Localité : Somalie / Mogadiscio
Domaine : Santé
Niveau : BAC + 5

Description de l'offre :

Recrutement de 01 Country Emergency Coordinator
Niveau d'études: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 21-08-2022

Concern Worldwide
Mogadishu, Somalia
Country Emergency Coordinator (1626)

Country Emergency Coordinator - Somalia

About the role: This is a 24 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Mogadishu, Somalia with a salary of Grade 4 € 44,133 - € 49,038. You will travel frequently to Hargeisa, Baidoa and other programme areas, and to Nairobi for external meetings and supporting fund raising efforts.

You will report to the Country Director, and will line manage an Emergency Programme Manager.

You will also work closely with the Programme Director (PD), Systems Director, Country Financial Controller (CFC) and Finance Team, Somaliland Coordinator, Programme Coordinators and Managers, Grants & Information Manager, MEAL unit, Partnership Advisor, senior staff of partner organisations, Dublin-based Desk Officer and Emergency Directorate.

We would like you to start on 15th October or earlier.

Your purpose:

The overall purpose of this position is to lead development and implementation of Concern’s emergency operations, ensuring that emergency response, preparedness and recovery plans and activities for Concern Somalia/Somaliland are successfully implemented according to the respective project budgets and timeframes and to the highest standards of quality and accountability. The position ensures that all activities are aligned with the objectives of the Country Strategic Plan and donor guidelines; and that emergency response activities synergised with parallel longer-term Resilience and Durable Solutions programming. Concern’s current emergency portfolio comprises of large-scale multi-purpose cash assistance, WASH, nutrition, health, emergency education, and NFI distribution activities. Particular attention should be given to mainstreaming of protection and conflict-sensitivity.

You will be responsible for:


With support from the Country Director (CD), ensure overall management, implementation and development of the emergency preparedness and response component of Concern’s Somalia/Somaliland programme:

Ensure adherence to all programme budgets and work plans.
Ensure that the programme is adequately staffed and managed; mentor emergency staff and build capacity within the team
Identify the needs and recommend appropriate adjustments & course corrections to planned interventions.
Develop plans for emergency response within the Somalia/Somaliland context ensuring linkages with Concern’s other resilience and development programmes.
Identify and respond to opportunities to expand programme funding and their impact.
Liaise with other NGOs, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders for effective coordination, co-operation and communication for mutual understanding and acceptance of Concern’s mandate, activities and objectives, project progress and implementation.
Brief the CD and Senior Management Team on programmes and situational context on a regular basis.
Ensure activities of Concern’s partners are in line with proposals, budgets and Concern/donors’ guidelines.
Actively participate in the Senior Management Team (SMT) meetings.

Emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning and programme implementation

Monitor the early warning information being gathered from Concern (with focus on field-level data/info) as well as that of UN agencies, government and other INGOs. Share information on any alerts with the CD, PD and other Programme Coordinators/Managers.
Monitor potential emergency/humanitarian needs and advise the Senior Management Team on appropriate responses.
Keep up to date with any changes in or updates to national assessment results, appeals and guidelines, and communicate these to relevant staff.
Coordinate and lead rapid needs assessments in areas affected by shocks or where early warning information suggests a need for early action.
Regularly update Concern Somalia/Somaliland’s Preparedness for Effective Emergency Response (PEER) plan
Develop and implement capacity building plans for Concern’s Emergency Response Team and partner staff.
Ensure that emergency response programmes are implemented in line with National, international and Cluster quality standards.
Ensure relevant cross-cutting issues are mainstreamed in emergency response; focus on protection and conflict-sensitivity.
Ensure programmes are designed and implemented in accordance with the Core Humanitarian Standard of Quality and Accountability (CHS)
Promote knowledge sharing within the country programme with particular attention to relief, recovery and humanitarian accountability issues.
Ensure emergency projects/program staff are kept up to date on best practices in the fields of emergency preparedness and response.
Support the resilience and durables solutions programmes with training and support to the community-based Disaster Management Committees and link emergency response interventions with them wherever possible.

Financial Management

Manage expenditure of approved emergency budgets ensuring compliance with donor requirements and Concern’s financial procedures. Keep the CD, PD, CFC and Grants and Information Manager informed of any variances that may need to be communicated to donors in good time.
In collaboration with the finance team, Emergency PM and the PD, develop emergency project budgets.
Assist direct reports with financial management.
Report any suspected or actual financial irregularities that have occurred.
Ensure all projects have detailed procurement plans; share and monitor progress together with the Logistics team in a timely way.

