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Technical Intern - Socio - Economic Inclusion Of Displaced People And Host Communities In Puntland

Closing: May 28, 2024

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Published: May 14, 2024 (13 days ago)

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BACKGROUND



The persistent political and economic fragility and instability in Somalia hinder the equal
social and economic participation of women. Women are disproportionately affected by precarious circumstances and form a vulnerable group within the Somali society. Patriarchal and male-dominated clan structures limit the opportunities for equal economic and social participation of women and members of minority clans.

 


Conflicts, droughts and famines have further increased structural violence and abuse of
women. 99.2% of all women between the ages of 15 and 49 in Somalia are affected by female genital mutilation. Clientelism and financial advantage along clan lines and other socio-economic structures are widespread.

 


Women are increasingly playing a recognized role as entrepreneurs in economic development. However, there is a lack of opportunities at the individual and systemic level to develop micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in a sustainable and profitable way.

 


It is on this background that GIZ is implementing the project ‘Entrepreneurship promotion in
Somalia’   Kismayo district of Lower Juba, and Baidoa in Southwest State with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project’s target group is women of working age, specifically women led MSMEs. This also includes
intermediaries who i.e. training providers, associations, non-governmental
organizations, ministries in the project region.

 


The project contributes to SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).  It also feeds into the National Development Plan (2020-2024) on strengthening
the economic prospects of women and young adults in Pillar 3 on Economic Development. The project also adds to the first National Gender Action Plan 2023-2025 for Somalia by strengthening the socio-economic participation of women and thus contributing to the perpetuation of changed gender roles.

 


The project's strategy focuses on capacity building at target group level as well as capacity development measures for civil society, government, and private sector organizations. Technical and process advice will promote the development of coordination capacities and capacities of relevant actors, in particular state and private actors, who are involved in multi-stakeholder forums on economic participation.


Responsibilities

BACKGROUND



The persistent political and economic fragility and instability in Somalia hinder the equal
social and economic participation of women. Women are disproportionately affected by precarious circumstances and form a vulnerable group within the Somali society. Patriarchal and male-dominated clan structures limit the opportunities for equal economic and social participation of women and members of minority clans.

 


Conflicts, droughts and famines have further increased structural violence and abuse of
women. 99.2% of all women between the ages of 15 and 49 in Somalia are affected by female genital mutilation. Clientelism and financial advantage along clan lines and other socio-economic structures are widespread.

 


Women are increasingly playing a recognized role as entrepreneurs in economic development. However, there is a lack of opportunities at the individual and systemic level to develop micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in a sustainable and profitable way.

 


It is on this background that GIZ is implementing the project ‘Entrepreneurship promotion in
Somalia’   Kismayo district of Lower Juba, and Baidoa in Southwest State with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project’s target group is women of working age, specifically women led MSMEs. This also includes
intermediaries who i.e. training providers, associations, non-governmental
organizations, ministries in the project region.

 


The project contributes to SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).  It also feeds into the National Development Plan (2020-2024) on strengthening
the economic prospects of women and young adults in Pillar 3 on Economic Development. The project also adds to the first National Gender Action Plan 2023-2025 for Somalia by strengthening the socio-economic participation of women and thus contributing to the perpetuation of changed gender roles.

 


The project's strategy focuses on capacity building at target group level as well as capacity development measures for civil society, government, and private sector organizations. Technical and process advice will promote the development of coordination capacities and capacities of relevant actors, in particular state and private actors, who are involved in multi-stakeholder forums on economic participation.


A.    Responsibilities and duties

 

The intern is responsible for:

  • Support the technical team to achieve the outcomes of the project in the various
    activities.

  • Support the knowledge management, M&E and preparation of communication materials of the project.

  • Co-operation with the Admin./Finance team; follow up on admin. procedures.

 

 

B.   Tasks

 

The core scope of tasks. 

 

Implementation and organization


  • Supports the day-to-day execution of project activities to ensure alignment with
    project outputs and overall objectives.
  • Works closely with the technical team in all project areas for activities within Baidoa and
    Kismayo.
  • Participates in internal and external (team) meetings and workshops and assists in
    documenting them, e.g., by writing minutes.
  • Provide support in researching on various topics related to women and economic development and/or related to the project.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports to the appropriate agencies (including annual
    progress reports to GIZ headquarter).
  • Assists in the preparation of communication materials and concept papers on various
    relevant topics.
  • Assists in the preparation of visitor schedules, prepares itineraries, and arranges
    transportation for visitors.
  • Assists in organizing events and documenting meetings, workshops, and seminars within
    and outside the project.
  • Assists in the preparation of TOR and other supporting documents for contracts.

 

Other additional tasks


  • Carries out other project activities and any other tasks as assigned by the Head
    of Project.
  • Undertake other additional (ad-hoc) tasks as requested by the EPIS/SEIPP team.

 

C.    Profile

 

Qualifications


  • An undergraduate degree in anthropology, sociology, international development studies or any social sciences and related courses.

 

Professional experience


  • Good understanding of the region of implementation is an added advantage.

  • Previous experience in the development sector is an advantage.

 

Other knowledge, additional competencies


  • Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of sensitizing and strengthening local organizations and building local capacities for self-management.

  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g., MS Office and Excel)

  • Technical report writing skills.

  • Very good command of English. Somali is an added advantage.

  • Good team player, who interacts well with different departments and stakeholders.

  • Good management and organizational skills.

  • Maintains confidentiality in handling data and information.

  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and high commitment to integrity.

  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed - corresponding measures are agreed with management.

  • Willingness to travel to Somalia.

 


D.   Duration of the Assignment


The duration of the assignment will be 6 months.

 


 E.   Duty Location


The duty location is Nairobi.


 

F.   Submission of Application

 

Vacancy Reference Number:            GIZ/SEIPP/01/05/2024

 


GIZ is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

All applications should be received by 28th May 2024.

 

 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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