Project Holder Hargeisa Water Agency
Project Increasing Water Production from Laasdhure Aquifer and Connecting to Existing
System at New Geed Deeble Pumping Station.
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Borehole Drilling Supervisor
Reporting to HWA Project Manager and SDF2 Secretariat Senior Water Specialist
Duration 6 months renewable contract based on performance
IFA No. P101-057
The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period September 2018- March
- 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
The SDF has allocated funds to Hargeisa Water Agency for the implementation of the Increasing
Water Production from Laasdhure Aquifer and Connecting to Existing System at New Geed
Deeble Pumping Station Project. The project contains four major components, namely: capacity
development component for HWA, community engagement, drilling of 4-6 boreholes and
connecting them to the New Geed Deeble Pumping Station (NGDPS), and conducting of three
requisite water sector studies.
The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the services of a Borehole Drilling Supervisor to work
in the Project Management Team to lead in the supervision of the drilling of 4-8 boreholes in
Laasdhure area of Hargeisa.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Qualifications and skills
- High Diploma or Equivalent in Drilling or Water Supply or related technical field (like
- Hands-on contract and day-to-day management of drilling contractors
- Demonstrated practical experience in the deep groundwater development from siting
up to drilling.
- Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English. Fluency in Somali is
- Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
General professional experience
- At least 10 years demonstrated experience in the field of drilling deep boreholes and
able to provide evidence and contact references
Specific professional experience
- Minimum of 5 years conducting borehole drilling supervision in Somaliland. The supervisor
must demonstrate that they have conducted at least three similar assignments in
the last 3 years.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their application (cover letter and CV) to the Somaliland
Development Fund Secretariat through e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should
indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must
be received by 10 July 2020 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.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.