Legal Advisor/Consultant – Somalia, preferable Mogadishu


Position: Legal Advisor/Consultant

location: Somalia, preferable Mogadishu

Publication date: 12 Dec 2020

Application deadline: 21 Dec 2020

About Human Appeal

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide. Human Appeal has project and programmes in more than 25 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Human Appeal Somalia Field office programme operations are based in Mogadishu, Gedo region and Bai region, with programmatic focus in the sectors of; WASH, Shelter, FSL, Education/Child Sponsorship, Protection and Health.

Role Profile

Providing reliable and strategically focused HR and Employment Law advice over the phone, face to face or via email to the Charity on all matters of HR from general to complex queries.

An expert in employment labour law, with sound understanding of HR best practice and customs, and able to apply this experience within the workplace. Whether that be from an employment law or HR background, you will be passionate about saving lives and demonstrate a commitment to delivering amazing client service.

The Legal Adviser will also be responsible for

Using expert HR and employment law knowledge; to develop clear solutions for the charity for arising legal issues.

Supporting and validating the development of HR templates and processes such as employee contracts or HR policies in line with Somalia labour law and best practices.

Supporting in complex HR issues, employee relations and if required management of court cases, to ensure end to end resolution.

Advisory service or point of contact for HR queries including employee relations cases, employee legal disputes, disciplinarians, redundancy, right to work, etc.


Master’s degree in Law or relevant with prior experience of working with humanitarian organizations and NGOs or have an interest or sound understanding of this sector.

A good understanding of the HR issues faced by NGOs and the ability to identify a wide range of strategic options to support them in facing challenging situations.

Good knowledge and experience in document interpretation and translations from English to Somalia and vice versa.

Good written and spoken English

How to apply:

The position is open to only Somali nationals; therefore, interested qualified legal advisors, lawyers and experts can express their interests by submitting relevant documents and qualifications via email: on or before 21 Dec 2020.

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