JOB DESCRIPTION Project Officer NAGAAD Network






Job Title: Project  officer
Company: NAGAAD Network
Department: Programmes
Location: Hargeisa, Maroodi-Jeex region, with frequent travel to all Somaliland regions.
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Duration: One Year, with possibility of extension.
Background NAGAAD Women’s Network is a voluntary network bringing together 45 women’s organizations in Somaliland. Founded in 1997, it was formed to serve as a collective voice for women and children wishing to see their rights as equal citizens respected in Somaliland. Its activities focus on women’s and girl’s education, economic empowerment, participation in decision making, reproductive rights and well-being, through advocacy, networking, capacity building, training and research.
Job Purpose: The purpose of the jobholder is to manage the Decision Sharing (Talo Wadag) Project, with overall responsibility for effective and efficient management and delivery of the project through annual planning, budgeting, reporting, managing field officers and day-­‐to-­‐day project operations consistent with project cycle management and the project’s goal and to the highest standards of programmatic quality.
Key Responsibilities: Project management

·         Lead, manage and coordinate day-­‐to-­‐day planning, implementation and management of project activities according to the project document and project log frame

·         Develop and implement project plans with project staff, technical specialists and stakeholders to ensure effective project implementation

·         Provide technical support and guidance on achieving inclusive decision sharing in local and national level.

·         Ensure that the project adopts best practice in integrated women and youth empowerment approaches.


  ·         Ensure monitoring system and tools developed are used by project staff to track project progress, and capture learning

·         Ensure project compliance with all legal and donor requirements

·         Provide regular reporting to the Program Coordinator and Executive Director as per guidelines including preparation and consolidation of project monthly, quarterly and annual reports

·         Monitor the context and carry out adjustments to project plans and management on an on-­‐going basis in light of changing context, resources and opportunities

·         Monitor project expenditure against budget, and preparation and submission of required project progress and financial reports on a regular basis

·         Develop and maintain strong relationships within and outside NAGAAD including with the Government Agencies and with project partners, INGOs, local organizations, community leaders and relevant networks working in the district and including those working within the wider women empowerment sector

·         Ensure that the donor guidelines are adhered to particularly in regards to grant acknowledgement and reporting

·         Work closely with the MEAL officer to capitalize on technical experiences of the project

·         Coordinate processes for project evaluation, document and share lessons learned with development partners and other stakeholders

HR management

·       Manage and supervise the work of project field officers

·       Ensure team and individual work plans are prepared and followed

·       Support field officers in preparing their annual performance development objectives

·       Undertake performance development reviews of the field officers

Resource mobilization

•          Support the Program Coordinator and Executive Director in the mobilization of resources for the development of programmes and projects

•          Provide technical input into the development of project proposals

Logistics/Procurement/Assets Management

·         Ensure efficient use and management of transport and other programme resources

·         Ensure that project implementation meets donor compliance requirements



·         Establish knowledge gaps and specific learning needs of project staff (Field officers) and coordinate staff capacity building for effective project implementation


·         Promotion of the organization’s positive image through collaboration and networking

·         Facilitate active networking with Government Departments, NGOs and community for continued learning and sharing of experiences and best practices

·         In coordination with the Executive Director, represent NAGAAD at the, Regional and district level; in forums with local and national government authorities, other NGOs, and any other parties as required;

·         Any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Program Coordinator from time to time.

Key Relationships: Supervision & Collaboration

·       The Project  officer  -­‐ Decision Sharing (Talo-wadaag) project is under direct supervision of NAGAAD’s program coordinator


·       Supervision: Works independently under the supervision of the Program Coordinator

·       Development and within approved strategy and policy guidelines

·       Responsibility over assets: Overall responsibility for the project budget, organizational resources and assets.


Knowledge and Experience: ·       A high level of understanding of project cycle management approaches, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and partners’ capacity building.

·       Considerable experience in budgeting/financial procedures, and writing management and financial reports to donors.

·       Proven ability to motivate, provide technical support and guidance to a diverse team of staff and partners.

·       Good knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including Women Empowerment through VSLAs.

·       Skills in training/facilitation of development processes, including mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners such as community-­‐based organizations and government officers.

·       Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices.

·       High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct.

Qualifications/Other Requirements: Essential:

·      Bachelor Degree in Community Development, humanities or related field.

·      Degree or Diploma in Project Management

·       Minimum 5 years’ experience at a similar level managing a women empowerment projects.

·       Experience in managing projects from donors such as UE, DFID, USAID, etc.

·       Experience of line managing field officers

·       Proficiency in computer packages especially with Ms. Word, outlook and Excel and other related packages

·       Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English


·       Ability to work as part of team across different cultural norms.

·       Ability to work with minimum supervision and take initiative.

·       Ability to solve problems and take corrective action.

·       Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices.

·       Commitment to respect of NAGAAD and donor procedures and policies

·       High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct.

Obligations It is expected that the PM will:

·       Carry out these accountabilities within the operating and process frameworks that apply to the whole organization


  ·       Work together with all your key stakeholders – line and functional – to ensure organizational objectives, mission and vision are met

·       Exemplify highest standards of integrity, purpose & values

·       Be in a position to travel extensively

·       Being of Somaliland  nationality

·       Be readily available


  • All interested candidates should send their CVs with cover letter to by march 1st, 2018, 6.00PM Hargeisa Time
  • NAGAAD is an equal opportunities employer,
  • Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Women applicants are highly encouraged

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