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Description :


The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) has a vacancy in Mogadishu, Somalia for the position of Programme Officer – EU Funded Project.

EISA offers a competitive remuneration package based on qualifications and experience. EISA is a continental not for profit organisation located in Johannesburg, South Africa with field offices in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and has continental and sub-regional programmes. EISA strives for excellence in the promotion of credible elections, citizen participation and the strengthening of political institutions for sustainable democracy in Africa.

Reporting to the Country Director Somalia, the Programme Officer will be required to:

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the EISA Somalia Country Director in the implementation of designated activities
  • Conceptualise and draft project proposals and concept notes under the guidance of the Country Director Draft and prepare programme, donor and Board reports under the guidance of the Country Director
  • Conduct and manage research related to the programme and related issues
  • Contribute to designing, planning and conceptualisation of conferences, workshops, seminars and related EISA events in Somalia
  • Maintain ongoing interaction and relationships with EISA core partners Prepare project budgets and track expenditure of these budgets
  • Facilitate workshops and seminars as requested Assist with coordinating events as requested
  • Contribute to the growth of EISA’s work and identify new work opportunities in Somalia
  • General
  • Attend and represent EISA at meetings, conferences and events when requested by the Country Director that relate to the work of EISA
  • Any other work required by the Country Director, Somalia


Job Specification


A Masters’ Degree in Social or Political Sciences, Administration, International Relations, International Development or another relevant discipline. A relevant Bachelors’ degree with adequate relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a Masters’ Degree


  • At least 5 years’ experience in governance (civic education, public participation, support to national institutions). Experience in election related matters an advantage
  • Ability to communicate and write
  • Experience in proposal and report writing Experience in managing budgets
  • Experience in project management Experience in research
  • Experience in using excel
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team management skills Sound financial skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Decision making and problem solving Conflict management skills
  • Computer literacy


  • Fluency in English and Somali
  • Personal specifications
  • Dynamic team player Observant
  • Adaptable to different working environments and conditions Ability to make quick decisions and take initiative
  • Able to relate to people
  • Willingness to travel internationally

How to apply :

Applications with relevant CV and references should be sent to Ms Ange Marie Njimbere at by not later than 27th November, 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Position open to Somalis and women are encouraged to apply. EISA reserves the right not to appoint.

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