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Project Coordinator – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Position title Project Coordinator – Hargeisa, Somaliland
Place of performance Hargeisa, Somaliland
Apply by 28/02/2021
Start date 01/03/2021
Duration up to 5 months (@21.75days/month)
Qualification Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Political & / or Social Sciences, International Relations or other relevant discipline with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience..
Sector experience Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Political Reform experience.
Geographical experience Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (essential).
Language Fluency in English and Somali are essential.

Job description

CTG Overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
  • Our client is an operational arm of the UN, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian & development projects around the world. They support their partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness & sustainability of peace building, humanitarian & development projects. Mandated as a central resource of the UN, our client provides sustainable project management, procurement & infrastructure services to a wide range of govt’s., donors & UN organizations.
  • With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, our client offers its partners the logistical, technical & management knowledge they need, wherever they need it. A flexible structure & global reach mean that the organization can quickly respond to partners’ needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. Our client in Somalia is a good example of where they can be increasingly involved in complex implementation in areas of peace & security with multi million dollar projects to support police development & justice involving countless stakeholders in a hugely complex & politically charged environment.
  • The Project Coordinator reports to the Senior Project Manager who provides broad supervision & guidance. The role is responsible for supporting the Senior Project Manager with coordinating & liaising with Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) counterparts & working group focal points on all NEC related matters. The Project Coordinator will also work closely with the NEC in providing support to deliver the combined parliamentary & local elections. S / He will maintain a close eye on the political & technical developments, identify probable issues that may need the Senior Project Managers attention, support in problem analysis & solution identification as necessary, coordinate resolution as per action items assigned & prepare reports as needed.
Role objectives
  • Coordinate & organize meetings between team members, EU & govt. as appropriate.
  • Prepare, record, circulate & archive minutes as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the dissemination & sharing of best practices & lessons learned for planning & knowledge building.
  • Communicate with team members to ensure optimal strategy & maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all members of the teams up to date with the current political & election processes in Somaliland.
  • Facilitate dialogue among our client & NEC counterparts to support the national efforts to implement the national election agenda & identify critical areas of targeted support.
  • Manage the information flows between our client & the NEC.
  • Regularly monitor & analyse the political, social & economic situation & related election developments, to identify potential implications & opportunities.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with counterparts in country & other project partners to ensure successful implementation.
  • Liaise with key personnel of project partners to ensure adequate & timely technical inputs to the project.
Project reporting

The Project Coordinator reports to the Senior Project Manager who provides broad supervision & guidance.

Key competencies – Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political & / or Social Sciences, International Relations or other relevant discipline with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience.
– A minimum of 5 years relevant & progressive professional experience, specifically in the field of political affairs & elections with focus on monitoring, reporting, development & coordination is required.
– A proven track record with at least 3 years’ experience in coordination is an asset.
– Relevant experience working in developing / post conflict countries is an asset.
– Work experience in the East Africa region is desirable.
– Fluency in written & spoken English & Somali languages is required.
– Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision & direction.
– Capable of working with others in a participatory & capacity building manner.
Team management
This role has no team management responsibility.
Further information

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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