Invitation for Applications


Country                 Somaliland

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

  1. 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 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.