Project Management and Humanitarian Services in Mogadishu, Somalia:

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Kampala International University
The study examined the contribution of project management on humanitarian services in Mogadishu, Somalia: a case study of United Nations. The objectives of the study were to; establish the influence of project planning on UN humanitarian service provision in Mogadishu. Assess the extent to which project execution contributes to the UN humanitarian service provision in Mogadishu and establish the effect of project controlling on UN humanitarian service provision in Mogadishu. The study adopted a cross sectional, descriptive survey designs and Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. The study population consisted of 210 employees of United Nations in Mogadishu, Somalia. The Krejcie and Morgan Table of (1970) were used to determine an adjusted sample size of 136 from the whole population under study. Stratified sampling techniques and purposive sampling were used to select the respondents and data was analysed using IBM, SPSS, 24 and presented using descriptive and inferential statistical results. The study findings revealed that good planning contributes to the success of humanitarian services and also planning has a relationship with success of humanitarian services, execution management function has to be strong for the success humanitarian services and that controlling function of management is necessary for success of the project at the UN humanitarian agency in Mogadishu, Somalia. The study concluded that the result of this research expresses a large group of project leaders' wishes and views regarding the managerial competencies that are important for a project to succeed at UN in Mogadishu, Somalia. The project execution contributes to the UN humanitarian service provision in Mogadishu, the United Nations has a system accountability in the field of humanitarian assistance, in particular through improved monitoring and evaluation to ensure that, among other things, clearer arrangements are made for system-wide evaluation, that the lessons learned from evaluation exercises are systematically applied at the operational level and that joint evaluation criteria are developed for humanitarian and disaster relief operations at the planning stage. The study recommended that UN humanitarian service provision in Mogadishu should further embrace the where stakeholders are particularly set on an outcome, this becomes a real issue where the main sponsors are the ones pushing in a particular direction. It also recommends that project leaders at the UN should improve verbal work authorization, written work authorization, but also focus on tasks and standards of excellence set by relevant project stakeholders.
A Dissertation Submitted to the College Of Humanities and Social Science as a Procedural Requirement for the Award of Masters Degree in Project Planning and Management of Kampala International University
Project Management, Humanitarian Services, United Nations, Mogadishu