Somalia: Planning and SDG Consultant

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017


Vacancy reference no.:



Planning and SDG Consultant

Place of performance:

Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract duration:

up to 5 months (@12days/month)

Starting date:



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.


Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation (MOPIC) with our client’s support has completed developing a new National Development Plan (NDP), the first in a period of 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process while engaging sectoral ministries of the Federal Government, Puntland and the Emerging Federal States, civil society, parliament and academia as well as the international development partners. The plan sets up priorities for Somalia for the period 2017-2019 and embeds Sustainable Development Goals, adapting them to the national context.


Role objective:

The National Development Plan has four keys interrelated objectives:

§ Articulate Government development priorities: to set out a clear vision for Somalia’s security, social and economic development priorities. In addition, to define the key state building and peace building priorities including democratic governance and align with the SGDs as much as possible.

§ Provide a structure for resource allocation and management: to guide the NDP priorities within the annual budget allocations in 2017 and beyond

§ Guide Development Partner support within the defined FGS priorities in the coming three years: in terms of structure and well defined funding priorities, whilst ensuring FGS leadership of the development agenda and existing and new development Trust Funds.

§ Serve as an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy for Somalia that is aligned with the global SDG initiative. The Plan also meets Somalia’s on-going commitments as set out in the Somalia Compact as reprioritized within the NDP.

§ The Federal Member States have developed or are in the process to develop their state level development plans, mostly aligned to the (draft) NDP. Also on state level, the Ministries of Planning are in the lead for these processes.

The mainstreaming of the SDGs into the NDP and the state development plans is reasonable but open for further improvement. In a parallel effort, the project will support the M&E and statistics capacities of the Federal and State ministries to allow measurement of progress. Where for the first time in over 30 years, development planning takes serious advances in Somalia, The project seeks to hire a Planning and SDG consultant to support in the development of an implementation plan related to the NDP and State Development Plans and to streamline the support to the federal and state governments.

Expected output:

The Consultant is expected to support the MOPICs on Federal and State level in the achievement of the following results:

Development Planning:

• Developing an Implementation Plan for the NDP

§ Review the Logical Frameworks of the pans and translate them into annual deliverables and associate this with the implementation arrangements.

§ Review baselines, targets, and data sources for all output and impact indicators that are currently included in the NDP – in close coordination with the M&E advisor.

§ Review and articulate the institutional structures to coordinate and stimulate coherence between the different plans (federal and state level);

§ Ensure strengthened FMS ownership of the NDP and state implementation Plans.

§ Support the alignment of sector ministry policy and strategy documents with NDP and state development plans

SDG Mainstreaming:

§ Develop and implement an approach to stimulate awareness of SDG on federal and state level

§ Develop and implement an approach to ensure solid mainstreaming of the SDG within the NDP and state development plans

§ Develop and implement an approach to allow appropriate measurement and reporting on the SDGs


§ An inception report defining the approach, methodology and timelines for the execution of this assignment

§ A completed set of implementation plans for the NDP and the state development plans

§ Properly articulated institutional coordination arrangements.

§ A consolidated and coherent approach for SDG mainstreaming as well as measurement and reporting framework.

§ Develop Strategic Plans for emerging state (Hiran Shabelle) in line with the NDP

§ Develop Implementation and monitoring framework of Strategic Plans of the emerging states (Jubaland, ISWA, Galmududg and HirShabelle)

§ The consultant is expected to report formally back to the project as follows:

§ Inception report –1 week after the start of the assignment, including initial deployment plan

§ Monthly progress reports or earlier as appropriate

Project reporting:

This position will be reporting to the key functions:

§ Capacity Development – Programme Manager

§ Team Leader – Strengthening Institutional Performance

§ Team Leader -State Formation

Team management:

§ The position does not have team management responsibilities,



§ Master’s degree in Planning, Economics, Public Administration, Social Sciences or any other related discipline.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Public Administration experience and/or minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Social Development experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 6 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English (essential) and Somali (desirable).

Key competencies:

Corporate Competencies:

§ Demonstrates commitment to project’s mission, vision and values.

§ Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:


§ Mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations;

§ Planning and organizing

§ Effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner;

§ Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work;

§ Ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent activities

§ Teamwork and respect for diversity

§ Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;

§ Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

Leadership and Self-Management

§ Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback

§ Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

§ Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure

§ Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Other relevant information:

§ At least 10 years of experience in supporting national governments in the elaboration of national and sub-national development plans;

§ Demonstrated technical experience in one or more of the following areas:

§ Implementation arrangements for development plans

§ Participatory coordination methodologies

§ Institutional Development, preferably in a post-conflict setting;

§ Solid document drafting skills;

§ Sound organizational skills to support the organization of extensive outreach/consultation efforts, preferably in a post-conflict setting.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0492. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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