Scope of Work:
Objective 1: The primary objective of the assignment is to provide support to ensure high quality coverage surveys are completed in the targeted catchment areas within the targeted catchment areas of 4 regions of Somalia with quantitative reports finalized no later than November 30th.
- You will assume overall responsibility for implementation of the coverage survey, including coaching of IRC nutrition managers, daily supervision of coverage survey teams and daily data collection quality assurance
- You will work closely with the Somalia team to put in place actions that move forward the preparatory work in order to start data collection according to the timeline (mid-October).
- You will finalize the sampling framework for the coverage survey
- You will operate within the local approval agreements coordinated by IRC Somalia
- You will train enumerators and supervisors including pretesting the questionnaire
- Manage team movements and communicate effectively with the Somalia MEAL Manager, Nutrition Specialist and GiveWell MEAL Advisor,
- You will provide the raw data to be analyzed by the IRC statistician
- The consultant will report to the Coverage Nutrition Specialist for the project. The IRC retains ownership of the data and will be provided to the IRC by the consultant. The consultant does not have permission to use the data in any way outside of the purposes of this consultancy.
- Implementation and supervision strategy
- Sampling frameworks completed and the methods fully prepared in advance of training
- Relevant authority approvals achieved for all 4 regions
- Data analysis and cleaning with preliminary results by mid-November
- Drafted full reports by November 30
- Prepare a presentation for the validation workshop in Somalia
- You have an advanced degree in Statistics, Public Health, Nutrition or a related field
- You have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in conducting population-based surveys, with preference given to coverage survey methodologies (e.g. SQUEAC)
- You have previous experience in Somalia
- You have working knowledge of the Nutrition AIM working group and/or FSNAU in Somalia
- You have significant experience in the community-based management of acute malnutrition
- You have excellent analytical/ statistical skills and demonstrated experience working in STATA and or R.
- You exhibit strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- You have strong organizational skills and are focused on producing results by the deadline
- You are fluent in written and spoken English, proficiency in Somali is an advantage.
- You have the ability to cope with stress and manage with patience and flexibility to meet tight deadlines
- Willingness to trave to Somalia (if possible and travel permission is granted), otherwise strong internet connection to work remotely within the Somali time zone
- You will follow IRC’s COVID-19 travel policies
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Under the supervision of the Country Director (CD), the Program Development and Communications Coordinator is a central figure within the Extended Senior Management Team. The position focuses on fostering quality programming, growth, and external communication of the IRC’s work in Somalia. These efforts are designed to expand the organization’s reach in the country to support marginalized populations and provide critical support in hard-to-reach areas. The Program Development and Communications Coordinator will coordinate with the CD, the Deputy Director for Programs and the grants unit in continuing to build strong external relationships and focus on enhancing the country program’s visibility.
- Work closely with the CD, DDP and technical coordinators to generate and implement business development plans to achieve the strategic aims of IRC Somalia as laid out in the country Strategic Action Plan (SAP).
- Lead the identification of new programming opportunities investigate and track funding opportunities to maintain/expand existing programming and support new programming aligned with IRC strategic priorities.
- Develop and maintain working relationships and coordinate with relevant institutional and private donors as well as international and local agencies. Liaise with donor counterparts and identify linkages between organizational objectives and donor strategies by monitoring, research and analysis into donor strategies.
- Represent the CP/participate in donor/NGO events and provide feedback to relevant staff.
- Coordinate with technical coordinators in developing and adapting programming ideas in across all sectors in support activities in existing and new geographical areas.
- Develop and streamline business development processes and templates to promote efficiency and support to field offices; administer and maintain accountability for business development processes.
- Oversee the development of tools that will enhance IRC’s capacity to successfully bid on competitive solicitations.
- Take the lead of proposal development/writing with support of the Grants and program teams to ensure high quality concept notes and proposals are developed and submitted.
- Coordinate with technical sectors in the development of quality, logically constructed proposal inputs.
- Provide guidance and support in relation to programmatic assessments and surveys.
- Conduct regular desk reviews with the aim to inform proposal/concept development initiatives.
- Ensure all key components and deadlines of funding proposals are identified, understood, and incorporated from beginning of proposal development to submission.
- Carry out quality control review on all funding proposals, and solicit feedback (CD, DDP and/or HQ staff) in a timely fashion when required.
- Enhance IRC Somalia’s profile among relevant stakeholders: donors, national and local government partners, international and national NGOs, etc.
Communication and Information Management:
- Assist in the development and implementation of the IRC Somalia visibility and communication strategy and guidance.
