|30 July 2021||Monitoring & Evaluation||Somalia||Full Time||SONSA|
Election Situation Room
|Civic Educators Teams Terms of Reference (TORs)|
|BASE LOCATION: Mogadishu (2) Hirshabelle: Jowhar (1), Beledweyne(2) Southwest: Baidoa (1), Barawe (1), Galmudug (2) Dusamareeb (1), Galkao (1), Juballand 2 Kismayo (1) and Galbaharey(1)|
The Somalia Civil Society Election Situation Room (ESR) is a platform for coordination and information gathering where election conflict-related information is gathered, analyzed and disseminated to enhance collaboration, proactive advocacy and rapid response to conflict and dispute associated with Somalia electoral process. The ESR platform will also facilitate election conflict resolution support efforts to reduce electoral conflicts and prepare working environment between the National Indirect Election Dispute Resolution Teams and the disputed parties This platform was also intended to work for ensuring women quota in the current process and their active involvement in Somali’s political and electoral process. The ESR was established on 30th January 2021 by SONSA and PUNSAA, with the support of EISA, which will be operational during the parliamentary and presidential elections in Somalia. EISA will be the host organization driving the process and providing technical expertise based on its experience from the region and existing working relationship with these two platforms. PUNSA and SONSA CSOs network groups have capacity and credibility to coordinate the ESR a process. Beneficiaries will be the 17 members of the CSO coalition which includes women leaders from Banadir and all the Federal Member States (FMSs). Executive Steering Committee comprising 7 members of the civil society coalition was selected to lead ESR interventions during the 2020/21 electoral cycle, while the other members will be the taskforce or of the ESR in Banadir and the FMS. Duties and the responsibilities of the platform was developed, as well as its structure agreed on during the planning meeting. The mandate of the ESR is to do conflict prevention and dispute resolution support interventions, as well to promote the participation of women in the election process.
Therefore, SONSA are planning to implement Civic/voter education activities under the Peace Elections project funded by EU through EISA. The planned Civic/voter education activities will enable NSAs and citizens to participate in the broader political process and through creating citizens’ awareness and understanding of the 2021 electoral process.
The Overall objective of the assignment is to conduct Civic/voter Education with the following aims:
In preparation for the fifth-coming National 2021 election in Somalia, SONSA would like to increase its capacity to provide civic/voter education in wider scope FMs. SONSA will provide technical and financial support under the PEACE project to Civic/voter Educators. SONSA is therefore inviting interested competent individuals for the provision of civic and voter education with specific focus on reaching elders, business persons, youth, disabilities and marginalized groups in, Juballand, South-West, Galmudug, Hirshabelle and Banadir region.
SONSA will jointly EISA develop a coordinated CE/VE action plan for their respective civic educators, which will be separately conducted under the coordination of the respective Project Coordinators and the ESR Executive Steering Committee. The principle responsibility for logistical management of this assignment lies with SONSA. The platforms will contract individual civic educators and ensure the timely provision of advancing reimbursable costs and remuneration.
The engagement of Civic Educators will be for 3 months with possibility extension and is expected to start soon as possible.
The Interest Candidate should meet the following: –
Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail email@example.com with reference to “Civic Educators –SONSA in the subject line not later than on Monday 30th Wednesday 2021. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.