Planning and Policy Director – Jowhar, Hirshabelle, Somalia


Planning and Policy Director – Jowhar, Hirshabelle, Somalia


Dowlad Goboleedka Hirshabelle ee Soomaaliya

دولة إقليم هير شبيلي الصومالية






Job Title: Planning and Policy Director
Ministry/ institution: Ministry of Health and Social Care
Department: Planning and Policy
Grade Level & Classification: Grade 7
Reporting to: Director General
Salary: $803
Hours: 36 hrs per week
Location: Hirshabelle Jowhar


  1. Purpose of the Position

Under the direct supervision of the director general the planning and Policy director will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, controlling and coordinating health related policies   and strategies    for the Ministry of Health and Social Care.

With close collaboration the other departmental directors of the Ministry   the Policy and Planning Director will   oversee the Ministry’s Policy and Planning issues and ensure Policy compliances   in accordance with Government Policy and relevant legislation.

  1. Duties and Responsibilities
  • In consultation with the Director General, develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, programs, policies, processes, systems and procedures to achieve the goals and objectives of the Ministry.
  • Coordinates development of the HSS Health Plan and of other strategic, long-range plans.
  • Disseminates information concerning the State’s Health plans and progress toward their achievement.
  • Provides technical assistance to hospitals, departments and programs in analysing current status, identifying directions and needs, and developing long-range plans.
  • Developing, implement, administer and participate in policy research and analysis.
  • Coordinate the implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Establish activity measures and measurements of accountability.
  • Oversee and participate in the development of policy documents and reports.
  • Revise and finalize planning and policy documents, reports and plans for dissemination to appropriate individuals, groups and/or agencies.
  • Consult with and provide expert advice to government officials and board members on policy, program and legislative issues.
  • Represent the Ministry in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums convened to discuss policy issues.
  • Responsible for the sound administration of the Ministry of Health and Social Care Policy and Planning necessary for the efficient operation of the Ministry.
  • Performs any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director general and the Ministry Management.
  • Prepare Monthly, quarterly and annual report
  1. Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in Social Science, Economics, Statistics, Development Studies or related field.
  • 4 years of relevant experience in administration and Health planning, policy, research and/or evaluation.
  1. Competences
  • Must show evidence of a working knowledge of the principles of quality management.
  • Sound leadership and organizational development skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to provide mentoring and advice to senior management.
  • Must be assertive and be able to easily identify, analyse and solve complex problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in Somali and English language.



How to apply 

Please Click the Link and Fill the Application Form:             

Interested candidates who meet the criteria are encouraged to fill the form and send to  by not later than 15th May 2021



  • Please quote the position you are applying for in the subject of the e-mail.
  • Application form should be sent as attachment in word format.
  • Female and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be required to come with your original academic and professional certificates during the interview day.
  • For more information please visit the following website.


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