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Senior Community Engagement and Livelihoods Assistant

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Last update: Apr 15, 2024 Last update: Apr 15, 2024


Deadline: Apr 26, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Somalia
Job type:Contract, 4 to 12 months
English, Somali English, Somali
Work experience:Min 4 years
Date posted: Apr 12, 2024
Expected starting date: May 1, 2024


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Overview of position

  • Somalia features a rapidly urbanizing population with households entering urban areas due to forced displacement, economic opportunities & access to services.  As a result, the country has witnessed an accelerated growth of its cities & towns leading to the proliferation of informal settlements with urban areas across the country. Most of these urban settlements are characterized as IDP sites with the majority of the settlement’s population being displaced due to drought, flooding, eviction or conflict. An overwhelming percentage of these settlements are located on privately owned land which presents the precarious risk of eviction leading to secondary displacement. urban solutions are required that aim to leverage humanitarian & development investments either facilitating voluntary reintegration onto authority owned land with the intention of land title provision to Displaced Affected Communities (DAC) or upgrading the settlements that populations are residing in. 
  • The Danwadaag consortium requires strengthened community engagement & livelihoods implementation to support partners in their integrated activities while ensuring that frequent monitoring of operations is occurring at the area level. With Danwadaag activities scaled up in Southwest state, the consortium is looking for a candidate that can provide additional assistance for operations that are commencing in locations such as Berdale town & Xudur.

Role objectives

  • Support coordination with various operational partners strengthening community engagement activities & techniques utilized by partners fostering a participatory approach empowering beneficiaries. 
  • Promote community participation, conduct awareness sessions &support service providers in organizing community consultations, with representation of women, men, girls & boys, including persons living with disabilities.
  • Liaise directly with local authorities on behalf of the Danwadaag consortium aimed at expanding quality programs in Xudur & Berdale town, while enriching coordination in Baidoa.
  • Develop weekly work plans & monitor the work of Danwadaag partners.
  • Work on evolving the consortium’s livelihood approaches based on needs & feedback that community members have in program locations.
  • Work with partners on developing creative activities that establish sustainable income sources.
  • Actively assist joint assessments, needs analysis, identification of gaps, service monitoring & evaluation activities.
  • Assist in compilation of timely & comprehensive reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.

Project reporting

  • The position reports under the Danwadaag consortium CLT with direct reporting to the National Durable Solutions Officer.

Key competencies

  • University degree in management, business administration, social sciences or related field of study alternatively, a combination of relevant education & professional experience with at least four years of relevant professional experience or high school degree with at least six years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in a similar context.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word & Excel.
  • High level of computer literacy.
  • Well organized, mature individual, able to work independently, paying attention to detail & meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy & confidentiality in performing responsibilities.
  • Must have excellent communication skill (written & spoken).
  • Ability to work under pressure & with minimum supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skill, ability to work in a diverse team, flexible & quickly adapt to new / different environment.
  • For this position, fluency in English & Somali is required (oral & written) & fluency in Arabic (oral & written) is desired.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences. Encourages diversity & inclusion.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected & fairly treated.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner. Is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own actions & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication. Explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Team management

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • The educational certificate of the selected candidate will be sent for verification.