Title: Community Liaison Officer


Duration of the assignment:  6 months with possibility of extension.




Supervisor:  Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs


Closing date: Sunday 24 of July2016



Title: Community Liaison Officer


Duration of the assignment:  6 months with possibility of extension.




Supervisor:  Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs


Closing date: Sunday 24 of July2016


The Somalia National Army (SNA) forces and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have renewed offensives to retake control of the territory from Al-Shabaab.  To date, the offensives have recovered 16 districts in Bakol, Gedo Hiran MiddleShabelle, Lower Shabelle, Bay and Galgadud, Regions. In parallel, the government developed and presented a strategy for stabilization, focusing on the establishment of administrations, initiating the process of dialogue and reconciliation and addressing immediate needs in each location. The government strategy envisages a gradual process for the establishment of temporary administrations and law enforcement that will be followed by the establishment of interim and finally permanent local councils and administrations. Fundamental to this process is the strong coordination and links of the districts to the Ministry of Interior& Federal Affairs.

The Community Liaison Officer has been delegated the responsibility for achievement of the project results. Within agreed constraints in work plan, the Community Liaison Officer is accountable for the delivery of project activities and the achievement of project outputs in her / his assigned district(s).

He/she will work under the direction of the aforementioned Project Manager and support the team in the locations of operation.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Community Liaison Officer would be responsible for undertaking the following specific tasks:

–          Day to day liaison with the Ministry of Interior teams and their counterparts of the project at national and local level and programme team at UNDP to support effective implementation of the various activities under the project;

–          Facilitate the smooth implementation of project activities in on the ground;

–          Collect information, data and documents relevant to specific activities, from various partners and under the guidance of the project experts, undertake relevant analysis of data;

–          Develop and maintain good contacts with, local representatives of locally based UN organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations, resource persons and the media regarding project activities;

–          Provide support in organizing meetings and consultation workshops under the project and support the project team in undertaking documentation and capturing the proceedings of the meetings;

–          Maintain a monthly work calendar and activity planaccording to the project and undertake necessary follow-up actions as assigned;

–          Prepare a biweekly reports on the status on the ground and deliver all necessary financial and operational revisions and reports;

–          Any other task assigned by the Project Team.

–          Ensure continuous communication between the MoIFAin Mogadishu and the relevant district authorities; organizing weekly information sharing meetings;

–          Providing regular weekly updates on on-going activities for the MoIFA


Line Management and Reporting
The Community Liaison Officer will work under the overall supervision of Project Manager


–          Minimum 3 years relevant experience working in local governanceor civil society (CSO) at the national or international level, is required; Proven track record of successfully assuming responsibilities of similar size and complexity;

–          Technical expertise in communications, social cohesion, peace building

–          Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel) and good knowledge of spread sheet and creating databases;

–          Experience in working with the Government and/or the United Nationsis desirable;

–          Demonstrated experience working with multiple groups, such as multiple CSOs, government departments and donors;

–          Experience working with the media;

–          Fluent in Somali & English;

–          Candidate should reside in the district he/she wants to work at least for one year;

–          Female candidates encouraged to apply;



To apply please send your updated CV and covering letter to hr.s2s.moifa@gmail.comor more details please contact the email above. Closing date Sunday 24July 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. FEMALE APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED, PLEASE WRITE THE DISTRICT YOU ARE APPLYING TO AT THE TOP OF YOUR APPLICATION




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