Hargeysa Cultural Center Goes Virtual Continuing service to community using online platforms

 

Contact: Hargeysa Cultural Centrer
Phone: +252 63 3628220 | Email: info@redsea-online.org

                                                                HARGEYSA CULTURAL CENTRE GOES VIRTUAL

                                                           Continuing service to community using online platforms

 Hargeysa, Somaliland. 2nd June, 2020 – World is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic which has costed unprecedented number of human lives all over the world. In preventing the spread of the virus, Somaliland has declared state of health emergency. The declaration included closing of institutions and schools to adhere to the prevention principles set by World Health Organization (WHO), specifically the Social Distancing and staying at home. Following the declaration by the Government of Somaliland, Hargeysa Cultural Centre closed the Centre and has been working from home including works on awareness creation campaign by developing video clips in collaboration with concerned institutions and donating health kits and awareness flyers to the needy communities.

While working from home, the Centre has been exploring options to continue its service to the community using alternative platforms and it has successfully set an online platform that assist the continuation of its events without any compromise or risk for community and its employees health safety. It has already done the test events, the one on the 18th May with more than 16K views assured the effectiveness of the platform and now the centre is expanding its service online starting from June 2020 Some of the upcoming events, I particular the Academic Dialogue in Hargeysa series, will mainly focus on the pandemic and its consequences, to assist the community be informed and able to fight the virus. (See for further details the HCC FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/XaruntaDhaqankaHargeysa/)

Accordingly, HCC would like to inform all community members to follow the activities online and engage in constructive conversation until time allows resuming our normal activities. HCC management would also like to stress that it is highly committed in informing the community in staying safe and healthy including its employees, and therefore want to clarify that all the events are Virtual with no public gathering or attendants coming to the centre.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa at +252 63 3628220, or email info@redsea-online.org

XARUNTA DHAQANKA EE HARGEYSA OO QABANQAABINAYSA BARNAAMIJYO TOOS AH

                                    Faafin hadda ah

                                                                                                                                                           La xidhiidh: Hargeysa Cultural Centrer
Telefoon: +252 63 3628220 | E-mail: info@redsea-online.org

 

                           XARUNTA DHAQANKA EE HARGEYSA OO QABANQAABINAYSA BARNAAMIJYO TOOS AH

                                               U adeegidda bulshada iyadoo khadka toos ah la adeegsanayo

 Hargeysa, Somaliland, Juun 02/ 06/ 2020 – Dunidu maanta waxay la tacaalaysaa xanuunka COVID-19 kaas oo galaaftay tiro badan oo nolosha baniaadamka ah dunida oo dhan. Iyadoo ka hortagaysa faafitaanka xanuunkan ayey Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland ku dhawaaqday xaalad caafimaad oo degdeg ah. Dhawaaqaas waxaa ka mid ahaa xidhitaanka goobaha waxbarasho iyo dusgiyada si loogu hoggaansamo tallaabooyinka ka hortagga ah ee ay dejiyeen Hay’adda Caafimaadka Adduunka (WHO) gaar ahaan kala-fogaanshaha bulsheed iyo in guriga la laasimo. Iyadoo raacaysa baaqii Xukuumadda Somaliland, Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa waxa ay xidhay xaruntii islamarkaana bilowday in shaqooyinka lagu fuliyo guriga iyadoo kana qayb qaadatay olole wacyigelin ah oo ay ka mid yihiin samaynta muuqaallo tusaalaynaya bulshada reer Somaliland habka ay ugu hortagi karaan faafinta xanuunkan COVID-19 iyadoo markaa la kaashanaysa hay’addaha ku shaqada leh.  Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa waxa kale oo ay ugu deeqday deegaanka Laasgeel agab lagaga hortagayo faafidda xanuunka isla markaana u qaybisay shaqaalaha goobta qaadiimiga ah ee Laasgeel iyo dadka deegaankaa qoraallo sawirro u badan oo wacyigalinta ka hortagga xanuunka ah.

