Readvertisement – Invitation for Applications



Country             Somaliland

Project Holder  Ministry of Water Resources Development (MoWRD)

Project              Borama Water Supply Improvement Project

Fund                  Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2

IFA Title             Electromechanical Engineer Short Term Expert

IFA No.               P101-045

The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period September 2018 to

March 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 Water Resources Development for the

implementation of Borama Water Supply Improvement Project as one of the transitional

projects. The project is currently under implementation.

The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the services of a qualified Electromechanical Engineer

to support the project in review and finalisation of electromechanical designs, drawings and

BOQs and to check electromechanical equipment supplied to the client as well as monitor

installation of the electromechanical works at critical stages.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

  • A B. Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering;
  • Experience of electrical works of water supply systems;
  • Should be registered with the professional bodies in the home country;
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English; and
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

General professional experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in design of Electrical/Electromechanical works;
  • Experience working within East and Horn of Africa;
  • Proficiency in use basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, Word, Power point,

AutoCAD, and electrical modelling software.

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in design of water supply electromechanical works;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in supervision of water supply electromechanical


  • He/she should have designed at least 3 SCADA systems for a rural and or urban water

supply systems;

  • Registered with a recognised Engineering body; and
  • Proficiency in use of AutoCAD and electrical modelling software.

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.

Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.