Closing Date : 2019-11-15
Duty Station : Nairobi, Kenya
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Organization: Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli
Country: Kenya, Somalia
Closing date: 15 Nov 2019

Title: Somalia Programme Coordinator

Type of position: International

Location of work: Somalia at least 50%. Kenya rest of the time

Reports to: CISP East Africa Regional Coordinator/ CISP HQ

Supervises: CISP team in Somalia

Start of work:January 2020

Duration: 2 years with possibility of renewal

Background Information

CISP is an equal employment opportunity employer with its Headquarters in Rome.

CISP Somalia carries out projects in area of aid and development by supporting national authorities and CSOs to provide quality, equitable, transparent and accountable services in the sectors of health and nutrition, education, protection, peacebuilding and emergency response.

CISP Somalia has its main office in Mogadishu and sub offices in Galkayo, Guriceel, Eldere and Harardere. CISP Somalia office is coordinated by CISP East Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, which provides support to country programmes in both Somalia and Kenya.


To promote CISP s and partners mission, vision, objectives, values and code of conduct in Somalia, to promote CISP s and partners internal procedures and quality standards. To ensure, in collaboration with CISP s team, quality program coordination, design, development, promotion, planning, management, M&E and reporting.

Role and Responsibilities

Supervision of Coordination of programs and offices in the field

Ensure high quality coordination between the projects for increased collaboration, sharing of information and resources, leverage, monitoring, good relations and CISP culture;

Ensure CISP reputation and representation is high, ensure excellent relations are established and maintained with authorities, partners and all key stakeholders, Ensure representation of CISP at relevant meetings when necessary.

Ensure CISP is represented in technical working groups in the sector of Child Protection, health, nutrition, higher education and other, ensure meaningful presence in advisory boards, steering committees, NGO consortium and other relevant meetings in Somalia and Kenya if applicable.

Ensure programme is supported in assessments and development of new interventions and partnerships.

Ensure quality and timely communication and reporting with all relevant stakeholders.

Ensure monthly internal reporting as per CISP s requirements

Ensure leadership and coordination to the multi-disciplinary teams, jointly with the team in Somalia, to maximize all efforts towards effective co-ordination of intervention.

Ensure security systems are adequate in all project locations.

Ensure supervision and support to implementation of interventions as per plans.

Ensure adequate office and HR management.

Ensure compliance with CISP Management System, code of conduct and behaviour, donors relevant policies and procedures.

Ensure safeguard of CISP s assets and interests and protection loss arising from fraud, waste, weak administration and poor value for money.

Program and Grants Management

Ensure quality management of all grants and projects implemented in Somalia, according to CISP s rules and policies and donor s requirements.

Ensure continuous conducive relations with donors and partners.

Ensure submission of quality and timely narrative and financial reports.

Ensure adequacy of processes of external evaluations and audits.

Ensure innovative approaches are included in existing and future programs in order to increase positive impact on project beneficiaries.

Ensure regular supervision and monitoring ongoing projects and strengthen the collaboration with partners and beneficiaries.

Program design and development

Ensure promotion of CISP s work through presentations, productions and dissemination of relevant visibility materials, tools and publications promoting CISP best practices in the different sectors of intervention.

Ensure Identification of new funding opportunities and new opportunities for technical partnerships. Write project proposals accordingly while ensuring financial sustainability and stability of the program

Create opportunities for networking with other agencies aimed at identifying partnership opportunities.

Ensure mainstreaming of relevant themes and strategic thinking and planning

Program Administration

Ensure HR management is in line with needs and requirements. Support the development of programme staff structures, initiate recruitment of staff, monitor their performance and act accordingly, identify capacity building needs and guarantee provision of trainings accordingly.

Ensure overall programme administration is in line with CISP s Management System and donors requirements.

Ensure Financial systems, tools, management, reporting, flows etc. are in line with needs, standards and requirements. Ensure Financial plans, reports are updated and shared.

Ensure procurements are conducted in line with CISP s and donors standards.

Internal Reporting

Submit monthly Country reports according to HQ template.

Conduct monthly review meetings with staff

Profile Required


At least Master s Degree in one of the following: development and cooperation, social and political sciences, education, humanitarian and international affairs, management of non-profits and other relevant fields.

Technical / Professional:

Experience in managing, implementing, and monitoring programs above 5 Million USD (at least 7 years).

Experience in identifying and applying for funds and partnerships

Successful development and funding of project proposals

Ability to develop the capacity of personnel

Ability to identify and mitigate problems, conflicts and risks

Ability to facilitate and coordinate meetings

Fluent written and spoken English, Somali is a plus


Excellent communication skills: oral and written

Ability to maintain consistent high standards of professional behaviour and achievement when working alone and in a team

Networking and facilitation skills

Proactiveness and problem solving

Critical and creative thinking

Strong Leader, Team builder and trainer

Self-motivated, works unsupervised under pressure

Ability to motivate and guide teams

How to apply:

Interested and qualified persons, with the required experience are invited to submit their application to recruitment@cisp-ngo.orgby close of business on: 15thNovember.

Email subject: SOM-COORD .

Application to include ALL of the following:

CV (not exceeding 4 pages), including 3 references.

Cover letter (1 page maximum)

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about CISP, please visit www.cisp-som.orgCISP is strongly committed to ending Child Abuse, all forms of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and to building a work environment that is safe and welcoming for all, where Sexual Harassment does not take place. The desired candidate for any position should share and support this commitment in all aspects of their personal and professional behaviour. Any history implicating that the applicant has a history of Child Abuse, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, or Sexual Harassment, is a reason for excluding him or her from employment with CISP.

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