Federal Government of Somalia presents findings on impact of recurrent drought and the investment needed to avoid future humanitarian crises

Mogadishu, 5 December 2017.  During the Somalia Partnership Forum in Mogadishu on 5th December, the Federal Government of Somalia presented findings of the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) it has carried out in Somalia, with the support of the United Nations, the World Bank and the European Union. The DINA assessed the root causes and impact of recurrent droughts, and has found damages amounting to USD 1.02 billion and losses estimated at USD 2.23 billion.  The investment needed for Somalia to recover and build resilience to future droughts is estimated at USD 1.77 billion over 3-5 years.

The assessment was led on behalf of the Federal Government of Somalia by the Federal Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, with proactive engagement of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, other line Ministries, and with the active engagement of the Federal Member States.  Presenting the findings of the assessment, H.E. Gamal Hassan, Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, said that the recurring nature of drought in Somalia had prompted the Government to initiate the assessment with the support of the international community. “With this initiative, we aim to tackle the devastating and unsustainable cycle of recurrent drought and famine risk. These findings lay the foundations for the pathway to resilience and sustainable development in Somalia” he said.

The DINA is based on a globally recognized assessment methodology that has assisted disaster impacted countries around the world to recover and build resilience to crises, while at the same time ensuring the delivery of life saving humanitarian relief.  To carry out the assessment in Somalia, 180 sector experts from the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States, the World Bank, the European Union and the United Nations, collected data across 18 sectors and incorporated existing data from the Somalia Humanitarian Needs Overview.

The findings of the assessment will inform the development of a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF)) that will recommend long-term recovery and resilience interventions, to be delivered in complementarity with lifesaving humanitarian response and in line with the priorities of the National Development Plan. The DINA has integrated the data from the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), while the RRF will be aligned with the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), to ensure that urgent humanitarian needs are met, livelihoods are restored and resilience to disaster is built.

Speaking at the Somalia Partnership Forum, Mr. Peter de Clercq, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia, and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, highlighted the exemplary leadership of the Federal Government of Somalia and the important role played by the Federal Member States in carrying out the assessment, and reiterated the complementarity of the humanitarian and development approaches in tackling drought and averting famine.

“The Federal Government and Federal Member States have embarked on a new way of working in collaboration with the international community. It has brought us to where we are, in continuing to save hundreds of thousands of lives through a sustained humanitarian response, while simultaneously taking first but clear steps to prevent a drought from ever turning into a famine again by addressing the root causes of Somalia’s fragility. I call on international partners to support us in this effort,” he said.

Mr. Franck Bousquet, Senior Director of the Fragility Conflict and Violence Group of the World Bank, said that the drought impact needs assessment and recovery and resilience framework address the gap between humanitarian response and development. “With progressive and incremental recovery investment, we can address the structural drivers of vulnerability while the humanitarian response proceeds” he added.

The full DINA report and RRF will be co-launched with the Humanitarian Response Plan in early 2018 in Mogadishu.

Ministry of Planning signs bilateral agreement with German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development

Talks on development cooperation between the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany were held in Berlin on 04 October 2017.

The delegation of the Federal Republic of Somalia was led by H.E. Gamal Mohamed Hassan, Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MoPIED).

The delegation of the Federal Republic of Germany was led by Dr Stefan Oswald, Director for Sub-Sahara Africa, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The talks took place in an open atmosphere of constructive cooperation. The results of the talks are recorded below.

FINANCIAL COOPERATION

  1. Basic Supply of Water and Sanitary Services
  2. Sustainable Land Management in Somalia.
  3. Strengthening the Health System as well.

TECHNICAL COOPERATION

The following points are what have been agreed to be the technical cooperation:

  1. Promoting Livelihoods by Improved Livestock Farming and Agriculture
  2. Support to the Return of Somali Refugees and Internally Displaced Personsthrough a Community-oriented Approach to Reintegration in Somalia
  3. Improving Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Population in overallSomalia through Access to Fishery Products
  4. Sustainable Road Maintenance
  5. Project / Supporting the Road Authorities in Somalia
  6. Promoting Maternal and Child Health and Improved Nutrition in Somalia
  7. Sustainable Land Management in overall Somalia
  8. Better Migration Management”, Regional Programme Horn of Africa (KhartoumProcess)

THIRD ACTORS FINANCED BY BMZ1 this portion of the agreement was not detailed enough.

