Somalia: Program Assistant – Business Development

Overview of CTG:

  • 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 can 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.


  • IOM is seeking an experienced Business Development Officer who will provide on a full-time biases business skills/management to Baidoa center beneficiaries & engage the business community in Baidoa.
  • The position sits within the Federal Govt. of Somalia’s National Program for the Treatment & Handling of Disengaged Combatants & is managed by South West Ministry of Internal Security & IOM with dual reporting requirements.
  • This contract receives day to day & week to week oversight from the line manager & other staff. Overall contract performance management is jointly monitored & evaluated by IOM & govt. partner. IOM will undertake contracting obligations & remuneration in close collaboration with South West Ministry of Internal Security.

Role objective:

In collaboration with the IOM Youth/Livelihoods Project Officer & govt. actors the Business Development Officer will work full time as per Somali Labor Laws, performing the below duties & responsibilities:

  • Develop basic business management curriculum & lead training courses in Baidoa Rehabilitation Center.
  • Support beneficiaries in identifying business opportunities & help them develop individualized business plans for business start-up.
  • Prepare beneficiaries to face life positively with self-confidence & independence.
  • Network to identify & form partnerships with potential business owners who are willing to employ graduates from the center.
  • Identify internship & apprenticeship opportunities for beneficiaries through liaising with local employers & business owner.
  • Provide beneficiaries access to business information resources through efficient & well guided systems.
  • Organize workshops/awareness raising initiatives, specifically targeting business community for the purpose of educating them about defectors & the importance of reintegrating them into the community.
  • Work closely with the reintegration committee & support them while engaging the business community.
  • Develop & prepare other appropriate training materials for efficient & effective delivery of business skills.
  • Carry out any additional responsibilities appropriate to the position.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to IOM/SWS.

Team management:

  • This role does not have any team management responsibility.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa (essential).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Business Management or a related field from an accredited academic institution.


  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in business skills training specifically working with At Risk Youth.
  • Previous experience in engaging private sector in Somalia highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing training material & curriculum development.
  • Experience in teaching learners with diverse needs.
  • Experience working in Baidoa is highly preferred.
  • Previous work experience in one or more of the following thematic areas a distinct advantage: DDR, PVE & CVE.

Knowledge & Understanding:

  • Practical understanding of effective teaching & learning strategies.
  • Theoretical understanding of effective business plan development & training strategies.
  • Understanding of the role of the library as an information center.
  • Understanding how the library can support the curriculum.


  • Computer literate in MS office applications Word, Excel, Outlook & Database applications.
  • Previous experience working with youth at risk &/or the return & reintegration at risk groups a considerable advantage.


  • Fluent in Somali & English.
  • Fluency in Mai is desirable.


  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for action & manages constructive criticism.
  • Client Orientation: always maintains high customer service standards.
  • Performance Management: Identifies ways & implements actions to improve performance of self & others.
  • Professionalism: Displays mastery of the always profession & conducts oneself in a professional manner.
  • Teamwork: Contributes to a collegial team environment.

Other relevant information:

  • Internals of the organization & NMS candidates, as well as external female candidates, will be considered as first tier candidates. This vacancy is also open to second tier candidates.
  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements & security clearances.
  • Candidates interested in applying for this role need to do so on or before 16.4.2019.

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