- Coordinate with sector leads to obtain quality footage and stories of IRC Somalia programming, both in support of IRC Somalia communications objectives as well as those of donors and other partners.
- Coordinate with the regional communications focal point in supporting broader communications strategies, potentially liaising with communications focal points from other country programs.
- Assist in the dissemination of content through social media, intranet, reports and other channels of communication.
- Support the program teams to establish appropriate knowledge and information management systems are in place to support program quality, communication and reporting.
- Coordinate the collection of documentation and lessons learned exercises.
- Work closely with technical units, grants and program teams to identify communication needs, donor visibility requirements and information materials (e.g., capacity statements). Once identified coordinate development of materials.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
- Master’s in international development or related subject.
- At least 5 years of experience working in grants management and/or business development in a multi-sectoral and multi-donor funded programs environment.
- Demonstrated strong experience in donor reporting, with very strong English writing and editing, and critical analysis skills.
- Strong ability to communicate concisely and with impact.
- Should be a strong collaborator with effective interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced operating environment.
- Must have a proven track-record of proactively identifying and communicating potential problems and proposing solutions.
- Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with competing priorities and pressure
- Commitment to the IRC’s mission, purpose and values.
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The IRC Education Unit currently has programs in conflict and post-conflict contexts in over 20 countries around the globe. Our programming approach is one that promotes and supports the realization of the rights of children and young people. Currently, our programs include formal and non-formal education and life skills training for children and youth ages 0-16, with a focus on psychosocial well-being and cognitive development. The Education Unit works closely with behavioral sciences and designers from IRC’s Research & Development (R&D) Center – the Airbel Center – to apply best practices in behavior science, human centered design, and multidisciplinary problem-solving to improve access to and quality of education in humanitarian contexts. Combining IRC’s technical expertise, extensive field presence, and leadership in innovation, we believe it is possible to design and scale breakthrough humanitarian programs that could impact millions of people most affected by conflict and disasters.
As refugee crises grow more protracted and urbanized, how can we avoid interruptions in children’s education? How do you support educators’ professional development and wellbeing in a scalable, culturally appropriate way? That’s where you come in. As a Design Manager in IRC’s Education Technical Unit (TU), you will be a key part of the design, testing and scaling of solutions for major challenges such as these. Based in IRC’s Innovation Hub in Tanzania or elsewhere in the East Africa region, the Project Manager will support the development of education products and services to improve outcomes for people affected by crisis. The role will include collaborating with colleagues to choose design and testing approaches for various interventions, planning user experience research, building capacity of country-based team members, and facilitating testing activities for a variety of projects. This role requires operational and project management skills, as well as a strong understanding of design research and humanitarian issues.
- Support the design and manage the testing of new solutions in education programming by :
- Working collaboratively with the Education TU, R&I and distributed global IRC teams to determine relevant design and testing approaches for programming ideas, ensuring correct budgeting for design and testing activities and drafting of testing plans.
- Contributing to design research plans as part of project start-up.
- Managing prototyping, testing and iteration plans for education products and services.
- Together with technical experts, facilitating co-creation/brainstorming workshops with teams and training teams on prototyping/testing processes.
- Collaborating with staff and local government/system stakeholders to ensure the necessary approvals are obtained for prototyping and testing.
- Overseeing prototyping and testing efforts being led by in-country staff.
- Synthesizing, or helping teams synthesize, findings and presenting them in digestible/visual ways that support the evolution of programming ideas.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a social sciences or design discipline, or equivalent work experience
- Fluency in English
- Substantial project management experience
- Experience working with human-centered design, user testing, user story development, participatory action research, and other product development techniques in a wide range of projects
- Experience in rapid prototyping new services and products (low and high fidelity) and iterating them in response to successive rounds of feedback
- Experience in synthesizing large amounts of qualitative data into a digestible and visual story
- Experience facilitating workshops
- Unparalleled team collaboration skills; comfort working with researchers, frontline implementers, technical experts, clients, engineers, donors, and communications staff
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels in a distributed, multicultural professional environment to motivate the uptake of behaviorally-informed solutions
- Experience and/or education in behavioral science (behavioral economics, psychology, anthropology, ethnography, neuroscience)
- Fluency in French, Kiswahili, and/or Arabic
- Experience in visual design
- Work in humanitarian setting, development contexts or in low-resource settings / with underserved populations
- Experience/familiarity with NGO setting
- Understanding of educational interventions, and experience working on education projects, particularly in humanitarian settings
- Standard office work environment
- Potential to travel to IRC program locations up to 25% of the time