Somalia: Policy Advisor

Organization: CTG Global
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 13 Feb 2017


Vacancy reference no.:



Policy Advisor

Place of performance:

Mogadishu, Somalia

Contract duration:

up to 2 months (@26days/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.


Somalia is rebuilding its key financial and regulator institutions that have been left dormant for the best part of two decades. Fragile institutional capacity, complex politics, and a challenging security situation have complicated the country’s economic reconstruction. With continued support from the international community and key donors, the Federal Government of Somalia has initiated significant reforms to lay the groundwork for the country’s economic reconstruction. To help Somalia’s economic restoration efforts and establishment of a record on policy and reform implementation, the Ministry of Finance is working to institute systems and processes to build confidence and structure into the Somalia Federal Government relating to financial management.


Under the overall supervision from the Head of the Strategic Unit at the MoF, the Advisor will seek to assist the Unit and the Ministry as a whole in advancing and coordinating all activity relating to Staff Monitoring Programme (SMP), Public Finance Management (PFM) and Security Sector Payroll reform principles/programmes/processes and any other activity related Strategic Unit. The Advisor will support the Unit on its mandate and functions to deliver the design of policy and programmes that will support the Units priorities. The advisor will also assist the Head of the Unit in leading and closely coordinating with other FGS institutions, regional authorities and international stakeholders and partners to ensure coordinated support and implementation.

The advisor will also have a reporting role to CTG in order to deliver functions related to World Bank policy dialogue with the Ministry of Finance (see below).


Role objective:

§ Fostering collaboration between Strategic Unit and appropriate Ministries and partner nations under the guidance of the Unit Head to help facilitate larger policy strategies and national objectives.

§ Foster collaboration and facilitate dialogue between World Bank teams and the Ministry of Finance.

§ Work to help coordinate delivery of current programmes such as SMP, PFM, and Security Sector Payroll reform and the monitoring of said programs.

§ Support the delivery of inputs from the Ministry of Finance to the PLR and the SCD.

§ Support strategic planning and policy decisions on effective execution and coordination of donor funded activities.

§ Support the continuity of policy dialogue throughout the administrative transition with the World Bank and other partners.

§ Supporting the implementation Unit related MoF priorities and mandate.

§ Support the Unit with all policy writing activities, reporting and overall performance of current project

§ Improving effectiveness; identifying incompetence in processes and advising solutions and corrections to the Unit head.

§ Takes responsibility for the organization and the preparation of meetings, retreats and workshops related to Unit & World Bank priorities, providing policy advice on design and overall outcome in close coordination with stakeholders and other important partners.

§ Work closely with the FGS institutions, UN agencies, donor representatives for the follow-up and implementation of decisions and recommendations made by the Unit.

§ Provide general management and oversight support to the Strategic Unit, including providing advice and assistance to the Minister to ensure timely and high quality implementation of the Ministry’s mandate.

Expected output:

§ To help facilitate an overarching strategy for the Strategic Unit, with well-defined desired end-states for each priority area and cross-cutting issue.

§ One-year action plans setting out existing and planned activities, roles and responsibilities of different actors, timelines, and existing and required resources;

§ Prioritized list of programs and projects for support by the MoF in support of Units strategy and plans;

§ Monthly reports performance highlighting, progress made, challenges encountered and corrective action proposed;

Project reporting:

§ Office of the Prime Minister.



§ Master’s degree in Economics and Political Science.

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Security Sector Reform experience and/or minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Finance & Accounting experience.

Geographical experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of experience in Africa and/or Africa with local experience in Mogadishu is an advantage.


§ Fluency in English and Somali are essential.

Key competencies:

§ The Performance Learning Review Process (PLR),

§ The Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD)

§ Continuity of Policy dialogue over the period of administrative transition.

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-0505. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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