11 Jul 2019

Resident Engineer – Borama Water Supply Systems

Job Description


Invitation for Applications
Country Somaliland
Project Holder Ministry of Water Development
Project Water Resource Development – Construction of Borama Water System
Fund Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2
IFA Title Resident Engineer – Borama Water Supply Systems
Location Borama with travel to Hargeisa for Project Meetings
IFA No. Vacancy Announcement – P101-039

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.

As part of SDF2 projects, the Ministry of Water Development has been allocated funds for Borama Water Supply System Construction. The project intends to use a part of the funding to engage the services of a Resident Engineer for a period of 12 months.

The SDF Secretariat, on behalf of MoWD, now invites applications from qualified professionals for this position.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

A Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering or Water Engineering; Experience of working on donor funded projects;

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 12 years of experience in implementation/supervision of urban or large rural water supply systems;

Registered with a recognised Engineering body;

Experience with water supply projects within East and Horn of Africa;

Proficiency in use basic computer software such as MS Access, Excel, Word, Power point, AutoCAD, and water modelling software such as EPANET.

Specific professional experience

A minimum of 5 years of experience as Resident Engineer in large urban water supply projects of similar size and complexity;

A minimum of 2 projects (>1mln value) completed as a Resident Engineer;

At least 5 years demonstrable experience in contract management and dealing with contractors/IPs.

At least five demonstrable experience in contract management and dealing with contractors/IPs.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their applications (cover letter and CV) to the Somaliland Development Fund Secretariat through e-mail jobs@sdf-secretariat.org. Candidates should indicate in their cover letter how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert. All applications must be received by 24 July 2019 at 1600hrs East African Standard Time. Full Terms of Reference can be downloaded from the following link https://www.somalilanddevelopmentfund.org/opportunities-open under reference number P101-039. Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line.

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.

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