Civil Service Law and Regulatory Expert


TERMS OF REFERENCE

Vacancy reference no.:

VAC-1034

Position:

Civil Service Law and Regulatory Expert

Place of performance:

Mogadishu, Somalia, Somalia

Contract duration:

up to 3 months (@26days/month)

Starting date:

1-Oct-2017

OVERVIEW OF CTG GLOBAL

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries - from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America - we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Early 2017, the Federal Government of Somalia approved the National Development Plan 2017 -2019, a first in over 30 years. The NDP has been formulated through an inclusive and transparent process engaging sectoral ministries of the Federal Government, the Federal States, civil society, private sector, parliament and academia as well as the international development partners. The plan sets up priorities for Somalia for the period 2017-2019 and embeds Sustainable Development Goals, adapting them to the national context. The National Development Plan has four keys interrelated objectives:

:· Articulate Government development priorities: to set out a clear vision for Somalia`s security, social and economic development priorities. In addition, to define the key state building and peace building priorities including democratic governance and align with the SGDs as much as possible.

:· Provide a structure for resource allocation and management: to guide the NDP priorities within the annual budget allocations in 2017 and beyond

:· Guide Development Partner support within the defined FGS priorities in the coming three years: in terms of structure and well defined funding priorities, whilst ensuring FGS leadership of the development agenda and existing and new development Trust Funds.

:· Serve as an Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy for Somalia that is aligned with the global SDG initiative. The Plan also meets Somalia`s on-going commitments as set out in the Somalia Compact as reprioritized within the NDP.

The Federal Member States have developed or are in the process to develop their state level development plans, mostly aligned to the (draft) NDP.

One of the overall principle priorities in the National Development Plan is to strengthen the civil UNDP - Somalia Capacity Development - Strengthening Institutional Performance Project (CD-SIP) Federal Government of Somalia Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs 2 service management. The UNDP through its Capacity Development Programme supports the Federal Government and the State Governments in these endeavors. The main partners are the federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the state ministries of labour. Other international agencies supporting civil service management include the World Bank (Recurrent Cost Recovery Facility - RCRF II; Capacity Injection Project - CIP), DfID (PREMIS project) and the USAID (SSG project).

Over the past years, a number of draft legal and regulatory instruments have been developed, most notably a draft Federal Civil Service Law, the Puntland draft Civil Service Labour Law as well as the operational manual for the Capacity Injection Mechanism (World Bank). The present assignment focuses on finalising (and as much as possible harmonizing) the different federal and state level legal and regulatory instruments, starting with the Federal Civil Service Law and the Federal civil service management implementation regulations.

GENERAL FUNCTIONS

Role objective:

The main objective of this assignment is to support the Federal and State Ministries of Labour to develop a set of well-articulated, coherent and realistic regulations for civil service management.

Expected output:

The Consultant is expected to support the achievement of the following results:

:· Federal Civil Service Management Regulations

:· Make an inventory of the current Federal Government Civil Service regulations

:· Collate regulatory arrangements already in place

:· Develop draft versions of the necessary regulations to implement the new Civil Service Law when it is passed by Cabinet and Parliament.

:· Analyse the coherence and consistency between the current and new draft new regulations at the Federal Government Level

:· Federal Member State Civil Service Management Regulations

:· Make an inventory of the Federal Member State Civil Service Management Regulations

:· Analyse the coherence and consistency between the regulations on federal and state level

:· Coordination between Federal and Federal Member State Ministries of Labour and Civil Service Commissions

:· Support the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to initiate and implement a regular coordination arrangement between the Federal and Federal Member State Ministries of Labour and Civil Service Commissions

:· Undertake other assignments as requested by MOLSA and/or UNDP related to the effective conclusion of this assignment

:· The consultant will work in close cooperation with the International Consultant working with the Ministry in this area and a dedicated team from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Final product/Deliverables

:· The consultants are expected to report formally back to the UNDP and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs with the following deliverables as follows:

:· After one month from the start of the assignment

:· Inventory of existing regulatory framework for civil service management at the Federal Level

:· A compendium of the complete set of necessary regulations to implement the new Civil Service Law when it is passed by Cabinet and Parliament

:· A report containing an inventory of the Federal Member State Civil Service Management

:· Regulations.

:· After Three months from the start of the assignment

:· A complete set of draft Federal Civil Service Regulations, ready for approval by the Minister and subsequent submission to the Cabinet.

:· An Analytical report on the coherence and consistency between the current regulations and new draft regulations at the Federal Government Level

:· A report containing an analysis of the coherence and consistency between the draft regulations on federal and state level

Others

:· Monthly progress reports or earlier as appropriate

:· Final report at the end of the assignment

Project reporting:

:· The consultant wil report to the Project Manager

Team management:

:· This role doe does not have team management responsibilities

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Education:

:· Master's degree in Public Administration, Civil Service Management, Social Sciences.

Work experience:

:· Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Public Administration experience.

Geographical experience:

:· Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Mogadishu, Somalia is an advantage.

Languages:

:· Fluency in English (essential) and Somali (desirable).

Key competencies:

:· At least 5 years of experience in public administration or civil service management; Civil Service Reform, preferably in a post-conflict setting;

:· Legal drafting skills, would be an added advantage

:· Sound organizational skills to support the organization of outreach/consultation efforts

Competencies:

Corporate Competencies:

:· Demonstrates commitment to UNDP`s mission, vision and values.

:· Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

:· Accountability

:· Mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations;

:· Planning and organizing

:· Effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner;

:· Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work;

:· Ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent activities

:· Teamwork and respect for diversity

:· Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;

:· Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

:· Leadership and Self-Management

:· Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback

:· Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

:· Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

:· Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Other relevant information:

The total number of working days foreseen for this assignment is a maximum of 75 working days over the period October 2017 - December 2017.

The national consultants are expected to work on a full-time basis, sitting at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Regular travel to the State Capitals of the Federal Member States is expected.

The assignment is contingent on the security situation, the security situation is volatile and last-minute adaptations to the programme may emerge.

Indicative Payment Plan

The payment plan may be adapted as per inception report.

25% (equivalent to 25 working days) upon submission and approval by MOLSA and UNDP of the first set of deliverables (as described above);

50% (equivalent to 50 working days) upon submission and approval of MOLSA and UNDP of the second set of deliverables (as described above);

25% (equivalent to 25 working days) upon completion and approval by MOLSA and UNDP of the final report and all other deliverables.


How to apply:
Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-1034. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.