Muddadii ay shaqaalaha Xaruntu shaqooyinka ka wadeen guryaha, waxaa loo kuurgalay siyaabaha kala duwan ee Xaruntu u sii joogtayn karto adeegyada ay bixin jirtay ee bulsho iyadoo la adeegsanayo madalo ka duwan kuwii hore waxaanay ku guulaysatay inay hirgeliso madal khadle ah taaso suuragalisay in lasii joogteeyo barnaamijyadeedii iyadoon Xarunta la iskugu iman sidii caadada ahayd. Madalaha cusub ee khadka internet-ka la isticmaalayo Xaruntu waxa ay ka fulisey barnaamijyo tijaabo ah, tusaale ahaan barnaamijki 18ka Meey taasoo ay daawadeen dad ka badan 44Kun hubisayna wax ku-oolnimada isticmaalka madashan. Xaruntu waxa ay toos u bilaabi doonta oo toddobaadkii 2 goor isticmaali doonta adeega Zoom-ka oo ku xidhiidhsan aaladda internet-ka laga bilaabo bishan Juun 3deeda. Barnaamijyada innagu soo socda waxa ka mid ah kuwo diiradda saari doona xanuunkan sadhada ah iyo cawaaqibkiisa, sidii loo caawin lahaa bulshada inay helaan xog ku saabsan si ay ula dagaallamaan fayraskan.

Sidaa awgeed, Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa waxay ogaysiineysaa dhammaan qaybaha bulshada in kala socdaan barnaamijyada Xarunta khadka internetka ilaa duruuftu saamaxayso in shaqooyinkii Xaruntu sidoodii kusoo noqdaan.

Xog dheeraad oo arrinkan ku saabsan haddaad doonayso, fadlan ka la xidhiidh Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa halkan +252 63 3628220 ama ka la xidhiidh info@redsea-online.org, ama se https://www.facebook.com/XaruntaDhaqankaHargeysa.

Xasan Guure Jaamac, aragti iyo mowqif ba nin tiisa suntaday buu ahaa

Ibraahim Xaaji Muuse Wacays oo ka mid ah saaxiibbada aanu isku jaal ku ahayn halgankii SNM iyo ka hor ba, ayaa,  16kii Meey sannadkan 2020ka, goor habeennimo ah oo ay saacaddu ahayd labadii iyo toddoba iyo afartan daqiiqo, telefoonka i gu la soo hadlay.  Geeridii Xasan Guure Jaamac buu ii sheegay. Waxa uu yidhi gurigiisa ayay geeridu ugu timid oo haddaas laga soo hadlay.  Waxa uu ku daray in uu Xasan u dhintay xanuunka Koroonaha(Covid-19).  Xaalad bay ahayd aannaan intaas wax ka badan isa sii odhan karin.  Naxdin baan kacaa-fadhiistay.  Haddana runta ayaan nafta u sheegay.  Waa tii Alle oo waa lama-seegaan; hase ahaatee, magaalada Hargeysa, in Xasan Guure iyo kuwo la mid ahi ba, guryaha ku dhimanayaan, waxa ay tilmaamaysaa xaaladda dalku ku sugan yahay.  Xasan Guure Jaamac ka allaysay adduunkan, Alle ha u dembi dhaafo oo qabriga nuur iyo neecow janno ha uga yeelo; waxaa se uu ka tegay xusuus iyo raad wax laga kororsan karo.

Isbarashadayadu, aniga iyo Xasan Guure, waxa ay ka soo bilaabantay xagaagii 1969kii.  Aniga oo Qaahira ka imid oo fasaxii Jaamacadda ku imid, baannu ku kulanay guri uu adeerkay Maxamuud Xaaji Axmed Guuleed(Alle ha u naxariisto), ka degganaa magaalada Hargeysa.  Adeerkay Maxamuud, waxa uu ahaa nin uu Xasan Guure, si macallinnimo iyo si saaxiibnimo ah labada ba u gu xidhnaa oo uu aad u qaddarin jiray; geeridiisii debadeed na uu in badan  hadal hayn jiray.  Waxa aannu waagaas ahayn dhallinyaro isku ayni ah oo isafgarashadoodu dhowdahay; sidaas darteed jaal baannu noqonnay.  Intaas ka dib se, waannu kala baadnay.  Kudhawaad saddex bilood ka dib, waxa aan ku noqday Qaahira.  Sannadkii 1984kii, buu iigu yimid magaalada Addis Ababa, halkaas oo aan ka ahaa xilhayaha Xafiiska ururka Dhaqdhaqaaqa Waddaniga Soomaaliyeed (SNM).  Maalintaas iyo ka dib baannu, Alle ha u naxariisto ee Xasan Guure, jabad, jid iyo jidiin ba wadaagnay; qof ahaantiisa na kolkan baan sii bartay.

