Location:        Mogadishu, Somalia

Position:         Regional Technical Coordinator – TIPF ILED

 

Background

Inclusive Local and Economic Development (ILED) is a four-year programme funded by the European Union Delegation in Somalia. The Programme is implemented by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nation Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Nordic International Support (NIS) Foundation, the African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF), IFU in partnership with Shuraako (Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund), Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI), Concern Worldwide in collaboration with Danish Refugee Council (DRC), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Save the Children (SC), and Adam Smith International (ASI). The objective of ILED Programme is to contribute to stability in Somalia by extending state authority and services, promoting local reconciliation and peace building, creating inclusive economic opportunities and protection of the most vulnerable.

ILED has been designed and will be implemented following the EU territorial integrated approach to programming, so as to be able to combine in an integrated way the different instruments (political, security, operations and financial) and sectoral strategies and investments focusing on targeted geographical corridors and territories. This approach takes into consideration the different contexts, local development potentials of diverse territories in Somalia and the needs of local communities. The following four corridors were selected for ILED to be implemented:

  1. Juba River Corridor: with an initial focus on Gedo and Kismayo in Jubbaland
  2. Shabelle River Corridor: Lower Shabelle, Mogadishu and selected areas in
  3. Central-North Corridor: selected areas in Galmudug and Puntland
  4. Somaliland Corridor: Burao-Berbera-Hargeisa-Borama in Somaliland

The ILED Programme has three specific reinforcing results in which different actions were prioritised in the four corridors:

Result 1: Stabilisation and Local Governance: increase the reach and legitimacy of local and municipal authorities, and their capacity to provide services; promote reconciliation and peace building by addressing drivers of conflict and deliver peace dividends;

Result 2: Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth: revitalise and expand the local economy with a focus on livelihood enhancement, job creation, and broad-based inclusive growth, with a particular focus on opportunities for women and youth. This result has three components:

Component 1: Enabling environment to mobilise investment, improve access to finance, and essential services for private sector development

Component 2: Human skills, Labour Markets and Entrepreneurship

Component 3: Strengthening competitive, inclusive and resilient value chains

 

Result 3: Protection of the Most Vulnerable: Provide social safety nets to vulnerable people to contribute to strengthening their recovery and resilience.

Under the Inclusive Local and Economic Development (ILED) programme, the Territorial Integration and Planning Facility (TIPF) was established to provide technical advice and operational support to the European Union Delegation to Somalia and as well as to government counterparts. The TIPF helps to identify territorial priorities across four target corridors, and will conduct context, sectoral and political economy analyses in order to enable ILED programme to address critical gaps. TIPF will also ensure synergies with other donors and programmes. The TIPF is specifically tasked to achieve the following thee results:

  1. Support the coordination and management of ILED Programme in all corridors
  2. Formulation of territorial plans and sectoral projects ensuring consistency, coherence and sequencing of actions

Mainstreaming cross-cutting issues which include gender, human rights, inclusivity, environmental and climate change across ILED interventions and other EU Programmes. Specific focus is also given to women, youth and marginalised groups

 

The Position

 

The Regional Technical Coordinator reports to TIPF’s Planning Lead with the following main responsibilities:

  1. Ensure effective and timely engagement of government, notably federal member states, private sector, civil society and ILED implementing partners through effective communication, consultation and relationship building (30%).
  2. Provide substantial technical input into the implementation of integrated approach through the application and adherence to the territorial plans, territorial governance, and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) frameworks/processes. (20%).
  3. Facilitate effective management and coordination of the Territorial Coordination Committees (TCC), inter-state coordination processes and ensuring the active participation of FMS counterparts in National and Projects Steering Committees (20%).
  4. Ensure ILED’s cross-cutting themes (gender, human rights, inclusivity and conflict sensitivity, environmental and climate change, youth, women and marginalised groups) and challenges are timely identified and adequately mainstreamed into all ILED-funded interventions and corridor- level activities (10%).
  5. Support the timely identification of strategic policy issues and sector opportunities for territorial integration to local development and ensure alignment with ILED programme framework (10%).
  6. Ensure TIPF representation at the FMS level and provide liaison support to the EU, implementing partners and TIPF (10%).

 

Key functions

 1. Ensure effective and timely engagement of government, notably federal member states, private sector, civil society and ILED implementing partners through effective communication, consultation and relationship building (30%).

