Senior Program Officer - Tenders Global

Senior Program Officer

  • Contract
  • Somalia
  • Posted 2 months ago


About CARE

CARE International is an international NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, as well as mitigating immediate suffering and displacement caused by drought, conflict, floods disease outbreaks among others We invite applications from experienced and talented individuals for the position of Senior Program Officer in Baidoa with travels to the other field sites in Somalia. This assignment will be for a period of twelve (12) months.

Position summary

CARE International in Somalia is seeking an energetic, self-motivated professional to join the Humanitarian and Emergency Response team in Somalia. Reporting to the Humanitarian program Manager South central, He/She will be responsible for coordinating, implementing and monitoring all CARE supported projects the Hygiene and behavior change coalition project in response to the drought emergency in Somalia. The incumbent is expected to work in close collaboration with the technical leads and other emergency program team.


The roles and responsibilities of Senior Program Officer are as follows;

  • Provide support and backstopping to Partners, ensuring all program objectives and goals are met in compliance with donor regulations.
  • Work with field personnel on project related services, and serve as primary point of contact between CARE and partners in South west state.
  • Provide technical assistance as needed.
  • Track project deliverables and financial targets.
  • Monitor project performance in assigned topic and/or geographic area.
  • Prepare, review and/or edit project progress reports (monthly, quarterly, annual, etc.) to ensure quality, and work with supervisor and field team to revise target goals if necessary. Apprise supervisor/management of any critical issues as they arise.
  • Frequent travel to field to monitor program implementation and provide technical assistance.
  • Represent CARE at state level coordination meetings, conferences and workshops, as needed.
  • Prepare program budgets.
  • Analyze project expenditures against budget, and coordinate with relevant department/staff on invoicing of clients.
  • Analyze work plans against project deliverables.
  • Ensure adherence to CARE and donor finance policies and procedures.
  • Participate in, coordinate and/or lead program development and proposal preparation efforts, as needed.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • At least four years of experience in Social sciences,Community development
  • Masters’ degree in a related area additionally
  • Technical background in WaSH,Food security, Education or Health will be an added advantage
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and oral);
  • Knowledge and understanding of community dynamics in South west will be required
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations and donors in Somalia

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested submit their application letter and CV with at least 3 professional reference check One PDF document via email [email protected] latest on Monday 17th October 2022, Please include the reference “Senior Program Officer” As subject of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications are reviewed on daily basis.

For more information about CARE and its programs, visit

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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