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BRA PIU Community Engagement Officer 2 (Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply) – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Country: Federal Government of Somalia

Name of the Project: Somalia Urban Resilience Project-Phase Two

Consulting Service: BRA PIU Community Engagement Officer 2

Individual/Firm: Individual

Duty Station: Mogadishu Municipality

Deadline: 11th May, 2021

Ref No.: SO-MM-228135-CS-INDV

Somalia Urban Resilience Project Phase Two (SURP II or the “Project”) aims to enhance the resilience of select cities, with a particular focus on supporting physical infrastructure by financing investments in priority urban infrastructure. The Project will also strengthen the municipal government’s capacity and foster confidence in local structures, while supporting cooperation between the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Federal Member States (FMS), and municipal governments. Furthermore, the Project aims to help strengthen social resilience by fostering social cohesion and supporting infrastructure that benefits both host communities and internally displaced persons, ensuring investments are prioritized through a participatory, evidence based and inclusive decision-making process. Government-citizen trust will be at the core of the Project, with communities engaged at all stages of project design, implementation, and monitoring.

The Project was approved in December 2019 and is expected to close on 31st December 2024.

The Benadir Regional Administration (BRA) is seeking to use a portion of the SURP-II funds to finance the recruitment of BRA PIU Community Engagement Officer 2.

Community engagement is an essential element in the implementation of World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework. Compliance with the Bank’s environmental and social standards require active engagement of and meaningful consultation with the communities being served during the preparation and implementation of the project or its components. The objective of this position is carrying out activities to ensure safeguards instruments are prepared and implemented in accordance with the WB Environmental and Social Framework


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The selection shall be based on qualification, experience and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience and competencies include:

  • University degree in Sociology, Gender Studies, Community Development or other relevant discipline;
  • At least two years of experience in implementing GBV prevention and response activities;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in carrying out community engagement activities within a project context;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in Somalia or similar environment;
  • Proven ability to closely work with government officials and CBOs within a project context;
  • Experience of organizing and facilitating meetings and workshops;
  • Understanding of gender equality and inclusion;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Somali and English;
  • Experience of working and communicating effectively with multi-disciplinary teams within a project environment;

The duration of the assignment shall initially be for a period one year with a three-month trial period at the start of the contract.

The Benadir Regional Administration (“Client”) now invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and provide his/her Curriculum Vitae (CV). 

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016 as updated November 2020. (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations. 

Interested applicants may obtain further information including a detailed Terms of Reference from the from the BRA website on: www.bra.gov.so or upon submission of application to the following email address given below during office hours from 8.30 a.m.– 3.30 p.m. Saturday to Thursday.

Expressions of Interest must be delivered electronically to the above email address by 11h May, 2021 at 15:00 PM and indicate “Expression of Interest for BRA PIU Community Engagement Officer 2.”

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.  

Contact: Email: recruitment@bra.gov.so, cc: eokwach@yahoo.com

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