Requirements: Education: Undergraduate degree in development assistance or related field is required. Master’s level degree in development assistance or a related field is desirable. Work Experience: A minimum of ten years progressively responsible experience of management experience including analytical and strategic planning experience. At least 2 years of experience of working on stabilization and development issues within Somalia context including; (i) established relationships with government officials at federal and sub-federal level, and (ii) An established network of contacts with the broader Somali society including the private sector. Civil society and/or private sector experience is advantageous. Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. A working knowledge of Somali is also required.
About Company: Mandate Acting on the recommendations of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council decided on 2 May 2013 to establish the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) by 3 June for an initial period of 12 months, providing the United Nations “good offices” functions — and a range of strategic policy advice — in support of the Federal Government’s peace and reconciliation process. Unanimously adopting resolution 2102 (2013), the Council decided that the mandate of UNSOM — which it intended to renew as appropriate — would include the provision of policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peacebuilding and state-building in the areas of: governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including preparations for elections in 2016), and coordination of international donor support.
Contact Name: Cassandra Nelson