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 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 project is notably responsible for:
- Contributing to the effective implementation of the NDP / CAS through the provision of adhoc, targeted & complementary support.
The project aims to:
- To support the work on the inclusive politics agenda including security & justice, federalization, the constitutional architecture & democratization through elections.
- Contribute to the articulation & implementation of the key political & development policy processes & the facilitation of effective relations of the federal & state govt’s with the relevant aid coordination structures by liaising between the Somali authorities & principal international partners.
Results to be achieved by the non key expert:
- Provision of sound advice to the Somali authorities & principal international partners the on political & security dynamics within Somalia & in relation with its neighbours to inform decision making.
- Provision of sound advice & context background to inform programmatic action by operations sections.
- Contribute to advocacy & advance aid strategic interests in Somalia with federal, state stakeholders, international & regional partners.
Under the direction of the Project Manager the non key expert will support the project in:
- Ensuring regular, meaningful contact with the local authorities & concerned implementing partners at field level.
- Ensuring continuous & appropriate flow of information regarding donor funded projects & programs, issues related to project implementation & relevant political, security & socioeconomic related developments.
- Communicating routinely with the Project Manager to ensure follow up to issues arising from project monitoring & quality control.
- Promoting & supporting coordination mechanisms among implementing partners, UN agencies & other organisations operating in the area of reference.
- Reporting on the local policy framework & on aid priorities, strategy, approaches & guiding principles vis-à-vis cooperating partners.
- Providing timely information, notably through, flash reports & monthly reports.
- Providing logistical support & information to operations staff visiting Somalia.
- Facilitating visibility of aid funded interventions & reporting on perception on the ground & progress when requested to do so for specific projects or programs.
Under the direction of the Project Manager the non key expert will:
- Report to the principal international partners on deliberations held with the Somali authorities.
- In consultation with the relevant aid coordination structures, inform Somali authorities on political priorities & approaches, in view of donor sensitivities & positions.
- Monitor, analyse & report regularly on internal & regional political & security developments, including centre periphery relations & maintain broad network of contacts with Somali, regional & international interlocutors. This shall include processes related to the democratisation agenda, both at federal & decentralised level, the constitutional review process, state formation & federalism & the security agenda.
- Provide advice & context background to operations sections in order to frame & inform the provision of aid assistance to Somalia & the design of programmatic action.
- Regular interaction with interlocutors within the Somali political, security, civil society & private sector establishment, notably the Presidency, the Prime Minister Office as well as Council of Ministers, Parliamentary leadership, House Committees, State Leadership & with key partners within the International Community.
- Facilitate the exchange between the various donors & Somali actors, through substantive contributions & guidance.
- The consultant will be based in Nairobi & Mogadishu. Travelling outside of the bases will have to be justified & approved by the Project Manager.
- The consultant will perform other tasks as requested by the Project Manager.
- The consultant will work in collaboration with the Project Manager, but under the guidance of the principal international partners.
- The consultant will be expected to produce regular political & policy updates whenever significant developments take place.
- The scope of these updates will be adjusted to the context.
- Significant political & policy developments should result in a thorough written analysis.
- Such updates may be upon the initiative of the consultant, or in response to a request by the contracting authority.
- In addition, there must be a final report at the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.
- The draft final report must be submitted at least one month before the end of the period of implementation of the tasks.
- This role does not have any team management responsibility.
- Minimum of 10 year of experience in Africa (essential).
- The indicative profiles of the non-key expert for this contract are as follows:
- The consultant should have an in-depth knowledge of political dynamics in Somalia & should be intimately familiar with the role of the international actors in this context & the aid architecture that underpins this engagement.
- The consultant should hold, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, History, Economics or any related field, or equivalent. Any further academic studies in the field of International Relations would be an asset.
- S / He should have at least 10 years’ experience in supporting transitional political & development processes in the Somali context. S / He must have demonstrated intimate knowledge of the donors’ tools & instruments in the development, political & security area. S / He should have worked for an international organisation or diplomatic mission for at least 5 years & must be able to work in a multicultural environment.
- The consultant should be a Somali speaker with excellent knowledge of written & spoken English.
- The expert must have impeccable references.
Facilities to be provided by the contracting authority & / or other parties:
- The consultant will be responsible to foresee in his / her own accommodation & means of transport & security.
- The duty of care rests with the consultant.
- The consultant may avail of the facilities of the EU flight (under incidental expenditure), free of charge.
- This does not however constitute an entitlement.
- Somalia. The consultant will be based in Nairobi & in Mogadishu.
- The consultant will travel to other parts of Somalia, as appropriate & upon written authorization by the Project Manager.
Start date & period of implementation:
- The intended start date is 15th December 2019 & the period of implementation of the contract will be until 14th July 2020.
- His / Her timesheets will need to be duly approved by the Project Manager at the end of each working month.