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Overview Of Position
- Drought conditions in Somalia have worsened during the first half of 2022 leading to acute displacement across the country. During this period of worsening conditions, displacement leaving affected districts into urban IDP sites has increased in frequency with an estimated one million individuals displaced since conditions deteriorated. Within the CCCM Cluster, there are seven sub-national locations across the country that provide coordination systems assisting CCCM partners in implementing operations and feeding critical information into state-level OCHA-led coordination structures. While these seven sub-national hubs are fully functional providing support to CCCM partners, increases in the frequency and quantity of displacement have presented challenges in coordinating sub-national responses with CCCM partners and humanitarian service providers. Therefore, the Roving CCCM Focal Point position has been established with the aim of supporting sub-national focal points with coordination support while providing assistance to operational CCCM partners. This degree assistance looks to strengthen the operationalization of CCCM principles outlined in both the CCCM Cluster’s Famine Prevention Plan and Joint Inter-Sectoral Famine Prevention Plan overall increasing the quality of CCCM interventions.
- Currently, CCCM Cluster Sub-National Focal Points are accountable for the CCCM response to the humanitarian crisis. Focal Points must ensure the inclusion of key humanitarian partners within the sector, respecting their mandates and programme priorities. The Roving Sub-National Assistant will work to support the current Sub-National Focal Points in coordinating the state-level CCCM response. This will entail strengthened coordination amongst CCCM partners and establishing additional relationships with sub-national focal points for the various clusters following up on longstanding challenges that may be affecting the overall response. The Roving Assistant will also play an instrumental role in enabling CCCM partners at the sub-national level to operationalize core CCCM activities as part of the cluster’s Famine Prevention Plan. This may entail holding trainings or on-the-ground support to CCCM partners while emphasizing the critical importance of community engagement and site-level presence by CCCM partners within the famine prevention response. Additionally, the Roving Assistant will engage in frequent travel to sub-national locations that may be facing numerous challenges requiring supplementary cluster support. Travel to the sub-national field locations will be required for this role with the Roving assistant spending up to one month in particular sub-national hubs requiring further support.
- The Roving Sub-National Assistant will work to support the current Sub-National Focal Points in coordinating the state-level CCCM response. This will entail strengthened coordination amongst CCCM partners and establishing additional relationships with sub-national focal points for the various clusters following up on longstanding challenges that may be affecting the overall response.
- Under the overall supervision and guidance from the Programme Officer (CCCM) and direct supervisor of the CCCM Cluster Coordinator, the CCCM Cluster Roving Assistant will be responsible for the following:
- Coordinate with all relevant sector stakeholders for important cross-sector activities such as emergency needs assessments; including regional and local authorities, non-government organizations, donors and representatives of affected populations in their geographical area of responsibility;
- Support Sub-National Focal Points in strengthening sub-national cluster coordination through holding monthly coordination meetings, trainings for CCCM partners and site-level on-the-job assistance to CCCM partners;
- Provide inputs to the cluster strategy, advocacy notes or any other national documents when requested by the National Cluster Coordinators;
- Work with CCCM partners to support agencies in the implementation of the CCCM Cluster’s Famine Prevention Plan in compliance with w quality standards for implemented CCCM activities with an emphasis on community engagement and site-level presence;
- Train CCCM partners and service providers on the main tenants of the Joint Inter-Agency Famine Prevention Plan for Somalia ensuring that CCCM partners are implementing real-time MUAC screening for new arrivals, joint registration with FSL partners on FSL initiatives and orientation sessions targeting new IDP arrivals and existing IDP communities at the site-level;
- Mobilize CCCM partners as needed to provide ad hoc trainings, support in site verification exercises, safety audit review meetings, local authority coordination or other cluster-supported activities;
- Liaise with government counterparts and partner focal points regularly verifying that all partners have updated information related to site priorities, gaps, needs and achievements;
- Coordinate with established area-based coordination groups maintaining accurate partner presence mapping and fostering greater coordination and synergies within the overall famine prevention response.
- Support capacity building for relevant stakeholders including local authorities, requesting support from the National Cluster Coordination Team when needed;
- Support the CCCM state-level cluster in conducting agency capacity assessments, or assisting both state-level and national-level in facilitating contact with local agencies;
- Hold bi-lateral meetings with certain CCCM agencies or IDP site sector partners to better communicate needs and gaps that have been identified, enabling organizations to improve certain humanitarian responses;
- Assist Sub-National Focal Points in coordinating directly with S-ICCG cluster focal points and service providers with the aim of addressing longstanding challenges and promoting greater synergies amongst cluster operations.
- Perform other functions as may be assigned.
- Senior Operations and Administrative Assistant
- The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
- Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
- Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
- This role has no team management responsibility.
- Experience implementing Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) operations in Somalia.
- Experience working for a UN agency or International/National Non-Government Organization on matters related to humanitarian aid provision.
- Experience in using Kobo Toolbox and other data collection tools within the humanitarian/development sectors.
- Track record of working with displaced affected communities in Somalia.
- Professional experience with Project Development, Implementation and Monitoring.
- Professional experience in interacting with the humanitarian cluster system.
How to apply
Closing date: 9/7/2022