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Position titleProject Liaison Officer, FMS
Place of performanceBossaso, Somalia
Apply by23/11/2019
Start date01/01/2020
Durationup to 2 months (@26days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in combination with an additional 1 year of relevant professional experience in client management or administrative work. .
Sector experienceMinimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Administration experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English and Somali are essential.
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Job description

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 Japanese Youth Vocational Training Project is a key initiative complimentary to ongoing efforts at UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services & the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction & Housing to create institutionalized support & capacity building that will further enable youth to work on the infrastructure & developmental sectors in Somalia. 
  • The Strengthening Somalia Institutions for Public Works (SSIPWP) project currently carried out at MPWRH is a key initiative in developing the capacity of the Ministry of Public Works, Reconstruction & Housing, the state level ministries & Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) to enable them independently plan, design, manage & oversee infrastructure & public works projects. With the intentions of building on this initiative through the Embassy of Japan, UNOPS in collaboration with MPWRH will provide skills & trainings to youth in the regions to complement the ongoing efforts to provide capacity building opportunities for youth in the infrastructure & the development sector. 
  • The project will focus on key areas of soft skills in construction & infrastructure in the FMS of Puntland, Galmudug, Southwest & Hirshabelle. In collaboration with the respective FMS, each of the cities will conduct a training session (facilitated by an implementing partner) & a graduation ceremony & a job fair to give opportunities to the graduates to show case their skills & potentially lead to job placement opportunities. 
  • The Japanese Youth Vocational Skills Training project, thus, is seeking a qualified Liaison Officer in each of the FMS identifies to support & facilitate the training program for the remaining 2.5 months.
Role objectives
The specific objectives of the Project Liaison Officer is to assure consistent time & cost effective delivery & reporting of the project activities at the state level. The officer’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Assisting implementing partner with facilitation of training, this may include providing localized support, information & liaising with the necessary channels as instructed.
  • Support the PM & implementing partner with necessary travel arrangements during the training session, graduation ceremony & job fair ensuring all stakeholders & partners are present & informed. 
  • Facilitate with implementing partner the recruitment of trainees, based on the provided selection criteria.
  • Maintaining contact lists for all stakeholders.
  • Developing communication & reporting material throughout the duration of the project. 
  • Liaise with the Federal MPWRH Coordinator, as needed while providing updates & documentation of progress.
  • Providing weekly updates to be submitted to PM & in collaboration with the FGS MPWRH Coordinator. 
  • M&E the project activities as the implementation is ongoing & after.
  • Keeping logs of training sessions & Trainees along with the implementing agency, providing that to the Project Coordinator & UNOPS PM.
  • Gather feedback from the Trainers & Trainees after each training module.
  • Report against the progress of the implementing partner’s work plan / schedule, achievements & benefits. 
  • Submitting reporting material to by the indicated deadlines.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Project Manager.
Key competenciesEducation & experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in combination with an additional 1 year of relevant professional experience in client management or administrative work. 
- Minimum of 3 years of experience working with internal & external stakeholders on training & / or capacity building initiatives. 
- A relevant combination of academic credentials in high learning & / or industry certifications & qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education. 

- Fluent in written & spoken Somali and English. 

Preferred skills:
- Knowledge & experience in working with project management. 
- Experience in initiation, implementation & project closure phases.
- Interpersonal connections & knowledge of the community members & beneficiaries. 
- Demonstrated high level experience in facilitating participatory workshops.
- Demonstrated experience in genderrelated guidance & action plan development in the development sector as well as infrastructure projects.
- Knowledge & understanding of local community, relevant in infrastructure projects working with govt. & private sectors.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
To be advised.