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The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) has a vacancy in Mogadishu, Somalia for the position of Programme Officer – EU Funded Project.

EISA offers a competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience. EISA is a continental not for profit organisation located in Johannesburg, South Africa with field offices in Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Mozambique, Madagascar,Niger, Somalia, and Zimbabwe and a regional office in Abidjan. EISA has continental and sub-regional programmes. EISA strives for excellence in the promotion of credible elections, citizen participation and the strengthening of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa.

Reporting to the Country Director Somalia, the Programme Officer will be required to:

Key tasks and responsibilities

Conceptualise and draft project proposals and concept notes under the guidance of the Country Director Draft and prepare programme, donor and Board reports under the guidance of the Country Director

Conduct and manage research related to the programme and related issues

Contribute to designing, planning and conceptualisation of conferences, workshops, seminars and related EISA events in Somalia

Maintain ongoing interaction and relationships with EISA core partners Prepare project budgets and track expenditure of these budgets

Facilitate workshops and seminars as requested Assist with coordinating events as requested

Contribute to the growth of EISA’s work and identify new work opportunities in Somalia


Attend and represent EISA at meetings, conferences and events when requested by the Country Director that relate to the work of EISA

Any other work required by the Country Director, Somalia


Job Specification


A Masters’ Degree in Social or Political Sciences, Administration, International Relations, International Development or another relevant discipline. A relevant Bachelors’ degree with adequate relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a Masters’ Degree


At least 5 years’ experience in governance (civic education, public participation, support to national institutions). Experience in election related matters an advantage

Ability to communicate and write

Experience in proposal and report writing Experience in managing budgets

Experience in project management Experience in research

Experience in using excel

Knowledge and Skills

Good communication skills

Good team management skills Sound financial skills

Good writing skills

Decision making and problem solving Conflict management skills

Computer literacy


Fluency in English and Somali

Personal specifications

Dynamic team player Observant

Adaptable to different working environments and conditions Ability to make quick decisions and take initiative

Able to relate to people

Willingness to travel internationally

Applications with relevant CV and references should be sent to Ms Ange Marie Njimbere at ange@eisa.org by not later than 27th November, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Position open to Somalis and women are encouraged to apply. EISA reserves the right not to appoint.

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