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Job Description


SUHAD (Scaling up Humanitarian Assistance & Development) is a dynamic Somali non-governmental organization established in 2017 by a group of passionate local professionals committed to elevating the living conditions in Somalia. Operating as a non-political, non-profit, and non-governmental entity, SUHAD is dedicated to addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by communities, especially in the Southern states of Somalia. With a strong focus on sustainable livelihood programs encompassing food security, agriculture, health, education, and climate change mitigation, SUHAD employs participatory methodologies to ensure inclusive and impactful interventions. Recognized and certified by both Federal and State authorities, SUHAD is poised to make a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable populations, employing a vision of improved resilience, health, and sustainable livelihoods for the people of Somalia.

II.        Objective

The Project Technical Officer will be responsible for coordinating, implementing, and monitoring initiatives aimed at strengthening peace-building, reconciliation and social cohesion in Baidoa and Hudur in the South West State of Somalia. The role involves strategic planning, community engagement, and project management to address the root causes of violence.

III.    Key Responsibilities

1.       Project Planning and Implementation:

•       Develop comprehensive project plans in line with peace, reconciliation and social cohesion objectives and strategies.

•       Implement project activities ensuring alignment with the overall project goals.

•       Coordinate and collaborate with stakeholders, partners, and local authorities.

2.       Community Engagement:

•       Establish and maintain relationships with local communities, leaders, and civil society organizations.

•       Organize community engagement programs to raise awareness and build resilience against violence.

3.       Monitoring and Evaluation:

•       Implement monitoring and evaluation frameworks to assess project impact.

•       Collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of peace, reconciliation and social cohesion interventions.

•       Prepare regular reports on project progress, challenges, and recommendations for improvement.

4.       Capacity Building and Training:

•       Conduct training sessions and workshops for community members and stakeholders on peace, reconciliation and social cohesion strategies.

•       Build the capacity of local organizations and individuals to actively participate in peace, reconciliation and social cohesion efforts.

5.       Networking and Collaboration:

•       Liaise with government bodies, NGOs, UN agencies, and other relevant stakeholders.

•       Seek opportunities for collaboration and partnership to enhance the impact of peace, reconciliation and social cohesion initiatives.

6.       Risk Management and Conflict Sensitivity:

•       Identify potential risks and challenges associated with peace, reconciliation and social cohesion activities.

•       Implement conflict-sensitive approaches to minimize potential tensions and conflicts.×280&!3&btvi=1&fsb=1&dtd=126

Skills and Qualifications

•       Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (international relations, social sciences, peacebuilding,

Public/Business Administration etc.); Master’s degree is a plus.

•       Proven experience in project management, particularly in conflict-affected areas.

•       Knowledge of peace, reconciliation and social cohesion strategies, community engagement, and conflict resolution.

•       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

•       Ability to work effectively in multicultural and challenging environments.

•       Fluency in English; knowledge of Somali languages is highly advantageous.

V.  Safeguarding

We believe in a country where staff, children and community members face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we do everything we can to keep children safe. In the light of this, a range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with SUHAD’s Adult and Child Safeguarding Policy. We will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our Adult and Child Safeguarding Policy and the Code of Conduct By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

How to apply

The deadline for this post will be January 10, 2024. Any application submitted later that the given time will not be considered as valid.

Please send your application Cover letter and CV to Please indicate Project Technical Officer as the email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

SUHAD is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all.