Press Release – Somalia Starts Drought Impact Needs Assessment, global experts convene in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 9th October.  High-level technical experts from around the world have met this weekend in Mogadishu to kickstart a Government-led Drought Impact Needs Assessment (DINA), which will identify the drivers and impact of recurrent drought, and outline long-term solutions that can prevent famine as a result of drought. The assessment will be followed by the development of a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) to address the identified needs. Both the assessment and framework will enable preventative developmental solutions to be carried out alongside the delivery of humanitarian relief, so that Somalia may be able to transition towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness.

The assessment and framework exercises have been initiated and will be carried out by the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States under the Government’s National Development Plan, with the support of the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN).

The three-day meeting, which opened on Saturday, has seen government officials at both federal and member states levels, together with World Bank, EU and UN experts, discuss the next steps in gathering data on drought impact and needs of Somali people as a result of drought, in sectors such as livestock, agriculture, water infrastructure and food security. The exercise will build on data already gathered from across the country by government authorities and humanitarian and development agencies. The assessment and framework will look at and prioritise needs in both the rural and urban areas of Somalia as well as identify further durable solutions for protracted and newly displaced persons within the country.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, Mr. Jamal Hassan, said the expectations of the Ministry and the Government for the assessment and framework are high. “We hope the Recovery and Resilience Framework that will be developed from DINA will bring a comprehensive mechanism that we, the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States, will utilize in order to mitigate the negative impacts of drought that we are still facing,” he said.

The Federal Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Hamoud Ali Hasan, said the time was right to begin looking at and implementing long-term preventative solutions that reduce vulnerability to drought in Somalia.

“Fortunately, we are at a stage now where we have stronger systems and administrations in place, we have stronger Federal Government and Federal Member State Governments to lead the process, and we have international partners and technical experts gathered here & dedicated to helping those affected by drought in the country.  So we can begin to start putting an end to these recurrent droughts and famine in Somalia,” he said.

The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, highlighted that it was vital to continue to provide humanitarian assistance while at the same time working to ensure a drought would never again turn into famine. “We do not see humanitarian and development issues as sequential – or following each other – we are in the middle of a drought and therefore we see these two processes as completely interlinked with each other,” he said.

Mr. de Clercq also highlighted the progress made by Somalia since the 2011 famine, including the launch of the Government’s National Development Plan. “There is an opportunity to take a leap forward in this country, to start focusing on sustainable solutions and sustainable development. The National Development Plan is a fantastic roadmap for that, and we have institutions and mechanisms that have been built up since 2011 that can manage development and humanitarian cooperation in this country,” he added.

Mr. Matthias Mayr of the World Bank congratulated the Government, Federal Member States, the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, for their work as champions of recovery and long-term development, and their leadership in launching the exercise. He underlined that the objective of the exercise was to gain concrete information and solutions to address the issues faced by Somali people impacted by drought.

“We have brought experts here who have done these exercises all around the world. We are very happy that we have a solid team with us here. We aim to engage a variety of stakeholders, from the Federal Member States, from the areas most affected by the drought, and prioritize a number of important issues that we can tackle collectively in partnership,” he said.

Mr. Fulgencio Garrido-Ruiz, speaking on behalf of the European Union, reiterated that the mobilization of the Government of Somalia and international partners in response to the drought has been exemplary. “To ensure that our response has the most impact we need to assess the damages and losses caused by the drought and identify needs, and with that inform our investments and efforts so that we can build national capacity and resilience of Somali citizens. The EU is very proud to be part of this exercise,” Mr. Garrido-Ruiz said.

The Drought Impact Needs Assessment and development of the Recovery and Resilience Framework is scheduled for completion by December 2017.

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Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Somalia: First new technical cooperation project in 26 years to improve the environment supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship

On September 26, 2017, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya, for the Youth Employment Project for Somalia, a technical cooperation project.

MNThe project will support the formulation of development plans for industries that create employment opportunities and a human resource development plan toward advancing youth employment in Somalia. The project will also provide human resource training for trainers of educational and vocational training agencies and for start-up and existing companies in the private sector.

With long-running conflict in Somalia since 1991, the state has not adequately protected the socially vulnerable. Among the challenges is that adequate employment opportunities are not being provided to the young under 30, who compose approximately 70 percent of the population. As a result of inadequate work, some young people have turned to piracy and armed rebel organizations to obtain food for daily living. It is therefore urgent that the government take the lead by formulating a policy to improve the environment that supports youth employment and entrepreneurship.

Building on the outcome of the Youth Employment Baseline Study for Somalia, which was carried out by JICA from 2013 to 2015, the project is the first technical cooperation in Somalia in 26 years, since the Barre administration collapsed in 1991. It is expected that the project will improve the environment supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship and create more job opportunities for the youth in Somalia in the future.

In addition to this project, JICA is carrying out training in third countries and Japan, advancing initiatives to stimulate domestic industry, and supporting the consolidation of peace and socioeconomic stability in Somalia.

Somalia launches Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Recovery and Resilience Framework and as first step towards long term resilience and risk reduction

Press Release
Mogadishu, September 18, 2017. The Federal Government of Somalia has today launched a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and a Recovery and Resilience Framework (RRF) to analyze the recurrent impact of drought in the country. The assessment will be a vital first step in enabling Somalia to transition from humanitarian intervention towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness. The Government led initiative is supported by the United Nations, the World Bank and European Union

A prolonged drought currently affecting Somalia has resulted in over 895,000 people displaced since 2016 and in 2011 a widespread famine due to drought resulted in the deaths of a quarter of a million Somali people. Ongoing, scaled up and coordinated humanitarian response from the Government, Somali public, international community and NGOs, has meant that there is a chance that a 2017 famine may be averted, although the effects of drought are still severe. Such cycles of drought requiring lifesaving humanitarian response are devastating and prevent Somalia from achieving long term development gains.

The Government led PDNA to be followed by RRF will allow Government at both Federal and Member State levels, as well as Somali communities, civil society, and international partners, to identify long-term durable solutions that address the root causes of recurrent crises. These solutions can allow Federal Government and Federal Member States, while ensuring the delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance to Somali people, to also build resilience to disaster, reinforce disaster management and crises response capacity, and increase ability to respond to long term climate change.

It is envisioned that successful completion of the Government owned initiative, planned for the end of 2017, will then lead to the development of a framework for multi-sectoral recovery, and longer-term resilience and risk reduction in the country.

The Federal Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED) is the government agency charged with the responsibilities of translating the socio-economic vision of the country into a macroeconomic stability and sustainable growth. It spearheads the overarching national planning and coordination of sector-wide development through improved resource planning and effective service delivery. The Ministry, in partnership with line-ministries, private sector and development partners promotes enabling environment for sustainable development, employment and economic growth. The Ministry has undergone a radical reform and restructuring in order to meet the wider expectations of post-conflict recovery and reconstruction agenda. For more information please visit: mopic.gov.so

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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.

 

2016 Aid Flow Report

This report presents the key findings from the aid mapping exercise conducted in 2016. The mapping exercise was led by the Aid Coordination Unit (ACU) in the Office of the Prime Minister. Analytical support was provided by the World Bank and UN. Coordination support was also provided by the Ministry of Planning, Investment, and Economic Development (MoPIED). MoPIED will be leading the 2017 aid mapping exercise.

Aid Flows Booklet FINAL(1)

for further information, please visit: somaliaaidflows.so .

Vacancy Announcement – Economic Development Advisor

The Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED) has completed developing a new National Development Plan (NDP), the first in a period of 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process while engaging sectoral Ministries of the Federal Government and Federal Member States, civil society, parliament and academia as well as the international development partners. The plan sets out priorities for Somalia for the period 2017 – 2019 and embeds sustainable development goals, adapting them to the national context.

As per decision announced at the May 11 London Conference in 2017, the NDP builds on the achievements of the New Deal Compact, maintaining a slightly modified oversight, planning and coordination architecture as well as the link between political, security and development priorities. It also addresses the aid management and coordination, development effectiveness and New Deal principles for engagement in fragile states. It is a priority for the Federal Government of Somalia to ensure coherence and continuity between the ended Somali Compact and the NDP, both in terms of development and reconstruction priorities and of use of existing coordination structures, funding and implementation mechanisms. please click here to download and apply

Vacancy Announcement – Investment Advisor

The Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED) has completed developing a new National Development Plan (NDP), the first in a period of 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process while engaging sectoral Ministries of the Federal Government and Federal Member States, civil society, parliament and academia as well as the international development partners. The plan sets out priorities for Somalia for the period 2017 – 2019 and embeds sustainable development goals, adapting them to the national context.

As per decision announced at the May 11 London Conference in 2017, the NDP builds on the achievements of the New Deal Compact, maintaining a slightly modified oversight, planning and coordination architecture as well as the link between political, security and development priorities. It also addresses the aid management and coordination, development effectiveness and New Deal principles for engagement in fragile states. It is a priority for the Federal Government of Somalia to ensure coherence and continuity between the ended Somali Compact and the NDP, both in terms of development and reconstruction priorities and of use of existing coordination structures, funding and implementation mechanisms. please click here to download and apply

 

Vacancy Announcement – Senior Planning Advisor

Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED) has completed developing a new National Development Plan (NDP), the first in a period of 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process while engaging sectoral ministries of the Federal Government and Federal Member States, civil society, parliament and academia as well as the international development partners. The plan sets out priorities for Somalia for the period 2017 – 2019 and embeds sustainable development goals, adapting them to the national context. Please click this link to apply

 

Vacancy Announcement – Economic Research Advisor

Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development (MOPIED) has completed developing a new National Development Plan (NDP), the first in a period of 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process while engaging sectoral ministries of the Federal Government and Federal Member States, civil society, parliament and academia as well as the international development partners. The plan sets out priorities for Somalia for the period 2017 – 2019 and embeds sustainable development goals, adapting them to the national context. Please click this link to apply