Future cooperation

The Somali and the German outlined the general direction of future development cooperation and agreed upon concrete projects and additional contributions.

Both delegations agreed that significant overlap exists between the political priorities of their governments as detailed in key documents including in particular the Somalia National Development Plan 2017-2019 and the German Marshall Plan with Africa (M- Plan).Also they have agreed to support resilience, economy, and peace and dialogue.

Finally, it was agreed to have the next talks on development cooperation between the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to take place in 2018.

After we concluded the bilateral meeting, we paid a courtesy visit to the Somali Embassy in Berlin, Germany. And we had a productive meeting with the Ambassador and the staff.DLTl857WkAAuET7

Wasiirka Qorsheynta Oo Hortagay Mudanayaasha Aqalka Sare

Wasiirka Qorsheynta Magaalgahsiga iyo Horumarinta dhaqaalaha
Xukuumadda Federaalka Soomaaliya Mudane Jamaal Maxamed Xasan ayaa hortagay Golaha Aqalka sare ee dalka,Waxaana kulanka golaha aqalka sare shir guddoominayay Guddoomiye ku_xigenka 1 aad Abshir Maxamed (Abshir buqaari).

Ugu horeen Wasiir Jamaal Maxamed Xasan, ayaaa munayaasha ugu warbaxiyay qaab dhismeedka Wasaaradda iyo horumarada ay sameysay Wasaaradda, sidoo kale waxuuu sharxaad ka siiyay mashaariicda hada ka
socda gobolada dalka,iyo ahmiyadda uu u leeyahay qorshaha horumarinta qaranka dalkeena.

Dhanka kale Agaasimaha guud ee Agaasinka Qorsheynta C/qaadir Maxmaed Aadan ayaa Golaha Aqalka Sare sharxaad ka siiyay tiirarka uu ka kooban yahay qorshaha Horumarinta Qaranka,isla markaana dul istaagay  tiir walbo ahmiyadda uu u leeyahy Dalka. Sidoo kale agaasimaha xafiiska ogolaansha mashaariicda qaranka Zakariye Cabdullaahi Xassan ayaa isna la wadaagay golaha warbixin iyo faahfaahin ku saabsan xafiiska NAO iyo shaqooyinka uu qabto isla markaana si qoto dheer ugu hadlay mashaariicda dalka ka socda iyo qaababka ay ugu shaqeeyaan.

Sharaxaadda ka dib ayaa qaar ka mid ah Sanatorada  Aqalka Sare, ayaa su’aalo la xariria shaqada Wasaaradda iyo mashaariicada ka socda dalka, deeqaha lacagaha beesha caalamka ugu talagashay sida loo maamulo, in si siman  dalka looga hirgaliyo mashaariicda, dowlad gobaleedyada  muhiiimada gaarka ah ee ugu jira qorshaha Horumarinta qaranka maxay ku saleysan tahay,ayee  waydiiyeen wasiirka Qorsheynta maalgashiga iyo Horumarinta dhaqaalaha XFS,Mudane jaamal Maxamed Xasan.

Wasiirka Jamaal Maxamed Xasan wax uu soo dhaweyay su’aalaha ay waydiiyeen munayaasha,waxuuna aragti wanaagsan ka siiyay waydiimahooda ku aadan shaqooyinka socda iyo muhiimada Qaranka uu u leeyahay
Qorshaha Horumarinta Qaranka, sidoo kale Wasiirku wuxuu Mudanayaasha ka
codsaday  in ay u wada istaagan  sidii dalka  khayraadkiisa looga faa’iideysan lahaa.

Guddoomiye ku_xigeenka 1-aad ee Golaha Aqalka Sare  Abshir Maxamed (Abshir Buqaari) ayaa bogaadiyay howlaha  dalka u hayaan Wasaaradda Qorsheynta iyo howlwadeenadeeda, isagoo u mahadceliyay sida wanaagsan ay xubnaha Aqalka sare ay ugu sharaxeen  howlaha kala duwan ee dalka ka socda.

