The main purpose of the job is to implement projects aiming to advance the inclusion of minority clan communities (defined as those communities not recognized as major clans in Somalia/Somaliland). All MRG’s projects involve strong participation of local minority-led organisations and will involve supporting those partners and building their capacity in sustainable ways alongside ensuring that all elements of projects are smoothly delivered to a high quality.
The projects currently comprise:
- An 18 month US-funded project to recruit, select, train, support and mentor 10 minority fellows who will be placed in government office roles in South West State and/or Federal Government to gain experience and add functioning inclusive governance.
- A 6-month research project seeking evidence of how minority exclusion in aid or development interventions takes place in practice and factors that enable or prevent it. A second focus of this research is why minority community members may not be aware of or willing to use feedback mechanisms and what can be done to remedy this.
The post holder will be involved in designing additional interventions which if successfully funded, may present additional opportunities for ongoing work at the full time level and/or beyond the initial 18 month currently funded project period.
The tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting partners to recruit, select, train and mentor 10 minority fellows
- Negotiating with SWS and Federal government offices concerning placement opportunities
- Updatng MRG’s online training package in Somali and ensure roll out
- With partners, agreeing on the content of 2 face to face training events, identify trainers and ensure high quality and effective training programmes, support partners on logistics
- With partners, agreeing on the content of 8-10 online one off seminars/webinars, identify volumteer high profle Somali and international presenters and facilitate sessions.
- Supporting partners to carry out participatory research processes, analyse and present the results of such processes.
- Supporting partners to carry out advocacy locally, nationally and internationally on the findings of the research and the pilot projects.
- Supporting partners to work with journalists to explain the findings and achieve media coverage of project lessons
- Liaising with international organisations, donors, practitioners, government officials and politicians to share lessons from the project and encourage replication or application of extracted principles.
- Personally representing the projects and MRG more widely at relevant meetings and events
- Managing elements of the project budget, monitor expenditure, manage any variations to planned budgets, work carefully within donor budget constraints.
- Working with the fundraising team and partners to put together bids for funding including drafting budgets, logframe and programme descriptions. Draft project reports to donors.
- Working with partners to ensure information is gathered on all activities run to support monitoring and evaluation. Give partners feedback on activities, suggest changes to the programme based on learning. Identify barriers to the success of project activities and work out ways to overcome or avoid these.
- Being aware of security considerations that may affect the partners and or the project and work to minimise the risk of adverse consequences to partner organizations and project staff.
- Producing communication materials for MRG’s website, social media, periodic appeals etc based on the project and partners and rights holders involved in activities.
- Identifynig and liaising with other organisations also working in this area.
- Ensuring that project activities, results and impacts are to the agreed standard, on schedule, and within budget and alert the Deputy Director where this may not be the case for any activities implemented by colleagues and not by the post holder.
How to apply:
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter, via our website form at
by the end of Sunday 10 October 2021.