CALL FOR APPLICATIONS YOUNG GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

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Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka
ةيلارديفلا لاموصلا ةيروهمج

Soomaaliya

خويشلا سلجم

Golaha Aqalka Sare BFS

ماعلا نيملأا بتكم

Xafiiska Xoghayaha Guud

 

Federal Republic of Somalia
The Upper House – Federal Parliament of Somalia
Office of the Secretary-General


Ref: XXG: _____/B-10/2018                                                                                                                June 23, 2018
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
YOUNG GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Background

Somalia is at this juncture targeting to further capacitate its institutions with the view of not only to solidify the gains so far achieved in peace and state-building but to move the goal posts further by ensuring that for the first time, in three decades, the Somali citizens elect their own representatives by 2021. To realize this goal of peace and state building that is in harmony with the SDGs and the National Development Plan, among other institutions, Somalia aims to put in place more accountable and responsive Parliaments that promotes and practices inclusive politics.
The objective of the project is to foster Inclusive Politics through the Parliaments to enable citizens in participating in the political processes. The involvement of the citizens in the political process in a pronounced way will surely contribute a lot towards the attainment of the national peace and state building goal. It is also the focus of the project to nurture authentic political representation and to stimulate a lively civil society for the 2021 universal suffrage, finalization of the review of the Constitution and the federation process. The project focuses on four key pillars of democratic governance that play an important role in the development of Somalia’s Inclusive Politics – National Federal Parliaments, Federal Member State Parliaments and Civil Society, – through an integrated approach that is in line with a fourth component of achieving progress towards SDG 16 in Somalia.
The Upper House of the Federal Parliament has been established in the early 2017. The members of house consist of 54 members according to Article 72 of the provisional constitution, it includes substantial number of women members (13 out of 54). It represents the Federal Member States and it has legislative duties which include, participation in the amendment of the constitution, passing and amending laws and oversight roles on the executive. The objective of this young graduate internship programme is to provide quality work experience to the newly Somali university graduates in the areas of Administration, Finance, law, public administration, management and among others. This will contribute to creation of skilled work force impeded in the Upper House to deliver its mandate.

Purpose of the Young Graduate Internship

The Internship programme is aimed at providing Somali graduates with quality temporary work experience that will make them stronger candidates for job openings in the private and public sector. It is common knowledge that majority of the unemployed youths are graduates who have no working experience and are most times not successful in their job applications because employers prefer experienced persons.
The Upper House is seeking five (5) Young Graduate Interns for the Upper House of the Federal Parliament of Somalia. The internship program will be six months. The opening application date is June 23, 2018 and closing application date on June 29, 2018.

Required Skills and Competencies

Must be University graduate
Proficiency in Somali and English is required;
Computer literate in standard software applications;
Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the Government; and
Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;

Gender Mainstreaming

The Upper House is an equal opportunity employer and women young graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location and Working Conditions

Young Graduate Interns will be permanently based in Mogadishu with possible travels across Somalia.

Duration of Work

The Internship program will be for six (6) months from the period July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Areas of the Internship Programme

Under the supervision of the Secretary General of the Upper House, interns will support the House in implementation of its strategic plan, committee workplans and other activities in the following areas:

Administration and Finance;
Plenary and Hansard
Planning and Coordination;
Logistics;
ICT (information and communications technology – or technologies)
Public Outreach and Civic Education;
Media and Public Relations;
Library
Research and Translations Services – Somali to English and English to Somali;
Legal Affairs;
Report Writing and Minutes taking
Project Management;
Communication;
Human resources;
Event Planning and Management;

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The Interns are expected to support the Upper House in the day to day activities in the following but not limited to:

Supporting in organizing workshops/consultative forums;
Provide day to day support to the committees in preparing meetings and taking notes during meetings;
Assist the House Administration in the implementation of the activities of the House strategy and committee workplans;
Conducting research and any required assessments;
Support in the preparation of various documentation and reports;
Assist in the collecting and dissemination of information;
Support in the organization of public consultations, public hearing and outreach missions and field trips;

Eligibility Criteria

The selection criteria for the young graduate interns are as follows:

Must be a citizen of Somalia (with a valid ID);
Must be committed for a period of nine months;
Must not be more than 30 years of age;
Must be graduate from a university in the related field;

How to Apply

To apply the internship programme, please submit the following relevant documents:

CV along with their application letter and a copy of passport size photograph;
Copies of academic certificates or transcripts;
Statement of interest and relevant background (maximum four paragraphs; please indicate if you have particular expertise or experience related to tasks described above, as well as if you are available for six (6) months;

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail to hr@senate.gov.so copying to mmjama@gmail.com and mohamed.hadi@undp.org not later than June 29, 2018
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for
Tell: +252619495476
Email: – sg@senate.gov.so , mmjama@gmail.com
Website: – www.senate.gov.so
Mogadishu-Somali




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