Programs Development Manager- NEXUS Consortium

Programs Development Manager- NEXUS Consortium


NEXUS ( is a platform for civil society leadership to advance a new community-driven model of partnership promoting peaceful, thriving, and empowered communities in Somalia and Somaliland. This unique platform, led by nine pioneering Somali NGOs, aspires to lead a locally driven agenda for change, finding common cause and syncing interventions with government authorities, private sector, and the international community.

Reports to: Nexus Consortium Director.

Duty Station: 100% Somalia/Somaliland with external travels (However, remote working/work from home arrangement is in place due to the Covid pandemic)


  • Represent Nexus externally under the guidance of the steering
  • Cultivation and management of external relationships, including with high level donor
  • Lead, coordinate, manage and supervise the Project Management & Implementation Team
  • Oversee and manage short term consultants that may be hired short-term consultancies
  • Based on existing program and regional strategies, develop high quality multi- year proposals with directions from the steering committee
  • Lead and develop materials such as Nexus statements, policy briefs, Nexus strategic plan, stakeholder presentations and other publications as requested by the Nexus Steering
  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day activities of the Nexus secretariat, including project management, monitoring, evaluation and documentation.
  • Prepare progress reports, annual reports, project completion reports and other reports that may be required by Nexus Steering and other stakeholders including
  • Lead the development of work plans, convene workshops, set and organize meetings to drive forward the work of the Nexus secretariat.
  • Effective representation of Nexus in donor meeting and other external meeting under the directions of the Steering
  • Maintain partiality among Nexus
  • Manage, archive and maintain in centralized platform all Nexus data.
  • Other duties appropriate to the role as required.

What does Success Look Like?

  • Demonstrable evidence of the impact of triple nexus programing within the first one
  • NEXUS assuming leading role in the setting of the Somalia national agenda through its thought
  • Attainment of $20m+ funding portfolio for Nexus in 2021.
  • A vibrant Nexus Secretariat.

Person Specification

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong background in international development, humanitarian and/or peacebuilding (5 years+).
  • Experience of coordination of multi-stakeholder consortia and/or complex
  • Proven Fundraising experience and engagement with major
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building
  • Good knowledge of the Somali context.
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications, an updated CV with a comprehensive summary of similar or comparable work. The CV should include three (3) referees.

Complete applications should be sent to: [email protected] and [email protected], CC: [email protected]

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Early application is encouraged as this position is urgently required. This is a rolling recruitment and Nexus reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate as soon as they are identified.

Nexus Aim

Nexus is strategically investing with an aim to shape the future in Somalia and Somaliland and breaks the silos of humanitarian aid, development and peacebuilding interventions.

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