Team Management

Manage direct reports and ensure their on-going development, following Concern’s objective setting and Performance Development Review processes and tools and building the management capacity of the team members.
Identify needs and opportunities for technical and capacity development within the emergency team and roll out capacity building initiatives (e.g. training, coaching).
Identify staffing needs in line with programming and assist in the timely recruitment of staff
Ensure staff comply with the Code of Conduct and associated policies (which includes the Programme Participant Protection Policy, Child Safeguarding Policy and Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy), and the CHS; contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce potential for abuse within Concern’s programme

Programme Funding and Reporting

Together with the CD & PD, build relationships with current and potential donors to support continued growth of Concern’s Emergency response portfolio and funding.
Provide brief updates (bi-weekly or weekly) to the CD and members of the Country Management Team, and to Concern Head Office as relevant.
Ensure monthly reports are submitted to the Grants and Information Manager by the deadline.
Provide the Grants and Information Manager, Dublin Desk Officer, CD, PD, etc. with timely responses to queries on concept notes, proposals and reports.
Report any new developments, problems and challenges encountered in implementing emergency response projects in a timely manner and through appropriate channels.

Networking and Coordination

Ensure proper representation of Concern Somalia programme at Cluster, working groups and other emergency preparedness and response related meetings (in consultation with the CD, PD and Programme Coordinators).
Ensure Concern’s programmes are coordinated with other actors and included in all relevant databases, 4W matrices, etc.
Ensure good collaboration and working relationship with government and other relevant partners.
Create appropriate links, working procedures and information sharing with the stakeholders – UN agencies, INGOs, NNGOs and government bodies at regional and zonal level regarding response plans, agreements, reports, training etc.
Share information on Concern activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working in the area.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability

Conduct frequent supervision and monitoring visits to programme areas (per security clearance) and identify any issues needing attention related to implementation, donor compliance and programme quality standards.
Take responsibility for the implementation of learning and recommendations from external or internal reviews/evaluations and donor feedback.
Take responsibility, together with Emergency PM, for development of detailed costed work plans at the start of each project and then ensure monthly updates are made to the output databases.
Working with the M&E unit, Emergency PM and the PD as relevant, plan and lead on baseline/endline surveys, post-distribution monitoring etc as well as any external evaluations, ensuring timely analysis and reflection on findings to inform programme adaptation and learning.
Ensure that beneficiaries have access to feedback mechanisms and that data is monitored and responses given within appropriate time periods.


Ensure staff members under your reporting strictly comply with programme security management plan and SOPs.
Assist in the reviews of the security management plans
Any other ad hoc duties as may be assigned by CD that are consistent with the nature of Concern operations.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Your skills and experience will include:


Master’s Degree in Development Studies, Humanitarian Response or a relevant technical subject (health, nutrition, WASH, Education, Protection, etc).
At least 5 years professional experience with a humanitarian agency, of which at least 3 overseas, with minimum 2 years in a senior management role.
Good managerial and leadership skills, ability to work effectively with people
Commitment to building capacity of national staff for effective emergency response.
Experience of working in insecure environments, preferably in Africa or context similar to Somalia
Experience of designing, carrying out, analysing and reporting on multi-sectoral emergency assessments, in line with internal and donor requirements.
Experience managing complex emergency response programmes through both direct implementation, through local partner organisations and within consortia arrangements.
Able to provide training on and implement Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE and Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS).
Knowledge and experience of multi-purpose cash transfer programming.
Demonstrated familiarity with grant management and compliance requirements of major institutional donors (eg ECHO, DFID, UN CHF, Irish Aid, etc).
Strong proposal and report-writing writing skills and prior success in accessing funding from diverse sources.
Ability to represent the organisation in external meetings (cluster/working groups, consortia, donors), share timely information and influence key stakeholders.


Experience of working in Somalia/Somaliland, East/Horn of Africa or other similar context.
Experience of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues into humanitarian programmes: equality (esp. gender), safeguarding, protection, conflict-sensitivity, DRR.
Experience of managing people and projects through remote management.
Experience of implementing and strengthening a complaints response mechanism in humanitarian setting
CaLP (Cash Learning Partnership) level 1 or level 2 certification
Proactive ability to identify and implement synergies between emergency response and longer-term development programming

We would also like:

Must have a ‘hands on’, practical mentality, be self-driven and very motivated.
Must be well organized.
Able to take initiative and work independently.
Very high attention to detail.
Cultural and political sensitivity.
Must be flexible and willing to adapt to a fluid situation.
Strong written and verbal communications skills and good command of English.
Good interpersonal skills.

All applications should be submitted through our website at by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.


Concern Worldwide encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organization. Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality.


Concern has an organizational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy accessible here. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

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Concern Somalia

Salary : €44,133 - €49,038
Based in Country : Somalia
Job Title : Country Emergency Coordinator
Contract Type : Unaccompanied Fixed Term International Contract
Benefits : See attached T&C
Closing Date : 21 August 2022

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