 

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Vacancy Announcement: Social Statistics Consultant

S/No Job Title Social  Statistics Consultant
1 Department Directorate of Statistics
2 Assignment Location Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development(MoPIED)
3 Duration 6 Months
4 Reporting To Statistics Director
5 Supervisory Responsibility Head of Social Statistics
6 Job Purpose The aim of this position is to maintain and enhance the organization’s strategic plan of the Directorate of National Statistics. Project development capabilities. The position further aims at improving quality management information and evidence-based organizational decision-making. The incumbent is responsible for designing the developmental project for the strategy and is designed to support policy researches and dialogues, and provide quality inputs to policy formulation and revision.
7 Duties and Responsibilities Social Head of National Statistics will be responsible for:

·       Develop MoPIED, Directorate of Statistics strategic plan through a consultative and participatory process.

·       Prepare statistical indicators of the needed surveys for  NDPs and SDGs

·       Support capacity development through coordination of technical assistance to implement National Statistics development plan.

·       Work closely national partnership group for statistics to provide coordinated support mechanism for all statistical activities

·       Advice national authorities and development partners on methods of national statistical system.

·       Review national statistical systems and data management.

·       Train national statistical staff on statistical methodology and data collection systems and management.

·       Develop data collection tools and provide appropriate guidance national statistical staff to insure data quality in a timely manner.

·       Design monitoring and evaluation frame works for the implementation national statistical development  plan strategy

·       Set up appropriate mechanism relationship between statistical producers and users to close gap between statistical supply and demand.

·       Coordinate joint periodic meeting to assess progress of implementation of the statistical plan.

·       Advice Ministry of Panning on the steps can be taken to boost the statistical capacity of the Directorate of Statistics in sustainable manner.

·       Facilitate and process preparing proposals and financial requirements for the implementations national statistics plan.

·       Identify the gaps and challenges faces national statistical systems and recommend key needed changes.

 

8 Education Advance degree Statistics, Demography and related fields or relevant field from Recognized University.

 

9 Experience •       Possess at least 3 years relevance in the field of statistics

•       Proven ability to conduct data collection, analysis and dissemination of reports

•       Working knowledge of data processing and analytic software(SPSS,STATA,CSpro)

•       Knowledgeable in the current political landscape in Somalia

10 Skill Requirements •       Possess proven leadership skills that could influence decisions,

•       Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Somali and English,

•       Proficient in editing and proofreading

•       Report writing and presentation skills

•       IT skills

•       Ability to communicate effectively

•       Ability to see and manage risks and consequences

•       Functions effectively in a team of professionals Fluency in verbal and written Somali and English.

 

 

How to APPLY: Confidential applications can be addressed the Human Resource Director, Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, E-mail hr.mopied@gmail.com with cc to abdirahmanod@gmail.com only a Cover Letter and Curriculum vitae (CV) in WORD .doc or. docx format must be delivered, by 1500 hours of 25th , August, 2017. Applications addressed exclusively to one of the above email addresses would not be considered.

Vacancy Announcement: Economic Statistics Consultant

S/No Job Title Economic Statistics Consultant
1 Department National Statistics
2 Assignment Location Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development(MoPIED)
3 Duration 6 Months
4 Reporting To Statistics Director
5 Supervisory Responsibility Head of Economic Statistics Division
6 Job Purpose The main purpose of this job is to develop the Directorate of National Statistics in Economic statistics, collection, compilation, analysis, and dissemination for accurate and reliable of Economic statistical data.
7 Duties and Responsibilities Economic Statistics Consultant will be responsible for:

·       Collect, compile, disseminate all economic statistical data to apply statistical theories and methods to solve practical problems in social sectors

·       Provide guidance on the quality of the data collection.

·       Designing the survey questionnaire on CSPRO program and all codes related to the data management tools

·       Prepare monthly progress report for the division

·       Prepare Data entry forms for questionnaires of the survey.

·       Participate Data analysis and tabulations of the survey results on SPSS.

·       Preparing the final report of the survey results as per the guidelines of the project team  in Economic Statistics

·       Develop statistical tools for economic statistical data collection including CPI, Business Registry and industry, National Accounts

·        Analyze and interpret Economic statistical data

·       Design economic  statistical surveys

·       Assist in preparation of planned activities by gathering all statistical information

·       Develop quality assurance including checking and cleaning data

·       Conduct research on economic statistics and prepare occasional papers

·       Ensure economic statistical standards for the economic statistics division

·       Plan and developing all economic statistical indicators

·       Participate in meetings and trainings as required

·       Work closely with the division head to implement programme and activities of the division

·       Update and maintain the records of economic statistics

·       Prepare, design and assign in the implementation of establishment of economic statistical surveys undertaken by the directorate

·       Undertake duties at the directorate office and in the field, as required

·       Participate in the compilation statistical data for Somalia facts and figures

·       Undertake any other reasonable duties as maybe requested from time to time.

