UNSOM - What to expect in Mog'

Discuss different duty stations including living conditions, where to find what, advantages and disadvantage here.
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UNSOM - What to expect in Mog'

Post by eoubebe » 13 Mar 2019, 21:44

Hi,

Does anyone have an idea what it's like working within the UNSOM camp, or in Mogadishu generally - safety, interaction with colleagues/sister agencies and counterparts, communication flow, cultural adjustments and learning opportunities?
Especially for IUNVs.

I would also appreciate any insight on the ROLSIG organisational culture at UNSOM - team dynamics, approach to results delivery...

Thank you.
E.

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Post by cherrygirl » 04 Apr 2019, 13:04

I actually heard good things about UNSOM camps.
They have a large pool, shops, restos, and almost everything that five start hotels can have.
I even heard they have one or two pets inside the camps.

However not sure about IUNVs.

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Re: UNSOM - What to expect in Mog'

Post by Sebastian » 17 Apr 2019, 13:51

I didn't stay very long in Somalia but from my perspective I really liked the facilities and there is decent space for running / recreational sports etc. The climate is great I think and the connection to NBO is decent, too.

Things became a bit more cumbersome after the incident in January though (I hear - treat this last bit as a rumour).
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Re: UNSOM - What to expect in Mog'

Post by eoubebe » 07 Jul 2019, 08:55

Thanks Sebastian and cherrygirl for the insight. Sadly, I didn't get a call back for the position I was interviewed for in Mog'.

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Re: UNSOM - What to expect in Mog'

Post by UnitedCandidates » 15 Jul 2019, 01:53

Hi Guys!

I am very curious as well, as i intend to work in Kismayo (South Somalia).

My concerns are all about staff security/safety, especially after the terrorist incident last friday :(
So @Sebastian @cherrygirl and others:

1. Do you know the UNOCHA compound in Kismayo? If positive, does it have the same amount of things to do as MOG?
2. The Compound is usually bomb proof? By that I mean, is it meant to be the safest place in the city?
3. How often one person in a P3 position in a place like that usually serves there and is it worth to live there 1, 2 years to enrich the UN CV and then apply to other safer offices?

Thank you all for your attention and time!

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