Ururka Dhaqdhaqaaqa Waddaniga Soomaaliyeed (SNM), sida halgankiisu u hawlo badnaa ayaa gudahiisu ahaa.  Goldoloolooyinkiisu ma yarayn.  Qoraal ahaan, waa uu lahaa barnaamij  ujeeddooyin qeexan leh; hayeeshee, heerka hoggaanka guud iyo inta hoos timaadda, cidina ku ma hakan jirin oo hoos loo ma deyi jirin.  Sidaas darteed ururku ma yeelan dhaqdhaqaaq halgan siyaasadeed oo nool.  Falka halganku waxa uu ku ururay dagaalka hubaysan oo keli ah.  Ururku xeer qoran waa uu lahaa; marka se laga yimaaddo shirweyneyaasha iyo shirarka kale, dib loo ma eegi jirin waxa ku qoran.  Dhismaha ururku qabiil iyo jibsnio qabiil buu ahaa; waxaa na lagu soo galayey dhalasho (dadka kale looma diidayn ee sawirka ayaa ciddii kale ba dib u joojinayay).  Tiro aad u yar baa arrintan iyo dhibaatada ay halganka ku keeni karto arkaysay; Xasan Guure kuwaas tirada yar hormood buu ka ahaa.  Ficilka siyaasadeed Siyaad Barre ayaa lahaa.  Cunsuriyad qabyaaladeed oo qayaxan buu dadka ku dibindaabayayn jiray.  Xabbis iyo xasuuq iyo falxumo kasta, magac dartii bay ciidammada iyo hay’daha dawladdiisu kula kici jireen dadka.  Ciidammadiisa iyo madaxda maamulka uu adeejinayo na qabiil soocan buu ka dhigi jiray. Ujeeddo siyaasadeed bay ka ahayd oo waa in halganka ururka SNM qalloocdo oo uu colaad qabaa’il ku isu rogo;  sidaas darteedna uu dulucdiisa waddaniga ah seego.  Dabcan falcelinta degdegga ee badanka xubnaha SNM iyo dadkeeda taageersani tollaaydii qabiil bay noqotay.  Xaqiiqdan waa loo wada jeeday, hayeeshee, dad tiro yar baa isweydiinayey waxa ka dhalan kara.  Xasan Guure Jaamac (Alle ha u naxariisto), waxa uu ka mid ahaa oo uu u ku hadal caddaa kuwii ka digayey tubta uu Siyaad Barre la rabo SNM iyo halgankeeda.

Xaaladda burburka dhaqan-bulsheed iyo qalalaasaha jira dartood dadka Soomaalidu guud ahaa, maanta waa saddex.  Tirada ugu badani waa gurdanraac.  Sida ugaadha iyo xoolaha, hadba dhinaca loo didiyo, ayey u didaan; ama haddii kale, geesta loo ga qaysho ee loo qamaamiyo ayey u jeestaan.  Wax ba ma sii faaqidaan; isma na weydiiyaan wax la sheegay iyo wax ka run ah ama ka been ah.  Kuwo kale waa hiinraac oo waxii ay hebello ka maqlaan baa ku filan.  Waxaa ayagu na jira kooxo hunguri raaca ah oo maal iyo mansab tu walba u mara.  Sabaankan maanta ah tiro aad u yar baa jirta oo mabd’a iyo mowqif sugan ku adkaystay.  Kuwaas na Xasan Guure Jaamac, waxa aan ka marag ahay, in uu hormoodahooda ka mid ahaa.  Soomaalida wuu ku yar yahay qof ta Alle dabadeed, garashada caqligiisa iyo sariigashada qalbigiisa ku go’aan qaataa oo ku dhiirran in uu si cad u cabbiro.  Intii astaantaas leh, aniga agtayda, Xasan Guur kow buu ka ahaa.

