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Programme Support Officer

Reporting to: Programme Advisor

Location: Garowe, Somalia

Type of position: L3S1

Application closing: 28 February, 2023


Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led peacebuilding initiatives around the world. Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community. As a strategic partner of the United Nations, Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices around the world. For more information about Interpeace, please visit

Position within the Organization

The position is embedded in the Somali Programme team that is headed by the Programme. The Programme Support Officer will be supervised by the Programme Manager who will provide regular and close supervision. The Programme Support Officer’s strategic goal is to support smooth management, coordination and implementation of Interpeace activities within Somali Programme.

Purpose and General Overview

The position will support efficient and effective management and implementation of the Interpeace programmes in Somali programme. The position will also enhance Somali programme fundraising efforts in other Somali regions. The position will collaborate directly with the other members of the Interpeace Somalia Programme.


  1. Strategic and programme development
  2. Programme implementation
  3. Funding and financial management
  4. Communications and advocacy

Duties and responsibilities

1: Strategic and programme development

  • Assist in the development and implementation of Interpeace’s Somalia strategy for the next phase of the programme.
  • Contribute to the internal (within the Somalia team and across the Organisation) discussions on thematic and learning issues particularly on peacebuilding and governance

2: Programme implementation

Programme management:

  • Provide close support in the planning, development, and implementation of Interpeace’s peacebuilding programme in Somalia.
  • Participate in the Somali programme engagements to help:
    • Improve programme implementation/performance.
    • Promote cooperation and collaboration with other actors.
    • Support the capacity development of Somali partners.
    • Share experiences-especially those that strategically position Interpeace and the Somali partners.
    • Support efforts to improve the reporting/documentation capacities of the Somali partners.
  • Contribute to the development of Interpeace’s relationships with partners in Somali programme.

Grant management and monitoring and evaluation:

  • Provide support in the development of donor reports and compliance to contractual obligations of the Somalia programme.
  • Provide support to the M&E Officer in assessing the extent to which partners’ initiatives are achieving the set results, writing and filing of reports.
  • In collaboration with Somali programme team, review the partners’ research capacities to assess areas of improvement in order to develop and implement strategies to strengthen capacities in order to improve programme impact.
  • Assist in identifying funding opportunities and fundraising opportunities.
  • When need be, support the Finance department in ensuring partners adhere to Interpeace’s financial policies and procedures-especially when developing activity requests and/or procurement of programme services/goods.

3. Communications and advocacy

  • Support the Regional Communication Manager in the documentation of ‘success stories’ and other anecdotal information to demonstrate results/impact of initiatives undertaken by Interpeace and the Somali partners.
  • Assist the Somali partners develop and implement strategies to enhance dissemination of their research.



  • Degree in a related field such international relations, political science, development studies or peacebuilding


  • At least 1-3 years of relevant professional experience in research, analysis and programme management, with some experience with non-profit or international organizations being an advantage


  • Knowledge of current thinking on peacebuilding issues and methods; and demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging needs and integrate them swiftly into priority programme setting.
  • Well established and practiced organizational and planning skills; and knowledge and experience of project cycle management including using project planning and management tools.
  • Developed ability of raising the profile of an organization, networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, and using the media to generate profile.
  • Proven ability to communicate, negotiate and work with high level executives and government officials.
  • Strong writing and communications skills in English and Somali is required.

Interpeace Competencies

  • Collaboration and Weaving
  • Communication
  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning
  • Respect for Diversity

Other requirements

  • Legal status to work in Somalia.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to locations in Somalia region.

How to Apply 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application as early as possible, and no later than 28 February 2023, 23:59 pm, Mogadishu time via the following link: Programme Support Officer, Garowe

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.

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