Field Assistant

CTG Global

CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
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Overview of position:

  • There are 7.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Somalia. The country also has one of the highest numbers of Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) in the world with more than 2.9 million who have been displaced by conflict, insecurity, forced evictions, droughts & floods. Clan disputes, protests, the weakness of the national forces, the gradual withdrawal of the African Union (AU) mission in Somalia, Islamic State (IS) & continuing Al Shabaab (AS) attacks cause insecurity & instability across Somalia. Somalia is currently experiencing a severe drought & it is anticipated that 1 million individuals could be newly displaced in 2022.
  • Our clients Somalia mission is implementing frontline activities as well as taking the lead in the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) program, which encompasses mobility tracking, flow monitoring & surveys components that aim at supporting evidence based programming. As Co-Chair of the Information Management and Assessments Working Group (IMAWG) & key member of Internally Displaced Peoples Working Group (IDPWG), the DTM program is enabling humanitarian actors plan & respond to needs in Somalia & across the region.

Role objectives:

  • Support the running of DTM at region level, providing regular updates on context, including security changes is displacement dynamics.
  • Provide daily support to Enumerators.
  • Support the Senior Operations & Administration Assistant in recruiting & deploy enumerators before, during & after in emergency cases using DTM different type of tools whenever crisis occurs.
  • Monitor & report on the day to day data collection & any other activities related to DTM which includes mobility tracking & ETT.
  • Provide a final field report to the DTM Program Manager at the end of the fieldwork in each assessment, including preliminary findings.
  • Coordinate & arrange meetings with Mayor’s office, govt. ministries, partner NGO’s & UN agencies.
  • Ensure all data are kept safe & confidential through applying clients data protection principles.
  • Support the effective displacement tracking project implementation, ensure regular monitoring as per agreed timelines, prepare project status & progress reports.
  • Monitor / report to our clients management on any security incidents & ensure DTM data collection activities abide by security regulations.
  • With inputs from the Information Management Officer, provide regular feedback to Enumerators & Senior Enumerators on the quality of data collected.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Project reporting:

  • This role works under the direct supervision of the Senior Operations & Administrative Assistant & the overall supervision of the DTM Program Manager.

Key competencies:

  • University Degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration or Development Studies with 3 years of professional experience or School Degree in the above fields with minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in using ODK or KOBO or any mobile application which is used to collect data.
  • Good knowledge of data collection techniques, including surveys, key informant interviews, focus group discussions.
  • Understanding of pastoralism dynamics in Galmudug state an advantage.
  • Experience conducting training & supervising Enumerators / data collection exercises.
  • Experience liaising with govt. authorities & other stakeholders.
  • Excellent knowledge of Hirshabelle region.
  • Knowledge of other Somalia states, regions & districts is an advantage.
  • Must have at least 5 years of work experience in Africa.
  • Must be fluent in both English & Somali.
  • Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
  • Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles / rules & standards of conduct.
  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day to day challenges.
  • Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
  • Produces & delivers quality results in a service oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
  • Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
  • Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication, explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.
  • Provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example & demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision, assists others to realize & develop their potential.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website & apply for this role using the below link: