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Senior Advisor on Trade & Private Sector Advisor

Mogadishu (Somalia)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Mogadishu (Somalia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-16

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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
  • The Senior Adviser Trade & Private sector is a contract based function & the position holder will assist the OPM & the PM in particular on strengthening & leading the govt. trade & private sector vision particularity the export agenda from end to end & by playing a facilitation role across relevant commissions & ministries to ensure an integrated ecosystem of support for enterprises in Somalia.
  • S / He will be part of the senior team members supporting the PM which will be fully integrated into the functions of the current govt. program, the position holder is expected to assist the PM deliver on his priorities on 100 days govt. work plan.
Role objectives
The Senior Adviser for Trade & Private Sector will work under the supervision of the Permanent Secretary & at the same time will have direct access to the PM to provide high level advisory support to the PM. Among other things, the Senior Trade & Private Sector Adviser will be tackling 2 main dedicated components for international trade & industrial development (private sector), public private partnership:
  • Give assistance on any aspect of the OPM & provide policy advice as a specialist on trade & the private sector.
  • Undertake long term policy thinking & contribute to policy planning within the OPM.
  • Contribute to writing speeches & undertake related research, including adding business content to materials prepared by the OPM staff.
In working with other staff from the OPM & govt. line ministries, the Trade & Private Sector Advisor will perform the below listed tasks:
  • Assist the establishment & operations of market intelligence & analytics team working closely with MOC (Ministry of Commerce).
  • Support the development of a market information database / dashboard, on both domestic & international markets.
  • Support the development & the implementation of an export promotion guideline.
  • Assist on the creation of knowledge management & data respiratory for the OPM & key stakeholders across the export value chain of the private sector.
  • Support sector based strategic policy & promotion oriented long & short term studies.
  • Support the development of a framework for mapping horizontal & vertical linkage needs.
  • Assist the PS & OPM implementation efforts working closely with different ministries & trade institutions other partners.
  • Contribute to the ongoing institutional establishment & systemising capacities in the government.
Project reporting
The Senior Adviser for Trade & Private Sector will work under the supervision of the Permanent Secretary.
Key competencies Required qualifications & skills:
- Minimum of 10 years senior level working experience in govt. or in a multilateral or CSO.
- Strong experience in management role in the private sector.
- Excellent writing & communication skills.
- Excellent diplomatic & negotiation skills.
- Extensive network of partners within the development cooperation communities of practice.
- Knowledgeable in the current political landscape of the country.
- Fluency in Somali & English.
- Ability to speak other languages would be an advantage.
- MBA or Master’s Degree in Human Resource, International Economics, Management, Business, Public Administration or relevant fields.
Team management
This role does not have any 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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