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Oct 6, 2017

Life & Peace Institute (LPI) Somalia Country Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Life & Peace Institute (LPI)
Do you want to work for a leading international peacebuilding organisation and help bring peace to the Horn of Africa Region? 

Do you have the passion and the skills to lead a country programme, influence policy making, foster capacity building and drive conflict transformation and reconciliation processes across in Somalia? 

The Life & Peace Institute (LPI) is now looking for a self-driven and experienced professional to provide overarching leadership and management for our Somalia country programme.
Job title: Somalia Country Manager
Based: Nairobi with frequesnt travel to Somalia

Duration: 1-year, renewable subject to funding and performance

About the role: The Somalia Country Manager is responsible for providing the overall leadership and management of LPI’s Somalia Programme team. 

S/he represents LPI with the government, authorities and diplomatic missions in Somalia and the wider region, as well as with civil society.  

Other key responsibilities include:
  • Guiding and overseeing the effective and cost-efficient implementation of ongoing programmes and projects
  • Keeping the Director of Programmes well informed of programme developments and priorities
  • Pursuing new funding and partnership opportunities in line with Strategic Plan
  • Strengthening staff and partner organisation capacities
  • Ownership of programmes, as well as ensuring quality programming.
The position will be based in LPI’s Nairobi office with frequent travels across south-central Somalia.

About you
  • 5-10 years’ experience in Peacebuilding in Somalia and/or the Horn of Africa region
  • Experience in design and management of complex peacebuilding programmes
  • Ability to engage a range of community, non-government and government stakeholders
  • Strong training, facilitation, analytical and research skills
  • Experience leading and managing teams, including remote management
  • Deep understanding of the Somalia context and related civil society and policy circles
  • Excellent inter-personal communication with strong networking skills
  • At least a Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline (peacebuilding, political sciences, international relations etc.)
  • Fluent English is a requirement, good spoken Somali an asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel within south-central Somalia.
How to Apply

Please send your application, including a cover letter and CV in English, no later than October 23rd, 2017 to [email protected], with the subject line “Somalia Country Manager”.

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