Somalia: Principal Advisor

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


Vacancy reference no.:



Principal 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.


The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is responsible for directing the day to day government businesses, overseeing the overall government performance, Inter-Ministerial policy and strategic planning, coordination, streamlining government institutions, Somali Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF), government reforms, monitoring ad evaluating government policies and programs. In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister is the acting Prime Minister in the absence of the Prime Minister and oversees special assignment as delegated by the Prime Minister.

The National Development Plan recognizes that strong attention needs to be paid to public sector management of the government, in the coming three years. This requires a solid approach of reforms and strong coordination between the various government institutions.

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister therefore chairs several high level committees to oversee sectorial reforms and at both the federal level and state level


Role objective:

The objective of the Principal Advisor’s position is: to provide technical policy support to the DPM as well as the Office of the Prime Minister on government reforms and coordinating key issues under the DPM’s portfolios, including but not limited to youth employment, financial governance, stabilization as well as supporting some key high level committees under the DPM’s chairmanship. He/She provides through timely and accurate analyses related to major public sector polices and strategies with the aim of delivering government priorities

Expected output:

The specific roles and responsibilities of the principal position are:

§ Serves as Technical Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister on issues relating to public reforms

§ Serves as the Focal Point for the development and coordination of the DPM’s portfolios

§ Provides technical advice on issues relating to cabinet committees and coordination on public sector management;

§ Writes notes, papers, and reports as required.

Coordination Functions:

§ Ensures an appropriate coordination mechanism is functioning across government institutions, in close cooperation with relevant ministries.

§ Support the dialogue between World Bank and the DPM’s office

§ Acts a Focal Point for and play a facilitation and liaison role to coordinate cross-government inputs to key World Bank processes including the Performance Learning Review (PLR), the Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) and other key areas of policy dialogue.

Project reporting:

§ Deputy Prime Minister.



§ Master’s degree in in Public Administration, Financial Management, Economics, or any other relevant field..

Work experience:

§ Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Public Administration 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:

§ Experience undertaking advisory work on public policy in central government, preferably office of prime minister, including change management/reform processes.

§ Strong background in financial management, with at least 4 years’ experience in financial services sector, including conducting analysis

§ Good judgment in dealing with complex and sensitive policy issues and ability to build relationships and partnerships with multiple and diverse actors.

§ Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to persuasively communicate technical concepts

§ Ability to conceptualize problems and to identify and implement solutions expeditiously.

§ High level of computer literacy using the Microsoft Office suite of products.

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-0506. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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