Cesvi – Due nuove posizioni

La ONG Cesvi cerca un/a Area Manager e un/a Country Administrator da inserire nella sua operatività in Somalia e nei Territori Palestinesi Occupati (OPT). Scadenza invio delle candidature 15 e 22 novembre 2017



Area Manager – Somalia
Code: 41_2017 AM SOM
Duration: 3 + 9 months, renewable
Salary Range: 2800 – 3500 € gross salary
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Expiry date: 22/11/2017


Work Context:
Cesvi opened a coordination office in Nairobi to supervise the projects in the country and to support the staff in Somalia at an institutional level.
In Somalia, in the regions of Hiraan, Galmudug, Banadir and Lower Shabelle, Cesvi is involved in resilience, food security and livelihoods, emergency response to the current drought crisis in both urban and rural settings.
In Beletweyne (Hiraan), Cesvi is engaged in a multiyear programme aimed at building the resilience of local communities.


Job Description:
The Area Manager is responsible for the oversight of all Cesvi’s projects in Hiran Region, Somalia; this responsibility covers the operational/support functions (human resources, logistics, finance & administration, and staff safety) and direct programme activities including coordination, programme planning and overseeing the day-to-day operations of senior field staff. In fulfilling his/her responsibilities s/he will work with other senior managers and with the Head of Programme to ensure that the programmes are carried out in line with Cesvi’s policies and procedures.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:
Oversee implementation of the different Cesvi’s projects in Hiran Region, Somalia, including overseeing day-to-day operations of senior field staff.
Oversee programme expenditure and budgets, ensuring resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with Cesvi financial procedures and Donor requirements. In coordination with the Country Administrator, s/he will manage the support costs shared among the projects by ensuring that the PMs respect their shares as per budget and Cost sharing table.
Delegated by the Head of Mission s/he is responsible for all general issues linked to the local and expatriate staff management; s/he ensures the correct selection, contracting and management of the local staff, according to the organization’s procedures. S/he supervises monitors and contributes to the evaluation of the expatriate staff. In cooperation with the Project Managers, s/he evaluates the necessity to train the local and expatriate staff, and reports it to the Head of Mission.
Undertake regular coordination meetings with field project staff, combined with a schedule of site visits, when and where possible, to ensure that the Area Manager is familiar with the programme activities.
The Area Manager must be familiar with the donor contracts and proposals related to their programme site. They ought to be aware of the different activities and indicators contained in the proposals and monitor progress made towards achieving those targets.
Liaise with other NGOs, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders for effective coordination, cooperation and communication for mutual understanding and acceptance of Cesvi’s mandate, activities and objectives, project progress and implementation.
Being the responsible for the final decision related with security measures to be adopted in the routine and in case of emergencies, in coordination with the CD and with Cesvi Security Manager
Brief the Head of Programs and the other Area Managers on programmes and situational context on a regular basis.
Participate proactively and contribute in coordination forums, working group and cluster meetings in coordination with Head of Programs.
Share information on Cesvi activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working in the area.
Lead and manage assigned staff, contributing to their capacity building and career development.


Required Competencies:
Advanced degree required in rural development, agriculture, economics, social development or other relevant fields
Minimum 5 years overseas experience in the management and coordination of resilience programmes
Previous experience in remote control management
Previous experience of multi-sectoral response
Knowledge of main donor rules and regulations (i.e. EU – USAID – OCHA …)
Knowledge of programme expenditure and budget management
Experience in report and proposal writing
Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines.
Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally.
Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel
Excellent communication skills in English


Desirable Competencies:
Knowledge of East Africa context, specifically of Somalia
Prior working experience in Somalia and/or of complex emergency interventions
Experience of working in Consortia
HR management skills
Security management


Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.




Country Administrator – Occupied Palestinian Territories
Duration: 6 months, renewable
Salary Range: 2800 – 3300 € gross salary
Duty Station: Jerusalem
Expiry date: 15/11/2017


Work Context:
Cesvi has been working in Palestine since 1994 and it has developed over the years an expertise in the area of water, sanitation and environment through the implementation of projects in the field, establishing partnerships with relevant actors in the sector and thanks to an active participation in the WASH cluster. Cesvi is currently implementing projects in the Governorate of Tulkarem, Hebron, Jerusalem (Shufat Refugee Camp) and in UNRWA refugee camps in West Bank, in consortium with local partners
The overall objective of the Country Administrator, as part of the Mission in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, will be to monitor the administrative and financial aspects of the mission The Country Administrator will coordinate closely with the Project Manager, the Desk officer, the Head of Mission and with the Project Accountant at HQ level.


Job Description:
The collaboration will start in December 2017 / January 2018.
As Country Administrator s/he is in charge of the punctual financial management & control, accounting and financial reporting to Cesvi HQ, donors and other stakeholders and promote cost effectiveness in project activity implementation.

In particular, the Country Administrator under the supervision of the Head of Mission, in coordination with the Desk officer, and function supervision of the Project accountant in HQ will:
Ensure proper and timely allocation of expenses and ensure the preparation and prompt submission of financial reports to HQ and donor
Support the Local Administrators compiling the cash flow of the project (actual and prospective analysis), participating in the verification of balance and forecast expenditure; creating where possible synergies and elaboration of cost-sharing plan
Support the preparation of purchases and procurement procedures in accordance with the guidelines of the donor and of Cesvi (as per procedures manual)
Manage and update the share costs system and support PM in the preparation of budget for proposal
Supervise the preparation of all field contracts and taxes
Coordinate and contribute to the efficient management of offices


Required Competencies:
University degree in Economics, Business Administration or related fields and/or postgraduate degree
Minimum 5 years’ experience in financial and administrative management of cooperation and development projects, with 3 years in countries in post emergency context
Demonstrable strong financial and budget management skills budgeting and financial management skills
Accountancy skills
Ability to prepare financial reports
Good knowledge of main donors’ administrative rules and procurement procedures such as UE and AICS
Communication skills and proven team working skills to work closely with local, expatriate staff and partners
Ability to support, manage and develop national and expatriate staff;
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Problem-solving and analytical skills
Very flexible and with a positive attitude
Cross cultural awareness, sensitivity, and negotiation skills
Ability to work under pressure (instable environment, working to/meet deadlines)
Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programmes such as Word and Excel as well as accounting packages & other database competencies
Knowledge of English – written and spoken


Desirable Competencies:
Prior working experience in Middle East – Northern African countries and/or other complex areas
Previous working experience in emergency contest;
Knowledge of Occupied Palestinian Territories
Skills in developing, delivering and evaluating training for staff members
Knowledge and experience of logistic management and procurement procedures
Demonstrable attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively
Knowledge of Arabic


Due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide feedback if unsuccessful at applicant stage. Only short-listed candidates will be updated on the status of their application.



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