African Development Bank Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program II (DRSLP-II) – Somalia and Sudan Components
Terms of Reference
Position: Project Coordinator
Following the drought in the IGAD region in 2010/11 consultations amongst development partners led to a consensus that efforts should be made to participate in joint program planning and design at country and regional levels in order to coordinate financing instruments, under the coordination of IGAD and its Member States. Subsequent to that, the African Development Bank (AfDB) embarked on the process of developing a region-wide multi-phased program called the Drought Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Program (DRSLP) in the IGAD region as part of the Horn of Africa Drought Resilience Initiative. The AfDB – funded program’s goal is to contribute to poverty reduction, food security and accelerated sustainable economic growth through enhanced rural income. Its specific objective is aimed at enhancing drought resilience and improving the sustainable livelihoods of the pastoral and agro-pastoral population in the ASALs of the IGAD region.
The Sudan and Somalia components of the DRSLP II are part of the second phase of this multinational program which covers Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Sudan. In Somalia, the project will be implemented in Puntland, Somaliland and South Central regions of Somalia; while in Sudan, it will be implemented in (i) Gedarif State, (ii) Kassala State and (iii) White Nile State. The DRSLP II has 4 components: (1) Natural Resources Management; (2) Market Access and Trade; (3) Livelihoods Support; and (4) Program Management and Capacity Building and will be implemented over a period of 5 years, through the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) structures especially at State and Localities levels.
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), acting as a Third Party, has received funds from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to establish a Fund Management Unit (FMU) that will coordinate the implementation of the DRSLP II in Somalia and Sudan. The FMU will report to the Director of Agricuture and Environement Division of IGAD and work in close collaboration with IGAD’s Regional Drought Resilience Platform Coordination Unit (RPCU).
The FMU will be headed by a Project Coordinator responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations, supported by a Procurement Specialist, an Accountant and an Administrative Assistant. The FMU Coordinator will also serve as a liaison with the IGAD Secretariat and Specialized offices as may be required.
Job title: Project Coordinator (1 Position)
Accountable to: The Director of Agriculture and Environment Division of IGAD and will technically work in close collaboration with the Drought Resilience Platform Coordination Unit. For fiduciary and administrative matters the coordinator will seek backstopping and necessary clearances when needed from the competent units in the IGAD Secretariat.
Duty station: Djibouti
Programme: AfDB DRSLP II – Somalia & Sudan components
Expected Start Date: June 1st 2015
Duration of Assignment: One year renewable subject to performance and availability of funds
2. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Project Coordinator is expected to execute the following tasks:
1. Coordinate the preparation of the Somalia and Sudan Program procurement plans, annual work plans and budget and submit them to the Bank for approval;
2. Coordinate the procurement process emanating from the countries including the preparation and submission of procurement documents for Bank’s No Objection;
3. Coordinate the preparation and submission of the disbursement requests;
4. Undertake supervision missions, in consultation with the Bank, as required during the implementation of the Program and report findings to the Bank;
5. In consultation with the Government of Sudan and having obtained a No Objection from the Bank, undertake the establishment of a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) at the federal level to be based in Khartoum, responsible for carrying out the day to day implementation of the project activities on the ground, with its operations supervised and monitored by the IGAD IDDRSI National Coordinator based in Sudan;
6. In consultation with the Federal government of Somalia (FGS), Puntland and Somaliland, and the necessary clearances from the Bank, lead the process of the competitive recruitment of an Implementing Agency to carry out the day to day implementation of the project activities on the ground in Somalia;
7. Oversee the work of the recruited Implementing Agency in Somalia to ensure it is implementing the activities as designed;
8. Coordinate the preparation and submission of progress and completion reports to the Bank;
9. Lead and manage the process of recruiting an external Auditor and submission of audit reports to the Bank upon clearance by the competent unit at the IGAD Secretariat;
10. Undertake the recruitment of any consultancy services or technical assistance as the need arises;
11. Undertake any other duties that may be assigned by the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division in connection with the assignment.
(i) A Master’s Degree in Rangeland management, Livestock production, Natural resources management, Rural/ Community Development, Socio-economics or any other related disciplines. A PhD in one of the stated fields will be an advantage.
(ii) Eight or more years of experience in national, regional and international organizations programme leadership and coordination.
(iii) Working experience in the IGAD region in a similar capacity is a definite advantage.
(iv) Working experience with the AfDB funded projects is an advantage.
4. CORE COMPETENCIES
(i) Knowledge of resilience and drought related issues in the IGAD Region;
(ii) Experience in project management including team management and coordination;
(iii) Familiarity with the systems and procedures in Somalia and Sudan will be an added advantage
(iv) Innovation ability and networking skills;
(v) Ability to mobilise and coordinate partnerships among a wide range of partners;
(vi) Good Communication and interpersonal skill;
(vii) A good knowledge of computer applications;
(viii) Ability to prepare concise, timely, analytical and informative documentation;
(ix) Fluency in English;
(x) Working knowledge of French and /or Arabic is an added advantage;
(xi) Demonstrated ability to mobilize resources/fund raising.
Remuneration will be negotiable, based on the successful applicant’s qualification and experience; and in accordance with the African Development Bank’s “Rules and Procedures for the use of Consultants”.
6. How to apply:
Please, submit /e-mail your CV and short cover letter to address below by 12 May 2015 at or before 2:00pm (Djibouti time) with a subject line of “Project Coordinator DRSLP II-FMU”. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted.
Administration and Finance, IGAD Secretariat
Att: Mr. Bogale Lemma
Avenue Georges Clemenceau
P.O. Box 2653 Tel: +253-21354050 /21312737
Djibouti, Rep. of Djibouti
IGAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.