Invitation for Applications
Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministries and Agencies
Project (s) Various
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Project Administrator(s)
Duration 12 months renewable contract based on performance
IFA No. P101-047
The Somaliland Development Fund – Phase 2 (SDF2) covers the period 2018-2023. 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 intends to allocate funds to various Ministries and Agencies, as Project Holder(s), for the
implementation of multiple projects. The projects are expected to commence in February 2020 for
a duration of 2 to 4 years depending on the project. The SDF Secretariat is therefore seeking the
services of Project Administrator(s) for these projects. The position will be based at the respective
Ministry or Agency Project Management Team offices in Hargeisa. Please note that the awarding
of the contract is subject to the condition of final approval of the project by the SDF Joint Steering
Committee. If the precedent condition is not met, the SDF Secretariat will either abandon the
procurement or cancel the award procedure without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to
claim any compensation.
The Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat in behalf of the Project Holder(s) now invites
applications from qualified professionals for the above position(s).
Required Qualifications/Skills
• At least a Bachelor’s degree in either Finance Management, Commerce, Procurement,
Business Administration;
• Minimum 5 years demonstrated administration functions experience with the UN,
International NGOs, and Development Projects;
• Proven experience in general administration, finance, procurement, security, and transport;
• Energetic and able to work independently with high sense of responsibility;
• Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English;
• Proven interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
• Understanding of how government systems in Somaliland work.
How to apply
Interested candidates should send their applications (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 22 January 2020 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Applicants should clearly indicate
the position they are applying for in the email subject line. Detailed job description can be accessed
from SDF Website through the link
under the reference of P101-047.
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
the this position.
This role is open to Somaliland Nationals Only.
Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


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