Component 1: Supporting the recruitment and placement of a small number of highly qualified civil servants and advisors

This component will support the injection of core staffing capacity into key government ministries, departments and agencies through the government’s capacity injection modality (CIM). Capacity injection will focus on advisory, managerial and technical staff to fill urgent capacity gaps identified by the government. The component 1 will have two sub-components with sub-set activities:

Sub-component 1.1: Supporting harmonized and government-led capacity injection in priority institutions

This sub-component will support the following activities:

  1. Recruitment, placement, management, and if required, salary payment of qualified Somalis in critical functions in targeted institutions at the federal government and with focus on the most important staffing priorities of the government;
  2. Provision of short-term and long-term technical assistance to develop recruitment and placement modalities and to establish and operate appropriate management structures;
  3. Support to the development, application and monitoring of a harmonized pay scale;
  4. Support to recruitment unit in performing recruitment functions, including advertisement, headhunting, selection and on-boarding;
  5. Conducting regular performance monitoring of CIM staff and
  6. Undertaking a regular audit to review and monitor whether recruitment is carried out in compliance with the policies and procedures established for the program, including diversity and equal opportunity.

Sub-component 1.2: Providing specialized training and coaching support for new recruits and their teams

The sub-component will support the following activities:

  1. Development and implementation of training modules for short-term training of senior advisors and managers of the civil service;
  2. Specialized short-term training courses for staff performing common functions in FM, procurement, HRM and policy management;
  3. Development and implementation of a young graduate scheme;
  4. Provision of support to existing training institutions in partnership arrangements with governance and public administration institutions in other countries to develop curricula and training modules, establish certification and evaluation and implement training-of-trainers programs;
  5. Provision of long-term training to develop cadres of professionals in FM, procurement, HRM and policy management;
  6. Provision of coaching, mentoring and training and development advisory services to civil servants.