UNOPS –Somalia Country Office (SOCO) is recruiting this position through an Emergency Recruitment process (EPP).
This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to help shape UNOPS’ efforts to support the expansion of affordable, accountable and effective policing in Somalia.
Somalia is undergoing a significant phase in its political and security development – one that offers opportunities as well as challenges to efforts to secure the foundations of longer-term stabilisation and peace. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012, is set to hold their second landmark Presidential and Parliamentary elections in late 2020/early 2021. Recent high-level political dialogues present some hope for a Somali path to peace. Power relations between the country’s centre and periphery remain at the centre of the Somali crisis, however, and significant questions regarding Somalia’s national security architecture are yet to be adequately negotiated and resolved. Against this backdrop, expansion and development of professional and accountable civilian policing is both a critical precursor to peace-building efforts, and a point of significant political contestation. To that end, Somali authorities have developed a New Policing Model (NPM), which codifies a two-tier federated policing structure.
International funding has been crucial in sustaining the Somali Federal and Federal Member States (FMS) Police in returning a degree of security and rule of law to the country. The continuation and expansion of these efforts are crucial over the coming years. To enable this, the Joint Policing Programme (JPP) supports the Federal and FMS police to implement the country’s two-tier federated New Policing Model (NPM). The JPP takes advantage of the current situational opportunity to enhance collaboration in support of specific and realistic activities aimed at increasing the number of police officers operating across the country and their effectiveness in providing critical basic policing services to communities. By bringing together donor funding for the Police into one programme, the JPP enables the efficient and effective allocation of resources and fosters stronger strategic partnerships between Somali and international actors.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The successful applicant will demonstrate strong programme management experience gained through work on substantial and multi-donor-funded development programmes. The Programme Management Specialist will be experienced working in fragile contexts and with a variety of international donors, ideally in Somalia. She/he demonstrates strong interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills, both with national and international counterparts. Above all, she/he will be proactive, comfortable delivering at pace and very organised.
The Programme Management Specialist will report directly to the Head of Joint Police Programme and form a critical part of the Secretariat team, which includes talented technical, programme and fund management staff.
Programme management support. Ensure effective implementation and performance of the JPP. Establish and oversee systems to monitor timelines, scope and programme delivery rates.
Core Values and Principles:
Understand and respect UNOPS sustainability principles.
Look for ways to embed UNOPS sustainability principles in day to day project management.
Seek opportunities to champion gender equality at the workplace.
Champion and communicate the project’s sustainability aspects with key stakeholders.
Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity.
Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans.
Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff.
Look for ways to build the capacity of local counterparts.
Partnerships and Coordination.
Accountability for results and the use of resources.
Monitoring and Progress Controls
Qualifications and Experience.
B: Work Experience
C: Language Requirements:
Contract type: International Individual Contract Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: IICA 2 /ICS 10
Contract duration: EPP Recruitment under approved duration
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for the Desk Review process/interviews will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Work-Life Harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types.
Mogadishu is a Non-Family Duty Station
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.