Position: Consultancy for Development Community Standard Operating Procedure (CSOP) to Prevent and Safety of Fire Hazards in Wadajir District.

Organizational Background

Somali Women Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 2000. SWDC believes that women can become empowered through the support of our community, and that they can make positive changes in not only in their own lives, but also for the betterment of their communities. SWDC is working hard towards improving the condition of women and other vulnerable groups. Somali Women’s Development Centre strives to lessen the number of women subjected to violence by empowering them through access to knowledge and greater social and economic independence. It strengthens women socially by improving their standard of living and thereby fortifying the family.


SWDC is working in partnership with Saferworld a 5-year programme supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the delivery of community security programming in Somalia. The RSCS programme has three implementation sites—Mogadishu, Baidoa and Kismayo. SWDC is particularly responsible the implementation of the project activities in Mogadishu.  SWDC has been working with Community Action Forums “CAF” known as local language Madasha Waxqabadka Bulshadda.  The Community Action Forums has been reporting the impact of Fire hazard and breakouts in Wadajir District. The CAFs Shared information related to Fire hazards to Wadajir Authority and the district commissioner realized the effect of fire to human lives and their properties. The District commissioner called for consultation meetings with affected populations on fire, business people, Electricity companies, Cooking gas companies and other community leaders to discuss community concerns and risk related to fire breakouts.

Districts authorities along with the Community in the district recommended to increase community awareness for prevention of fire hazards and also develop Community Standard Operating Procedure to address their concerns and safeguard their lives and property as well.

Objective and methodology of consultancy

SWDC intends to hire an experienced consultant to prepare a Community Level Operating Procedure to prevent fire hazards and improve the electricity installation system and use of cooking machines in the Wadajir District houses.

Consultancy period

The work will be done in October 2020.


The consultancy will entail 14 days of work:  5 days of planning and preparation, 4 days for data collections, and 5 days to review the CSOP.


Mogadishu, Wadajir District


  1. Conduct desk review of relevant key documents and context
  2. Develop Key informant interview
  3. Produce Draft Report of Community Standard Operating Procedure
  4. Draft Community Standard Operating Procedure from the findings consultations (word document and Power Point presentation) to be shared with the stakeholders.
  5. Collate Participant feedback and ideas on content/what’s needed/not needed/ will work/won’t work
  6. Based on the findings of the desk review and consultation meetings develop the final CSOP.
  7. Conduct validation meeting of the final CSOP.


  • Advanced university degree (MS in electrical engineering or other relevant field).
  • At least 10 years relevant work experience, out of which at least 3-5 years practical experience on developing electrical systems
  • Proven expertise in analysis and policy and procedures development.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of electricity hazards and preventive standards
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form;
  • Fluency in written and spoken for both Somali and English


Interested candidate/s should submit:

  • Please send a fully costed application of one- to two-pages that sets out how you would approach your tasks and your relevant experience and qualifications to develop such procedures.
  • A sample document of previous work relevant to the assignment, of any?
  • An up-to date CV that sets out your professional and educational history
  • Contact details
  • An indicative budget, including details of daily rates. 

A soft copy of the application should be sent to jobs@swdcsom.org. no later than 30th September, 2020.