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Organization: Adeso - African Development Solutions 

Position title: Environmental Education Officer – Natural Resource Management (NRM)
 
Reporting to: Program Director
 
Working with: Deputy Program Director, NRM Program and Operation staff
 

Program / Duty station: Bosaso, Bari region, and with frequent travel to Sanaag, Sool and Mudug regions of Puntland
 
Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
 
Starting date: Immediate
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 


At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive.

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian programs in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary: Environmental education officer is involved in making people aware of environmental issues, promoting conservation and sustainability, and enhancing the public's enjoyment of the environment through teaching and interpreting the natural world.

He/she will work within communities to inform and promote environmental awareness with talks, presentations, guided walks and workshops.

Position Purpose
 
The range of activities carried out in this role involves
·                     Working mainly with local schools educational institutions.
·                     Giving talks and taking part in developing projects.
·                     Delivering presentations in schools, or host groups at relevant sites, such as nature reserves.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
·                     Researching and developing educational programs and resources for schools, adults, families, community groups or visitors to sites of special environmental interest.
·                     promoting educational programs and resources to the target audience through leaflets, websites and newsletters;
·                     Liaising with colleagues, teachers and community groups on the design and delivery of educational programs.
·                     Giving talks in schools or to community groups on environmental issues.
·                     Teaching groups and interpreting the natural environment for them on-site by leading guided walks and answering questions.
·                     Translate the feedback from community trainers and other paper-work prior to review by Project Director/Deputy Program Director; as well if necessary support oral translations from external supports for PROWOPP to communities and community trainers.
·                     Prepare monthly reports tracking program reports from the program Team to Project Manager. This includes standardizing format and vocabulary. Ensure a high, professional quality to reports in terms of format and English. Be pro-active in securing these reports;
·                     Compile comprehensive training activities reports and narrative reports from field program team during the curriculum training, community mobilizations and community sensitization meeting.
·                     Read and develop a clear understanding of Adeso Community Development methodologies. Advise supervisor on areas of improvement;
·                     Plan the project activities for the field in light of established objectives.
·                     Responsible for the monitoring of implementing Curriculum trainings in the field and making sure Community Trainers are efficiently training participants.
·                     Organizing events and activities to raise awareness of environmental issues.
·                     Training others, such as teachers, in the use of resources and in delivering educational sessions.
·                     Researching and collating educational materials and resources on environmental education
·                     Managing other members of staff.
·                     Acting as a point of contact for teachers, educationalists and colleagues, responding to requests for information on educational issues.
·                     Evaluating the effectiveness of programs and writing reports for the organization or funding bodies.
·                     Managing budgets for projects and educational programs.
·                     Carrying out risk assessments, particularly for outdoor activities.
·                     Recruiting, supervising and working with volunteers.
Skills and Qualifications
·                     Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or relevant undergraduate course.
·                     Minimum of 2 years’ experience in an NGO setting;
·                     Must be able to work independently and show initiative;
·                     Strong computer (MS Office), filing, and organizational skills; Advance knowledge of written and spoken English is essential;
·                     Ability to translate letters, reports and meetings as required.
·                     Proven ability to provide oral and written translation from Somali Language to English and vice versa.
·                     Willingness to travel throughout the project areas in the area in Somalia
·                     Demonstrable experience and competencies in research, monitoring and evaluation for INGOs, UN agencies and/or donor programs;
·                     Sound understanding of indicators, data collection methodology, data quality issues; ability to develop indicators and data collection tools and assess data quality;
·                     Good interpersonal skills as well as networking, flexibility and innovativeness
·                     Ability to work independently and under pressure;
·                     Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
·                     Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish working relations with target communities and project team.

Position Title: Deputy M&E Manager
 
Reporting to: Deputy Country Director
 
Working with: Somalia Project teams and PDQU team in Nairobi
 
Program / Duty station: Galkacyo, with frequent travel to other duty stations
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Starting date: Immediate
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 


At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian programs in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary: The Deputy M&E Manager will act as the technical focal point on all aspects of monitoring and evaluation of Adeso Somalia programs. 

