Project Manager BRCiS Somalia Mogadishu (Open to all nationalities)

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Management and Strategy, Project Management
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Females are highly encouraged to apply.

What we are looking for

Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a consortium of national and international organizations whose objective is to support and guide vulnerable communities in Somalia in building their resilience capacities, in their own ways. The Consortium was created in 2013 and is now implementing projects funded by multiple humanitarian and development donors, in more than ten regions of Somalia. All projects are managed by BRCiS’ independent Consortium Management Unit (CMU) responsible for coordinating implementation of all consortium activities across consortium Members (including ACF, Concern Worldwide, GREDO, the IRC, KAALO, NRC and Save the Children) and additional local, downstream implementing partners.

The BRCiS Project Manager, Resilient Livelihoods will be contracted through NRC, the consortium lead agency, but will sit within the BRCiS’ independent Consortium Management Unit (CMU) responsible for coordinating implementation of all consortium activities across consortium Members and additional local, downstream implementing partners. The Project Manager, Resilient Livelihoods will be assigned a dedicated portfolio of projects that he/she will be responsible for managing. These projects adopt market-based approaches to supporting vulnerable households in rural and peri-urban locations to secure more resilient livelihoods and thereby strengthen their broader market systems.

What you will do

Key objectives for this role include:

  • Ensure that BRCiS Members and the CMU comply with contractual commitments and BRCiS programme quality standards throughout the implementation of assigned projects. This will include a focus on the review and strengthening of BRCiS’ programme quality standards for resilient livelihoods programming.
  • Oversee/lead all activities assigned to CMU within the assigned projects’ project workplans, including coordination with and contractual management – in collaboration with CMU Finance and NRC Somalia Logistics – of external technical partners and consultants.
  • Throughout project inception phase collaborate with BRCiS Chief of Party, CMU Programme Manager, other CMU teammates, and BRCiS Members on the finalization of strategies for localization, learning, and advocacy/influencing, accepting responsibilities as assigned within the implementation of finalized strategies.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead high quality, timely donor reporting including by developing/preparing templates, maintaining a regular schedule of reporting, reviewing Member report submissions for completion and quality, generating narrative report content for CMU-led activities, and consolidating final narrative reports into a coherent narrative.
  • Collaborate with BRCiS Member focal points for downstream implementing partner capacity strengthening, ensuring adherence to BRCiS minimum standards for capacity strengthening and identifying opportunities for cross-consortium capacity strengthening
  • Takes lead in coordinating revisions of logframe and budget as necessary and in collaboration with CMU departments and Members.
  • Takes the lead in identifying and documenting best practices, lessons learnt and relevant human-interest stories for publication and dissemination.


Please download the detailed job description to learn more about the position. As the above responsibilities are just a snapshot from the Job description.

What you will bring

Professional competencies  and experience for this position: 

  • Applicable degree in international relations, business, economics or related field.
  • 5 years’ experience in humanitarian/development aid in complex and/or insecure environments, preferably in East/Horn of Africa.
  • Demonstrable experience with resilience programming and/or measurement including at least 1-2 years’ experience leading market system-based activities focused on rural and peri-urban locations. Experience in drylands contexts and the Horn of Africa is an advantage.
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills in English language, including synthesis and elaboration of qualitative and quantitative inputs/data (compilation of reports alone is not adequate).
  • Excellent English language communication skills – negotiation, networking, influencing, public speaking and facilitating workshops at different levels.
  • Ability to work closely with field based national staff and experience in various staff training and development approaches
  • Strong planning, monitoring and organizational skills with good knowledge of the use of logical and result-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Ability to write high quality concept notes and technical sections for donor proposals.

Behavioral competencies 

  • A positive, solution-oriented attitude to working within a diverse team is essential
  • Hands-on approach to key tasks; delegation skills are important, but not the default this position will directly handle many key tasks that cannot be delegated.
  • Handling insecure environments.

What we offer

  • Duty station: Somalia – Mogadishu
  • Travel: 40%
  • Salary/benefits: grade 8 on NRC’s salary scale.
  • Duration of Contract: 12 months, extendable upon fund availability and performance.
  • NRC is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to diversity without distinction to age, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and physical ability.
  • We think outside the box, encourage ideas, and give responsibility to all employees at all levels. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative.

Find out more about the benefits of working for NRC

Important information about the application process

  • Internal candidates only: To apply as an internal candidate, log in with your official email or click on Opportunity MarketPlace.
  • When creating your profile, include your full name as given on your passport. Complete all the system-required fields for experience, employment history and education.
  • Submit your application and CV in English, taking care to attach your latest CV.
  • Applications that do not meet the minimum standards in terms of experience or qualifications will generally not be considered. Unsolicited applications not related to this specific job advertisement will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We receive many applicants for each vacant position.
  • This position is only open to all nationalities.
  • If you have any questions about this role, please email ESA Recruitment  esa.recruitment@nrc.nowith the job title as the subject line.

Why NRC?

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Our 15,000 staff work in crises across 40 countries, providing life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year.

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The drought situation in Somalia has deteriorated rapidly and intensified much earlier than seen over the last decade. Life-saving assistance is urgently needed to halt further internal displacement.

Our emergency teams are on the ground responding to the ever-increasing needs. We target those who have been forced to flee with our activities, from building shelters to tackling agricultural challenges, and enabling them to acquire new skills that can increase their resilience to shocks in the future.

We are looking for people who are passionate about helping refugees and people forced to flee. Are you one of those people? If you are, NRC offers you the opportunity to:

  • Do demanding and professional work, often in challenging contexts.
  • Join a work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility.
  • Be part of a welcoming and supportive community committed to human dignity.

Learn more about NRC

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.
Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks.
NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.
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