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Hargeisa, Somalia, Africa
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Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
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27 Sep, 2011

Community Safety Consultant - Burao

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Community Safety Consultant - Burao


UN Development Programme

Title of Consultancy:Community Safety Consultant - Burao Type of Contract:Individual Contract (IC) Duration of the assignment:5 months Duty station:Burao Expected places of travel:Burao, Hargeisa Supervisor:DDR/AVR Project Manager Anticipated presence at UNDP premises:

Date of Issue:13th September 2011

Closing Date:27th September 2011

Objectives of the assignment

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.

Scope of work

Establish management systems in the peace Building centre. The peace building centre has been established by UNDP to support grass root peace building activities, strengthen coordination and support the reintegration process for the youth at risk programme. To this end, the consultant shall support the development and establishment of the management plan through a cost recovery scheme taking in consideration the local economic. Furthermore, he will: •Train the District Safety Committee on the management plan, coordination, and policy development. •Ensure that proper financial and logistics mechanism are in place (as per the plan), •Staff are recruited and trained so as to ensure transparent management and reporting of the peace building centre.

Develop the agreement between the District safety Committee and the District Council/Mayor. The District Safety Committee was established at the community level prior to the election of the District Council. As per the institutionalization of the community security at the district level, the District Safety Committee should be merged under the District Council. Hence, the following task are required: •Draft and submit the integration process for endorsement by the authorities, •Oversee the merge of the Committee with the District Council, •Review the TOR of the Committee to reflect the new structure, •Register the committee and ensure that a proper ‘chart’ is endorsed by key stake holders.

Establish the case management system for the youth at risk project. The youth at risk project shall be supporting the integration of 300 former youth associated with violence. The implementation of this project requires the following: •Organize weekly meeting including all key stake holders and submit minutes with progress report, •Establish the disciplinary committee in collaboration with the governor’s office, •Train the mentors on how to accompany the youth during the integration process, •Hold weekly meeting between the youth and the mentors, •Identify gaps and recommend correction action for UNDP. Monitoring and Progress controls

The consultants will work under the overall supervision of the DDR/AVR Team Leader for the region. A work plan for the consultancy will be developed and agreed to no later than five days after the start of the assignment. Evaluation of the IC contract will be made against the benchmarks and deliverables set for the assignment of the consultant at the end of the contract duration.

Final product/deliverable

The Community Safety Consultant supports the achievement of the following outputs:

•The District Safety Committee is institutionalized under the District Council (30\%) •The Peace Building Centre has an efficient cost recovery scheme with the required staff to ensure transparent management (30\%) •The case management for the youth at risk is established and supports the integration of youth (40 \%) Review/approval time

The performance of the contractor will be reviewed on a monthly basis to approve outputs prior to authorization of payments.


Education:Master’s Degree or equivalent in Social Science, conflict management or related field with 2 years of experience. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and 4 years’ experience in public administration may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university.

Experience:Five years work experience in peace building or related issues, in which at least 3 years as a project manager within the UN or an international NGO; Experience in the usage of computers and office software Burao community in the South Central Somalia; Knowledge of administration and finance is an asset.

Language:Somali; Excellent written and spoken English and Somali.

Other information

The expert will be required to have a personal lap top computer.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 27th September 2011

Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.

The P11 Form can be obtained from the link below: http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11\_Personal\_history\_form.doc

Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply

UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

This vacancy announcement is also available on the Relief Web site (http://www.reliefweb.int/)


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