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Private Sector Adviser With FCDO Somalia

Closing: Jan 30, 2023

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Published: Jan 18, 2023 (19 days ago)

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Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

Essential on arrival:

  • Must speak Somali
  • 5-10 years’ experience of delivering economic development programmes particularly adaptive approaches.
  • Strong market systems development programme delivery experience.
  • Good investment and finance experience including in financial sector deepening and investment climate building.
  • Strong team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with a range of stakeholders including national government, bilateral and multilateral agencies and the private sector
  • Experience of operating in a large and complex environment where teamwork, building relations, and bringing people with you is essential.
  • Ability to deliver at pace, take initiative and manage your own workload.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Work in FCAS, with a preference for work in Somalia

Language: English and Somali

Level of language required: Proficient

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

Desirable:

  • Experience working on or in fragile and conflict affected states 
  • Experience in solving a wide range of problems using a variety of tools, and being creative
  • Flexibility to work on new priorities as they emerge.


Responsibilities
Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

Essential on arrival:

  • Must speak Somali
  • 5-10 years’ experience of delivering economic development programmes particularly adaptive approaches.
  • Strong market systems development programme delivery experience.
  • Good investment and finance experience including in financial sector deepening and investment climate building.
  • Strong team leadership experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with a range of stakeholders including national government, bilateral and multilateral agencies and the private sector
  • Experience of operating in a large and complex environment where teamwork, building relations, and bringing people with you is essential.
  • Ability to deliver at pace, take initiative and manage your own workload.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Work in FCAS, with a preference for work in Somalia

Language: English and Somali

Level of language required: Proficient

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

Desirable:

  • Experience working on or in fragile and conflict affected states 
  • Experience in solving a wide range of problems using a variety of tools, and being creative
  • Flexibility to work on new priorities as they emerge.


Lead delivery of the SIGS programme

- The UK’s flagship private sector development programme in Somalia, that implements a flexible/adaptive and system-wide approach.

  • Act as Programme Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) clearly communicating programmes aims/objectives and approach, creating a safe, inclusive culture for your team of 5 that recognises success and brings along key stakeholders. And have technical leadership
  • Ensure on-going compliance with corporate compliance criteria particularly in managing programme budget and risks.
  • Line manage the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser and Programme Responsible Owner. Role-modelling and coaching staff to effectively support policy influencing and programme delivery.
  • Lead the Somalia Ec Devt/PSD Donor Coordination Group progressing the common objective of developing evidence-based policy/programming.

Policy influencing and sector engagement

  • Lead UK influencing and engagement efforts on key policy areas such as: trade and Somalia’s accession to regional trade blocks, financial integrity, and price stability of FODD markets.
  • Inform the engagement of key partners such as the UN, World Bank Group, European Union, and USAID through active involvement in steering committees and consultation activities.
  • Shape/ influence Development Finance Institutions (DFI) engagement in Somalia including through developing relationships with colleagues in central London departments.
  • Actively network /engage with the private sector to understand its challenges/opportunities for growth.

Cross-cutting PSD support

  • Act as the FCDO/1HMG Somalia point person on prosperity, business, trade and investment, liaising with FCDO’s London Office and 1 HMG to provide timely responses to enquiries.
  • Lead on cross office resilience work, working closely with the humanitarian and climate unit.
  • Provide technical inputs into other relevant cross-office programming.

Professional and technical development

  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge in FCDO Somalia focal areas through self-directed learning, networking, and engagement.

Resources managed (staff and expenditure):

The post holder will manage 1 monitoring and evaluation adviser and 1 senior programme manager and be responsible for a £ 38million programme – Supporting Inclusive Growth in Somalia.

 The   successful candidate will be expected to accredit to FCDO’s Private Sector Development cadre shortly after appointment


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