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Field Officer Job in Somalia

European Union Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kenya

1. The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kenya, Somalia Unit announces the vacant position of a 
Field Officer to be based in Somalia (there are currently three EU Field Offices in Somalia:
Mogadishu, Garowe and Hargeisa).

2. Duties

The role of the Field Officer is to facilitate the effective implementation of the European Union’s assistance programme in Somalia under the direction of the Somalia Unit management.

3. Main responsibilities
  • Managing the administration, imprest local accounts, staff, equipment and security of the office as per the Standard Operating Procedures, Security Plan, and Contingency Plan for the EU Field Offices as revised and in line with the rules mentioned in the EU Practical Guide for Programme estimates;
  • Maintaining regular contact with local authorities, non-state actors, EU implementing partners and other agencies operating in the region and report to the Somalia Unit;
  • Support monitoring and reporting on the implementation of EU funded programmes and projects in the region, advising and following up on progress towards results and partners’ compliance with administrative requirements such as tendering and visibility;
  • Promoting, supporting and where necessary facilitating co-ordination both among EU implementing partners and other agencies operating in the region, and between those partners and agencies and the local authorities and non-state actors;
  • Providing regular information to the Somalia Unit through a variety of reporting tools on EU funded programmes and partners;
  • Providing logistical support and information to EU staff, officials of the EU Member States, EU authorities and consultants visiting the region;
  • The Field Officer is the Security Focal Point in the area of responsibility.
  • The Field Officer will travel regularly within Somalia and may be required to conduct specific missions elsewhere.
  • The field officer will undertake any other Field Office related activities assigned to her/him by the Somalia Unit management.
4. Required Qualifications
  • University level or higher diploma education
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience of which 2 in Somalia
  • Excellent understanding of the current Somali political and socio-economic context is mandatory
  • Experience in the areas of project management, office management and financial administration
  • Experience in development co-operation with institutions, particularly government agencies, professional associations, international agencies, and international NGOs;
  • Ability to work within a heterogeneous socio-political environment and in areas of civil strife;
  • Excellent command of English; knowledge of Somali language will be consider an asset.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • High level of flexibility to work under pressure
  • Ability to deal with confidential matters
The contract is initially for a probationary period of 6 months with the possibility of renewal on annual basis.

Applications and CV’s of interested candidates should reach the EU Delegation by email (registered mail is not acceptable) to our official address before 18th May 2012 and should be addressed as follows:

The EU Representative, 
Delegation of the European Union, 
Somalia Unit, Union House, Ragati Road, 
P O Box 30475, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya. 


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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