Somalia: Public Private Engagement Consultant

Organization: Government of Somalia
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

  • I. General Information

Title of Consultancy: Public Private Engagement Consultant

Type of Contract: Individual Contract

Duration of the assignment: 2 Months

Duty station: Baidoa

Supervisor: DG /Minister MOI

II.Organizational Context

Following succession of political turmoil over the last 25+ years in the country, Somalia is working towards a political, economic, and administrative revival. In parallel to the political changes that took place after the Transition Phase followed by the establishment of federal member states Somalia Government and recently ratified National development Plan with the years national focus plans and sections laid out for interventions, formation of strong and representative local government tops in the strategic priorities toward stable and sustainable Somalia’s governance

In line with this strategic direction of NDP, the Ministry of Interior, South West with support from the the International Labour Organisation under the Joint Programme on Local Governance strives to adopt an integrated approach linking public private engagement with improved local governance & service delivery with the aim of contributing to confidence, accountability, peace building and local development in South West state.

The engagement of the business community on matters of local governance is critical, this ensures state and local governments create an enabling environment for business growth which in turn promotes local development. The Ministry of Interior, South West is seeking to recruit a public private engagement consultant to facilitate an effective coordination of public private dialogue between private sector, civil society and state/local administration representatives and development of engagement strategies through a participatory and consultative approach enhancing community ownership.

II. Objectives of the assignment

The overall objective of this assignment is to further contribute towards the development of an effective public private engagement and a business enabling environment for local development and economic opportunities

III. Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Consult with all stakeholders to ascertain capacity inside state, private sector, Chamber of Commerce and other relevant associations.

  2. Facilitate public private dialogue and interactive engagement between key stakeholders on providing enabling environment to small business actors

  3. Provide technical partnership and economic development advise and consultation to ministry of interior and local government and other key stakeholders

  4. With the help of MOI, establish inclusive and representative Public private dialogue Forum for South West Satate of Somalia.

  5. Act as liaison person between local government, state government, private sector and CSO groups discussions and engagement

  6. Work closely with other local national and international, public and private partners In South West Satate of Somalia.

  7. Document, record and maintain public private engagement meetings and Identify opportunities for community economic development

  8. Organize training workshops and meetings for private sector, MOI and other stakeholders to reinforce the professional capabilities of relevant public, CSO and private officials.

  9. Prepare periodic reports, progress updates and submit to MOI, ILO and other interested stakeholders

  10. Supervise monitoring and evaluation activities, documenting experiences, lessons learned and emerging good practices.

IV: Deliverables

  1. Organize, coordinate and facilitate two public private dialogues for South West private sector, civil society and representatives of state & Local governments
  2. Formation of public private engagement forum that facilitate negotiations and collaboration of private sector and local governments

V: Qualifications and Competencies

Level of Education: A University Master’s degree in any of the relevant disciplines including: Economics, Development study, commerce, accounting, law, business or finance with additional relevant trainings in economics;

Work Experience: A good knowledge of Somalia economic context and more specifically the federal member states’ local economy. At least 7+ years of work experience on local governance and engagement of the private sector. A good knowledge in application of computers and software such as Internet, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. Previous experience of working in similar or related assignment highly preferred.

General Skills / Other Competencies:

· Excellent communication and presentation skills, analytical and interpersonal abilities;

· Ability to operate as part of a team, but also independently;

· Ability to identify innovative approaches to problems in a challenging environment;

· Computer proficiency with high level of familiarity with commonly used packages like MS office;

· Good understanding and proven record of analytical work on public service reform and policy, government planning and budgeting processes (e.g., public expenditure management, government accounting system, among others), participatory local governance, community participation, and capacity building;

Languages needed:

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Somali

How to apply:

VI. Application

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

Please send your curriculum vitae to the ministry’s office in Baidoa until 1/11/2017 or to this email: , subject line Public Private Engagement Consultant.** MOI will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest. the late of the above date is not applicable

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.