This includes developing and managing the Program Measurement system, building the capacity of Adeso staff and partners in M&E and supporting all Adeso M&E and research-related activities of field projects.
 
Position Purpose: Deputy M&E Manager will be line managed by the Deputy Country Director and technically report to M&E Manager; and will be responsible for project level activities in relation to monitoring of project activities, data management and analysis. 

Working closely project teams, he/she will support project monitoring and evaluation by providing and managing Adeso Somalia Country databases and undertaking some project data management including analysis. 

The role involves providing technical support on design of thematic survey forms, data processing tools, management of data entry and validation, management and tracking project data using quantitative and qualitative data analysis basics.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
·                     Act as the focal point for all M&E related activities within Somalia programs.
·                     Help standardize program measurement and M&E tools and systems and ensure that all projects have robust monitoring plans in place.
·                     Develop and actively manage donor log frames and performance monitoring plans, including working closely with external evaluators during donor assessments and evaluation;
·                     Work with HQ and regional offices and program staff to ensure adequate M&E systems and quality controls are in place that meet donor requirements and the needs of the program;
·                     Help project teams in Somalia with data management including data collection, collation, analysis and reporting, and entirely manage the indicator tracker tool for each project.
·                     Manage Adeso’s Somali project monitoring information system to ensure efficient and effective collection, entry, analysis and amalgamation of project data (both quantitative and qualitative) and proper reporting of the outcomes and impacts of all projects.
·                     Manage the other M&E staff, activities, and budget of the Monitoring and Evaluation unit of the Somalia;
·                     Build the capacity of Regional Monitoring and Evaluation assistants to analyze & disseminate regional data and conduct data quality audits;
·                     Build capacity of program staff to conceptualize, collect, use and disseminate MIS data;
·                     Provide technical assistance in producing quarterly reports of program outputs and accomplishments
·                     Assist with management of the Research as required
·                     Manage, develop, mentor and coach the Monitoring and Evaluation team in Somalia, ensuring excellent performance in the department
·                     Help refine Adeso’s methodologies for ensuring beneficiary accountability.
·                     Build capacity in M&E and accountability across Somalia country programs, including training dedicated M&E staff, Program Managers and implementing partner staff.
·                     Provide technical support to dedicated project staff in the field, through regular telephone/skype meetings, field visits and on-the-job mentoring/coaching.
·                     Support Program Managers and M&E staff with the planning and implementation of baseline surveys, needs assessments, mid-term and end of project reviews/evaluations including preparation of TORs.
·                     Coordinate with other agencies for learning and sharing of good practices in M&E.
·                     Help develop appropriate data management templates and formats for project activities and support project partners on data management systems.
·                     Lead the program documentation on the best practices, the lessons learnt and the innovation that informs future programing in Somalia. Work with the accountability officer on the beneficiaries accountability and feedback mechanism, and ensure the lessons learnt and learning aspect are well documented.
·                     Help in writing and reviewing the quarterly M&E reports.
Skills and Qualifications
·                     Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, statistics, mathematics, business administration or computer science, with relevant experience in data analysis in emergency or development sector.
·                     Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skilful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software’s.
·                     Experience on project monitoring and evaluation with special emphasis on data management including data collection, analysis and storage.
·                     Atleast 4 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluating Food security and livelihoods projects.
·                     Somalia M&E experience will be a plus.
·                     Excellent written and spoken English.
·                     Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity.
·                     Ability to work independently and under pressure in a rapidly changing professional environment.
·                     Diplomacy and good interpersonal skills, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities.
·                     Good knowledge of computer hardware and software, and readiness to learn about new software’s

Position Title: Program Manager and Head of Office for Galkacyo
 
Reporting to: Deputy Country Director
 
Working with: Adeso Somalia program team, country management team and Program Development and Quality Unit.
 
