UNDP Somalia’s programme in development is comprised of four main portfolios; Effective Institutions and Economic Development; Inclusive Politics; Resilience and Climate Change; and Rule of Law. The implementation of the programme is supported by Area Offices that have been established by UNDP in Garowe for Puntland and in Hargeisa for Somaliland.
The Head of Area Office performs designated functions under the overall and direct supervision of the Resident Representative in a matrix management with the Deputy Resident Representative for Programme – for programmatic and strategic portfolio management responsibilities and the Deputy Resident Representative for Operations for operations and common services responsibilities.
The results of the work of the Head of Area Office greatly affects the standing and reputation of the UNDP in Somaliland. When requested by the Resident Representative, the Head of Area Office represents UNDP in national and international forums, liaises with external clients and a broad range of constituencies and UNDP counterparts in the Government, local and international media, civil society as well as counterparts from other international organizations. Within delegated authority, the Head of Area Office acts as the overseer of UNDP’s programme in Somaliland, maintaining a coherent dialogue between all parties involved, supporting timely and effective delivery of the UNDP Programme, and providing a proactive response by UNDP to changes in the programming and operational environment.
Area Office Management
Representation and coordination
Programme Development, Strategic Analysis, Planning and Advice
Coordination of Programme Implementation
Gender and institutional development
Fluency in English and Somali
Other official language of the UN will be desirable.
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