 

Key Deliverables

·       Prepare, design and assign in the implementation of establishment of economic statistical surveys undertaken by the division

·       Plan and develop all economic statistical indicators

·       Prepare monthly report on economic statistics

·       Develop statistical tools for economic statistical data collection including CPI, National accounts, production data, and all economic statistical data.

8 Education ·       Master degree in statistics, applied economics or a related field required from Recognized University.
9 Experience •       Minimum two year of experience in statistics or related fields

•       Strong quantitative research and analytical skills

•       Strong in data collection, and data processing procedure

10 Skill Requirements •       Excellent in English and Somali languages

•        Excellent in computer skills

•       Very good in report writing

•       Must be proactive/ initiative flexible

•       Good at team work /team builder

•       Must possess good organizing and planning skills

•       Should demonstrate leadership and organization capabilities

•       Must possess reasoning and problem solving skills and be able to analyze the information

•       IT skills

•       Ability to communicate effectively

•       Ability to see and manage risks and consequences

•       Functions effectively in a team of professionals Fluency in verbal and written Somali and English.

 

How to APPLY: Confidential applications can be addressed to The  Human Resource Director, Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, E-mail hr.mopied@gmail.com with cc to abdirahmanod@gmail.com only a Cover Letter and Curriculum vitae (CV) in WORD .doc or. docx format must be delivered, by 1500 hours of 25th , August, 2017. Applications addressed exclusively to one of the above email addresses would not be considered.

 

e-survey on the National Development Plan carried out jointly by MOPIC and UNDP

After the successful implementation of the Somali New Deal Compact, through which Somalia reached a consensus on a
pathway to promote peacebuilding and statebuilding and set up a number of structures to pursue those goals, the
Federal Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation (MOPIC) of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has
recently finalized the Somalia National Development Plan 2017-2019 (NDP). The plan articulates Government
development priorities, providing a structure for resource allocation and management and guiding development partner
support within the defined FGS priorities in the coming three years.

The Government is fully committed to listening to the Somali people regarding their priorities and expectations and
seeks to strengthen the relationship between state and citizenry. Given this priority, MOPIC and UNDP collaborated to
implement an internet based survey to capture the voices of a wide number of people. The security situation in Somalia
limits travel and therefore the ability to conduct traditional large-scale surveys. The chosen media allows an online
mechanism to provide inclusive opinions about specific themes as individuals respond to questions in a quick and easy
manner. Therefore, the electronic medium has been used as a method through which to gather information on citizens’
preferences in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Somalia National Development Plan for
2017-2019.
The goals of this initiative were three-fold:
1. Develop and implement an inclusive NDP: Increased participation from a wide array of voices will better
inform State institutions at both the federal and sub-federal levels and civil society as they jointly implement the
NDP. The initiative was specifically implemented at a first stage with the hope for furthering women’s
inclusiveness.
2. Raise awareness of the NDP and the SDGs amongst Somali people: The survey was disseminated and
therefore widely viewed on online Somali news websites. It was accessed both within Somalia and across the
diaspora.
3. Test Trial: The e-survey aimed to serve as a test trial to whether such type of tool could be applicable and useful
in other, similar contexts as a method to promote civic engagement and participation throughout (and outside
of) the country.
The e-survey content was agreed upon between MOPIC and UNDP. It included 19 questions, the first eight of which
gathered information that allows for a disaggregated analysis by: Gender, Age, State (& Diaspora), Rural/Urban,
Relationship Status, Education Level, Employment Status, and Sector of Society. The second part of the survey focused
on gathering information on awareness of the SDGs and the Somali NDP, SDG preferences and perceived progress on
SDG implementation, factors affecting development, investment prioritization, and implementation and participation as
related to development programmes and policies in Somalia. Please see the full survey for a list of questions in Annex 1.
SurveyMonkey, an online survey and questionnaire software tool, was used to design, edit and track responses to the
survey. Dissemination was done both in English and in Somali through different Somali online news websites. Online
dissemination was complemented by the organization of a consultation in Mogadisu on 5 October 2016 with rural
women from the Federal Member States. The reason why rural women were consulted separately is their limited access
to internet and use of online tools, which impeded them to participate at a large scale in the e-consultation.
Analysis of responses was done through Microsoft Excel software and focused on disaggregation by gender
(men/women), State & Diaspora (Puntland, Galmudug, Hirshabelle, South-West, Jubaland, Somaliland, Region of
Banadir, and diaspora) and Sector of Society (public, private, civil society and academia).

