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Position titleLivelihood Team Leader
Place of performanceKismayo, Somalia
Apply by05/02/2020
Start date12/04/2020
Durationup to 3 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in a relevant line of work preferred..
Sector experienceMinimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant Training experience and/or minimum of years of demonstrable relevant Livelihood experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 2 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English and Somali are essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
  • In response to increasing defections from non state militant groups in Somalia, the Federal Govt. of Somalia (FGoS) & UN partners embarked on a process to develop the “National Program on the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants” (National Program). The National Program maintains the objective of establishing a comprehensive process that allows for low risk disengaged combatants & women associated with Al Shabab (WAAS)  through transition centres in Kismayo & Baidoa. The transition centres offer support to equip beneficiaries with the skills to socially & economically reintegrate into society. This support includes the provision of basic education, civic education, religious counselling & life skills, business, financial literacy & vocational training.
  • IOM's Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR) unit is seeking to recruit a Livelihood Team Leader to support beneficiaries in achieving livelihood goals. The position involves:
  1. Counselling beneficiaries regarding educational, vocational & career goals.
  2. Planning & facilitating business development training.
  3. Supporting all livelihood functions including connecting with the private sector, identifying vocational training opportunities, facilitating market assessments (among other responsibilities).
  4. Overseeing the work of Vocational Trainers & Life Skills & Financial Literacy Trainer.
Role objectives
This is a full time position based in Kismayo. The specific tasks include:
Career counselling:
  • Help beneficiaries identify personal strengths & skills based on educational background, employment history & career goals.
  • Provide beneficiaries with information & strategies for excelling in the workplace & dealing with job dissatisfaction.
  • Identify individual barriers to employment & assess need for further training.
  • Assist beneficiaries with job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing resumes & preparing for job interviews.
Business development:
Develop & provide classroom teaching to implement a business development & entrepreneurship curriculum to teach young men with low literacy how to:
  • Generate a business idea, start & manage a business & / or improve a business individually, as a shareholder, or as a cooperative.
  • Support beneficiaries in pursuing self employment & cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship.
  • Provide mentorship, counselling & coaching to beneficiaries’ business startups.
Livelihood focal point:
  • Collect labor market information to identify job opportunities for beneficiaries.
  • Visit businesses & educational institutions (including other UN agencies & NGOs) to identify job opportunities & educational / capacity building opportunities for beneficiaries. 
  • Develop relationships with private & public sector to create linkages for job placement opportunities for beneficiaries.
  • Supervise the work of Vocational Trainers & Life Skills & Financial Literacy Trainer.
General responsibilities:
  • Create, update & maintain training materials, manuals, handouts, practice exercises & administrative documentation.
  • Maintain standardized student assessments & record keeping system for student progress & attendance.
  • Work with Social Workers to ensure that student case files are maintained properly & student progress reports are reviewed periodically to reflect individual progress towards goals.
  • Participate in needs & interest assessments & regularly monitor beneficiaries’ well being & needs.
  • Establish rapport / trust with beneficiaries.
  • Integrate a variety of teaching strategies & curriculum content.
  • Give explanations, reasonable & appropriate assignments & directions clearly.
  • Organize the classroom to contribute to the learning process. 
  • Perform other duties related to the DDR program as assigned by supervisor.
Project reporting
Overall contract performance management will be done under the supervision of the Centre Manager with technical oversight from the Youth Livelihoods Project Officer.
Key competenciesEducation:
- Associate or University Degree in a relevant line of work preferred.

Experience:
- Minimum 2 years experience teaching business development or entrepreneurship skills to adolescents or adults OR 5 years of personal experience starting & running a successful business.
- Experience managing confidential information & managing attendance.
- Prior experience working with vulnerable populations.
- Computer literate (MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Prior experience in UN or NGO preferred.

Languages:
- Fluent in Somali (required) & English (desired).

Competencies:
- Accountability: Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticisms.
- Client orientation: Works effectively well with client & stakeholders.
- Continuous learning: Promotes continuous learning for self & others.
- Communication: Listens & communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience.
- Creativity & initiative: Actively seeks new ways of improving programs or services.
- Leadership & negotiation: Develops effective partnerships with internal & external stakeholders.
- Performance management: Identify ways & implement actions to improve performance of self & others.
- Planning & organizing: Plans work, anticipates risks & sets goals within area of responsibility.
- Professionalism: Displays mastery of subject matter.
- Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment. 
- Technological awareness: Displays awareness of relevant technological solutions.
Team management
The position will work closely with Social Workers & other Instructors in the centre to develop individualized livelihood plans for beneficiaries.
Further information
  • Candidates interested in applying for this role need to apply on or before 5.2.2020.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.