Terms of Reference for a focal point person in Galmudug

May 2 ,2024




3 - 5 Years of Working Experience


Galmudug State Of Somalia

Background and Objectives:

Somali Public Agenda (SPA) is implementing the EU-funded project titled “Increased Opportunities for Somali Citizens’ Scrutiny of Fiscal and Financial Governance.” The project aims to create opportunities for citizens to express their views, priorities, and concerns to the District Councils, thus increasing their involvement in public financial management issues. The project also seeks to enhance the knowledge of Somali citizens and District Council members on Public Finance Management (PFM) issues and provide citizens with relevant information about DC activities, challenges, and priorities.

The project activities will be implemented in three target districts across three Federal Member States. One of these Federal Member States in which the project will be implemented is Galmudug. SPA is recruiting a focal point person based in Galmudug who is familiar with the local context. The person will help the SPA facilitate the implementation of the project activities in Galmudug State.

Responsibilities & Tasks

The responsibility of the focal point person is the following: 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with all project stakeholders within the district.
    • Develop and facilitate enduring relationships with all relevant project stakeholders, including local government officials, community leaders, non-governmental organizations, and private sector partners. This involves regular communication to understand their needs, expectations, and feedback.
    • Identify and categorize stakeholders according to their influence and interest in the project. This helps tailor engagement strategies to different groups and effectively manage their contributions to the project.
    • Proactively identify and address potential conflicts among stakeholders. Mediate to ensure smooth project progression and maintain harmonious relationships.
  • Planning and implementing forums and workshops:
    • Organizing and scheduling forums and workshops, including setting objectives, developing agendas, and coordinating logistics such as venues, materials, and technology.
    • Facilitation during events, ensuring that discussions are productive and aligned with the project goals.
    • Gathering participant feedback and use this information to improve future forums and workshops.
  • Collaborate with the research team in related research activities by providing logistical and contextual support, including facilitating access to local data, coordinating field visits, and assisting with stakeholder interviews.
  • Provide a comprehensive activity report on each implemented activity, outlining objectives, processes, outcomes, and stakeholder feedback. Ensure these reports are clear, coherent, and delivered promptly to support transparency and accountability.

Qualifications & Experience

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social science
  2. Minimum 3-5 years of working experience with local government officials, NGOs, local community, and private sectors.
  3. Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  4. Must be based in Galmudug state


This application will expire on 02 May, 2024 at 12:00pm Mogadishu time, and no submissions beyond the deadline will be considered.

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