Name: Jamal Hassan Mussa
Contact Details: Garowe, Puntland
+252 90 770 8089
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
I am an educational specialist with 30 years of multifaceted field-level, policy-oriented and research-based
experience in a wide range of socioeconomic contexts. With an MA in Education, specialized in Curriculum
Development and Evaluation, I have worked fulltime or as an independent consultant focusing on institutional
capacity-building with Ministry of Education through different organizations such as NRC, SCI, ADRA, DIKONIA,
Mercy Corps, AET and UN agencies such as UNICEF and UNESCO. I have served as a lead consultant on several
different curriculum reviews and institutional capacity assessments as well as preparing and facilitating a range of
training workshops/programs for teachers, head teachers, supervisors, regional officers and MoE staffs. I have also
spent extensive time in academia where I served as the director of East Africa University’s Research and
Development Center for as well as its Dean of the Education Faculty. I currently am the Executive Director of
Alliance for Development Solutions (ADS)—a consulting firm based in Garowe, Puntland, which aims to support the
development and economic growth of the Somali regions through the efficient and cost-effective delivery of
development interventions and the management of technical assistance.
MA in Education (1995)
Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language,
BSc. in Auto Mechanics (1984)
Technical Teachers Education College,
Somali National University (SNU)
Executive Director (09/2014 to present)
Alliance for Development Solutions (ADS)
Garowe, Puntland, Somalia
Lead the overall strategic direction of the organization to fulfil its short as well as long-term
operational and programmatic goals.
Oversee the monitoring of local political dynamics and social trends as part of efforts to ensuring
the organization’s development strategies and planned activities are relevant and responsive to
Plan, coordinate and supervise the implementation of daily, weekly, monthly and annual activities in
partnership with a range of international actors such as IBTCI and DIAKONIA as well as major
donors such as USAID and DFID.
Prepare and enforce policies, procedures and implementation schedules for all programmatic
initiatives and activities.
Manage the organization’s fiscal operations and overall financial wellbeing including authorization
of all expenditures and accounts.
Dean Faculty of Education (03/2011 to 06/2013)
East Africa University
Coordinated the assessment and development of academic programs at all different schools and colleges
across the university.
Prepared and revised, as necessary, academic program plans for the different schools and colleges.
Promoted and served as a model for teaching professional achievement and professional service.
Oversaw all personnel matters involving academic and non-academic employees including recruiting,
appointment, re-appointment as well as terminations/dismissals.
Performed faculty evaluation, tenure, promotion and merit; and the preparation and approval of faculty
workload plans and long-range professional development plans.
Maintained good working relationships with faculty and administration in all academic and non-academic
Ensured effective communication between the various constituencies within the university, the surrounding
community and public sector entities regarding the affairs of the university.
Maintained effective communication between students, faculty and chairs of the various schools and
colleges and with other academic unit personnel.
Served as a point of contact for relevant professional associations as well as state and international
Worked with regulatory and accrediting agencies to articulate university policies and procedures to
members of the various schools and colleges.
Lead Education Sector Reform Specialist (03/2011 to 04/2012)
Ministry of Education
Puntland State of Somalia
Carried out an in-depth assessment and review of pre-service and in-service teacher training program.
Carried out an in-depth assessment and review of secondary teacher training program.
Produced incremental and harmonized pre and in-service primary teacher training curriculum.
Developed a harmonized, two-phase secondary teacher training curriculum for pre and in-service teachers.
Prepared and presentation of training contents and methodologies.
Facilitated how to develop strategies, policies and procedures.
Put in place the action plan of the needed training areas.
Developed training modules and training report.
EAU Project Coordinator for SCOTTPS Project (01/2010 to 10/2012)
Norwegian Refugee Council
Puntland and Galmudug
Lead and coordinated all project efforts to strengthening capacity for teacher training in primary
and secondary education in Puntland.
