Somalia: Operations Support Officer

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016

Overview of CTG Global:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of position:-

Our client’s portfolio and partners provide basic public goods and work to accelerate socio-economic recovery and create long term change in Somalia. Our client contributes to a well-coordinated international effort in Somalia, based on partnership between agencies that engage across the interlinked areas of politics, security and development.
The activities are clustered around two priorities:

  • Priority One: Strengthening Core Economic Institutions
  • Priority Two: Expanding Economic Opportunity
    The selectivity criteria that our client has applied in developing the program are:
  • Alignment with the Compact and the country’s binding constraints.
  • Alignment with our client’s comparative advantage in the Somali context.
  • Operational feasibility given security and access.
  • Conflict sensitivity, in particular the need for regional balance.
    This approach ensures that our client focuses scarce resources and capacity in areas.

Role objectives:-

The Operations Support Officer will play a key role in supporting our clients program and partners ensuring day to day operations between regional authorities and government counterparts on behalf of our client’s portfolio at national and local level supporting the foster of a national framework. Candidate must have a background in economic, international relations, project management or has experience working with international humanitarian/development agencies.

Expected output:-

The Operations Support Officer will play a key role in supporting our clients program and partners ensuring day to day operations between regional authorities and government counterparts on behalf of our client’s portfolio at national and local level supporting the foster of a national framework. Candidate must have a background in economic, international relations, project management or has experience working with international humanitarian/development agencies.

Project reporting:-

This role reports to the Senior Policy Adviser.

Key competencies:-

Education:

  • Preferred graduate degree in a development-related discipline (such as economics, urban planning, rural development.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience preferably in complex and inter agency contexts in areas related to development planning, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation etc.
  • Project management and operations experience with thorough knowledge of government functions.
  • Familiarity of working with national and local government systems and authorities in Somaliland.

Key Competencies:-

  • Preparing Information.
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences.
  • Humanitarian priorities.
  • Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better of our client’s agenda.
  • Results based programme development and management.
  • Contributes into results through primary research and analysis.
  • Researches linkage across programme activities to identify critical points or integration.
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation.
  • Analyses country situation to identify opportunities for project development.
  • Building strategic partnerships.
  • Maintaining a network of contacts.
  • Maintains an established network of contracts for general information sharing and to
    remain up-to-date on partnership related issues.
  • Analyses and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and
    stakeholders.
  • Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharing
  • Basic research and analysis.
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and propose new, more effective ways of doing things.
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches.

Language Requirements:-

  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • Knowledge of Somali & Arabic is desirable.

Team management:-

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information:-

To be advised.

How to apply:

Interested candidates need to register on CTG website as a candidate and then apply for this role using the same link https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a1124000000vutZ

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