Overview of position
During the last decade, Somalia, which has been recovering from civil conflict and political instability, was hit twice by severe droughts – one in 2011, and the other in late 2016. According to a poverty and vulnerability analysis in Somalia’s Ninth National Development Plan (NDP-9), poverty is pervasive (or widespread), with the daily income of an average poor Somali being only 71% of the international poverty line of $1.90. Such extreme poverty represents great vulnerability among the majority of Somalis to recurrent shocks such as droughts, floods, displacement, poor health, loss of income or assets.
In October 2017, the World Bank, European Union and the United Nations led by MOPIED initiated an assessment of the drought. Within a timeframe of three months, the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) was conducted. DINA was launched in January 2018, and is a comprehensive assessment of the damages, losses and the needs for recovery that Somalia needs in the medium term. Translating the DINA findings into action, in late 2018, the Government of Somalia developed a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF).
The purpose of the RRF is to enable and inform Somali Government and international partners programming and financing responses to the needs identified in the DINA. In doing so, the RRF which is scheduled over a 3–5-year timeframe, will build on ongoing humanitarian efforts and align with the national development planning process, thereby helping to set Somalia on a trajectory towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It establishes a collective vision and strategy for enabling recovery and resilience building by breaking the vicious cycle of vulnerability and humanitarian crises. Using evidence-based analysis and a bottom-up consensus building methodology, it identifies recovery and resilience building priorities and proposes a financing approach and institutional arrangements by which these can be acted on by the Government of Somalia and its international partners.
The RRF priorities and strategies have been mainstreamed into the NDP-9as policy imperatives that cut across the 4 pillars. This allows national institutions and resilience stakeholders to build consensus around approaches and interventions, which subsequently inform the core principles of resilience.
The guiding principles of the RRF include ensuring short to medium term institutional capacity building to efficiently implement, monitor and evaluate both large scale investments in key sectors and small-scale investments on the community level in a sustainable manner. As a multi-sectoral issue, resilience building requires enhanced collaboration between stakeholders. The establishment of a Resilience Technical Secretariat addresses this
requirement by enhancing institutional stakeholders’ capacity at the federal and member states levels, and is critical to ensuring harmonization amongst the multi-sectoral stakeholders in the resilience sphere.
A key aim of the Resilience Technical Secretariat (RTS) will act as a coordination platform to coordinate and oversee the implementation of resilience programming both national and sub-subnational levels. In this regard, it will also assist the PWG, SDRF Steering Committee and NDC to provide strategic leadership to the RRF in order to ensure that government and partner programming is both aligned with the country’s NDP-9 and recovery and resilience needs. In addition, the secretariat will advise the government and implement agencies on resilience programming in Somalia using the existing national frameworks.
Under the immediate supervision of the Resilience Technical Secretariat Lead (RTS Lead) and the oversight of the Ministry of Planning, Investments and Economic Development (MOPIED) chair, the Resilience Focal Point will be embedded into the FMS Ministries of Planning and will perform the following tasks:
● Represent the Resilience Technical Secretariat at Federal Member State levels
● Create a State level Recovery and Resilience coordination and information sharing platforms
● Mapping of all Recovery and Resilience interventions, projects and geographical areas of
● Identify gaps and overlaps
● Sensitize the DINA/RRF and other resilience initiatives with FMS line ministries, district authorities,
● Communities and implementing agencies
● Participate the prioritization exercises of State level resilience projects and interventions
● Mainstream the Recovery and Resilience into the different NDP9 Pillar Working Groups
● Coordinate the implementations of Recovery and Resilience programs in the Federal Member States
● Convene a Recovery and Resilience stakeholder meetings with help of the State level DG of
● Attend the NDP9 Pillar Working Group meetings when necessary
● Perform any other tasks as required by the Resilience Secretariat Lead
a) Compile monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports as required
- Prepare Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports of the secretariat
- Ability to think critically and strategically in difficult conditions to diplomatically challenge the status quo and encourage shared ownership of outcomes;
- Commitment to ensuring that knowledge transfer and capacity building is central in the work;
- Excellent interpersonal communication, relationship building and networking skills;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a conflict environment; Proven
organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to work in a multicultural team environment
- Essential computer skills in particular competency in the use of Windows MS Office programs
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
- Results-driven and initiative-taking behavior
- Ability to plan and organize work and establish priorities
- Remains calm and in control even under pressure, and consistently approaches work with energy
and a positive and constructive attitude
- Informed, sound, and transparent decision-making skills
- Meet deadlines with minimum supervision
Orientation and Communication
- Good interpersonal and networking skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations colleagues and seniors
- Supports and encourages open communication in the team and facilitates team work
- Ability to work under minimum supervision
- Ability to work with multiple stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines and fields, from both Resilience Technical Secretariat at the FGS level, other Focal Points from different Federal Member States
- Professionalism: Ability to conduct data analysis using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings and overall responsibilities.
- Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time
This role does not have team management responsibility.
● Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with the Somalia DINA is a requirement
● A minimum of 6 years of experience in planning, project management, coordination of programs in
post conflict areas and other relevant fields
● Experience in the following thematic areas: National Development Plan of Somalia, Disaster Risk
Reduction, Strategic Planning in Post Conflict Countries
● Knowledge of the context, social, economic and political environment of Somalia
● Proven networking and coordination experience
● A Master's Degree in international relations, development studies, public administration, project management, economics, business administration or related fields.
● Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years of experience in lieu of Master’s Degree5. Language Requirements
● Proficiency in Somali is critical
● Proficiency in written and spoken English is critical