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Sool and Sanaag

Description :


Position:                              Project Officer

Duty Station:                       Ainabo, with frequent travel to Sool and   Sanaag Project sites

Reports to:                          National Program Manager

Working Hours:                    8 hours per day for 5 days


HIDO is aimed to tackle the humanitarian crisis including droughts and disaster prevention and also develops community basic social Services needs and creates employment opportunities and income generation projects for the Youth, Women, IDPs and poor rural community to reduce the level of poverty and contribute National Development Goals.

HIDO’s mission is to be a strong and committed partner, who works closely with communities and development agencies in Somaliland in order to tackle poverty and promote social and political development of the community and support people so as to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.

HIDO is implementing the “Accelerated Socio-Economic Empowerment of Youth in Somaliland” in partnership with Shaqadoon, UNFPA and funded by the EU. This project falls under the “Inclusive Local Economic Development” (ILED) programme, under the European Union’s emergency trust fund for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa.

HIDO and Shaqodoon are partnering with Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Family on the ground who will be integral part of this project.

Overall role of the position:

The Project Officer – Sool and Sanaag will be responsible for the daily coordination and collaboration with the authorities, other stakeholders like NGOs and overseeing the implementation of the HIDO project

Reporting to the National Program Manager, based in Hargeisa. The Project Officer is expected to support smooth project implementation while adhering to the protocols and operating procedures of the organization.

Specific Job responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular visits to project sites to monitor the implementation of activities, gather feedback from beneficiaries and submit detailed report about the activities and findings
  • Assist to develop and strengthen local projects networks.
  • Assist to identify needs and opportunities by conducting training needs assessments.
  • Collect data on project indicators and maintain an updated database on project progress
  • Assist in tracking project performance at community level and report, monitor and follow up on project activities.
  • Support the program team to record and analyse monitoring data for reporting and timely communicate the results of analysis to inform programme decision making
  • Conduct surveys and analyse data on a quarterly basis and make recommendations to improve the project based on the findings
  • Support the Project Manager to prepare periodic project reports based on accurate and evidence-based data/information
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation team in the tracking of outcome of activities evidenced by accurate data to enhance quality of reporting
  • Identify and document human interest stories and case studies based on the successes of implemented projects
  • Assist program team in reviewing log frames, M&E work plans and targets at proposal development stage through to project implementation
  • Be flexible and willing to step in and undertake other tasks not in the job description in order to ensure smooth program implementation;
  • Carefully monitor project work plan, reporting back to supervisor on progress, delays, challenges and request any support needed from the technical teams.
  • Document lessons learned and best practices in health project development and implementation;


  • A degree in Education, Community Development or Project Management.
  • Diploma holders with over 5 years of experience will also be considered.
  • Strong data collection and collation skills, processing, analysis and report writing.
  • Good computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database software programs.
  • Experience working with civil society groups and government authorities.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Develop and share success stories and case studies related to project with National Program Manager;
  • Good negotiating skills.

How to apply :

Applicants should send their applications (CV, cover letter with 3 referees) to indicate the title you are applying as “Project Officer – Sool and Sanaag” in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is December 05, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Only qualified and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HIDO is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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