World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Somalia

 

World Vision Somalia has worked with the children of Somalia, their families and communities since 1992 through a variety of emergency and rehabilitative programming to address the emergency needs of communities while addressing some of the underlying causes of vulnerability in those same communities.

During the last 20 years, the programme has grown to 13 districts spread over three main operation regions, South central, Puntland and Somaliland.

Current Opportunities

Project Officer II - WASH (Garowe)

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

For Somali Nationals Only

WASH and Infrastructure Officer-I

Purpose of the position:

  • To provide supervision and technical assistance to project staff for the assessment, design, monitoring and implementation of WASH projects and all infrastructure related projects across sectors within areas of operation in Puntland.

  • To prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports.

  • Prepare detailed engineering design and tender documents for WASH and infrastructure projects such as water supply pipeline, storage, treatment and distribution system for water supply projects, latrines/sanitation infrastructures, schools, health facilities, rain water harvesting structures, dams, etc.

  • Develop design plans, working drawings, technical specifications, and bill of quantities as per approved standards by respective clusters or any other institution as required for all construction works outlined on the project design for the said projects using AutoCAD or similar drafting computer software.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Assessment

  2. Project implementation

  3. Project Monitoring

  4. Information documentation and reporting

  5. Evaluation

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Building Construction and or related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Skills in auto cad, water Cad and/or EPANET.

  • Experience: 3 years’ experience in project implementation preferably in water and sanitation or infrastructure.

  • Proficiency in using computer software e. g MS office and internet.

  • Fluency in Somali language and English is required

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field –based

  • Travel: 100% Domestic travel is required

DM&E Officer II - Education & Protection (Garowe)

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

For Somali Nationals Only

Design and Monitoring Evaluation (DME) Officer-II-Education and Protection.

The Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Officer will provide overall technical monitoring and evaluation support to Education and Protection Projects. The incumbent will closely work with the Project Manager-Education and Protection to set, monitor and evaluate project performance targets in line with project objectives and to ensure that they are achieved. The candidate will be responsible for guiding the overall implementation of monitoring, evaluation and accountability related activities within the projects and provide timely and relevant information to the project staff. The DME Officer will also be responsible for strengthening the project M&E capacity, regularly monitor and evaluate the results to improve project performance; ensuring monitoring, evaluation and reported is practiced as a means to growing and maintaining a culture of providing credible, reliable, timely and cost effective information for management decisions, accountability and learning in alignment with the project cycles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessment, Design & Planning

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

  • Humanitarian & Programme Accountability

  • DME Capacity Strengthening

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Cross – cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional maturity

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local cultural context

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: A minimum of a university degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Community Development, Development Studies or any related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Analysis using qualitative and/ quantitative methods including use of participatory methods and tools for planning, monitoring & evaluation

  • Professional technical skill desired: Knowledge of the SPHERE standards, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships; other international humanitarian standards and other capacity building skills.

  • Experience: Minimum of three years’ work experience in community based programming, local government or work with NGOs or humanitarian agencies, of which at least two years must be in monitoring & evaluation.

  • Other: Working knowledge of English, and Somali local language.

  • Computer literacy is required working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power point, statistical packages as SPSS.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with 80% frequent domestic travel to the field

  • Travel: 20 % Domestic/international travel may be required.

DM&E Officer II - Health & Nutrition (Garowe)

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

For Somali Nationals Only

Design and Monitoring Evaluation (DME) Officer-II-Health and Nutrition.

The Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) Officer will provide overall technical monitoring and evaluation support to all World Vision-Health and Nutrition Projects in Puntland. The incumbent will closely work with the Project Manager-Health and Nutrition to set, monitor and evaluate project performance targets in line with project objectives and to ensure that they are achieved. The candidate will be responsible for guiding the overall implementation of monitoring, evaluation and accountability related activities within the projects and provide timely and relevant information to the project staff. The DME Officer will also be responsible for strengthening the project M&E capacity, regularly monitor and evaluate the results to improve project performance; ensuring monitoring, evaluation and reported is practiced as a means to growing and maintaining a culture of providing credible, reliable, timely and cost effective information for management decisions, accountability and learning in alignment with the project cycles

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assessment, Design & Planning

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

  • Humanitarian & Programme Accountability

  • DME Capacity Strengthening

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

  • Cross – cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional maturity

  • Ability to exhibit exemplary life style as interpreted in specific local cultural context

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: A minimum of a University degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Statistics, Community Development, Development Studies or any related field.

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Analysis using qualitative and/ quantitative methods including use of participatory methods and tools for planning, monitoring & evaluation

  • Professional technical skill desired: Knowledge of the SPHERE standards, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships; other international humanitarian standards and other capacity building skills.

  • Experience: Minimum of three years’ work experience in community based programming, local government or work with NGOs or humanitarian agencies, of which at least two years must be in monitoring & evaluation.

  • Other: Proficiency in English and Somali local language is a must.

  • Computer literacy is required working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Power point, statistical packages as SPSS.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field-based with 90% frequent domestic travel to the field

  • Travel: 10 % Domestic/International travel may be required.

Program Officer, World Vision Somalia

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The position will lead in grant acquisition and management of a grant portfolio. Actively build donor relationship in support of acquisition. The job holder will lead program and proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding opportunities, in line with WVSom strategy. S/he will help with the review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to donors and Support Offices (SOs) ensuring quality compliance and donor satisfaction. The position will also support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances with donors, multilateral agencies, and other NGOs for purposes of resources mobilization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Programming & Proposal Development (Grants’ Acquisition):

  • Work with operations and finance staff to develop concept papers and prepare proposals (including logical frameworks, draft budgets, budget narratives, and monitoring and evaluation plans) for major government, private and multi-lateral donors, aligned to World Vision Somalia strategy and capacity.

  • Take a leading role on key bid elements including program design, strategic partnerships, presentation of evidence and demonstrated track record to ensure quality applications are submitted, with a high win rate.

  • With the support of QA&S Manager- regularly apply learning, emerging innovations, and best practices from project evaluations, field visit reports, project reports across the program, and from other NGOs and donors to new proposals.

  • Assist Program Development Unit (PDU) Manager and Program Development Quality Assurance (PDQA) Director in identifying and defining funding sources from appropriate public donors to support existing and planned programming activities.

Grant Management & Compliance:

  • Support programme/ project managers and coordinators provide timely, detailed and quality reports to Support Offices and donors.

  • Assist Program Managers to ensure they are compliant with donor regulations resulting in program quality. Where necessary, lead the revisions of original plans in close coordination with the Program Manager, SOs and external donors, based on sound impact analysis of proposed change.

  • Ensure programme success stories are shared with communications to enhance the visibility of programming.

  • Support monitoring and bring up implementation or compliance challenges with QA, Ops Managers, and donors.

External Engagement and competitive intelligence gathering:

  • Provide regular, positive, and productive communication with respective Support Offices, the field, and partners regarding the implementation of program activities.

  • Assist the PDU Manager and PDQA Director to establish/ strengthen relationships/ linkages and networks with key resilience actors and leading NGOs to gather donor intelligence and build collaborative relationships.

  • Advise WV on potential fundraising opportunities arising from FGS and donor strategies.

  • Research, monitor, and utilize shifting donor strategy, funding, or regulatory information, and advise PDQA and Operations leadership of emerging trends that could positively or negatively affect the program.

  • Assist in preparation and signing of technical agreements with line ministries and other government agencies.

Field Support:

  • Plan and lead start-up workshop or process to ensure comprehensive hand-over of project to Project Manager and wider grant project teams.

  • Use meetings and other forums to engage with operations staff to gather emerging challenges, lessons learned, and innovations to apply to future proposals.

  • As required, support Operations in implementation challenges with hands-on capacity building and support in the field.

Knowledge Transfer/ Knowledge Management:

  • Support Programme managers/ Project coordinators in compiling quality reports.

  • Share donor regulations with project managers to enable compliance with the specific donor requirements.

  • Upload all project documents for the SPO’s respective portfolio (final proposal, budget, assessments, reports, grant agreements and PIA/MoUs etc) on the knowledge management database.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in Development studies or related field

  • 5 years programming experience in a grant funded humanitarian or development program. Preferably with one or two previous assignments in a fragile context.

  • Training in humanitarian standards is desirable with specific training in donor requirements e.g. OFDA, DFID, CIDA, DANIDA and Europe Aid.

  • Proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities.

  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams.

  • Demonstrate ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Strong proposal writing skills.

  • Team player; the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field- based - accommodation is in team houses.

  • Travel: 30-40% travel within Somalia and other international destinations required.

  • On call: As required.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist