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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
SCRP Program Director (SCRP-D) will lead the Project Implementation Team (PIT) and is responsible for coordinating technical advisors, partners and government for the on-time, on-target, and to-standard implementation of the World Bank SCRP program. He/she will lead a team of technical advisors drawn from SomReP partners to provide real-time technical oversight and backstopping to deliver a multi-sector, multi-district program. He/she will coordinate technical advisory services for finance and contracts management, agricultural recovery and health interventions; small and large infrastructure development and M&E to implementing partners. The SCRP-D will coordinate a technical team comprised of SCRP Project Manager, SCRP Program Officer, SCRP Grant Accountant, Infrastructure Engineer, Health Technical Advisor and Livelihood Technical Advisor and liaise with WVUK who is the contract holder.
The position holder will support the SCRP Program Manager to convene subnational Monthly Management Meeting between partners and government and serve as day-to-day interface with federal Program Implementation Unit. The position-holder will mobilize input of technical services for the development of sector specifications for Activity Packages; and the establishment of procedures/protocols for reimbursement, as well as technical back-stopping and support to partners during reporting and invoicing processes. The SCRP Program Director will mobilize technical advisor and partners’ inputs to aid the SCRP Program Lead to report project progress and challenges at Quarterly Review and Bi-Annual Steering Committee meetings. He/she will support partners to identify challenges, co-create solutions and develop actions plans involving World Vision Support Office and government counterparts. He/she will lead the establishment of project management tracking system to collect regular updates from partners and provide on-time progress monitoring. The position holder will coordinate the project reporting process, mobilizing partners to provide timely, complete reporting as per contractual obligations. He/she will liaise between third-party monitors and auditors as required.
The SCRP-D will spearhead coordination with government line ministries at federal and member state levels, NGO and UN actors, private sector and academia to ensure effective use of donor resources and advocacy for complementary investments. He/she will identify, draft and present/disseminate lessons learnt for various stakeholders. The position holder will lead in the development of Success Stories and media and marketing content to profile program’s achievements. The SCRP-D will lead the development of new phases of the SCRP program, serving as the chief interface with government and other consortium (e.g. BRCiS) and coordinating technical advisors and partners’ participation in technical working groups and other planning and re-design and proposal development platforms.
As a technical expert in infrastructure, the SCRP-D will provide technical back-stopping to the Infrastructure Engineer and interface with Ministries of Water, Health, etc. to develop assessment procedures (Environmental Impact Assessment, water quality assessment, etc.), infrastructure design, BoQ development, work norms creation, invoicing procedures, etc.
- Lead a team of technical experts in financial and contract management, health, infrastructure and agriculture to support implementing partners to deliver on-time, on-target and to-technical specification.
- Provide close support to SCRP Project Manager to coordinate project update meetings, plan joint planning and monitoring visits with government and support partners’ invoicing process.
- Lead government technical planning for small scale and large scale infrastructure planning, assessment, tools, procedures, etc.
- Develop project management system, convene multi-stakeholder (government and implementing partner) regular project progress meetings, identify challenges and develop action plans.
- Serve as day-to-day interface with federal Program Implementation Unit to follow-up on action plans and plan meetings.
- Mobilize partner and technical advisor input for the development of project reports, programming/reprogramming, audit processes, and third-party monitoring exercises.
- Will lead external engagement with various stakeholders in government, NGO and UN actors.
- Will identify, develop and disseminate project learning and marketing materials.
- Develop system to quickly respond to shock episodes, linking community-level information to state and federal systems to guide design and prioritization processes.
- Lead in the design of next phase SCRP project designs.
Support on-time, on-target and quality project implementation and reporting:
- Develop performance tracking system to monitor work plans, verify deliverables and identify challenges.
- Monitor partner level performance targets vs actuals and support Project SCRP Manager to mobilize technical support where challenges exist.
- Support SCRP Project Manager to prepare partners and government counterparts for Monthly Management meetings at member state level.
- Mobilize partner and technical advisors’ input for Monthly Management Meetings, Quarterly Review Meetings and Bi-Annual Steering Committee meetings: agenda planning, presentation development, action planning and follow up (at federal PIU and Support Office levels).
