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Liaison Senior Assistant

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-01

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CTG Overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
Our client is a division of the OROLSI in DPKO. They are mandated by the UNGA (RES / 68 / 72) to ensure an effective, proactive & coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. In close collaboration with the Somali MOIS, our client has launched a MVCP project which seeks to further enhance the security of Mogadishu by interdicting illegal weapons & explosives that are being smuggled into or moved within the capital city. MVCP is a new departure for the Somali security services & will be implemented by the SPF. Our client has partnered with a 3rd party contractor, who will deliver training & mentoring to the SPF as they build their skills & experience in this filed over the coming years.
Role objectives
Under the supervision of MOIS, the Liaison Senior Assistant will be imbedded into the office of the MOIS & s / he will be responsible for providing support in liaison, coordination & information management between the MOIS & UN. The incumbent will be tasked by the designated focal point in MOIS & will report to the designated focal point in MOIS. 

Functional responsibilities:
  • Assist as a liaison between MOIS / our client in all matters related to the MVCP project.
  • Assist in the preparation of any required face to face or virtual meetings between any of the stakeholders.
  • Stay abreast of ongoing day to day operational matters with MVCP & bring to the attention of supervisor.
  • Assist in proposing solutions on issues that require MOIS input but do not require escalation to MOIS senior management.
  • Assist in collating data & producing reports for the MOIS regarding MVCP operations.
  • Assist in providing advice to our client on any MOIS processes or procedural changes or any personnel changes within the MOIS or other relevant FGS institutions that may have a bearing on the MVCP project.
  • Assist in providing efficient flow to / from the MVCP project & other FGS security bodies.
  • Assist in writing reports.
  • Assist with any HR related issues that affect the SPF Officers in the MVCP project.
  • Implement any other tasks requested by senior MOIS officials.
Project reporting
This role reports to designated focal point in MOIS.
Key competencies Education:
- University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree of equivalent) with 1 years of relevant experience is required.

- Relevant experience is defined as experience in govt., police, security or military.
- Experience with the QA & QC processes is required.
- Experience in stakeholder or partner engagement is required.
- Experience in MA operations or EHM is desired.
- Experience in operation planning, project development context is desirable.

- Fluency in English, Somali are required & knowledge of an additional UN working language is desirable.

- Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.
- Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others.
- Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others.
- Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self & / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences & modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
- Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation & creativity to problem solving.
- Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings & needs of others. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common ground.
Team management
This role has not team management responsibility.
Further information
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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