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Chief Technical Officer (CTO) – Hargeisa Somaliland

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  • Full-Time

Job Description



Sompower was incorporated in 2016 by local investors after amalgamating over 35 standalone Electricity Service Providers who were scattered all over the city where each used to power certain segment of the city. The overall objective of the amalgamation was to increase the efficiency of service delivery to customers and to direct resource allocation and deployment from one centralized point. Since the establishment, the company grew in leaps and bounds by increasing its generation energy mix (as it has now hybrid system of Thermal and Solar) capacity, building New Transmission and Distribution networks, connecting more customers (both heavy and light users) to the network. This growth resulted in the improvement of the safety and quality of power delivered to the end users, drastic reduction of the frequent power outages and enhancement of the network reliability. The company is currently able to provide round-the -clock electricity to its customers without any hitches as the single point of failure has been completely eliminated by the introduction of series of redundant systems able to back up the main feeder lines. The tremendous growth of Sompower has hugely contributed to the Socio-Economic development of the country and betterment of many lives as 24/7 economy activities is no longer a mirage but a reality in the city and its environs. Being the largest Electricity Service Provider in the country means, the company is also one of the largest employer in the country.

To build on the achievements and successes witnessed since its establishment, the company recently launched its Strategic Plan (SP) for the next five years (2021-2025) which now will determine the next phase of our growth. In line with our Strategic Plan, the company intend to recruit a result oriented, highly motivated person to fill the exciting and challenging post of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) who will be reporting to CEO of the company.


  • Lead and lay strategy on New Infrastructure Development for Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Network Management.
  • Lead the effort of increasing the Generation Capacity of the company by exploring new trends of energy sources to enable the company to diversify its Energy Mix base.
  • Modernization of the existing Transmission and Distribution networks to enhance quality of supply of power to end users.
  • Introduction of New feeder lines and Substations to increase Network Redundancy and reliability.
  • Coming up with the new master plan which will be the reference point for the growth of Power Generation and its evacuation in the next five years
  • Improvement of quality of supply and performance of the network in line with Performance indicators such as SAIFI, SAIDI, CAIDI
  • Leading the effort of curbing the network losses both Technical and Financial losses, operational cost savings and increased revenue streams.
  • Preparing the process of designing, simulating, procuring and deployment of Smart Metering system that will enhance revenue collection for the company and seal loopholes for revenue losses.
  • To come up with the process of Automating the Grid by deploying the latest Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems to allow the network to be monitored and controlled locally and remotely.
  • Ensuring design and Installation works adhere to the required standards and best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with legal and statutory requirement with regard to design and implementation.
  • Improving long term growth by increasing customer base and their satisfaction.
  • Preparing Technical  Descriptions,  specifications  and  internal  company’s  Method

Statements for Procurement of materials and execution of projects.

  • Preparing the annual Technical Budget requirement in the order of priority in line with Strategic Plan.
  • Preparing and overseeing the Maintenance plans of the network (both Preventive and corrective) to enhance Network Reliability.
  • Being the Head of the Technical Division of the company, this entails the running and managing the employee talent within the division to tap and increase individual performance.
  • Reviewing the Divisional structure by aligning with new reality dictated by the Strategic Plan.
  • Laying proper strategy to enhance the engagement of Technical Employees and their productivities.
  • Training and imparting knowledge and skills to the rest of technical personnel within the division.
  • Assisting with the procurement department on the inventory Stock Management to allow proper utilization of resources.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Electrical Engineering field from a recognized institution.
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage.
  • Professional Membership or at least a licensed Professional Engineer with Valid Practicing license.
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years relevant working experience, five (5) of which should have been at Supervisory level.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Strong communication & negotiation skills.
  • Excellent leadership and team building skills.
  • Proven Project Management skills.
  • Result Driven

Mode of Application

Interested persons should submit their applications online by sending their covering letter and well detailed CVs, including your phone contacts, e-mail address and the names, addresses and e-mail

addresses of at least three referees to our email address recruitment@sompower.com with the subject title of the position.

The closing date is 14 Jan 2022 at 6:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be   contacted



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