Capacity Building Officer

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Norwegian Church Aid

We provide emergency assistance in disasters, work for long-term development in local communities and address the root causes of poverty, we advocate for just decisions by public authorities, business and religious leaders.

Norwegian Church Aid is an ecumenical diaconal organisation for global justice. 
We work to help the poorest and those in need, regardless of their creed, race,
 political or religious affiliation.

Job Details
Employer: Norwegian Church Aid
Job Title: Capacity Building Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other

The Capacity Building Officer will facilitate smooth communication and cooperation between NCA, UNICEF, Field Coordinators and community water and sanitation management groups in the project as well as local government level and CSOs.
• Responsible for providing overall mentoring support to participating CBOs and community members on PPP and hygiene and sanitation issues
• The Capacity Building Officer will work with the field coordinators to ensure that training and communication to the participating communities are undertaken in respect of planned activities and project document.
• Where necessary identify and manage consultants to provide technical and institutional training in accordance to the requirements of the participating communities and based on the assessments provided.
• At all times the Capacity Building Officer will act in a professional and courteous manner and will maintain a positive and constructive image of the Project, NCA and UNICEF
• Take on an advisory role to the project field staff on technical issues relating to the implementation of PPP, CLTS and Institutional strengthening to ensure that best practices are applied.
• Responsible for identifying and helping to resolve problems and conflicts that arise in relation to the project. In the event that s/he is unable to resolve a problem or conflict s/he will promptly share the issue with the Program Coordinator
• Help to foster a culture of mutual respect and transparency among field staff and community management groups that the project works with.
• Ensure that any complaints or concerns raised by participating communities are brought to the attention of the appropriate team members fully and respectfully addressed.


Degree in Social sciences and community development or a subject related to water resource management
• Excellent communication, facilitation and listening skills and be a good coordinator and delegator of responsibilities.
• At least 5 years’ experience in supporting capacity building initiatives at community level including organizational development.
• Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative team environment
• Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
• Understand the legal system/ National development plans/SDGs/ and policy issues at National/community level an added advantage.
• Strong interpersonal skills including demonstrated communication and personnel management skills.
• A proven personal commitment to community development
• Excellent report writing skills.
• S/he will be a Somali National.
Excellent spoken and written English and Somali.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a proper understanding, interpretation and commitment to NCA’s vision, mission, values and strategies. NCA upholds the right of equal opportunity and qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applicants who meet the requirements and qualifications outlined above, should submit an application letter indicating current and expected remuneration, a detailed C.V. and copies of their certificates and any other supporting documents to: ; By 28th February 2019.
NCA is an equal opportunity employer and women are highly encouraged to apply

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