Xasan Guure wax uu dad ba kaga duwaanaa, asaga oo aan qofka uu la hadlayo nabarraynin, dhaleeco na dusha ka saarin, ayuu aragtidiisa u dhiibi jiray.  Erey cad oo aan gardarro iyo munaafaqo labada mid na lahayn buu yaqaannay; waa na laba sifo oo dadka maanta siyaasadda ku jira ku  yar.  Xasan Guure waxa kale uu lahaa fool xaalad kasta farxadi ka muuqato iyo weji qosolku saaran yahay. Ma aha wax yar. Bal waqtiyada adag ee werwerku badan yahay, yididdiiladu na kugu yaraato, muunsada wejiga waayeelku dhiirri bay ku gelisaa oo guul bay horseeddaa.  Xasan Guure waxa uu lahaa samo-filasho aanan qof kale ku arag.  Xasan Guure Jaamac, asaga oo kale waayadan, waa macdan aad u dhif.

Haddii uu tii Alle uga hoyday, kaalintiisii, dib wax ay ka noqoto ba, maanta waa bannaan tahay. Alle ha u naxariisto Xasan Guure Jaamac.

Rashiid Sheekh Cabdillaahi (Gadhweyne)

W.Q. Rashiid Sheekh Cabdillaahi

DHAXALREEB MAGAZINE

Dhaxalreeb – Muraayadda Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa, 2009-2020

Dhaxalreeb waa xogxejiye sannadkiiba dhowr goor uga soo baxa Hargeysa qaabab kala duwan (ku daabacan waraaq, ku qaybsan mareegaha PDF, ku codaysan cajalado). Tan iyo markii uu bilaabmay oo ahayd sannadkii 2009-kii, waxa uu ahaa muraayadda Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa ee laga dheehan karo hawlaha dhaqan, shaxan, waxbarasho, fan, faaqidaad, xusuusxejin, dood-wadaag iyo kaydba leh ee ka socda Xarunta. Waana hage aqooneed oo ay ku soo baxaan qoraallo cilmibaadhiseed oo aan kalgal sugan lahayni.

Akhris wanaagsan

 

 

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Wasaaradda Ganacsiga, Warshadaha iyo Dalxiiska iyo Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa waxa ay maanta si wadajir ah uga fuliyeen wacyigelin ku saabsan ka-hortagga Cudurka COVID-19 ee uu keeno Fayraska Karoona Goob-dalxiiseedka Laasgeel iyo tuulada Dhubbato

Wasaaradda Ganacsiga, Warshadaha iyo Dalxiiska iyo Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa waxa ay maanta si wadajir ah uga fuliyeen wacyigelin ku saabsan ka-hortagga Cudurka COVID-19 ee uu keeno Fayraska Karoona Goob-dalxiiseedka Laasgeel iyo tuulada Dhubbato, iyadoo farriinta la gaadhsiinayay dhammaan degmada Laasgeel.

Wacyigelintan oo Wasaaradda iyo Xaruntu ugu talogaleen dhammaan goobaha dalxiis ee Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, maantana ka bilaabantay Laasgeel, waxa ay masuuliyiinta Wasaaradda iyo Xaruntu kula dardaarmeen shaqaalaha goobta iyo goobaha ganacsi ee tuuladaba feejignaan dheeraad ah, waayo waa goob la soo booqan doono markasta.

Xoghayaha Degmada Laasgeel, Mustafe Suudi Axmed oo ay weheliyaan hawlwadeennada caafimaadka ee degmada, Agaasimaha Waaxda Aataarta ee Wasaaradda Ganacsiga, Warshadaha iyo Dalxiiska, Ayaanle Cabdiraxmaan, Agaasimaha Xarunta Dhaqanka Iid Xasan, iyo hawlwadeennada Xarunta Jacfar Maxamuud Gaaddawayne iyo Sheekh Maxamuud Sheekh Dalmar ayaa kala hadlay bulshada Laasgeel farriimaha kala duwan ee wacyigelintu xambaarsanayd.

