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Position titleProject Adviser - Media
Place of performanceMogadishu, Somalia
Apply by20/02/2019
Start date01/03/2019
Durationup to 6 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or a related field..
Sector experienceMinimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Media & Communications experience and/or minimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant Project Management experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English and Somali are essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
The OTI funded SSI project in Somalia is primarily a community based, small grants initiative implemented in close coordination with the donor, with communities in priority areas & with all levels of govt., particularly newly formed district administrations & regional state institutions. The overall objective of the program is to support the political transition of Somalia towards a functioning & stabilized federal state through activities that promote good governance, consolidation of the federal structure & a receptive environment to respond to emerging political contingencies.
Role objectives
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party in Mogadishu & the direct supervision of the Strategic Communication & Media Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the, coordination, execution, & monitoring of small grants, specifically media & communication related in South West State Administration.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Assist the Strategic Communication & Media Officer in grant implementation, monitoring & grant proposal writing.
  • Assist the Strategic Communication & Media Officer in grant operations & reporting.
  • Prepare & maintain an updated electronic & hard copy of all grant documents in close coordination with the grants team.
  • Prepare weekly grants report on the implementation of grants in his/her area of responsibility in accordance with the priorities established by the project’s Senior Management Team (SMT).
  • Coordinate media activities & press releases for all grants, in collaboration with SSI Strategic Communication & Media Officer in Nairobi.
  • Work closely with the logistics, finance, procurement & grants teams to ensure implementation timely procurement & delivery, payments for goods & services.
  • Represent the SSI project in various forums & to discuss coordinated responses to recovery & transition initiatives.
  • Assist the Communication unit to collect grant-related information for weekly reporting purposes.
  • Assist in monitoring of communication activities for the SSI project.
  • Assist during training & workshops to help all SSI staff understand strategic communication plans at the activity level.
  • Assist in developing communication products e.g. short videos, documentaries, success stories, snapshots, for the program.
  • Assist in discerning lessons learned & documenting obstacles/challenges & resulting mitigating measures.
  • Assist in grant activity closure process.
Project reporting
This role works under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party in Mogadishu & the direct supervision of the Strategic Communication & Media Officer.
Key competenciesEducation:
- University Degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or a related field.
- A demonstrated record of field-based project management experience in positions of increasing responsibility, preferably in Somalia.
- Thorough knowledge of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming & standard requirements, specifically with Stabilization Project in Somalia is an asset.

Experience:
- Three years’ professional experience, a majority of which will have been in emergency & post-crisis settings preferably in Somalia, with experience in community-based communication activities & working with media.
- Demonstrated experience in the field of media relations in Somalia.
- Well proven & demonstrated experience in developing communication strategies & supporting media activities for large events.
- Well proven & demonstrated capacity & experience with social media channels.

Core competencies:
- Teamwork: Develops & promotes effective collaboration within & across units to achieve shared goals & optimize results.
- Delivering results: Produces & delivers quality results in a service-oriented & timely manner, is action oriented & committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing & sharing knowledge: Continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge & innovate.
- Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the organization’s priorities & assumes responsibility for own action & delegated work.
- Communication: Encourages & contributes to clear & open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring & motivational way.

Required skills:
- Ability to develop clear messaging & visual materials for large events.
- Thorough knowledge & demonstrated capacity to understand & analyze the national, regional & local political context & govt. structures in Somalia.
- Excellent communication & writing skills, ability to analyse complex problems & identify & convey clear, rapid, solutions.
- Effective resource management skill, ability to work with a large pool of staff in a dynamic, operational program environment, ability to develop & maintain budgetary discipline across a wide range of grant activities.
- Ability to engender group involvement, team spirit & participation, must be able to lead teams effectively in order to achieve the desired goals.
- Ability to work effectively & harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures & professional backgrounds, exhibiting a high degree of sensitivity toward other cultures & dedication to the permission of inter-ethnic cooperation, peace-building & tolerance, demonstrated gender awareness & gender sensitivity.
- Ability to exhibit discretion in the conduct of professional duties. Personal commitment, drive for results & adaptability in the workplace as required by changing program conditions & requirements. Ability to work long hours under difficult conditions while maintaining security awareness.
- Willingness to uphold & enforce professional standards of conduct, in accordance with relevant donor requirements.
- Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint. Good knowledge of information technology & proficiency in MS Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher & SharePoint.

Values:
- Inclusion & respect for diversity: Respects & promotes individual & cultural differences, encourages diversity & inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity & transparency: Maintains high ethical standards & acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules & standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent & committed manner & exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
To be advised.