Programme Management Office

United Nations Office for Project Services

Mogadishu, Somalia

UNMAS as a component of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) provides explosive hazard management capacities, including mitigation, to ATMIS as part of a logistical support package. Non-lethal tactical advice and analysis are delivered by UNMAS technical advisors located in each ATMIS Sector Headquarters and at ATMIS Force Headquarters, who support ATMIS planning and operations. UNMAS support includes both enabling (“operate in spite of IEDs”) and response (“defeat the device”). As a component of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) UNMAS also supports the Federal Government of Somalia, including the Somali Police Force, Somali Explosive Management Authority and National Security Advisor
Programme Management Support:
  • Prepare and provide support for high quality summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to, project reports, annual reports, situation reports, briefing notes and UN reports. 
  • Participate in, contribute to and report on the relevant inter-agency, UN mission, donor and inter-governmental coordination meetings in consultation with relevant programme technical experts when required. Support the management team with UN common planning and programming processes, including strategic country analysis, United Nations Country Framework, humanitarian response plans, integrated strategic frameworks, etc.
  • Identify, contribute to, record and share the ongoing development and implementation of best practices, lessons identified and innovative approaches to improve overall programme performance.
  • Contribute to the management and upkeep of risk management and issue management logs and processes. 
  • Act as focal point to prepare and maintain programme section files.
Knowledge Management:
  • In collaboration with relevant personnel, establish monitoring mechanisms to measure delivery against targets outlined in funding agreements. 
  • Track programme results against targets, alert relevant management if delivery is not on track, compile data and support the management team to prepare for internal and external reports and reviews.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with relevant stakeholders in-country to ensure aligned and coherent planning and implementation processes, Including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) working groups.
  • Support in conducting internal project evaluations as required, including impact assessments. 
Communication and Visibility:
  • Support the development of communication strategies, where relevant, to maximize communication impact and outreach.
  • Support the design, coordination and dissemination of public information products and communication activities as well as gather and draft content for communications products and platforms. 
  • First Level University degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in programme management, project management or business administration.
  • Experince working with the United Nations, international organizations or non-profit organizations is an asset.
  • Experience working in the field of monitoring & evaluation is an advantage. 
  • Experience working in the field of communication is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. 
  • Fluency in Somali  (speaking, reading and writing) is required.