Somalia: NAO Specialist

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The strategic objective or outcome is to support the Federal Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) with: the development of strengthened systems, processes and capabilities of the Governments to deliver on New Deal Compact, particularly use of national systems – the NAO Office.

The output of the assignment is as follows:

The NAO office is formally established within the MOPIC as a dedicated organizational entity, an appropriate set of procedures and work-process descriptions, staff establishment, capacity building, and integrated in the Ministry’s budget from 2017 onwards;

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The Consultant is expected to support the MOPIC in the achievement of the following results:

Output 1: The NAO office is formally established within the MOPIC as a dedicated organizational entity, an appropriate set of procedures and work-process descriptions, staff establishment and capacity building, and integrated in the Ministry’s budget from 2017 onwards.

The project will support the MOPIC to develop the NAO Office as a professional unit capable of discharging the functions. Through the present project the following will be developed:

• The organisational structure of the unit, integrated in the MOPIC overall structure

• An appropriate set of (internal) procedures and work-process descriptions

• The required staffing establishment

• Budget requirements for integration in the 2017 MOPIC budget.

• Support MoPIC (future NAO) to establish coordination and sharing of information with line ministries, agencies , regional administrations and Non State Actors

• Strengthen the overall capacity of the MoPIC through staff on-job training, mentoring and technical support

Expected output:

Deliverables:

• The organisational structure of the unit, integrated in the MOPIC overall structure

• An appropriate set of (internal) procedures and work-process descriptions

• The required staffing establishment

• Training set-up for the NAO Staff

• Training implemented as per training set-up

• Budget requirements for integration in the 2017 MOPIC budget.

• Coordination mechanism with concerned ministries, agencies , NSAs and regional administrations

Project reporting:

The consultant is expected to report formally back to the UNDP as follows:

• Inception report –2 weeks after the start of the assignment, including initial deployment plan

• Quarterly progress reports as follows within one week after the end of each quarter, including detailed deployment plan for the next period.

Team management:

Years of Experience:

At least 10 years of experience in supporting national governments in the establishment and development of the National Authorizing Office Function;

Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • EU EDF procedures
  • NAO regulations
  • At least 7 years of Capacity building of NAO office staff members
  • Solid document drafting skills;

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Accountability

  • Mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations;

Planning and organizing

  • Effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent activities

Teamwork and respect for diversity

  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Language Requirements:

  • English is the working language for this assignment.
  • Knowledge of Somali is an added advantage.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

Master degree preferably in Financial Management, Public Sector Management, Institutional development, European Studies or any other related discipline and or Bachelor’s degree in a related subject with additional years’ experience.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Finance & Accounting experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 2 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English is essential, fluency in Somali is an advantage.

Key competencies:

Academic Qualifications:

Other relevant information:

  • The total number of working days foreseen for this assignment is a maximum of 100 working days, final working day 15 December 2016.
  • However, the detailed deployment strategy is to be developed on an incremental basis in line with the work-load as it arises. The assignment is contingent on the security situation, the security situation is volatile and last-minute adaptations to the programme may emerge

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here ). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0141. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The strategic objective or outcome is to support the Federal Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) with: the development of strengthened systems, processes and capabilities of the Governments to deliver on New Deal Compact, particularly use of national systems – the NAO Office.

The output of the assignment is as follows:

The NAO office is formally established within the MOPIC as a dedicated organizational entity, an appropriate set of procedures and work-process descriptions, staff establishment, capacity building, and integrated in the Ministry’s budget from 2017 onwards;

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The Consultant is expected to support the MOPIC in the achievement of the following results:

Output 1: The NAO office is formally established within the MOPIC as a dedicated organizational entity, an appropriate set of procedures and work-process descriptions, staff establishment and capacity building, and integrated in the Ministry’s budget from 2017 onwards.

The project will support the MOPIC to develop the NAO Office as a professional unit capable of discharging the functions. Through the present project the following will be developed:

• The organisational structure of the unit, integrated in the MOPIC overall structure

• An appropriate set of (internal) procedures and work-process descriptions

• The required staffing establishment

• Budget requirements for integration in the 2017 MOPIC budget.

• Support MoPIC (future NAO) to establish coordination and sharing of information with line ministries, agencies , regional administrations and Non State Actors

• Strengthen the overall capacity of the MoPIC through staff on-job training, mentoring and technical support

Expected output:

Deliverables:

• The organisational structure of the unit, integrated in the MOPIC overall structure

• An appropriate set of (internal) procedures and work-process descriptions

• The required staffing establishment

• Training set-up for the NAO Staff

• Training implemented as per training set-up

• Budget requirements for integration in the 2017 MOPIC budget.

• Coordination mechanism with concerned ministries, agencies , NSAs and regional administrations

Project reporting:

The consultant is expected to report formally back to the UNDP as follows:

• Inception report –2 weeks after the start of the assignment, including initial deployment plan

• Quarterly progress reports as follows within one week after the end of each quarter, including detailed deployment plan for the next period.

Team management:

Years of Experience:

At least 10 years of experience in supporting national governments in the establishment and development of the National Authorizing Office Function;

Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • EU EDF procedures
  • NAO regulations
  • At least 7 years of Capacity building of NAO office staff members
  • Solid document drafting skills;

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Accountability

  • Mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations;

Planning and organizing

  • Effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent activities

Teamwork and respect for diversity

  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Language Requirements:

  • English is the working language for this assignment.
  • Knowledge of Somali is an added advantage.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

Master degree preferably in Financial Management, Public Sector Management, Institutional development, European Studies or any other related discipline and or Bachelor’s degree in a related subject with additional years’ experience.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Finance & Accounting experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 2 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.

Languages:

§ Fluency in English is essential, fluency in Somali is an advantage.

Key competencies:

Academic Qualifications:

Other relevant information:

  • The total number of working days foreseen for this assignment is a maximum of 100 working days, final working day 15 December 2016.
  • However, the detailed deployment strategy is to be developed on an incremental basis in line with the work-load as it arises. The assignment is contingent on the security situation, the security situation is volatile and last-minute adaptations to the programme may emerge

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