The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) was established on 3 June 2013 by UN Security Council Resolution 2102, following a comprehensive assessment of the United Nations in support of the establishment of the Federal Government of Somalia. The mandate of UNSOM was subsequently renewed by Security Council resolutions 2158 (2014), 2221 (2015), 2232 (2015), 2275 (2016) and 2358 (2017). The current mandate is valid until 31 March 2018.
Unanimously adopting resolution 2102 (2013), the Council decided that the mandate of UNSOM would include the provision of policy advice to the Federal Government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) on peacebuilding and state-building in the areas of: governance, security sector reform and rule of law (including the disengagement of combatants), development of a federal system (including state formation), constitutional review, democratisation (including preparations for the 2016 political transition) and coordination of international donor support.
Mogadishu, 7 June 2018 - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo concluded a day-long visit to Somalia today, her first field trip since her appointment to the position one month ago.
Ms. DiCarlo’s visit to Somalia is part of a regional tour of three countries in the East Africa.
Mogadishu, 30 May 2018 – Following several months of confinement in detention centres in Libya, 150 Somali migrants returned voluntarily to their home country today with transportation organized by the United Nations migration agency.
“I cannot find the right words to explain the anguish I went through in Libya. It was a difficult situation and I was held in detention for a long time,” said Mahad Abdullahi Hassan, soon after the transport plane landed at the airport in Somali’s capital of Mogadishu.
29 May 2018 – Following a visit to a community in ‘Somaliland’ affected by Cyclone Sagar, the United Nations has pledged close to $3 million to help people affected by the unprecedented storm which delivered a full year's worth of rain in just a few days, compounding damage caused by recent severe flooding.
Somalia’s international partners are gravely concerned over the latest armed clashes taking place today near the Tukaraq area of the Sool region between Puntland and ‘Somaliland,’ and are urgently calling for an immediate ceasefire.
According to reports, heavy fighting broke out earlier this morning between Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ forces, reportedly with the use of heavy weaponry.
Mogadishu, Baidoa, Kismayo – With cyclones bearing down on Somalia, causing flooding and upheaval throughout various parts of the country this past week, it seemed natural for much of daily life to come to a halt.
That was not the case for more than 27,000 students from 120 secondary schools across most of the country’s southern half.
The students braved the adverse conditions to undertake one of the most important steps in their education and overall futures: the government-administered Unified National Examinations.
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Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Associate Corrections Officer will be responsible for the following:
Within delegated authority, the Field Language Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
· Provides clear and concise verbal communication/ interpretation, interfacing between mission officials and local population in support of operations and wider mission activities.
· Translation of high level documents and communications from /to English covering a broad range of subjects dealt with by the United Nations.
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: ASSOCIATE SECURITY COORDINATION OFFICER
DURATION OF CONTRACT: ONE (01) YEAR FIXED-TERM APPOINTMENT
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: UNSOM/SEC/029/2018
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: ASSOCIATE POLITICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER
SECTION: POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND MEDIATION GROUP (PAMG)
DURATION OF CONTRACT: ONE ( 1) YEAR FIXED TERM
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: UNSOM/PAMG/028 /2018
FUNCTIONAL TITLE: FIELD LANGUAGE ASSISTANT
SECTIONS UNIT: POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND MEDIATION GROUP
DURATION OF CONTRACT: ONE (1) YEAR FIXED TERM
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: UNSOM/PAMG/027/2018