13 Jun 2017

Senior Local Governance Planning Advisor for Hirshabelle State of Somalia

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Job Description

VACANCY ANNOUCEMENT
Title of Position:                                                Senior Local Governance Planning Advisor for Hirshabelle State of Somalia
Duration of the assignment: 3 months with possibility of extension
Duty station: Jowhar
Supervisor:                                                   Director General of the Ministry of Interior
The Ministry of Interior seeks the services of a Local Governance Planning Consultant to support the ministry to implement programmes in Hirshabelle State of Somalia in line with the Federal Government of Somalia’s governance plan. He/she will serve as the Ministry’s Local Governance focal point for Hirshabelle.

Duties

  1. Develop a local governance strategy on political, fiscal and administrative decentralization in the Somali context;
  2. Establish systems and processes for enhancing public service delivery;
  3. Establish a policy and legal frameworks for decentralization;
  4. To harmonize and coordinate the activities of the Federal Government and development partners in establishing local administrations in the country;
  5. Support local communities in the establishment of local Districts councils, through a grassroots bottom up approach that entails peace building, reconciliation and developing a coordinated electoral process from the villages to district level;

Requirements

University Degree in Social Science, Public Administration, Political Science or any other relevant field.

Experience

q  Minimum of four years work experience in local authorities or central government institution responsible for local government, including training; one year of which should have been spent in Somalia.

q  A solid understanding of local administration in Somalia.

q  Experience in training and capacity building for local authorities and decentralized delivery of services to communities would be an advantage.

q  Fluency in written and spoken Somali and English.

Application Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post. Please send your curriculum vitae to the ministry’s office in Jowhar by 26/06/2017 (extended deadline) or to this email: ministerofinterior1@gmail.com  with subject line “Local Government Planning Consultant”. Ministry will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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