Thursday, October 21, 2010




 CARE Somalia/South Sudan is an International NGO working in Somalia and South Sudan. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing resources and services, and improving governance.

CARE is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Operations Manager based in Somalia to develop, coordinate and administer proper policies, practices and procedures in the area of procurement, general administration and human resources in the Somalia program. Most importantly this position will be accountable for ensuring full compliance with donor regulations and all CARE policies and procedures in all areas of program support.

Job Summary

The Operations Manager (OM) will be responsible for staff management and development and will be expected to directly supervise the work of direct reports, provide support through coaching, mentoring and training opportunities to enable direct supervisees meet challenging performance objectives and monitor performance of direct reports and coordinate the annual and mid-year performance activities.  

The OM will be accountable for the procurement function and be required to ensure a proper understanding and adherence to donor and CARE rules and regulations in all Somalia program sub offices, review and advice on procurement procedures in all sub-offices, oversee the activities of the sub office vendor committees as well as ensure that all procurement documents are completed timely and have complete and accurate support documentation

The incumbent also be in charge of the overall general administration and logistics and to ensure that all services, leases, and general administrative contracts protect CARE's interest, and that CARE assets are safeguarded, ensure that Country Office (CO) and donor policies and procedures as regards fleet management, travel and accommodation are applied appropriately as well as oversee the coordination of all other administrative functions.

S/he will be in charge of property and logistics management and will be required to supervise all activities relating to the asset inventory records, ensure that physical counts are conducted as per policies, make sure that all property documentation is timely updated and maintained as well as ensure disposal approval for obsolete property.

The Operations Manager will also oversee the Human Resource function at the sub office level and to this end will be required to ensure the recruitment of personnel is timely, disseminate HR policies and where necessary country labor laws to ensure same level of information and understanding in all CARE sub offices of the Somalia program, ensure appropriate application in the CARE Somalia HR processes as well as ensure that staff personnel files are complete and regularly updated. She/he will provide support to the program team in the application of the Somalia program Gender, Equity and Diversity strategy.


Key Competencies

·          Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

·          Planning and organizing abilities;

·          Strong leadership and teamwork abilities;

·          Good analytical skills;

·          Stress tolerance, adaptable with ability to pro-actively solve problems;

·          Ability to maintain customer focus while handling multiple priorities;

·          Integrity, commitment to service and respect for diversity;

Required skills and qualifications

·          A Bachelors Degree in a Business related field;

·          Certified Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or equivalent ;

·          Minimum of four years relevant working experience in a similar position and international organization;

·          Clear understanding of the various donor rules and regulations;

·          Excellent grasp of NGO/Donor policies and procedures relevant to admin/ Procurement;

·          Be able to understand internal and external statutory laws that affect procurement, administration and logistics

This position is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Closing date for applications is: 29th October 2010.

Applications/CV with daytime telephone contacts and three referees clearly marked "Operations Manager- REF: SOM/EX0106" should be sent to:

 The Senior Human Resources Officer
CARE Somalia/South Sudan

P.O. Box 2039, 00202 Nairobi

 CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity and women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

No comments:

Post a Comment