Invitation for Applications

Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development-Livestock
Project Strengthening Animal Production and Health Services Project
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Geotechnical Engineer – Illan Dam Design
IFA No. P101-084

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2024. SDF2 is conceived as an inclusive economic development programme. It supports the GoSL in delivering infrastructure that is relevant for inclusive economic development. It focuses on sustainable investments that spur job creation and fast growth, while at the same time laying the foundation for long-term resilience and development, leading to a more stable and peaceful Somaliland. SDF2’s support is fully aligned with government priorities as defined in the National Development Plan 2 (NDP2) 2017-2021 and reflect the priorities set out in Somaliland Vision 2030.

The SDF has allocated funds to the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD) for the implementation of the Strengthening Animal Production and Health Services Project in Togdheer and Sanaag Regions. One of the key activities under this project is the construction of Illan Dam, Sanaag region. As a part of this project, MoLFD would like to engage the services of a Geotechnical Engineer to work under the Dam Design Engineer in designing of the Illan dam in Sanaag region. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting applications from qualified Experts to apply for the position.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil Engineering.
  • Must be registered with a recognized professional body in the home country.
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English.

General professional experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in conducting geotechnical investigations for large and com- plex projects similar in scale to Ilaan dam project.
  • Experience working within East and Horn of Africa.

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum of 7 years conducting geotechnical investigations for water projects.
  • Must have carried out at least two similar (geotechnical investigations for water supply dams) assignments in the last 5 years.
  • Must be familiar with the use of computer-aided applications such as AutoCAD.

As part of the selection process, candidates will be requested to provide examples of verifiable pro- ject reports from their most recent or relevant assignments. Links to reports which are available online can be provided as a part of the application.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter and CV) to the Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat through e-mail Candidates should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 19 May 2021 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line. Full Terms of Reference can be accessed on the SDF website through the link

Any attempt by a candidate to influence the outcome of the recruitment process in any way which can be interpreted as canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification from being considered for this position.

This Consultancy is open to Somaliland and International Candidates.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.