SOMALIA/SOMALILAND MISSION – Sool Health Support Project

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MSF Somaliland – in Las Anod Project is looking for:

Job TitleProject Coordinator Support
Job Code: OS01300
Level8 on MSF salary scale
Work Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Start date: February 2020.
Length of contract: 11 months fixed term contract with possibility of extension based on
performance and operational need (Includes2 month probationary period)
The selected candidate will be reporting to the Project Coordinator(Hierarchical and Functionally).
Main Tasks include,but not limited  to:

Providing support to the Project Coordinator in the security management and the coordination tasks, ensuring a smooth relation with local and national authorities and contributing to the context analysis and follow-up according to MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to ensure the smooth running of the project. In addition, supporting in travelling with the project International Staff between Hargeisa and Lascanod, when needed and necessary. This position will be based in Hargeisa, but with potential frequent visits to Las Anod.

Representing MSF externally together with the Project Coordinator (PC) or alone (when delegated) and negotiating on behalf of the project coordination in close cooperation with the PC and based on beforehand agreed messaging. Assisting in safeguarding and promoting MSF’s image externally

Monitoring, analysing and reporting on key issues (security, risk, etc.) to the Project Coordinator and providing contextual information, through a sound knowledge of counterparts, parties, actors, authorities and military groups, in different administrations/parties and governorates/districts in order to improve understanding and decision making processes. Maintaining the security database and providing a biweekly context analysis based on recent incidents and developments

Assisting in exploratory missions and assessments as needed and participating in the development of security plans

Assisting the Project Coordinator in Internal and External Communication sessions and events about MSF (for National staff, the Ministry of Health staff, as well as local authorities, community leader, military actors, security forces) in order to improve awareness, understanding of MSF principles and services and public opinion adhesion. Write meeting minutes and contribute to the meeting logbook.

Ensuring the continuity of relations/networking with local actors (other NGOs, UN agencies, local authorities, media, etc.) and filing and updating field contacts and correspondence in order to ensure information sources accuracy and its availability on regular basis. Organizing advocacy contacts and appointments for the Project Coordinator.

Translating and reviewing documents and acting as an interpreter when needed. Assis ting the Project Coordinator in the drafting of correspondences with authorities and counterparts (government officials, military actors, community leaders, UN agencies, NGOs, etc.) in order to ensure fluent and accurate communication flows.

Preparing  and  conducting  context,  cultural  and  security  briefings  on  the  project  context  to  new employees  (national and international)  in order  to facilitate  their  integration  and within  the project

environment. Ensuring regular security briefings/trainings of assessment team, drivers, and guards in consultation with the Project Coordinator.

Supporting in travelling with the project International Staff between Hargeisa and Lascanod, when needed and necessary

Being contactable by phone and available to assist the Project Coordinator with important context, security and operational issues that may occur outside of regular working hours unless otherwise agreed with the PC (e.g., holidays)

Performing assigned additional responsibilities or tasks as required by the Project Coordinator

In collaborations with the PC, Support in the following specific tasks;

  • Follow-up on the signing of the MoU and Technical Agreement for Lascanod by the MoHD.

–    When required, making appointments for PC meetings with relevant authorities or Interlocutors .

  • Participate in the PC meetings with Authorities and Interlocutors, where necessary and summary the minute of the meeting.
  • To accompany the PC and team to Lascanod for the field visit and meetings with officials and community leaders;
  • Gathering necessary information on context and security for Hargeisa, Berbera, Burco and Sheikh to enable the PC recommend location to have the base for the Sool team setup.

–    Compiling Overview of Interlocutor  contacts details and analysis of the Interlocutors

  • Compiling and maintaining Security Incident logbook with relevant updates.
  • Support with MSF assessments and emergency interventions during emergencies.
  • Supporting in travelling with the project International Staff between Hargeisa and Lascanod, when needed and necessary.


EducationUniversityDiploma Level, preferablyin the field of Social Scienc es
(Political Sciences, International Public Law, Anthropology,
Economics, etc.).
ExperienceEssential: Experience  in and exposure to working  in a complicated
political, security and humanitarian environment
Essential: Experience in data collection, reporting and analysis
Desirable two years previousexperience in  similar jobs in the field of
humanitarian aid with MSF or other NGOs
Desirable: Management experience
LanguagesEssential:  Fluent and high level command of Oral and written
English & Somali languages.
KnowledgeEssential:  computer  literacy  (word,excel  andInternet/social
CompetenciesResults and Quality Orientation L2
Teamworkand Cooperation L2
BehavioralFlexibility L2
Commitment to MSF Principles L2
Stress Management L3
If   you   meet   theabove   requirements,please   sendyourCV,motivationletter   to:   sool-

jobs@somaliland.msf.org before 5:00 pm on Sunday, 02 February2020.

Only applicants with required qualifications, complete application, CV and attached supporting documents will be contacted. National ID Card is mandatory and candidates not submitting copy of their National ID cards will not be considered.

(MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/recruitment or training fee)