Ugu danbayn waxa wacyigeliyeyaashu ku wareejiyeen agab faraxal, nadiifin jidh, masarro afxidh iyo faragalisyo kala duwan oo u gaar ah shaqaalaha goobta dalxiis ee Laasgeel.

Wasaaradda iyo Xaruntu waxa ay ka sii wadi doonaan wacyigelin la mid ah tan goobaha dalxiis ee kale ee waddanka.

Hargeysa Cultural Centre donates books to Gaashaamo Library

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  REF:RCF-HCC-C0JB019        25/04/2020

Press Release: Hargeysa Cultural Centre  (HCC) donated 42 books and 10 magazines to the Gaashaamo library, to be estblished in the Somali Regional State of Ethiopia.

Today, the Hargeysa Cultural Centre proejct manager received Saahid Dannood, a young man who campaigns for the estbalishemnt of the Gaashaamo Library. Saahid informed the project manager and the HCC librarian officer about the stages that he went through while campaigning for the establishment of the Gaashaamo library.

 

The library in Gaashaamo is a testament to the contribution of youth to soity for the common good. Accordinly,the team behind the library told us that the library building is an old youth centre and is been made availabe by the local council. The building is refurbished  and fournished and he is now collecting books to fill its shelves. Saahid said: “Since I started collecting books for the library, the books that HCC donated us today is the best in terms of their conditions as well as their contents”.

 

The project manager reassured Saahid Dannood that the HCC will provide any support possible, inclduing training the library staffs, connecting with the local reading clubs and inviting to book fairs. He also asked the HCC Librarian Officer to provide a brief intro in library management, including registring, ordering and shelving books.

 

It is the objective of the HCC to promote and encourage the establishment of libraries so that the oral history can be documented and a culture of reading and writing can take roots in Somaliland and the wider region.

 

 

 

Hargeysa Cultural Centre

The HCC library will unfortunately be closed for the coming four weeks starting from 18th March 2020

Dear HHC library member,
In line with the precaution measures that the Somaliland government has taken to prevent Corona virus, the HCC library will unfortunately be closed for the coming four weeks starting from  18th March 2020″

HCC will be announcing if there is any change within the stated time frame. Keep yourself and your families healthy by following the health tips to prevent the risk to Corona virus
what do you think of this for the library email

waxa aannu ogaysiinnaa bulshada ku xidhan Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa

Annaga oo raacayna go’aammadii dawladda Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland soo saartay ee ku saabsanaa ka hortagga caabuqa Corona (#COVID-19), waxa aannu ogaysiinnaa bulshada ku xidhan Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa in muddo 4 toddobaad ah, oo ka bilaabmaysa maanta, oo ay taariikhdu tahay 18ka Maarj 2020, si ku meelgaadh ah loo xidhi doono maktabada Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa. Haddaba, dhammaan akhristayaasha ku xidhan maktabadda waxa la ogaysiinayaa inay sidaa ula socdaan ilaa aannu go’aammo kale ka helayno hay’adaha caafimaad ee ku shaqada leh ee qaranka.

Waxa aannu idinku martiqaadaynaa in aad nagala socotaan degelkayaga Internet-ka (www. hargeysaculturalcenter.org) iyo baraha bulshada ee Facebook iyo Twitter.

Sidoo kale, waxa aannu idin kula talinaynaa in ayadaan tegin meelaha laysugu yimaaddo, aadna raacdaan talaabooyinka caafimaad ee ka hortagga u ah fayraskan baahay, oo uu horreeyo faraxalku.