Program / Duty station: Galkacyo, Somalia
 
Duration: One (1) year
 
Starting date: Immediate
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. 


At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.
 
For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian programs in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary: The program manager will be responsible for the field level direct implementation of the CARSP II program in Mudug and Lower Juba regions. 

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country director, s/he will undertake the overall coordination of the program activities implementation, program team management and stakeholders’ coordination in the different regions where the program will be implemented. 

Cash assistance and recovery support Program phase II (CARSP II), intended to promote food security and maintain livelihoods of poor households through cash assistance and livelihood support in South Mudug and Lower Juba (Afmadow and Dhobley). 

The main program components include unconditional cash transfer, cash for work and livelihood support (skills transfers and appropriate livelihood inputs). 

As the head of office for Galkacyo, s/he will be closely working and directly supervising the support functions (logistics, Human resources, Finance, ICT, safety and security etc).

Position Purpose
1.          Overall responsible for program activities coordination in the 2 regions of Lower Juba and Mudug
2.          Coordinate with the Communities and other stakeholders on the program activities implementation
3.          Overall responsible for the Galkacyo office management
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
 
Program activities coordination and Implementation
·                     In liaison with the deputy country director, Lead the overall program management in the 2 regions of Lower Juba (Afmadow and Dhobley) and South Mudug districts
·                     Undertake day to day program activities implementation as per the program document guideline and the implementation time frame
·                     Ensure the quality program implementation in accordance with the donor requirement and Adeso program guidelines. Work with the team to develop and continuously revise the implementation work plan in order to meet the program objectives
·                     Facilitate and ensure the beneficiaries, the communities and the authorities understand well the program and they support its due implementation at the communities level
·                     Represent Adeso in the cluster activities and coordination meetings at the regional level
·                     Liaise with Logistics department on the timely procurement of the program supplies and the subsequent delivery to the implementation sites.
·                     Represent the CARSP II program in both the internal and external coordination meeting, workshops and regular review meetings
Program team management
·                     In liaison with the DCD and the human resources department, lead the recruitment of the program staff in the both regions
·                     Supervise, mentor, manage and motivate staff for optimal performance of the program.
·                     Undertake regularly staff performance management and institute the necessary measurement for improvement
·                     Provide the relevant training to the program team
Reporting, Monitoring and evaluation
·                     In liaison with the DCD and the M&E manager, ensure the program regular reports such as the monthly, the quarterly-both internal and external are timely met.
·                     Ensure timely and quality data collection during the post distribution monitoring, market price surveys, and the continuous program assessments
·                     Support the program consultants during the baseline and final program performance evaluation
·                     Work with the communication and M&E teams on the program continuous documentation
·                     Oversee quality control throughout the program life cycle, including ensuring implementation of the appropriate M&E tools and integrating them into the program activities.
Budget management
·                     As the program budget holder, you are responsible for the budget management, expenditure monitoring and work with finance for the efficient budget utilization
·                     Responsible for managing the program in accordance with the approved program budget.
·                     Ensure the program expenditure are in line with the donor rules and regulation
·                     In liaison with your line manager and finance officer, ensure BVAs regular reviews are done, and advice finance on areas that need adjustment
Head of office – Galkacyo
·                     Responsible for Galkacyo office management –both the South and North offices
·                     Represent Adeso in external coordination, meetings with the authorizes, other agencies and stakeholders in Mudug region for the smooth operation in the region
·                     Responsible for the overall smooth and efficient running of the office, including operational support to all programs operating out of this office, adherence to Adeso and donor policy and procedures at this office, leading and facilitating coordination between other Adeso offices, and serving as the focal point for all safety and security issues and crisis management affecting this office.
·                     Provide day-to-day line management, or dotted-line management depending on program needs, of staff based at this office. This includes writing and/or contributing to personnel evaluations, leading in solving personnel issues, and ensuring staff at this office receive the support required to be successful at their jobs.
Skills and Qualifications
 