- Coordinate SCRP Project Manager and technical advisor review of quarterly invoicing process, identifying challenges and pro-actively developing action plans to overcome obstacles in a timely manner.
- Coordinate backstopping support of technical advisors to develop/adapt Activity Packages; reimbursement paperwork, procedures and processes; and review prior to quarterly invoicing.
- Coordinate and provide technical training and technical backstopping to partner frontline staff and government counterparts.
- Develop/update SCRP Risk Register on a monthly basis to support real-time problem identification and solution-finding.
- Maintain regular contact with WVUK Program Lead, informing them of any challenges the program faces and to support the planning of Quarterly Review Meeting and Bi-Annual Steering Committee.
Technical support to partners to deliver integrated, coordinated and to-specification program:
- Lead high-level subnational government engagement to negotiate arrangements for assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Coordinate with M&E Manager to monitor and report program deliverables, HAP standards and ensure gender mainstreamed through referral systems, documentation and reporting.
- Coordinate technical advisor review, aggregation and analysis of partners’ sector data for reporting and performance monitoring purposes.
- Review and contribute to quarterly project reporting and WVSomo Monthly Management report.
- Attend and mobilize partners to participate in SomReP Quarterly Review Meeting and Technical Working Groups to promote cross-learning, layering and sequencing of interventions.
External Engagement, Coordination and Learning:
- Lead government engagement with line ministries (HADMA, MoA, MoLRF, MOPEID, Water, etc.), spearheading assessment, planning, monitoring, learning process negotiations and establishing formal linkages with government counterparts (e.g. MoUs).
- Lead SCRP engagement at federal-level UN/NGO technical working groups and government coordination forums.
- Mobilize technical advisors to participate in national and sub-national coordination and learning forums.
- Serve as focal point for World Bank Real-Time Learning Team, providing learning and insights and learning as required.
- Identify, develop, and disseminate project/program learning to internal and external stakeholder with an emphasis on government coordination/collaboration process, systems and procedures.
- Develop Tweets to share on SomReP Twitter Account, highlighting project achievements.
- Identify research topics to support iterative learning to inform future phases.
Programming and Emergency Response:
- Support government to develop formal process to develop new phases of program design.
- Develop system/procedure for shock response: develop system to aggregate early warning information to inform government decision making and create consensus between state and federal; mobilize pre-planned response actions into coherent response plan; implement fast-track sub-granting process; support work plan process to re-program/ramp up emergency operations.
- Develop/maintain linkages between SomReP Early Warning/Action System (community-level committees; sub-national on-line dashboard and national Met-Hub/HADMA analysis/decision-making structures) and SCRP context monitoring to ensure community-level information flows to support decision support in time of shock.
- Lead coordination between SomReP and other consortium (BRCiS) for the development of new phases of the SCRP program, including coordinating technical advisor input for the development/revision of Activity Packages.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in Development Studies, Development Management, Public Policy, Agricultural studies, dryland and/or rangeland management.
- Preferred Engineering Background: both NGO and private sector (e.g. contracts management).
- At least 8 years of progressive experience in complex/ protracted emergencies and recovery operations.
- Must demonstrate extensive experience in coordination, and/or livelihood programing at community, district and national level.
- Proven ability to manage a large and diverse program portfolio with multiple partners.
- Strong problem solving, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
- Knowledge of rapid assessment including ongoing contextual analysis.
- Experience in program design, proposal writing, needs assessments and surveys.
- Experience in support supervision, training and coaching staff in food security and Livelihoods programming.
- Very strong organizational, management and communication skills.
- Experience in monitoring programs, reporting writing and evaluation.
- Strong inter-personal skills, and proven team-player.
- Proven ability to manage competing priorities.
- Able to work in a cross-cultural environment with a multi-national staff with varied skill sets.
- Cross cultural sensitivity, balanced worldview, emotional maturity and the ability to cope with stressful work conditions.
- Perform other duties as required.
- Based at sub-district level in Mogadishu Level.
- Frequent travel between regional capital and districts with some Nairobi travel.
On call: In emergency and disaster situations, the position will be required to be on-call.
- Job City Mogadishu