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29 Jan 2018

FIM Field Officer

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Employer: Concern Worldwide
Job Title: FIM Field Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Gabiley – Somaliland
Category: Other
Job Title:


Field Officer, Food, Income and Markets (FIM)
Reports to:


Field Coordinator
Direct reports:


Job Location:


Gabiley District with frequent field travel to Hargeisa and Awdal (Borama District)
Contract Details:


1 year
Job Purpose:


The Field Officer is responsible for implementation of livelihood and income generating activities under the EUTF Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium primarily, and Irish Aid’s SPHERES programme as needed. S/he will ensure the projects are completed on schedule, with quality, and within budget, and participate in monitoring and assessments as required.
Main duties &



Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium:

·         Support implementation, under the guidance of the Field Coordinator, SHG activities in Hargeisa District IDP camps according to consortium curricula, including mobilization and training of participants;

·         Support implementation, under the guidance of the Field Coordinator, TVET components of the SDSC consortium in collaboration with partner organizations. This includes:

o    TVET centre staff trainings;

o    TVET centre curricula review;

o    Provision of start-up kits for TVET graduates;

o    Graduate job placements and internships;

·         Participate proactively in all assessments, evaluations, and other monitoring activities for which Concern is responsible;

·         Collaborate with the SDSC M&E Focal Point and other implementing partners to reach best results;

·         Contribute to progress and financial reports as needed;

·         Other activities under the SDSC outputs as indicated by the Area Manager.



·         Implement, under the guidance of the Field Coordinator and in collaboration with the Project Officer, SHG activities in Maroodi Jeex (Gabiley) and Awdal Regions, including mobilization and training of participants (business, visioning, and basic literacy and numeracy skills);

·         Build the capacity of SHG record keepers;

·         Monitor regularly the project’s implementation and progress;

·         Collaborate with the Project Officer to enhance the capability of women groups to undertake micro finance and micro enterprise activities.

·         Responsible for target area and beneficiary assessment, implementation and monitoring, as led by the Project Officer;

·         Identify new and potential income generating activities and provide advice and support for their implementation;

·         Produce a monthly project report;

·         Ensure that beneficiaries participate actively in all processes (decision-making) of the project;

·         Monitor NFE centers including teacher performance assessments, student commitment, and syllabus follow-up;

·         Any other additional duties as may be assigned that are consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.

Other Duties:

·           Support Concern and programme participants to develop networks and linkages with other development and institutional actors.

·           Develop and deliver programme work plans and contribute to budget preparation and management.

·           Support delivery of Concern’s integrated programme through shared planning, implementation and monitoring.

·           Support the development of new approaches and programmes to grow Concern’s reputation and funding in Somaliland.

·           Actively contribute to Concern’s organisational commitment to equality, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), environmental protection and accountability

·           Undertake any other duties assigned by Concern’s senior management that are consistent with the nature and responsibilities of the position.

Emergency Response Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Somalia/Somaliland Programme is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organisation.


Person Specification:




·         A University degree preferably in the field of socioeconomic development, business management, rural development or agriculture.


·         At least 1 year of employment experience related to sustainable livelihoods and microfinance, including practical experience in microenterprise development, community-based microfinance services, livelihood activities and institution building.

·         Proven experience in implementing and monitoring livelihoods programmes.

·         Excellent report writing and presentation skills.

·         Fluency in both written and spoken English.

·         Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and gender diversity.

·         Flexibility to work extensively within Concern’s operational area.

Disclaimer Clause This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line manager from time to time.

How to Apply

  How to Apply  Interested candidates, who think that they meet the above requirements should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3 professional referees) by email to with the subject line “Application for FIM Field Officer” by Wednesday 7th February 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.          Concern has a Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organisations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document. Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal  

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