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USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program:The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflicts, promote stability and community cohesion, and strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. 

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Grants Logistics Assistant.  

Seeking: Grants Logistics Assistant
Do you want to make a difference in Dusamareeb, Mateban, Baidoa?
If you would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia, please read on!

As our Logistics Assistant, you will work closely with TIS functional teams to include and not limited to the program and grants team, the program grantees and vendors to support the above-referenced program objectives. 

The work of Grant Logistics Assistant requires detailed knowledge of Somali culture, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

·                     Diploma in Business Administration, International Relations, International Development or appropriate field.
·                     Minimum two (2) years relevant experience in a similar position, with specific focus on local/international procurement, clearing & forwarding, Somalia laws and regulations, fleet management, insurance and inventory/stock/supplies management, development and control.
·                     Experience with event organizing and planning
·                     Previous experience with UN, international or local NGOs is required.
·                     Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior government personnel, colleagues, donor partners, private sector, and other actors that may be involved in the overall implementation of the project
·                     Ability to maintain integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
·                     Ability to pay close attention to detail and work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
·                     Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a multicultural team.
·                     Functional competencies required include effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, team player and cross cultural facilitator
·                     Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications, Microsoft Outlook, Access and PowerPoint.
·                     Fluency in English and Somali is required

Seeking: M&E / Information Officer
Do you want to make a difference in Mateban?
Do you enjoy photography and writing?
This position will be based in Mateban with frequent travel to other project areas.

·                     University degree in Mass Communication, English Language/Literature or its equivalent with a minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in international development, sociology  media, or communication. OR
·                     Diploma and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience in international development, research, sociology, media or communication.
·                     Proven work experience in media, multimedia reporting and political journalism. Ability to conduct political analysis is highly required.
·                     Proven experience with grant monitoring and reporting methods and systems.
·                     Familiarity with focus group discussions and facilitation a highly desired.
·                     Familiar with Microsoft Office suite.
·                     Experience with deadline-driven writing assignments in English.
·                     English and Somali language fluency required. Strong English writing skills required.
·                     Must be a Somali National

Seeking: Information Technology (IT) Manager
Do you have IT experience and interest in working on a Somalia program?
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia?

If yes, please read on!

This position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia.

Qualifications and Skills Sought:
·                     University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or appropriate field.
·                     Five years’ experience working in Information technology
·                     Experience working in a complex and challenging field environment
·                     Fluency in written and spoken English.
·                     Experience in data security.
·                     Previous experience working in Somalia highly sought.
·                     In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions
·                     Demonstrated IT expertise working in Somalia.
·                     Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
English language fluency required. 

IT Officers in Nairobi (1) and Garowe (1) 

Seeking: Grants Information Technology (IT) Assistant
Do you have Information Technology (IT) experience and interest in working on a Somalia program?
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia?
If yes, please read on!
Qualifications and Skills Sought:
·                     Diploma in information Technology or Computer Science.
·                     Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
·                     At least 2 years’ experience in similar position.
·                     Working knowledge in using Microsoft office required
·                     PC and server support experience, especially with Windows Server and Windows Client Operation Systems.
·                     Experience of basic knowledge of Lotus Notes Client Administration, and replication within a WAN.
·                     Computer repairs, assembly and technical troubleshooting.
·                     Good knowledge of computer hardware and software theory.
·                     Computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, Lotus Notes, Windows operating systems.
·                     Industry standard certification by Microsoft or Cisco preferred.
·                     Experience conducting IT needs assessments, preferably in government or administrative offices.
·                     Experience training end users in basic IT functions and Microsoft Office programs
·                     Must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
·                     Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
·                     Cultural Sensitivity.
·                     Ability to work with strict deadlines.
·                     Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
·                     Good interpersonal skills.
·                     English language fluency required and Somali Language fluency stongly preferred.

Seeking: Project Advisor 
Do you want to make a difference in Baidoa in Bay region, Mateban, Dhusamareeb & South Galkayo?

Qualifications and Skills Sought:     
·                     University degree preferred, such as in development, project management, social work, conflict management or any other related field.
·                     Minimum of three years of professional experience in the field of governance and development, or conflict management, especially in international organizations such as NGOs.
·                     Minimum of two years specific experience in the field of development with project design, implementation and monitoring. 
·                     Experience in community participation and consensus-building projects.
·                     Thorough knowledge and understanding of government structures and current development planning in Somalia.
·                     Demonstrated capacity to understand and analyze the national, regional, and local political context in Somalia, and especially Bay.
·                     A drive for results in a high-volume, quick-paced programme environment; creativity and analytical capability required to respond to evolving programme demands and current events.
·                     Excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite.
·                     Written and spoken fluency in English and Somali is required.
·                     Strong inter-personal skills and an ability to work within and build a team environment; ability to provide both detailed and strategic analysis; excellent communication and negotiation skills; ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a diverse work environment.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

If so, please send 

(1) a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format 

(2) A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,

(3) A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded from

Forward your application to and copy 

Closing date: Wednesday, 15th July 2015. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please put Project Advisor as the email subject and indicate the region you are applying for in the subject line. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Women strongly encouraged to apply 

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