Joblink Somalia

Trainee Community Liaison Officer

negotiable Expired 4 years ago
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CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
Responsible for the day to day liaison & community engagement / communications for the program in each sphere of responsibility & reporting directly to the Project Manager.
Role objectives
The Community Liaison Officer shall perform, inter alia, the following duties & responsibilities:
  • Facilitate the smooth liaison between our clients contractors, their staff, local residents, by maintaining regular contact & networking with primarily communities (located within reasonable proximity to construction sites) & other key stakeholders (local govt., BRA PIU team).
  • On the instruction from the Project Manager & Deputy Project Manager, relay instructions & messages to the contractor in a prompt manner.
  • Set up & organize meetings for our client with key stakeholders & or with any other agencies or person if so requested, including organizing meeting spaces.
  • Maintain detailed & accurate record of meetings including agendas, meeting minutes, follow up / action points. Details of meeting held or cancelled should also be maintained.
  • Deliver documents to all the interested parties & similarly receive documents from both external & internal parties,
  • Ensure that follow up of document approvals by concerned authority is done timely, consistently & keep Deputy Project Manager updated as required.
  • Ensure that communities at construction sites are kept abreast of the project developments & communication channels remain open with the communities.
  • Respond to community concerns by ensuring that they are brought to the attention of our client & the Deputy PM / PM & facilitate the process of resolving the issue.
  • Assist our client in the identification of potential implementation problems & bottlenecks with regard to both community & local govt. relationships.
  • Report to the Deputy Project Manager on a daily & weekly basis on community issues & the project’s performance in relation to those issues.
  • Keep up with the weekly & daily developments of the project.
  • Mediate issues between the community members & the project / contractor’s staff.
  • Forward questions about the project from community leaders & residents to appropriate govt. authorities.
  • Communicate community concerns to the Deputy Project Manager & act as a liaison assistant to ensure that our client & other govt. authorities communicate the status of the project to the community & the donor.
  • Attend project board & donor meetings in Mogadishu as required.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Project reporting
The Community Liaison Admin Officer Trainee will report directly to the Project Manager.
Key competencies Qualifications:
– 0 to 2 years’ experience in working with Somali national organizations that are contributing to the reconstruction & development in Somalia is a minimum requirement.
– Experience working with municipalities would be advantageous.
– Project administration experience is a minimum requirement.
– Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Public Administration.

– Strong community liaison, mobilization & negotiation skills required.
– Working knowledge of MS Office applications required.
– Fluent in both oral & written Somali & English.
– Good analytical skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment.
– Strong communications skills & ability to work with a team to achieve organizational goals.
– Good negotiation skills & the ability to bring consensus amongst people.
– Effective report & writing skills essential.

– Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision & direction.
– Capable of working with others in a participatory & capacity building manner.
– Ability to establish & maintain excellent contacts with colleagues, govt. officials, community representatives & contractors.
– Self motivated, versatile & adaptable to different cultures & people.
– Ability to multitask & prioritize work schedules.

Team management
The role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
To be advised.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


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