Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation



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 Head of AID DEVELOPMENT
2. Department Department of International Cooperation
3. Assignment Location Hargeisa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international cooperation
4. Grade Level           Stream A, Level 3 Step 1
5. Reporting To         Director of International Cooperation Department
6. Supervisory Responsibility Head of AID DEVELOPMENT will be directly responsible for the supervision of the unit heads and officers
7. Job Purpose Head of AID DEVELOPMENT is the functional head of the Section. He/ she is responsible for the overall technical, administrative and management of the Section. The incumbent is a career senior civil servant appointed through a competitive process and is responsible for providing leadership and vision for achieving goals of the Section. He/ She shall be responsible for providing technical and professional support to the Director.
8. Objectives of the Job ·        Provide effective leadership, enabling the Section to improve performance of its functions and achieve set results

·        Provide accurate and timely reporting on progress of implementation of policies, strategies and programs

9. Duties and Responsibilities Head of AID DEVELOPMENT will be responsible for:

·        Manage, monitor and evaluate projects

·        Conduct needs assessments

·        Organise fundraising

·        Research and write project proposals and reports

·        Carry out strategic planning for long-term development and/or disaster management to reduce the need for crisis intervention

·        Evaluate the response required in fast-moving emergency situations

·        Manage budgets and allocate resources

·        Draft funding proposals to ensure the future of specific overseas programmes

·        Develop relationships with partner organisations in the field and encourage capacity building

·        Communicate effectively with relevant internal and external stakeholders including volunteers, clients, partners and donors

·        Negotiate and liaise with public bodies and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

·        Implement security procedures to ensure the safety of staff working in unstable areas – maintaining an overview of the security situation and making appropriate decisions

·        Represent the needs of poor communities by advocating, and lobbying sponsors, governments and the public.

10. Deliverables Head of AID DEVELOPMENT will be responsible for the production of the following deliverables:

·       5 years’ strategic plan for the section

·       Budgets for the section

·       Need Assessment reports

·       Fundraising policies and procedures manual

·       Capacity-building programs

·       Annual work plans in collaboration with heads of units

·       Monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports for the section

11. Education ·        A minimum of 1st Degree in international development, Economics, or related discipline from a recognized University or equivalent professional qualification

·        A Master’s Degree in International or Economic discipline will be an advantage

12. Experience Five  years’ experience, three (3) of which must have been at the senior management level in the public service
13. Skills Mix Requirements ·       Knowledge of ICT systems development and various software application

·       Strategic planning and benchmarking

·       Blend of analytical, observational, organizational and networking skills

·       Problem- solving techniques

·       Team building and management

·       Report writing

·       Monitoring and evaluation

·       Excellent oral and written English and Somali languages

14: Competency Requirements ·       Prepares plans with clear  short and long term objectives

·       Focuses on outcomes

·       Involves people in decision- making

·       Communicates effectively

·       Thinks strategically

·       Gives objective advice based on sound analysis

·       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: recruitment@cscsomaliland.org and copy to cssp.pcu@gmail.com

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.