Project Manager – South Galkayo, Mudug/Galmudug State, Somalia

Mudug Peace and Human Development Organization (MPHDO)

Project Manager – South Galkayo, Mudug/Galmudug State, Somalia

MPHDO Headquarter: Galkayo, Galmudug State, Somalia

Tel +252-907248585/+252-615 555878/615973340


Position:                    Project Manager

Department:             Program/Project Implementation Unit

Location:                   South Galkayo, Mudug/Galmudug State

Background on MPHDO  

Mudug Peace and Human Development Organization (MPHDO) was founded in Galkacyo on 20th February 2006 as a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit making organization by a group of self-motivated intellectual volunteers who were committed to promote peace, human development and human rights in Galmudug zone and south-central Somalia.

Since its foundation, MPHDO has been engaged in peace building, human development activities, capacity building programs and human rights promotion in south Galkayo, Galmudug. Till now MPHDO has conducted several advocacy activities targeting at different levels of the community in south and north Galkayo to promote peace, coexistence and human rights in the region.

It has also conducted a number of workshops for youth, women and traditional and religious leaders, local politicians, local media community, Galmudug ministries and MPs, regional and district councillors and authorities, police officers and prison guards in south Galkayo with the aim of building their capacities and as well promoting human rights situation and the peaceful coexistence among the communities of the two parts of Galkayo city.

MPHDO focuses also on wider human development initiatives such as livelihood support interventions through integrated development initiatives in both rural and urban areas in Galmudug zone; it has also been involved in educating and empowering youth and adults through series of forums and vocational skill training to enhance their knowledge and skills in a move to maintain their lives in an orderly manner.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc/BA degree level in Social Work, Business Administration, Development Studies, Human rights, or similar or equivalent relevant field experience.

Essential/Job Requirements

  • Recommended a minimum of 3-4 years of relevant hands-on experience in managing GBV, child protection and development projects at LNGOs or INGOs in the context of both emergency and development programming.
  • Previous experience of managing teams and project management
  • Good numerical, report writing and administration skills; committed to consultative and servant-minded leadership; able to set clear objectives for staff and to delegate; able to enforce procedures
  • Ability to train, mobilize, and manage national staff
  • Experience in undertaking training needs assessment
  • Experience in developing training materials
  • Demonstrable track record of finance, budget monitoring, risk management, data management and reporting systems to exceed programme targets, while maintaining technical quality programming
  • Ability to identify the main gaps in development projects, protection and Gender in the given context to inform a holistic response for vulnerable women and children
  • Experience in training and capacity building, particularly in strengthening various duty bearers’ response to Gender equality and child protection issues
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating programmes in emergency, transition and development contexts
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards
  • Proven experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Experience of representation and ability to represent MPHDO effectively in internal and external forums
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances
  • Commitment to and understanding of women, human/child rights
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Good inter-personal skills, commitment, and motivation
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of the Somali language.


Application Procedure:

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae and degree certificates and experience letters as a single document to and The applications should be received on or before 5.00 PM on 10th June 2021 with the subject line “Project Manager”. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Kindly note that MPHDO will not provide any cost associated during the recruitment process 

MPHDO is committed to protecting beneficiaries within its programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. MPHDO has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants, and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with MPHDO will be expected to sign MPHDO’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

MPHDO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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