Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace and security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include, most notably, the persistent threat of violent extremist group al-Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent and unresolved clan, land, and resource-based conflicts; weak and nascent institutions; and the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals.
While the transition, recovery, and development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict and violent extremism remain a long term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace and security, particularly at community levels. Currently, several regions remain at risk of deteriorating into clan-based conflict and falling under the occupation of violent extremist groups, in the absence of consolidated, strategic support for stability.
Since 2016, IOM has been supporting the government to lead, and for communities to drive transition and recovery processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict and violent extremism. These programmes, which are implemented through the Recovery and Durable Solutions (RDS) Unit, is intended to promote stability in fragile and displacement affected areas of Somalia as well as the attainment of durable solutions to internal displacement.
Under the direct supervision and management of the Programme Coordinator and in coordination with the Programme Manager of the Recovery and Durable Solutions (RDS) unit, under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission, the successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the unit’s core knowledge management pillars. In particular, the Programme Officer (Knowledge Management and Research) will be responsible for consolidating the RDS Unit’s research, communications, and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) tools and implementing the unit’s Community Stabilization and Durable Solutions research and communications strategy.
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