Designed and coordinated strategic and responsive activities to increase the number of qualified
primary and secondary education teachers as well as the proportion of female primary and
secondary school teachers in the trained teaching force.
Coordinate activities designed to strengthen the capacity of Teacher Training Institutes to manage,
sustain and deliver quality teacher training.
Designed and coordinated activities strategically design to strengthen the capacity of Ministries of
Education to manage and sustain quality teacher training.
Dean of Research and Development Centre (01/2010 to 06/2012)
East Africa University
promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, including collaborative and interdisciplinary research, in
areas related to the goals of the university;
building, and providing sufficient support for, a community of innovative researchers to enhance research
capacity at the university and to increase internal and external research opportunities for faculty, post-
doctoral fellows, and graduate students;
developing networks between the research centre and researchers in the field in the public and private
sectors, locally, nationally and internationally;
acting as the nexus between the university and the community with respect to research initiatives of mutual
where applicable, developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships
and collaborative research;
transferring knowledge to society through outreach (e.g. collaborative research; seminars; workshops;
lectures; websites; publications) and, where applicable through technology transfer (e.g. collaborative
research; contract work; and commercialization of intellectual property);
developing strong linkages with appropriate academic departments and units and adding value to line
Education Programme Director (04/2007 – 12/2009).
Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC),
Conduct needs assessments as well as ensuring effective planning and implementation of ABE project
activities in Puntland.
Organize for awareness creation about importance of education in particular for girls and IDP population.
Develop monitoring and evaluation tools, documentation and reporting of ABE activities.
Work as the focal person for developing the ABE curriculum including the teaching and learning materials in
collaboration with MOE in Puntland.
Supervise and guide the overall work of the education assistants and supervisors.
Assist MOE and local authorities in the design, implementation and coordination of education plans.
Promote the development of teacher education and teacher training.
Lecturer at Benadir University, Faculty of Education (09/2004 to 03/2007)
Design and Use of Visual Aids
Principles of Education
Measurement and Evaluation
Educational Research Methods
Lecturer at Mogadishu University, Faculty of Education (02/2005 to 03/2007)
Measurement and Evaluation
Lecturer at Technical Teacher’s Education College (02/1988 to 08/1989)
Workshop Processing Material
Instructor at Technical Secondary School (11/1984 to 02/1988)
Motor Vehicle Science
COMMISSIONED WORK AND CONSULTANCIES
1. Research Consultant Y@R Tracer Study (Nov/Dec 2013)
DARS, Puntland and Somaliland
2. Lead Consultant on NFE and ABE Curriculum Review (Jul/Sep 2012)
Norwegian Refugee Council, Puntland, Somalia
3. Education Consultant for Head Teachers Training (Jun/Jul 2010)
NRC, Puntland, Somalia
4. Consultant in Educational Management Training (Jun/Jul 2008)
SCF UK, Puntland, Somalia
5. Consultant in Curriculum Design & Planning (Jul/Aug 2006)
CARE—Somalia, Puntland, Somalia
Facilitated Crosscutting Issues Training for Head Teachers in Puntland (2014)
Facilitated Pastoral ABE Teachers Training in Sanag Region (2013)
Facilitated Head Teachers & Deputy Head Teachers (2012)
Training Workshop in School Improvement Planning in Bosaso (2012)
Alternative Basic Education (ABE) Teachers training on Teaching Methodology (2007)
ABE Head Teachers & Teachers Induction Training (2007)
Training on Teaching Aid Materials production and use for ABE Teachers in Bossaso, Somalia (2007)
Consultant on Translation of Scientific Terminology in Somali Curriculum into Somali Language (2007)
NRC Focal Point on ABE Curriculum Materials Development (2007)
Developing ABE Strategy & Policy in Puntland (2007)
Financial Management Training (2011)
Project Cycle Management (2008)
Protection & Gender (2008)
Institutional Capacity Assessment Tools (2007)
Somali (mother tongue)
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST