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Secretary General

Duty Station: Garowe, Puntland Deadline for the Application: 10 November, 2011 Transitional Puntland Electoral Commission is a public office established in accordance with the articles 12, 13,14, 15 and Annex 1 of Puntland constitution. TPEC is currently engaged in institutional establishment of its office and is willing to recruit a competent Secretary General on the basis of the Terms of Reference specified below. Major Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to the responsibilities listed in article 13 of the PEC law, the incumbent is responsible for the following: · · · · Maintain an up to date record of all official documents of the commission including legal documents. Participate in all sessions of TPEC and record the acts and resolutions of the Commission. Ensure all PEC acts and resolutions are duly signed by all members of TPEC. Receive all petitions or demands made to the Commission by the Political Parties, the government, or the citizens and announce the date of their presentation. Assist in the formulation of the TPEC's overall strategies and policies including the development and implementation of the work plan for the Commission, while at the same time ensuring that different TPEC departments are fully coordinated and the staff are properly supervised; · · · · · · · Ensure effective mechanism for monitoring and evaluation of TPEC activities, including ensuring required data is consistently collected, organized and submitted on time; Prepare monthly progress reports based on inputs from various TPEC departments. Support TPEC training activities including development of training programmes and manuals. Assist in TPEC effort to develop effective civic and voter education programmes aimed at increasing society's level of understanding of the electoral process. Responsible for the coordination of the activities of the regional and district electoral offices Coordinate with TPEC the working relations between TPEC, the Parties, Government, Legislative bodies and the CSOs On behalf of TPEC, coordinate the activities of Local as well as International Election observers.

Qualifications and Work Experience Required · · · · · University Degree in management, economics or social science, masters degree is preferable. At least 5-8 years of progressively responsible management experience. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Proven written Somali Language Skills. Acceptable knowledge computer skills

Success factors · · · · · · Creative team player with an entrepreneurial spirit that is both creative and flexible. Commitment to inclusiveness and consensus-building. Mature, Confident, tactful, participatory skills. Integrity and respect for confidentiality Ability to problem solve, prioritize and follow up (execution). Solid understanding of current political, economic, social conditions and historical context of Puntland.

Applicants to the Position of Secretary General shall submit their application letter, CV and other supporting Documents by hand to the office of the Commission across Diakonia Office, Garowe. Or by the following email address: [email protected]

NB: The short listed candidates will be required to bring original copy of their certificates and supporting documents.


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