Invitation for Applications

Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD)
Project Strengthening Artisanal Fisheries in Sanaag
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Cooperatives Development Officer
Duration 12 months
IFA No. P101-128

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 ambitions are fully aligned with the NDP2 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 Artisanal Fisheries in Sanaag Project in Sanaag Region. As a part of this project, MoLFD would like to recruit a Cooperatives Development Officer. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting qualified candidates to apply for the position.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Degree in social sciences, cooperative development, entrepreneurship, business management or other relevant fisheries related?degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in cooperative development, cooperative business operations, value chain strengthening, management and agriculture or fisheries development.
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience with developing or building capacities of organizations and individuals with low literacy levels.
  • Knowledgeable of organizing communities and strengthening organizations (from governance to operations).
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience working in artisanal fisheries value chains targeted at coastal fishing communities.
  • Experience with conducting at least 1 assessment or improvement plan with coastal fisheries communities in the last 3 years.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written of both English and Somali.

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  01 May 2022 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 position is open to Somaliland Nationals only.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.