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Programme Manager - Somalia Cash Consortium

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Project, program management
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

This is a 1 year (with view to extension), new role with unaccompanied terms based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somaliland, Puntland and South-Central Somalia on a salary of Band 3 (€34,106 - €37,895). This position is contingent on donor approval and funding.

You will report to the Somalia Cash Consortium Director and will line manage Programme Assistant and work closely with Programme and M&E Focal Points of Consortium Members, Consortium Management Unit Staff; Concern’s Country Emergency Coordinator, Concern M&E team
Reporting to the Consortium Director and serving as a senior member of the consortium management unit (CMU), the Programme Manager is expected to contribute to the strategic thinking, planning, and overall coordination efforts of the consortium. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that a drive for quality and innovative practice is embedded in the day-to-day implementation of the project, overseeing the consortium’s technical matters related to the building of an efficient and inclusive cash payment programme. S/he will be responsible for ensuring application of standard processes and activities across partner implementation. Specific to consortium M&E, s/he will coordinate the M&E Working Group, ensuring relevant data is collected and applied to decision making. Specific to programme management, s/he will manage, coordinate and consolidate consortium member reporting and programmatic accountability, as well as donor reporting.
We would like you to start February 2018


Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Senior team member of Consortium Management Unit
  2. Leading development and coordinating implementation of cash delivery activities
  3. Leading M&E Working Group, charged with re/developing M&E processes, analysis and application
  4. Developing and managing internal and donor-level consortium reporting
  5. Supporting general programme cycle management of Cash Consortium
  6. Leading the development and dissemination of learning, communication and advocacy initiatives
  7. Represent Cash Consortium at technical coordination and working-group meetings
Specific Responsibilities:
  1. Ensure that consortium validated M&E and programme implementation processes are developed and implemented across the consortium to: Ensure programme goals are met; protect the contractual and reputational interests of Concern Worldwide and the consortium members.
  2. Ensure that sub-grant related processes and procedures are standardised and consistently implemented throughout the programme, including data collection, reporting, timelines and partner capacity-building.
  3. Ensure that programme reporting is adhered to by all consortium member agencies and the Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and communicated clearly to the donor, this includes: proactive follow-up and monitoring of the implementation of the programme; ensuring all narrative reporting is professionally coordinated and compiled on time, accurately and in line with agreed formats.
  4. Manage Cash Consortium Programme Assistant
  5. Maintain a consistent and high level of communication with the consortium members, as well as respond and follow-up to ad-hoc donor and consortium member requests.
  6. Lead development, analysis and revision of post distribution monitoring surveys implemented by the Cash Consortium, ensuring that they are efficient, pertinent to decision making, rigorously cleaned and adapted at appropriate intervals.
  7. Lead the Consortium M&E Working Group (M&E WG), including regular data cleaning and analysis, and present its activities to the wider consortium
  8. Support members to collect, analyse and keep updated on relevant post distribution monitoring data, innovative approaches and other relevant socio-economic information to inform the cash programme. Recommend and support the implementation of any adjustments needed based on contextual changes
  9. Capture evidence and learning from programme M&E, case studies and consortium processes in order to test the rigour of the cash consortium approach and ensure that it is future proofed and fit for purpose - leading the drafting and dissemination of position papers and reports on cash-based delivery processes and measurement
  10. Contribute to the consolidation of programme revisions and writing of new proposals as required
  11. Work with the Consortium Members to coordinate collection of stories, case studies, pictures, etc. for raising the profile of the humanitarian situation in Somali
  12. Attend advocacy and communication meetings and calls as appropriate, including NGO Consortium Advocacy Working Grou
  13. Represent Cash Consortium at Somalia Cash Working Group Meetings and/or Work Streams, and other relevant coordination fora, in coordination with the Cash Consortium members
  14. Coordinate with ECHO and other potential donors on specific response actions as requested
  15. Coordinate all cash responses closely with the BRCiS Consortium IRF and Resilience programmes, managed by NRC Somalia
  16. Ensure compliance and adherence to Concern programme policies, tools and handbooks, notably the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4)
  17. Support Cash Consortium members to ensure activities are carried out in accordance with agreed consortium standards and timelines, as well as the Sphere Minimum Standards and Humanitarian Charter in disaster response.
  18. Frequent travel to programme locations across Somalia as required for trainings, monitoring and coordination.
  19. Any other duties as assigned by your line manager.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Compliance; Programme management; Project implementation; Data analysis
Required languages: Somali (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent),

Concern Worldwide

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 500-1000 people

Concern has worked in Kenya since 2002. We currently work in rural Marsabit County in the north of Kenya, and in the informal settlements or slums of Nairobi. While originally urban-based, our work in Kenya has now expanded into a multi-sectoral programme focusing on urban and rural livelihoods, primary education, HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, and health and nutrition in both Nairobi and Marsabit. In partnership with local organisations, Concern also responds to a number of emergencies in Kenya resulting from floods, drought and violence. All of our work is underpinned by community empowerment, advocacy and governance initiatives.