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Governance Consultant Job Vacancy: Consultancy to Manage DFID Somalia Governance Outputs


Reducing poverty is the primary aim of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID).

DFID Kenya and Somalia is responsible for managing the British Government’s contribution to international development in Kenya and Somalia, with the objective of supporting governments to reduce poverty in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Governance Consultant

DFID Kenya and Somalia wishes to recruit an individual consultant to support two programmes under the Somalia governance portfolio that aim to improve national, regional, and local governance, peacebuilding and democracy in


The consultant is expected to provide part time consultancy services up to a period of 180 days spread out from May 2010 - 31st March 2011. The consultant will report to the DFID Somalia Governance Adviser.

The consultancy will be delivered from Nairobi, Kenya.

You will have the following technical and behavioural competencies:
  • A Masters degree, preferably in Social Sciences or any other related subject;
  • Experience working in the governance and peacebuilding sector in a conflict-affected country;
  • Extensive practical knowledge in management of complex and diverse donor funded projects;
  • Proven experience of influencing international partners and delivering of results with/through international partners;
  • Experience working with international organisations, particularly with UN agencies, and international non governmental agencies;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to create and maintain strong stakeholder relationships;
  • Ability to understand the strategic context of DFID Somali governance and peace building support and apply it to ensure effective delivery by partners;
  • Ability to form strong working relationships with colleagues, including those in the international community and with Somali counterparts;
  • Ability to function effectively in a complex and difficult environment.
How to Apply:
  1. To express your interest, please log on to to obtain detailed terms of reference and application forms. Only applications made using this application form will be considered.
  2. Completed application forms as per clause 3 of the Terms of Reference should be sent by hard copy to P O Box 3501, 00506, Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi.
  3. The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on 15 April 2010. Under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this date.
  4. All enquiries should be directed to sarah.nandi @
DFID is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community, and we actively encourage interest from women, ethnic minority groups and those with disabilities. Selection is on merit.

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