Project Coordinator (2 Positions) – Hirshabelle (Beledweyne) and Galmudug (Adado), Somalia

Somali Peace Line (SPL)

Project Coordinator (2 Positions) – Hirshabelle (Beledweyne) and Galmudug (Adado), Somalia

Summary of the position:

Position:  Project coordinator Adado and Baledweyne

Reports to: SPL Programme Manager

Place of work: HirShabelle (Baladweyne) and Galmudug (Adado),

Positions: 1

Opening date: 10th Oct. 2021

Closing date: 25th Oct 2021

  1. Organizational Background

Somali Peace Line (SPL) is a non-profit making and non-governmental local organization, established to contribute towards bringing lasting and sustainable peace, advocate for human rights of disadvantaged groups, capacity building, social harmony and good governance.

SPL is committed to empowering the Somali Society to solve its internal problems through peaceful dialogue and protection of vulnerable people including children and women. SPL is a key member organization of the Somali civil society organizations and is continually acknowledged and appreciated by its partners for its tireless commitment and collaboration in the cause of social change. Somali Peace Line has a Child safeguarding policy and anyone who is going to work under Somali Peace Line must sign the child safeguarding policy documents as SPL is committed to prevent and protect all children from abuse with whom we contract directly or indirectly

SPL is looking for a project coordinator who will be responsible for the successful implementation of Women Protection and Empowerment of components of the CHANG II Project, which is a consortium project being implement in multi-area.  CHANGE Project is implemented by Somali Peace Line in Adado and Baledweyne


CHANG II project coordinator in working under the guidance of the Programme Manager and will be responsible for the implementation, supervision, monitoring and reporting of Challenging Harmful Attitudes and Norms for Gender Equality in Somalia (CHANGES) II project in Galmudug and HirShabelle.

The project coordinator will closely engage with multiple stakeholders including project implementing partner (SCI), community-based structures, CSOs, women associations, youth associations, line ministries and local authorities, as well as child protection (CP) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) clusters members working in project targeted locations. The Project Officer will most of his/her time spend with the project’s local implementing partner to provide technical and financial guidance’s, providing regular project updates and information sharing with support from the Programme manager to ensure that the implementing partner and project stakeholders receive all the necessary support and quality work is done in the timeline.

  1. Objectives of the position

To take the lead in the planning, implementation and coordination of women protection and empowerment component of CHANGE II Project activities in the all-target locations.

  1. Duties and responsibilities

5.1 Project management duties and roles

  1. Under the direct supervision of the SPL Program Manager, lead and oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evolution of the CHANGES II project to ensure timely delivery of project activities.
  2. Develop and monitor quarterly, monthly and weekly activity plans to achieve expected results. This includes planning activities and procurement.
  3. Plan and implement the project expenditure of CHANGES II project and ensure the compliance of expenditure of budgets with donor requirements;
  4. Ensure, together with the finance office, the overall management, control and oversight of financial and administrative procedures, in line with SPL organizational systems and instructions; and compliance with Donor requirement
  5. Ensure that all project reporting (internal and external) is completed, and submitted to assigned channels in a timely and accurate manner and compliance with SPL and donor requirements;
  6. Participate in the development of proposals, budgets and concept notes in coordination with the Programme and operation managers

5.2 Thematic-based tasks’ roles and duties

  1. Ensure the Engagement with Community structures (CEFM and FGM task forces, CHOICE and EMB, and influential religious and community leaders to conduct awareness-raising on FGM/CEFM & GBV in all project target areas.
  2. Strengthen the capacity and coordination of national, state and district Level FGM/CEFM task forces in project coverage.
  3. Support establishment and training of school-based girls’ club’s members on life skills, self-confidence, child rights and supported them to develop their initiatives in target project areas.
  4. Support strengthening community based and inter-agencies referral pathways including the provision of medical, legal and psychosocial support for CEFM & GBV survivors in all areas of the project
  5. Ensure the facilitation of community dialogues sessions on promoting gender equality and changing cultural norms that support Gender-based violence.
  6. Support the facilitation of regular meetings with local community leaders and CSOs regarding enhanced civic engagement that supports greater equality for women and girls.
  7. Where challenges arise, ensure that these are flagged early, communicated to the CP/CRG coordinator and Program Manager in an appropriate way.
  8. Assist community structures, CEFM, FGM task force and service providers to establish community-based referral mechanisms within the local community and districts levels.
  9. Monitor the status of and respond to all cases of GBV survivors
  10. Regular field monitoring visits communities, and provide the Programme manager feedback on field visits through field visit reports.
  11. Lead and contribute in drafting activities, monthly, quarterly and final donor reports including project progress, challenges, lessons learnt and recommendations on time.

5.3 Technical Support

  1. Provide technical support to the project officers, and community structures to strengthen local capacities and ensure correct implementation of the project in line with SPL internal guidelines and donor’s requests;
  2. With the support of the Programme Manager ensure that international guidelines and internal policies are respected in the setup of case management services, and Women and Girls Safe spaces;
  3. Ensure Age, Gender and Diversity approach is consistently applied in all activities through community and right base participatory methods;
  4. Ensure SPL Code of Conduct, Policies and guidelines are applied including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).

5.5 Coordination & Representation

  1. Strengthening working relationships with community structures, local authority and the project line Ministries to ensure the smooth implementation of project target locations.
  2. Liaise and maintain good relations with consortium partners, other INGO and with all relevant stakeholders;
  3. Identify and build links with other GBV actors in project target locations, ensuring that issues GBV are raised and addressed
  4. Participate in GBV related assessments; including any inter-agency assessments where necessary.
  5. Coordinate with various SPL departments to make sure that everyone is on same the course
  6. Keep abreast of protection and SGBV coordination working groups and meetings, and Represent SPL in coordination meetings,
  7. Performing any other task relevant to the project and position assigned Somali Peace Line
  8. Ensure SPL Code of Conduct, Policies and guidelines are applied including Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).
  1. Job Qualifications:
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gender/Women Studies, Social Science, Psychology, Human rights project management, Business / public administration, or other appropriate fields, Master degree is added value.
  3. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in the field of gender-based violence response, preferably working with refugees or conflict-affected populations
  4. Female candidates are encouraged
  1. Key qualities and competencies
  • General understanding of child protection, child rights, PSEA, WPE, VAW, and GBV, and community complaints mechanisms
  • Experience in advocacy work and movement building; and commitment to women’s rights,
  • Has refined training and facilitation skills
  • Proven abilities in managing successful community-based projects
  • Knowledge of project management cycle and monitoring techniques
  • Proven analytical, problem-solving skills and comfortable working under minimal supervision
  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritizes and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to partnership
  • Highly organized, efficient and able to meet key deadlines
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in typing, MS word, Microsoft excel and e-mail/internet programs
  • Female candidates are encouraged
  • Experience facilitating coordination meetings
  • Demonstrates awareness of the wider external influences that impact on decision making
  1. Personal skills
  • Strong writing skills in English
  • Viewed as a person of integrity in the community
  • Ability to mobilize the community
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with government partners
  • Diplomacy tact and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work under stress
  1. Languages:
  • Somali and English
  1. Terms and conditions
  • Probation: There will be a probationary period of three months
  • Hours: The standard working week is 40 hours a week.
  1. Application process:
  • To apply send a full CV and covering letter, stating the position being applied for and send to:, and copy, or deliver in Hard copy to Human Resource Officer – Somali Peace Line, Opposite to Pizza House restaurant
  • Your CV should be included 3 references
  • Deadline for applications: After 25 October will not be accepted CVs
  • We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged and given priority





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