Somalia: Senior Project Manager Somalia

Organization: Berghof Foundation
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 20 May 2017

Main tasks:

  • Co-manage the overall functioning of the project “Strengthening federalism through conflict transformation: Community (re)conciliation and mediation support in the Somali State of Hirshabelle”
  • Plan and implement project activities on the ground in Somalia
  • Liaise with, and ensure coordination between partner(s), external experts, Somali stakeholders, and international and Somali organisations
  • Carry out, and contribute to, narrative reporting and activity-related financial planning
  • Monitor the political situation in Somalia
  • Take over oversight functions and provide guidance to project assistant(s)

  • MA degree or equivalent in political science, peace and security studies, or related fields

  • Proven expertise and work experience (5 years or more) in the field of reconciliation or mediation

  • Excellent knowledge of and proven work experience in Somalia

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Somali and English

Additional skills:

  • Good networker with the ability to engage with political leadership and civil society actors
  • Empathetic to partners and target groups
  • Ability to work under time-pressure and in quickly changing and demanding situations

How to apply:

The position will be based in Somalia for a period of 24 months.

Application procedure:
Please submit an updated curriculum vitae and a detailed statement about your skills and interests as well as diplomas, certificates and references (letters or contact information) until 15 May 2017 through our online application system at

We look forward to receiving your application!