Inter-ministerial coordination Advisor

Beneficiary Institution
Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs, and Reconciliation (MoIFAR)
Duty Stations
Based on MIDA salary scale
6 months with possibility of extension
Post Date
01 Aug 2017
Deadline Date
15 Aug 2017


The MIDA Sweden is an IOM initiative funded by the Government of Sweden that aims to facilitate the transfer of skills, competencies and knowledge of qualified Somali expatriates to specific institutions within Somalia. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali expatriate, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. MIDA Sweden will monitor the expatriate while in assignment. After carefully looking at the priorities of the Somalia and Somaliland Governments, MIDA Sweden will target three key sectors, namely: Health, Public Finance Management (PFM), and Justice.


The Federal Government of Somalia has a vision of setting up permanent local administrations with community elected/selected councils. The soon forming local councils and their administrations demand immediate capacities with efficient system to operate with the other levels of government. These milestones center around four major strands of work:

Reconciliation at local levels
Re-building effective and community owned local governments
Re-building systems that support effectiveness of the upcoming local governments
Building the capacities of the local governments themselves

Realizing the Vision of the government and its objectives is a whole Government endeavor including Federal Member States. The Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliation, however, is mandated to play a leading role in advancing work in these areas. However, currently the Ministry does not have the human resource capacity to make meaningful contributions to establish relations and effectively collaborate with different level of government making sure that all counterparts are aware of shared roles and responsibilities.

Expected Result

The Advisor for inter-ministerial coordination is assigned to establish effective relationship between the MOIFAR and ministries of interior at Members State level by pioneering interactions between the levels of government to discuss their shared roles and responsibilities as well and their priorities.

1.Coordinate Inter- Ministerial Coordination meetings that supports and facilitate effective and efficient process towards the development and implementation of National Development Plan;

2.Coordinate inter-ministerial work in the areas of local governments, IDPs/refugees, reconciliations, standardizations of policy/ legislations, decentralization and service delivery);

3.Organize inter-ministerial coordination meeting, drafting agenda, prepare invitations, facilitation of the meeting and minute taking, and reporting and follow of actions points ;

4.Facilitate and provide guide to the extent possible all inter-ministerial activities relating to coordination for the areas of local government, decentralization, reconciliations, federalism, IDPs/refugee support , and social developments;

5.Strengthen and broaden partnerships with the federal and state ministries, UN and NGOs in the coordination and implementation National Development Plan, and mobilization of resources;

6.Coordinate policy development on inter related issues within the framework of the National Development Plan and ensure full support and cooperation from all stakeholders;

7.Enhances collaboration and info sharing between Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Reconciliations and ministries of interior at state levels;

8.Support state level ministries of interior with improved coordination and administration capacities, including assistance with harmonization of policies and plans;

9.The expert will be expected to provide support to MOIFAR and the Federal Member States in the coordination, info sharing and implementation of plans/ program


As defined in the Work Plan.


Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, MIDA Sweden is requiring the following steps/actions to be undertaken throughout the assignment. These are standard requirements for all assignments undertaken through this project:

1.Transfer of skills: One of the main responsibilities of the qualified Somali expatriate, and one which he/she will be measured against, will be to ensure continuous and systematic transfer of knowledge and skills as related to the assignment. It will have to be agreed with the beneficiary institution which civil servants will have to benefit from this knowledge.
2.Work plan: A work plan will have to be developed with the Supervisor during the first week of assignment which will provide clear and time bound activities to successfully implement the outputs of the assignment. This work plan will be shared with the MIDA Sweden Project Assistant. This work plan can be revised during the mid-term review to reflect new developments or changes in strategy.
3.Interim and Final Reports: A progress report will be submitted by the incumbent to the Supervisor and to the MIDA Sweden Project Assistant. Thereafter a final report will be provided at the end of assignment.


Level of Education:University degree

Area of Study:Public administration, international studies, political science or related fields from a respected institution.

Years of work experience in what area(s):
At least 3 years of experience in government and UN works, experience local government, interior, federalism and reconciliations in Somalia;
Demonstrated familiarity with the Public Policy and institutional building reform context of Somalia;
Experience in arrangement of large meetings, agenda setting, coordination of large events and minute taking and information sharing with various stakeholders;
Strong analytical, writing and conceptual skills, and ability to convey complex topics in a simple, easy to understand fashion;

Languages needed:Fluency in Somali and English

General Skills / Other Requirements:Willingness to work in a potential high risk security environment and be based in Somalia locations outside Mogadishu.


Based on MIDA salary scale


Health insurance, including evacuation due to medical emergency, will be provided by the project. However, experts will be requested to provide a recent medical certificate stating that they are physically well and apt to work in a hardship area in Africa.
Please note that neither IOM nor Swedish Government, according to the contract, will be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host beneficiary institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence and upon arrival in Nairobi or in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-departure briefing including security advice and cultural background.

How to apply

All applications must apply online through the QUESTS-MIDA website.

To start the application process the applications are required to register on account with the QUESTS-MIDA website. Go to login and register as a user, then fill the form and create a password to inter in the application section.

Short listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application. If you encounter any problems when applying visit the FAQs section on the website for more information.