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9 Dec 2018


Job Description

Dowlad Goboleedka Hirshabelleee Soomaaliya
دولة إقليم هير شبيلي الصومالية




Job Title: Director Generals
Ministry/Employing Authority: Hirshabelle Line Ministries
Department: Management
Reporting to: Minister/Deputy Minister/State Minister
Minister Grade: 8
Salary: $ 1285
Working Hours: 36 hrs. Per week
Location: Hirshabelle–Jowhar
  1. Purpose of the positions

The Director General (s) is the Managerial and Administrative head of the Ministry and Controlling Manager. The Office of the Director General will be responsible in directing and coordinating the activities of the Ministry. She/he performs the policy setting role while the functional Heads of Department are responsible for executing the technical aspects of the Ministry’s functions

Directors-General are required to build a culture that is based on professionalism, respect and integrity to ensure a free conducive working environment. They acknowledge the responsibilities of Ministers and support managers to make evidence-based decisions. They build a career structure for the civil service that is free from nepotism and patronage and that is, seen to be based on merit. Create and maintain stakeholders’ confidence that their leadership fosters and promotes ethical decision making, and act truthfully, fairly and in the public interest.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

The Director-General is the leader of the entire Ministry department, with portfolio oversight, and not limited to will carry the following responsibilities:

  • Exercising supervision over the Ministerial Departments for which the Minister/ Deputy Minister are politically responsible;
  • Keeping the Minister and Deputy Minister informed of the progress made in translating policy decision into actions;
  • Advising the Minister and Deputy Minister on all questions of policy which are within the scope of the Ministry’s responsibility;
  • In consultation with the Minister and other stakeholders, develop a multiyear strategic plan and annual operating plans for the Ministry.
  • Establishing and implementing government policies, strategies and programs related to administration, good governance, and its implementation.
  • Monitoring and executing the Ministry budget and that of the institutions under supervision of the Minister/Deputy Minister.
  • Ensuring that decisions on these policies are transmitted to proper institutions for execution;
  • Provide informed, evidence based advice to government;
  • Implement the Government’s policies, programs and priorities;
  • Deliver high quality, innovative, value-added policies and services;
  • Exercise sound judgment and risk management practices in decision making;
  • Drive effective, efficient and appropriate use of public resources;
  • Develop a workforce and leadership practices that build a constructive culture with a focus on performance, capability building and personal accountability and nurturing of leadership potential;
  • Maximize competitive advantage of a diverse and inclusive workforce;
  • Create collaborations and build quality partnerships;
  • Partner with all sectors to optimize departmental performance;
  • Participate with the Civil Service Commission in the selection or recommendation of candidates for approved posts in the Ministry following the procedures set out in instructions of Civil Service recruitment procedures.
  • Managing the performance of the staff of the Ministry, in accordance with the Civil Service decree, and ensure effective, efficient and timely completion of the tasks of the Ministry.
  • Prepare monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports as Requested By the Ministry Management.
  • Carry out Any other duties assigned by the top management.
  1. Educational, Qualification and Experiences
  • Interested candidates are highly advised only to apply line ministries they possess or fit its academic qualifications and experiences
  • Relevant bachelor’s degree academic field. Masters qualifications is desirable
  • Have at least three (3) years of work experience, two (2) years of which should have been in a leadership position or at a top management level in the Public Service or Private Sector
  • Proven managerial skills and experience;
  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans;
  • Strong understanding of government financial management and measures of performance;
  • Sound knowledge with best management practices;
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills;

The 21 vacancies of Director Generals are as follows:

  1. Ministry of Education
  2. Ministry of Agriculture
  3. Ministry of Justice
  4. Ministry of Youth and Sports
  5. Ministry of Transport
  6. Ministry of Health
  7. Ministry of Fisheries
  8. Ministry of Interior and Local Governance
  9. Ministry of Constitution
  10. Ministry of Livestock
  11. Ministry of Commerce and Industries
  12. Ministry of Environment and Rural Development
  13. Ministry of Public Works and Reconstruction
  14. Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism
  15. Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
  16. Ministry of Planning Investment and International Cooperation
  17. Ministry of Ports and Marine Transports
  18. Ministry of Water and Mining
  19. Ministry of Internal Security
  20. Ministry of Religious Affairs
  21. Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication
  22. Director General (State Presidency of Chief Staff)

How to apply 

Please download Application Form:  



Interested candidates who meet the criteria are encouraged to fill the form and send to email: by not later than 23rd Dec 2018


  • Please quote the position you are applying for in the subject of the e-mail.
  • Application form should be sent as attachment in word format.
  • Female and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be required to come with
  • your original academic and professional certificates during the interview day.
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