Arts and Culture Committee Trainer

South Galkayo | Mogadishu

The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia and the self-declared Republic of Somaliland. The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizen-government relationships. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals. DAI, an international development organization is currently implementing TIS in Somaliland, Puntland, Gedo, Lower Juba, Bay, Bakool, Galgaduud.

The goal of this activity is to facilitate training in event planning and facility management for the newly established South Gaalkacyo Arts and Culture Committee. The South Gaalkacyo Arts and Culture Committee’s mandate is to manage the newly constructed Arts and Culture building in South Gaalkacyo (Gaalmug), including hosting regular event for the community. The expectation is that through this training, the committee will gain management, planning, and organizing skills. The training must have a practicum session where the committee will actually organize an arts and culture event for the youth in the community.

Tasks &Responsibilities:
• Train 5-7 Arts and Culture Committee members selected by the Gaalkacyo-Galmudug local administration.
• Develop core training curriculum on management of Gaalkacyo Arts and Culture Center, including event organizing, day to day management of the center, programing and financial management
• In coordination with the trainees and Gaalkacyo local administration, develop an event schedule of the center for the next three months
• Set-up a board of directors who will meet once a month and oversee the arts and culture center activities
• Develop written training materials in Somali for the training, including but not limited to PowerPoint presentation, handouts, manual etc. This must be approved by TIS-DAI before the training.
• Facilitate a five day facility management and event planning training for Gaalkacyo-Galmudug Arts and Culture Committee
• Assist the committee to develop event ideas for Gaalkayo youth. On the fifth day of the training, assist the committee in organizing the event. A minimum of 20 people should attend the event.
• Work with the committee to form a board of directors consisting of a minimum of 5 people from artist groups, the business community, local government, youth groups, and women groups.
• Work with the committee to develop a three month calendar of events to be hosted by the committee at the center.
• All training materials, including handbook, power point, materials, agenda, etc. Includes training sign-in sheets and photos.
• Event materials produced for youth event hosted by the committee on day five of the training.
• Three month calendar of the event schedule for the center
• Governance structure of the committee board of directors.
• Short final activity report
Qualifications and skills sought
• A degree in Public Administration, International Development or other relevant fields.
• Minimum of 6 years’ experience in developing training manuals, coaching, and/or event organizing
• Experience in developing training and workshops materials.
• Knowledge of Somali arts and culture
• Fluency in written and oral English and Somali
• Must be willing to travel to Gaalkacyo South

Do you have the above qualifications and skills? If so, please send (1) a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format (2) A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,(3)A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded from

Forward your application to and copy Closing date: Wednesday, 30th December 2015.
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please put Arts & Culture Committee Trainer as the email subject.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DAI - interational development company
  • Location: South Galkayo | Mogadishu
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
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  • Closing Date: 2015-12-30

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