiS Members on the finalization of strategies for localization, learning, and advocacy/influencing, accepting responsibilities as assigned within the implementation of finalized strategies. Contribute to donor relationship management by attending routine and ad-hoc donor meetings and coordinating with Members to prepare necessary updates, the BRCiS III CMU Project Manager is the primary liaison between Member field teams and the donor.  Support the BRCiS CMU Programme Manager and CMU MEAL Manager as requested in establishing, monitoring, and supporting adaptive management actions through the BRCiS III Technical Workstreams (Inclusive, Shock Responsive Leadership; Ecosystem Restoration; and Economic Inclusion and Diversification) led by respective Member co-leads.  Manage and expand positive and trusting relationships with Consortium Members that foster professional development, programme ownership and decision-making of project staff in order to reach greater programme impacts.  Works closely with the CMU Communications Officer and NRC Somalia Communications and Advocacy team on providing programme content for all media publications and to develop and disseminate technical-advocacy pieces to donors and external stakeholders. Facilitates learning through reviews of progress against bench marks, collecting lessons learnt and best practices and facilitating dissemination of the same across the consortium, Member agencies, and external stakeholders. When requested by the Chief of Party and/or CMU Programme Manager, represent BRCiS or the BRCiS III project in strategic external engagements including webinars, workshops, and other fora. 

Specific responsibilities 

Lead high quality, timely donor reporting including by developing/preparing templates, maintaining a regular schedule of reporting, reviewing Member report submissions for completion and quality, generating narrative report content for CMU-led activities, and consolidating final narrative reports into a coherent narrative. Facilitate all crisis modification processes (red-flagging, application for funds, application review/approval, modification of project documentation) in collaboration with relevant Member focal points and CMU department representatives and in alignment with the BRCiS III Early Warning, Early Action Framework – to be finalized during the project inception phase through the Inclusive, Shock Responsive Leadership Workstream under which Concern Worldwide is co-leading on EWEA. Collaborate with BRCiS Member focal points for downstream implementing partner capacity strengthening, ensuring adherence to BRCiS minimum standards for capacity strengthening and identifying opportunities for cross-consortium capacity strengthening Takes lead in coordinating revisions of logframe and budget as necessary and in collaboration with CMU departments and Members. Takes the lead in identifying and documenting best practices, lessons learnt and relevant human-interest stories for publication and dissemination

Professional competencies:

Applicable degree in international relations, business, economics or related field. 5 years’ experience in humanitarian/development aid in complex and/or insecure environments, preferably in East/Horn of Africa. Demonstrable experience with resilience programming and/or measurement, past experience implementing BRCiS projects would be an advantage. Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English language, including synthesis and elaboration of qualitative and quantitative inputs/data (compilation of reports alone is not adequate). Excellent English language communication skills – negotiation, networking, influencing, public speaking and facilitating workshops at different levels. Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks; Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals 

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience: 

Knowledge of the context of Somalia Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts, multi-country disaster preparedness, response and recovery programming. Experience with project development Experience with Consortium coordination Experience in resource mobilisation and working with various donors and conversant with their technical frameworks and strategies 

For more information see the detailed Job Description

Reports to:                        BRCiS Consortium Programme Manager

Supervision of:                N/A

Duty station:                    Somalia - Mogadishu

Travel:                               40%

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

12 months fixed term contract An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.  

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This position is open to Somalia nationals.

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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