National Technical Advisor
UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PERSONNEL UNDER INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT (ISA)
|Title:||National Technical Advisor|
|Main Duty Station and Location:||Beledweyne, Somalia|
|Mission/s to:||As required (possibly Jowhar and|
|Start of Contract (EOD):||1 December 2018|
|End of Contract (COB):||28 February 2019|
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its mandate is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition, and work towards improving living conditions in the world’s poorest countries by drawing on its combined global resources and expertise. The position is located in the Agro-Industries Technology Unit (PTC/AGR/AIT), which is part of the Agribusiness Development Branch (PTC/AGR). The Unit is responsible for technology aspects of agro-based industries in textile, leather, wood and agricultural mechanization.
UNIDO’s Community-based recovery and reconciliation to stabilise Hirshabelle and counter violent extremism amongst vulnerable youth (CRS Beledweyne) project builds on UNIDO’s multi-phase livelihood support programme that was introduced into Somaliland in early 2011 and expanded its reach into South Central Somalia. Under CRS Beledweyne, UNIDO places a special emphasis on building capacity of training providers and delivering marketable skills for youth through technical training and technology transfer to under-employed youth and young women operating in the informal market. The project also has an integrated conflict minimization component to counterbalance radicalization and disenfranchisement of youth. The life and conflict minimization skills also equip youth with the ability to engage commercially in a community divided by clans.
Under the general supervision of the Project Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the National Technical Advisor is required to perform the following duties:
|Outputs to be achieved|
|Developing Bills of Quantities (BoQs)||Documents professionally|
|and technical specifications for||prepared to ensure smooth|
|revitalizing/establishing workshops,||and proper|
|training institutions, enterprises, public||revitalization/establishment|
|assets, etc.; serve as lead site||of productive capacities|
|manager/engineer/project manager on|
|such civil works.|
|Advising project team on technologies||Project training technology|
|for training equipment and beneficiary||is correctly identified for|
|toolkits that are locally relevant for||the local market needs and|
|UNIDO’s training programme and the||technical specifications|
|construction, agricultural service||prepared for procurement|
|sectors and water management given|
|recent flooding in the project area.|
|Assisting on or developing training and||TVET course curriculum is|
|assessment methods for Technical and||developed or adapted to|
|Vocational Education Training (TVET)||meet a high standard that|
|courses that facilitate agribusiness||adequately facilitates the||Beledweyne,|
|development including service trades.||development of training||3 months|
|These can include, but are not limited||institutions and|
|to, trades related to the construction||beneficiaries to be|
|sector e.g. masonry, plastering,||integrated into the private|
|carpentry, tiling, electrical works, etc.||sector|
|and agriculture sector e.g. welding,|
|Assisting and when required serving as||Project training activities|
|Lead Trainer in the abovementioned||correctly implemented and|
|TVET courses, which includes||reported on considering|
|reporting on ongoing and completed||intervention parameters|
|activities and monitoring progress and|
|Working closely together with the field||Activities benefit from|
|and project management team to ensure||coordination of field|
|timely and responsive implementation||expertise.|
|Drafting reports, ad-hoc assignments||As determined by the CTA.|
|and research activities, as required;|
MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Advanced university degree in civil, agricultural or industrial engineering.
Technical and Functional Experience
At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in construction engineering, agricultural engineering and / or water resource management in Beledweyne, Somalia. Experience with international NGOs or UN organizations an asset.
Experience with construction skills training an asset.
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner e.g. preparation of reports and assessments to determine programing.
Resident of Beledweyne essential with knowledge of other regions of Hirshabelle.
Fluency in English and Somali is required.
- Respect for diversity
- Results orientation and accountability
- Planning and organizing
- Communication and trust
- Team orientation
- Client orientation
- Organizational development and innovation
Managerial competencies (as applicable):
- Team player with the ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
- Good communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively beneficiaries, private sector and training institutions
- Computer skills and use of online (skype) and apps (whats app/viber) to effectively communicate with the CTA when managing remotely.
“Interested candidates should send a CV AND letter of interest to Mr. Jonathan Eischen firstname.lastname@example.org. Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Applications are accepted until COB 21 November 2018.”