Vue d'ensemble

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In 2012, after a long and troubled transition, a new political dispensation was found in Somalia, with the adoption of the provisional constitution, the selection of a new parliament, the election of President and formation of a new government. The challenges faced by the federal and state govt. was enormous. The challenges can be summarized as follows:
• The long civil war and looting have destroyed physical infrastructure, equipment and the institutional memory of most government agencies and ministries.
• There is a lack of clarity on the mandate and functions across federal and state govt. institutions and between the federal and sub national levels of govt.
• Core work-processes in government have suffered in quality and consistency and service delivery is in many areas virtually absent.
• Staff capacity is low across the whole spectrum of govt. institutions with limited mechanisms to identify and redress these capacity gaps.
The federal and state govt. face significant capacity challenges – at the individual, organizational and institutional level – in implementing their mandate and require institutional support to roll out the new deal process and implement the different reforms.
On state level, the Puntland govt. is fairly well established. However, the process to establish new state level govt’s in ‘south-central Somalia’ has started during 2014. This highly sensitive process is about merging different regions into a state level govt administration. It requires an inclusive (political) debate and technical guidance.
The support to emerging federal states project is one of the projects developed in response to the new deal. Aligned to the priorities and principles spelled out in the Somali compact, the StEFS Project aims to support the federal govt. of Somalia (FGS) and emerging federal states in achieving the peace-building and state-building goal, inclusive politics strategic objective, to “achieve a stable and peaceful federal Somalia through inclusive political processes.”
StEFS builds on the positive gains, experience, expertise and added value of UNSOM and UNDP in advancing these processes while further delivering key capacity support needed for these new governance structures to function effectively within a nascent federal system.
The Project prescribes a coherent approach to address the needs of emerging federal states in addition to those federal level institutions that enable and facilitate the formation and development of these new state structures and federalism process.
Hirshabelle interim administration was established in October 2016. It comprises of Hiiran and middle Shabelle regions. The establishment of Hirshabelle paves the way to focus efforts on building a functioning administration that is able to deliver much needed services to local communities. The support to emerging federal states project is one of the projects developed in response to the new deal. Aligned to the priorities and principles spelled out in the Somali compact, the project aims to support the federal government of Somalia (FGS) and emerging federal states inclusive of Hirshabelle, in achieving the peace-building Goal.
In regard, Hirshabelle based in Jowhar, is looking for young graduates in various disciplines. Students from these disciplines are welcome to apply, and depending on qualifications, shall be selected for fellowship program that relate either to the organization’s strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. This young graduate fellowship program aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the ministries and the government.
The Intern is expected to support the offices of the President and Vice President in the day to day functions.
Role objective:
The purpose of the Internship Program is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
Areas of internship include:
• Communication.
• Business Administration.
• Project Management.
• Policy Studies.
• Political Science.
• Constitution.
• Local Governance.
• Economics.
• Law.
• Procurement (Logistics/Supply).
• Human Resources.
Expected output:
The main duties that the intern will be expected to carry out are:
• Supporting in organizing workshops/consultative forums.
• Provide day to day support to unit managers in implementing unit work plans.
• Conducting research.
• Assist in the preparation of various documentation and reports.
• Assist in the cataloging of information.
• Assisting in the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events.
• Ensuring gender is mainstreamed in all activities.
• Intern are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.
• Intern may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.
• Intern may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
Project reporting:
This role reports to Chief of Staff of Hirshabelle.
Team management:
This role does not have team management responsibility.
§ Bachelor’s degree in any relevant discipline..
Work experience:
§ Minimum of 1 years of demonstrable relevant Public Administration experience.
Geographical experience:
§ Minimum of 1 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Hir Shabelle is an advantage.
§ Fluency in Somali and English are essential.
Key competencies:
• Enrolled in a Bachelors/Master’s program in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship (if a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, they are no longer eligible) or
• Pursuing their university/college studies, having completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree, if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages.
• Recently graduated from a university in the related field.
• Proficiency in English and Somali is required. Fluency in Arabic is an asset.
• Computer literate in standard software applications.
• Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the govt.
• Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Other relevant information:
To be advised