United Nations Development Programme, Somalia

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External Vacancy Announcement

The United Nations Development Programme for Somalia in Nairobi is hereby inviting applications for the following consultancy in the Rule of Law and Security Programme (ROLS).

Position Title: Technical Advisor (DDR, SSR and Small Arms Reduction)

Post Level: A3

Type of Contract: Assignment of Limited Duration - ALD

Duty Station: Garowe, Puntland (initially) - Somalia

Duration: 12 (Twelve) months

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in development or a related field;
  • At least 5 years field-based and headquarters experience, in DDR and weapons collection within a development agency;
  • Minimum of 2 years of specific substantive and technical experience in UNDP County Offices;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Knowledgeable on UNDP's programme management/strategy regulations, systems and procedures, including execution modalities.


  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work and adapt well with people of different national, ages, cultural, gender, religious and racial backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and work and well under pressure;
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion when dealing with sensitive issues;
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions;
  • Able to work in a team, organize work and projects.

    Please send your curriculum vitae, marked "Technical Advisor DDR, ROLS " by 5th October to:

    The Deputy Resident Representative (Operations),
    United Nations Development Programme - Somalia,
    P.O. Box 28832,00200
    Nairobi, Kenya,

    fax: 254-20- 4183641,

    e-mail: registry.so [at] undp.org.

    UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

    Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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