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Program Implementation Director (PID)


TITLE:                                      Program Implementation Director (PID)


LOCATION:                             Mogadishu Somalia

SUPERVISOR:                        Deputy Chief of Party                

Project Background:

We are a project funded by USAID and implementing projects in Somalia

Position Summary:

The Program Implementation Director will be responsible for development, implementation of the projects activities, including tracking progress, developing projections and managing budgets, and facilitating activities design together with the DCOP.  As part of the Senior Management Team, the role will manage the Field Coordinators and oversee the Somalia-based field offices.  While based in Mogadishu, the PID will travel to other field offices, including Nairobi, for up to 30% of the time, ensuring that the field teams have the support necessary to quickly and accurately implement projects activities.  The PID will lead on all the coordination related to the newly recovered areas.

Overall technical direction will be provided by the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), with supervision by the COP. The PID will work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party-Program (DCOP) in the design and the oversite of projects activities and will lead the following three main management streams:

  • Hands on support to the prompt and timely implementation of the in-kind grants;
  • On the ground representation and participation with the Somalia government partner entities as well as Somali aid coordination framework and associated forums; AND
  • Developing an on-the-job hands-on contextual analysis and strategic reflection processes in real time.

The PID must be flexible, pragmatic and able to think creatively to implement activities in a sustainable, responsive manner

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily program management, in partnership with the COP and the DCOP, supervising, designing, analyzing and implementing all in-kind and grant activities.
  • Provide program management support to the Field Coordinators, Information and Grants Specialist, and field teams, to ensure effective and timely management of all activity interventions.
  • In partnership with the Director of Procurement and Operations and the Home Office Program Management Unit (PMU), ensure that all activities are in compliance with FAR/USG regulations and the Organizations policy;
  • Lead the overall progress tracking of the implementation of the Hiran portfolio and coordinating the relevant support to implementation processes from Nairobi office;
  • Provide programing guidance, and On-the-Job Training (OJT) support, to the new Field Coordinators, Program Development Officers (PDOs) and Program Activity Specialists (PAS);
  • Support the DCOP in contributing to the technical and cross-cutting program initiatives.
  • Track end-dates of the projects activities and alert the responsible field coordinator to act accordingly, in partnership with the Information and Grants Specialist;
  • Liaise with governments officials, maintaining professional relationships and forming new ones that support program implementation and a contextual understanding of the operational environment in Somalia.
  • Contribute to project deliverables such as, success stories, quarterly reports, annual reports and annual work plans.
  • Mentor, guide and supervise staff through regular field visits; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the COP/DCOP.

Skills and Qualifications

Education and certifications:

Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Education or related field in required

Key Position Competencies and Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years of grant and program management experience, particularly in the areas of stabilization and transition initiatives.
  • At least seven (7) years’ managing projects of similar scale, scope and technical focus, with at least one of those years in a fragile state context; experience working on Somalia is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in governance, peacebuilding, conflict management, social sciences, international development, international relations/affairs, business, management, political science, law or other related field.
  • Demonstrated ability   to   work   effectively   with   communities, civil society, local government representatives, and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing programmatic, administrative, and financial management functions, particularly for design and administration of in-kind or other grant activities.
  • Previous experience working with government counterparts on complex programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English and Somali, both verbally and in writing.

Project Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork:Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment
  • Communication:Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts
  • Adaptability:Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment
  • Customer/Client Focused:Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner
  • Diversity & Inclusion:Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly
  • Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal


How to apply

Candidates meeting the above requirements are highly encouraged to send their Cover Letters and CVs with three references to by 4th December 2022. The subject of the email should read, ‘’Program Implementation Director’’.

NOTE: Attractive compensation will be offered to the successful candidate

Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will a candidate be asked for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview and assessment.

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Howl-Wadaag District,
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