Description of Services
• To support monitoring of GCERF grant activities in Somalia
• To serve as an interlocutor between GCERF’s Secretariat and key stakeholders in Somalia.
• To support capacity strengthening of GCERF’s stakeholders in Somalia.
Somalia was approved as a GCERF partner country in June 2019. Since then, GCERF commissioned a security assessment and country needs assessment to better understand the PVE context in Somalia. GCERF then drafted a country investment strategy, which was approved by the GCERF board in May 2020. GCERF has also formed a Country Support Mechanism and is in the process of launching its first call for Expressions of Interest for grants to CSOs.
The National Advisor will be critical in supporting GCERF with the work outlined below.
Work to be performed
- With support of GCERF’s portfolio management unit, lead on-the-ground coordination of grant making and grant management processes to include the following:
a. Due Diligence of potential grantees
b. Finalisation of grantee proposals (theory of change, results frameworks, workplans, etc.)
c. Coordination of capacity strengthening for grantees, Country Support Mechanism, and civil society stakeholders d. Coordination of Community of Practice (COP) events
- Visit GCERF-funded grant activities according to a monitoring schedule. Prepare monitoring reports and provide recommendations to grantees, the GCERF Secretariat, and the Country Support Mechanism.
- Attend coordination meetings organised by the national government, donor community, multi-lateral, and international partners regarding P/CVE.
- Proactively share information (i.e. reports, maps, invitations to events and fora) with GCERF pertinent to GCERF’s granting activities in Somalia
- Network with relevant P/CVE stakeholders, identify synergies and report back to GCERF for consultation.
- Proactively look for opportunities to collaborate with P/CVE stakeholders and report back to GCERF.
The National Advisor will be based in Mogadishu and travel regularly to various projects locations, notably along the border between Somalia and Kenya, to engage civil society and local government representatives and raise awareness about the work supported by GCERF.
Key deliverables include but are not limited to the following:
1) Produce a bi-weekly report updating GCERF about the following:
a. A one-page context update and its relevance to the P/CVE landscape;
b. A one-page summary of each meeting attended with an outline of key points discussed, key stakeholders (P/CVE actors/organisations, donors, government authorities, and members of civil society) in attendance, and points for follow up discussion in other multi-lateral or bi-lateral settings;
c. A one-page summary of the donor landscape as relates to P/CVE;
d. A one-page summary of in-country travel with an outline of key takeaways.
2) Produce a final report at the end of the service agreement. In collaboration with the GCERF Country Manager for Somalia, a detailed work plan with clear deliverables will be discussed prior to signing the contract.
Timeline and Scope
The National Advisor is a fully funded consultancy position. The initial duration of the consultancy is through the end of 2020 and involves 100% level of effort.
The National Advisor will be based in Mogadishu with regular travel to various projects locations in Jubbaland.
Characteristics of the National Advisor
The National Advisor should hold Somali nationality and have the following skills and competencies:
• Proven experience in starting up new initiatives and programmes;
• At least 7 years of experience working with national and local governments agencies in development cooperation and policy in Somalia;
• Experience working with diplomatic missions;
• Experience managing grants and overseeing grants as a donor representative;
• Deep understanding of P/CVE dynamics in Somalia;
• Extensive experience in coaching and training;
• Extensive experience in networking;
• Ability to regularly travel to various projects locations;
• Fluent English skills, written and verbal;
• Strong presentational and analytical skills;
• Digital native.
The candidates must comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The fees charged should be reasonable and competitive to the extent possible.
How to apply
See details here.