    • Develop realistic work plans with clear deliverables with ministries of planning, implementing partners and relevant stakeholders in each
    • Identify, develop and maintain effective relations with ILED stakeholders in government, private sector, implementing partners and communities.
    • Provide regular updates to all TIPF stakeholders at FMS level, including ministries of planning, sector line ministries, TCC and implementing partners through biweekly reports/updates, one-to-one sessions, and timely and responsive engagement at the EU/ILED’s request.
    • Provide technical assistance to the ministries of planning in engaging and mobilising core stakeholders essential to the delivery of ILED projects at territorial and sectoral
    • Actively partake in the promotion of the territorial approach for development and ILED’s overall implementation processes among ministries of planning, TCCs and implementing partners ensuring the approach is adopted as policy option and practice
    • Provide technical assistance to the ministries of planning in engaging and mobilising core stakeholders essential to the delivery of ILED projects at territorial and sectoral
    • Actively partake in the promotion of the territorial approach for development and ILED’s overall implementation processes among ministries of planning, TCCs and implementing partners ensuring the approach is adopted as policy option and practice
    • Provide technical assistance to the ministries of planning in engaging and mobilising core stakeholders essential to the delivery of ILED projects at territorial and sectoral
    • Actively partake in the promotion of the territorial approach for development and ILED’s overall implementation processes among ministries of planning, TCCs and implementing partners ensuring the approach is adopted as policy option and practice
    • Provide technical assistance to the ministries of planning in engaging and mobilising core stakeholders essential to the delivery of ILED projects at territorial and sectoral
    • Actively partake in the promotion of the territorial approach for development and ILED’s overall implementation processes among ministries of planning, TCCs and implementing partners ensuring the approach is adopted as policy option and practice

 2. Facilitate effective management and coordination of the Territorial Coordination Committees (TCC), inter-state coordination processes and ensuring the active participation of FMS counterparts in National and Projects Steering Committees (20%)

  • Provide technical assistance to the ministries of planning and TCCs in reviewing and endorsing annual plans and tracking implementation
  • Support the ministries of planning in organising periodic and impromptu TCC meetings by developing agenda, presentations and briefs etc., ensuring linkages with National Steering Committee (NSC) and Project Steering Committees (PSCs).
  • ork closely with ILED implementing partners to ensure their effective engagement and collaboration in the coordination, information sharing and knowledge building
  • Provide secretariat support to the TCCs, ensuring timely preparations for background materials, agenda, minutes and follow-up issues/actions.
  • Provide advisory support to the ministries of planning in identifying issues and solving problems.

3. Ensure ILED’s cross-cutting themes (gender, human rights, inclusivity and conflict sensitivity, environmental and climate change, youth, women and marginalised groups) and challenges are timely identified and adequately mainstreamed into all ILED-funded interventions and corridor-level activities (10%).

  • Conduct and draft political economy analyses to better understand interests and incentives of territorial actors and sectoral institutions with the view of informing ILED interventions implementation.
  • Undertake periodic conflict dynamics analysis in the state/corridor to assess different characteristics of the conflict in a structured manner, thereby proposing approaches to prevent and mitigate conflict within ILED and the EU’s engagement in
  • Develop outreach, empowerment and inclusion strategies for women, youth, returnees and marginalised groups in planning and implementing projects specific to the corridor of responsibility.
  • Identify partnership opportunities with the private sector on the basis of strategic priority areas for
  • Ensure principles of gender equality, social inclusion, disaster resilience is adequately reflected in territorial planning, projects design and

4. Support the timely identification of strategic policy issues and sector opportunities for territorial integration to local development and ensure alignment with ILED programme framework (10%)

  • Identify policy options and sectoral opportunities for integrated local development through regular information gathering, analysis and the provision of technical advice to the EU, government counterparts, implementing partners and TIPF.
  • Organise inter-sectoral sessions as part of promoting territorial approach and fostering collaborative engagement amongst sectors to support the delivery of geographically- focused ILED interventions.

 5. Ensure TIPF representation at the FMS level and provide liaison support to the EU, implementing partners and TIPF (10%)

  • Interact with government, private sector and civil society entities in the FMS/corridor to promote the effective adoption of the territorial approach and ILED’s programmatic frameworks in a structured and ad hoc
  • Act as the TIPF’s focal point in the FMS/corridor, i.e. local coordination structures, ILED governance structures and regularly liaising with ILED implementing
  • Provide logistics support to planned and impromptu missions (TIPF, EU, government counterparts, implementing partners, and other donors) and arrange appointments with key government, private sector, civil society and implementing
  • Provide effective supervision of TIPF liaison officers based in the ministries of planning in accordance with TIPF work
  • Prepare regular status reports on TIPF activities and raise issues, risks and opportunities and consolidate summary/narrative reports from the implementing partners for submission to the EU, ministries of planning and

 

Qualification

 Education

  • A Master’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, development studies, and related social science fields.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of work experience related to programme management and coordination and integrated
  • Demonstrated experience in advising on policy reforms in regional and local governments in relation to local development planning.
  • At least 5 years of experience in Somalia or similar
  • Experience in providing on-the-job
  • Strong written and oral skills in English – ability to communicate in Somali is a

 

If you are interested or if you know of strong candidates in your networks, please send your CVs with a cover letter to Ali Sirad (in cc here) copying recruitment.africa@adamsmithinternational.com by COB 20th January.