BRCiS Consortium Coordinator - Mogadishu (National Position) - Somalia


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) Programme is a 5 years programme funded by DFID and DEVCO and implemented in Somalia by a Consortium consisting of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) (lead agency), Concern, Save the Children, IRC and CESVI. The objective of the Consortium is to enhance resilience of communities and households in Somalia. The Consortium Members have long standing field presence and operational experience in different parts of Somalia, implementing large multi-sectoral programmes (eg. food security, WASH, community development, NFIs, protection, Governance, infrastructure development etc.), both directly as well as working with local implementing partners.

The purpose of this position is to ensure proper implementation and grant coordination of the BRCiS programme as per the log frame and implementation plan, Follow-up of implementation plan and ensuring the timely compilation of progress reports from consortium members, Planning and execution of training needs assessment and technical capacity building of project staff and local implementing partners, Ensuring compliance of the BRCiS programme with the donor requirements and NRC’s internal guidelines.

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at
Email or Paper applications will not be considered

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description

  • Participate in programme inception meeting to discuss on the proposal and log frame and expected deliverables
  • Participate in the development of programme annual and quarterly work plans
  • Ensure smooth implementation of planned project activities in collaboration with project staff of the partner agencies and in line with the approved budgets
  • Coordinate the operations of the field staff to ensure adherence to programme log frame and reporting requirements
  • Identify programme staff training needs and initiate appropriate intervention to address the capacity gaps
  • Review project progress reports submitted by the partners and compile consortium programme progress reports
  • Ensure timely submission of Donor quarterly reports
  • In collaboration with the Consortium Finance Coordinator ensure timely budgetary revisions at project level
  • Be responsible for timely communication with the programme staff in the field offices on project milestones and upcoming deadlines
  • Keep the Consortium Manager and the Management Team informed about all programmatic issues of relevance to the overall management and coordination of the programme
  • Monitor program activities through periodic field visits
  • Maintain up to date project information
  • Coordinate various baseline and post implementation surveys as planned
  • Recommend revisions (if necessary) to planned programme activities and budgets to the Consortium Manager
  • Keep relationship with other stakeholders (including other INGO, donors, government authorities etc.)
  • Perform field visits


  • A degree in Project management, Business Administration or related fields
  • At least 5 years of programme management experience
  • Experience from international work, preferably with refugee/ IDP-related emergencies and with legal aid, protection, education, shelter and/or Livelihoods projects
  • Demonstrated leadership and coordination skills
  • Documented skills in formulation of programme/ project proposals, budgets and reports
  • Ability to use Logical Framework Approach as a tool in project/programme design and follow-up
  • Significant political and cultural awareness and experience of working in setting where insecurity is a major issue
  • Good communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Understanding of and experience in monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Fluent in English and Somali

Personal qualities

  • Behavioral competencies these are personal qualities or characteristics that influence how successful people are in their job. The below are required for this position:

  • Handling insecure environments
  • Managing resources to optimize results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Managing performance and development
  • Analyzing

We offer

  • Commencement: As soon as possible
  • Contract Duration: One year with possibility of extension
  • Duty Station: Mogadishu
  • Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.
  • The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-03

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