UNDP Somalia Rule of Law and Security Programme (ROLS) is comprised of three main components that are programmatically and operationally linked. The project components are: access to justice, civilian policing, and community safety (DDR/AVR). The Community Safety (DDR/AVR) project in Somalia evolved from a previous DDR and small arms control project. It seeks to complement the institutional focus on the justice and security sector by fostering a partnership between the community and authorities for the provision of security. This partnership lies at the heart of security sector governance. Specifically, the project has helped establish a coherent peace-building infrastructure in the Somali region, connecting District Safety Committees under the District Councils with a national-level Peace-building Unit, and a neutral and non-political Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention.
This infrastructure can now be used to implement various peace-building initiatives such as “Engaging with Somali Youth at-Risk through Community Security.” The so-called “Youth at-Risk” project is a joint initiative of UNDP, UNICEF and ILO which seeks to contain and prevent violent conflict by engaging youth at risk through the creation of employment and livelihood opportunities at the district level. A caseload of 2000 youth will be targeted in 2011, to be shared between three to five target districts where all three agencies are deployed. While the District Safety Committees are involved in the selection of the caseload and the follow up of the initiative, the Observatory will contribute to the peace-building curriculum and help monitor the impact of the initiative on indicators of violence.
UNDP's role is to identify youth engaged in armed activities, bring them into the programme, develop and implement a peace-building curriculum complementing ILO's support for vocational training, life skills based education and labour-intensive projects, and ensure the overall coordination of the programme. Particular care will be taken to tailor the peace-building curriculum to the profile of youth at-risk found in each target district. Importantly, UNDP will also develop an appropriate case management system to define criteria for continuous participation of individual youth in the programme, monitor attendance and compliance with these criteria, and offer a mentoring system for beneficiaries.
The consultant will develop a field monitoring and reporting system to feed into all reporting requirements (inter and intra organizational, donor, and public press releases). This particularly provides support to the headquarters Community Security (DDR/AVR) Office to fulfill its responsibilities to the programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
- Develop a concrete reporting and monitoring system for the youth at risk project;
- Develop field routines for monitoring project progress;
- Establish Internal capacity Building.
Develop a concrete reporting and monitoring system for the youth at risk project by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Standardized formatting, design, and editing of reports, bulletins, and press release materials;
- Updates and communication systems for inter and intra- programme partnered organizations of regular progress reports (weekly, monthly, and quarterly);
- Strengthening Donor relations and reporting systems thorough understanding of donor requirements and communication. Development of specific Donor reporting systems to include Financial; Progress and implications; and Programme developments and modifications;
- Standardized reporting formats for weekly, monthly, quarterly reports geared towards communications between inter and intra programme organizations including donor reports; Promotional/ informational materials on project achievements;
- Develop monitoring system to ensure all programme targets are being met and impact is measured;
- Conduct a midterm and year marker evaluations and prepare report highlighting achievements and lessons learnt.
Develop field routines for monitoring project progress by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Strengthened field network through routine reporting and communication of all stakeholders;
- Comprehensive reports published from routinely compiled materials to include reports, meetings, and workshops with contributions from all stakeholders (UN partner organizations, local authorities, ILO and UNICEF).
Establish internal capacity building by focusing on the achievement of the following results:
- Facilitate three signed partnership agreements/MoU between the UNDP Somalia: Community Security Office and academic institutions with complementary research and practical objectives;
- Develop an internship programme to include specific roles providing guidance for interns incorporating specific roles into current activities, projects, and programmes thus increasing the department capacity.
Impact of Results
The Reporting and monitoring Officer supports the achievement of the following outputs:
- Youth at risk Programme is promoted among other peacebuilding, community safety, AVR and reconstruction initiatives
- Strong communication between and among all stakeholders
- Establishment of routine reporting and monitoring system
- Lessons from reporting and monitoring systems are drawn and shared
- Large scale evaluations are published
- MoUs are signed between the Somali Community Safety (DDR/AVR) office and other academic institutions
- Internship programme is in place
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards.
- Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Knowledge and Learning Management
- Contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.
- Builds knowledge in at least one practice areas, and shares.
- Ability to provide top quality policy advice services on related issues.
- In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Ability to conduct results-based management and reporting
- Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration and reporting
Management and Leadership
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
- Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in International Development, or related social sciences, preferably with specialization in Poverty, Conflict, and Reconstruction. A relevant combination of university degree, professional training and experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.
Minimum of two years relevant experience with advance university degree or 6 years professional experience with a first level university degree in a similar position, at the national or international level is required
- Experience with reporting and monitoring of large scale projects
- Experience with Donor relations
- Experience in armed combatants reintegration projects
- Familiarity with the community safety and armed violence reduction
- Previous experience and knowledge of the Somali context is a strong asset
- Experience working with conflict affected youth and familes
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages to include Microsoft Office, SPSS, other design and formatting programs, etc.
- Previous experience working in conflict or post conflict projects in the Sub-Saharan Africa would be an asset
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Closing date 17th March 2011. To Apply, Click here Click Here
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