Senior Program Officer

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Employer: CARE
Job Title: Senior Program Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Program


Under the overall supervision of the TVET Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for a) liaising with Program stakeholders in the implementation of project activities in Jubaland; b) Contributing to their planning, implementation, and administrative follow up and c) contributing to their monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

The Senior Project officer is responsible for day-to-day implementation of program activities at the field level. He/she will be responsible for the coordination of the TVET project implementation calendar in collaboration with the project officers at the project sites. He/she will provide technical leadership in enhancing community buy in, clarification of project parameter rationale, beneficiary selection, and verification.


Result Area 1 - Project Development and Implementation (50% of time)**

A) Liaise with Project stakeholders and partners by:

ü Maintaining regular contact and facilitating communication and coordination with concerned ministries and governmental departments, UN agencies, non‐government organizations and other stakeholders

ü Liaising and coordinate with all stakeholders to obtain maximum benefit and efficient use of resources in the implementation of project activities and avoid duplication of efforts

ü Monitoring all TVET related initiatives in Jubaland providing regular updates on them

ü Representing CARE in relevant meetings and coordination groups with national and international stakeholders.

ü Work closely with host trainers providing support where necessary to ensure the delivery of quality and relevant skills training for target groups

ü Providing technical support to CARE and implementing partners working with the project on the implementation of project activities

ü Ensuring follow‐up of the implementation of the consultants contracts including the follow‐up on payments.

ü To fulfill any additional assignments as deemed necessary by the organization

ü Conduct regular visits to project activities to monitor progress and evaluate results and impact against project work plans and indicators and suggesting updates of the project log frame

ü Provide technical support on monitoring project activities in particular in the development, implementation and progress tracking of the project action plan and annual work plans

ü Provide appropriate and facilitative administrative follow‐up actions to ensure effective application of monitoring and reporting tools

ü Support the effective implementation of the project baseline survey, mid-year review, end evaluation and other studies at the field level

ü Ensure provision of supervisory support of the project staff in the region.

ü Implement CARE’s performance management system with all direct supervisors, and

ü Identify development opportunities for staff, and implement a training plan to respond to those needs

ü Ensure adherence to the budgetary, logistical, human resource and other administrative issues of his/her base in collaboration with the administrator/Area Manager

ü Ensure a good flow of information and good communication between field and the sub office

ü Submit regular reports to the TVET manager for review

ü Submit monthly updates /quarterly and annual reports to the TVET Manager

ü Maintain project visibility as required by the donor at all times

ü In the absence of the Area Manager, represent CARE to all authorities at the local level


Experience & Skills

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with education programs with specific experience the TVET sub sector, in implementing programs, monitoring of budgets preferably with an international organization
  • Bachelors’ degree in social sciences, education or related field.
  • Excellent management skills (planning and organizational skills, problem solving capabilities, innovative and industrious)
  • Demonstrated understanding of stakeholder engagement/participation techniques.
  • Excellent TOT skills
  • Understanding of key donor reporting requirements such as EU will be crucial
  • Excellent team building, coaching and mentoring skills.


The Senior Program Officer will be answerable to the TVET Manager and close coordination will also be required with:

  • The Kismayu Office Manager and other CARE staff.
  • Private sector business development with specific focus on Energy and Roads service providers in order to explore business and linkage opportunities for the program target group; and,
  • Local and central government to enhance involvement and sustainability.


The SPO shall report to the TVET manager.

WORKING CONDITIONS The position is based in Kismayu, but a significant amount of time (20%) is expected to be spent with partners and participating in other CARE Somalia country office initiatives



Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to by 17th February 2019 quoting the job title ‘Senior Program Officer’ as the subject line. All applications should be accompanied by a CV with daytime telephone contacts and contact details of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.This Position Is open to Somali National.

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.

Publish date: 2019-02-04 10:52:26
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