Position: CCCM (Camp Coordination Camp Management) Assistant
Department: Project Implementation Unit
Location: Afgoye and Hudur, Somalia
Contract Duration: 6 Months
Direct Hierarchy: CCCM Officer
Number of positions: Two (2)
Starting date: May 2023
Background on ACTED
Created in 1993, ACTED is an international non-governmental organization pursuing a dual mandate of emergency response and development interventions in 40 of some of the world’s most vulnerable countries affected by conflicts, disasters, or socio-economic hardship. With a team of 7,000 national staff and 400 international staff, ACTED implements 500 projects a year to support more than 20 million beneficiaries, notably in hard-to-reach areas.
ACTED goes to the last mile through programs and approaches that look beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihood reconstruction and sustainable development. Guided by the motto “Think Local, Act Global” and its 3Zero –Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, and Zero Poverty – strategy, ACTED puts local territories at the centre and provides a tailored support to local needs.
ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced, and committed team player to fill the TWO (2) CCCM Assistant positions in one (1) AFGOYE and one (1) HUDUR, Somalia.
The CCCM Assistant supports the CCCM Officer in the implementation of the community mobilization activities in the ACTED-managed sites. This includes but is not limited to the development/implementation/follow-up of a Communication with Communities (CwC) scheme and the establishment/support to self-governance structures. The CCCM Assistant will liaise and support IDP leaders, organize and participate in committee meeting, coordinate, and liaise with other actors, organize and conduct information and awareness session in the sites, conduct focus group discussions and support the CCCM Officer in his/her duties.
The CCCM Assistant also provides support in the supervision of CCCM outreach workers in the implementation of the CwC/Self-governance activities.
- Support implementation of an effective CwC scheme:
- Support CCCM Officer (CMO) in the management of CwC activities, including but not limited to: ensuring regular awareness messages and public information announcements to the community, preparing of topics and campaign material;
- Engage actively the community in CwC activities such as, but not limited to, site to site messaging, FGD, and Campaigns, awareness and feedback sessions.
- Ensure immediate action is taken to address site residents request for information on service provided within the sites.
- Support the CCCM Officer in preparing/sharing with relevant stakeholders (i.e. actors active on site, regional coordination bodies, local authorities) monthly report on CwC activities in the site, reporting on completed activities/challenges, communicating on planned ones and stress out potential gaps/foreseeable challenges;
- Support the CMO in the organization of sensitization, awareness campaigns and trainings for the community tailored to the needs and including proactive and reactive campaigns.
- Support establishment and strengthening of governance structures.
- Support CMO in management of self-governance activities, including preparing weekly plans, a schedule for community consultation on favoured governance structures, organization of elections/appointment (if required) and draft site governance structure ToRs (if required);
- Provide trainings to the appointed head of site governance structures (i.e. Humanitarian Principles, SPHERE Standards…);
- Facilitate the organization / monitor self- governance structures’ weekly meetings.
- Organize community-lead event in consultation with the heads of site governance structures and the wider site population;
- Support the CCCM Officer with reporting on the governance structure and CwC as required.
- Flag immediately any challenges/foreseen issues with the governance and CwC activities to the CCCM Officer and Team Leader;
- Ensure accurate record keeping of project documentation, including photos, as requested by the CCCM Officer.
- Ensure protection mainstreaming through the CwC/self-governance activities
- Support and consider gender, protection, and GBV concerns in all aspects of activities;
- Promote and adhere to Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse principles and guidelines (for site residents, ACTED staff, partner agencies)
- Support and promote participation of women, youth, and marginalised groups
- Refer immediately protection cases identified to ACTED Protection Officer for referral to protection actors.
- Supervise CCCM outreach workers:
- Day to day supervision and management the CCCM Mobilizers and Outreach workers,
- Commitment to continuous learning through trainings and timely identification of capacity-building needs and opportunities, in coordination with the CCCM Officer / CCCM Team Leader / HR department.
- University degree or diploma in project Management or any relevant field
- Proficient skills with the Microsoft Office Suite (Power Point)
- Experience interacting with external and internal partners;
- Fluency writing and speaking local language.
- Positive attitude and a willingness to learn;
- Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility.
- Ability to work independently.
- Strong attention to details;
- Interpersonal and communication Skills
- Does not reside in the sites
How to apply
Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 24th March, 2023 with the subject line “CCCM Assistant (indicate location eg AFGOYE OR HUDUR” Kindly indicate only one LOCATION and Apply for ONLY ONE POSITION.
Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.
ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.