Download last version of the report of the results of the e-survey.

http://mopic.gov.so/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Report-Somalia-e-Survey-NDP-SDGs.pdf

Final version of Somalia National Development Plan

The process of crafting the first Somalia National Development Plan (NDP) in 30 years was both exciting and complex. For more than a year, the capable team at the Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation (MoPIC) worked tirelessly to envision a development plan consistent with Somalia‘s steady recovery from 25 years of state collapse, persistent conflict and a shattered economy.

From outset, we knew that we needed to formulate a realistic NDP, both in terms of cost and in implementation capacity of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS). The NDP covers three fiscal years (2017-2019) instead of the traditional five years; our aim was to create a solid basis for future plans. After three decades of no development agenda, we had to be conservative in our outlook. Furthermore, the NDP is compliant with both the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (iPRSP), a global poverty eradication scheme that also partially satisfies the global debt forgiveness program, which the FGS is aggressively pursuing with international financial institutions led by the IMF.

Since September 2013, the New Deal Compact for Somalia served as the country‘s comprehensive development and political roadmap. For nearly three years, Somalia became the only country in the world to have fully implemented the New Deal program. Somalia was seen as a model among the ―g7+ countries‖, a group of fragile nations recovering from years of conflict that signed up to the New Deal. Among the many benefits of the Compact was that it built for Somalia a strong foundation from which we can articulate a realistic NDP. In many ways, the Compact has become a prerequisite and a harbinger for fragile countries like us to craft their own NDP.

For farther detail you can download NDP final vesion here: somalia-national-development-plan-2017-2019final14dec

Monthly DGs meeting held in Mogadishu

The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) sends its compliments to all of the national and international stakeholders who participated in the initial consultations of the National Development Plan (NDP).

Deputy Minister of  Planning and International Cooperation H.E Prof. Abdullahi Shiekh opened the meeting and addressed in his opening remarks “We are delighted to inform you that we have now completed the zero draft of the NDP after more than a year of laborious work. We wish take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who have played a role in putting together Somalia’s first NDP in 30 years. Together, we are, indeed, on the cusp of transforming Somalia’s development agenda”

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Planning and International Abdi Dirshe  addressed  the need to review the draft of the NDP and more contributions “We request that you prepare relevant information, and engage in a robust and exhaustive discussion on the stated priorities of each sector, all the while ensuring that the NDP remains realistic and achievable over the next three years”

The Interim National Development Plan (INDP) 2016 – 2019 which is being prepared in broad consultation with stakeholders and development partners will describe Somalia’s macroeconomic, structural and social policies that will support poverty reduction and economic growth.

MoPIC presents PSG5 2015 achievements at the High Level Partnership Forum in Istanbul Turkey.

The High Level Partnership Forum held in Istanbul Turkey on the 23rd and 24th was attended by the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation H.E Abdirahman Yusuf Aynte who was accompanied to the summit by Mr. Abdi Dirshe the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and Mr. Dalmar Hassan who is the Government lead of PSG 5 [Peace and State building Goals Revenue and Services].
The Minister gave a well received presentation on the considerable progress made in the areas of health, education, social protection and public financial management in the year 2015, while reiterating the importance of accelerating the delivery of basic services to the citizens of Somalia as fundamental requirement of re-establishing  state legitimacy in Somalia.
He also underlined the importance of changing the focus from short term humanitarian interventions to long term development aid planning which will guide long term programme interventions needed for genuine change in the living standards and access to services of the average Somali
” The current basic services support has evolved from a purely humanitarian approach, especiallyin health and education towards longer term program horizons and program support; however, funding commitments are still short-term and insufficient, and data gathered don’t show whether the increased service delivery is either equitable or affordable. In health, geographical and scope coverage of delivery is limited, with referral system and secondary health mainly depending on humanitarian funding. Moreover, with roughly $30m per year countrywide, education funding is very low and posing challenges for expanding core primary education access fundamental service that presages state legitimacy as well as a counter act to violent extremist groups that benefit from an uneducated and unemployable youth population”