Duty Station: Galkacyo and Mogadishu, Somalia Duration: 12 months Starting Date: November 2011.
Overview of CTG Global CTG Global is a Personnel Management Service Company specialised in Recruitment, Management Consultancy, and Human Resources in countries experiencing or emerging from armed conflict, natural disasters, or acute social and economic crisis worldwide. CTG Global provides tailored personnel management support enabling a growing number of public and private sector agencies and individuals to achieve their objectives in complex and challenging environments. CTG Global clients currently comprise UN agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs), and different corporate organisations such as security companies.
Overview of the Position Our client is currently operational in Somaliland, Punt land, Central (including Matabaan under Hiran Region) and Benadir (including a plan to resume operations in Afgoye Corridor of Somalia) regions of Somalia with Area Offices established in Hargeisa, Bosaso, Galkayo, and Mogadishu respectively.
Our client has engaged CTG Global to provide monitoring activities in parts of Benadir, Afgoye Corridor, Matabaan (Hiran), Galgadud and Mudug. As Monitoring partner to our client, CTG Global is responsible for monitoring food chain management and providing programme support functions. The operation aims to save lives and protect livelihoods in emergency and early recovery situations. It also aims to prevent acute hunger and invest in disaster preparedness and mitigation measures. Activities under this operation will include: • General Food Distribution (GFD/TSFP protection ration/Wet Feeding) • Food for Work/Assets/Training • Maternal Child Health and Nutrition • Supplemental Feeding • Institutional Feeding (inpatient/family) • School Meals/Take Home ration
General Functions In order to efficiently and effectively oversee and manage the monitoring operations throughout the requisite regions, CTG is looking for a Senior Monitor who will work in coordination with CTG HQ and the client’s Area Offices in Mogadishu and Galkacyo to ensure efficient and effective programme implementation and staffing. This Senior Monitor shall also provide HR and operational oversight, and shall report both to our client’s country office and to CTG HQ. The Senior Monitor shall be tasked and managed by CTG Global Programme Officer and shall attend to any other duties as required by such at any time during the project.
This appointment is critical for the programme mobilization, successful and safe monitoring, and continued operational management. In brief the Senior Monitor shall perform the following functions:
Programme Management • Will be responsible to the WFP Country Office in Nairobi, Kenya (in liaison with our client’s AO in Galkacyo and Mogadishu) for ensuring the 3rd party monitoring is being conducted effectively throughout the required regions, and managing any expansion to the monitoring duties/offices; • Responsible for ensuring all staffing is appropriate to the programme requirements and within the budgetary constraints of our client; • The Senior Monitor shall be required to ensure the monthly reporting on project implementation progress as well as project outputs (including provision of raw data to our client for its overall analysis at the CO level), and the submission of monthly monitoring assessment reports are accurate, in our client’s required format and submitted on time; • The Senior Monitor, whilst based in Galkacyo, will be required to travel to Mogadishu once per month to ensure efficient programme implementation and to Nairobi once every quarter to meet with the Clients Programme & Country management; • The Senior Monitor is ultimately responsible for all CTG monitoring, for collation and evaluation of the monitoring reports throughout the regions and preparation for submission to our client’s CO; • The Senior Monitor shall be required to ensure bribes are not being forced upon CTG field staff; • The Senior Monitor shall be responsible for ensuring CTG local national field monitors and team leaders have been trained by the Client on Client’s rules, regulations, project activities, monitoring systems, specific assessment tools and methodology. This training will be run by the Client; • It is the Senior Monitor’s sole responsibility for ensuring that Client’s monitoring guidelines, procedures, formats and checklists are followed and completed, guiding the team leaders on which Food Distribution Point’s and Cooperating Partners are monitoring priority for compliance checking and ensuring that the programme is run as planned and budgeted.
Administration Overview of CTG Global • CTG’s Senior Monitor shall be responsible for all finance (including payroll & time sheet collation), administration, staffing, HR, personnel management, leave and rest management, performance monitoring, logistics related to the programme and other movement requirements for the efficient programme implementation; • The Senior Monitor shall be responsible for all local national recruiting (supported by CTG HQ), vetting (through connections with regional elders and governors), and appointment of all field staff and management of the armed security staff; • The Senior Monitor shall provide full security monitoring for field staff in both area offices, ensuring compliance with CTG’s safety SOPs, ensuring that all staff are fully trained on how to respond to an insurgency/hostile situation whilst moving around the field, mitigating situations of intimidation and imposition of unreasonable demands; • The Senior Monitor will be responsible for providing briefings on security situations, CTG protocol, evacuation, oversee transportation & security, crisis management and assistance in the event of a kidnapping, injury or death to any of the CTG staff working in support of WFP’s operations in Somalia. Direction and guidance will be given by CTG HQ Operations; • The Senior Monitor shall also manage the procurement of office facilities; oversee the asset management of all equipment provided to field and office staff and programme financial matters.
Essential Experience • 5-7 years experience in Monitoring and evaluation with emphasis on Food Security programme; • A thorough knowledge of UN rules, regulations and procedures will be a significant advantage; • Must be team-orientated, with good interpersonal skills and have an ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally; • Demonstrate ability to plan, organize, prioritize, follow-through and evaluate assigned functions and duties; • Impeccable and proven reliability, with an ability to remain focused under pressure with a commitment to hard work over protracted hours; • Must have a thorough knowledge of Microsoft systems such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint. A working knowledge of MS Project and Outlook will be an advantage; • Dynamic and creative, using innovative approaches to overcome locally generated challenges; • Skill in independently adapting, interpreting, and applying written and verbal guidelines; • Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout the region; • Ability to start work immediately, at short notice.
Working Conditions • Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require frequent weekend and evening work. Work may require frequent overnight travel; • Based in Somalia with competitive international package. Languages
Fluency in English, essential, Somali and Kiswahili an advantage