Quality Assurance Technical Advisor

Beneficiary Institution
Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education
Duty Stations
Dhusamareeb, Galmudug, Somalia
Stipend commensurate with degree and experience
Six months (subject of possible extension)
Post Date
28 Oct 2019
Deadline Date
11 Nov 2019


The IOM Migration for Development in Africa (MIDA) programme focuses on strengthening the institutional capacities of Somalia through a structured framework of mobilization of resources involving countries of destination, countries of origin and diasporas. In Somalia, through its MIDA programme, IOM has been helping the Somali Government since 2008 to strengthen the capacity of Somali institutions so that they can be more effective in responding to the needs of Somali people. MIDA FINNSOM Phase II - Health and Education Project is funded by the Government of Finland. The Government of Finland has also funded the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects in different parts of Somalia. Similarly, to the MIDA FINNSOM Health projects, this project aims to facilitate the transfer of skills, competencies and knowledge of qualified Somali expatriates to public institutions in Somalia, with a focus on two sectors, namely health and education. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali expatriate, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. The IOM Mogadishu MIDA staff will monitor the expatriates while on assignment.


Initially, the project will support positions in Banadir Region, Federal government of Somalia and the federal Member States.
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education (MoECHE), Galmudug is mandated as a stewardship and leadership of the education sector and ensuring quality, education equity, and fairness in access of education.

Expected Result

Contextual information: MoECHE in Galmudug with assistance from the IOM MIDA project, seeks to build the capacity and knowledge and the quality of the education system. The purpose of the position is to provide support and technical assistance to the Ministry of Education in Galmudug in formulating, reviewing, supporting its approval and dissemination of Quality Assurance in Education. Under the overall guidance of the Minister and the Director General of the Ministry of Education of Galmudug Regional State, the expert will be responsible for the following duties:

1.Train, coach and mentors the Quality Assurance team of the MOE, REOs/DEOs through providing sound technical guidance, development and application of relevant guidelines and checklists, etc.
2.Develop and implement QAS strategies and advice on QAS policies and regulations across the Ministry with emphasis in application processes;
3.Strengthen the Technical Capacities of QAS Officers (QASOs) from the MOE, REO to the DEO level through training, mentoring and coaching to help the quality education system of the state.
4.Draw and implement a comprehensive monitoring and supervision plan to ensure regular quality assurance activities in primary, secondary and higher education, through the coordination of REOs and DEOs.
5.Assist the QAS Director and the Ministry staff in the QAS Unit in executing their responsibilities and transfer skill to the Education Officers in preparation for upward professional mobility in their chosen career.
6.Develop effective systems for performance evaluations, management and career development tools;
7.Facilitate monthly employee meetings to promote work productivity and collaboration within teams;
8.Prepare confidential reports related to the discipline of teachers and equipment, furniture and state of school building.
9.Hold conferences and seminars with head teachers, teachers and school committees when necessary.
10.Review the existing linkages and communication strategies and recommend how it can be strengthened.
11.Provide on-the-job training and supportive supervision of local staff and mentor young
12.Somali graduates during the whole period of the assignment;
13.Analyse the Ministrys QAS strategy and policies, assess the impact of changes and make recommendations on their implementation;
14.Develop effective research, quality in education, construction and infrastructure frameworks.
15.Any other tasks assigned by Ministry of Education of Galmudug outside of your duty stations/TOR

The advisor will report directly to the Minister and the DG of Ministry of Education of Galmudug

The IOM Somalia MIDA Program Officer will provide administrative support for the participant throughout this assignment through.


To be specified in the work plan of the technical advisor (Quality Assurance Technical Advisor)


Besides the specific outputs mentioned in section IV, MoECHE and MIDA FINNSOM is requiring the following steps/actions to be undertaken throughout the assignment. These are standard requirements for all assignments under this project:

1.Transfer of skills: The main responsibility of the qualified Somali expatriatewhich he/she will be measured againstwill be to ensure continuous and systematic transfer of knowledge and skills as related to the assignment. It will have to be agreed with the beneficiary institution which civil servants will have to benefit from this knowledge.
2.Work plan: A work plan must be developed with the Departmental Supervisor during the first week of assignment to provide clear and time-bound activities to successfully implement the outputs of the assignment. This work plan will be shared with the IOM Mogadishu MIDA Programme Officer. This work plan will be revised if the contract will be extended.
3.Quarterly/Monthly and Final Reports: Monthly progress reports will be submitted by the incumbent to the Supervisor and to IOM Mogadishu MIDA Programme Officer. At the end of the assignment, the Participant must also provide a final report covering the duration of his/her assignment.


Level of Education:Masters Degree.
Area of Study:Education or similar fields.
Years of work experience in what area(s):5 years experience in Education management fields
Languages needed:Somali and English
General Skills / Other Requirements:1.Good communication skills.
2.Ability to operate as part of a team, but also independently, depending on the situation.
3.Ability to use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
4.Ability to identify innovative approaches to problems in a challenging environment.


The monthly stipend amount will be determined based on Postgraduate degree and years of relevant experience.


Health insuranceincluding evacuation due to medical emergencywill be provided by the project. However, experts will be requested to provide a recent medical certificate stating that they are physically fit and able to work in a hardship area in Africa.
Please note that IOM, according to the contract, will not be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host beneficiary institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence or upon arrival in Nairobi or in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-service briefing including security advice and cultural background.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online through the MIDA SOMALIA website.

To start the application process the applicants are required to register an account with the QUESTS-MIDA website. Please go to www.midasomalia.org and register as a user, create a password and login, then fill in all of the sections of the application form duly.

Applicants should also attach a cover letter and a CV as supporting documents to their profile as well as the contact information (email and phone number) of two professional references by the closing date of this vacancy online. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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