Job Vanaceis at Hargeysa Cultural Center in to Poisson and internship Admin and Finance and Library Assistant

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

ADMIN AND FINANCE MANAGER

Title: Admin and Finance Assistant                          Ref: RCF-HCC-COJB005-20   

Reporting to: Director                                                 Job type:      Full time          Duty Station: Hargeysa                                                Duration:    One year

Organizational Background

Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF) is an art organization based in Somaliland that has the aim of promoting reading and creative writing in Somaliland with a particular focus on youth. For the last thirteen years, RCF has been organizing an annual book fair, the Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF), in Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland. The HIBF has grown into the largest literary festival in East Africa, attracting up to 10,000 participants each year and writers from across Africa, as well as Europe and the USA. In 2014 RCF opened a permanent cultural center in Hargeysa, extending the activities of the book fair throughout the year. RCF is recruiting a very motivated and talented candidate, and hereby announcing a new position for Admin & Finance Intern.

Position details: responsibilities

1. Administration

  • He/she is responsible for supervising the smooth running of all administrative matters of Redsea Cultural Foundation in collaboration with Admin and Finance Officer, in particularly to:
  • Prepare hotel booking and reservation
  • Assists the Artistic Director to organize workshops, trainings and festivals
  • Assists the Librarians in books acquisition and reading space maintenance
  • Coordinate meeting/forums and ensure minutes are prepared and circulated on time
  • Responsible for organizational assets, verify on regular basis and ensure its maintenance.
  • Prepare all Office correspondence
  • Ensure that organizational registration certificate is renewed on yearly basis
  • Ensure that the filing systems for all office documents are updated at all the times.

2. Human Resource Management

  • File and update all Human Resource related documents.
  • Prepare job descriptions for supporting staff (librarians, admin officer, security, watchman, driver and cleaner)
  • Coordinate, monitor and guide the Admin and Finance Officer and subordinates staff
  • Monitor reporting time of the job and monitor  attendance sheet
  • Prepare leave report on monthly basis
  • Assist the Director in the recruitment process

3. Logistic Management

  • He/she is responsible for supervising the smooth running of all logistical matters of Redsea Cultural Foundation with Admin and Finance Officer, in particularly to:
  • Ensure all procurements are managed smoothly and on time according to RCF procurement procedures
  • Responsible for effective and efficient transport management
  • Handle flight arrangements both locally and Internationally
  • Process visa for visitors and staff one week before their arrival
  • Manage overall logistical needs of Hargeysa Inernational Book Fair and other major events.

4. Finance

  • Prepares payments, purchase authorizations, governmental tax and other financial transactions to ensure compliance with staff rules, funder requirements, organizational financial rules and guidlines and national governmental rules and procedures.
  • In close collaboration with Admin and Finance Officer, maintains updated Cash-book and verifies the proper archiving system of any supporting documentation for each transaction.
  • Verifies and approves with the proper supporting documentation of all book keeping matters submitted by the Admin and Finance Officer.
  • Makes sure data inserted in Quick Book system within the working date received and maintains updated the Financial System of the organization.
  • Ensures daily Backup system with external Hard Disks of any Financial Data.
  • Manages and constantly reviews banking arrangements to ensure timely transfer of funds and minimize exchange loses and bank charges
  • Advises the Director on all budgetary and financial matters in particularly financial planning, fund line allocations and new proposals preparation.
  • In close coordination with Director, coordinate replies to finance related audit comments.
  • In close collaboration with Admin and Finance Officer, carries out a bank reconciliation every month and seeks the approval of the Director within the last date of each month.
  • Verifies the budget constantly and prepares monthly forecasting statement with in the last 3 working days of the previous month.
  • Prepares end of month accounts and seeks the approval of the Director within the 3rd day of the next month
  • Prepares quarterly organization financial report
  • Prepares yearly financial report

Position details: Education, Skills and Experience

  • University Degree in Business Administration, Finance or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years working experience with an International or similar Organization in relevant field.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, negotiation skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent in writing and speaking in Somali and English
  • Good knowledge in Computer and the use MS Office knowledge are must. Use of Quick Book software is very important add on
  • Ability to work under highly stressful conditions
  • Appreciation of art and culture in general is an important add on
  • Knowledge of EU funded projects in financial procedures is an important add on

