Advisor to the Somali Police Support Office – Mogadisho

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Job Information

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    Posted On Jul 7 ,2021
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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Job Description

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Overview of position

  • The JPP strategy for 2018 - 22 aims to increase police presence & visibility across the main population centres & their supply routes. The strategy is based on the provision of support to the govt. of Somalia to develop state police services in Jubaland, South West State, Hirshabelle & Galmudug, reform the Puntland police, transition the Somali Police Force (SPF) into the federal police & create effective federal & state Daraawish branches.
  • The overall objective is to increase, across & throughout Somalia, the presence of an effective & accountable federal police as well as state police services capable of delivering basic policing services as a contribution towards improving security & access to justice to civilian populations in accordance with provisions set in the NPM, the security pact & the national security architecture.
  • The JPP PRODOC identifies the requirement for an Advisor to lead the Somali Police Support Office (SPSO) in working closely & if necessary, on a daily basis with the Secretariat in order to ensure that all actions are aligned with the requirements & priorities jointly agreed by federal & state police authorities within the new management structure reflecting federal & state police strategic plans & institutional development & capacity building plans

Role objectives

The Advisor to the Somali Police Support Office (SPSO) is a time limited post funded by the JPP, intended to support the delivery of the new policing model through the development of federal & state police through the Joint Police Program (JPP). The Advisor to the SPSO is broadly responsible for 3 outputs:

  • Output 1: The establishment & capacity development of a SPSO as an integral branch of the MOIS planning & development department in order to provide an enduring & sustainable MOIS capability to support the delivery of the JPP.
  • Output 2: As Advisor to the SPSO, oversee the work of the SPSO in supporting the development & transition of federal & state police in accordance with the new policing model.
  • Output 3: Provide staff support to the JPP Secretariat in achieving key deliverables of the JPP.

Specific post responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the capacity development, oversight & daily mentoring of an enduring SPSO within the MOIS that will be able to coordinate JPP support without an external advisor within 12 months. Report progress on a monthly basis.
  • Support the MOIS, Somali federal police, FMS Ministries of Security & state police in the development of JPP work requests in coordination with the JPP Secretariat.
  • Support the JPP Secretariat & implementing partners in monitoring the implementation of JPP funded activities, working to resolve issues (within means & authority), reporting on challenges & risks to implementation.
  • Advise & support the MOIS, SFP, FMS Ministries of Security & state police in the development & implementation of their strategic plans & subordinate Institutional Development & Capacity Building plans (ID & CB plans), in order to inform JPP funding priorities & investment decisions.
  • Provide secretariat support to the JPP Executive Board & other JPP related meetings.
  • Initially, Chair of the Somali Technical Working Group (STWG) & MOIS representative at the PPDB & other key police coordination meetings.
  • Facilitate engagement with Council of Ministers of Internal Security (CoMIS) & Council of Police Commissioners (CoPC) to ensure Somali ownership of the program, meaningful consultation & informed decision making.
  • Other duties as directed by the JPP, related to the development & effective implementation of the JPP.

Detailed deliverables for the Advisor to the SPSO have been agreed between DG MOIS & the Security & Justice Director. Initial deliverables for the 1st 6 months are expected as follows:

  • Deliverable 1: By end of August 2021, provide a 11 month development plan for the SPSO with the aim of ensuring that the SPSO is capable of operating without Advisor support by end of June 2022.
  • Deliverable 2: By end of September 2021 & in conjunction with UNPOL, review all current FMS state police plans & make recommendations to the JPP Executive Board for their improvement.
  • Deliverable 3: By end of December 2021, in support of the JPP Secretariat, develop & oversee implementation of action plan arising from the mid term review.
  • Deliverable 4: By end of November 2021, in support of the SPF support group meeting, ensure the delivery of the SPF ID & CB plan.
  • Deliverable 5: By end of January 2021, deliver a SPSO within the MOIS, increasingly capable of delivering its outputs without Advisor support & with a refined 5 month plan for it to achieve full operating capability.

Project reporting

  • Weekly: Weekly written report to both DG MOIS & the Strategic Police Advisor, reporting on progress of the previous week & action plan for the following week.
  • Monthly: Monthly written report to both DG MOIS & the Strategic Police Advisor, reporting on delivery progress, milestone achievements, key issues, risks & threats

Key competencies

University Degree is essential, Post Graduate Degree is highly desirable.

  • At least 4 years work experience in the security sector essential, preferably at both federal, state level & with experience of security institutions & / or police services.
  • An understanding & experience of the UN system preferred.
  • Excellent project management experience desirable.
  • IT competencies in Word, email & communications such as Zoom / or similar meeting tools.
  • Fluent in written & spoken Somali & a proficient level in written & spoken English.
  • No evidence of any criminal or terrorist associations.
  • Personal & professional conduct reflects the values & purpose of the program
  • Conscientious & self motivated with an ability to work as a team member & on own initiative.
  • Ability to work as a part of a multidisciplinary national & international team.
  • Demonstrating / safeguarding ethics & integrity.
  • Learning, sharing knowledge & encourage the learning of others.

Team management

This role does not have any team management responsibility

Further information

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Interested candidates are required to apply for this role on or before close of business of 15th July 2021.
  • Candidates applying for this role MUST update a copy of their latest resume on their profiles.