Team Leader, FCO Somaliland Security and Justice Project

Adam Smith International

About the role

Adam Smith International is seeking a Team Leader to manage and provide strategic oversight for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office-funded, two-year Security and Justice Strengthening Programme in Somaliland. The £5.75m programme will commence in June 2017 and will focus on reform and capacity building in the security and justice sectors, including the police, army, judiciary and their civil service counterparts.

The position would suit candidates with experience leading public sector governance reform projects in fragile and conflict affected environments, possessing strong relationship management skills at the highest levels of government and demonstrating political savvy. Experience in Somaliland or a similar socio-political context would be advantageous.


    Oversee and assure the quality of technical and capacity building support in the justice, police and defence sectors;

    Lead the project team, driving forward the programme strategy whilst supervising the activities of all advisers;

    Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with institutional counterparts and other key stakeholders;

    Develop a deep understanding of Somaliland’s political economy and effectively embed insights into the programme’s strategy and approach;

    Liaise closely with UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office counterparts

    Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of interventions, responding to feedback as necessary

    Experience in procuring and managing subcontracted services would be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite.

Qualifications & experience

    Minimum of 10 years of professional experience working on governance programmes in politically complex and/or fragile and conflict affected environments

    Excellent leadership, project management and project delivery experience;

    Demonstrated track-record of successfully directing teams and developing project delivery solutions;

    A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline would be advantageous, but is not a prerequisite

The position will follow an in/out-of-country rotation, which will be determined in discussion with the successful candidate. All candidates must be willing to work in Hargeisa for extended periods. A competitive remuneration and expense package will be discussed with shortlisted candidates.

About Us

Adam Smith International is a British employee-owned business that delivers impact, value and lasting change through economic growth and government reform. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on 25 years of outstanding delivery in over 80 countries. 


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