Starting date: May 2024 – 12 months (renewable)

Somalia has witnessed major progress and development since the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) a decade ago in 2012. HD has initiated a project to support dialogue and mediation activities from the highest levels to the community level that help build and broaden participation, buy-in and support for sustainable peace and development across the country.

Reporting to the Africa Regional Director (Anglophone, Lusophone), the Project Manager will have the following responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Support the day-to-day management of project activities including:
    • Monitoring the political situation in specific regions and developments relating to Somalia project and the impact on the respective project(s), as well as research and analyse subjects related to the project(s);
    • Supporting the organisation and co-ordinating project meetings, including the conceptualisation and formulation of meeting agendas as well as the drafting of meeting reports and mission notes;
    • Contributing ideas and suggestions on the project including the preparation of project work plans and calendars and the implementation of project activities;
    • Manage all financial aspects of the projects including budgets under the supervision of the RD;
  • Together with the RD , s/he will maintain and strengthen links with related parties and partners, including donors, as well as liaise with high level external parties;

Grant Management:

  • Oversee the management of donor grants including:
    • Reviewing, formulating and managing budgets;
    • Preparing internal and donor-related project reports (narrative and financial) in consultation with the relevant point persons;
  • Prepare project and fundraising concept notes, proposals and narrative/review reports;

Additional project support:

  • Undertake assessments and explore possible new initiatives;
  • Carry out research and analysis on subjects related the project;
  • Help identify, pursue and manage new mediation work in the region;
  • Represent and promote HD in different contexts to parties and outside audiences in the region;
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of the facts on the ground in order to engage with all stakeholders;
  • Any other tasks as requested by the Regional Director


The successful candidate should have:

  • 7-15 years of work experience in conflict resolution or in a similar function in the Somalia Africa region and internationally
  • Understanding of project management;
  • Post-graduate study or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, gender, peace and security or other related fields;
  • Experience with a regional or international organisation preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written skills (English required, French an asset);
  • Experience of and sensitivity in communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including senior government officials, politicians, opposition groups, national and local NGOs and conflict- affected communities;
  • Contextual knowledge and understanding of Somalia will be an added advantage;
  • Strong understanding of peace and security issues.


The successful applicant should have:

  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • The ability to handle confidential information;
  • Excellent representational skills;
  • Strong multi-tasking skills;
  • A proactive and self-motivated approach.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above-described qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 9th April 2024 to

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