Project Director, Somalia

  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Full Time

The opportunity

OGOW Health seeks an experienced, dynamic, and innovation-driven Project Director to oversee and spearhead OGOW’s programs in Somalia.

The Project Director will serve as the primary liaison with implementing partners, donors, multilateral and NGO partners, Ministry of Health and OGOW headquarters, as well as relevant project stakeholders fostering collaborative working relationships. The Project Director directs the project team with an integrated vision, applying effective leadership and strategic planning skills.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in project management, data analysis, and supply chain management, as well as experience in managing complex technology-based projects. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills are also essential to succeed in this role.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, by 5:00 PM (EAT)

Note: Late applications will not be considered.


  • Provide overall management, strategic direction, and technical leadership to the project to achieve expected project results within budget and timeframe.
  • Serve as the Program’s primary liaison with implementing partners, donors, multilateral and NGO partners and Ministry of Health.
  • Represent OGOW Health in all technical, policy and programmatic fora at all levels (regional, national, and international).
  • Ensure high level of coordination and harmonization, as necessary, and nurture relationships with all key stakeholders, including partner organizations/at national and county level, on administrative, financial, and programmatic matters related to the project.
  • Oversee the project teams of technical, program, finance, and operational staff to ensure program deliverables, tasks and responsibilities are met; staff management includes hiring, supervising and mentoring project staff.
  • Ensure regular reporting and timely submission of deliverables as required under the award.
  • Lead preparation of annual work plans, project activity updates and other project- related communication and reporting materials.
  • Monitor Annual Workplans and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Plan to ensure that the Activity is meeting goals and analyze reasons for any difficulties.
  • Ensure compliance with OGOW’s policies and procedures


This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job.


  • University degree with post graduate degree (MPH, MBA, or MPA)
  • A minimum of five years of full-time experience in managing service delivery projects within the humanitarian development sector.
  • Experience managing essential health service delivery in Somalia is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience establishing management systems for health service delivery
  • Experience with health service quality improvement preferred
  • Experience managing technology or digital health implementation projects is an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years of experience with staff and project management
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to execute complex tasks in a timely manner
  • Willingness to travel to remote areas
  • Substantial experience working with Governments and partners. Experience with Somalia’s Government at the Federal and State levels is preferable
  • Good knowledge of supply chain systems
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytic skills
  • Strong diplomacy skills
  • Excellent communications skills including the ability to synthesize complex information for use across different audiences in both written and oral form
  • Qualified Somali national/ Somali Diaspora only
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