Project Manager – Hargeisa

NAFIS Network

Position: Project Manager

  • Location: Hargeisa, with frequent travel to the project sites
  • Type of Contract: National
  • Duration Contract: Initial Contract One year with the possibility of extension


Network against FGM/C in Somaliland (NAFIS) is a non-political, non-governmental and humanitarian network. NAFIS was established in late 2006 in Hargeisa by several local NGOs working towards eradicating FGM/C. Currently, NAFIS has a membership of 20 organizations operating in all the regions of Somaliland. As the only nationwide network of its kind, the main purpose of NAFIS is to combat all forms of FGM/C in Somaliland through coordination and networking, policy framework, research, and documentation, capacity building for the key stakeholders, and media awareness.

NAFIS Network, in collaboration with Plan International and TAKEDA, is implementing a multi-year project focusing on strengthening the accessibility and sustainability of health systems in Somaliland by the provision of inclusive and age-gender responsive mobile outreaches focusing the maternal and healthcare services to 231,000 marginalized women, adolescent girls, and children, strengthen health worker capacities and contribute to improving health systems management. 15,000 adolescents will benefit from increased access to reproductive health education and adolescent-friendly services. In addition, the project will develop technical resources on mobile clinics, incorporating the management of complications from female genital mutilation/cutting and providing adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive information and services. The project target areas are Sool, Togdheer, and Marodijeh Regions. Therefore, NAFIS is looking for a qualified, passionate, and professional Project Manager based in Hargeisa who frequently travels to project sites.

Role Purpose

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the implementation of the project “Strengthening health systems in Somaliland and provision of essential inclusive and age-gender-responsive health services for marginalized populations,” The position holder will manage the NAFIS project in collaboration with the Project consortium (Plan International and SOFHA organization) and line Ministries.

Key Areas of Accountability:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the project manager is required to perform the following duties and responsibilities

Project Planning and Implementation: 

  • Lead planning of the project activities, and develop necessary tools to support the project implementation
  • Forecast and follow up on expenditures related to the project and develop quarterly and annual plans.
  • Prepare timely purchase requests in line with the project needs.
  • Identify logistic, and admin support needs related to the project and communicates these to the relevant log/admin support person.
  • Ensure the compliance of the activities with the organizational quality standards
  • He/she will design, plan, and identify training needs, facilitate the training of project beneficiaries, and ensure proper follow-up to training.

MEAL activities and project reporting

  • Contribute to the project implementation monitoring and impact assessment;
  • Contribute to both desk and field-based research according to the project research strategy;
  • Monitor the data collection process and ensure that case management is adequately reported and filed by the field staff;
  • Prepare accurate documentation of all activities undertaken in day-to-day work and report achievements and case studies from the field.
  • Ensure accurate preparation and timely submission of all the necessary programmatic and financial supporting documents.
  • Prepare and submit monthly and periodic performance reports of the project to inform and contribute to the Donor reports.
  • Ensure that activities are appropriately monitored and evaluated when deemed necessary and amendments in consultation with NAFIS Program Manager
  • Any other support as agreed by NAFIS

Capacity Building and Supervision of Project Staff

  • Provide close guidance and supervision to the project team based on project sites.
  • Ensure implementation of the project activities in line with the project outcomes
  • Provide regular capacity buildings/trainings and orientations to project staff in line with the identified gaps.

Communication, Advocacy, and organizational learning

  • Contribute to documentation of technical/project approaches, lessons learned, and success stories.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate working relationships with government, institutions, partner organizations, local NGOs, etc..
  • Attend working group and task force meetings on a local level (as required).
  • Ensure adequate and accurate reporting of data on activity Information, internal databases, and Sitreps.
  • Draft and input into weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for internal and external purposes.
  • Update the project’s detailed implementation plan as needed.



  • In-depth knowledge of FGM, SRHR, GBV, and global/local development issues, with knowledge of girls’ rights and child rights.
  • In-depth understanding of the policies and law that shape the FGM, GBV, and SRHR interventions and standards within Somaliland.
  • Understanding of the implications of working with a rights-based approach to development and being able to analyze the situation of children’s; particularly girls’ rights.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and outlook.
  • Flexible work attitude and ability to work independently.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Somali and English  is mandatory
  • Excellent relationship-building skills – networking, influencing and stakeholder coordination skills
  • Experience in capacity building and ToT skills.
  • Holds self and team accountable for delivering results.

Education and Required Expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, Psychology, sociology, public health, Nursing, or any other related field.
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health or Social Science is an asset
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in FGM/C, GBV, Child protection, and SRHR projects/programs.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project coordination, management, or monitoring.
  • Proven experience and ability to coordinate and collaborate with different civil society and Community-based organization.
  • Demonstrable working experience in the humanitarian programmes
  • Ability to communicate effectively and authoritatively on expertise and influence others to reach common goals.
  • Demonstrated track record in donor reporting and budget management.
  • Experience in leading, coaching and mentoring, and managing relevant project team.
  • Excellent experience in conflict resolution
  • Provide three professional references with professional emails.


Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs and cover letter to with the subject line “Project Manager” no later than 5th December 2022.  NAFIS Network is an equal-opportunity employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.