Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Overview of position
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the governments’ efforts in effective implementation of the National Development Plan, which is aligned with the corporate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders in Somalia.
The Rule of Law Portfolio includes projects and programmes on justice, police, and security Sector Reforms, Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Human Rights. These five projects and programmes are interlinked and addresses the overall Contributing Outcome under the UN Strategic Framework priority 2: Supporting institutions to improve Peace, Security, Justice, the Rule of Law and safety of Somalis; and strategic priority 3: Strengthening accountability and supporting institutions that protect. Further it addresses the National Development Plan on RoL and Access to justice goal, to “establish independent, accountable and efficient justice institutions capable of addressing the justice needs of the people of Somalia.
Most programmes under the ROL GFP’s Arrangements in Somalia have outcome and output indicators but measuring impact at the outcome level has proven challenging and most projects end up reporting at the output and activities
2 level. An important goal of the joint Rule of Law Framework in Somalia is to work under a common monitoring and evaluation mechanism that will constantly measure the status of peace and security in Somalia and to be able to assess the effects of UN´s support in furthering rule of law and understanding what implications the UN support has at the community level.
The UN in Somalia has established a first of its kind outcome-based M&E framework that seeks to measure in real time the impact of the UN’s and the international investment in areas of rule of law through continuous robust collection of qualitative and quantitative data from the community levels that will give up-to-date and instant information on the status of peace and security in targeted districts.
The establishment phase focussed on the development of a qualitative data analysis framework and procedures for the M&E system which includes organizing qualitative data collection in the field and methods of integrating different data streams from collection networks into a centralized qualitative database; development of research protocols and tools needed and, training for relevant UN and Government Data Teams and data analysis of two SDG 16 indicators.
In this phase, new indicators for each Federal Member State will be developed. The SDG 16 Data Management Specialist will provide support to the UNDP SDG 16 M&E Goal 16 Team for consistent data collection and data cleaning for regular production of SDG 16 bulletins. To ensure government buy-in, the Data Specialist shall train government personnel at federal and federal member state levels respectively and work in close co-ordination with the government M&E teams to launch baseline data collection of the SDG 16 indicators related to Rule of Law (RoL), Justice, Human Rights and Security. All bulletins will help in identifying the progress and results of the 5 UN Joint programmes. Joint Justice programme, Joint Police Programme, Joint Security Sector Governance Programme, Joint Human Rights programme and UN project on Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism (PCVE).
The UNDP will host the operation, ensuring that the effort is linked to Goal 16 monitoring with the aim building the capacity of the host government over a period of time to be able to conduct regular monitoring. III. Objectives of the assignment and details of work
The overall objective of the work shall be to conduct data management and analysis capacity building (of varying competency levels) for government officials in Rule of Law institutions, and to design and implement a post-COVID 19 Rule of Law Assessment in Somalia. This assignment shall be undertaken through the following:
Provide basic and intermediate data literacy training, and advanced data management training for government officials in Rule of Law institutions
Conduct weekly training sessions with designated cohorts
Design and implement post-COVID 19 -Rule of Law Assessment, covering a sample of 1800 individual respondents, interviewed through computer-assisted personal phone interviews.
Support Data analysis for Post-COVID-19 Rule of Law Assessment for outputs focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on rule of law and peace and security.
Qualifications and Competencies