Essential
·                     Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combined education in food security and livelihood, and work experience in exceptional circumstances;
·                     First-hand experience in managing cash based programs in similar context
·                     At least 3-years of program management experience at manager level
·                     Excellent knowledge and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
·                     Experience in budget management and knowledge of financial procedures.
·                     Ability to multi-task, meets short deadlines, and effectively handles stressful situations.
·                     Previous experience in Somalia, and preferably the program area
·                     Fluency in English. Somali speakers strongly preferred with good communication skills
·                     Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish, motivate and maintain effective working relations with the program team and other field staff.
·                     A qualified Somalia National is highly preferred
·                     Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, power point, etc.

Position title: Program Support Assistant – Natural Resource Management (NRM) 

1 position based in Bosaso, Bari region
 
Reporting to: NRM Project Officer
 
Working with: Program Directors , Deputy Program Directors, NRM Program and Operation staff
 
Program / Duty Station: Bosaso, with frequent travel to Bari region, and other NRM operated regions in Puntland
 

Duration: 1 year (Renewable)
 
Starting date: Immediate
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian programs in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
 
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Position Summary: Responsible for supporting program staff by providing high-level administrative support by conducting researches, preparing statistical reports, handling information requests, and performing clerical functions.

Position Purpose: Adeso is seeking a qualified and committed individual to join its team as Program Support Assistant. 

He/she will work under the direction of the Program Director and will provide operational and administrative assistance to the Program staff.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities
·                     Support NRM/Adeso’s program teams in Somalia in project implementation, planning and coordination for activities to be implemented;
·                     Be a communications vocal point for his/her region, collect and arrange and label photos and share with Reporting/Communication Officer, and other program staff;
·                     Follow up with teams to produce mission reports, other program reports, and provide data/feeds and pictures from the field for the NRM DPD, Senior M & E, Project Officers, Reporting Officer/Communications Officer;
·                     Collect data needed for the development of success stories- ideally 1 story every month, and share it with the program management, and other field teams in the field offices to develop stories;
·                     Liaise with and support key program staff to ensure that project are running effectively and making best use of project resources;
·                     Utilizes monthly communications and visibility calendars to develop content and disseminate targeted communication and visibility including environmental awareness campaigns and social media;
·                     Support the program teams that the use of any communication or visibility materials are in high quality and are used effectively;
·                     Assist the Project Officers in drafting mission, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and six monthly report s and activities updates- if the Project Officer wants to delegate;
·                     Compile, transcribe, and distribute minutes of meetings;
·                     Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others;
·                     Translate the feedback from community trainers and other paper-work prior to review by Project Officer/Project Director/Deputy Program Director; as well if necessary support oral translations;
·                     Any other duties assigned by the line manager.
Skills and Qualifications
·                     Degree in community development, natural resource management, soil and water conservation, renewable energy or a social science or associated field with a minimum of one to two years practical international experience is ideal;
·                     Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to handle work in a timely manner and to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines;
·                     Excellent representational and communication skills, written and oral proficiency in English, and verbal communication skills in one or more local languages; Somali language skills a plus;
·                     Proven ability to work well with multi-level stakeholders with strong interpersonal skills;
·                     Experience in developing program work-plans, developing program budgets, managing program implementation, and field and managing short-term technical assistance;
·                     Skills of spoken Somali is mandatory as communicating in Somali with the local communities etc;
·                     Demonstrable experience and skills in the use of software programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, database programs, the internet, electronic media etc;
·                     Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with respect for diversity;
·                     Good knowledge of written and spoken English is essential, as well as a critical eye for editing and grammar and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
·                     Willingness and ability to travel to remote locations.
Application Process
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional.

If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs.somalia@adesoafrica.org , quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 6th October, 2015.

Each application should be addressed to Human Resource Manager and include the following:
·                     An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
·                     An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.

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