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who met the above criteria should send updated applications letter (motivate your interest to get this position and submit both in Somali and English), CV and at least two professional references with contacts to recruitment@redsea-online.org not later than 12:00AM of Friday 14th December 2018 or hand deliver to Hargeysa Cultural Centre, No 2, 26 June Street, Sha’ab Area, Hargeysa not later than 06:00 pm XXXXX. If you do send it by email, and you do not receive a notification email, please call 063 3628220 or 065 9853666 for confirmation before the deadline. Please indicate “Admin and Finance’’ in the subject of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. An identification ID will be needed for examinations. The successful applicant starts to work from the XXXXXX.

REDSEA CULTURAL FOUNDATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job position: ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN                   

Title: Assistant Librarian                                                   Ref: RCF-HCC-COJB004-20

Reporting to: Head of the Department of Archive           Job Type: Part-time

Duty Station: Hargeysa                                                     Duration: 6 months (renewable)

 

Organizational Background

Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF) is an art organization based in Somaliland that has the aim of promoting reading and creative writing in Somaliland with a particular focus on youth. For the last thirteen years, RCF has been organizing an annual book fair, the Hargeysa International Book Fair (HIBF), in Hargeysa, the capital of Somaliland. The HIBF has grown into the largest literary festival in East Africa, attracting up to 10,000 participants each year and writers from across Africa, as well as Europe and the USA. In 2014 RCF opened a permanent cultural center in Hargeysa, extending the activities of the book fair throughout the year. RCF is currently recruiting a very motivated and talented candidate to deliver library service at the Hargeysa Cultural Center.

Position details: responsibilities

  1. Library Management

 Librarianship and Information Management fundamentals and concepts.

  • Practical’s – shelving, library classification systems, reference queries
  • Practical on automated system (KOHA system is preferred but not necessary requirement)
  1. Library Knowledge
  • Processing of information resources
  • Accessing of library resources
  • Cataloguing – standards and different types
  1. Library Automation
  • Indexing and citation
  • Collections’ development policy
  • Digital depositories
  • E-information sources
  • Open access resources

Candidates with IT background are desired.

What we’re looking for

  • Strong and effective communicator, both written and verbal, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as maintain a positive working relationship with other staff.
  • Flexible, gentle and willing to learn and improve.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who met the above criteria should sent updated applications letter (motivate your interest to get this position and submit in Somali or English or Both), CV and at least two professional references with contacts to recruitment@redsea-online.org not later than 12:00AM of Friday 14th February 2020 or personally deliver to Hargeysa Cultural Centre by 06.00PM, Thursday the 13th February. If you do not receive an automated reply when you submit your application by email, please call 063 3628220 or 065 9853666 for confirmation before the deadline. Please indicate “Assistant Librarian’’ in the subject of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. An identification ID will be needed for examinations. The successful applicant starts to work from the 1st of March, 2020.

 

 

Oral history Day 1

It is another meaningful day at our compound where we are having the “Oral history techniques course” which will build the capacity of researchers who are soon going to engaged in the actual research.

Explaining the basic objective, the course stated that women who used to work on traditional artifacts are off from the visible space & their stories are also missing even might get lost unless we engage on it with appropriate techniques now.

The technique then is believed to “humanize” the research participants as they should be than using other methods which might make them numbers and miss the deep stories only can come through the oral narration centers them as pillar.

The training is also hoped to go beyond this project and became a means of preserving the historically significant aspects of the nation owing it to the fact that most of the knowladge production is set in the orality of the community.

About

The Hargeysa Cultural Center was opened in August 2014 in Hargeysa, Somaliland. The Center was established by Redsea Cultural Foundation (RCF). Since its establishment, the Hargeysa Cultural Center has become an important feature in Hargeysa’s cultural landscape. The success of the center owes much to the respect that RCF has gained from its work on running the annual Hargeysa International Book Fair, which, now in its eighth year, has become one of the most admired cultural events in the region.

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26 June Street No. 2, Sha'ab area, Hargeysa, Somaliland

252(0)63-3628220

Xarunta Dhaqanka ee Hargeysa