Invitation for Bids (IFB)

Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Transport and Roads Development
Project Burao-Berbera Road Rehabilitation Project
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFB Title Road Maintenance Equipment
IFB No. ICB No. P101-097

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 Ministry of Transport Development (MoTRD) for implementation of the Burao-Berbera Road Rehabilitation Project. As a part of this project, MoTRD would like to spend some of these funds for engaging the services of a Short-Term Senior Transport Expert to develop a National Guideline for Driver Training, Licensing, and Certification. The SDF Secretariat is inviting applications from qualified Experts.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The Senior Transport Expert will deliver the assignment supported by a National Counterpart seconded by the MoTRD. The Senior Transport Expert is expected to have the following skills, experience, and qualifications.

Qualifications and skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant degree
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree specialised road transport service policy
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English

General professional experience

  • Minimum 10 years working as Road Transport Safety Expert specifically in the development of guidelines, policies, standards, and strategies

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience of developing driver guidelines, training manuals, certifica- tion, and standard setting in similar settings
  • Conducted at least two (2) similar assignment for the last 5 years in a similar context.
  • Proven experience in facilitating at least 2 national policy/guideline workshops in the last 5 years

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 07 September 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 open.

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.