ICT Senior Analyst – ICT Project Management
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UNOP Somalia Country Office (SOCO) exciting career opportunity as we are committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
UNOPS – SOCO is recruiting this position: ICT Senior Analyst (ICT Project Management) and qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Background Information: Somalia
Somalia is amid major new political and security developments that will offer a greater possibility for peace and security than the country has seen in over 20 years. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012, and international community have driven a process of rebuilding of functioning government institutions and processes through Somalia’s peacebuilding and state-building priorities under the Somali Compact (2013-2016), based on the Busan “New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” agreement. The Somalia National Development Plan (2017-2019) builds on this foundation laid by the Compact and sets the priorities for national recovery and development in full collaboration with national and regional governments. A landmark electoral process in late 2016 and early 2017 resulted in a peaceful transfer of power to a new President and government, in place since February and March 2017, respectively. The government has set out an ambitious agenda for its term (the period to 2021). At the London Somalia Conference in May 2017, a Security Pact was agreed by Somalia and the international community, which will allow for sustainable, long-term security based on mutual accountability.
The functional objective of UNOPS in Somalia is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Somalia and the donor community. The aim of UNOPS in Somalia is to provide implementation services to the Government of Somalia, the donor community, and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.
Project Background Information:
A Transitional National Government (TNG) was established in Somalia in 2000. About a decade later, in 2012, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) was formed. Along with the international community, the FGS has driven a rebuilding process of functioning government institutions and frameworks. Following the 2016 electoral process, Somalia entered into a second political cycle, and with a new three-tiered federal system of the FGS, Federal Member States (FMS) and district level administration has attempted to re-establish a presence of the State on the territory. Somalia is developing modernized institutions with the aim of restoring services to a struggling and distressed population. However, this requires the government to perform key functions despite a lack of structure, resources, and limited management and leadership capacity.
At the London Somalia Conference of May 2017, a New Partnership for Somalia (NPS) was established to facilitate the implementation of the Somalia National Development Plan (NDP). Principles to guide the development of affordable, accountable, and acceptable Somali security institutions were endorsed, and the Somalia Security Pact (SSP) adopted detailing features of the Somali National Army (SNA). The Somali Transition Plan (STP), adopted a year later, outlined the conditions and milestones for a progressive transfer of security responsibility to Somali security institutions, from a situation of insecurity and dependence on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to one of taking responsibility for protecting their citizens and maintaining security.
The transition puts additional pressure on the FGS to constitute a more modern armed force. Additionally, although, in recent months, the SNA has managed to lead operations through better coordination with AMISOM and strong support from international partners, the SNA still suffers from significant shortfalls. Support from the international community in strengthening the SNA began over a decade ago. However, one of the biggest challenges the SNA still faces is the lack of military infrastructure and non-lethal equipment such as vehicles and communication equipment. Without adequate resourcing, the whole security transition is put at risk. As AMISOM gradually withdraws its forces from the country and the SNA gains more ground, the establishment of a well-equipped and capacitated SNA will go a long way in meeting the objectives of the STP. SNA2 is a response to address the existing resource gaps, notably in terms of ground transportation, communication, and infrastructure.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Senior Project Manager, and in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures, and practices, the ICT Senior Analyst (ICT Project Management) will provide technical expertise regarding the specialized communications equipment procured under the project.
Specifically, s/he will be critical in ensuring that the selected equipment is compatible with existing equipment procured for the beneficiaries under similar projects/actions and will also oversee the appropriate installation of the delivered equipment. Further, s/he will provide training, as required, to SNA personnel who will be handling the equipment.