Program Manager (Twining Project)

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Employer: CARE
Job Title: Program Manager (Twining Project)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Hargeisa; Mogadishu
Category: Other


Background of Somalia NGO Consortium

The Somalia NGO Consortium is a voluntary collective membership network that brings together local and international NGOs working in Somalia to encourage peer learning and information sharing, collective advocacy, membership engagement and coordination, representation and voice of NGO community at relevant for a in order to better work together to improve the lives of Somalis affected by conflict, natural disasters, poverty. The Consortium aims to facilitate a more coherent NGO voice and assist NGO members to channel their concerns and suggestions to appropriate decision makers in the most effective format. It has offices in Nairobi, Garowe, Hargeisa, and Mogadishu.

Click here to view the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan of the Somalia NGO Consortium.

Overall objective

The Somalia NGO Consortium (SNC) and Oxfam Somalia are supporting this movement by planning and implementing activities to more equitable shift and share power, knowledge, and resources between local, national and international humanitarian actors involved in Somalia’s humanitarian response, with a particular focus on supporting women’s rights organizations (WROs) and addressing deeply embedded gender inequities. The SNC’s Strategy 2017-2019 includes as an outcome a “25 per cent of direct funding to Somalia Local NGOs and increased voice and representation with donors, United Nations (UN) and International NGO (INGO) by 2019”. Oxfam Somalia’s humanitarian influencing strategy 2018-2020 aims in its first objective at having more “effective and timely localized aid” to support drought and conflict affected populations. In the strategy, Oxfam Somalia aims to implement the localization agenda in a way that can help address Somalia women’s rights and gender justice and be a powerful agent of women’s trans formative leadership in Somalia

Key Responsibilities

The Program Manager is a national position and reports to the Deputy Director and is part of the Somalia NGO Consortium team with offices in Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Garowe and Nairobi.

Specific Tasks:

Generic responsibilities

  1. Responsible for design, implementation and monitoring of NGO Twinning program
  2. Regular monitoring and reporting of indicators of Twinning program, informing donors and humanitarian community on success of program
  3. Compliance and adherence to Care, SNC and Oxfam policies, guidance and procedures
  4. Responsible for ensuring programme start up for Twinning Program, coordination and technical quality in Somalia NGO Consortium
  5. Ensures that Twinning programmes are implemented in a transparent and compliant manner
  6. Provision of specific inputs relevant for Twinning strategies
  7. Supervises the compliance to donor standards, and grants management and regular reporting to donors for all Twinning activities
  8. Identify funding opportunities, develops funding strategy, and forecast to expand Twinning Program in subsequent phases
  9. Responsible for grants management and budget allocations
  10. Ensure compliance with contractual commitments and extracting and implementing key learnings from project implementation

Reporting Arrangements

  • Reports to the Deputy Director, Somalia NGO Consortium
  • Works with Oxfam Advocacy Team, Local NGO Leaders and wider humanitarian community
  • Ensure cooperation and collaboration with all SNC staff members.


Contract: One year.

Duty station: The position is based in Mogadishu or Hargeisa ,with frequent travel to other regions in Somalia.


Minimum Bachelor degree in international relations, political science, development studies, social sciences or related field or related work experience.

  • At least five (5) years of practical work experience at a coordination level within Local and International NGOs / UN in humanitarian work in developing countries. Fragile contexts experience an added benefit. Minimum of 3 years of working in hostile environments. Minimum 2 years of work experience in Somalia and within the Somali context an added benefit.
  • Strong management skills including staff and financial management, ideally within a complex emergency context, with diverse teams and donors
  • Proven in depth and operational knowledge of Somalia, including engagement with local authorities and communities

Skills and Competences:


  • Excellent communication, coordination and representational skills
  • Demonstrable experience with advocacy/lobbying (NGO or other stakeholders)
  • Proven experience in high quality production of reports and analysis
  • Proven experience in development and maintenance of multi-stakeholders networks and proactive coordination experience
  • Excellent communication, coordination and representational skills. Demonstrated leadership capacity and professional experience at a management level.
  • Demonstrated ability to make clear and articulate presentations of complex information. Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of initiative and engagement. Demonstrated capacity to recognize when and where proactive action is required and to initiate timely and appropriate action
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff and other stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team and to coordinate with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)


· Well-developed networks within Somalia and the NGO community

· Demonstrated understanding and work experience on conflict/security issues


  • English and Somali (working language): fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be deemed a strong added benefit


While the position is based in Mogadishu or Hargeisa, it is expected that occasional travel to the field offices is necessary.


Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit one document as an attachment (combining the application letter and CV with at least 3 professional referees) via email to by close of business on 31st January 2019. Please include the reference Program Manager (Twining Project)as the subject of your email. Do not attach your testimonials or certificates.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

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