The Somali Dialogue Platform (the 'Platform') is a multi-year programme funded by the FCDO, USAID, BUILD and MFA Denmark. The Platform provides a neutral space for dialogue on contentious issues in Somalia’s political settlement, such as designing and implementing elections or clarifying the federal settlement. The overall goal of the Platform is to ensure a 'high-level and sufficiently inclusive range of political stakeholders regularly and constructively negotiate and seek solutions on contentious political settlement issues in trusted, Somali-owned dialogue spaces'.
The Rift Valley Institute is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic person to manage the Platform’s political engagement work. The Engagement Lead has overall responsibility for delivery of the Platform’s engagement activities, designing dialogue, negotiation and mediation activities that advance discussions on critical political settlement issues in Somalia. The Engagement Lead will work closely with the Team Leader and the Platform’s Research Lead, to design relevant activities based on a rigorous analysis of political dynamics and the Platform’s principles and theory of change. S/he will collaborate with partner organizations and a network of Platform Representatives to deliver collaborative and inclusive engagement activities that will achieve the overall objective of facilitating a stronger political settlement in Somalia.
Title: Engagement lead, Somali Dialogue Platform
Location: Nairobi or Mogadishu, with frequent travel
Employment type: Full-time
Reporting to: Team Leader, Somali Dialogue Platform
Salary range: $50,000-$53,467, depending on experience. Other benefits include 28 days annual paid, health insurance, pension plan, travel allowance, and flexible working hours (subject to negotiation). All programmatic roles are subject to renewal depending on available funding.
Application deadline: 27 November
Start date: As soon as possible
Description of Duties
Leading the Platform’s political engagement work
Supporting effective programme management
The Rift Valley Institute is seeking a highly experienced and dynamic person to manage the Platform’s political engagement work. T
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