We are responsible for the country coordination and education monitoring of DFID's two Girls' Education Challenge (GEC) projects in Somalia. As part of this work we carry out quarterly monitoring visits to the projects, and are responsible for liaison between the projects, the Fund Manager, and DFID.
Working with the Recurrent Costs and Reform Financing (RCRF) project, we are working with the Puntland Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the Ministry of Finance to develop a education payroll manual for the Puntland Government.
Establishing what current systems exist to manage the payrolls of teachers, health workers and other civil servants, and recurrent costs within the health and education sectors.
Evaluation of Education Management Information System, Somalia
Analyse current GEC approach to reporting and monitoring in FCAS contexts, analyse practice in remote reporting and monitoring in FCAS contexts, in and beyond education sector, make practical recommendations.
A DFID-commissioned review of key Somali donor and partner contributions to health worker incentives and top ups, describing implications of new salary scales (see "Review of pay and grading in the Somali health sector"), and making recommendations to the donor working group for human resources for health.
Assessment in Mogadishu and practical recommendations. Funded by EU Delegation, working with Ministry of Finance and National Civil Service Commission, Government of Somalia.
Working with a task force within the Government of Somalia, we are developing a standardised and harmonised salary structure and set of job descriptions for civil servants and donor-funded technical advisers working within the Government of Somalia.
We helped the Somali health sector define a package of systems improvements and a harmonised pay and grading scale to be used by all partners, and to be a target for government remuneration, working with Mannion Daniels, funded by UNICEF. A year later, most partners have either adopted or got close to the pay scale, and significant progress has been made on the systems improvements.
Evaluation of Save the Children's support (funded by DANIDA) to the Somaliland Ministry of Education to recruit and pay teachers, pending their integration onto the main government payroll, and their development of a basic payroll database system.