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Dry Land Irrigation Expert – Somaliland and International Candidates

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Job Description

Invitation for Applications

Country

Somaliland

Project Holder

Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development-Livestock

Project

Strengthening Animal Production and Health Services Project

Fund

Somaliland Development Fund Phase 2

IFA Title

Dry Land Irrigation Expert

IFA No.

P101-077

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 the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MoLFD) for the implementation of the Strengthening Animal Production and Health Services Project in Togdheer and Sanaag Regions. As a part of this project, MoLFD would like to engage the services of a Dry Land Irrigation Expert to be part of a baseline study team. The SDF Secretariat is therefore inviting applications from qualified Experts to apply for the position.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualifications and skills

Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Civil or Engineering

Registered by a competent professional body in the country of origin or country of residence. Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English.

Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

General professional Experience

Minimum of 10 years working experience in a reputed organization/programme in irrigation projects.

Specific professional Experience

Minimum of 7 years in establishment and management of irrigation system in dryland areas. Have designed and set up at least one system established in the last 5 years.

Experience in use of engineering software such as AutoCAD.

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  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 10 May 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 https://www.somalilanddevelopmentfund.org/opportunities-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.

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