The following is a vacancy announcement by UNPD, who are seeking a qualified consultant to conduct a tracer study of Somaliland Civil Service Institute (CSI) graduates and report to the SIDP project manager for a period of five weeks. CSI is responsible for human resources development in Somaliland.
I. General Information
Title of Consultancy:
Impact Tracer Study, CSI Somaliland
Type of Contract:
SSA – Special Service Agreement
Duration of the assignment:
Nairobi, UNDP Somalia Office
Expected places of travel:
SIDP Project Manager
Anticipated presence at UNDP premises:
Intermittent presence with frequent travel to Somaliland
Date of Issue:
April 12, 2010
April 26, 2010
II. Objectives of the assignment
The Somaliland Civil Service Institute (CSI) is a Public Sector Training Institute established in May 2005. The institute trains Somaliland civil servants, private sector employees, local governmental and non-governmental organizations staff. CSI was previously hosted by the University of Hargeisa but in December 2009 it moved to its new centre in the city center, built with support from UNDP. CSI focuses on developing the capacity of the employees in the areas of public financial management and accounting, public administration, information and communication technology – among others. The institute also provides tailor made training programmes to both public and private sector employees.
Nearly 70% of the CSI operational cost is supported by UNDP. The remaining 30 % comes from Government of Somaliland (25%) and the CSI itself (approx. 5%) . Average operational cost is close to $180,000 per year. An exit strategy developed jointly by UNDP and CSI indicate the Government of Somaliland will gradually take over the CSI recurrent costs. In 2013, CSI is expected to be fully supported (100%) by the Government of Somaliland
More than 1250 civil service employees have been trained by the Civil Service Institute since it opened in May 2005. The Institute provides a series of short work related/ performance improvement courses including management, leadership, accounting, statistics, book keeping, expenditure management, etc. The training courses offered by CSI are primarily tailored to respond to the needs of government institutions based on assessments undertaken by the Civil Service Commission.
An evaluation of the impact of the training interventions undertaken by the institute is needed to determine the impact it has made on the capacity of the government institution to deliver social services. This evaluation will lay the basis for design improvements in the institute’s human capacity development approaches.
III. Scope of work
The major tasks and responsibilities of the consultant comprise the following:
- Conduct a tracer study of CSI graduates, where they are currently working and what they are doing.
- Assess the impact the 4 years training has made in improving the capacity of key Government institutions, in terms how better equipped staff are on the basis of the training they have received.
- Assess the relevance of the training provided by CSI to the country’s administrative, management and development requirements.
- Evaluate the overall capacity of the CSI to deliver the skills and knowledge required by Somaliland Government institutions, and suggest improvements.
- Determine the level of commitment of Somaliland institutions to human resource capacity development, including the incentives provided to trained staff.
- Highlight any constraints inhibiting staff performance in key public institutions and their causes, and suggest how they should be addressed.
- Evaluate the partnership between the Somaliland Civil Service Commission, the ministry responsible for labour and the CSI, and suggest how this partnership can be enhanced to provide better human resources development for Somaliland
IV. Monitoring and Progress controls
The consultant will report to the SIDP project manager. The assignment witself will be supervised by the SIDP project office in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
V. Final product/deliverable
- An inception report within 7 calendar days of the start of the assignment
- A Draft Report within 21 calendar days of the start of the assignment
- A Final Report within 14 calendar days of receipt of comments on the Draft Report
VI: Review/approval time
SIDP will provide written comments on the Draft Report within 10 calendar days of receipt of the draft to assist it revision. Approval of the Draft Final Report or comments for further improvement will be communicated to the consultant within 14 days of receipt of the Draft Final report.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Ability to evaluate the impact of training interventions on institutional capacity development
- Strong research and analytical skills
- Advanced degree in Public Administration/ Human Resource Management
- At least 10 years experience in Public Administration/ Human Resource Management
VIII: Other information
UNDP Somali Institutional Development Project will (i) provide the consultant with all information relating to all training conducted by the Somaliland Civil Service Institute, and (ii) assist the consultant to contact the relevant people in Somaliland government ministries and agencies.
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic application by visiting http://jobs.undp.org/. The closing date for receipt of applications is 26th April 2010.
Applicants are required to fill a P11 Form and submit it together with Curriculum Vitae on the online application.
Find the P11 Form for Fixed Term Contract Holders on this link:
Women & Somali Nationals are strongly encouraged to apply
UNDP will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.