IOM Civil Registration Expert Job in Somalia

IOM International Organization for Migration

Vacancy No
: SVN/IOMSO/037/2013

Functional Title: Civil Registration Expert (International) (2 Positions)

Department: Field Coordination Unit

Type of Appointment: Consultant with Ministry of Interior of Somaliland under (3rd Party Contractor)

Duty Station: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Duration of Assignment: 6 months with possibility of extension

Closing Date: 28th June 2013

General function:

Under the overall guidance of the International Organization for Migration’s Transition Initiative for Stabilization (IOM/TIS) Program Manager in Nairobi, and direct supervision of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) for Somaliland in Hargeisa, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing guidance and manage locally hired consultant and advise the team of MOI appointees engaged in setting up civil registration in Somaliland. 
In particular, he/she will perform the following duties:
  • Provide technical coordination, support, and advice to MOI and facilitate discussions to identify the most appropriate model of civil registration in Somaliland considering its context, capacity, infrastructure, human resources, and funding;
  • Encourage MOI to reach out to local stakeholders and promote information exchange;
  • Work with MOI and local expert to identify a core group of civil servants who will be working for civil registry;
  • Advise and guide MOI to develop a civil registration strategy outlining the model, approach, and implementation;
  • Advise and guide MOI to develop a detailed 1-year plan and a budget;
  • Provide guidance to MOI on assessment initiative of District Councils in Somaliland, bearing in mind infrastructure, human and funding resources;
  • Carry out desk review of documents, laws, and reports of relevance for civil registration in Somaliland;
  • Work closely with MOI and the key stakeholders to ensure coordination and support for the civil registration;
  • Manage local expert when necessary;
  • Upon completion of assignment in Hargeisa provide daily support to either MOI or local consultant over phone or e-mail for a period of 3 months.
Required Qualifications

The minimum required academic and professional skills for the jobholder to perform successfully in their job include:
  • Interdisciplinary University Degree relevant to Civil Registration.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working in civil registration;
  • Experience in supporting governments establish or advance civil registration systems and processes, also electronic;
  • Familiarity with the civil registration approaches and methodologies in African countries;
  • Familiarity with UNECA civil registration and vital statistics strategy in Africa;
  • Experience working with government administration in politically unstable environments, and with a sound understanding of the sensitivity and confidentiality issues involved Civil Registration;
  • Experience in facilitation and coordination, report writing, and presentation of findings
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office (Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook and Word) and internet applications.
Required Skills and Competencies
  • Personal commitment, efficiency and results-driven.
  • Sound organization skills with strict attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, inter-cultural skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team.
  • Objective, analytical and capable of working under pressure on tight deadlines; should be willing to work overtime and on weekends when required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Somali. Knowledge and understanding of Arabic is desirable.
  • Bi-weekly meeting schedule and progress report (2 page);
  • Ensure that the strategy and 1-year work plan are drafted by MOI;
  • Presentation of findings and achievements in Hargeisa for MOI, key stakeholders, and IOM/TIS, and the same presentation in Nairobi for USAID and IOM/TIS;
  • Final report one week after departure from Hargeisa;
Method of Application:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number, with three professional references and contacts (email or telephone) to the:

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Mission in Somalia, Nairobi Office
Human Resources Department
Gitanga Groove, off Gitanga Road
P.O. Box 1810 – 00606

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Only short listed candidates will be contacted.