Director of Public Relations

Ministry of Health Development



Civil Service Strengthening Project – (CSSP)



Assignment:      Talent Management Program



The Somaliland Civil Service Strengthening Project (SCSSP) is an Investment Project Financing (IPF) with an element of result-based financing. The TMP will provide targeted MDA with a cadre of managerial and professional staff to strengthen core functional capacities. Expected outcomes from the TMP are first, improved leadership and management in the civil service; second, the formulation of key government strategies, policies, and regulations; third, improved HRM and organization design capabilities; and fourth, the development of basic functionalities in the areas of M&E and project oversight.

An important feature of the program is that it will be linked to ministry reform efforts: access to the TMP will depend upon the achievement of key reform benchmarks in the reorganization process. These access criteria are identical with the DLI indicators for the disbursement of the results-based financing portion.



1. Job Title Director of Public Relations
2. Department Public Relations
3. Assignment Location Hargeisa, Ministry of Health Development
4. Grade Level                       Stream A, Level 2, Step 1.
5. Reporting To                     Director General, Ministry of Health Development
6. Supervisory Responsibility Director of Public Relations will be responsible for drafting Press release to inform the public of department progress, organise events and carry out any other duties instructed by the Director General.
7. Job Purpose Public Relations is the functional Head of the Unit. He/ she is responsible for the overall technical, administrative and financial management of the Unit. He/ She shall be responsible for providing press release, Develop in house communication and advice both DG and Minister in regards to communication and media.
8. Objectives of the Job ·        Overall management and coordination of communication and public relations for MOHD

·        Provide effective leadership, enabling the department to improve performance of its functions and achieve set results

·        Provide accurate and timely reporting on progress of implementation of public relations policies, strategies and programmes

9. Duties and Responsibilities The functions of Director of  Public Relations will be:

·       Providing information and documents to the public and media on MOHD activities

·       Making transparent the works and activities of the Ministry both to the public as well as local and international institutions

·       Collecting, processing and publishing information on works and activities of the Ministry

·       Supervising and maintaining official webpage of the Ministry

·       Preparing materials and brochures for publication and distribution to inform the public on the activity of the Ministry.

·       Participating in direct meetings of the Minister and high delegations within and outside the country in order to provide accurate information to the public;

·       Drafting the communication strategy annually based on the Ministry work plan

·       Cooperating with the media in organizing press conferences and interviews as well as providing information and drafts summaries out of media presentation

·       Issuing statements, announcements, reports and other publications to public opinion.

·       Issuing regular, monthly, quarterly and annual reports

10. Deliverables The Director of Public Relations will be responsible for the production of the following deliverables:

·        Public Relations Strategy and work plans

·        The 5-year strategic plan for the department

·        Strategic management and overall administration of the Public Relations Department

·        Media and public communication programmes

·        Issue progress reports on the implementation of department decisions/resolutions

·       Monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports

11. Education ·        A minimum of 1st Degree in Public Relations or related discipline from a recognized University or equivalent professional qualification

·        A Master’s Degree in International Relations management discipline will be an advantage

12. Experience Seven years’ experience, four (4) of which must have been at the senior management level in the public service
13. Skills Mix Requirements ·       Governance

·       Change management

·       Leadership and development

·       Problem-solving techniques

·       Blend of analytical, observational, organisational and networking skills

·       Strategic planning and benchmarking

·       Project management

·       Performance measurement

·       Team building and management

·       Monitoring and evaluation

·       ICT skills

·       Report writing

·       Excellent oral and written English and Somali languages

14: Competency Requirements ·       Gives objective advice based on sound analysis

·       Focuses on outcomes

·       Gives purpose and direction

·       Thinks strategically

·       Involves people in decision-making

·       Communicates effectively

·       Demonstrates commitment to organisation/ corporate decisions

·       Displays an intelligent awareness of the political environment

·       Prepares plans with clear short and long-term objectives

·       Functions effectively in a team of professionals

Submission Requirements

The Civil Service Commission now invites interested candidates to submit CSC Application Form (in Somali), application letters along with CVs and copies of their certificates/credentials  by Email to: and copy to

Deadline for the submission is Monday, 23/11/2020 at 3:00pm local time.

Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

For further information and inquiries, please contact the above email or visit the CSC Office during the working hours.