Governance and Project Management Adviser - Progressio, Hargeisa

Based in Hargeisa, Somaliland One year placement

Please note that the selected applicant will be required to take up the placement by February 2012, at the latest.

The Governance and Project Management Adviser will be placed with General Assistance and Volunteers Organization (GAVO) and work alongside key staff in the organisation on a daily basis building their knowledge and skills in regard to effective, participatory and democratic governance, and project management, by providing ongoing mentoring and on-the-job coaching.

The successful candidate should have a degree level qualification or equivalent diploma in a relevant discipline.

A minimum of four years’ work experience within the NGO sector and on social development are essential. Proven experience in governance programmes; in project management; of capacity building within the NGO sector; in training/ facilitation methodologies and direct training, and of working in a resource poor environment are also required.

You should have an understanding of the issues facing a post-conflict society; of the role which NGOs play in democratisation, and of areas linked to participatory local governance and political participation. You also need skills in gender mainstreaming; knowledge/ skills in coordination/ networking with like-minded organisations; skills in participatory monitoring and evaluation methods; good team building skills and consensus led approach to work; demonstrable analytical, prioritising and networking skills; good interpersonal, communication and report writing skills, and the ability to plan and implement own work.
Willingness to undertake road travel in Somaliland; cultural sensitivity in an Islamic/ Somali environment and personal commitment to learning the basics of the Somali language are also essential.

How to apply: 
It is essential that you complete the application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be accepted.

Interviews: End of November 2011

Please return the completed application form to: