Industry Policy Advisor

Beneficiary Institution
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Duty Stations
Mogadishu
Stream
Duration
12 Months
Post Date
19 Mar 2018
Deadline Date
03 Apr 2018

Summary

The selected candidate will assist the implementation of JICA YEPS project under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI). The selected candidate will be required to closely work with Japanese consultants, who will be based in Kenya or Japan, JICA Kenya Office as well as other MIDA advisors dispatched under the JICA YEPS project.

The selected candidate will particularly support the formulation of pilot sector development plans which will be drafted by the line ministries and the coordination for JICA YEPS project. The selected candidate will further be required to collect and analyze the necessary information for JICA YEPS project activities

Background

Background Information

About the JICA Project Youth Employment Project for Somalia (YEPS)
On September 2017, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), being the bilateral development agency of Japan, signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Federal Government of Somalia, for the Youth Employment Project for Somalia (YEPS), a technical cooperation project.
The project will support the formulation of development plans for industries that create employment opportunities and a human resource development plan toward advancing youth employment in Somalia. The project will also provide human resource training for trainers of educational and vocational training agencies and for start-up and existing companies in the private sector.
With long-running conflict in Somalia since 1991, the state has not adequately protected the socially vulnerable. Among the challenges faced is that adequate employment opportunities are not being provided to the young under 30, who comprise approximately 70 percent of the population. As a result of inadequate work, some young people have turned to piracy and armed rebel organizations to obtain food for daily living. It is therefore urgent that the government takes the lead by formulating a policy to improve the environment that supports youth employment and entrepreneurship.
Building on the outcome of the Youth Employment Baseline Study for Somalia, which was carried out by JICA from 2013 to 2015, the project is the first technical cooperation in Somalia in 26 years, since 1991. It is expected that the project will improve the environment supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship and create more job opportunities for the youth in Somalia in the future.
Summary Assignment

The selected candidate will assist the implementation of JICA YEPS project under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI). The selected candidate will be required to closely work with Japanese consultants, who will be based in Kenya or Japan, JICA Kenya Office as well as other MIDA advisors dispatched under the JICA YEPS project.

The selected candidate will particularly support the formulation of pilot sector development plans which will be drafted by the line ministries and the coordination for JICA YEPS project. The selected candidate will furthur be required to collect and analyze the necessary information for JICA YEPS project activities.


Expected Result

Activities / Key Results Expected

Under the overall guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Trade , the Industry Policy Advisor will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

Description of the assignment:
The selected candidate will:

Support the MoIT to identify the potential industries that contribute to creating more job opportunities for the youth in close communication/collaboration with Japanese consultant team of JICA YEPS project and other concerned ministries;
Provide technical inputs to the pilot sector development plans, including the human development plans for the pilot sectors, which would be prepared by the line ministries from the view point of the development of promising industries in order to create more job opportunities for the youth;
Support dissemination and formalization of the drafted pilot sector development plans;
Collect and analyze necessary information for JICA YEPS project activities and share it with recipient ministries and JICA YEPS Project particularly in terms of industrial development, TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) and youth employment promotion;
Assist administrative procedures of training programs and business plan competitions to be conducted in the third countries and Japan implemented under the JICA YEPS Project;
Provide policy and technical advice to MoIT and relevant ministries / institutions with view to generate employment opportunities for youth;
Ensure the flow of communication between the Japanese consultant team assigned by JICA, other MIDA advisors and their recipient ministries.

Targets

Target Outputs (Measurable Results)

3 5 specific outputs; these must be clear, measurable and time bound for the project to determine success of assignment (e.g., Transfer of specific skills to beneficiary institutions civil servants).


Monthly Activity Report to IOM and JICA
Analysis of the government policy including state governments on TVET and entrepreneurship of youth and Industrial development
Analysis of the donor activities such as TVET, entrepreneurship of youth and Industrial development
Training report conducted under the JICA YEPS project

Requirements

MIDA requirements
Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, MIDA 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 Project Assistant. This work plan can be revised during the mid-term review to reflect new developments or changes in strategy.
3.Mid Term Review: there will be a mid-term review of the assignment between the incumbent and the beneficiary institution to discuss progress of the assignment and feedback on performance.
4.Interim and Final Reports: A progress report will be submitted by the incumbent to the Supervisor and to the MIDA
5.Project Assistant. Thereafter a final report will be provided at the end of assignment.

Qualifications

Qualifications


Level of Education:Bachelor Degree
Area of Study:Industrial Development / TVET
Years of work experience in what area(s):Minimum of 5 years experience in similar fields
Languages needed:Fluency in Somali and English
General Skills / Other Requirements:1.Good leadership and supervisory skills
2.Familiarity with Somali context and culture
3.Ability to coordinate and deliver multiple assignments
4.Ability to coordinate with different Somali and international stakeholders including Japanese
5.Proficient in MS Office applications

Salary

Salary
Under the direction of IOM MIDA and in consultation with the beneficiary institution, it has been determined that the salary level for this position be the following:

(This will be determined based on qualifications (VI) and level of the assignment (X).

Security

Security and insurance modalities

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 JICA, 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

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 www.quests-mida.org 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.